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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.

Katowice: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

2. Katowice: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

Relish some of the best dishes from Polish cuisine in 2 to 4 carefully selected local venues in Katowice. Explore the strong roots of Polish people's culinary culture with a professional guide. Sample, compare, and choose from a rich range of traditional dishes, and try to decide which you like the most. As you go between venues, enjoy a guided tour of some of the most notable landmarks of the Old Town, including Spodek and the Goldstein Palace.  Select the budget 2.5-hour option to try a basic set of food in 2 places, including different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialties. A soft drink, cake, and coffee/tea are also included, but soup and beer are not.  Or, choose the standard 3.5-hour option to taste traditional Polish food at 3 venues. Try 3 kinds of dumplings, different Polish meats, traditional soup, and other specialties. Enjoy an included beer, as well as a soft drink, cake, and coffee/tea. Learn more about Polish traditions and customs and which meals are related to various occasions.  Alternatively, upgrade your experience to the premium 5-hour option. After filling your belly with a delicious feast combined with a tasting of 8 types of vodka or 8 types of beer, take a more extensive guided walking tour to see the highlights of Katowice city. Discover more about local history and see some of the best-kept secrets in the city. See the remarkable Cathedral of Christ the King, and Mariacka Street.

Katowice Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

3. Katowice Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Katowice is located on the richest land in all Poland. Underground there are deposit of many valuable minerals, precious metals and much more. Thanks this years ago small city developed which rapidly grew up to big town which now has big culture, history and beautiful arranged city. Follow your guide to discover what interesting Katowice has to offer. Start from the Silesian Theatre where most of the finest performance takes place. Then walk down and see fantastic Monument to the Scouts of September which symbolizes sacrifice of young scouts who were fighting during the World War II. Cross Market Square to see nice Goldstein Palace and Philharmonia. Pass peaceful Square of Miszkolc Friends and discover Silesian Insurgents' Monument and listen fantastic story. Finally you will reach the pride of Katowice - Spodek. This all is in 2-hours program of the tour. To see more choose 3-hours option where you will explore all District of Culture which includes Spodek, innovative International Congress Center and fantastic National Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio. Walk down to see very stunning and magnificent St. Mary’s Church with walking along Mariacka Street. We prepared also a special 4,5-hours sightseeing program with Cathedral of Christ the King which is another symbol of Katowice city. And it’s extraordinary occasion to see great panorama of Katowice with ride up on the viewpoint in Silesian Terrace. You will see also marvelous building of Academy of Music and Monument of Jozef Pilsudski - iconic Polish hero.

From Katowice: Krakow Old Town Private Guided Day Trip

4. 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.

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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!!!

Fantastic food and great beer. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Katowice and Poland, and his English was great. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Katowice up close and personal.