Welcome to Silesia
Occupying the whole of southwestern Poland, Silesia (Śląsk, pronounced 'shlonsk', in Polish), is a diverse collection of attractive cities, industrial centres and mountain scenery.Wrocław is a historical gem and well worth a visit, while inviting smaller centres such as Nysa and Jelenia Góra offer distinctive sights and activities. A natural attraction is presented by the Sudetes Mountains; stretching along the... Read More
Top experiences in Silesia
Small-Group Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum from Krakow
Your trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum will begin in the city center or at your hotel in Krakow. The museum is located about 65 kilometres west of Krakow.After a 1.5-hour drive you will arrive and begin your 3-hour tour of the museum. Visit Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, where you'll find crematoriums and gas chambers, as well as loading/unloading ramps and wooden and brick barracks, the former of which is entered through the iconic gate inscribed with Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free). Visitors can see some surviving barracks and the ruins of gas chambers and crematoriums. At the end of the route is where you’ll encounter the Monument to International Victims of Fascism. Your tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is guided by experienced professionals who will tell you all about the history of the area and many interesting facts about World War II.
Czestochowa Historical tour from Krakow Including Visit to the Black Madonna
Take this 6-hour scenic tour of Częstochowa in Silesia, famous for its magnificent Pauline Monastery at Jasna Góra. See the miraculous painting of the Black Madonna, a shrine to the Virgin Mary, widely venerated and credited with many miracles.Located on the Warta River, and with a history that dates back to the 11th century, Częstochowa was subject to a month-long siege by Swedish forces in the 17th century. A small group of monks fought off the Swedes and managed to save their sacred icon.The monastery was founded in 1382 by Pauline monks, who came from Hungary at the invitation of Władysław, Duke of Opole. Tour the historic complex, and Poland’s most important shrine, with a guide who will provide an historical outline of the building and icon of Black Madonna.
Lower Silesia Tour From Wroclaw
Lower Silesia is a fascinating region. With its turbulent past, interesting culture and incredibly beautiful landscape make it one of the most visited voivodeship in Poland. Unique place for an excellent day journey that offers plenty to explore.The Church of Peace in Świdnica or Jawor – the largest timber-framed religious buildings in Europe, were built in the former Silesia in the mid-17th century, amid the religious strife that followed the Peace of Westphalia. Constrained by the physical and political conditions, the Churches of Peace bear testimony to the quest for religious freedom and are a rare expression of Lutheran ideology in an idiom generally associated with the Catholic Church. Built outside the city walls, made of wood or clay and built in less than a year, now placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.Książ – The third largest castle in Poland, located on a majestic rock cliff by the side of the Pelcznica River. Beautifully surrounded by the forest at the height of 395m above sea level, castle is often called ‘the Pearl of Lower Silesia’. Such location corresponding to the size of the building is very rare in Europe. In 1943 Hitler’s paramilitary organization had stormed into the Castle and began to construct one of the most important quarters for Adolf Hitler.Complex Osówka* – Part of impressive construction project conducted by Nazi Germany between 1943-1945 (Codename Riese ). Mysterious structures nicknamed “Underground City” still await to unveil their secrets…Discover with us Hitler’s last, main, biggest and most elaborate quarters in Lower Silesia.Gross-Rosen in Rogoźnica* – The biggest Nazi German concentration camp in Lower Silesia. Dozen thousands of prisoners died in it. Poles, Jews, Russians, Frenchmen, Hungarians.* – choose an optionTime of travel (approximately) 7-8 hours.
Private Tour: Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills Intimate Wineries Tour
Depart Adelaide and travel through the Adelaide Hills where you'll find South Australia's oldest wine region. Enjoy cool climate wines as you visit some of the region’s best wineries for tastings including Bridgewater Mill where you’ll also see the historic old flour mill known as the ‘Old Rumber. In the Adelaide Hills you’ll also visit Mount Lofty summit to take in the panoramic views over Adelaide. Next, stop in Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. There is time to take a break or take a stroll through the village. Continue to the Barossa, located just 70km northwest of Adelaide. In the Barossa, visit a variety of iconic wineries. Taste the full bodied wine from some of the oldest vines in the world. Of course, with great wine comes great food, and lunch can be arranged at a key iconic venue within the region (at own expense) but make sure you leave enough time to sample some of the locally produced delights throughout the day. Rich with European heritage the Barossa was first established in 1842 by immigrants from England, Germany and Silesia, Barossa is often compared to the Bordeaux, Napa and Tuscany Wine Regions. These regions are also home to a range of gourmet food producers and antique wares, throughout the day you will see fascinating road-side stalls and farmers’ markets.