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Katowice: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

1. Katowice: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

Sample the best Polish popular, regional, and craft beer on this private beer tasting tour in Katowice. Get an insightful introduction to the world of Polish beer history, tradition, and customs, as well as the craft beer scene in Katowice on this fun and cultural evening. During the tour, spend time only with your group of friends or family on this private experience, and enjoy the services of a guide taking care of you personally and explaining each beer that you drink. Sample beers from major Polish breweries, as well as specialty regional beers from the Silesia region and craft beers from microbreweries. At the first venue, savor a treat of Polish appetizers. Each venue you visit will provide a different experience, including a different atmosphere and selection of beers for you to choose from. This tour has 3 different options. On the 2-hour option, taste a set of 7 beers and some appetizers at 3 different venues. If you want to try more beer, opt for the 3-hour option and try 11 beers at 4 different venues with perfectly matched appetizers. Alternatively, choose the 4-hour option for the best combination of Polish beer and traditional food in 5 venues. Enjoy 13 beers and more food that you are able to eat.

Katowice: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

2. Katowice: Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

Relish some of the best dishes from Polish cuisine in 2 to 4 carefully selected local venues in Katowice. Explore the strong roots of Polish people's culinary culture with a professional guide. Sample, compare, and choose from a rich range of traditional dishes, and try to decide which you like the most. As you go between venues, enjoy a guided tour of some of the most notable landmarks of the Old Town, including Spodek and the Goldstein Palace.  Select the budget 2.5-hour option to try a basic set of food in 2 places, including different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialties. A soft drink, cake, and coffee/tea are also included, but soup and beer are not.  Or, choose the standard 3.5-hour option to taste traditional Polish food at 3 venues. Try 3 kinds of dumplings, different Polish meats, traditional soup, and other specialties. Enjoy an included beer, as well as a soft drink, cake, and coffee/tea. Learn more about Polish traditions and customs and which meals are related to various occasions.  Alternatively, upgrade your experience to the premium 5-hour option. After filling your belly with a delicious feast combined with a tasting of 8 types of vodka or 8 types of beer, take a more extensive guided walking tour to see the highlights of Katowice city. Discover more about local history and see some of the best-kept secrets in the city. See the remarkable Cathedral of Christ the King, and Mariacka Street.

Katowice: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

3. Katowice: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Katowice, located on the richest land in all Poland, on a walking tour of the city. Find out how underground there are deposits of many valuable minerals, precious metals and much more. Thanks to this, years ago, this small city developed - rapidly growing into a big town which is now rich in culture and history. Follow your guide on this 2-Hour Old Town Walking tour and discover what interesting highlights Katowice has to offer. Start from the Silesian Theatre where many of the finest performances take place. Then, walk down to see the fantastic Monument to the Scouts of September which symbolizes the sacrifice of the young scouts who fought during World War II. Reach the Cross Market Square and admire the Goldstein Palace and Philharmonia. After this, pass the peaceful Square of Miszkolc Friends and discover Silesian Insurgents' Monument as you listen to its fantastic story. Finally, reach the pride of Katowice - Spodek. See more by upgrading your tour to the 3-hour option. Visit all of the above sights then head on to explore the District of Culture, (including Spodek), the innovative International Congress Center and the fantastic National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio. Next, walk down to see the very stunning and magnificent St. Mary's Church by walking along Mariacka Street.  Alternatively, choose the 4.5-hour sightseeing program which also passes by the Cathedral of Christ the King which is another symbol of Katowice city. This option includes the extraordinary occasion to see a great panorama of Katowice with ride up to the viewpoint at the Silesian Terrace. Also, see also the marvelous buildings at the Academy of Music and the Monument of Jozef Pilsudski - an iconic Polish hero.

Katowice Pyrzowice KTW to Krakow City Private Transfer

4. Katowice Pyrzowice KTW to Krakow City Private Transfer

Skip the lines for taxis on arrival at Katowice-Pyrzowice (KTW) Airport and enjoy the safest, most economical and convenient way of traveling to the city center of Krakow. This offer gives you a fixed price for a top quality service to every place within Krakow city limits. Avoid excessive transfer fees with a service that provides the best deal in terms of service, quality and price. You will be given a clear indication of the cost on booking, and can expect no nasty surcharges at a later date. Once you have made your booking, you’ll receive full assistance, and can rest assured that your trip will begin and end as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Vehicle types are available for different group sizes, ranging from taxis and minibuses for smaller groups, to a 65 seat coach for larger groups. Transfers are also available from your hotel in Krakow city center to Katowice Pyrzowice (KTW) Airport in time for your departure flight. Please note that Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport is located 90 kilometers away from Krakow. Your journey should take approximately 1.5-hours with normal traffic conditions.

Katowice: Private Vodka Tasting Tour

5. Katowice: Private Vodka Tasting Tour

Take part in an amazing party tour and get a great combination of Polish vodka, history, and culture in Katowice. Round up your mates to enjoy a private tasting and a lesson at the same time. Drink white, flavored vodka, as well as legendary liqueur, and play a game to compare the flavors among your friends. With your private guide, learn how to drink vodka in the Polish tradition. Hear about the occasions when Poles drink vodka and why it is considered the national drink. All places are carefully chosen to show you the various atmospheres that reflect different periods of Polish culture. During your tour, you will also taste Polish appetizers as perfect matches to the vodka. Enjoy a great composition of Polish vodkas showcasing 4 different kinds: • white vodka (potato, grain) • flavored vodka (nuts, lemon) • liqueur • 70% Absinthe Choose between 3 tour option. On the 2-hour option, taste a set of 5 vodkas and some appetizers at 3 different venues. To try more vodka flavors, select the 3-hour option and enjoy 7 shots at 4 different venues with perfectly matched appetizers. Alternatively, upgrade to the 4-hour option and relish a wonderful combination of Polish vodkas and traditional food in 5 venues. Savor 10 vodkas and more food than you are able to eat.

