Add dates

Katowice Landmarks & monuments

Our most recommended Katowice Landmarks & monuments

Katowice: Auschwitz and Krakow Old Town Private Guided Tour

1. Katowice: Auschwitz and Krakow Old Town Private Guided Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau, also known as Oswiecim, is a former Nazi concentration and extermination camp where around 1,1 million people perished during the less than 5 years of its existence. You can now discover its darkest secrets on a private trip from Krakow with tickets, transfers and a Licensed Guide included. Witness the horrors of the Holocaust. Choose the 6-hour option to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. Private transfers direct from your accommodation in Katowice are included in this tour, so you can easily reach the memorial site. During the Second World War (1940-1945), Auschwitz-Birkenau became the largest Nazi concentration camp complex. Your Private Guide will show you the rail track that was used to transfer thousands of Jewish people and political prisoners to the camp, where most of them died of disease, hunger and torture. You will visit the old barracks to see the bad conditions that the prisoners had to live in, and learn about forced labor, medical experiments and other horrific things that they had to endure in Auschwitz-Birkenau. You will see the gas chambers, crematorium and memorials on the site of the mass graves. Your Expert Guide will ensure that you learn a good lesson from this thought-provoking experience. Choose the 12-hour option to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow in 1 day! Discover the former capital of Poland with a Local Guide to learn interesting facts from its rich history, from the golden Middle Ages to World War II. Hear interesting stories and facts about Polish kings as you follow the Royal Route in the historic Old Town, and see the Wawel Castle, St. Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall, Old Town Hall, and more. In addition to a walking tour, you will have free time for lunch and souvenir shopping before your professional, English-speaking driver takes you back to Katowice.

From Katowice: Auschwitz Tour with Private Transportation

2. From Katowice: Auschwitz Tour with Private Transportation

Step back in time and learn more about one of the darkest chapters in European history. Auschwitz was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers. Over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives there. Funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of Holocaust, human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Follow an official guide to the main sights and buildings, and learn more about the terrible events that took place in different areas of the camp. Take a break and recharge with a traditional Polish lunch before you make your way to the camp at Birkenau, located about 3 kilometers from Auschwitz. After a day of understanding one of the most harrowing periods of modern history, benefit form a private transfer to take you quietly and easily back to your accommodation.

Katowice Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

3. 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.

  • Day trips
  • Private tours

Frequently asked questions about Katowice

What top attractions are a must-see in Katowice?

The must-see attractions in Katowice are:

What are the best day trips and excursions from Katowice?

The best day trips and excursions from Katowice are:

Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Other Sightseeing Options in Katowice

Want to discover all there is to do in Katowice? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Katowice

It was well organised. The afternoon tour of Krakow was a good break from the morning's emotional tour of Auschwitz. Magda my tour guide in Krakow was fenomal. She loves the city and new the history very well. She took me to places I would never have found on my own. Can highly recommend her - best tour guide I've ever had!!!

Great experience, just make sure to bring identification with you to get in ,we were lucky to get in as one of our group didn’t have it .Tour was excellent and lunch after was very nice . Our driver was a gentleman.