To meet the various needs of sightseeing, we have prepared several possibilities to visit Concentration Camps.
To meet the various needs of sightseeing, we have prepared several possibilities to visit Concentration Camps.
If you want to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex by yourself and you are wondering how to get there – we have a perfect solution for you.
If you come to Kraków for a few days only, you certainly want to see as much as possible. However, you can’t always get to know the history of a place in a hurry. For those who are interested in the history of the World War II, or would like to enhance their knowledge about the Holocaust, we have a special offer to visit the Birkenau Camp and the Schindler’s Factory within one day.
Tourists arriving in Kraków for a couple days certainly want to take advantage of the city’s rich offer without having to choose between one of the world’s most recognisable destinations located in the Kraków region: the Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Birkenau Concentration Camp. To provide tourists with an opportunity to see both of these places, while taking into consideration the limited time of their stay, we decided to combine these two options into a single, one-day trip.
KL Auschwitz-Birkenau (Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau) was the largest German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, which was built in the outskirts of Oświęcim (annexed as Auschwitz to the Third Reich). Altogether, over 1.1 million men, women and children, mainly the Jewish population, lost their lives in the camp. One of the few prisoners who managed to survive the imprisonment period was Marian Kołodziej – the author of a series of sketches Frames of Memory. Labyrinths that depict shocking scenes of life in the camp. Apart from sightseeing the biggest part of the camp – Birkenau, participants of the Pictures from Auschwitz tour will see the artist’s shocking works about which Rev. Professor Józef Tischner said: ‘I have been to the Auschwitz camp a couple of times, I have walked around Birkenau. But I have never seen there what I saw at this exhibition. My impression is this: it is here that the real Auschwitz is found. This is actually all I am able to say: the real Auschwitz is here.’
A trip to the Birkenau Museum brings together the history of the Nazi cruelty and the harrowing fate of the victims of the Holocaust, reminding of the most poignant event in the history of mankind. During the visit, you will see the most important objects in Birkenau, the former Auschwitz III Camp in Monowice and the Monument called The Fountain of Tears, which is described as a “sculptured dialogue of suffering between the Holocaust and the crucifixion”.
While walking around Kraków’s Main Market Square, many people are not aware of the true treasure underneath. Join us in the mysterious, underground world, where you can explore the oldest history of the most important public space in Kraków – the Main Market Square. Thanks to the work of archaeologists, 6,000 square meters of the underground Market Square have been made available to the general public to showcase the city’s 1000-year old history.
The Dunajec River Gorge is undeniably one of the most scenic river rafting routes in Europe. The raft crossing attracts great interest and takes place in a park boasting one of the most enrapturing landscapes – the Pieniny National Park.
Energylandia is the biggest amusement park in Poland. It covers 26 hectares and offers several dozen attractions. Energylandia Amusement Park is located in Zator, in a picturesque area, 60 minutes away from Kraków. The idea behind creating this place was to provide the highest quality entertainment for people of all ages – children, teenagers and adults. The complex consists of more than 30 state-of-the-art rides and attractions, both those extreme as well as family ones.
Learn about Polish history, visit beautiful and romantic ruins of medieval castles and admire the picturesque landscape of Polish Jurassic Highland! Go with us out of the city to follow Trail of the Eagles’ Nests – a chain of castles dated mostly to the 14th century, which is perched on large limestone rocks between Kraków and Częstochowa. They were built by the order of our king, Casimir the Great, to protect important trading routes and Kraków, the former capital of Poland. Nowadays it is a protected area called The Eagles’ Nests Landscape Park.
¿Vienes de vacaciones a Cracovia y quieres disfrutar de todo lo ofrece? Si estas visitando Cracovia, ¡no te puedes perder Zakopane! – una ciudad a unos 100km de Cracovia rodeada de naturaleza, a los pies de las montañas Tatras. Perfecta tanto para conocer la increíble arquitectura de madera que tanto la caracteriza!
After Nazi Germany attack on Poland in 1939 and the unsuccessful defense, the western territories of the country, where Oświęcim is located, were annexed by the Third Reich. The Nazis promptly changed the names of the Polish cities to German; for example, Oświęcim became Auschwitz and this is where the name of the camp originates from.
Before the Second World War, the Jewish community made up 25% of the population of Kraków. According to the 1939 census, conducted by the occupants, it had consisted of 64,000 people. After the war, the number of Jews declined to about 1000.
The participants of the Former Ghetto and KL Płaszów Guided Tour have a chance to learn about the tragic faith of the Jewish residents of Kraków while visiting the most important locations connected to the events of 1939-1945.
“Kraków small group walking tour 4 hours – Old Town and Jewish quarter” is a four-hour walking tour created for those tourists who want to discover the richest history of the former capital of Poland in an attractive price. The tour, full of anecdotes, legends and touching stories, will enrich tourists’ knowledge with interesting bits and pieces connected with Kraków and its residents at that time.
