Top Attractions in Poland
Find the best deals for tickets and tours of attractions in Poland and experience the country via food, drink and history. We have multiple Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum tours available in addition to many other popular attractions in Poland such as the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Schindler's Factory
Leave Krakow for a day to visit the historic monuments Auschwitz and Birkenau. Auschwitz was one of the largest concentration camps built by the Nazis during the Second World War. The remains of the camps are now listed as UNESCO World Heritage and form the most important memorials of the Holocaust to act as proof of the terrors that took place during the war. From the center of Krakow an English-speaking driver will take you to the town of Oświęcim where the museums are located. Meanwhile, you can prepare yourself for the visit by watching a documentary that informs you about the museums and the history.
Take a tour of the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex on a 7-hour trip from Krakow. Travel by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage compound and explore the twin concentration camp with a licensed guide. Learn about the Nazi Holocaust and how the camps functioned. Explore the poignant exhibition halls, and see the barracks, gas chambers and other buildings at Auschwitz I. Then, view the watchtowers, crumbled buildings and memorials at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Your guide will explain everything you see with care and sensitivity.
To make the most out of your visit to Krakow, take advantage of the combined tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Oskar Schindler Factory. The tour takes a full day and is a great way to see two of the absolute must-sees of the region, as well as outstanding monuments of Polish and Jewish history. In Auschwitz-Birkenau, you will have a chance to pay tribute to all who lost their lives during the Holocaust and in Oskar Schindler Factory you will discover the story of a man who devoted himself to saving lives of Jewish people. Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Krakow between 8.30am and 9.30am.
Visit the memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mines in a single day. During the tour, you will spend about 3h in the Auschwitz complex, so as about 3h in the Wieliczka Salt Mine. There is expected about 30 minutes to 1h break between sites. (Duration of the break may vary due to unexpected queues, traffic, etc.). It is advised that you carry your own food and water. You may also order a lunch box from the tour operator at an additional cost. During the visit to Auschwitz & Birkenau, a professional guide will accompany you to both sites. You will visit the museum that displays several letters, photographs, and other artifacts preserved from the period when the region was an active 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 2. It is a proof of cruel terror and unimaginable genocide. Original fences, wooden watchtowers and railway ramps have been preserved. The collection of the museum contains original documents, suitcases, shoes and other belongings of murdered prisoners. Visit includes also a short ride to Birkenau camp, which functioned as a war camp, extermination camp and place from where people were sent to labour in Nazi Germany. More than 90 per cent of the prisoners, mostly Jews, were killed there.
Take a comfortable and fast ride from Kraków to Auschwitz. The route takes approximately 1.5 hours and is 60 km (38 miles) long. A professional driver will drop you off at Auschwitz I Birkenau and wait to drive you back to Kraków (optional). A fleet of comfortable Mercedes Benz cars and expert drivers will drive you safely and fast in comfortable conditions straight to Auschwitz to allow you to experience that place at your own pace. There is a free shuttle bus which goes from Auschwitz to Birkenau and back – provided by the Auschwitz Museum. If you want to take the round trip and visit the Museum with a guide, consider that the guided tour takes about 3:30 hours ad you have about 30 minutes time to purchase the entrance ticket.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most precious and most fascinating monuments of culture in Poland. Built in the town of Wieliczka, southern Poland, in the 13th century, it produced table salt throughout its existence until 2007. Though the commercial mining stopped in 1996 because of low salt prices and flooding, the mine remained one of the top attractions in Poland with over 1.2 million visitors a year. Tourists from all over Europe and the globe arrive to see for themselves the historic statues and mythical figures that have been carved out of the rock salt by the mine workers. Among other attractions which one can see on a tour of the mine is a real chapel, which is sometimes used for private events, including weddings.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Krakow, this factory and its history became famous worldwide thanks to Steven Spielberg’s moving film, “Schindler's List". Oskar Schindler was a German entrepreneur who was credited with saving 1,200 Jews from death by employing them in his enamelled goods factory so they could avoid horrible living conditions and ultimately death in the Nazi labour camps. Schindler’s Factory is located 2km from the city centre and is set on the site of the former factory. The museum exhibits reconstructions of events, images, newspaper clippings, artefacts and recordings from that tragic time in history.
