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“Auschwitz, Birkenau and salt mine tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Krakow Tours - Private Tours

Krakow Tours - Private Tours
Market Square, Krakow, Poland
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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.
Surrey, uk
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“Auschwitz, Birkenau and salt mine tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Well, top of the list, Thank you Phil, what a punctual, lovely fellow well knowledged man.

Booked tour from UK, Pick up time for us at our hotel was 7.50am, Phil arrives 7.50am on the dot. What a lovely chap from the onset, we pick up 2 other couples and are on our way. You get to watch a video on the way, it's the one they show in Auschwitz so saves an hour wasted time in there, when we get there around an hour Phil escorts you in past all the waiting groups and school parties, gives you a really informative guide book and explains where you should and should not go, if you follow what he says you get a fantastic tour and miss nothing important. Roughly 2 1/2 hours after, you've seen plenty no rush and to be honest it is so moving by then you should of seen enough.

We meet where Phil parked and once we were all there he drove us around the corner to Birkenau death camp, here he took us on a walking tour of the place as to be honest you need someone to do this with knowledge of the place as half what your looking at Birkenau as been destroyed by the Germans and so with Phils excellent knowledge he guided us through the best parts and told us things you cannot just see or know.

After his tour we get in the transport and head for the Salt Mines your, at this point you are hungry and of course thirsty if its a hot day as ours was. So purchase the pack lunch Phil offers as an extra, we got rolled, crisps, drinks, water, chocolate, fruit, yoghurt, and more, cannot fault it. We ate on the way to the salt mines.

The salt mines are a guided tour with their own guides. Lots of stairs down but lifts back to the surface, this place will amaze you, fantastic.

Once finished we are returned to the doorstep of our hotels and back for 6~6.30. Fantastic, knowledge filled tour, great value for money, and Phil is one great guy who knows his stuff. We highly recommend Krakow Tours and Phil Clark

Visited June 2013
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“Amazing day. Great guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Echo everyone! Phil was awesome and is very interesting to talk to on a variety of subjects. Tours amazing and Phil could not be more accommodating!!

Visited July 2012
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“Excellent service and informative tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We booked the combined concentration camp and salt mines tour. Phil picked us up from our hotel at 8am precisely and on way to Auschwitz we were shown a video of the concentration camp. We toured the camp alone then drove to Birkenau where Phil guided us through that camp. After an excellent lunch (provided on request) we visited the salt mines. The two hour tour was by guide after which Phil was waiting to return us to our hotel at about 6pm.
Phil was a mine of local information, for instance showing us where the Nazi commander Goeth resided in Krakow and the site of the Plaszow concentration camp.
Overall, highly recommeded. Patricia, Mick and Mary

Visited June 2013
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“Phil ClarkBerkanauu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We booked Phil Clark for Tranfers to and from the airport and tours to Auschwitz,Birkenau and the salt mines.The driver was at the airport when we arrived which was great because we did not have to worry about getting to the hotel.The trips to Auschwitz and Birkenau were very emotional and the film that Phil showed us was very informative.The lunch he prepared was lovely which we had when we were going to the salt mines. Phil is a minefield of information. The salt mines were excellent and the whole day was a fantastic experience. Thank you Phil so much for making it so memorable. We will return.
Dolores and Jerry Harte

Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Thanks Phil!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Visited auschwitz and the salt mines on a day tour! Phil was fantastic, very knowledgable and a great guy! Lunch was delicious! Would definitely use krakow tours again! Great pick up from the airport and picked up and dropped off from the tour to our apartment! Great service, thanks again Phil :) Zena and Paul!

Visited May 2013
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