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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Guided Tour in 1 Day!

1. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Guided Tour in 1 Day!

Take an inclusive tour from Krakow which includes visits to the solemn memorial sites at Auschwitz and Birkenau. The tour then continues with a visit to the salt mines. This 11-hour tour begins with pickup at your hotel in Krakow. A professional guide will be waiting for you at Auschwitz to show you around and tell you about the history of the memorial sites. After a short break, you will also visit Birkenau. Then, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine after a 1-hour lunch break. You’ll be accompanied by a local guide who will tell you about the history of the mine. You’ll see some incredible chambers, original sculptures, and authentic miner workplaces. Following the tour you’ll return to your hotel, arriving at around 8:00 PM.

Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine with Pickup

2. 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: Auschwitz, Wieliczka Salt Mine & Pickup Options

3. From Krakow: Auschwitz, Wieliczka Salt Mine & Pickup Options

Travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau to learn about the history and liberation of the nazi camp. Take a tour of the moving site, and pay your respects at the memorial. Your day concludes with a guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Depart Krakow and journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum by air-conditioned minivan or minibus. Watch the short documentary "The Liberation of Auschwitz" on the way to learn more about the camp. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the site to learn about one of the darkest chapters in the history of Europe. Spend approximately 3.5-hours at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and then drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine for a 2.5-hour guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the chambers carved in salt and see statues and chapels carved by the former miners.

From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau and/or Salt Mine Guided Tour

4. From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau and/or Salt Mine Guided Tour

Experience history at Auschwitz-Birkenau and learn about the inhuman conditions of life during the Second World War from your guide on a walking tour. Visit the Wieliczka salt mine to see its incredible salt sculptures. Sit back and take in the Polish landscape as you drive out of Kraków to Auschwitz-Birkenau for your day of history. Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest death camp in human history, the site of mass destruction and genocide in Europe during World War II. Learn how the camp was built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. The total number of deaths and executions is estimated to be over 1.5 million people of 28 nationalities. Almost 90% of these people were Jews. As you walk through the former concentration camp, feel the deep impression it imprints on you, partly because it allows you to imagine the scale of the Holocaust. Since 1979, this site has been listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage list. Visit Wieliczka salt mine, one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists from around the world visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs. This unique place is listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List since 1978 placing it even higher on tourists' "to-do list". See the work of miners, who left dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for decades.

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine with Lunch

5. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine with Lunch

Visit both Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine, on the convenient tour with booked tickets, skip the tickets line access, a professional guide and transfer from one of the multiple meeting points in Krakow. Do not bother about Lunch, it will be delivered during the tour. The exact program of the tour depends on the situation, tour leader will inform the group at the beginning of the tour about what will be the first to see. Transfer between Wieliczka and Krakow takes about 40-minutes. Transfer between Krakow and Auschwitz takes 1-hour and 15-minutes. Transfer between Auschwitz and Wieliczka takes 1-hour and 15-minutes Auschwitz Museum Visit (duration approx. 3.5h) Auschwitz tour is divided into two parts, Auschwitz I and Birkenau located 3 km away from the first camp. Transfer between camps will be provided by the tour operator. Firstly visit Auschwitz I memorial site for approx. 2h with a, accompany of a professional guide through the whole camp. Enter to camp through the main gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free). Pass brick Barack's, see the artefacts, photographs of prisoners, reconstructions of the whole complex as well the only remaining gas chambers and crematories. Then, continue the visit with a guide to the camp Birkenau for about 1h. Enter to horrifying wooden blocks, where almost 1000 people were living in inhuman conditions. See the ruins of has chambers and crematoria, a part of the industrial genocide of Nazi Germany. Salt Mine Wieliczka Visit (duration approx. 3h) It is designed to allow tourists to comfortably travel through the passageways without feeling uncomfortable. Way to underground leads through 700 steps, and the whole route counts 3km. Temperature is between 14 - 17 °C. Salt Mines offer a one of a kind experience to tourists, is known as one of the most beautiful mines in the world. Underground are two beautiful lakes and a magnificent chapel of the Blessed Saint Kinga, who is the patron saint of miners around Poland’s capital region. Your guide will cover all details and stories as well as myths related to the mines to help you learn in detail about the Wieliczka Salt Mines, which is known to be one of the oldest operational mines in the world. The tour ends up in one of our drop-off locations.

Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine: Day Tour & Lunch

6. Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine: Day Tour & Lunch

Take part in an 11-hour combination tour. Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau for a tour of the museum and site, and then continue later on with the opportunity to explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine. First you’ll stop at Auschwitz I, where you will join a 2.5-hour English tour, provided by the museum’s guide. After that, the tour continues at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which is about 2 kilometers away. You’ll spend about an hour with the same guide and explore the site while hearing about its history. During the second half of your full-day program, you’ll travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. It has been producing table salt for over 700 years! Enjoy a delicious packed lunch set (at 14:30) with the best Polish products. 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 back at your hotel not later than at 19:30.

