Cracow and Auschwitz visit

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Cracow and Auschwitz visit

Date: 2013-11-17

Time: 06:00-22:00

from 660 PLN
approx. 165 EUR

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Auschwitz – the largest of the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. It has been the largest ‘death’ factory in the history of humanity and a silent witness to human tragedy. Auschwitz consisted of several units, including the largest one at Brzezinka (Birkenau). Of the millions of people brought there in period between 1940 and 1944, only 60 to 70 thousand utterly emaciated victims were alive at the time of liberation of the camp.

Lunch on the way to Cracow.
As soon as the guests reach Cracow they start to discover the city’s highlights with a local guide.
Cracow – a rocky height overlooking the Vistula river, the defensible Wawel Hill is said to have been kept out of bounds by a legendary dragon living in a cave below it. Only when a certain shoemaker named Skiba managed to kill the dragon (by tricking the creature into eating animal skin stuffed with tar and sulphur) was the Hill finally available for the founding of Cracow. After that the city never looked back, becoming the seat of the Polish monarchy and the country\'s capital until 1596, and growing steadily in both size and importance.

Thanks to the fortuitous absence of major catastrophes, Cracow’s heritage remains fully intact for today\'s visitor to enjoy. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and considered special even in such a distinguished company, Cracow’s enchanting Old Town boasts countless buildings of architectural and historic importance, including the Wawel Castle and the Cathedral complex, where kings of Poland and national heroes lie buried, and one of mediaeval Europe\'s largest market places with its Renaissance Cloth Hall and Gothic Church of St. Mary.

Tour executed by fast train (morning train to Katowice at 06:35 am; evening train from Cracow to Warsaw at 8:00 pm, arrival in Warsaw at 11:00 pm).