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Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine with Pickup

1. Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine with Pickup

You will start in the early morning around 08:00 a.m. (in the winter season the pick up might be slightly earlier). The tour begins in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum: first part lasts about 1,5 hours, you will visit Auschwitz I Museum with certified live guide provided by the museum. You will learn the tragic history of the largest concentration camp in Europe. After short break you will be driven to the Birkenau Museum when you will spend around 1 hour with the same guide. During the second half of your full-day program, you will travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Before entering the Salt Mine you will have 1 hour lunch break. The English-speaking tour of the Mine will begin at 16:00 or 17:00 (depending on road conditions). Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt. You should arrive around 19:30 p.m. to Kraków.

From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Day Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

2. From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Day Tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine

Visit the most famous salt mine in Europe. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the UNESCO monuments and has been gathering salt for over 700 years. It’s one of the most beautiful facilities of this type in the world. An English-speaking driver will pick you up from the city center or from the hotel if private transport is selected. With an air-conditioned, comfortable bus/van, reach Wieliczka town in about 25 minutes. Meet your guide, and walk down the wooden stairs to a depth of 65 meters. The guide will explain the rules of a salt mine as well as various legends and stories about mine’s past. The tour takes place in the underground corridors and chambers, well prepared for visitors. Certain points on your way are dedicated to famous people who decided to visit Salt Mine in the past, for example, Chopin or Goethe. Hear many stories about mining and the progress of the works over the years. After a while, encounter a huge chapel carved underground. It’s considered one of the most beautiful chapels in the world – St. Kinga Chapel, where the artists carved a church in salt. It’s time to get some photos and have a quick rest before proceeding with the tour. After a short break, proceed to a huge area with an underground lake, where the world’s first underground balloon flight took place. There will be a few places to buy souvenirs as well. Don’t worry there is no need to climb these hundreds of steps again to go to the surface. There is a mining elevator that helps you get out of the mine. It’s time to meet your driver at the place of departure to the mine, and have a safe journey back to Krakow.

From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

3. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Every year over 1 million tourists from all over the world visit the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine. They admire impressive salt sculptures, brine lakes, underground chapels, and chambers chiseled in salt. Definitely, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of Poland’s most visited tourist sites. If you also want to see kilometers of underground corridors with breathtaking chambers, local expert guide will unveil them to you during the all-inclusive Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour. One of Kraków’s top tourist attractions is undoubtedly a salt mine located in Wieliczka. Wieliczka is a small town about 15 km to the southeast. The first official tourist trail in Wieliczka opened underground way back in the mid 19th century. Since then, Wieliczka Salt Mine has been ranked a number one favorite thing about Kraków (by Cracovians) many times. There are several ways to visit the mine, however, the most popular is the traditional ‘Tourist Route’ which leaves from the Daniłowicza Shaft. The route covers the most impressive parts of the salt mine, including saline lakes, ancient mining tools, and majestic chapels and chambers. The Wieliczka Salt Mine has worked for 900 years. During those years, a total of some 200 kilometers of passages, as well as 2,040 caverns of varied size have been made. The ‘Tourist Route’ starts 64 meters deep and ends 135 meters below the earth’s surface. In 1978, Wieliczka Salt Mine was inscribed on the original list of UNESCO World Heritage. Occasionally, Wieliczka Salt Mine’s biggest chambers ‘host’ concerts and other events. There is also a sanatorium for people suffering from asthma and allergy. It is situated 135 meters deep underground. Your Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour starts directly at the hotel door. You will be picked up by one of our English-speaking drivers. We leave Kraków and head towards Wieliczka. The town is situated around 12 kilometers from Kraków, so the drive won’t last long. Sightseeing with a local guide takes approximately 2 hours. It starts at Level 1 of the salt mine (64 meters deep underground). We will walk around 2 kilometers, visiting around 20 breath-taking chambers surrounded by salt in all shades of grey, black, and white, and two majestic chapels. One of them is one of the most famous chapels in Poland – the Chapel of St. Kinga. The Chapel of St. Kinga is the heart of the mine. It is filled with amazingly illuminated religious bas-relief sculptures carved in salt. During the trip, you will have a unique opportunity to taste the salt on your lips, experience the pure silence, and finally, listen to the stories of the history of the mine. Once the sightseeing is over, we will take the elevator to go back to the surface. You will be delivered to your place of departure. If needed, we can also arrange a special route for wheelchair users - please check tour options.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow with Pickup

4. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow with Pickup

Just book your trip and relax. On the evening before the tour you'll get an e-mail and text with the details like pickup time. On the day of your tour - welcome on-board, please pass the seatbelts and start magnificent journey! Get some knowleadge about the City of Cracow from experienced host-drivers and after that, join to the guide and group of maximum 30 people in the Salt Mine. At the beginning you'll pass around 370 wooden steps but it'll be not so hard! - See beautiful chambers, salt sculptures, and underground lakes. - See life-size statues, imposing chapels, and intricate altars carved in salt. - Explore the 3 underground levels and learn about the history and cultural importance of the mine. - Return using a specific, very interesting elevator. Easy and fun! Tour with a guide lasts approximately 2-2,5 hours. After all, quick drop to the destination of your choice. In Cracow of course... General, if may offer some advice. Downtown Cracow will always be there. Why not spend some time getting to know the other parts of the city? That way, when you do go "downtown", it will be that much more special... Yes? Okay! Happy travels!