Ready to descent 140 meters underground and explore breath-taking chambers with statues made of salt? Start your half-day tour at your hotel in Krakow, where your friendly English-speaking driver will meet you. You will drive to Wieliczka Salt Mine in a comfortable vehicle. At the beginning of your tour, you will get familiar with safety regulations in the mine and then you will begin your journey through salt corridors more than 140 meters underground. Explore remarkable chambers and beautifully decorated chapels hand-carved by local miners. At the end of the route, you can also visit the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, return to the surface by the high-speed lift.
Sailing the famous river, you'll get a completely different perspective on landmarks like Wawel Royal Castle, Most Dębnicki, the Monastery of the Norbertine Sisters, Grunwald Bridge, and more. With no rush and no crowds, it's an hour of peace and quiet on your busy sightseeing agenda. One of our most relaxing tours in Poland!
Your guide will pick you up with a communist minibus and let you experience a less touristy Warsaw together with three pubs, where you will feel the authentic nightlife of Warsaw. See the communist city centre, the Praga district, the Vistula River and many other symbols of Warsaw while listening to interesting stories and anecdotes. Three vodka shots are included in the tour price.
If traditional sightseeing tours bore you to tears, give this one a whirl. Bump and rumble around Warsaw's Praga district in a retro bus, while your driver reveals the quirkier side of the Polish capital and its culture. You'll stop by some of the city's must-see landmarks like the Wedel Chocolate Factory, Warsaw Vodka Factory “Koneser", Praga's incredible street murals, and loads more.
This fascinating tour with a religious context will start from the pick-up from your accommodation in Krakow. At first, you will go to Wadowice, the hometown of The Holy Father John Paul II. Follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest Poles in history. You will see the secondary school which young Karol Wojtyła attended. Then you will go to the Main Market Square named after John Paul II and visit the parish church. You will admire numerous paintings, chapels and famous baptismal font where future Pope had been baptized. Finally, you will participate in a guided tour at the Family Home Museum of John Paul II available in various languages. From Wadowice you will go directly to Częstochowa often called the spiritual capital of Poland.
This is the perfect tour for first-timers in Krakow. Discover the most important sights of the city with a local knowledgable guide – from the Old Town to the Jewish Quarter. Take advantage of the small group size and receive more attention for your personal needs and questions. Lead your steps to the Old Town area, the most amazing part of Krakow City. Head towards Floriańska street, the most famous street of Krakow, then pass St. Mary's church known from the most popular legends connected with Krakow. Surrounded by the sound of Hejnał (St. Mary's Trumpet Call), take a walk through Main Market Square, doubtlessly, the biggest market in Europe with the Cloth Hall – the first medieval marketplace in Krakow. Then admire the Wawel Hill with the impressive Wawel Castle – the former residence of the royal court of Polish kings.
A professional tour guide will take you to the most interesting places that have been witness to the history of the city. The meticulously prepared program, adjusted to the individual needs and expectations of visitors, will provide you with a better understanding of the city and its history. Discovering Krakow and its mysteries with a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide can be a wonderful adventure. Thanks to the personal attention of the guide, you can ask as many questions as you want. The tour route is set individually and you can choose what you want to visit but if you are first-timer in Krakow, you can completely trust your guide and be sure that you will see all the highlights. Sample walk around the Old Town encompasses the Barbican, St. Mary's Basilica, the Main Square, the Cloth Hall, the buildings of the Jagiellonian University and the Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle and the Cathedral. The suggested itinerary of a visit to Kazimierz and Podgórze: the Remuh Synagogue and Cemetery, Szeroka Street and the Old Synagogue, Isaak's Synagogue, the New Square, the Corpus Christi Church and Oskar Schindler's Factory.
