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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour, Transfers and Lunch

1. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour, Transfers and Lunch

Spend an hour and fifteen minutes in an air-conditioned bus, as you depart Krakow for a confronting day of reflection at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a solemn place that leaves a lasting impression on all visitors, and an important memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Visit the museum and memorial in the suburbs of Oświęcim, about 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival meet a professional guide who will show you around the site and speak of its dark history. Receive a lunch box, to take a break with during the tour. Discover the tragic history of the largest concentration camp of the Holocaust, funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Learn how it became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews, put to their death in the hideous gas chambers. Pass through the gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free) to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of this place.  Then, spend about one hour at the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”, before meeting your driver for the return journey to Kraków.

Katowice: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

2. Katowice: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

Sample the best Polish popular, regional, and craft beer on this private beer tasting tour in Katowice. Get an insightful introduction to the world of Polish beer history, tradition, and customs, as well as the craft beer scene in Katowice on this fun and cultural evening. During the tour, spend time only with your group of friends or family on this private experience, and enjoy the services of a guide taking care of you personally and explaining each beer that you drink. Sample beers from major Polish breweries, as well as specialty regional beers from the Silesia region and craft beers from microbreweries. At the first venue, savor a treat of Polish appetizers. Each venue you visit will provide a different experience, including a different atmosphere and selection of beers for you to choose from. This tour has 3 different options. On the 2-hour option, taste a set of 7 beers and some appetizers at 3 different venues. If you want to try more beer, opt for the 3-hour option and try 11 beers at 4 different venues with perfectly matched appetizers. Alternatively, choose the 4-hour option for the best combination of Polish beer and traditional food in 5 venues. Enjoy 13 beers and more food that you are able to eat.

Katowice: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

3. Katowice: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

Relish some of the best dishes from Polish cuisine in 2 to 4 carefully selected local venues in Katowice. Explore the strong roots of Polish people's culinary culture with a professional guide. Sample, compare, and choose from a rich range of traditional dishes, and try to decide which you like the most. As you go between venues, enjoy a guided tour of some of the most notable landmarks of the Old Town, including Spodek and the Goldstein Palace.  Select the budget 2.5-hour option to try a basic set of food in 2 places, including different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialties. A soft drink, cake, and coffee/tea are also included, but soup and beer are not.  Or, choose the standard 3.5-hour option to taste traditional Polish food at 3 venues. Try 3 kinds of dumplings, different Polish meats, traditional soup, and other specialties. Enjoy an included beer, as well as a soft drink, cake, and coffee/tea. Learn more about Polish traditions and customs and which meals are related to various occasions.  Alternatively, upgrade your experience to the premium 5-hour option. After filling your belly with a delicious feast combined with a tasting of 8 types of vodka or 8 types of beer, take a more extensive guided walking tour to see the highlights of Katowice city. Discover more about local history and see some of the best-kept secrets in the city. See the remarkable Cathedral of Christ the King, and Mariacka Street.

Katowice: Private Vodka Tasting Tour

4. Katowice: Private Vodka Tasting Tour

Take part in an amazing party tour and get a great combination of Polish vodka, history, and culture in Katowice. Round up your mates to enjoy a private tasting and a lesson at the same time. Drink white, flavored vodka, as well as legendary liqueur, and play a game to compare the flavors among your friends. With your private guide, learn how to drink vodka in the Polish tradition. Hear about the occasions when Poles drink vodka and why it is considered the national drink. All places are carefully chosen to show you the various atmospheres that reflect different periods of Polish culture. During your tour, you will also taste Polish appetizers as perfect matches to the vodka. Enjoy a great composition of Polish vodkas showcasing 4 different kinds: • white vodka (potato, grain) • flavored vodka (nuts, lemon) • liqueur • 70% Absinthe Choose between 3 tour option. On the 2-hour option, taste a set of 5 vodkas and some appetizers at 3 different venues. To try more vodka flavors, select the 3-hour option and enjoy 7 shots at 4 different venues with perfectly matched appetizers. Alternatively, upgrade to the 4-hour option and relish a wonderful combination of Polish vodkas and traditional food in 5 venues. Savor 10 vodkas and more food than you are able to eat.

Czestochowa: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

5. Czestochowa: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

During this beer tasting tour in Czestochowa, you'll sample the best Polish popular, craft, and regional beer. Get to know the different beers and their history, as well as Polish traditions and customs. This fun-filled tour will provide an insightful introduction to the world of Polish beers. Spend the evening with a group of your friends or family, and your private guide will take care of you personally, explaining to you each beer that you drink. Sample brews from major Polish breweries, as well as from microbreweries located in Czestochowa. At the first venue, you will also be treated to traditional appetizers. Every venue you visit will provide a different experience, each with a unique atmosphere and selection of beers to choose from. On the two-hour tour, taste a set of seven beers and some appetizers at three different venues. If you'd like to try even more different types and flavors, the three-hour option is for you. Savor 11 special beers with paired appetizers at four different venues.  Opt for the premium, four-hour option for the best combination of Polish beers and traditional food at five venues. Enjoy 13 beers and more food than you are able to eat.