From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Lunch and Pickup

5. From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Lunch and Pickup

Pay your respects and hear about the history of the Holocaust on this day trip to the Auschwitz from Kakrow. The trip will visit both the Auschwitz I Museum and the Birkenau Camp. Licensed Auschwitz guides will lead you through the history of the largest concentration camp complex and its role in the Holocaust. See the original roads, fences, watchtowers and gas chambers. Commemorate the camp's victims as you walk through the site. At the Auschwitz I Museum, learn about the Holocaust and the warning from history that the camp represents. Hear the somber stories of what it was like to live at the camp as you view exhibitions containing original items from the camp prisoners. Your itinerary will involve pickup and drop-off from a choice of meeting points in Krakow, entrance to the Auschwitz I Museum and exhibits, a 15-minute break, and a visit to Birkenau, before returning to Krakow. During the tour each of the guests will receive a fresh-made lunch box.

Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Guided Tour - Optional Lunch

6. Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Guided Tour - Optional Lunch

Learn about the tragic history of the largest former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and descend to the underground Museum: Wieliczka Salt Mine on this guided tour from Krakow. Begin in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum with a guide provided by the museum. You'll learn the terrible history of the largest concentration camp in Europe. After a short break, you will be driven to the Birkenau Museum where you'll spend around 1 hour with the same guide. During the second half of your full-day program, travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Spend some free time before entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

7. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Take a tour with a licensed museum guide of Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List." Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war. Then, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Next, begin the second half of the tour and be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

From Krakow: Wine Tasting at Wieliczka Vineyard

8. From Krakow: Wine Tasting at Wieliczka Vineyard

After pickup from your accommodation in Krakow, relax in an air-conditioned vehicle as you’re taken the short distance to Wieliczka Vineyard. The vineyard is just 10 km from Krakow and is one of the best spots in Poland for wine growing. Learn the history of the vineyard, and how the owners bring their prize-winning experience of working in vineyards and wineries on four continents. See the organic farm methods they use, and the variety of plants they maintain besides grapes for wine. Taste a total of 4 wines or ciders and stroll through the vineyard. Enjoy a traditional local snack as an accompaniment (for an additional fee), such as cheese or local cold cuts of meat.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group or Private Tour

9. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Group or Private Tour

Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine and learn about its history from your local expert guide. Inside, visit other attractions like St. Kinga's Chapel, and the Michalowice Chamber. Wieliczka Salt Mine is a priceless monument which was placed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978. It is a place that guarantees extraordinary experiences and a great adventure. Visiting the mine is an interesting journey into the depths of the earth, a space which was discovered more than 700 years ago and where air is free from pollutants, so bothersome and common on the earth's surface. Breathe air free of the pollutants so bothersome and common on the earth's surface. You will get to know Wieliczka Salt Mine by taking a tourist route – a route that leads through an extraordinary underground city hiding many secrets, like chambers carved in salt, majestic carpentry structures, underground lakes or unique salt works of sculptural art. It is a fascinating journey through a maze of corridors carved in rock, over 2 km long and descending more than 130 meters underground. During the walk you will learn a fascinating story about a place stolen from nature and about the people who have made its history over the centuries. Wieliczka Salt Mine - touch the secret! Meeting point We will pick you up from your hotel reception or one of the main meeting points. Transfer to the Wieliczka Salt Mine by air-conditioned minibus (~ 40 min.) During the journey, your tour guide will inform you about the details of the tour. Visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine (~ 2h) An official Wieliczka guide will show you all the secrets of the historic mine in the language of your choice. Admission tickets are prepaid, so you don't have to worry about anything. You will visit, among others: •St. Kinga's Chapel whose design took almost 70 years •The Michałowice Chamber with an impressive size and with an impressive wooden structure protecting the excavation •A collection of mining machinery and equipment •Brine lakes unique on the surface After sightseeing (~ 10min.) After the tour, you will take the elevator back to the surface. If you purchased the option of the tour – Skip the Line Ticket (no transport) - you will end your tour here without transport. Return to Krakow of the Wieliczka Salt Mine (~ 40min.) You will be dropped off at the location from which you were picked up for the tour.

From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

10. From Krakow: Skip-the-Line Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Visit the famous Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO-listed site on a guided tour. Take advantage of skip-the-line entry tickets and explore the significant places of the salt mine. Learn about the fascinating history of one of the world’s oldest working salt mines.  Begin your day with a convenient pickup service and enjoy a 40-minute scenic drive through the beautiful areas of Poland. Meet your multilingual guide at the salt mine and take an in-depth guided tour of the historic site. See underground lakes, four chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Immerse yourself into the history and cultural importance of a must-see attraction in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, your driver will take you back to your accommodation in Krakow.

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4.5 / 5

based on 6,586 reviews

A very interesting trip, but demanding due to the distance and the number of stairs to overcome, but it is worth it. I recommend the organizers.

A nice experience with a great guide. It is best to take the first time slot of the day. You may be the first in the mines!

No issues at any point. Well organised from start to finish. Kept up to date on mobile from first registering.

We were two groups of 5 each and this tour was the best we have ever experienced. Highly recommended!

The tour guide was amazing, definitely glad I went