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Exciting Krakow Tours - Private Day Tours

#210 of 444 Tours in Krakow
Krakow, Poland
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About Exciting Krakow Tours - Private Day Tours
ExcitingKrakow is local tour operator which organizes every day regular tours as well as private tours around Krakow. We have two tourist information points at 52 Grodzka Str and 40 Florianska Str, where you can book tours and get info about accommodation, restaurants and live concerts. We have very competitive prices, careful service and professional personnel. Our most popular tours are Aushwitz Birkenau tour, Wieliczka salt mine tour as well as Krakow in one day city tour.
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From Krakow: Live Guided Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau

Travel back to World War II, and visit one of the most significant places in Poland on a 7-hour tour of the Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Camp in Oświęcim. Explore a symbol of the Holocaust and memorial to the victims of the Nazis.
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7 hours
from $23.86

Krakow in One Day: City Tour by Electric Car with optional Schindler's Factory

Get to know the magical city of Krakow when you join this 3-hour sightseeing tour in an environmentally-friendly electric car. Listen to your guide provide the city's rich history through the use of headsets. Admire the city's medieval architecture in Krakow's Old Town, the unique Jewish district with famous Schindler's factory and the former Ghetto in Podgorze District.
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3 hours
from $10.96

Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Guided Tour from Krakow

Book this half-day Wieliczka Salt Mine excursion and a professional, English-speaking driver will drive you straight to the site, where a local guide will take you through the historic underground city.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135 meters underground, and is accessible by stairs only. It is an absolutely unique place to visit and is a must-see during your stay in Krakow. One of the major benefits of visiting the Salt Mine is the health benefit of its special climate and its micro-element filled air.

There is also the possibility to book Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz Birkenau tour in one day. If this is the case, the tour will last around 11-12 hours. There will be live guides at both museums.
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4 hours
from $36.23

Skip-the-Line Auschwitz-Birkenau Ticket with a Guide

Benefit from fast-track entry tickets to Auschwitz and learn about the history and gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and the Nazi concentration camps.

Upon arriving at the meeting point, an English-speaking host will provide you your tickets. Once you enter the museum, a local guide will be provided based on your desired tour language. Visit both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau to acquire a proper sense of the place that has become the symbol of the Holocaust as well as Nazi crimes against Poles, Romas, and other groups.

Become more educated about the UNESCO World Heritage Site as you visit the remaining prison blocks, gas chambers, and crematoria buildings. See the remains of the railway ramp in Birkenau, where the prisoners would be transported.
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4 hours
from $11.56

Wieliczka Salt Mine Walking Guided Tour with Fast-Track Ticket

The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation.

The tourist route through the mine is located 135 meters underground, and is accessible by stairs, or by elevator now on special demand. It is an absolutely unique place to visit and is a must-see during your stay in Krakow.

