Silesian Voivodeship
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Kraków: Wawel Castle, Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

1. Kraków: Wawel Castle, Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

Day 1: Explore the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Stop for lunch at a local café. Next, visit the Rynek Underground Museum, a modern museum located underneath that Main Market Square and famously featuring 6,000 meters of multimedia exhibits depicting the city's history. Day 2: Visit Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Enter 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 Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Stop for lunch at a local café. Later, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, 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. Day 3: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Kraków. The concentration camp is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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Katowice: Moszna Castle and Plawniowice Palace Private Tour

2. 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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Katowice: Day trip to Prague with a Prague City Tour

3. Katowice: Day trip to Prague with a Prague City Tour

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 marvel at its richly decorated gates and courtyard and see the St. Vitus Cathedral. After the tour, you’ll have some free time to have lunch before meeting your driver. Be driven back to your accommodation in Katowice, where your day trip will come to an end.

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Katowice: Private Tour to Krakow with Transport and Guide

4. Katowice: 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 Warsaw: Auschwitz and Krakow Old Town Private Tour

5. From Warsaw: Auschwitz and Krakow Old Town Private Tour

Discover 2 of Poland's most iconic landmarks on this full-day tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Warsaw, travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau and take a walking tour of this Nazi concentration camp. See the main sights of both camps, such as the prisoner barracks, gas chambers, and crematory buildings. Pay your respects at the Holocaust memorial and learn more about the tragic events that took place here at the exhibitions housed in the former barracks. After your visit to Auschwitz, head to Krakow and enjoy a sightseeing tour through the Old Town. Admire the local architecture, palaces, and interesting monuments and see for yourself why Krakow is one of Europe's top destinations. Before beginning the journey back to Warsaw, sit down to a traditional lunch of Polish pierogi then enjoy some free time for shopping or more sightseeing. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Warsaw at the end of the day.

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Pszczyna Castle: Historical Wonders and History of Beer

6. Pszczyna Castle: Historical Wonders and History of Beer

Journey from Krakow to Pszczyna Castle, a thirteenth century gothic castle, later rebuilt in a renaissance style and adorned from the outside in a baroque style. The castle was once a residence of Polish Piast nobles. In 2009 the castle was voted as one of the "Seven Architectural Wonders of the Silesian Voivodeship" by the Silesian authorities and is often described as one of the most beautiful castle residences in Poland. Experience a guided tour of the castle and a transfer to the brewery in Tychy. Discover the secrets of one of the largest polish breweries and taste the most typical polish beer, Tyskie—the beer named after the city.

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Pszcyna Castle & Wild Bison Farm

7. Pszcyna Castle & Wild Bison Farm

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 around 1.5 hours on the tour with an audioguide. Then you will have around 1.5 hours to relax in the bison village & park. You are allowed to take photos. After your arrival back in Katowice, you will be dropped off at your pick up point.

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From Krakow: Ojców National Park Tour

8. From Krakow: Ojców National Park Tour

Depart Krakow and travel by bus to Ojców National Park to marvel at the limestone rock formations of the Jurassic age, including the remarkable 25-meter tall limestone column known as Hercules' Club. Discover some of the caves inhabited by 17 species of bats. See the Renaissance castle on the limestone cliffs of Pieskowa Skala as part of a defensive chain built by King Kazimierz Wielki in the middle of the 14th century. Follow part of the famous marked Trail of the Eagles’ Nests that links 25 medieval castles between Częstochowa and Krakow. Benefit from the services of an amazing guide for 4 hours to make your trip unforgettable. Get off the beaten path and discover parts of the park that most tourists never see.

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Kraków: 3-Day Wawel Castle, Wieliczka, and Auschwitz Tour

9. Kraków: 3-Day Wawel Castle, Wieliczka, and Auschwitz Tour

Day 1: Explore the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Stop for lunch at a local café. Next, visit the Rynek Underground Museum, a modern museum located underneath that Main Market Square and famously featuring 6,000 meters of multimedia exhibits depicting the city's history. Day 2: Visit Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Enter 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 Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. Stop for lunch at a local café. Later, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, 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. Day 3: Visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Kraków. The concentration camp is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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