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From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Small Group Tour with Lunch

1. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Small Group Tour with Lunch

Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Warsaw and journey to the village of Oświęcim. Enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for a guided tour of the Nazi concentration camps of World War II. Hear how more than 1.3 million Jews and prisoners from Poland, France and Italy were murdered by the Nazis. See the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate and learn the origins of the camp and what life was like for the prisoners. Visit original sites such as the railway ramps, watchtowers and other reminders of the terrible events. Take a poignant trip through history in the museum and see period photos and personal artifacts that bring the past to life.

Electric Scooter Tour: 90-Minute Guided Tour of Old Town

2. Electric Scooter Tour: 90-Minute Guided Tour of Old Town

Explore Warsaw's old town and have fun on an electric scooter. Get the best recommendations from your local guide. The environmentally-friendly electric scooters avoid the need for long and tiring walks. Instead, jump aboard and ride your own scooter from location to location. The tour will last 90 minutes during which you will get the essence of Warsaw's old town. After a brief training session, the tour heads past the most important buildings and monuments of the city. Your guide will relate their history and recommend other places to visit during your stay in Warsaw.

Masurian Lake District: Canoe and Sailing Tour from Warsaw

3. Masurian Lake District: Canoe and Sailing Tour from Warsaw

Depart Warsaw at 9:30 AM and head for the Masurian Lake District. Arrive at 1:00 PM and begin your adventure with a canoeing trip in a one or two passenger boat, guided by your professional instructor. Your 3-hour canoe trip will be on the picturesque Krutyń River, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful canoe routes in Europe. The river is very calm and the rafting is relaxing, in the heart of wonderful nature.  Next, head to the town of Mikołajki. Take a trip around the center of the town to see the yachts in the marina and the fantastic views of the lakes surrounding the town. Then, board your 40-meter yacht for a 3-hour cruise. Dinner will be served during the cruise, which takes place on the biggest lake in Poland, Śniadrwy. If you are lucky, you will see an amazing sunset from the yacht deck. Return to Warsaw for 12:00 midnight. 

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

4. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

Meet your driver and get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. This private trip starts the day with a drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5 hours guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5 hours journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town you can also see Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall, thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. You will get picked up after your time in Krakow and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening.

From Warsaw: Tour to Malbork Castle and Gdansk or Sopot

5. From Warsaw: Tour to Malbork Castle and Gdansk or Sopot

Depart Warsaw and journey to the delta of the Vistula River to visit Malbork Castle, founded by the Knights of the Teutonic Order and the largest castle complex in Europe by land area. Look inside the castle complex to admire the courtyard and cloisters of the High Castle, and discover where feasts where held at the Summer Refectory. Admire the Gothic architecture of the Grand Masters' Palace in the Middle Castle. Continue to the historic city of Gdansk to take a walk around the Old Town, and pass the Coal Market (Targ Węglowy) where the annual Christmas Market is held. See the Amber Museum, housed in the former Prison Tower, and walk through the richly decorated Golden Gate to enter Long Market leading to Green Gate. Journey back to the Middle Ages at Artus Court, where wealthy merchants would gather in the evenings in former times. Spot the colorful Dutch House (Dom Holenderski) and take a break at Neptune’s Fountain at the entrance to Artus Court. Visit the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and admire the largest brick church in the world. Alternatively, you can visit the seaside resort town of Sopot if you prefer. Take a walk along the pedestrianized promenade of Bohaterów Monte Cassino ("Heroes of Monte Cassino Street") and cast your eyes on the famous ”Crooked House.” Go for a stroll along the longest wooden pier in Europe, and admire the Sopot Lighthouse, built in 1903-1904 as a part of the Balneological Institute. Go to the top of the lookout tower for a beautiful view of the city and sea.

Warsaw: Wolf’s Lair, St. Lipka & Mamerki Private Tour

6. Warsaw: Wolf’s Lair, St. Lipka & Mamerki Private Tour

Discover Adolf Hitler’s military headquarters, where he spent most of World War II. See for yourself 50 well-camouflaged massive bunkers, where Hitler made the decisions about war strategy and construction of death camps, and where he was attacked in 1944. The Wolf’s Lair was highly guarded, surrounded by minefield and operated for 4 years with over 2,000 inhabitants.  Your local guide will share interesting stories and facts about this place and show you hidden gems of this enormous area. If you choose the extended tour option, you will also see Mamerki village, the former headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Land Forces. This is a huge area with bunkers, shelters, and houses for generals and officers. See the interior of a famous U-boot or enter the museum dedicated to the Eastern Front before visiting the St. Mary’s Sanctuary in Święta Lipka. See the striking baroque architecture, colorful and rich gate as you enter. Inside you will find beautiful organs, paintings on the walls, a richly-decorated roof and sculptures.