Forget for a time about your life here and now – enter Krakow as it was more than 70 years ago! Learn more about the war in the country where it started. Walk among the city’s inhabitants on the cobbled streets of wartime Kraków, feel overwhelmed by the omnipresent existence of the enemy. Enter narrow passages and overpopulated apartments in the ghetto, find weapons in a resistance house, feel the horror of being imprisoned and interrogated. Try to imagine your life in hiding and finally feel the bittersweet joy of being liberated by the Soviet army. With this ticket, you can also visit the famous 'Eagle Pharmacy', where you find an exhibition that commemorates the Holocaust of Jews from Krakow., as well as the Old Synagogue.
This fascinating historical museum presents over 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland. It allows visitors to explore past and present Jewish culture, providing a counterpoint to the stereotypes, xenophobia, and nationalistic prejudice threatening today's societies. POLIN promotes openness, tolerance, and truth, contributing to the mutual understanding and respect between Polish and Jewish people. Don't miss the exhibition The Legacy Gallery, dedicated to the Polish Jews’ contribution to world heritage. In this fascinating journey you'll dive deep into the lives of 26 individuals whose work represents creative achievement in the fields of art, literature, music, film, theatre, science and the humanities, law, education, economics and politics. Each unique Jewish biography throws a new light on the historical turmoil of the times they endured, from the perspective of their Polish-Jewish roots.
Save time and money in Krakow with one pass for access to 39 museums and attractions. Choose from 2 or 3 days. See Oscar Schindler's Factory, St. Mary’s Basilica, the Town Hall Tower, Eagle Pharmacy and lots more. Includes free public transport and airport transfers. Once you've redeemed your smartphone ticket at the DiscoverCracow Tourist Information Point, you'll be good to go! Visit Oscar Schindler's Factory, an interactive museum that covers the German occupation of Krakow in WWII, housed in Oskar Schindler's former enamel factory. Head to the Underground Main Market Square Museum for an amazing glimpse at Krakow's original paths and the walls from medieval streets and shops. See St. Mary’s Basilica, the Town Hall Tower, Pharmacy Under the Eagle, and lots more. As a bonus, while your 2 or 3-day pass is valid, you can also ride the city’s public transport for free, and get free transport to and from Krakow airport. If you want to make the most of your time in Krakow, this is your ticket!
See Krakow the way it was over 70 years ago at the best historical museum in Poland! Skip the line and join an expert local guide for some fascinating stories about WWII in the country where it started, and get to feel – as well as see – what life was like in the war! You'll also get to know more about Oskar Schindler, the Nazi who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. Learn the story of Krakow and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, during the war. The exhibition, Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945, is in the former administrative building of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory. An amazing venue, not to mention subject!
As one of the most dazzling gems on the UNESCO World Heritage list, Wawel Castle has the wow factor. Looming over the Vistula River, the Wawel oozes medieval charm. Built at the command of King Casimir III the Great, who reigned from 1333 to 1370, its turbulent past makes for a tale or two! One of our most historic tours in Poland! With your local guide providing a fascinating snapshot of its history, and that of the surrounding area, you'll admire Krakow's number one tourist attraction from the outside, and get a glimpse of royal life in 14th-century Poland. Having filled your brain with Polish history, you'll end your tour at the famous Wawel Dragon, armed with the knowledge needed to defeat this fire-breathing legend of Polish folklore!
Can you believe your eyes, or is it all a trick of the mind? Give your brain cells something fun to puzzle over, and take some amazing photos. This interactive museum is packed with dazzling illusions. Will you find the way out of the mirror maze? Stargaze through a giant telescope, brave a walk in a vortex tunnel full of spinning lights, and explore over 50 exhibits to pique your curiosity and get you pondering about time and space. Cosmos Museum is great fun in Warsaw for adults and kids alike – everything is interactive!
