I am pleased to invite you on a 4-day tour during which you will see one of the most important places in the south of Poland. All tours in Krakow are in a small groups, during which a guide will show you the city of Polish kings. However, in Auschwitz and Wieliczka you will join a guide who works in the museum. The entire 4-day tour is entirely organized by me and it will be my greatest joy to give you an unforgettable experience during your visit to Poland!
- Visit Krakow and marvel at its wonderful atmosphere
- Walk through Krakow’s medieval Market Square
- See the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps
- Take a trip into the depths of the earth at the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine
- Learn about the history of Polish Jews during a stroll through Krakow’s Kazimierz district
DAY 1 Krakow Old Town – in the footsteps of history and great people
The tour begins in Krakow’s Old Town, which has been a silent witness to the centuries-long history of this city. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful monuments, with St. Mary’s Church, the Barbican, and the Wawel Royal Castle at the forefront. You will see the Main Square, where the famous St. Mary’s Trumpet Call is played every hour.
You will also have the opportunity to learn about the history of famous Poles, headed by Pope John Paul II, and see the so-called Pope’s Window in the Bishop’s Palace. While strolling through the streets of the Old Town, you will feel the extraordinary atmosphere of Krakow for centuries acting like a magnet for new residents and tourists.
Guided Krakow Old Town tour includes: The Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Adalbert’s Church, the Town Hall Tower, Cloth Hall, remains of medieval city walls, Jagiellonian University, Czartoryski Museum, the Pope’s window, St. Francis Church, the Wawel Hill, Royal Castle, and the Cathedral.
DAY 2: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour
On the second day of the trip, you will visit the Memorial and Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is one of the most memorable places in the world to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust. It is also a place where the fates and sufferings of many nations affected by World War II are intertwined. In this former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, they murdered more than a million people (including over a million Jews, nearly 100,000 Poles, and many other nations). Visiting Auschwitz will be an opportunity to reflect on humanity and seek answers to the question, why did people put people through such a fate?
DAY 3: Wieliczka Salt Mine – a gem on the UNESCO World Heritage List
On the next day of the tour, you will visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine. It will be an extraordinary journey into the depths of the earth, during which you will see corridors carved in salt, learn about the difficult work of miners and admire the salt sculptures, led by the beautiful St. Kinga Chapel. During the tour of the mine, you will experience the unique atmosphere of the place.
The Salt Mine in Wieliczka is one of the most important monuments in Poland, and over one million visitors from all over the world visit this unique place every year. It is a unique world-class monument, as evidenced by its inclusion in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
The history of the mine dates back to the 13th century when deposits of rock salt were discovered and salt mining in Wieliczka started. The times of glory survived in the sixteenth and the first half of the 17th century when the mining crew had about 2000 people and the annual salt production in the mine was over 30,000 tons per year.
Day 4: Krakow Jewish Quarter & Ghetto Walking Tour – the history of Krakow’s Jewish quarter
The last day of the tour is dedicated to visiting Cracow’s Kazimierz, a district inhabited by Jews for centuries. During the walk, you will see Synagogues and monuments remembering the heyday of the district, visit the Jewish ghetto to which they were resettled during the war, and learn the remarkable story of Oskar Schindler, who saved more than 1000 people from death at the hands of the Nazis. Thanks to this tour, you will learn about the history of the Jewish people in Krakow and find out that sometimes help can come from a completely unexpected direction.
Guided Kazimierz Jewish Quarter tour includes: The Old Synagogue, Szeroka Street, Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, Helena Rubinstein’s house, the Isaac Synagogue, the New Square, High Synagogue, the Tempel Synagogue, Ghetto wall, the Ghetto Heroes Square, Tadeusz Pankiewicz’s Pharmacy, Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory.
4 Days tour – Krakow, Auschwitz & Wieliczka Salt Mine – What’s included?
3 Stars rating apartment or hotel
Very good location – walking distance to everywhere
– Experienced English-speaking driver and guide throughout the tour.
– Transport: modern air-conditioned car
– Tickets to Auschwitz and Salt Mine.
– Guided tours at all locations.
– All taxes and fees included.