From Warsaw: Tour to Chopin's Birthplace - Żelazowa Wola

7. From Warsaw: Tour to Chopin's Birthplace - Żelazowa Wola

Enjoy a fascinating journey to the roots of one of the world’s greatest composers and arguably the most famous Pole in history, Frédéric Chopin. On this guided tour, you’ll travel in a luxury Mercedes van to Chopin’s birthplace, Żelazowa Wola, located 1 hour outside of Warsaw. Here you’ll visit the renovated manor house where Chopin was born in 1810, which now functions as a musical museum. You’ll also get the chance to explore the building’s surroundings, including a modernist park filled with rare plants, ponds, and two glass pavilions, one of which is a concert hall.  Afterwards, you’ll stop at Brochów, a village near Żelazowa Wola, where you’ll visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist where Chopin was baptized. Located on the banks of the Bzura river, the church is an exceptional architecture treasure.

Warsaw: Treblinka and Tykocin Day Tour

8. Warsaw: Treblinka and Tykocin Day Tour

You will be picked up by your guide from the hotel, and following a 1.5-hour ride you will arrive to Treblinka. Visit the site with a beautiful memorial commemorating hundreds of thousands of victims that passed through the camp, as your guide provides you with historic context to help you understand the events that took place there between 1942 and 1943. The next stop will be in Tykocin, where you will have free time to enjoy lunch in one of traditional restaurants recommended by the guide, and to stroll through this picturesque place. The must-see attractions in Tykocin are its beautiful synagogue and castle. The synagogue was built in the 17th century, before being decorated iinside in the 18th century. You can admire the inscriptions on the walls in Hebrew and Aramaic, and can also admire its beautifully decorated bima. It's a perfect place to discover the rich heritage of the Jewish community that lived for centuries in the east of Poland, which used to be a religious and ethnic melting pot. Another interesting place in Tykocin is its modest museum organized by its people in one of the oldest wooden houses. It exhibits a typical interior of a Polish house in the countryside until the mid 1990s. On the other bank of the Narew River you will discover the castle. The version of the castle you are able to visit today is a faithful reconstruction of Tykocin's castle, which in the 16th century was the main residence of one of the Polish kings. During the visit you will discover different weapons and armor used by Polish knights, and can discover the king's secrets. Following your visit to the castle, the guide will bring you back to Warsaw.

Masurian Lake District: The Wolf’s Lair and Yacht Tour

9. Masurian Lake District: The Wolf’s Lair and Yacht Tour

Depart Warsaw at 9:30 AM and head to visit the Ruins of Adolf Hitler’s Bunker, The Wolf’s Lair, from the Second World War. Learn the details of a failed attempt on the Nazi Germany leader by conspirators including Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg. Discover the system of building shelters and military fortifications in the Second World War. Listen to stories and anecdotes related to the Wolf’s Lair.  Next, head to the town of Mikołajki. Take a trip around the center of the town to see the yachts in the marina and the fantastic views of the lakes surrounding the town. Then, board your 40-meter yacht for a 3-hour cruise. Dinner will be served during the cruise, which takes place on the biggest lake in Poland, Śniadrwy. If you are lucky, you will see an amazing sunset from the yacht deck. Return to Warsaw for 12:00 midnight.

Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

10. Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

Following an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Warsaw, get transferred to the train station with a private vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. After a short train ride, you will be welcomed by a local English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation to Auschwitz. Embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Start the tour with a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp where you'll learn about how its establishment by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz continue the tour to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. Between 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Around 90% of them were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5-hour journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town, visit Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican, and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall. Absorb the city's unique atmosphere with its thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip, there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. After your time in Krakow board the train at about 7.30 PM, get picked up at the platform and be transferred from the train station back to your hotel in Warsaw.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 143 reviews

Starts off a little slow but gets very interesting as you progress through the day, I highly recommend ending the day in the cellar pub in the Old Town, grabbing a bite to eat off the square (really amazing food and not at all expensive) for lunch is a great idea.

Very long day so pack snacks, all was organised for us which was great, shown exactly where the next meeting point was. Coach was comfortable. Auswitz itself was haunting, good experience though. Wear comfy shoes and wrap up as can be windy there.

What a brilliant experience… couldn’t ask for more off our driver Kris a gentleman and so nice.. he made sure we knew where we needed to go and showed us exactly enough for us to enjoy or trip couldn’t fault the experience…. 5*

Guide and drivers were amazing but the price is too high (I made a comparison with the price of everything included and this is very very overrated). But lived the experience anyway

It was a lot of fun and everything was explained well. I would book again every time I'm in Warsaw :-)