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  1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Krakow: 2-Day Auschwitz Museum and Salt Mine Guided Tour

Product ID: 138386
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Get the most out of your time in Krakow and visit 2 popular attractions on consecutive days. Learn more about life in the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau and see dramatic chambers carved from salt at Wieliczka Salt Mine.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Pick-up possible from your hotel or apartment in central Krakow only. For other locations, a convenient pick-up point will be provided after booking. The exact pick-up point and time will be confirmed by email after booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Watch an informative documentary about the liberation of Auschwitz
  • Learn the harrowing history of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • Visit Poland's oldest mines at Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Marvel at statues and chapels carved from the rock salt
Full description
Embark on a poignant journey through history at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and learn more about life at the concentration camps set up by the Nazis during World War II. Then, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine the next day and marvel at salt rock formations deep underground.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum:
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the morning, and then travel to the village of Oświęcim by shared minivan or minibus. Watch an informative documentary about the labor camps on the way to prepare you for the moving experience upon arrival. Then, take a 3.5-hour guided tour of the harrowing complex to see some of the surviving buildings and personal artifacts.

Wieliczka Salt Mine:
Depart Krakow and drive to Wieliczka Salt Mine in the town of Wieliczka. Descend underground into the old royal mines of the Żupy krakowskie mining company to take a 2.5-hour tour of the complex. Admire statues and chapels carved out of the rock salt by the miners and see new carvings by contemporary artists before the drive back to Krakow. Get dropped off at your hotel or other location of your choice on arrival.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan or minibus
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Wi-Fi
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Fee to take photos at Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Tip for the driver

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

in front of Radisson Blu hotel - Straszewskiego 17

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• There are no age restrictions at Wieliczka Salt Mine or Auschwitz-Birkenau. Children should be capable of walking unassisted or carried in baby slings or carriers. Pushchairs are not allowed underground at the salt mine
• Please behave respectfully at Auschwitz-Birkenau
• Temperatures at Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 59º Fahrenheit (15º Celsius). The narrow paths may feel claustrophobic and once underground you cannot shorten your visit or turn back. You will need to descend 400 steps at the entrance and the route features over 800 steps
• Photos are permitted at Auschwitz-Birkenau, with a few clearly indicated exceptions. Photos can only be taken at Wieliczka Salt Mine upon purchase of an additional pass (€2.5/10 PLN, paid in cash only)
• The maximum size of carry-on bags cannot exceed 11.8 x 7.8 x 3.9 inches (30 x 20 x 10 centimeters). You can leave larger bags in the car
• Auschwitz-Birkenau mostly feature dirt tracks that may cause difficulties for wheelchair users
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 54 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Product ID: 138386