Things to do in Greater Poland Voivodeship

Our most recommended things to do in Greater Poland Voivodeship

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour by Electric Car

1. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour by Electric Car

Discover the beauty of Wroclaw during a 2-hour electric car tour. See many of the interesting sights and landmarks of the city in a convenient and comfortable way. The itinerary takes visitors to 30 of the most important monuments and attractions of the capital of Lower Silesia. Routes for the tour were prepared by licensed city tour guides and include places such as Saint Elisabeth Church, Jatki, the University of Wrocław, Ossolineum, Market Hall, Piasek Island, Piasek Bridge, Cathedral Island, Botanical Gardens, Saint Martin Church, and more. Commentary on board is available in multiple languages. The high-quality sound system in the electric car makes it possible to learn about the exciting history of the city in the language of your choice.

Wroclaw: Small Group Guided e-Car Tour

2. Wroclaw: Small Group Guided e-Car Tour

Explore the beauty of Wroclaw while traveling by electric vehicle to see the city’s most interesting spots and landmarks using comfortable and convenient transportation. Discover the capital of Lower Silesia, taking in sights you would normally see on a 6-7 hour traditional walking tour. Learn about the history of the city and enjoy routes prepared by licensed tourist city guides developed especially for the tour. Enjoy free time to discover the two most important places on the sightseeing route: Cathedra and the Multimedia Fountain Show before being dropped back off in Wroclaw's charming old town.

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour of Old Town

3. Wroclaw: 2-Hour Tour of Old Town

Discover the sights of Wroclaw and wander the beautiful old town on this tour. Start at the Marketplace and visit the famous Piwnica Świdnicka restaurant, then head to the Old Town Hall of Wroclaw and to Pranger where you can see parts of the city that have existed since the Middle Ages. See the old city prison, the university, the famous Fontanna Szermierza fountain and the largest marketplace in the city – the Hala Targowa. Visit Wroclaw Cathedral and countless other architectural masterpieces from the 10th to 18th centuries. Learn more about the legends of the city's landmarks and wander along the promenade back to the marketplace.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Wroclaw

4. Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Wroclaw

This moving tour takes you to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial to experience the full impact of this harrowing site: a worldwide symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. Auschwitz- Birkenau was the largest concentration and extermination camp established by the Nazis during World War II. A guided visit of both sections, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, will let you understand the site in its entirety. See the camp's fortified walls, barbed wire, railway sidings, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers, and crematoria. All this will help create a deeper understanding of the infamous project of the Holocaust, as well as the Nazi policy of mass murder and forced labor.

Poznan: Old Town Electric Shuttle Tour

5. Poznan: Old Town Electric Shuttle Tour

Embark on a unique tour of Poznan and see over 35 of the city's most iconic and interesting landmarks. Take an unforgettable journey in an eco-friendly electric shuttle equipped with audio guides in 10 languages. Discover the city's most important monuments, visiting the 3 most important areas of Poznan on a tour that last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Drive through the old town lined with medieval streets where you will see the Jewish quarter and the old synagogue, numerous Gothic churches, the Royal Castle.  Next, go to the so-called “Imperial Quarter”, where you will come across the spectacular Imperial Castle, built for the last monarch of the German Empire, William II.  Continue onward to the oldest area of Poznan – Cathedral Island. Feel the unique atmosphere of a small Vatican-like area of immense historical value, where the first Polish bishopric was established in 968.

From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

6. From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

This full day tour takes you from Wrocław to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, which were used by the Nazis as forced labor and extermination camps during World War II. Over a million men, women and children lost their lives here or were forced to work in extreme conditions. These concentration camps have since become enduring symbols of the Nazis' brutal policy of Jewish and minority extermination. To fully understand the human tragedy that unfolded here, you'll learn about daily camp life and visit the former gas chambers and crematorium. Additional exhibits will help you take in the setting and learn about the Holocaust's legacy. It's a history lesson you'll never forget.

