THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN WARSAW AND KRAKOW
Enjoy the city tour which includes all the ‘must see’ monuments and sights of Warsaw: Lazienki Park, Theatre Square with Grand Opera and former Town Hall Buildings as well as Belvedere Palace, the Ghetto Memorial. You will also drive through the most famous and elegant avenues in Warsaw and see Nowy Swiat and Krakowskie Przedmiescie avenues, the Presidential Palace, University of Warsaw, Holy Cross Church with Chopin’s heart, Copernicus Statue. During previous centuries monarchs constructed the beautiful palaces you can admire today around you. Later you will also go to the Old town to see St. John’s Cathedral with its magnificent Gothic interiors, St. Ann’s Church and the Castle Square with the Column of King Sigismund III Vasa. You will also see the Old Town Market Square and the City Walls.
The Ghetto Heroes Monument
The Ghetto Heroes Monument (Polish: Pomnik Bohaterów Getta) is a monument in Warsaw, Poland, commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 during the Second World War. It is located in the area which was formerly a part of the Warsaw Ghetto, at the spot where the first armed clash of the uprising took place.
The monument was built partly of Nazi German materials originally brought to Warsaw in 1942 by Albert Speer for his planned works. The completed monument was formally unveiled in April 1948.
Theatre Square (Polish: plac Teatralny) is a major square in the Śródmieście district of Warsaw, Poland. It spans from the Great Theatre building to the Senatorska Street. The origins of the square date back to the beginning of the 19th century, when a small square was established in 1818. Various patriotic demonstrations took place there, including at the time of the January Uprising and the Revolution of 1905. Both demonstrations were bloodily crushed by Russian authorities.
Łazienki Park, literally “Baths Park” or “Royal Baths”; often rendered “Royal Baths Park” is the largest park in Warsaw, Poland, occupying 76 hectares of the city center.
The park-and-palace complex lies in Warsaw’s central district , on Ujazdów Avenue on the “Royal Route” linking the Royal Castle with Wilanów palace to the south. North of Łazienki Park, on the other side of Agrykola Street, stands Ujazdów Castle.
The Royal Castle in Warsaw is a castle residency and was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town. The personal offices of the king and the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Poland were located there from the 16th century until the Partitions of Poland
Auschwitz-Birkenau tour (Duration: 7 Hours)
KL Auschwitz — in the years 1940–1945, was the biggest Nazi concentration and death camp in occupied Europe. Situated at a distance of 70 km from Krakow is the town of Oswiecim. The Auschwitz Memorial Museum (founded in 1947) was included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979. During the tour you will visit both parts of the Museum located in Oswiecim (KL Auschwitz I) and Brzezinka (KL Auschwitz II Birkenau). It has been the largest ‘death factory’ in the history of humanity and is today a silent witness to human tragedy. You will also watch a documentary on the history of the KL Auschwitz concentration and death camp.
Wieliczka Salt Mine tour (Duration: 4 Hours)
As you walk down the 360 steps into the salt mine, you have the impression you are entering a vast underground city, complete with huge caverns and underground lakes. This underground world has earned a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list thanks to the creativity of the miners who carved chapels out of the walls, hundreds of meters below the surface. You will visit the largest of the chapels, dedicated to St Kinga, the patron saint of salt miners. This subterranean church is richly decorated with chandeliers, sculptures and religious figures carved out of salt. As you follow the 2 1/2-kilometre walk, you’ll pass statues dating back to the 18th century depicting mythical, historical and religious figures. The last stop in the mine is the souvenir shop and snack bar. From here, the lift carries you back to the surface.