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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Pickup and Lunch

1. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Pickup and Lunch

Step into history with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Learn about the tragic history of the largest Holocaust concentration camp from your guide. Travel by climate-controlled bus from Krakow, and take a break with a nice boxed lunch during your tour.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Krakow and board a comfortable bus for the 1.5-hour trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a historic site that serves as an important Holocaust memorial.  Explore the museum in the outskirts of Oświęcim, approximately 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival, meet a local guide who will show you around the site and tell you about its inhuman history. Stop for a break where you can refuel with a tasty box lunch before continuing your tour.  Find out how Auschwitz-Birkenau has become both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Hear about how it became the final resting place of millions of people, mostly Jews, that were sentenced to death in hideous gas chambers.  Walk through the gate marked "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work frees) to enter Auschwitz 1, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and introduce the history of the place. Spend approximately an hour in Birkenau, where the mass killings as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" took place. After the visit, you can reflect on the experience during the ride back to Krakow. 

From Krakow: Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau with Guided Tour

2. From Krakow: Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau with Guided Tour

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau on a day trip departing from Krakow. Explore the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex on a guided tour with a certified educator, historian, and guide. Auschwitz-Birkenau was founded in 1940 by the Third Reich and was the largest Nazi-run concentration camp. Currently, it is the resting place of millions of people, mainly Jews and Poles, exterminated in the gas chambers. Upon arrival, you will visit the memorial museum in the outskirts of the city of Oświęcim, 60 kilometers west of Krakow. After traveling around an hour and a half, meet your professional guide for an in-depth tour. Walk through the famous "Arbeit macht frei" gate to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the originally preserved site and explain the place's touching history. After a short break, visit the second camp at Birkenau where the mass murders took place as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Problem." At Birkenau, you will spend about an hour before meeting your driver for the return journey to Krakow.

Frankfurt Airport: Fraport Visitor Center Entry Ticket

3. Frankfurt Airport: Fraport Visitor Center Entry Ticket

Discover the interactive world of experience at the Frankfurt Airport. This exhibition invites visitors of all ages experience the world of aviation. Over the span of 1,300 square meters, almost 30 innovative exhibits present intriguing insights into the behind-the-scenes world of the Frankfurt airport and aviation. Put your skills to the test virtually directing an A320neo to its parking position. Ride the virtual roller coaster through the paths of the airport's baggage conveyor system. Experience the airport's Smart Windows where your can obtain real-time information about the planes on the tarmac. Check out "The Globe" exhibition, an interactive LCD wall that shows every flight around the world in real time. Lots of unique experiences and fascinating insights into the world of aviation are ready to be uncovered at this innovative visitor center.

Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

4. Cologne & Limburg Full-Day Tour

Visit Cologne for a day and discover 2000 years of its history, from the Roman times through to the Middle Ages, to the bustling metropolis that exists today. This tour shows you some of the city's most ancient relics, its grand Gothic cathedral, and enduring icons of culture from across the centuries. Once you meet your group in central Frankfurt, take a ride across the countryside for your visit to Germany's fourth-largest city. A double-decker bus takes you to see the site of the Roman Praetorium and the famous Dionysus mosaic at the Romano-Germanic Museum, as well at the mighty city gates and fantastic churches that offer an insight into the former medieval city life. When you take some time out for lunch, walk through the city's central pedestrian areas to experience the lively and vibrant atmosphere that makes Cologne a hotspot of art, culture, and modern life. Take a look at the grand Cathedral of Cologne, which took more than 600 years to complete. In the afternoon, make a stop in the town of Limburg an der Lahn to see its beautiful old bridges and medieval houses before you return to Frankfurt.

