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“Tour of Auschwitz/Birkenau and Krakow” 5 of 5 stars
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Krakow Tours - Private Tours
Market Square, Krakow, Poland
+48 508 517 375
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Ranked #6 of 149 activities in Krakow
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Owner description: Krakow Tours are an English company providing quality, personalized tours to the major sites in and around Krakow, using English speaking guides. We specialize in Auschwitz/Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine tours, we are highly recommended on TripAdvisor for our combined 1 day tour. We also offer many other interesting trips that are off the usual tourist trail.
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“Tour of Auschwitz/Birkenau and Krakow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The best guided tour I've ever had bar none. Phil Clark is a gentleman and a human encyclopedia about Krakow's history. I can't think of a single question I asked and he didn't know the precise answer to. What makes him such an excellent tour guide is that he knows his boundaries; when to be with you, what to tell you and when to let you go off alone and just explore. He's charming and funny! (Ask him to tell you stories about the nuns at the grocery store!) We ended our Auschwitz tour earlier than expected and he took us to downtown Krakow just to show us around, it was never part of the plan or the original cost, yet he did it without asking for anything. We had dinner with him and it really felt like we were all friends. I highly recommend booking with him if you're going to be visiting Krakow. You won't be disappointed!

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“Auschwitz & Birkenau tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Our driver Maurice was very helpful, and Phil was full of information.
The video that was played in the car on the way to Auschwitz (to save time watching it once on site) was harrowing at such an early point of the day (Maurice did warn us it wasn't normal breakfast time DVD, he was correct!)
I would hightly recommend the tour.

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“From Hell on Earth to the Bowels of the Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I thoroughly recommend this excellent day long tour that offers very contrasting experiences. The morning is spent trying to get some understanding of the horrors of the holocaust and the afternoon explores the talents and ingenuities of the miners of a salt mine. Phil and his team are efficient and knowledgeable. They handled the Auschwitz-Birkenhau experience with great sensitivity.

Visited October 2012
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“1 day trip to Auschwitz, Birkenau & Salt mine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I would like to thank Phil for a great day out on this 1 day trip. We chose this company due to its great reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed.We did the 1 day as we only in Krakow for 3 days.
Phil picked us up early so we arrived at Aushwitz in time to miss the crowds. He gave us a pamphlet guide to the museum and pointed out the way we needed to go pointed out things we should look out for and things not to be missed. Then left us to look around at our own pace. We then drove the short distance to Birkenau and this time Phil accompanied us and took us around places we would have missed had we gone on our own.The site is vast so it was good to have a guide. Phil is very knowlegable and answered any questions that were asked. He left us to have a little wander on our own here as well. We had packed lunch on the way to the Salt mines. Once inside the Salt mines Phil sorted out the tickets etc while we had a quick coffee from the snack bar and he only left us when the English speaking guide came to collect us for the tour. Phil pointed out places of interest to us on the outward and inward journey and stopped of to shows us where the Podgorze camp had been and showed us the memorial there.. Im glad we did this in 1 day and dont feel that it was too long.
Thanks again Phil.

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“Enjoyable day in good company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Read reviews of krakowtours and Phil Clark on trip advisor. Iemailed Mr Clark with some questions about the tours he ran, walking involved etc. He always replied promptly with the information I required. I tehn booked our airport transfers and trip to Auschwitz with him. The transfers both ways were punctual and efficient. Mr Clark himself did our tour with 2 other couples. I found it ti be an easy laid back worry free way to do it. Mr Clark was an affable and knowledgeable guide and we saw everything.
He was a mine of information on anything else to do with Krakow also.
I saw other tours going around when Iwas there in large coachloads with haevily accented guides being squashed into corridors. I would recommend Krakowtours for a civilised day out in good company. It was very reasonably priced also

Give him an e mail and pick his brains (phil.clark@krakowtours.co.uk ).

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