One of the major benefits of visiting the Salt Mine is the health benefit of its special climate and its micro-element filled air.
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3 hours
from $27.29
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DizzyBlonde23 wrote a review Apr 2020
Halifax, United Kingdom534 contributions186 helpful votes
On a recent trip to Krakow we booked with Exciting Krakow to do a private day tour of Krakow by electric car. There was no particular reason why we chose this company other than it offered a comprehensive private tour at a reasonable price and included tickets and drop off and pick up at the Schindler Factory. We were picked up promptly from our hotel at 9.00am by our guide and during the next couple of hours were taken to see all of the main sights and areas of Krakow. It was nice to mostly sit back, relax and see the sights and we felt that a lot was covered. We also enjoyed the Schindler Museum (free on Monday - our guide organised tickets for us) which we found fascinating with very interesting (and sometimes upsetting) exhibits. We were aware that the museum wasn’t just focused on the film but more on life in general during WWII and so found it very interesting and learnt a lot. If I had to make any bad points I would say that it would have been nice to hop on and off at more stops (such as Wawel Castle) rather than just a few churches etc and also the fact that it would have been great to have a more engaging guide rather than just the headset. Most of the time our young guide seemed quite bored and like he was reading from a script. He also seemed to want to rest of the time and looked fed up if we left a church etc after only a short time and his break was cut short. Would recommend this tour to others who are short on time but want to see a lot of the city’s sights in one day and who don’t mind listening to a prerecorded headset commentary.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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HCovik wrote a review Sep 2019
Atlanta, Georgia3,305 contributions464 helpful votes
There was no particular reason why we picked "Exciting Krakow Tours" other than that they had a booth near were we stayed and we already had found out that tour prices among tour companies didn't differ much. The start of the tour was a bit chaotic as we were broken up in language groups, each receiving a sticker. As this was going on others arrived not knowing what was happening. Anyway, it worked itself out and we boarded this comfortable bus. The ride took about 1hr and 20min. As we did the morning tour and it it was still early many decided to take a nap. I looked through the window and enjoyed the view. On arrival at Auschwitz it was again a chaotic situation. We were not the only group and our tour leader not all that recognizable. It would have been nice if she had carried a flag or something. Group members pretty much followed each other in the hope that someone knew where he/she was going. Regrouping after the bathroom break took a little bit of time. At the entrance we were handed off to a local guide who handed us headphones. Unfortunately all throughout the tour we had a hard time locating her and keeping up as she moved on as we were still looking at exhibitions etc. Other than that, the tour was well done and we received quite a bit of info. Her voice was solemn and conveyed the horror that had taken place on these grounds. I don't think we saw everything as we later purchased a guide book and it mentioned some barracks we didn't visit. After Auschwitz we hopped on the bus and went to Treblinka. Here organization was better, at least later on. We had to hand the head phones back when we left Auschwitz and now we had to do without. Our guide didn't have a strong voice so we practically had to stand on her toes to hear what she said. Her voice was also competing with voices of other tour guides in the vicinity. She was very knowledgable though and apart from needing to speak louder did a wonderful job. All in all there's a fair amount of walking that needs to be done (a mile and a half in Auschwitz and about the same in Treblinka) and the sun was brutal. We came prepared in that we had water and wore sunglasses. All in all we were happy with the tour. It didn't go completely perfect, but we got to see and hear what we came for. Thank you Exciting Krakow Tours!!!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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rebecca wrote a review Jul 2019
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Last month I was planning a day trip from Krakow for me and my aunt & uncle who are in their 80s. Our goal was visiting the mountains near southern Poland. Choosing to cross the border into Slovakia was a fun alternative to Zakopane. Our driver Chris knew great places to accommodate my aunt’s walking struggles. The Slovakian side of the mountains had few tourists, no waiting on lines, and it's gorgeous! I would have enjoyed a Slovakian stamp in my passport but there is nothing at the border with Poland. Just clean rolling roads through mountain villages. More wilderness in Slovakia compared to Poland. Chris drove us around the park both countries share. I recall routes 66 and 537. We rode cable cars up the mountains. The brave will take the third stage up to the peak -- it was sold out when we were there, but I was relieved since I’m not a fan of those types of heights. We also walked a peaceful lake in a different area. Chris pointed out points of interest and he picked a Slovak restaurant for a delicious lunch. We only speak English which was no problem for Chris. He made it a special day for us.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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mrmurp wrote a review Jun 2019
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My 13-yr old son and I booked a guided tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau with Exciting Krakow Tours and found the experience to be pretty much what we expected. We were driven on a clean, comfortable bus for about an hour and 20 min to Auschwitz and were given 15 min to grab a bite and use the bathroom before our tour began. Our guide, Konrad, did a good job of herding us along at a pretty brisk pace through the different sites and negotiating the many other tour groups as he spoke to us about what we were seeing. At Birkenau we had another few minutes to eat, drink, and use the bathroom before commencing with our tour. Once again we were kept moving along at a good clip and stopped at key points to listen to Konrad describe what we were seeing. I believe that we viewed and paused at as many sites as possible within each camp given the constraints of our schedule and the pace of the other guided groups around us. My advice is to approach the viewing of Auschwitz and Birkenau with reasonable expectations and appropriate reverence regardless of which company you book a tour with. Last year over 2 million people visited both camps so expect to be surrounded by large groups of people. Don’t expect to be comfortable......this trip isn’t about comfort, it’s about being present. You will have to do a lot of walking outdoors in the weather so bring the appropriate gear (hat, umbrella, sunglasses). Don’t worry about taking photos...you can find plenty of good photo documentation online and in the many excellent books written about the camps and the Holocaust. Put your selfie stick away and once again, be present. With realistic expectations I think that most people will find that Exciting Krakow and the other tour companies generally do a pretty decent job of getting you to and from the camps and giving a guided tour within each location. We were very satisfied with our guide, Konrad, and with the overall experience as facilitated by Exciting Krakow Tours.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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mommydancer wrote a review May 2019
Jacksonville, Florida71 contributions76 helpful votes
Probably due the number of tours going on we were rushed through each section and skipped a few buildings. It may just be how things are there because of the number of visitors coming through. However, the tour operator gave us only 10 minutes to use the toilets (long line), buy (long line, even lines for the vending machines), and eat food so the rushing continued. It was pouring rain during our last 20 minutes at Birkenau. Our instructions from the driver when he dropped us off were to meet him at the bus parking lot (a 10-minute walk from the main entrance). It was a small bus so he could've easily picked us up at the main entrance where we could've waited for him under cover. All it would've taken was a call from the guide to the driver to say we were done. Instead, we all had to dodge puddles in the pouring rain to get to the bus and we were all soaked. That is a terrible way to end a tour. Sadly, we were in such a rush to get on the bus and get dry that I don't even know where our guide was so that I could tip her. Our guide had some limited English vocabulary, problems with eye contact, and a stuttering problem. This is definitely a great job for her to help overcome those issues so I do applaud the company for giving her an opportunity. However, typically that is not the kind of tour guide one is looking for.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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