We were taken by coach to Auschwitz camp first and spent two hours with an English guide looking around the major exhibits. We found that this really was not enough time to see everything we wanted but within the timescale given the guide was very imformative. We then travelled by coach to Birkenau were we were shown around by the same guide. This site is very much more sombre and the reality of what happened there was very plain to see. It was raining when we were there and this only highlighted how terrible the conditions must have been. Although some of the fellow passengers on the trip decided to sit on the coach because of the rain and did not see all of the Birkenau Museum. We then drove back to Krakow. A very informative trip but wish it had been a full day trip so that it did not feel so rushed.
We had a great afternoon riding around Krakow with Mike. This is a great tour to start with when arriving in Krakow. It is a great way to orientate yourself with the city. Not a strenuous tour, very flat no hills to contend with.
Mike the tour guide was extremely informative and interesting showing us the major historical sites of the city. We had lunch en route and meandered back to Krakow main square. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone