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Kraków: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Pool

1. Kraków: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Pool

Enjoy one of the best views in Zakopane with a cable car ride up to Gubałówka. Marvel at the spectacular views of the High Tatras that are covered with snow up until May. Visit Krupówki, the most popular street in the heart of Zakopane, where you can experience the ambience of the mountain region and enjoy the aromas of local foods coming from the traditional restaurants. After your tour of Zakopane, take a break for some rest and relaxation in the thermal pools. Enjoy outdoor and indoor swimming pools, water slides, whirlpool baths and many other attractions in the heart of the mountains.

From Warsaw: Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Express Train

2. From Warsaw: Krakow Sightseeing Tour by Express Train

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then travel to the train station to board the express train to Krakow. A local guide will meet you on arrival. Experience the atmosphere of the city of the Kings of Poland at the landmark monuments of the medieval Old Town. Visit Wawel Castle and see some of its ceremonial rooms, and gaze in awe at the beauty of Sigismund Chapel inside the Royal Cathedral. Learn more about the Piast, Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties and admire tapestries that once belonged to King Sigismund August. Look at the monumental Cloth Hall on Main Market Square. Discover the remains of the old city wall and learn about the ceremonial St. Florian's Gate. See the oldest synagogue in Poland in the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz, and get the chance to buy souvenirs of amber and silver jewelry along the way.

Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

3. Krakow: Former Concentration Camp Plaszow Guided Tour

Visit the former concentration camp at Krakow-Plashov, which opened in 1940. Learn about its dark history, how it started as a forced labor camp and was converted into a concentration camp in 1941. Pay your respects at the several memorials dedicated to remembering the victims. Come to understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. See the different parts of the camp and learn about the intensive labor carried out at the quarry and military factories. Get an in-depth insight into what camp life was like. Discuss the life of Oskar Schindler and hear how the camp was portrayed in the 1993 movie, Schindler's List. Visit the replica of the camp built under the direction of Steven Spielberg in the Liban Quarry, some hundred meters away.

Schindler's Factory, Ghetto and Plaszow Camp Guided Tour

4. Schindler's Factory, Ghetto and Plaszow Camp Guided Tour

Visit Schindler’s Factory on this guided tour. This tour includes the admission ticket, so there’s no need to worry about buying a ticket on the day. Learn about the history of Schindler’s Factory and the Jewish Ghettos from your guide as you explore the museum and its surroundings. See interactive exhibitions in the Schindler’s Factory museum and visit the former Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp. Walk past buildings where thousands of displaced Jewish people lived and stop at the remaining pieces of the wall that surrounded the Jewish ghetto.

Wroclaw Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

5. Wroclaw Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

Explore all the best that Krakow has to offer on a fully immersive six-hour tour with transportation from Wroclaw. There are two options to accommodate your travel preferences: take a seat on a comfortable train with your friends or family and be picked up by a local Krakow guide, or be picked up by an English-speaking driver who will drive you directly to Krakow. Start your tour in the Old Town where you can see the Krakow Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate, Cloth Hall, and St. Mary’s Basilica. Follow the Royal Route where Polish kings used to walk and see the magnificent Wawel Hill. Walk around the courtyard and learn all about the history behind this building. Enter the most important cathedral in Poland, the former site of coronation for Polish kings and burial place for many famous Polish people. Discover the Kazimierz district, formerly the Jewish district of the city prior to WWII. Discover hip cafes, up-and-coming bistros in tucked-away alleyways, and an overall different vibe to the Old Town. Visit the Synagogue Temple, admire its architecture, and learn about the local community.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Płaszów, and Wieliczka Tour

6. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Płaszów, and Wieliczka Tour

Get deep insights on Krakow's history with the Holocaust and the story of Oskar Schindler on this 2-day guided tour. Day 1: Go a walking tour to some of the filming locations of the movie 'Schindler's List' and learn about the story of Oskar Schindler from your guide. 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 Krakow Ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. Day 2: 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 Krakow's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine as the last stop of your 2-day tour. Walk into 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.

