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Auschwitz Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Tour without transfer

1. Auschwitz Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Tour without transfer

Enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for a guided tour of the former Nazi concentration camps. You can go to Oświęcim by your own car or public transport. When you arrive, meet your host who will give you your personal ticket and take care of you. Inside the Auschwitz I museum you will start a guided walking tour with a certified educator for approximately 1.5 hours. Hear how 1.3 million Jews, along with prisoners from Poland, France, and Italy were murdered there during World War II. See the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate and learn the origins of the camp and what life was like for the prisoners. After that, you can take a bus to the second camp - Auschwitz Birkenau II memorial for a 1-hour guided walking tour. After that, you can stay inside the camp and explore on your own.

Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

2. Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

Discover Gdańsk from the water on board a replica of a Polish river ship used for over 400 years. Used mainly in the 18th century, this intimate, wooden, and spacious 12-seater boat will take you to places large ships are unable to go and thanks to the low number of passengers, you'll feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former Gdańsk Shipyard that once was a workplace for nearly 18,000 people and unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Gdansk Shipyard was established after 1945 in place of the former German shipyards. It was here that the "Solidarity" movement began in 1980, leading to the fall of communism in Poland. Next, cruise on Motława River in the center of the Old Town. You’ll see many tourist attractions, including the ruins of the Teutonic castle, water gates leading to the city, the famous wooden crane from the 15th century, charming old tenement houses, and their new setting. Follow a route that will also show you monuments and new buildings of Ołowianka and the Granary Island. This trip is also a unique and only opportunity to see up close specialist vessels, Gdansk port cranes that are the symbol of the city, and the internal quay of the Port of Gdansk.

Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

3. Krakow: Sightseeing Cruise by Vistula River

Admire the Wawel Royal Castle and see other monuments from the Vistula River, Krakow's historic waterway. Listen to the audio commentary as you sit back and relax, enjoying the comfort of a traditional yet modern vessel. Head to the open deck for panoramic views of Krakow's landmarks. Witness the charms of Krakow’s districts, such as Saltwator and Kazimierz, and see such sights as the Dębnicki Bridge, "Church on the Rock," and Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.

Wroclaw: 2-Hour Private Guided Tour by Electric Car

4. 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.

Krakow: Pierogi Home Cooking Class

5. Krakow: Pierogi Home Cooking Class

Enjoy a day of cooking with a local in a Krakow home. Learn how to cook up a storm in the kitchen and learn 3 authentic Polish recipes. Meet your guide outside the city center at the meeting point to begin the activity. See another side of Krakow, visit a local food market and get all the insider info on the fresh vegetables and produce used by locals. Learn some Polish phrases that a true Krakow native uses. Next, head back to the house and immerse yourself in Polish culinary traditions during this hands-on cooking class.  Roll up your sleeves and start cooking; your guide will teach you how to make 3 delicious dishes that you can recreate repeatedly. Discover how to prepare your fresh, high-quality ingredients that don't require a lot of complicated techniques to release their flavor.  Start your cooking class by making a pierogi, a typical Polish dish similar to dumplings. Listen to Polish music, enhance your authentic cooking experience, and enjoy tasting as you cook. Sit down and dine on the 3-course dishes you cooked paired with Polish beer to wash it down. Eat with the family, and learn about Polish culture and traditions as you get merry, Krakow style. Enjoy a day out in a Krakow kitchen that you won't forget. Return home with something more than just souvenirs — traditional Polish cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

6. Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

Explore Gdańsk, Poland, on a yacht tour along Motlawa River. Sightsee monuments with friends or family from the water. During the cruise, learn about the history of the city's most famous monuments from a recording. Start your adventure from the water tram stop on the left bank of Old Motlawa at the Green Bridge extension of Dluga Street. The cruise route includes the Green Bridge, the Crane, the fish market, Brabank, Gdansk Marina, Vistula, Polish Hook, the shipyards, and then back to the Green Bridge. See the remains of the wall of Teutonic Castle, the Long Seacoast (Dlugie Pobrzeze) with water gates leading to the city, the famous 15th-century crane, Ołowianka Island, and Granary Island. On the way back to the Green Bridge at the end of the tour, stop by the Marina of Gdańsk.

