From Katowice: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip
- Skip the line
- Duration: 5.5 hours
- Optional audio guide
Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and roundtrip bus transfer from Katowice. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1.5-hour journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to exp...
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. This visit to the Historic Silver Mines starts with an interactive museum where tourists can learn all about the methods of silver production and then continues with an underground adventure in an underground boat
Explore the emerging metropolis of Katowice and learn about its complex history on a 2-hour walking tour with a local guide. Discover original pre-war buildings from the end of the 19th-century through to modernist buildings from the interwar period, when the city was the capital of the Autonomous Silesian Voivodeship. Head up the tower of the Warszawa II shaft, which used to take miners down to work in the Katowice Mine but now offers an observation deck from which you can admire the Cultural Zone. Look out over a revitalized post-mining space which includes such buildings as the National Polish Radio Orchestra Concert Hall, the Conference Center, and the new Silesian Museum, architectural pearls repeatedly awarded in contests for their unique design.
Discover the hidden gems of the Rock Mountains region in the Czech Republic on a private tour. Start your tour in Katowice and hit the road while you admire the landscapes of Lower Silesia on the way. When you arrive in Rock City, take in the unique landscapes and rock formations shaped by forces of nature throughout the centuries. See the natural waterfalls, forests, caves, and small lakes of emerald water. At the end of your tour, enjoy local street food and grab some lunch, before getting back in the car and driving back to Katowice.
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 m...
Just 37km south of Katowice, Pszczyna is a quaint town centered around a market square. The Pszczyna castle, built in the 13th century, is a unique residence with over 70% original, historical furnishings from the turn of the 20th century. Its most recent renovations were during the 18th and 19th centuries when its Renaissance exterior was changed to a Baroque-classical design. The permanent exhibition includes among others an apartment of Emperor Wilhelm the Second, the grandson of the British Queen Victoria. At this residence, he invited numerous guests such as the Bulgarian Tsar Ferdinand, Austrian-Hungarian Emperor Charles I, and Enver Pasza – the dictator of Turkey. The castle grounds are part of the larger historic Pszczyna Park, which is home to the Polish Bison Farm. Here, you can get close to bison during feeding times as well as deer, peacocks, and geese. You will spend arou...
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