Private tour to Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau
This tailor-made tour bases you in one of Poland’s most popular destinations. Krakow is amongst the oldest cities in Poland and is packed with stunning architecture as well as being an economic and cultural hub that will provide a great backdrop for a short break. The main historic site is Auschwitz, the biggest extermination camp built for the Nazi’s Final Solution. 1 million people perished here throughout Poland’s occupation, and visiting the camp is a harrowing and sobering experience. However, there is much more to see in the area, Krakow itself it’s a beautiful town with plenty to see, including the Roayal Chambers, St Marys Basillica and Kazimierz, the Jewish quarter. There is also the fantatsic Oscar Shcindler Factory Museum and the Wieliczka Salt Mine the oldest functioning mining site in the world.
Our-tailor made tours:
Our tailor-made tours aim to offer a high quality experience that suits you. Visit historic and cultural sites of your choice in as much luxury as you desire, and we’ll pay impeccable attention to detail at every step of the way. Whether it’s a short city break complete with museums and galleries or exploring the world’s most famous battlefields, we will do everything in our power to ensure you have the immersive experience you are looking for.
We generally provide accommodation in good quality 4*, preferably historic, hotels where possible. However we can provide accommodation that suits your budget, please enquire for more details.
We can include flights from London to Poland as well as all ground transportation throughout your stay.
We can arrange a local, English speakingprivate driver guide to take you to all the sites you wish to visit.
"We got home late last night from Kraków and we just wanted to thank you for the wonderful itinerary you organised for us.
It was an incredible experience, one we will never forget. The arrangements you made worked perfectly, everyone was on time and the hotel was ideal. Marta looked after us very well and our other guides were very informative.
This is merely a suggested itinerary and can be tailor made to your interests and needs;
Day 1: Arrive at Krakow Airport and transfer to your centrally located hotel. Check in for 3 nights.
Day 2: Excursion to KL Auschwitz and Birkenau. At the museum you will be met by the English-speaking museum guide who will lead you on a private tour. The KL Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum was established by the Polish Government in 1947 on the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp which was set up in 1940 for prisoners from Poland. In recognition of its historical significance as a memorial to all who suffered and died there, the Museum was entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The tour includes visiting Auschwitz I, which was the original camp, serving as the administrative centre for the whole complex and Auschwitz II – Birkenau, which was designed strictly as a concentration camp. Return to Krakow where you can spend the afternoon exploring the city at your leisure.
Day 3: Private walking tour of Krakow (4 hours). This tour includes entrances to the Royal Chambers, ‘Lady with an Ermine’ by Leonardo Da Vinci, Royal Cathedral and St Mary’s Basilica. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Day 4: Tour to Wieliczka Saltmine. The historic salt mine in Wieliczka is the only mining site in the world functioning continuously since the Middle Ages. Its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as minor and major shafts) are located on nine levels and extend for a total of about 300 kilometres. Reaching depths of 327 metres they illustrate all the stages of mining technology development over time. During the tour through the mine you will see underground chambers hewn out of the salt rock, statues sculpted in salt and saline lakes. Visitors can take a walk of 2.5km, through 3 levels, down to 136 metres below ground level. Back in Krakow, enjoy a final few hours of shopping or exploring before transferring back to the airport for your evening departure.