Krakow: Oskar Schindler & Płaszow Camp Tour with Lunch

7. Krakow: Oskar Schindler & Płaszow Camp Tour with Lunch

Walk through Krakow on a guided group tour, and discover the other face of well-known architectural monuments related to the times of the German occupation in Poland. Meet your expert guide at the Radisson Blu Hotel. You will then navigate the crooked streets learning about dramatic world-changing events during World War II. Learn about the presence of the famous German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Explore the Old Town and pass through the former Jewish quarters of Kazimierz as you make your way to the Podgórze district, where the Jewish Ghetto was once located. Next, visit the sites of the former concentration camp in Płaszow, which is depicted in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, and which supplied several military factories and a quarry with labor workers. The area which held the camp now consists of sparsely wooded hills and fields, with one large memorial to all the victims, erected in 1964, and several smaller ones. This tour is designed for the curious visitor who wants to do more than just scratch the surface. 

Krakow Private Tour to Wroclaw with Transport and Guide

8. Krakow Private Tour to Wroclaw with Transport and Guide

Discover everything Wroclaw has to offer on a full-day private tour from Krakow. Choose from train or car transportation and see all of the city's main sights. Upon arrival to Wroclaw, enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town with a local guide. See sights such as the Town Hall, Iglica monument, and the District of Four Denominations. Follow your guide to the buildings of Wroclaw University. Marvel at the beauty of Bastion Ceglarski and Panorama Raclawicka as you stroll along the Odra River before arriving at St. Adalbert's Church. Enjoy a visit to the interior of the church and witness its impressive architecture and stained glass windows. Cross the city's many bridges to see Slodowa and Piasek island. Walk across Tumski Bridge to enter the oldest part of the city, Cathedral Island. Here, soak up the area's rich history and admire the medieval architecture. Visit the magnificent Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Finish your tour with a traditional tram ride to the Centennial Hall. Afterward, your guide will bring you to the train station or to meet your driver for the journey back to Krakow.

Krakow: Cultural Capital of Poland full Day Trip from Warsaw

9. Krakow: Cultural Capital of Poland full Day Trip from Warsaw

Take a 3h scenic train ride from Warsaw to Krakow, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, and meet a local guide who shows you all of the city's top sights. Along the route, take in the stunning city of this charming Eastern European country. Arriving in Krakow Main (Krakow Glowny) railway station, look for your guide who awaits you at the platform with your name. Begin your guided tour with a walk from the train station 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 train back to Warsaw.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Płaszow Camp Guided Tour

10. Krakow: Schindler's Factory & Płaszow Camp Guided Tour

Learn about the different faces of the occupation of Krakow and its inhabitants during World War II on a guided walking tour, including a visit to the famous Oskar Schindler Factory Museum, and to the nearby former concentration camp in Płaszów. Meet your expert guide at Oskar Schindler's Factory. Learn about the presence of the famous German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who saved 1,200 Jews and Holocaust victims during World War II by transferring prisoners to his factories in Poland and the Czech Republic. Next, make your way to the Podgórze district, where the Jewish Ghetto was once located. You will see a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, the pharmacy Under the Eagle, whose owner helped thousands of Jews, and a monument with 68 chairs in the Jewish Heroes' Square. Next, visit the sites of the former concentration camp in Płaszow, which is depicted in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List movie, and which supplied several military factories and a quarry with labor workers. The area which held the camp now consists of sparsely wooded hills and fields, with one large memorial to all the victims, erected in 1964, and several smaller ones. This tour is designed for the curious visitor who wants to do more than just scratch the surface. 

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The site of Plaszow is now just a large public space dotted with information boards, memorials and building ruins. We are so pleased we booked a Guide to bring what was a place of unimaginable horror back to life. Our Guide, Olga, was just fantastic. She was extremely knowledgable, very enthusiastic and just a lovely, friendly lady. Olga even walked us to the nearest bus stop and helped us catch the correct bus back into Old Town. Olga explained the official plans to finally turn the entire site into a more formal museum location which when once completed we hope to return to visit again. If your visit to Krakow is one of interest in WWII then Plaszow is somewhere you really must visit to experience, and definitely go with the help of Olga.

Trip to Zakopane super organized Hubert the guide professionally told us stories and traditions Zakopane thermal baths it was a great regret to come back I can't miss Mr. Piotr driver very nice and cheerful atmosphere I heartily recommend Ania, Zoy, Jackie

The journey time of 2 hours there and back but we'll worth it. Stopped in for some sheep's cheese and was surprisingly lovely. Zakopane was beautiful with the market stalls and food stalls. Then the thermal baths was a good way to finish off the day.

I really enjoyed this tour. Zakopane is beautiful the spa was amazing. The trip was brilliant from beginning to end. Our tour guide was helpful.

Pick-up fine, instructions clear, enjoyable day out.