Price includes travel from Kraków to Auschwitz Museum, waiting (3 hours in price) and back to Kraków.
Price does not include the cost of the guide (for rent on site).
Total time 6 hours.
Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of Nazi Germany's concentration camps. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took it's
name from the nearby town of Oświęcim (Auschwitz in German), situated about 50 kilometers west of Kraków and 286 kilometers from Warsaw.
Following the German occupation of Poland in September 1939, Oświęcim was incorporated into Germany as part of the Katowice District
(Regierungsbezirk Kattowitz), or unofficially East Upper Silesia (Ost-Oberschlesien), and renamed Auschwitz.
The word Birkenau means 'Birch tree' of which there are many surrounding the Birkenau area of the complex. The complex consisted of three
main camps: Auschwitz I, the administrative center.
Auschwitz II (Birkenau), an extermination camp or Vernichtungslager; and Auschwitz III (Monowitz), a work camp.
There were also around 40 satellite camps, some of them tens of kilometers from the main camps, with prisoner populations ranging from
several dozen to several thousand.
Wieliczka - Salt Mine
Price includes travel from Kraków to Wieliczka Salt Mine, waiting (3 hours in price) and back to Kraków.
Price does not include admission tickets, or a guide (to rent on site).
Total time 5 hours.
"The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is the only mining site in the world functioning continuously since the Middle Ages.
Its original excavations
(longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as minor and major shafts) are located on nine levels and extend for the total
of about 300 kilometres: reaching the depth of 327 metres they illustrate all the stages of mining technology development over time."
The quotation comes from the justification for entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine on UNESCO's First World List of Cultural and Natural
Heritage, on September 8, 1978 together with 11 other sites from around the world. Indeed, the Wieliczka Mine reflects the progress
of mining technology, the development of work organisation and management, and the introducing of industry legislation since the Middle Ages.
Sanctuary Jasna Góra Częstochowa
with Black Madonna Picture
Price includes travel from Krakow to Czestochowa, waiting (3 hours in price) and back to Krakow.
Price does not include admission tickets, or a guide.
Total Time about 7 hours.
The band picturesque limestone hills, stretching from Krakow to the Wielun, called "trail eagle nests, the Warta river
is the town of Czestochowa. It is assumed that the name comes from the Slavic name
"Częstoch" which bore the founder of the settlement.
In the western part of town known as the fourteenth century, Old Czestochowa, rises to a height of 293 m above sea level limestone hill,
where there is a complex religious and residential buildings, surrounded by ramparts and a park, called Jasna Gora.
For the first time the term "Jasna Gora" / Clarus Mons / appears in a document from 1388 year, issued by the governor of Olsztyn.
The name "Bright Mountain" hill gave Pauline monks from Hungary, to borrow the term from the home monastery of St. Lawrence
at Jasna Gora in Buda /in Claro Monte Budensi/.
Hailing from the Traffic Order eremickiego St. Paul the First Hermit / OO. Pauline / from the XIII century in Hungary.
Founder of the Order - Bl. Eusebius, Canon archbishop - gathered in a community of hermits living on land today
Hungary and Yugoslavia. Principle of organization of religious life has become for the rule of St. Pauline. Augustine. You have chosen a Patriarch of the Order
St. Paul of Thebes, called by tradition the first hermit. He was born around 230, in Egypt. During the persecution of Christians
the reign of Emperor Decius, 16 years old, went to the desert, where according to tradition, written by Saint. Jerome stayed for 90 years.
His food was bread, daily przynoszony the raven, and a handful of dates. Late in life he was visited by St. Anthony Abbot.
He also buried in the tomb of Paul's body, which - as the administration says - two lions dug. Hence, the coat of arms of the Pauline Order is a palm tree
date palm, two lions and a crow with a loaf of bread in its beak.