Its origins are fiercely debated, but one thing's for sure: In Poland, they know their vodka (wódka, if we're getting technical). The Polish Vodka Museum traces the history of vodka and its importance in Polish culture. On this guided tour you'll hear about famous brands and the story behind the museum's neo-Gothic home. Learn about the raw ingredients and distillation process required to make the finest Polish vodka, and taste three different variations. Even opt for a connoisseur tasting!
Experience a kayaking trip on the Pliszka River to discover the wild and untouched nature as you paddle through the Rzepińska Forest. Follow a kayak route from Pliszka – Gądków Wielki – Łapinóg, where you'll meander down the river through varied landscapes of pine forests, alder forest wetlands and into the Rzepińska Forest that is rich in wildlife and undergrowth. The kayak route takes place on an easily navigable river that is perfect for beginners to experts.
Learn about the Polish Underground State and the armed forces at the Home Army Museum in Krakow. Established in 2000, the museum commemorates one of the significant organizations in Polish history. The Home Army forces were estimated to have around 400.000 participants, which makes it the biggest Polish resistance movement and the third-largest in Europe during WWII. Discover how big impact the Home Army and the Polish Underground State had on Polish history and heritage. Learn about its origin and activity. Explore the Museum's collection, supported by multimedia and see the soldiers' artifacts and memorabilia.
Take just a few steps down under the surface of the Main Market Square and find yourself in Kraków from centuries ago. Going down every step will take you back a century or two until you finally arrive at your destination: the beginnings of the city of Krakow. Go on a journey to a world long gone, where vampires existed alongside merchants, where salt was the best currency, and sacrifices were necessary when building a house. At the unique Main Market Square Underground Museum excavations and modern technology combine to create a spectacle of sensations.
A cruise under the stars is the perfect solution for a romantic date or an unusual way to meet friends. Have great fun and discover the sights of Krakow from a different perspective. Ready for an adventure? The crew is waiting to take you on a cruise on the Vistula River. The royal city of Krakow is full of interesting and entertaining places. Sail and see picturesque landscapes: Wawel Castle, Dębnicki Bridge, the Monastery of the Norbertan Sisters, the place where the Rudawa River flows into the Vistula, Dębniki district, John Paul II family house, the Manggha museum of japanese art and technology, Grunwaldzki Bridge, Piłsudskiego Bridge, Bernatek Footbridge, Cricoteka Museum, the historical district Kazimierz and the Church on The Rock. This cruise is also perfect to relax and rest with the sound of the waves.
During your beer tasting tour, you'll sample the best Polish craft and regional beers. Get to know Polish beer, including its history, Polish traditions and customs with your private guide. Learn about Poland's huge tradition of craft beer brewing, dating back to the 16th century, where over 400 breweries were operating with an average nobleman drinking approximately 700 liters of beer per year! This fun and cultural tour will offer an insightful introduction to the world of Polish beers. Spend time with your friends and family as your private guide takes care of all the details and explains each beer that you will drink.
Go on a stroll on Wawel Hill and learn all about its history and significance! During this private walking tour, the licensed guide will take you for a journey through time to the land of Polish kings and queens. Enter the Wawel Castle – the main residency of the Polish monarchy that dates back to the 11th century. Look for the architectonical traces of the Middle Ages, Renaissance or Baroque and reveal the secrets of the castle and its surroundings. Explore rich chambers and beautiful courtyards while listening to many popular tales about the hill and its former inhabitants, like princess Wanda or the Wawel Dragon. One of pour most popular tours in Poland!
Discover Krakow's UNESCO Wolrd Heritage-listed Old Town from a different angle on this two-hour self-balancing scooter experience and learn about its top sites (and hidden ones too): the Wawel Castle, the Sukiennice Museum, St. Mary's Basilica, the Barbican, the Town Hall Tower, the Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University, the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre and many more. Before heading out to the city, your guide will show you how to operate the self-balancing vehicle and ensure you feel comfortable and confident. Along the way, get interesting information about the old town. Learn how it's rich in culture, boasting six thousand historical sites and more than two million artworks. Marvel at the city's architecture of its palaces, churches, theaters, and mansions featuring stylistic details from the Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic period.
