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From Katowice: Auschwitz-Birkenau Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. From Katowice: Auschwitz-Birkenau Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim, situated about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from Katowice. The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I — the administrative centre; Auschwitz II (Birkenau) — an extermination camp; and Auschwitz III (Monowitz) — a work camp. On this guided tour of Auschwitz II-Birkenau, discover the terrifying but touching site where at least 1.1 million people were killed, 90% of them Jews from almost every European country. See the gas chambers where the vast majority were slaughtered using Zyklon B, and learn more about the Holocaust with your English-speaking guide. Hear about the most important original objects at Birkenau, and visit the permanent exhibition and original buildings on the grounds of the main camp (Auschwitz). Pay your respects and take some moments for reflection in a place laden with historic horrors.  With this tour, both skip-the-line entrance tickets and hotel pickup and drop-off in Katowice are included. However, if you are staying in a hostel, Airbnb, or any form of private residence, you will have to make your way to the meeting point at the local partner's office in the city center to begin your tour.

Katowice: Private City Tour with Stories & Viewing Points

2. Katowice: Private City Tour with Stories & Viewing Points

Be greeted by your guide at the hotel and invited for the fully private sightseeing. It's high time to explore Katowice – the capital of Upper Silesia. It is one of the most underrated tourist cities in Poland. Once the center of the biggest coal basin in Poland. Today a bustling city, the center of cultural and business life. Every year, numerous sports and cultural events, conferences and concerts take place here. In 2015 Katowice was officially made a UNESCO City of Music as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities initiative. Start your tour in the Market Square - one of the city's landmarks. On a way see a renovated old train station and Silesia Theatre. Go towards the Culture Zone consisting of: the Spodek (UFO shape arena), the International Congress Centre, the seat of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Silesian Museum. The museum is located on the site of the former "Katowice" mine and its main symbol is the tower of the Warszawa II shaft (the observation tower). All these buildings are architectural gems that have received multiple awards for their unique design. Finaly explore Nikiszowiec - the historic workers' housing estate of Katowice. This district is famous for its characteristic red brick mining buildings. Enjoy the most important places and learn from your guide what else you can discover on your own after this tour.

From Katowice: Krakow Old Town Private Guided Day Trip

3. From Katowice: Krakow Old Town Private Guided Day Trip

Meet your driver at the hotel and be invited for the fully private tour to Krakow. Spend a day exploring a UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Begin your guided tour with a walk through the Old Town. Listen to stories about the architecture, inhabitants, local history and attractions of Krakow. Walk along Florianska, one of the most famous and most exemplary streets of Kraków, leading straight to the heart of the city – the Main Market Square. Today it tempts with a variety of shops, restaurants, and clubs, while centuries ago it hosted the solemn coronation and funeral processions of monarchs. Admire the Main Market Square, the most important public space in Krakow, the most expansive Market Square of medieval Europe, gathering everything most characteristic of the city and having the most distinctive hallmarks, the most beautiful, the most important, the most charming, the most… Stop by the Collegium Maius and the Jagiellonian University the oldest in Poland and in this part of Europe. Immerse yourself in the culture of Krakow visiting Wawel Hill an ancient centre of power: legendary – connected to Krak or Krakus, the mythical founder of the stronghold and his descendants, and historical: ducal, princely, ecclesiastical, and royal. Be amazed by the castle and the cathedral with a bell tower and catacombs where many Polish monarchs are buried. See the six-metre tall Wawel Dragon statue and stop by the cave on the bank of the Vistula where the legendary dragon inhabited, terrorised the locals and demanded offerings of cattle, though in an alternate version of the tale these were virgins. Heading back down into Old Town, walk along the medieval cobblestone streets to St. Mary's Basilica with a high altar by Veit Stoss (Wit Stwosz), a bugle call and the star strewn murals by Jan Matejko covering the vaulting. Visit Sukiennice - Cloth Hall - full of stalls offering typical Krakow souvenirs. See the defensive walls and Barbican fortress before hopping on the car back to Katowice.

