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From Krakow: Auschwitz Camp & Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip

1. From Krakow: Auschwitz Camp & Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip

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.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Private Tour from Krakow

2. Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Private Tour from Krakow

Head underground to explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and marvel at the salt formations, including the stunning Chapel of St. Kinga. Located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland, just outside of Krakow, you will transfer to the mine by air-conditioned vehicle, and then begin your descent. Start with a climb down stairs to a depth of 64 meters. You will be led through a number of chambers and shown underground lakes, shrines, and salt monuments. Follow the underground trail through numerous drifts and galleries, where traces of mining activity have been preserved. See examples of sacred art and themed compositions relating to the history of the mine. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is at the same time the world's largest mining heritage museum with a collection encompassing unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining techniques from the Middle Ages until today.

Krakow: Half-Day Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour by Minibus

3. Krakow: Half-Day Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour by Minibus

Enjoy pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned minibus, then leave the busy city of Krakow behind as you head towards the picturesque town of Wieliczka. After approximately 40 minutes, arrive in the town and enjoy a short break while you listen to your guide’s fascinating stories. Next, descend 140 meters below ground as you discover the UNESCO listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, famous for its unique mining history. Explore the mine with your knowledgeable guide, and admire the impressive salt lakes, carved rocks, chapels, and tunnels. After at least two hours exploring the mine, head back up to ground level. Enjoy a short visit to the Salt Mine Museum then pickup some gifts from the onsite souvenir shop. Finally, relax on the minibus as you return to your city hotel.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour With Private Car

4. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour With Private Car

Take a tour of one of the best Polish tourist attractions. Admire underground lakes, walkthrough 3km of corridors and discover over 700 years old history of this Mine. See how miners used to work without heavy machinery or even horses. Learn about the chapel, witness the beauty of the two lakes and explore the sculptures carved out of rock salt. Make a visit with a convenient private transfer, and do not bother about other people on the tour. Transfer between Krakow and Wieliczka Salt Mines takes approx 40-minutes. The duration of the visit is approx. 2.5h. Temperature underground Is between 14-17 °C (57°F - 62°F). At the end of the tour take an elevator to the ground level where you can grab a snack at the snack bar and shop for souvenirs. To reach the underground mines there is a staircase of 700 steps. The Wieliczka Salt Mines has been a major attraction in Krakow because of its ancient history as well as its modern relevance to World War II when the Germans planned to set up an underground armament factory in the mines. The mines are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and attract several visitors annually from around the globe. Your guided tour around the 3km stretch of the salt mines begins with a descent into the underground mines through a wooden staircase. Once you reach the mine level, your guide will take you around the mines’ labyrinthine passages. St. Kinga’s chapel is one of the most beautiful parts of the tour. Built-in reverence of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners in and around Krakow, the chapel features an altar and chandeliers carved out of rock salt.

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Private Transfers

5. Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour with Private Transfers

Start your tour from your hotel with the convenience of private transfers. Arrive at the salt mines and join your tour group as you set out to explore the incredible salt mine, the result of hundreds of years of hard work. Encounter all the mine has to offer with a ballroom, concert hall, gym, art gallery, shrine, over 20 chapels, lakes, and more, all made of salt and located underground. Walk deep into the Earth and into history itself, as you learn how people mined this area, using tools and machines, to extract the salt and how they came to create this stunning Unesco-listed landmark. After your day of discovery, relax with a private transfer back to the door of your hotel.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

For anyone thinking of doing this trip it does fulfil everything it says, commutable coach ( although be wary if you book a late time slot and they are not busy you'll get pushed to an earlier time , we went from 9am to 7 15 am , which kind of ruined the night before as we were up early. The salt mines were OK ,not spectacular really, well maybe one or two rooms , but it was included in the trip so happy we went . Traveling times are not bad , roughly an hour and 20 mins was the longest ride . Auschwitz ,well that needs no description, a must see to keep the memories alive of those that died and survived its horrendous past . So I do recommend this trip, comfortable shoes are a must , take snacks , water , suncream , also take pictures at Auschwitz , it will give you something to look at and remember,take pictures of any writing on information boards with pictures or just writing, theres so much information you can't take in whilst you're there, research names on the suitcases!

Anna was a friendly guide who told about Krakow, Auschwitz and the Wieliczka-Saltmine. The day was very interesting. It's terrible what has happened in the second world war and it may never happen again. The Saltmine is beautiful from the inside. Really an amazing day!

Everything was perfect! Our driver very polite and helpful, driving very carefully, and wanda the guide in auschwitz just amazing. Salt mines also worth the visit, but be prepared for a long day with a lot of walking!

The guide was very helpful, he was always making sure we all were happy and making sure we all had everything we needed.

Nagyon jol szervezett kirandulas volt, fantasztikus idegenvezetovel.