Frankfurt: Skip-the-line Städel Museum with Guided City Tour

5. Frankfurt: Skip-the-line Städel Museum with Guided City Tour

Discover Frankfurt's finest art museum, the Städel Museum, with skip-the-line entry. Learn all about the art history of one of the oldest museums in the city, and immerse yourself in the stunning collection. Afterward, take a guided walk through the Old Town and stroll along the Main River. Meet your guide at the entrance to the Stadel Museum, and skip-the-line to the museum embankment. Founded in 1817, it is one of the oldest museums in the entire city and hosts one of the largest art history collections in all of Germany. Walk through the museum, seeing over 3000 paintings, 600 cultures, and 4500 photographs. Experience displays of modern and classic European art, from seven centuries. Travel through time from the early 14th-century, to the Late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and then into the Modern periods. Find works by French impressionist painters, like Claude Monet, Cubist master, Pablo Picasso, and contemporary artist, Francis Bacon. Admire the painting of portraits, life in nature, religious events, history, natural phenomena, and other thought-provoking themes of humanity. Listen to your guide's expert commentary, ask as many questions as you want, and dig deeper into the artistic masterpieces. Take the extra option to then embark on a sightseeing tour of the Frankfurt Old Town. Stroll the museum embankment, along the Main River. Cross the Iron Footbridge, with its padlocks placed there by romantic couples. Discover the market square and many other important sites.

Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

6. Frankfurt: Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour

Embark on a day trip from Frankfurt along the Romantic Road, Germany's oldest and most loved holiday route. Travel through Würzburg into the Tauber Valley to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the epitome of German romanticism. Depart Frankfurt in the morning, start the drive through the Spessart to Würzburg. Passing the university town, the Tauber Valley will be reached. Bad Mergentheim and Markelsheim are located where three major wine-growing regions come together. Drive to the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the official starting point of the Romantic Road. Crossing the River Main, enjoy views of the Marienberg Fortress and the Käppele, the Chapel of Grace. Visit the city of Weikersheim next, where the Renaissance castle and the Baroque garden can be visited. See the historic market square, then pass Röttingen, Germany’s first European town, and Creglingen. Rothenburg ob der Tauber will be reached at lunch time. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a must when traveling in Europe. Famous sights are the medieval town wall, the historical marketplace, the town hall, the Gothic Parish Church of St. Jakob, and the Plönlein, an area featuring a colorful timber-frame house. The tour ends round-trip back in Frankfurt.

Frankfurt: Skip-the-Line Main Tower & Old Town Private Tour

7. Frankfurt: Skip-the-Line Main Tower & Old Town Private Tour

Admire Frankfurt’s skyline from the observation deck of the 4th tallest skyscraper in Germany. You'll have a private guide who will point out all the important landmarks. Experience breathtaking views with live commentary on Frankfurt’s history. During the 2-hours tour, you'll see the outside of the Frankfurt Cathedral with its Gothic-style architecture and Renaissance frescoes. The guide will lead you through the charming New Old Town towards the historical Römerberg with its characteristic line of timber houses. See the iconic 15th-century Römer town hall, Old St Nicholas Church, and Fountain of Justice. You'll also pass by St Paul’s Church, which is an important memorial to the start of German democracy. The main attraction of this tour will be the Main Tower, located in the bustling banking district. Don't worry about the long waiting lines, as you will have skip-the-line tickets. Go up to the observation deck on the 55th floor to get the best views of Frankfurt’s impressive skyline. See the tallest skyscrapers in Germany, the magnificent Old Opera, the whole of Old Town with the Frankfurt Cathedral, and the Dreikönigskirche on the other side of the Main River. This is the best place to see all of Frankfurt’s highlights at once and take amazing photos. Choose the 3-hours option if you'd like to visit the inside of Frankfurt Cathedral. Discover its role as the religious counterpart of the royal palace and admire its stunning interior. Admire vaulted ceilings, intricately carved altar backdrops, statutes, paintings, and stained-glass windows.

