Krakow City Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Overview: Visit the Jewish District of Kazimierz which used to be inhabited by one of the most diverse Jewish communities in Europe. Then take a short drive up the Wawel Hill which is the embodiment of Poland's former monarchical glory. On its summit is the Royal Castle and a 14th century cathedral which hosted nearly all the Polish monarchy's coronations and funerals. Descended the hill and stroll along Kanonicza and Grodzka streets to reach Collegium Maius ( Great College), the oldest building of the Academia Cracoviensis. Visit the charming Gothic courtyard and continue to the Main Market Square where you can pick up souvenirs. Then, visit St Mary's Church, where the stunning medieval altar sculpted by Veit Stoss is located.
Wieliczka Salt Mine tour
Duration: 4 hours
Overview: As you walk down the 360 steps into the salt mine, it feels like you are entering a vast underground city, complete with huge caverns and underground lakes. This underground world is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list thanks to the creativity of the miners who carved chapels out of the walls, hundreds of meters below the surface.
You will visit the largest of the chapels, dedicated to St Kinga, the patron saint of salt miners. This subterranean church is richly decorated with chandeliers, sculptures and religious figures carved out of salt. As you follow the 2 ½ km walk, you'll pass statues dating back to the 18th century depicting mythical, historical and religious figures. The last stop in the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, the lift carries you back to the surface.
Duration: 6 hours
Overview: From 1940-1945, the biggest Nazi concentration and death camp in occupied Europe was in KL Auschwitz, situated 70 km from Krakow in the town of Oswiecim. The Auschwitz Memorial Museum (founded in 1947) was included in the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1979. During the tour you will visit both parts of the Museum located in Oswiecim (KL Auschwitz I) and Brzezinka (KL Auschwitz II Birkenau). You will also watch a documentary on the history of the KL Auschwitz concentration and death camp.
Auschwitz Birkenau and Concert in Jewish Cafe
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Overview: Meet your vehicle and guide for the 150km round trip to the UNESCO site of the Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Museum near the town of Oswiecim. The Auschwitz and Birkenau Camps were set up in 1940 originally for prisoners from Poland. From 1942 it became one of the biggest extermination camps for the European Jews, more than 1 million men, women and children lost their lives there including Jews, Poles, Gypsies, POWs and other nationalities.
After the World War 2 the camp was established by the Polish Government as The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum.The basic structures of both camps have survived and permanent exhibitions have been set up in some of the buildings of the main Auschwitz site which include documents and historical exhibits such as furniture, clothing and personal belongings.
Return to Krakow. Your guide in the morning tour will have given you your tickets for the evening concert of Jewish, Russian and gypsy music in the heart of the Jewish Quarter. The concert starts at 8pm. Make your own way to the Cafe Kezmer Hois, present your tickets and you will be shown to your reserved table.
Dunajec River Gorge and Niedzica Castle
Duration: 8 hours
Overview: The trip begins at Niedzica castle, then continues to the wharf in Sromowce Nizne and ends 15 kms later in Szczawnica. Visit Niedzica Castle built in the 14th century by the Hungarians to protect an important trade route through the Dunajec valley. Today the castle towers over a large water reservoir and an impressive dam built in mid 90s. Admire the delightful view and learn an amazing story of Inca refugees that found shelter there.
Then enjoy "the raft trip down the Dunajec river", a rather leisurely drift in large wooden punts. Highly experienced guides make sure you have a smooth ride and recount the history of the gorge. The voyage down the winding Dunajec offers breathtaking views of mighty limestone cliffs and stunning native vegetation both protected by the second oldest international national park in the world. Spot some rare bird species including the Black Stork.
Ojkow National Park - Jurassic Landscape Tour
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Overview: Just 50km from Krakow is the Ojcow National Park in the valley of the Pradnik River,enclosed by Pieskowa Skala cliffs. Drive along a winding road (on special permission by prior reservation), past breathtaking Jurassic rock formations such as the "Cracovian Gate" and the "Club of Hercules". See the ruins of Ojcow Castle and the "little church on the water". Visit one of Poland's masterpieces of Renaissance palace architecture, the Pieskowa Skala Castle which towers over a steep rocky crag. Visit the three-storey trapezoid courtyard and the castle which houses a branch of the Wawel State Art Collection.
Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains
Duration: 9 hours
Overview: Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland. Take the funicular railway to the top of mount Gubalowka for views over the granite and limestone peaks of the Tatra Mountains. Return to the oldest part of Zakopane and visit the charming wooden old parish church and the most unique cemetery in Poland. You have a chance to visit the enormous regional market and enjoy lunch in a restaurant serving local specialties. You can visit the Tatra Museum or the village of Chocholow famous for its 150-year old wooden log cabins and serenity.
Krakow Sightseeing and Classical Concert ticket
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Overview: Kracow has a unique charm created by centuries of history and cultural wealth. The Old City of Krakow is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Visit the Florian Gate and the Old Market Square, Europe's largest Medieval Square with its Renaissance Cloth Hall. Follow the "Royal Route", see Grodzka Street and Kazimierz, the former Jewish District. Highlights of the tour include Wawel Hill, the Royal Castle and St Mary's Basilica with the unique 15th century altar carved in wood. You can end the tour in town or at your hotel.
Your Guide on the morning sightseeing tour will provide you with the tickets for a Classical Concert at St Adalbert Church starting at 6pm this evening. Make your own way to the St Adalbert's Church on the Main Square in Krakow. This is one of Poland's oldest stone Churches with a history dating back almost 1000 years. The interior is baroque style and the perfect setting for the classical music concert performed by Orchestra of the City of Krakow.