Wroclaw: Lower Silesia, Ksiaz Castle, & Complex Osówka Tour

7. Wroclaw: Lower Silesia, Ksiaz Castle, & Complex Osówka Tour

The Church of Peace in Świdnica is the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th Century amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical and political conditions, the Churches of Peace bear testimony to the quest for religious freedom and are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology in an idiom generally associated with the Catholic Church. Built outside the city walls, made of wood or clay and built in less than a year, now placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Książ is the third largest castle in Poland, located on a majestic rock cliff by the side of the Pelcznica River. Beautifully surrounded by the forest at the height of 395 meters above sea level, the castle is often called ‘the Pearl of Lower Silesia’. Such a location corresponding to the size of the building is rare in Europe. In 1943, Hitler’s paramilitary organization had stormed into the castle and began to construct one of the most important quarters for Adolf Hitler. Complex Osówka is part of a construction project conducted by Nazi Germany between 1943-1945 (Codename Riese). Mysterious structures nicknamed “Underground City” still await to unveil their secrets. Discover Hitler’s last and biggest quarters in Lower Silesia.

Wroclaw Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

8. Wroclaw Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

Meet your legendary pub crawl guides in the first bar (you can spot them holding the pub crawl sign), and get ready for a night full of amazing stories. Get to know your fellow travelers in the first bar over discounted drinks and free drinking games. Everyone is here to have a good time and after a few drinks, those strangers will become your friends. In the first bar, enjoy 3 free beers or shots. Raise your glass, as it's time for "Na zdrowie!". As you move from one venue to the next, the night will get busier and noisier. Go to some of the most vibrant bars in the city, ending at a top club. Get VIP treatment as you skip the long lines and feel like a rock star. Move to the rhythm of the music as the DJs spin their sounds.

Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

9. Wroclaw: Project Riese and Ksiaz Castle Private Tour

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Wroclaw and drive to the first stop of the day Project Riese. Project Riese was the code name for an impressive construction project initiated by Nazi Germany between 1943 and 1945, consisting of seven underground structures located in the Owl Mountains and Ksiaz Castle. Explore this extraordinary network of underground caverns, all in different states of completion, and learn about the history of the site as you wander around. After Project Riese, head to Ksiaz Castle, the third largest castle in Poland with more than 400 rooms. The castle was home to the Hochbergs for more than 400 years, who were one of the richest and most famous families in Europe. The Hochbergs owned a lot of land in Poland, but their time in the castle came to an end at the start of World War Two, when the castle was seized by Nazis who planned to turn it into one of Hitler’s residences. Enjoy the freedom to explore the sites at your own leisure, and take the time to learn about their rich history. At the end of the day, head back to your transportation to return to Wroclaw.

Poznan: Old Town Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Poznan: Old Town Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

Start the tour by admiring one of the finest churches in Poznań, the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus (Fara Church). This stunning church is known for its magnificent Baroque ornamentation in the chapels of the Holy Cross, which features a 16th-century crucifix and the Virgin Mary. Next to it you will see the former Jesuits Collegium. Explore the lively Old Market Square with its interesting medieval architecture, look at the Poznań Town Hall and listen to humorous legends about the goats on top of it. Follow the guide to see the Studzienka Bamberki monument, Gorka Palace, historic tenements, and Fountain of Proserpina. All these highlights are included in 2-hour tour option.   To explore city even better, take the 3-hour tour that also includes the The Polish Theatre in Poznań and Grand Theatre, both made in a great style of architecture. Go further and look at the Imperial Castle and learn about its turbulent history. The castle is now home to the Zamek Culture Centre and supports many artists. Walk around and find the castle’s gardens, right next to which the numerous beautiful buildings of the Adam Mickiewicz University are located, the university named after one of the greatest Polish artistic icons.   If you pick the 5-hour tour, you will have also visit Citadel Park with entrance to the Armored Weaponry Museum, one of main attractions in Poznań. The park is rich in nature with beautiful views and landscapes surrounded by medieval fortifications. Some real weapons are placed outside this museum and some smaller samples and photos are inside.

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We were picked up by Pawel from our hotel and we’re driven in a sedan instead of the usual bus. Our guide provided an interesting and varied commentary. We were shown by our guide to various entry points and then left to enjoy the tour around Ksiaz castle with an excellent audio guide. The visit to the Tunnels at Osowka were the least interesting being very dark and with uneven flooring. We had audio guides in English but a torch or headlamp would have helped. We were with a large group of Polish students. The castle and the the church of Peace were the highlights and a great tour guide who was a history buff. Highly recommended.

The tour was very informative and interesting. The guide was very nice,spoke good English and gave us enough time to take photos whenever we wanted to.

Fantastic tour for myself and friends, we would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get to know the history and good places to go.

Guide was really nice. Had a lot of knowledge and a lot of patience. Really recommended.

Very informative guide - great introduction to the city