10 day tour

Visit Poland, first attacked country by Hitler and learn its experience during WWII. As Poland was greatly affected by war you will find here a significant number of memorials, historical monuments and museums from these dark times of the most recent history of Europe. Our World War 2 memorial tour is a special treat for every history lover and a easy way to visit places related to WWII.


Day 1

Arrival to Krakow

Let us take your group on one of the best World War 2 tours in Europe. The professional tour leader will meet & greet the group at the Krakow's airport. After the 30 minute transfer to the 3* (or better) hotel located in the city centre and the check-in, , the group will meet up with the local licensed guide and go on the walking city tour around the Old Town which is listed as an UNESCO site since 1978 which makes it one of the first 12 sites on the famous list. During the sightseeing tour the group will follow the Royal Route, used for centuries by monarchs and national heroes for celebratory parades. The route starts near the Barbican and Florianska Gate where the group will learn about Krakow’s walls and fortifications. The tour would not be complete without a visit at the biggest medieval Market Square in the world, passing through the Cloth Hall, admiring the St. Mary's Church, and listening to the Krakow's famous bugle call. The guide will also lead the group through the University Quarter with Collegium Maius, the oldest building of the Jagiellonian University, the 2nd oldest university in the world. The city tour finishes at the Wawel Hill where the former Residence of Polish Kings - Wawel Castle is situated. Wawel Castle during the WWII became a residence of Nazi General Governor Hans Frank.

After the walking tour the will be welcome dinner which will take place at the hotel restaurant.

Day 2

Krakow Sightseeing

The second day will be focused on the sites connected with Nazi occupation in Krakow. Our expert guide will first take the group to Pomorska street (former gestapo headquarters) where the group will visit the exhibition: People in Krakow in Times of Terror. Then the tour will continue to the Jewish Quarter - Kazimierz. This sleepy neighbourhood was once a separate city and a vibrant Jewish culture centre. It was destroyed during World War II and after being left neglected for many years, it has recently welcomed visitors again. It is the heart of Krakow bohemian life. Our Krakow guide will show the group places that tell more than a thousand words about Jewish heritage in today’s Krakow. Lunch will be arranged in one the local restaurants.

In the afternoon, the group will see the area of the former concentration and labour camp Plaszow where Jews were held. The tour will pass the former Jewish Ghetto area which was established by Nazis and existed from 1941 to 1943. The group will also pass the only remnants of ghetto walls as a great part of it was destroyed.

At the end of this day there will be a private guided tour of Schindler's Factory. The museum has been created in the original enamel factory of Oskar Schindler. Visiting Schindler’s Museum gives an opportunity to discover not only the history of Oskar, but also the history of Krakow during the World War II (1939-1945). There are 45 exhibition halls and a rich documentation including plenty of photographs and historical objects.

The dinner will be held at the hotel.

Day 3

Auschwitz-Birkenau - Gliwice

This day on our World War 2, Poland will be dedicated to the visit at the biggest Nazi concentration and extermination camp - KL Auschwitz-Birkenau.

After breakfast, the group will be picked up from the hotel lobby by one of our professional tour leaders for the full day tour to the Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau. During World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest concentration camp of Nazi Germany. It was established in the suburbs of the city of Oswiecim (Auschwitz in German), 60 kilometres west of Krakow. It took lives out about 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, but also Poles, Romani, Russian. Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp took place in January 1945. Before that, Nazi authorities tried to destroy as much evidence of massive murders as possible. After the war, Polish government decided to restore Auschwitz-Birkenau and turned it into a museum. It preserves the memory of concentration and extermination camp and honours victims of Nazism. Nowadays the museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau is on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.