From Frankfurt: Johannisburg Castle Private Guided Tour

8. From Frankfurt: Johannisburg Castle Private Guided Tour

Go on a private tour of Johannisburg Castle, which overlooks the Main River in Aschaffenburg. Follow your guide through the four-winged complex and learn all about the history of one of the most important Renaissance buildings in Germany. Relax knowing hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Begin your tour by getting picked up from your accommodation in Frankfurt and enjoy a comfortable ride to Johannisburg Castle. Once you arrive, take a look at this early 17th century castle from the outside and listen as your guide explains all about the architecture of the building. Enter the castle and visit a branch of the National Gallery. See paintings by Lucas the Elder, as well as the world’s largest collection of architectural models made from cork. Pieces include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the imperial triumphal arches, the Porta Maggiore and the Pyramid of Cestius. Marvel at the castle chapel with its Renaissance altarpiece, pulpit and portal sculptures by Hans Juncker. Watch the sculptures be brought to life with a light-sound installation. See the Staircase Hall, Tower room, and Ridinger Hall. Once you have finished the tour, get driven back to Frankfurt.

Frankfurt: Tour of Goethe House and Goethe's Old Town Trail

9. Frankfurt: Tour of Goethe House and Goethe's Old Town Trail

Discover the greatest German literary figure of the modern era, Jonathan Wolfgang Goethe, on a guided walking tour of the Geothe House and the Old Town Trail. Learn the true story of the writer's life by walking through his birthplace, Frankfurt. Meet your guide at the Frankfurt Cathedral, where young Goethe witnessed the preparations for the coronation ceremonies of German kings and emperors. Walk the charming Old Town streets and find yourself in Romerberg market square. Hear all about Geothe's adventures in the city as you make stops at the Gerbermyhle, Wilemer Hours, and the Old Town of Frankfurt-Hochst. Notably, the Statue of Goethe is a special monument to admire. After taking in his memorial, visit his childhood home where he created many of his impressive early works, including Gotz von Berlichingen, the original version of Faust, and The Sorrows of Young Werther. The house now works as a museum, paying homage to his life and works, with permanent exhibitions on the life of the entire family. Inside, find treasures such as a rare, 1745, pyramid piano, his famous puppet theatre, and writing room. Explore the extensive collection of 18th and 19th-century paintings, drawings, and busts that illustrate Goethe's many relationships, acquaintances, and life stages. Listen as your guide accounts a detailed overview of his life's literary, political, and scientific works.

Frankfurt: Downtown Art Galleries Guided Walking Tour

10. Frankfurt: Downtown Art Galleries Guided Walking Tour

Visit 4 to 5 art galleries in downtown Frankfurt on this intimate art gallery walking tour with a personal guide. Explore exhibits full of creative inspiration, featuring paintings, sculptures, and more. Learn about the city and the galleries you visit. Get face to face with gallery owners and see the best of Frankfurt’s art scene with entry to multiple galleries all in one tour. Discover the heart of the art world, not in museums but in the best galleries. Immerse yourself in the most exciting, wild, and avant-garde scenes of the German metropolis. Look forward to immersive encounters with art that is everything but cliché. Apart from enthusiasm and curiosity, you don't need to bring anything else with you. The chosen art galleries are exclusively selected by the editorial staff at ART magazine each month and cover everything from paintings to sculptures.

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Everything was exactly as promised. The pickup was on time, everything went exactly as promised. The visit is a story in itself, but so worth getting a reminder of how cruel we humans can be, so history never repeats itself. Travel time from Krakow is approx. 1h 15min and it takes approx. half an hour to move between Auschwitz and Birkenau. The guide on site was very good in English and very knowledgeable. Recommend.

Everything worked well - from pick-up and the entire stay at Auschwitz-Birkenau until we were dropped off. Lunch consisted of sandwiches/a bar/fruit and water, which was easy to get in as everything runs at a fairly high pace.

Excellent trip. Our guide was very informative . Worth the money although our hosts on the minibus rushed every thing. No time to eat so eat before you go or take some thing with you. Other than that. Excellent.

Great trip! We were a very small group, the trip was smooth and overall enjoyable. It felt more personal. Keiko, our tour guide, was very helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely book with them again!

Small group, four of us plus two couples. They notified the day before of the one hour delay, but they were very punctual after picking up at the hotel.