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From Wroclaw: Pearls of Lower Silesia Full-Day Private Tour

1. From Wroclaw: Pearls of Lower Silesia Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the most famous spots of the Lower Silesia region on this 1-day guided tour from Wroclaw. Start the trip from your hotel in Wroclaw and head toward the Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica. The churches are the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe and are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These unique, richly decorated churches were erected by the Silesian protestants in the 17th century after the Thirty Years War. Afterwards, drive to the magnificent Ksiaz Castle, the third largest castle in Poland that dates all the way back to the 13th century. During your visit, you will admire antique interiors, towers, and French-style terraces. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a pleasant stroll in the gardens surrounding the castle. After exploring the Ksiaz Castle, enjoy a transfer back to your hotel.

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From Wroclaw: Full-Day Lower Silesia Tour

2. From Wroclaw: Full-Day Lower Silesia Tour

The Church of Peace in Świdnica is the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th Century amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical and political conditions, the Churches of Peace bear testimony to the quest for religious freedom and are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology in an idiom generally associated with the Catholic Church. Built outside the city walls, made of wood or clay and built in less than a year, now placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Książ is the third largest castle in Poland, located on a majestic rock cliff by the side of the Pelcznica River. Beautifully surrounded by the forest at the height of 395 meters above sea level, the castle is often called ‘the Pearl of Lower Silesia’. Such a location corresponding to the size of the building is rare in Europe. In 1943, Hitler’s paramilitary organization had stormed into the castle and began to construct one of the most important quarters for Adolf Hitler. Complex Osówka is part of a construction project conducted by Nazi Germany between 1943-1945 (Codename Riese). Mysterious structures nicknamed “Underground City” still await to unveil their secrets. Discover Hitler’s last and biggest quarters in Lower Silesia.

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Jewels of Lower Silesia Full-Day Tour from Wroclaw

3. Jewels of Lower Silesia Full-Day Tour from Wroclaw

Begin this full-day tour of the Lower Silesia with a visit to the magnificent Ksiaz Castle, undoubtedly one of the greatest monuments in the region. The 3rd largest castle in Poland, it is also known as “The Pearl of Lower Silesia,” and is nestled in the picturesque valley of the River Pelcznica. The castle boasts many different architectural styles. Its chambers once hosted distinguished guests, such as John Quincy Adams (one of the U.S.'s first presidents), Winston Churchill, and the emperors of both Germany and Russia. Visit the representative part, find out the history of the rise and fall of the family, hear about the incredible fortune, high society scandals, tragedies, and why the castle still holds some mysteries.  The final site on your tour is the marvelous Church of Peace in Swidnica, rightly earning its place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. A magnificent masterpiece of sacred art, it was originally built by the Protestants out of wood, straw and clay in the 17th century. Swidnica is also the birthplace of World War I air force legend Manfred von Richthofen, also known as the “Red Baron.” You will have the opportunity to see his modest house.

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Wrocław: 5-Hour Guided Tour of the Ksiaz Castle with Entry

4. Wrocław: 5-Hour Guided Tour of the Ksiaz Castle with Entry

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Wroclaw. Arrive at the castle and take a careful look at its exterior. Admire its original and well-preserved architecture. Marvel at the Renaissance and Rococo architecture of this 13th-century castle. Explore the two nature preserves in the Ksiaz Landscape Park which surround the castle. Enjoy spectacular views of the river and this stunning display of natural beauty. Step inside the castle and discover its beautiful interiors. If you’ve selected the standard option,, you’ll be guided through the interior of the Castle, and given access to the Palm House to explore on your own. If you’ve selected the extended option, you’ll be guided through the interior of the Castle, and given access to the Palm House, park, and terraces to explore on your own. During the tour, you will also have time to take stunning photos.

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Wroclaw: Giant Mountains & Valley of Palaces Day Tour

5. Wroclaw: Giant Mountains & Valley of Palaces Day Tour

On this full-day excursion you’ll visit the Karkonosze Mountains, also known as the Giant Mountains, and the fascinating Valley of Palaces and Gardens and unique 19th-century mansions. Most of the sites are situated at the foot of the largest mountain range in the Sudetes. The scenic route takes you from Wrocław to the extraordinary 14th-century Siedlecin Tower House. Admire one of the most outstanding examples of medieval art: the 14th-century polychromes that portray scenes from the Arthurian legends of Lancelot. The next stop is a late baroque palace in Staniszow where you'll sample Echt Stonsdorfer (traditional herb liqueur) from the village. From here, travel to Karpacz, one of the most popular mountain resorts, situated directly at the foot of the Karkonosze range. Here you'll visit the Vang Stave church, considered to be the oldest wooden church in Poland and a unique relic of Nordic Romanesque architecture dating back to the 12th century. It was originally built in Norway and was moved to Silesia by a Prussian king in 19th century.

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Katowice: Moszna Castle and Plawniowice Palace Private Tour

6. Katowice: Moszna Castle and Plawniowice Palace Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Katowice and travel to Moszna Castle, a historic residence built in the mid 18th century as a baroque palace. Begin the tour with an overview of the exterior of the castle. Note the unique fusion of various architectural styles, including Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaissance. Take a stroll through the gardens as you listen to your guide share fascinating insight into the history of the castle and the Tiele-Wienckler family that used to live there. After your introduction, head inside the castle for a look at its impressive interior. Wander through the castle’s rich chambers, including the ballroom, mirror room, great library, gallery, and the Count’s room. As you explore, get a better understanding of the castle’s former residents and what life here might have been like. Climb up to the castle’s tower to admire the fantastic views of the surrounding mountain landscapes. Later, visit the nearby village of Plawniowice, home to a magnificent palace bursting with fairytale charm. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the palace’s beautiful gardens, full of flowers, trees, and plants. Spend some time marvelling at the palace’s ornate architecture, as well as its array of sculptures and towers. At the end of a magical and insightful tour, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.