We invite you to visit Zakopane – the winter capital of Poland located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, with breathtaking views and picturesque natural landscapes that are enchanting not only in winter but at every time of the year! Captivating scenery, characteristic folk culture, highlander-style cuisine, numerous tourist trails and ski routes – all of this contributes to the richness of Zakopane, which is the most popular mountain tourist resort in Poland.
Discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the world’s oldest mines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can explore remarkable underground corridors and carved chapels and see why this site attracts over 1 million tourists every year.
Full of unique beauty and active continuously since the Middle Ages – the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine is visited by tourists every day, showing the most amazing works of art sculpted throughout the many centuries of laborious miners’ work. The underground Wieliczka Salt Mine boasts kilometres of walkways and ramps, magnificent chambers, lakes and breathtaking salt statues.
Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum was officially opened to the visitors in June 2010, after many years of exhibit script writing and preparations. The Museum housed in the authentic Enamel Factory of Oskar Schindler shows the visitors the wartime events taking place in the city and the tragic fate of its inhabitants.
Wow Krakow! – Hop On Hop Off Bus is a specifically designed bus, dedicated to those who appreciate the convenience of an individual schedule of the city tour. It is as simple as choosing one of the two ticket options – 24h or 48h – to enjoy the unforgettable adventure of exploring the historic city of Krakow from a comfortable open-top bus.
The trip is a sentimental journey to the south of Poland that introduces tourists to the history of John Paul II’s pontificate. During this journey it will be possible to learn what kind of man John Paul II was, what philosophy he adhered to and how he defended Catholic values. There will also be an opportunity to visit his family home in Wadowice, Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Łagiewniki and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – the biggest calvary in Europe.
“Everything started here, in this town, in Wadowice” – these were the words of John Paul II referring to his hometown in conversation with its inhabitants on 16th June 1999 during his last pilgrimage to Wadowice. A trip in the footsteps of the man whose life inspired and was followed by millions of people from all around the world allows the participants to go back in time to the childhood and young years of Karol Wojtyła, as well as the subsequent period of his priesthood.
The trip to Częstochowa is an unusual occasion to learn the history of the Jasna Góra Monastery and its significance for people who have pilgrimaged there for centuries. The icon of the Virgin Mary with the Child granted to the Pauline Fathers on 9th August 1382 attracted famous Polish writers and kings who wanted to experience a personal encounter. To this day, there is a belief in the existence of an unexplained force hidden in the walls of this place in the hearts of people..
Częstochowa, precisely the Jasna Góra Monastery situated in the central part of the city, has been the destination of tourists and pilgrims from around the world for centuries. It is all because of the miraculous icon housed in the Jasna Góra Monastery, the origins of which are shrouded in mystery. We invite you to avail yourself of the unique opportunity to see the place attracting millions of people from all around the world every year.
In 1939, after the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the loss of the defensive war by the Polish army, all the western regions of Poland, including the town of Oświęcim, were annexed by the Third Reich. The town was renamed as Auschwitz and the same name was given to a complex of concentration and extermination camps that were built there. The history of the Auschwitz concentration camp can be divided into two primary periods: the years 1940-1942, when it functioned as a concentration camp and a place of slow extermination, and the years 1942-1944, when it was transformed into the biggest centre of immediate mass extermination of Jews, who had been transported into the camp under the policy conducted by the Third Reich that assumed the extermination of the entire Jewish population in Europe.
We invite you to use the airport transfer service organised under the 4Transfer by SeeKrakow brand. 4Transfer is a brand created in order to ensure a safe and comfortable transfer both to the local community and to tourists arriving in Poland. For many years, the 4Transfer by SeeKrakow brand has served various transfers, events, training courses, conferences, trips and individual orders on local and national routes.
Tourists arriving in Kraków for a couple of days certainly want to take advantage of the city’s rich offer without having to choose between one of the world’s most recognisable destinations located in the Kraków region: the Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. To provide tourists with an opportunity to see both of these places, taking into consideration the limited time of their stay, we decided to combine these two offers into a single one-day trip.
We invite you to avail yourself of the unique opportunity to visit the most beautiful nooks of the historic Salt Mine in the town of Wieliczka, active continuously since the Middle Ages. The section of the Tourist Route adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities is rich with the most amazing works of art sculpted throughout the many centuries of laborious miners’ work continued to this day.
The winter capital of Poland is a perfect place for all fans of hiking and trekking, both for beginners and for experienced ones. The Tatras, the highest part of Carpathian Mountains, distinguish by delightful richeness of plant and they are home to many species of animals.