Krakow: Private Airport Transfer to/from Katowice

6. Krakow: Private Airport Transfer to/from Katowice

Meet your driver at arrivals at Katowice\Pyrzowice Airport (airport code KTW) for your transfer to your chosen destination. Find your driver easily as they will be holding a greetings sign with your name. Your driver will wait at arrivals 45 min after the plane has landed. If you will need more time to meet your driver please inform the local partner as soon as possible. Meet your driver in the lobby of your accommodation in Krakow City for your transfer to the airport. Your driver will be obligated to wait at your accommodation 15 min after the arranged time. If you will need more time to meet your driver please inform the local partner as soon as possible. A Mercedes-Benz vehicle and an English speaking driver are provided as part of this service.

Katowice Airport Transfer: From/ to Krakow

7. Katowice Airport Transfer: From/ to Krakow

Enjoy peace of mind while traveling between Katowice Airport and Krakow with a private airport transfer. Your experienced, English-speaking, professional drivers are responsible for taking care of your journey’s high quality. They will monitor your flight status and provide you with service right on time. The airport transfers will let you avoid waiting for an empty cab and guarantee a constant price, regardless of a day’s period and drop-off location. Furthermore, no parking fees will be added. No eventual traffic jams or other delays will increase your costs either. Return transfers can be provided as well so you can easily get to the airport from your accommodation in Krakow. A friendly service, modern vehicles, experienced drivers and luggage assistance are always guaranteed.  Each passenger will be allowed to bring 1 standard size piece of checked luggage as well as a small bag that may be fitted inside the vehicle. Baggage trailers are available upon a separate request only. All transfers are provided using comfortable passenger cars, minivans, buses and coaches, not older than 5 years.

Katowice: One-Way Airport Transfer

8. Katowice: One-Way Airport Transfer

Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport is situated approximately 80 km from Krakow city center; however, your airport transfer lets you travel to Krakow city in less than 90 minutes. Ride in a modern, air-conditioned van/ minibus to your destination and relax along the way. After booking this airport transfer, you will receive a voucher. At the Katowice Airport arrivals terminal, a driver will be waiting for you with a welcome signboard. The drive will be English-speaking and any flight delays will be monitored to ensure a smooth meet and greet. The price is the same for any accommodation location in Krakow. 

Katowice: Moszna Castle and Plawniowice Palace Private Tour

9. Katowice: Moszna Castle and Plawniowice Palace Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Katowice and travel to Moszna Castle, a historic residence built in the mid 18th century as a baroque palace. Begin the tour with an overview of the exterior of the castle. Note the unique fusion of various architectural styles, including Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaissance. Take a stroll through the gardens as you listen to your guide share fascinating insight into the history of the castle and the Tiele-Wienckler family that used to live there. After your introduction, head inside the castle for a look at its impressive interior. Wander through the castle’s rich chambers, including the ballroom, mirror room, great library, gallery, and the Count’s room. As you explore, get a better understanding of the castle’s former residents and what life here might have been like. Climb up to the castle’s tower to admire the fantastic views of the surrounding mountain landscapes. Later, visit the nearby village of Plawniowice, home to a magnificent palace bursting with fairytale charm. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the palace’s beautiful gardens, full of flowers, trees, and plants. Spend some time marvelling at the palace’s ornate architecture, as well as its array of sculptures and towers. At the end of a magical and insightful tour, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.

Katowice Industrial Center & Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Gory

10. Katowice Industrial Center & Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Gory

Katowice is an industrial city known for the discovery of rich coal reserves and at the same time is a real mixture of cultures: Polish, German and Jewish. It is a center of science, culture, industry, business and trade and was named a UNESCO city of music. See the sights of the Nikiszowiec area, part of the Katowice city. Enjoy a relaxing and easy transfer to Tarnowskie Gory, the city known for historic lead-ore mining. Its silver mine has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017. The visit in Historic Silver Mines starts in an interactive museum where tourists get the knowledge of methods of silver. It proceeds with going underground. The trail is 1,749 meters long; 270 meters are travelled by boats. Transfer back to Krakow.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 102 reviews

A very impressive tour. You will be picked up at the agreed location and the driver speaks good English. The moment you arrive at Auschwitz, he clearly indicates where you are expected and what time. Then you walk through security and you enter a cinema. Here they have already well portrayed what it was like back then. When the film is finished, walk outside where the guide will be waiting for you. She first checks whether the headphones worked. Then the tour started in camp 1. Very clear explanation about the situation at the time. You get goosebumps when you walk around. Photos are allowed in some places. When the tour has ended in camp 1, you will have a 10-minute break, after which you will be taken to camp 2 by shuttle bus. That camp is mainly outdoors and is a very good addition to the images and stories you heard in camp 1. After the visit, you will return with the same shuttle bus, where the driver will be waiting to take you back.

This trip was well organised. We were picked up from the Meeting Point on time and driven to Auschwitz-Birkenau. We then were provided with the entrance tickets and instructions on how will the group tour be split between the two camp sites. Our driver spoke very good English. He was waiting for us to take us back to our hotel in Central Katowice when the tour came to an end. Would recommend!

It was well organised. The afternoon tour of Krakow was a good break from the morning's emotional tour of Auschwitz. Magda my tour guide in Krakow was fenomal. She loves the city and new the history very well. She took me to places I would never have found on my own. Can highly recommend her - best tour guide I've ever had!!!

The local host from Katowice was really nice and professional. Besides the fact that everything was on tlme and organized really good I got some nice tips for the city.

Depressing, impressive, frightening! You MUST see and “experience” this with your own eyes.