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From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

7. From Wroclaw: Krakow & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Discover the beautiful medieval city of Krakow and extraordinary Wieliczka Salt Mine on a private day trip from Wroclaw. Admire the legendary cobbled Main Square, and check out other stunners such as Wawel Castle, the residence of Polish kings. Then, travel on to Wieliczka, a UNESCO-protected 13th century salt mine of subterranean tunnels and galleries. Descend deep underground to explore the salt-carved chapels, church and statues — all wonders to behold — before returning to Wroclaw. After your hotel pick-up in Wroclaw, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle to Krakow, Poland’s second biggest city and former royal capital. En route, view Poland’s pretty countryside and hear about Krakow’s storied history from your informative guide. Learn how the city has always been a hub of Polish learning and arts, and how it centers on the largest medieval town square in Europe. On arrival, take a guided tour of old Krakow’s highlights. Admire the cobbled Main Square (Rynek Główny), and see noteworthy landmarks such as the Cloth Hall and the buildings of the Jagiellonian University, one of the world’s oldest universities. Make your way to the Kazimierz district, the old Jewish quarter. Take in this atmospheric neighborhood, and learn how some scenes from the movie Schindler’s List were filmed here. Then, head for one of Krakow’s must-sees: Wawel Castle. Admire the 14th century hilltop complex that was home to many Polish kings, and see the metal sculpture of a dragon below the hill. Hear the old legend of the Wawel dragon, and watch the sculpture breathe fire — just like its mystical, medieval counterpart. Continue from Krakow to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a 13th century, UNESCO-listed mine that is one of Poland’s historical treasures. A staggering 1,072 feet (327 meters) deep, the mine consists of subterranean chambers, tunnels and carvings, mostly cut by hand from the natural salt. Descend via the stairs, and tour the highlights of this incredible hidden world. Behold the statues and chapels, and marvel at the showpiece: the Chapel of St Kinga, an entire church where everything is hewn from salt, including chandeliers. As you explore, learn about the history of the mine and the mining techniques used here, and then ride the high-speed lift to the surface. Your tour then ends with a hotel drop-off in Wroclaw.

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Wroclaw: Moszna Castle Private Guided Tour

8. Wroclaw: Moszna Castle Private Guided Tour

Discover the wealth of Moszna Castle, often recognized as one of the most beautiful castles in the world, on this private guided tour. The castle is a historic residence built in the mid-18th century as a baroque palace, although its walls date back further to the 17th century. After being partially destroyed by a fire at the end of the 19th century, the castle was restored, and later additions in other styles such as neo-Gothic and neo-Renaissance form its current look. After pickup at your accommodation in Wroclaw, make your way to the castle in the small village of Moszna. Once there, take a careful look at the castle's exterior first and admire its fusion of various architectural styles. Learn about the history of Moszna Castle and the Tiele-Wienckler family that used to live there with your professional guide, and enjoy a relaxing stroll in the picturesque garden complex. Once you've received a proper introduction, step inside this beautiful palace and explore its impressive interior. You'll be taken through many rich chambers, including the large ballroom. Look inside the former Mirrors Room, the Great Library, the Gallery, and the Count's Room, and climb up the castle's towers to see amazing mountain landscapes. The tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodation in Wroclaw.

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Wroclaw: Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

9. 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.

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From Wroclaw: Krzeszów Abbey and Bolkow Castle Tour

10. From Wroclaw: Krzeszów Abbey and Bolkow Castle Tour

Immerse yourself in the vibrant history and architecture of Polish Baroque on this full-day tour. After the 1 hour drive from Wroclaw, you will arrive at your first stop, Bolkow Castle. Here, witness imposing walls and a fortified tower while enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding mountain landscape and listening to some thrilling legends and stories. Next, make your way to Krzeszów Abbey, also known as the Silesian pearl of Baroque. Be amazed by the wealth of the Cistercians as you visit 2 breathtaking churches. At Saint Joseph Church, admire unique frescoes by the famous Silesian painter Michael Willmann and witness the beauty of the basilica with its rich baroque interiors. After your visit, enjoy some free time for lunch and get the opportunity to sample some local dishes. On the way back, stop at the enchanting town of Chelmsko, which still preserves 12 original wooden houses from the medieval flax weavers. Visit their original workshops, which house handheld tools and wooden looms, and gain an understanding of the entrepreneurship that contributed to the Cistercians' great economic growth.

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What people are saying about Lower Silesia Province

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

It was a perfect day. Our guide (and very careful driver) explained a lot of interesting things to us during the trip and was there for us at any time. Overall, it was a very relaxed day and although we saw a lot and there was also time for an extensive lunch, there was no stress or hectic pace at any time. The combination of underground tunnels, castle and Friedenskirche was very versatile.

The tour is very interesting, leads to unexpected structures above and in the ground. Implementation without time constraints and responding to special requests. Our tour guide Andreas was very friendly and was able to share many interesting details from his profound knowledge of history. We enjoyed the ride immensely. Jürgen S. from Vienna

I would do the tour again anytime. Everything was there and the guide told an incredible amount about Lower Silesia. He showed me so much that I really want to come back here longer. Thank you for the nice day!

Nice trip, you see a bit of a shame that you are not really going to visit a palace or castle

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable he made the trip interesting and fun