A whole day of relaxing sensations and attractions? The BUKOVINA thermal pools make a perfect destination for those who want to pamper their bodies and minds. Poland’s biggest geothermal pool complex situated 1000 metres above sea level in the picturesque town of Bukowina Tatrzańska offer excellent leisure time activities which are extremely beneficial to the body.
Visit the city with private guide and discover its top attractions and the most famous sights in one day! During 5-hour tour with private guide you will visit the Old Town as well as Jewish Quarter Kazimierz.
The Royal Castle on top of limestone Wawel Hill located on the edge of the Old Town is one of the most important symbols of Kraków and Poland. When Kraków was the capital of Poland, Wawel was the format seat of our kings. The building is a mixture of Medieval, Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque style.
The Royal Road is a picturesque route leading along some of the most famous streets and passing some of the most prominent tenement houses of the historic centre of Krakow. The route beginning at St. Florian’s Gate continues across the Main Square to end at the foot of the Wawel complex. It is a must-see for all tourists visiting the former capital of Poland.
An unusual trip – as the locals say – to Kazimierz is an opportunity to see the beauty of the Jewish district, fraught with quaint narrow streets, tenement houses and coffee shops, where people from around the world meet every day. The story of “the city inside the city” reports the historic events the Jewish residents of the Kazimierz district and of the city of Krakow had to face.
Do you want to spend time with your friends in the spirit of positive competition? Step into the boots of a professional shooter and feel the adrenaline rush while holding a real gun in your hand!
The shooting experience is a new addition to our offer, adressing both men and women who are looking for thrill and excitement. If you are searching for an unforgettable experience, want to relax actively after a whole day of sightseeing, or just want to learn about firing different types of weapons, this offer is for you! The price of the shooting package includes assistance of an English-speaking, firearms instructor, professional training with several types of firearms, such as Colt 1911, Kalashnikov or Shotgun, private transport, and shooting eye wear and ear muffs.
You can choose one of the three packages, which include shots from short, long, and historical weapons from World War II.
The shooting range is located in a charming, green area, located in the suburbs of Kraków, just 8 km from the Main Market Square.
The offer is available only during spring and summer months (from April to September), to ensure the maximum comfort of the participants.
Don’t miss it! Gather a group of friends and have a great time in the spirit of positive competition.
Biking around Kraków is a great way of discovering the most beautiful corners of the city quickly and pleasantly. A huge advantage of bike trips is mainly time saving – in the case of walks, a sightseeing tour of Kraków takes a few days, whereas it can take only a few hours by bike. Therefore, a bike ride is an excellent proposal for tourists who only want to spend a short time in Kraków. It is also a great solution for persons who like active tourism.
The Folk Show is a combination of traditional folk dances, singing and the colourful costumes that are characteristic elements of Polish folklore. In the climate of a famous 19th-century Kraków café called Jama Michalika [Michalik’s Den], tourists will experience the local tradition and culture of Poland expressed both in an artistic show and in the cuisine.
The roots of klezmer music are melodies played in shtetls and ghettos of Eastern Europe at the occasion of festive events. Klezmer rhythms are a mix of typical traditional melodies – mainly Jewish, Slavic, Turkish and Gypsy. From the 16th century, lyrics were added to the melodies. From that time onwards, Jewish music began to develop more rapidly; today its unique rhythms are recognised in all parts of the world.
We invite all lovers of classical and chamber music to a musical feast. The concert of the Chamber Orchestra is a perfect occasion to listen to a variety of compositions ranging from classical to contemporary music. An exceptional atmosphere will be guaranteed by the Royal Chamber Orchestra – a Kraków string ensemble that will present their skills in the small Church of St. Adalbert (Kraków’s oldest church) situated on the most beautiful square in Europe – the Main Square.
The concert dedicated to the works of Frederic Chopin – a true master of the piano and an icon of Polish and European music – is a presentation of the artist’s most famous piano pieces performed by renowned pianists, Including: Witold Wilczek, Maria Baka-Wilczek, Dobrochna Krówka, Piotr Szczepanik and Kazuko Tsuji.
We encourage you to get to know the most beautiful places and historic sites of Kraków in a particularly exciting way! During the tour on segways, tourists will learn the unusual history of the city, discover the charms of the enchanting architecture of Kraków, and hear a few interesting facts about local culture – and everything will take place in the atmosphere of positive emotions and unforgettable fun.
WOWKrakow! by night tour & taste is a perfect idea for visitors interested in an out-of-the-box city tour offer. An evening city ride on a double-decker open-top bus followed by a walk to the Krakus Mound is an ideal opportunity to eyewitness the beauty of Krakow’s nature and architecture. The tour will end in one of Krakow’s restaurants, where a tasting of exquisite Polish wines and cheeses will be held.