Krakow: Group Auschwitz and Salt Mine Tour

7. Krakow: Group Auschwitz and Salt Mine Tour

Your tour will begin as you are collected from your Krakow accommodation. Your entire tour will take approximately 11 hours, and once you have arrived to Auschwitz-Birkenau a local guide from the museum will be waiting for you to show you one of the world's biggest concentration camps. The tour begins at Auschwitz, where you will spend about 2 hours exploring and learning about this harrowing site. Following a short break you’ll continue on to the second camp, Birkenau, where you will tour for approximately an hour. Following your visits to both camps, you will discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine. You’ll be accompanied by a local guide who will tell you about the history of the mine, and will tour one of the salt mine's incredible chambers whilst admiring original sculptures and authentic miner workplaces. Following the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your accommodation in Krakow.

From Krakow: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Tour

8. From Krakow: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Tour

Auschwitz Birkenau Museum is for sure one of the most recognizable places in Europe if not in the World. The former Nazi camp is real proof of human cruelty. It’s going to be a full-day excursion (7-8 hours), visiting well maintained Auschwitz camp which became a memorial museum with intriguing expositions. The second part is a vast camp – Birkenau, situated just outside the city of Oswiecim. Our English-speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel in the city center of Krakow. With a comfortable air-conditioned bus, you will drive to the city of Oswiecim. The ride will take about 1,5 hours. The first steps begin at the well-known gate with “Arbeit Macht Frei” writing. The place was a work camp in the past and the prisoners were forced to do a destructive job. The route leads through important places which show the daily life of prisoners, work, selection, and extermination. Each barrack is an original exhibition made up of belongings left by prisoners The combination of these items with the guide’s appalling stories helps you see through your own eyes what really happened here, and why we can’t remain indifferently to this place. After visiting the first museum, you will get a lunchbox with a sandwich, fruit, and water. Time for a quick break. The next place is Auschwitz II Birkenau a vast open-space camp that shows the size of the murder committed here. You will see the field with many barracks, gas chambers, and crematoriums fenced with barbed wire. Thousands of people were murdered in this place. Wear comfortable shoes as you will walk around 1km around the camp. After finishing the tour, our driver will wait for you in the parking, the same place where you arrived. You’ll have a short break and then depart to Krakow city center. You will have approximately 1 hour of free time in between the trips. Ideal for having a decent meal or a coffee cup. Your driver will pick you up from the meeting point in front of the Maltanski hotel (Straszewskiego 14 Street) and you will travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. 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. The whole sightseeing should take about 2,5 hours. After arrival at the parking, you will meet our guide, and that is how the adventure begins. Time to go deep! We will have to walk down the wooden stairs to a depth of 65 meters. Our 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 the visiting tourists. Certain points on your way are dedicated to famous people who decided to visit Salt Mine in the past, for example, Chopin or Goethe. There will be many stories about mining and the progress of the works over the years. After the trip, you should return to the parking lot where the driver will be waiting to take you to Krakow hotel.

From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

9. From Krakow: Half-Day Salt Mine Tour and Schindler's Factory

Visit one of the most valuable monuments in Poland on this half-day tour. This salt mine in Wieliczka is the only one of its kind in such good condition. Learn how it is also the only salt mine opened in the 11th century that has been in operation continuously. Almost 300 kilometers of hallways extend across 9 levels, reaching a depth of 327 meters, presenting the evolution of mining. Explore the mine's underground city containing famous chambers and chapels, including the popular St. King's Chapel visited by over one million tourists from all over the world each year. Step back in time to World War II at the Schindler's Factory museum. Located in the former factory of the industrialist who saved the lives of over 1,000 people during the Holocaust, this site was made famous in the film Schindler's List.

From Krakow: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

10. From Krakow: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this full-day trip from Krakow. Take a sobering tour of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps before having a unique walk through the underground world of Wieliczka. Enter Auschwitz-Birkenau and take an informative tour with a licensed guide. As you go through the grounds hear about the operational factors of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp. Learn from history as you trace one of the 20th century's darkest chapters. Descend into the Wieliczka Salt Mine and be impressed by the art and different salt constructions made in the depths of the earth. Walk through the mine's floors, walls, and corridors and gain insight into the history of mining.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

Very comfortable bus, friendly and informative guides and two excellent tours. If I could make one suggestion, in the organisation it would be to have a little more clarity on a lunch break. We brought no food and weren't able get breakfast at our hotel so we had to grab lunch on the run. Not a big deal but it might be for families with kids. Great tour

Everything was perfect and well organised!! Erik and the guides were very helpful,friendly and great professionals,and they all made our day trip a unique experience!!!

Brilliant trip, very humbling and interesting trip to auschwitz with an excellent guide and the salt mines were a great sight to behold with another excellent guide.

First and only stop to eat or drink something sheltered from the cold only at 3 pm, not very good... For everything else, absolutely recommended!

Perfect experience with a professional Guide. Thank you so much!