On the way to the museum the group will watch the documentary “Liberation of Auschwitz” that gives a little bit of the background to the history which will be better presented on the spot by one of the local expert guides. The group will spend around 3.5h at camp visiting both parts: Auschwitz I, where the main exhibition is held and Auschwitz II - Birkenau, the memorial site. In the first part of the camp the group will be led by the guide into the camp via the gate with an infamous inscription Arbeit macht frei (Work makes you free). The group will see prisoners’ barracks, places of work and original blocks, where they were being punished. You’ll see railroad tracks that transported people often straight to gas chambers, that were used for extermination. At Auschwitz II - Birkenau, which is located 3 km away from the the main part, the group will see the main gate via which transportation of Jews were driven into the territory of camp, the unloading ramp, ruins of crematoria and gas chambers destroyed by Nazis during the evacuation plan and some original brick or restored wooden barracks. Lunch will be arranged in one the local restaurants.

On the way to Gliwice the group will also stop at Auschwitz III - Monowitz. It was another sub-camp where prisoners were working in an extreme conditions of hunger and emaciation.

Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4

Gliwice - Lambinowice - Wroclaw

In the morning, after breakfast, the group will visit Gliwice Radio Tower Museum which commemorates a "Gleiwitz incident". On August 31st 1939 the German SS staged a 'Polish' attack on Gleiwitz radio station, which was later used as justification for the invasion of Poland.

After the visit the group will depart toward Wroclaw. On the way there will be a stopover at a former POW camp in Lamsdorf (Lambinowice). In the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War the group will see main exhibitions, the Site of National Remembrance (the old POW cemetery from the First World War, the site of the former POW camp, the site of nameless mass graves of the Soviet POWs from the Second World War) and the cemetery of the victims of the Labour Camp. Lunch will be arranged in route or there will be packed lunches prepared.

After the quick check-in in Wroclaw the group will go on the short city sightseeing tour learning about the history of the city during the WWII and not only.

We believe that the programme of DAY 4 makes our offer one of the best World War 2 tours in Europe.

Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5

Wroclaw: Uderground City Osowka - Ksiaz Castle

Our World War 2 travel will let the group study the Nazi's mysterious project 'Riese' - the Giant. After breakfast they will visit the Underground City - Osowka, the biggest and the best preserved part of the whole Riese Complex. The purpose of this work was kept secret. Some claim it was meant to be Adolf Hitler’s secret headquarters. Others say these halls were built for underground armament factories designated to produce secret weapon. Then the tour will head toward Ksiaz Castle, one of the "Pearls of Lower Silesia". During World War II, the castle was seized by the Nazi regime in 1944. The building complex at Książ became part of the vast underground Project Riese complex, presumably a projected Führer Headquarter and a future abode for Adolf Hitler.

Dinner at the hotel in Wroclaw.

Day 6

Wroclaw - Lodz - Gdansk

Day 6 of JTP’s World War 2 tour in Europe will take the group up the north of Poland, to Gdansk where WWII started. This tour would not be complete without a visit at the Polish sea. On the way to Gdansk the group will stop at Lodz, which, was the second biggest Jewish community in the pre-war Poland, a city strongly associated with textile industry. Its industrial landscape has been perfectly preserved over the years. The group will take a stroll along the Piotrowska street with the guide who will share some interesting historical facts with this city.

In the late afternoon the group will arrive to Gdansk, check-in and have dinner at the hotel.

Day 7

Gdansk Sightseeing

No World War 2 history tours in Europe would not be complete without a stop at Gdansk where it all began. Right after breakfast the group will leave the hotel with a licensed local guide and head to Westerplatte which is famous for the Battle of Westerplatte, the first clash between Polish and German forces during the invasion of Poland and thus the first battle of the European theatre of World War II.

After Westerplatte the group will go to the Old Town of Gdansk to see the Post Office building which was also attacked by Nazis on the 1st of September 1939 and its defenders were sentenced to death by judges even though such sentences did not exist in the laws of the Free City of Gdansk.