During this tour you will discover the highlights of Krakow's history, starting with the top attraction at Wawel Castle and walk along the famous Royal Route from Wawel Hill to the Old Town. Explore this fascinating castle from the outside, where you will see its most important points like defensive walls, Wawel Dragon and Wawel Cathedral while learning about its history from your guide. Then, step inside Castle Wawel to discover the most important parts of the castle, including the royal staterooms. In addition to many precious monuments, the castle is also full of ancient paintings and stunning tapestries, which have been preserved from the interior's original decoration. Continue in the footsteps of the Kings of Poland as you follow the famous Royal Route from Wawel Hill to the Old Town. In the Main Market Square you'll admire the Gothic exterior of St. Mary's Basilica.
Poland is known for its delicious cuisine. During this tour, you will discover a variety of polish flavors. Feel the unique atmosphere of traditional restaurants of the Krakow Old Town, full of bars and cafes. You've certainly heard about the legendary Polish pierogi, the national culinary treasure! Luckily for you, during this tour, you will visit the place serving the best pierogi in town. After tasting the richness of Polish dishes, desserts and beverages, you will take part in a completely new experience. Enjoy Polish bison grass vodka shots listening to live Klezmer music band. Your local English speaking guide will not only lead you to the best restaurants and bars but also explain to you the history of Polish cuisine and tell you the interesting history of Krakow.
Feel the unique atmosphere of the Jewish Quarter hidden in narrow cobbled streets, bustling squares, cozy restaurants and cafes serving up traditional Jewish-Polish dishes and old town houses. Start the tour from your chosen pich-up location at any time of day. Walk around and see the major sights of the district such as synagogues, the old cemetery, the Monument to the Memory of Krakow Holocaust Victims, the Jan Karski Bench, “the man who told the world about Holocaust", Helena Rubinstein's birth house and yard, where the famous movie “Schindler's List" was filmed. In the Podgórze district walk through the Ghetto Heroes Square with its 70 empty chairs made of iron and bronze, symbolizing the tragedy of the Polish Jews during WWII. See also the remains of Ghetto Walls and Schindler's Factory, where the tour ends. This is an opportunity to buy an admission ticket and visit the Schindler factory without guide.
Krakow’s communist district, Nowa Huta, is the perfect place to understand the paradoxes of this system. It is one of only two planned socialist realist settlements. A utopian ideal communist city, monumental and grand, built in a country that had just started to raise itself from the rubble of World War II. On this tour, you will learn about the political story behind this district, about the people that inhabited it and their revolution for freedom. See one of the best examples of an ideal communist city which today, surprisingly, has a lot to offer. See the monumental headquarters of the steel plant and communist party offices, enter original bomb shelters and command centre from the 1950s, where everything remained untouched as a testimony to the times of the Cold War, see the representative part of Nowa Huta – monumental Central Square and the Avenue of Roses & much more..
Beginning with hotel pick-up and transportation to the Malbork Castle in a comfortable AC minibushis, this 6-hour guided tourn in English is a must-do for anyone visiting Gdansk. Explore the 14th-century Palace of the Grand Master, which was at one point the residence of the so-called Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and see the castle’s various permanent and temporary exhibitions including the collection of weaponry, armor, flags and enormous Amber Museum. Malbork Castle covering 143,591 square meters is the largest castle in the world! Built with 12-15 million bricks it is even bigger than Windsor Castle. Malbork Castle is listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site and is visited by over 500,000 tourists each year. Right now it holds a museum with 40 thousand items. Of all of our tours in Poland, this is the one that we highly recommend!
