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“Amazingly efficient, Phil is brilliant!”
Review of Krakow Tours

Krakow Tours
Ranked #7 of 271 Tours in Krakow
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Owner description: Krakow Tours are an English company providing quality, personalized tours to the major sites in and around Krakow, using English speaking guides. We specialize in Auschwitz/Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine tours, we are highly recommended on TripAdvisor for our combined 1 day tour. We also offer many other interesting trips that are off the usual tourist trail.
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Firstly we booked airport transfers Phil. The cars were waiting bang on time arriving and going home. Very impressed and we had no stress at all finding the cars or waiting.
Secondly we booked the auchwitz and salt mines tour full day tour. We were picked up from our hotel and were with another couple also. Watched the auchwitz DVD in the car on the way which saved time at auchwitz. Very well structured day and Phil was very helpful and knowledgable. Got us a private salt mines tour too which was fab.
Oh and he provided an amazing packed lunch! We couldn't eat it all there was so much which was devastating as there was so much choice!
Perfect choice, would book again in a heartbeat and recommend to anyone! Great value too!

1  Thank LydiaRoseWhiting
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We opted for the Auschwitz, Birkenhau and Salt Mines full day tour. We were collected promptly at 8 am by Phil, English owner of the tour company but now living in Poland. We were in a small people carrier with 4 others. We were in Auschwitz for 2.5 hours. This may seem a long time but there was so much to learn, we could have stayed for longer. Phil's guidance on how to focus the visit really helped to prioritise where to go. We then drove to Birkenhau where Phil accompanied us round the camp and gave us a very informative commentary of what we were looking at, helping to bring to life the experiences of those held there. We then went to the Salt Mines. There was a little delay as the booked guide did turn up but Phil used his personal contacts to arrange for one of the guides (Patricia) to take us in her own time as she had already finished work for the day. She was informed , intelligent, spoke excellent English and was very entertaining. We opted for the lunch that included water, fruit juice, two freshly prepared bread rolls - we had ham and tuna salad - a piece of fruit, chocolate bar and crisps. We were delivered back to the hotel by 6. A trip well worth doing but it does involve a lot of walking so be aware of that when choosing this full day.

2  Thank LadybirdS20
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We hired Phil for our transfer from Krakow to Ostrava with a tour of the Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everything went like clockwork... And beyond our expectations. The Salt Mine was so unique to anything we had seen before. Incredible to visit and a very memorable experience. As we made our way to Auschwitz, we had our box lunch Phil prepared for us which was so awesome... Sandwich, yogurt, fruit, cookies, chips, water... Very yummy. Phil was our guide for Birkenau... We walked the entire loop while he gave us facts where we could envision that horrific period of history. He was always professional, answered our questions and was always at our meeting place. I would highly recommend this company, and Phil in particular. Tank you for making our day so memorable.

Thank Pat W
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Fantastic but exhausting day trip to Auschwitz, Birkenau & the Salt Mines superbly organised by Krakow Tours. Our guide, Mark picked us up on time, was well organised, friendly, informative, enthusiastic and, in summary, "magic". With only seven on the tour it was much better than being part of a "coach load". Would recommend that you take the opportunity of pre-ordering the packed lunch as the day has little time to stop for sustenance. Highly recommended.

Thank PeeTeeMascot
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We decided to visit Auschwitz, Birkenau and the Salt Mines as a one day tour and while a long and somewhat tiring day our guide Mark was excellent and as previous reviewers have mentioned his knowledge and passion for the camps never ceased to amaze me. You can join these tours in Krakow using larger coaches for less cost however I think it was well worth paying a little extra for the sevices of a very knowledgable and friendly guide. If you have the time it is worh doing the two tours on separate days as there is lots of walking and stairs (in the mine). Krackow Tours also provided our airport transfers very efficiently and without problem.

Thank LesMelville
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