Lesser Poland Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Lesser Poland Bus & minivan tours

From Krakow: Private Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Wieliczka Salt Mine and Private Transfer

1. From Krakow: Private Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Wieliczka Salt Mine and Private Transfer

Follow a licensed guide on a private tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Enjoy a private hotel pickup and transfers on this combined tour from Krakow. Get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Auschwitz I Museum to begin your walking tour with a private certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. 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 tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt mine. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine, along with a local guide. Start the group tour inside the salt mine by walking down a long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through a maze of passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level to meet your driver. Then relax as you make the journey back to your accommodation in Krakow.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

2. Krakow: Schindler's Factory Ghetto and Jewish Heritage Tour

Learn about the dark history of Poland on this guided tour. Start your tour with pickup by your instructor who will explain to you the sightseeing plan for the day before starting your audio-guided tour of Kazimierz and Podgórze district.   For many centuries, Kazimierz was a place of coexistence and interpenetration of ethnic Polish and Jewish cultures. Its Jewish inhabitants were forcibly relocated in 1941 by the German occupying forces into the Krakow ghetto just across the river in Podgórze. Today, Kazimierz is an important center of cultural life in the city. Explore Plac Bohaterów Getta, Ghetto Heroes Square, 6 synagogues, Szeroka Street, and more. The last stop on your tour will be a 2-hour visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory. This museum tells the story of Oskar Schindler and the fate of the Jews during wartime in Krakow. Using vast archival documents, photos, radio and film recordings, period artifacts, and dynamic media installations, you’ll delve even deeper into the darker sides of Krakow’s history.

From Katowice: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip

3. From Katowice: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip

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 explore on your own before getting back on the bus to return to Katowice.

From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

4. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Discover one of the most important industrial sites of the Middle Ages on a guided tour of the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine. We will pick you up from your hotel in Krakow and then travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan with a professional driver. Meet your authorized guide upon arrival, then venture underground to discover a unique underground art museum. Eight hundred steps down, you will reach a depth of 135 meters, following a route of approximately 2 kilometers through a variety of chambers. Currently, it is one of the official national monuments of Poland - and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the Wieliczka salt mine, there are dozens of statues and four chapels carved by rock salt miners, as well as additional sculptures made by contemporary artists.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group or Private Tour

5. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group or Private Tour

Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine and learn about its history from your local expert guide. Inside, visit other attractions like St. Kinga's Chapel, and the Michalowice Chamber. Wieliczka Salt Mine is a priceless monument which was placed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978. It is a place that guarantees extraordinary experiences and a great adventure. Visiting the mine is an interesting journey into the depths of the earth, a space which was discovered more than 700 years ago and where air is free from pollutants, so bothersome and common on the earth's surface. Breathe air free of the pollutants so bothersome and common on the earth's surface. You will get to know Wieliczka Salt Mine by taking a tourist route – a route that leads through an extraordinary underground city hiding many secrets, like chambers carved in salt, majestic carpentry structures, underground lakes or unique salt works of sculptural art. It is a fascinating journey through a maze of corridors carved in rock, over 2 km long and descending more than 130 meters underground. During the walk you will learn a fascinating story about a place stolen from nature and about the people who have made its history over the centuries. Wieliczka Salt Mine - touch the secret! Meeting point We will pick you up from your hotel reception or one of the main meeting points. Transfer to the Wieliczka Salt Mine by air-conditioned minibus (~ 40 min.) During the journey, your tour guide will inform you about the details of the tour. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine (~ 2h) An official Wieliczka guide will show you all the secrets of the historic mine in the language of your choice. Admission tickets are prepaid, so you don't have to worry about anything. You will visit, among others: •St. Kinga's Chapel whose design took almost 70 years •The Michałowice Chamber with an impressive size and with an impressive wooden structure protecting the excavation •A collection of mining machinery and equipment •Brine lakes unique on the surface After sightseeing (~ 10min.) After the tour, you will take the elevator back to the surface. If you purchased the option of the tour – Skip the Line Ticket (no transport) - you will end your tour here without transport. Return to Krakow of the Wieliczka Salt Mine (~ 40min.) You will be dropped off at the location from which you were picked up for the tour.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

6. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most visited by tourists places in Poland. A trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine is an adventure combining the beauty of nature, history and art. When measuring over 3 km of the route, beating 800 stairs, you will go down to the depth 135 meters. Deep underground you will find a one of a kind salt city, living its own life, and in it: winding corridors, caves and chamber salt sculptures, as well as exhibitions and old mechanisms still in operation, thanks to which you will learn the methods of extraction. Get ready for the experience not only visual, but also acoustic - this is the only place where you will be delighted with Chopin's music, admiring the accompanying effects light being dozens of meters underground. The salt mine is also a place known for its pro-health properties for airways.

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

7. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

Meet your driver and get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. This private trip starts the day with a drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5 hours guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5 hours journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town you can also see Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall, thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. You will get picked up after your time in Krakow and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening.

Krakow: Schindler Sites & Plaszow Camp Group Tour

8. Krakow: Schindler Sites & Plaszow Camp Group Tour

Start your tour with pickup from your Krakow accommodations. Along with an experienced guide, visit one of Krakow's most historically important locations, the former Plaszow concentration camp. See the insides of the second largest Nazi concentration camp in Poland where not only Jewish but also Polish, Hungarian, and Slovakian populations were exterminated. After your time spent in the concentration camp, you will proceed to the Oscar Schindler Factory Museum. Witness relics from World War II and broaden your understanding of the loss suffered by the Jewish people during the war. After the tour, your guide will drop you off back at your accommodations.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Transportation from Kraków

9. Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Transportation from Kraków

Travel between Krakow and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum by private vehicle. A professional, English-speaking driver will ensure that your trip is a safe and comfortable one. Avoid the hassle of arranging a taxi at the last minute and not knowing the cost of the service in advance. With this service there are no parking fees or other charges added to the price. Return transportation is provided along with up to 4.5 hours of waiting time while you visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. All transportation services use up-to-date and comfortable passenger cars, minivans, buses, and coaches.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip and Guided Tour

10. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip and Guided Tour

Descend into a hidden world of underground corridors and rooms on this Wieliczka Salt Mine day trip from Krakow. Learn about ancient mining tools and the machines that were once used to extract and transport salt. Meet your driver at the meeting point in Krakow and sit back and relax on the comfortable journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine where you will be greeted by your licensed museum guide. Explore the 3-kilometer path through 20 unique rooms. Admire the chandeliers, carvings, and salt statues which adorn the richly decorated church that was dedicated to the patron saint of miners. View huge wooden structures, unusual underground lakes, and traces of the of the past as you wander through the mine. Experience the microclimate which was was thought to have healing properties. Visit the old sanatorium at a depth of 135 meters. After the tour, return to the meeting point in Krakow.

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This tour was enlightening, fun, and a real walk through history. Seeing the complete church was absolutely stunning! The guide kept us together, answered questions, and had a pleasant demeanor. This was a wonderful activity!

Loved this trip very organised. The guide was great, informative and experienced. We had a good driver too on the coach and we were met promptly at the meeting point. A great afternoon out, worth every penny!

Very good trip. Was expecting the mine floors to be rough but simple walking. Great setup at the mines.

Great trip, well worth seeing this Unesco Heritage sight. Some fantastic carvings!

Great experience! Really informative and funny guide