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From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace in Swidnica

1. From Wroclaw: Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace in Swidnica

Enjoy a half-day tour to one of the most beautiful places in Lower Silesia. First, explore Ksiaz Castle. This is the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. For more than 400 years it belonged to one family, the Hochbergs, one of the richest and most famous families in Europe.  After you have explored the castle and grounds, your driver will take you back to Church of Peace in Swidnica, a journey that takes around 20 minutes. Thousands of tourists have visited the church, which is unlike anything you've seen before. With a unique history and aesthetic, it's a must-see for everybody who visits Wroclaw! After your day of exploring, enjoy the convenience of a private transfer in a comfortable, modern vehicle. 

From Wroclaw: Pearls of Lower Silesia Full-Day Private Tour

2. From Wroclaw: Pearls of Lower Silesia Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the most famous spots of the Lower Silesia region on this 1-day guided tour from Wroclaw. Start the trip from your hotel in Wroclaw and head toward the Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica. The churches are the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe and are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These unique, richly decorated churches were erected by the Silesian protestants in the 17th century after the Thirty Years War. Afterwards, drive to the magnificent Ksiaz Castle, the third largest castle in Poland that dates all the way back to the 13th century. During your visit, you will admire antique interiors, towers, and French-style terraces. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a pleasant stroll in the gardens surrounding the castle. After exploring the Ksiaz Castle, enjoy a transfer back to your hotel.

From Wroclaw: Peace Churches in Swidnica and Jawor

3. From Wroclaw: Peace Churches in Swidnica and Jawor

You will be collected from the lobby of your hotel in Wroclaw. Your personal driver will be waiting to meet you before you set off to see the beautiful Church of Peace in Świdnica, the largest timber-framed building in Europe. A peaceful drive just over an hour long, enjoy the picturesque drive to Świdnica.  After you've explored the Church of Peace and adjoining grounds, your driver will take you to the second Church of Peace, which is located 40 km to the north in the town Jawor. It is a very unique Church. After visiting Jawor Church, your driver will take you back to your accommodation. Enjoy the convenience of a private transfer in a comfortable, modern vehicle after a day of exploring.

Wroclaw To Church of Peace and Project Riese Tour

4. Wroclaw To Church of Peace and Project Riese Tour

Your driver will meet you at the hotel and first take you to Project Riese which is a 1.5-hour drive from Wroclaw. Once you arrive at the Project Riese site, you can head off to explore this fascinating place. Project Riese was the codename for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Książ Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site.  You can stay here for lunch or drive to the next place the Church of Peace which is still an active protestant parish. It is the largest timber-framed building in Europe that attracts thousands of tourists. Those who visited the church say that they have never seen anything like that before. The church has a unique history which makes it a must see place to everybody who comes to Wroclaw!

From Wroclaw: Polish Pottery and Jawor Church of Peace Tour

5. From Wroclaw: Polish Pottery and Jawor Church of Peace Tour

The first recorded history about pottery activities in the Bolesławiec region date back to the end of the 14th century. Since then, the region became know as a very important area of pottery production. Visit one of the best local manufacturers observing the skilled workers at the different stages of production. Especially spectacular is the decoration, all of which is done by hand with special stamps with the emblematic pattern called peacock's eye. Afterwards, there is some time for shopping before heading to the next stop, a local restaurant for lunch. On the way back you will have a chance to see one of the biggest wooden churches in Europe. The outstanding Church of Peace in Jawor was built during the socio-political context of the 17th century during the religious wars and persecution of the Protestants. It was constructed under very strict regulations and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wrocław: Full-Day UNESCO Church of Peace Tour

6. Wrocław: Full-Day UNESCO Church of Peace Tour

Meet your guide in Wrocław and being your full-day tour. Drive along a scenic route from Wrocław to the city of Sobotka, one of the more unique and mysterious places in Poland. The city is located at the foot of Mount Sleza, a ridge emerges from the monotonous Silesian lowlands to a height of 718 meters, dominating the landscape of the province. Explore the market square, then listen to the fascinating history of the different tribes that have lived in the area since the Bronze Age. Admire ancient stone sculptures that were religious symbols. Make a brief stop at the archeological site of Bedkowice to see what early Slavic settlements looked liked. Continue to the village of Krzyzowa, home to the Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe. Once there, find out about the Polish-German Reconciliation Mass, celebrated on the November 12, 1989. Afterwards, travel to Swidnica to admire the enchanting city with its impressive cathedral and picturesque market square. Enjoy free time for lunch or to explore on your own. Finally, pay a visit to the marvelous Church of Peace, the largest wooden church in Europe. After this, relax on the ride back to Wrocław.

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I would do the tour again anytime. Everything was there and the guide told an incredible amount about Lower Silesia. He showed me so much that I really want to come back here longer. Thank you for the nice day!

very good visit with a very competent and very adaptable guide who does not count his hours. it was very flexible and he was really available to us. the tour lasted two hours longer than expected.

A nice half day trip! The castle is amazing! Great audio guide that runs itself. Michael was a great driver and told us things about our surroundings as we left the city.

A very good tour!! guide with a lot of experience, love his work, vast acknowledgment of the material, interesting route, and places.

Great adventure and very pleasant service that helps at any time. Great time!