TOURS


Auschwitz Birkenau

The Schindler’s List

Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Old Town

Wieliczka – Miner’s Route

Auschwitz Birkenau

 

Auschwitz Birkenau is the site of the gravest mass murder in the history of humanity. It remains a memorial that can serve everyone as a mirror of the human soul and a prism for looking deep within ourselves.

Prices:
Regular: 145 PLN
Students: 115 PLN

Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour includes:
• hotel/hostel pick-up
• transportation by air conditioned minibus
• professional Museum guide
• professional English speaking tour leader
• hotel/hostel drop-off

 

DETAILS:
Auschwitz-Birkenau (1941 – 1945) was the largest of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim, situated within the range of about 60 kilometers from Kraków, and 280 kilometers from Warsaw. The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I – the administrative centre, Auschwitz II (Birkenau) – an extermination camp, and Auschwitz III (Monowitz) – a work camp. In 1990, the figure of the people killed in the camp was placed at 1.1 million.

About 90 percent of them were Jews from almost every European country. Most of the dead were killed in gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions, and the so-called medical experiments. At the end of the war, the SS made great efforts to destroy what remained of the camp, burn the archives, and murder all the people they referred to as the „Bearers of Secrets”. Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour gives you an opportunity to learn about holocaust and see one of the most terrifying but also touching places in the World.

 

More about the tour:
During the tour you will have a chance to visit the permanent exhibition and original buildings on the grounds of the Main Camp(Auschwitz) and visit the most important original objects at Birkenau. The whole tour lasts about 6-7 hours. You will spend around 2 hours in the first part of the camp and around 1 hour in the second part. Please do remember that there is no lunch break during the tour. You are allowed to take photos within the Musuem. After your arrival back in Krakow you will be dropped off at your pick up point.

 

 

The Schindler’s List

 
The District of Kazimierz is the historical Jewish part of Krakow. Its narrow streets and courts are full of interesting Jewish architecture. Founded in 1335 by King Kazimierz the Great, this district used to be a separate city altogether.
 
PRICES:
EVERYDAY TOUR IN ENGLISH
REGULAR: 60 PLN
STUDENTS: 50 PLN
 
THE SCHINDLER’S LIST TOUR INCLUDES:
• 3 hours walking tour with professional English speaking guide
 
Starting Time:
10:00 everyday
Tours in other languages are organized on request.
 
Meeting Point:
St. Adalbert’s Church, Main Market Square
 
DETAILS:
During this tour we will take you to the former Jewish district of Kazimierz – now becoming the artistic centre of Krakow filled with designer café’s. The trendy location surrounded by buildings that witnessed shocking Holocaust history is also the place where before World War II, Jewish culture flourished for centuries and a film set for Steven Spielbergs Oscar winner. Then, we continue to the district of Podgórze to see Schindler’s factory and the surviving remnants of the second World War ghetto.
 

Wieliczka Salt Mine

 

The only salt mine in the world preserved in such pristine condition and placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites ! 135 meters underground! Visited by more than 1 million tourists a year!

 

PRICES:
REGULAR: 145 PLN
STUDENTS: 115 PLN

 

Salt Mine Tour includes:
– hotel/hostel pick-up
– transport by air conditioned minibus
– professional Salt Mine guide
– professional tour leader
– hotel/hostel drop-off

 

DETAILS:
“The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is the only site in the world where mining has continued since the Middle Ages. Lying on nine levels, its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as lesser and major shafts) stretch for the total of 300 kilometres: reaching the depth of 327 metres they illustrate all the stages of the development of the mining technology over time.”

The quotation comes from the justification of entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine into UNESCO’s 1st World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage on 8th September, 1978 together with 11 other sites from all over the world.

 

More about the tour:
During the tour you will have a chance to visit the twenty historic chambers connected by 2 kilometers of passages. Descent into the mine by staircase (380 steps) to the 1 st Level( at a depth of 64 metres) and return to the surface by lift up the Danilowicz shaft from the 3rd Level (at a depth of 135 meters. The whole tour lasts about 4-5 hours. You will spend around 2 hours in the Salt Mine. If you would like to take photos, you have to buy permission at the entrance to Saint Kinga’s Chapel. During this tour there is no lunch break. If you have bought a student ticket, please do no forget to bring your student card (please do remember that student tickets are only for people under the age of 25). After your arrival back in Krakow, you will be dropped off at your pick up point.

 

The Old Town

 

 

See the beauty of the Old Town with its original Medieval street layout, marvelous architecture, and unique atmosphere that distinguishes Krakow from the rest of Poland. As the former capital of Poland, it has a rich history which is still visible even today.

 

PRICES:
EVERYDAY TOUR IN ENGLISH:
REGULAR: 60 PLN
STUDENTS: 50 PLN

 

THE OLD TOWN TOUR INCLUDES:
• 3 hours walking tour with professional English speaking guide

 

DETAILS:
The Royal Route – the highlight of the Old Town, which begins at St. Florian’s Church in the northern part of the Medieval Old Town, continues along Floriańska, Grodzka, and Kanonicza Streets, and ends at Wawel Castle – the old residence of Polish monarchs, which was built in the 14th century. With a number of prominent historic landmarks on its way, The Royal Route is a true reminder of the golden age in Krakow’s history.

 

Wieliczka – Miner’s Route