The largest city and the capital of Poland, Warsaw is a place where tradition and modernity come together to create a unique blend. Along with Kraków, it is one of the most frequently visited cities in Poland and in Europe. We invite you to take a day trip to the extraordinary capital city on the Wisła river.
A trip along the route of wooden architecture is an opportunity to go back in time to a place where the landscape, culture and everyday life of the ancient inhabitants of the village upon Vistula is recreated.
Estabilished in 1956 Ojców National Park is only 25 km away from Kraków’s Old Town. This picturesque area is full of mysterious caves, amazing castles, ruins and limestone rocks. The Park is characterised by richeness of species and interesting rock formations.
An amazing trip in the footsteps of the man who had a tremendous impact on social and spiritual life of people all around the world. The 5-hour trip with a private guide will allow you to go back in time to the years of studies and priesthood of the Polish Pope – John Paul II.
We invite you to use our VIP transfer service with the 4Transfer brand. We ensure professional service, safety and the high comfort of travelling by luxury Premium-class minivans. During each journey, we offer help in luggage transport, a bottle of water, and a brochure with a map of Kraków. We provide travel service in both directions from any place in Poland to the destination where you intend to stay.
The offer of a transfer to tourist attractions is addressed to persons who want to choose the components of their trip on their own. Our service is fully flexible and takes account of any needs you may have. We offer the possibility of reserving a transfer in both directions, during which the driver’s waiting time during the tour will be included in the price of the service. We handle transfers both for larger groups and individual customers.
We invite you to use our non-standard transfer service, under which we provide high-quality transfers on all kinds of occasions at any time and to any place in Poland. Since 2003, the 4Transfer by SeeKrakow brand has been providing professional travel services on local and national routes. We serve all kinds of ceremonies and family parties (weddings, wedding parties, First Communion parties, anniversaries, etc.), provide professional service of events, conferences and training courses and offer daily transfer services for individual Customers and groups travelling in Poland for tourist purposes.
The offer of transfer for disabled persons is addressed to the local community and to tourists travelling across Poland. We guarantee professional driver service, including support for a person moving by wheelchair when getting into and out of the vehicle. The vehicle available in our offer is equipped with an approach ramp and a wheelchair, so our Customers do not need to worry about their comfort during the journey. The car has leather seats and an ergonomic space for a person moving by wheelchair.
Nothing will transfer you back in time more effectively than an opportunity to touch and see the original form of the completed work that has been preserved for years. Such is the Bochnia Salt Mine – a place full of unique chambers whose genuine ‘raw’ form enchants and attracts tourists hungry for authentic experiences. The natural combination of naturalness and modernity (e.g. in the underground multimedia exhibition) will allow tourists to expand their knowledge about the history of the place in an accessible and interesting manner.
The Tychy Brewery in the town of Tychy is a very special place on the Polish brewing industry map. The golden beverage has been brewed in the Duke’s Brewery in Tychy continuously for four centuries, with great care for quality and one-of-a-kind taste.
Historic architecture, impressive history and the golden beverage brewed incessantly for 400 years with great care for quality and one-of-a-kind taste – this is what the Duke’s Brewery in Tychy offers. We invite you to visit the pearl of Silesian architecture and learn the incredible story of the factory development and the evolving recipe of beer brewing.
Feel invited to the meeting in an atmospheric pub situated at the very heart of the city – just by the famous Main Square! This is where we meet with our tourists to tell them legends and stories of one of the most popular Polish liquors. During the meeting that will be held in a relaxed atmosphere, the tourists will learn the proper vodka tasting technique.
Nowa Huta – a symbol of the culture of Polish socialist realism, with an urban layout created from scratch by communists whose desire was to build an idealistic socialist city. Lavishly financed by Moscow, it was to serve as an exemplary industrial-housing complex.
Paintball is a fantastic game played between participants professionally equipped with rifles and ammunition in the form of balls of paint.
We offer interesting and unconventional scenarios to play. Recommended for both women and men!
The Pieniny National Park, although considered small in size, continues to attract and enrapture large numbers of tourists with the diversity of landscapes, fauna and flora. The scenic park offers not only an opportunity to relax, but also great ideas for active leisure.
Tours by electric Melex cars equipped with audio guides prepared in co-operation with licensed tour guides and translators and recorded by native speakers.
We love our local Polish cuisine and want to share this passion with tourists! Our experienced guide will invite tourists to places that are famous for serving traditional culinary delicacies, where they will not only taste local dishes but will also learn how to prepare them! While discovering the culinary side of Kraków, tourists will be taken to places that are known mainly to the native inhabitants of the city.
Take the advantage of our special offer!
You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with our offer of attractive excursions around Kraków and various destinations outside the city!
See the most interesting museums in Kraków and other historically important cities in the area.