After lunch in the city centre the tour will continue with the visit to the Museum of WWII. The main exhibition of the museum is located underground, it is the exhibition of 5,000 m sq which makes one of the largest historical museum exhibitions in the world. It comprises three main narrative blocks: "The Road to War", "The Terror of War" and "The Long Shadow of War". The exhibition presents Polish experience of the war and places it in a broader European and international context.

Dinner at the hotel.

Day 8

Gdansk - Wolf's Liar - Warsaw

Today the group will have a chance to visit one of the most amazing places connected with WWII - Wolf's Liar (ger. Wolfsschanze)- Adolf Hitler’s war headquarters.

It’s a hidden town in the woods consisting of 200 buildings: shelters, barracks, 2 airports, a power station, a railway station, air-conditioners, water supplies, heat-generating plants and two teleprinters. In 1944 more than 2000 people lived here. Wolf’s Lair was also the scene of the assassination attempt against Hitler on July 20, 1944. This and many other fascinating stories and historical facts will be told during the visit.

Lunch will arranged on the way to Warsaw.

Dinner at the hotel.

Day 9

Warsaw Sightseeing

In the morning of Day 9 the group will attend the walking tour around Warsaw Old Town and Jewish Quarter.

After breakfast a local licensed guide will pick the group up at the hotel lobby. The group will be taken on the walk along the Royal Route passing Copernicus monument, where the group will hear stories about the famous Polish astronomer, St. Cross Church where the heart of Chopin lays down, the main gate of Warsaw University - the largest university in Poland, Presidential Palace, which hosted the authors of the Constitution of May 3, 1791 (the first modern constitution in Europe and second in the world) and many others. The group will also get a glimpse of Pilsudski Square is where significant national celebrations take place and where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located. The Royal route leads toward the Castle Square where the Royal Castle is situated. Then the group will carry onto the oldest part of the Old Town – the Old Town Market Place, where the Warsaw Mermaid, a symbol of the city, has been standing since 1855. Historic Centre of Warsaw is also inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century. Afterward the group will be taken to the former Jewish Ghetto Area to learn more about horrifying events of WWII.

After lunch the group will visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum which will help to learn more about the biggest Polish uprising during the WWII.

In the evening there will be a farewell dinner held in your hotel.

Day 10

Warsaw - Krakow airport

It's the last day and the experience of one of our World War 2 tours ends at the Krakow's airport.
World War II in Poland Tour


  • accommodation: 9 nights in 3* hotels,
  • transportation: air-conditioned coach/minibus,
  • meals: daily breakfast at hotels, lunches & dinners as per itinerary,
  • local licensed guides as per itinerary
  • professional English-speaking tour leader,
  • experienced driver,
  • entrance fees as per itinerary
  • parking fees,
  • all taxes

FAQ about our World War 2 tours:

What should World War 2 guided tours in Europe have in programme?

In our opinion all the above places mentioned in the programme we prepared should be on the list of every World War II passionate. Of course, there are plenty more all over Europe but in Poland you can find the widest variety of memorials.

Who should attend the World War 2 tours?

Our programme of World War II tour is for everyone who loves to explore new, fascinating places and for those who keen on history - specifically World War II. Our offer is prepared in the way that even those who are not that into WWII will enjoy visiting places off the beaten track.

What should I take with me on the tour to Poland in 2020?

The most important is to bring your documents (ID or passport) so you can cross the border, some money, smile and let us do the rest. JTP Group specializes in Poland tours so you can be sure that your group will enjoy the trip to Poland arranged by us and you can appreciate the comfort of not worrying about a thing.

Is it possible to fix the programme and combine it with some places in Germany?

Yes, JTP Group organizes also tours outside Poland. In Germany there are quite few interesting spots and we can combine them with the above programme or prepare a completely new one. Of course, the cost will differ then depending on the itinerary.

Is it possible to extend the programme to see Treblinka or Majdanek camps?

Of course, all of our programmes may be extended and fixed. Just please note that adding extra days would affect the price of the tour.