Czestochowa: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

6. Czestochowa: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

The culture of eating has strong roots among Polish people. Throughout this experience, your professional guide will show you the best dishes from Polish cuisine in two, three or four carefully chosen local venues. At these places, you will have the opportunity to try, compare, and choose which flavors from a rich range of traditional dishes you like the most. At the same time, get to know Czestochowa better with a guided walking tour around its highlights. Choose a 2.5-hour tour to try a basic set of food in 2 places. This includes different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialties. You also receive one soft drink and cake as well as coffee/tea. During the 3.5-hour food tour, taste traditional Polish food at 3 venues. This includes 3 kinds of dumplings, different kinds of polish meats, and traditional soup. you also receive one soft drink or beer as well as a cake and coffee/tea. Throughout the tasting your guide tells you about some Polish traditions and customs, which includes information on which particular meals are related to which occasion. To explore the culture of Poland even better, there is also a special 5-hour option available. This is a combination of food tasting, alcohol tasting (you can choose 8 beers or 8 kinds of vodka), and great sightseeing. Take a walk with your guide and see the highlights of Czestochowa city, admiring it after a delicious feast. During your walk, you'll see many interesting sights, including the impressive Church of the Holy Family, a charming brass palace, an old merchant house, and a historic brewery building. You also visit the Town Hall and the beautiful Church of St. James, which contains elements of Neo-Byzantine architecture.

Czestochowa: Private Vodka Tasting Tour

7. Czestochowa: Private Vodka Tasting Tour

Embark on an amazing party tour with a great combination of facts and hands-on vodka experiencing. Grab your friends for a tasting and lesson at the same time. Drink both white and flavored vodkas, as well as legendary local liqueur, and play fun games to compare the flavors with your mates. Your guide will teach you how to drink vodka the Polish way and tell you about the occasions in which Poles drink vodka, as well as why it is referred to as the national drink. All the locations are carefully chosen based on their unique atmospheres, which reflect different periods in Polish culture and history. During the tour, you will also taste appetizers perfectly matched to the spirits, including white vodka (potato, grain), flavored vodka (nuts, lemon), liqueur, and 70% absinthe. If you and your friends like partying and nightlife tours, this activity is a must-do during your stay in Poland. Choose the two-hour option to taste a set of five vodkas and appetizers at three different venues. If you are interested in more flavors, then opt for the three-hour option, which includes seven special shots at four different venues, all paired with appetizers. For the best combination of Polish vodka and traditional cuisine at five venues, select the four-hour option to enjoy 10 vodkas and more food than you're able to eat.

Krakow and Auschwitz Small-Group Tour from Lodz with Lunch

8. Krakow and Auschwitz Small-Group Tour from Lodz with Lunch

Pay your respects in Auschwitz and Birkenau Nazi Concentration Camp. Auschwitz has become a primary symbol of the Holocaust. It was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. The collection of the museum contains original documents, suitcases, shoes and other belongings of murdered prisoners. There you will find original fences, wooden watchtowers and railway ramps have been preserved. Visit includes also short ride to Birkenau camp, which functioned as a war camp, extermination camp and place from people were sent to labor in Nazi Germany. More than 90 per cent of prisoners, mostly Jews, were killed there. Birkenau was mostly destroyed by the retreating Germans. In Krakow, a local guide will take you for a tour around the city. You will see among others Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbicane and ‘Sukiennice‘ (Cloth Hall) – renaissance major center of international trade. The most interesting sight is the Wawel Hill with the Cathedral and the Royal Castle - place of royal coronations, weddings and funerals. Some of its oldest stone buildings can be dated back to 10th century. In a cave at the foot of the hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, Wawel Dragon had his lair and the dragon’s cave is now a popular tourist stop.

From Warsaw: Jasna Gora & Black Madonna Small Group Tour

9. From Warsaw: Jasna Gora & Black Madonna Small Group Tour

This tour starts in Warsaw. You will be picked up by your English-speaking driver from your hotel. You will then be taken to visit the Jasna Góra monastery in Czestochowa. Jasna Góra is the country’s greatest place of pilgrimage. Important attractions are votive objects connected to John Paul II (e.g. golden rose given to the Monastery in 1979 and a part of cassock stained with blood with a hole after an assassination attempt in 1981). The Pope used to visit Czestochowa every time he was in Poland. During the tour you have also a chance to admire the Golghota – new Stations of the Cross designed by the famous Polish painter Jerzy Duda-Gracz. Afterwards, your driver will transfer you for lunch in a local restaurant. After the tour, you will return to Warsaw at around 7:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Silesian Voivodeship

We were kept up to date with any changes to pick up points and times.Philip ( I think that his name, sorry if I got this wrong) was very helpful and made sure everyone felt safe during the travel. On arrival our tour guide was exceptional, was knowledgable, emphatic and allowed everyone to ask any questions. I would recommend, it’s worth visiting

It was well organised. The afternoon tour of Krakow was a good break from the morning's emotional tour of Auschwitz. Magda my tour guide in Krakow was fenomal. She loves the city and new the history very well. She took me to places I would never have found on my own. Can highly recommend her - best tour guide I've ever had!!!

I enjoyed the experience, the guide was very well taught and had a lot of information for us too take in!! Not only that but well spoken and very clear too understand

Everyone involved were really helpful and professional from the driver and onboard guide to the auschwitz birkenau guide who was really good and very knowledgeable

Amazing. Everything was laid out so simple and the tour guide was full of knowledge about the country & the camp. Couldn’t recommend enough.