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Overview

Silesia region is not an obvious destination on a tourist map of Poland. Still, it is definitely a fascinating one and showing totally different face of the country which is regarded by wider masses as a typically agricultural region of Europe. Katowice and its vicinity give amazing insight to more industrial and urbanized type of Poland. With multitude of technical monuments and contemporary tourist centres, it is the place definitely worth discovering.

Number of days/duration

1

Included meals

Lunch on request

Suggested dates

All year

Number of cities/sights

1 city, 1 town

Group size

10-50

Trip pace

Moderate

Free cancellation

Up to 30 days*

Itinerary

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What's included

Private coach transportation
Trip staff

Tour guide, museum guides, driver

Entrance fees to

Gliwice Radio Tower, Guide Coal Mine (both levels), Silesian Museum, NOSPR concert hall

Transport

Coach

Pickup place

Your hotel/hostel in Cracow

Drop off place

Your hotel/hostel in Cracow

Language offered

English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian and others on request

Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Trip type

Round tour

Not included

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General conditions and customs

Optional Excursions

Tychy Brewery

Tychy Brewery

Prince’s Tychy Brewery is a very interesting tourist spot. The brewery is located about 1:15 h drive from Kraków (about 85 km). Sightseeing takes about 2.5 h. During a tour with full of good humor guides, tourists get to know how beer is produced, learn abort the brewery history, watch 3D film, send postcards from the inside of a huge barrel, taste Tyskie beer and purchase beer bottles as souvenirs. There are also two special tour options: eco...

Silver Mine Tarnowskie Góry

Silver Mine Tarnowskie Góry

The length of tourist trail is 1740 m and takes place 40 meters below ground surface. Part of the trail is also covered by boats (270 m), which is an additional mine attraction. The temperature in the mine is always 10 Celsius degrees so it is good to have something warm with you. Sightseeing takes about 90 minutes and you will need a guide. Above the mine there is also a museum and Steam Engine Open-air Museum. The museum uses more and more m...

Black Trout Drift

Black Trout Drift

Black Trout Drift is located about 30 km from Katowice (45 minutes drive). This place is interesting for tourists as after closure of Tarnogorskie mines, there is an underground labyrinth of excavations, chambers, extraction galleries and draining drifts. The length of this complex is about 150 km. The part of it is actually our Black Trout Drift, opened for tourists in 1957. It is the longest underground Polish tourist trail that is covered b...

Nikiszowiec

Nikiszowiec

Nikiszowiec is located in the eastern part of Katowice, near the border with Mysłowice. It is considered the main historical attraction of Katowice. It was built in the years 1908-1918 according to the design of Georg and Emil Zillmann - as a workers' housing estate. Today, it is one of the stops on the Industrial Monuments Route and is included in the list of Historical Monuments. The estate includes nine three-story brick blocks forming quad...

Będzin Castle

Będzin Castle

The castle is about 14 km from Katowice and 88 km from Kraków. The history of these fortifications dates back to the 9th century. The castle itself was built in the second part of the 13th century. Unfortunately, it was demolished many times during its history. Its current shape was established during its Neo-Gothic reconstruction in 1834. The last major preservation works were held in 1956. Since than the castle has been a museum. Tourists ca...

The Będzin Underground

The Będzin Underground

The Będzin Underground (Podziemia Będzińskie) is an underground tourist route, set up in a former WWII air-raid shelter in Będzin. The route is available from the Zagłębie Museum in Będzin and was opened on December 13, 2013. It leads through the corridors of an air raid shelter, built in 1943–1944 to protect the German population of the city. The bunker was forged by concentration camp prisoners inside Góra Zamkowa. The entrance to the underg...

Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German Concentration Camp Museum

Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German Concentration Camp Museum

It is a memorial and museum of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau which is situated in Oświęcim and Brzezinka about 65 km from Cracow. A visit in this place is definitely not an easy one. After a visit in this former Nazi German concentration camp you will definitely perceive the world in a different way. For many people it is highly depressing place and they are even unable to finish sightseeing of it. Still, it is important to know t...

Reviews

I have never experienced anything like it in my life! The mixture of old technology monuments and super modern buildings located in historical centres is really precious. I am happy that I chose this "not obvious" tourist destination.
John
Super modern Katowice centre and Nikiszowiec give striking different view of Katowice city. I am glad I have seen this area as it has changed my perspective for Poland in general. Guido mine was truly fascinating. I have never been so deep underground and it was also nice to have a beer in the mine pub. Great tour, flawless coordination and planing on ITS side. Thank you!
Robert

Questions and answers

Is it possible to see Spodek inside as well?

It is possible but only during specific dates. Due to numerous events that take place in Spodek during the year, we have to check it for every date and tour individually.

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