Kayak your way around Gdansk on the Motlawa river to see the city from a different perspective. Your Guide will lead you to many interesting stops like the Crane, one of the defining symbols of Gdansk representing what little is left of the city's great trading age. You will learn about Gdansk's history at the SS Sołdek, a former Polish coal and ore freighter. Your route takes you around two islands of Gdansk: Granary Island and Olowianka Island. Gdansk's unique location at the crossroads of sea and river routes, waterways of the Vistula river at the Baltic estuary, as well as the Radunia and Motlawa rivers, had a great impact on the history of the city as it is known today. Grab a paddle and follow the canals to see places ferries cannot access. Seize the opportunity to experience a completely different Gdansk to the one you’ve seen on land.
This tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel in Gdansk, and brings you to Buczyniec or Jelenie Ramp to start your two hour boat trip on Elblag Canal, which is unique monument of hydro-engineering from the XIX century. You will sit on the boat with other tourists to admire the peaceful nature and see the mechanical devices which are used to pull the ships from the lower part of the canal to the upper part. Meet your guide at any location in Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia. You can leave your pickup location at checkout. If you wish to begin this tour 1 hour sooner or later than the starting time, please contact the supplier directly. You will find the contact information in the voucher after booking. Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 12 hours before the activity begins.
During your beer tasting tour, you'll sample the best Polish craft and regional beers. Get to know Polish beer, including its history, Polish traditions and customs with your private guide. Learn about Poland's huge tradition of craft beer brewing, dating back to the 16th century, where over 400 breweries were operating with an average nobleman drinking approximately 700 liters of beer per year! This fun and cultural tour will offer an insightful introduction to the world of Polish beers. Spend time with your friends and family as your private guide takes care of all the details and explains each beer that you will drink. Enjoy this beer experience as you sample beers from major Polish breweries, as well as specialty regional beers from the Pomeranian region, and craft beers from microbreweries located in Gdansk. During your tour, you will also be treated to Polish appetizers at your first venue. Each venue you visit will provide a different experience, including a different atmosphere and selection of beers for you to choose from.
Your English speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel in comfortable Mini Bus with AC and take you to Sztutowo where former camp and now where the Stutthof Museum is located. Visit the museum for about two hours with English speaking Museum’s guide. Stutthof Concentration Camp, the first and longest operating concentration camp in the Polish territory. The moment the German Nazis invaded Poland, massive arrests of Poles in the Free City of Danzig started. Only in the first day of the war approx. 1500 people were arrested and put in Stutthof Concentration Camp. Stutthof was the place where 110,000 people were kept: men, women and children, citizens of 28 countries and over 30 nationalities. Among them were also Poles, Jews, Russians, Ukrainians, White Russians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians, Czechs, Slovaks, Finns, Norwegians, French, Danes, Dutch, Belgs, Germans, Austrians, English, Spanish, Italians, Yugoslavs, Hungarians and Gypsies. During the imprisonment they were exposed to a number of exterminating factors such as slave-like work, malnutrition, terrible sanitation, disease, mental and physical torture. 65,000 people died as a result of exterminating living conditions as well as of executions by shooting, hanging, murdering in gas chambers by means of Cyclone B, killing by means of phenol injections into the heart, beating and torturing, and during evacuation by land and by sea.
Experience a full-day tour to the Wolf’s Lair, located in the middle of forest, it was used as Hitler’s headquarters. This heavily guarded location was once surrounded by a minefield and operated for 4 years, where over 2,000 people lived. Follow your local guide into the forest to find the Wolf's Lair, feel the atmosphere filled with historical events and search for the hidden secrets of this big area. Discover the complex of over 80 buildings built in 1941 that used to be Adolf Hitler’s military headquarters, where he spent most of World War II. See the 50 well-camouflaged bunkers with 6 meter thick walls and hear about the war decisions that were conceived at this location. This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off. Meet your guide at the agreed-upon location indicated during checkout. There are many bunkers, undergrounds and old routes, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. One of our favourite tours in Poland!