Katowice Industrial Center & Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Gory

4. Katowice Industrial Center & Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Gory

Katowice is an industrial city known for the discovery of rich coal reserves and at the same time is a real mixture of cultures: Polish, German and Jewish. It is a center of science, culture, industry, business and trade and was named a UNESCO city of music. See the sights of the Nikiszowiec area, part of the Katowice city. Enjoy a relaxing and easy transfer to Tarnowskie Gory, the city known for historic lead-ore mining. Its silver mine has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017. The visit in Historic Silver Mines starts in an interactive museum where tourists get the knowledge of methods of silver. It proceeds with going underground. The trail is 1,749 meters long; 270 meters are travelled by boats. Transfer back to Krakow.

Katowice Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

5. Katowice Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

Explore all the best that Krakow has to offer on a fully immersive six-hour tour with transportation from Wroclaw. There are two options to accommodate your travel preferences: take a seat on a comfortable train with your friends or family and be picked up by a local Krakow guide, or be picked up by an English-speaking driver who will drive you directly to Krakow. Start your tour in the Old Town where you can see the Krakow Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate, Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Basilica. Follow the Royal Route where Polish kings used to walk and see the magnificent Wawel Hill. Walk around the courtyard and learn all about the history behind this building. Enter the most important cathedral in Poland, the former site of coronation for Polish kings and burial place for many famous Polish people. Discover the Kazimierz district, formerly the Jewish district of the city prior to WWII. Discover hip cafes, up-and-coming bistros in tucked-away alleyways, and an overall different vibe to the Old Town. Visit the Synagogue Temple, admire its architecture, and learn about the local community.

Katowice 1-Day Trip to Prague Private Guided Tour

6. Katowice 1-Day Trip to Prague Private Guided Tour

Be picked up at your hotel in Katowice and begin the drive to Prague. The drive from Katowice to Prague will take approximately 4.5-hours. Along the way, you’ll pass by beautiful landscapes through Lower Silesia and Sudetes Mountain. Upon arrival in Prague, you’ll meet your local guide and begin your Prague city highlight tour. In Old Town under the Powder Tower, you will see some architectural masterpieces such as the Church of Our Lady before Týn and the Prague Town Hall with its Astronomical Clock. Walk through Prague’s Jewish district and see the Jewish Town Hall and synagogues including, the Spanish Synagogue and the Maisel Synagogue. Cross the famous Charles Bridge and see the sights in Mala Strana, known as Lesser Town. Visit St. Nicholas Church and experience its exceptional baroque style interior. Your last stop on this Prague highlights tour is Prague Castle. Here you can marvel at its richly decorated gates and courtyard and see the St. Vitus Cathedral. After the tour, you’ll have some free time to have lunch before meeting your driver. Be driven back to your accommodation in Katowice, where your day trip will come to an end.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

A very impressive tour. You will be picked up at the agreed location and the driver speaks good English. The moment you arrive at Auschwitz, he clearly indicates where you are expected and what time. Then you walk through security and you enter a cinema. Here they have already well portrayed what it was like back then. When the film is finished, walk outside where the guide will be waiting for you. She first checks whether the headphones worked. Then the tour started in camp 1. Very clear explanation about the situation at the time. You get goosebumps when you walk around. Photos are allowed in some places. When the tour has ended in camp 1, you will have a 10-minute break, after which you will be taken to camp 2 by shuttle bus. That camp is mainly outdoors and is a very good addition to the images and stories you heard in camp 1. After the visit, you will return with the same shuttle bus, where the driver will be waiting to take you back.

This trip was well organised. We were picked up from the Meeting Point on time and driven to Auschwitz-Birkenau. We then were provided with the entrance tickets and instructions on how will the group tour be split between the two camp sites. Our driver spoke very good English. He was waiting for us to take us back to our hotel in Central Katowice when the tour came to an end. Would recommend!

The whole experience of this trip was memorable. It was such a good way to refresh your mind about the war history and our tour guide have an extensive knowledge. Driver was very kind and welcoming. Excellent organised and informative tour start to finish! Thanks a million for this experience!

Very well organized and punctual tours. The guide was super nice helping me to arrange another tour later, he looked for information for me and was very friendly. About the tour itself, impressive and impactful. Required.

Easy booking. Nice engslish speaking guide. All over a great experience.