5. Kraków: Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Płaszów and Auschwitz
Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. After your walking tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café.
Next, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures.
Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café.
Visit the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp later in the afternoon. Learn about its dark history, and see memorials dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Kraków Ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass.
On the last day of your tour, visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp that is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.