World War 2 Experience in Krakow
On our World War 2 Experience in Krakow, you will stay for 4 nights, including Breakfast, in the 4 star Amadeus Hotel located in the Old Town Location and including a tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau, as well as a visit to both the Wieliczka Salt Mines and Schindlers Factory Museum.
Also included is a 3 hours City Sightseeing Tour by electric car, and a full day tour of Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains.
Considered one of Poland’s most beautiful cities, Krakow holidays are both an affordable city break and the perfect base to explore southern Poland. Having survived, mostly, the brutality of the WWII bombings, Krakow’s preserved medieval and Jewish core is completely charming.
There’s an old-world magic to Krakow’s narrow streets which bustle with a modern atmosphere. Chic vintage shops huddle close to the crumbling walls of Jewish cemeteries and the stately architecture on Rynek Glowny (the main market square) stand over the ramshackle bars and restaurants of a buzzing culinary and arts scene.
Hotel Amadeus is situated in Kraków’s Old Town, 250 yards from the Main Market. It offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and a free Wi-Fi in a 16th century building.
Thanks to its location, Kraków’s most popular landmarks, shops and restaurant are within 350 yards. This includes the Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Basilica and Floriańska Street.
Kraków Główny Railway Station and Galeria Krakowska are both 750 yards from the hotel. The Wawel Castle is 0.7 miles from the Amadeus.
Guests can relax in the Amadeus’s fitness centre, hot tub and sauna. The hotel’s staff is available 24/7 and offers such services as dry cleaning, car rental and luggage storage.
The Amadeus and its pastel-coloured rooms feature a décor inspired by the baroque period. Each room has an electric kettle, minibar and work desk, as well as a safety deposit box.
The Amadeus Restaurant focuses on Polish and international dishes. It also features a selection of wines and a cafe in which guests can get a snack, tea, coffee or a drink.
Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mines Tour – whole day
Combine two of Krakow’s most important historic sites on this full-day tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and the Wieliczka Salt Mine, including hotel pickup and lunch. Start with a moving tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, and learn the harrowing truths of the largest Nazi concentration camp complex. After lunch, venture underground to explore the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka mine, one of the world’s oldest working salt mines. Full-day tour of Auschwitz, Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow Take a poignant tour of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps and memorials Visit the UNESCO-listed salt mine of Wieliczka Great value tour includes entrance fees, lunch and hotel pick-up Why Travelers Choose This Tour Having a boxed lunch en route to Wieliczka helps you save an hour off the standard tour duration.
Schindlers Factory Museum: – 3 hours tour
Overview Experience a poignant piece of World War II history on a tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow. Explore the exhibitions in the enamel factory where hundreds of Jewish employees were saved from deportation. Follow an expert guide through Schindler’s office, and examine multimedia projections, artifacts and photos while learning the stories of the workers. Guided tour of Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum in Krakow Explore the museum housed in Schindler’s original WWII enamel factory with an expert guide See Schindler’s office and learn the personal stories of some his Jewish workforce View the displays and photos that chart Krakow’s wartime and post-war history Be transported back to the Nazi and Soviet occupations through multimedia projections, documents, and artifacts Hear Schindler’s story and how it was brought alive by Spielberg’s Oscar-winner, ‘Schindler’s List’ Group tour with a maximum of 25 people ensures more personalized attention from the guide
Sightseeing Tour by electric car – 3 hours:
This is a fantastic way to get your bearings of Krakow and see a lot in a short space of time. You’ll be picked up from a designated meeting place, so you won’t get lost, and you’ll travel with an English-speaking driver. The tour is better than driving around yourself, as you won’t have to worry about navigating or parking. Enjoy an audio guide, and see many highlights of the Old Town, the Jewish Quarters, and the Ghetto. Explore Krakow in an environmentally friendly electric car Hear guide commentary through a headset See the Old Town, Jewish Quarters, and the Ghetto in one day Drive past many city highlights including Jagiellonian University
Zakopane and Tatras Mountains tour – full day:
Explore Zakopane, Poland’s popular destination for winter sports, and the Tatra Mountains on this day trip departing from Krakow. Escape the bustle of the city and head to the top of Mt Gubalówka on the funicular railway. Soak up incredible views from the peaks before discovering Zakopane’s traditional mountain architecture, shops, the Tatra Museum and more. Your day will conclude with transportation back to your Krakow hotel. Day trip from Krakow to Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains Visit Zakopane, winter sports capital of Poland Ride the funicular to the top of Mt Gubalówka Enjoy excellent views of the Tatras mountain peaks
Price from £500 per person includes
• 4 nights Hotel Amadeus including breakfast
• Auschwitz-Berkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mines Tour
• Visit to the Schindlers Factory Museum
• 3 hours sightseeing tour of Krakow by electric car
• Full day tour of Zakopane and Tatras Mountains
The above Experience can be customised to suit your requirements.
If not included in the above, we can add accommodation from 3 to 5 Star Hotels or self -catering where possible.
Number of nights are flexible.
We can also book flights and transfers.
Please contact us for your bespoke quote