From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Day Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

7. From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Day Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

Visit the most famous salt mine in Europe. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the UNESCO monuments and has been gathering salt for over 700 years. It’s one of the most beautiful facilities of this type in the world. An English-speaking driver will pick you up from the city center or from the hotel if private transport is selected. With an air-conditioned, comfortable bus/van you will reach Wieliczka town in about 25 minutes. Meet your guide, and walk down the wooden stairs to a depth of 65 meters. The guide will explain the rules of a salt mine as well as various legends and stories about mine’s past. The tour takes place in the underground corridors and chambers, well prepared for visitors. Certain points on your way are dedicated to famous people who decided to visit Salt Mine in the past, for example, Chopin or Goethe. There will be many stories about mining and the progress of the works over the years. After a while, you will encounter a huge chapel carved underground. It’s considered one of the most beautiful chapels in the world – St. Kinga Chapel, where the artists carved a church in salt. It’s time to get some photos and have a quick rest before proceeding with the tour. After a short break, you will proceed to a huge area with an underground lake, where the world’s first underground balloon flight took place. There will be a few places to buy souvenirs as well. Don’t worry there is no need to climb these hundreds of steps again to go to the surface. There is a mining elevator that helps you get out of the mine. It’s time to meet your driver at the place of departure to the mine, and have a safe journey back to Krakow.

Gdańsk: Sunset Cruise on a Historic Polish Boat

8. Gdańsk: Sunset Cruise on a Historic Polish Boat

Experience breathtaking views of the setting sun against the background of shipyard cranes. Discover Gdańsk from a water perspective onboard a replica of a Polish riverboat used for over 400 years. An intimate, wooden and spacious 12-seater boat will take you to places unavailable to large ships, and thanks to the low number of passengers, feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former areas of the Gdańsk Shipyard, which was unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Next, go on a cruise on Motława - the center of the Old Town. See many tourist attractions, including the ruins of the Teutonic castle, water gates leading to the city, the famous wooden crane from the 15th century, charming old tenement houses and their new setting. Follow a route that will also show you monuments and new buildings of the Ołowianka Island and Granary Island. This trip is also a unique and only opportunity to see up close specialist vessels, Gdansk cranes.

Krakow: Wawel Hill Audioguide Tour

9. Krakow: Wawel Hill Audioguide Tour

After collecting your audioguide at the local Tourist Information Centre, listen to the commentary as you walk along Kanonicza Street to the Wawel Hill. Wawel has been the monarch’s residency from the 11th century and is also the site where Polish royals were crowned and buried.  Once you've arrived at the Royal Castle, hear about the role of each building, and the stories behind them. You will learn about the history of Main Courtyard, the Arcaded Courtyard, as well as the Crown Treasury and Armory. End the tour at the famous Dragon’s Den.

Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

10. Krakow: Wawel Royal Hill Guided Tour

Join a guided tour of the Wawel Royal Hill, one of the most important hills in Poland. This was where Polish kings and queens reigned over Poland. Your guide will tell you about the secrets of the royals and show you the most important places within Wawel Hill.  After meeting your guide, you will pass by the most expensive hotel in Cracow, which has hosted HRH Prince Charles and President Bush. You are then going to stop by the house of Jan Długosz, the legendary Polish historian, from where you will have a magnificent view over Wawel Hill. Then, start to go uphill, passing through the Arms Gate, and stopping by the monument to Tadeusz Kościuszko, one of the most important Polish heroes. Walk past the entrance to the Wawel Cathedral. Continue in the direction of the center of Wawel hill and the medieval courtyard, and head to the Austrian Hospital, from where you will be able to see a beautiful panorama of Krakow. You are then going to pass by Sandomierska Tower and go downhill through the Bernardyńska Gate, eventually leading to the cave of the Wawel Dragon. 

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What people are saying about Poland

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Everything at Energylandia was amazing! One day is definitely not enough to visit all awesome rollercoasters, to spend the day in marvelous water park or to visit all other impressive entertainments proposed by Energylandia. And the price is funny in regarding what you get! We came in Sunday, so there was no waiting in the lines, we were so lucky! Definitely recommend, will come back.

tour guide was a lot of fun. the tour took you to parts of the city you wouldn't normally see while the guide gave a very local perspective on things. I highly recommend.

Gregory was an amazing guide. He talked us through every experience and made sure we knew what to do when he wasn’t with us.

We had an amazing time, we highly recommend. Gdansk is even more beautiful by boat

expert tour guide and fluent in english, very friendly and helpfull driver