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Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Day Trip with Optional Lunch

1. Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Day Trip with 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.

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.

Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

3. Krakow: River Cruise and Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Enjoy a combo Vistula River cruise and guided tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow, skip-the-line entry included. Look at the royal city from the deck of a modern catamaran, then go to Wieliczka and admire underground wonders made of salt by the forces of nature and the work of human hands. Start your day by hopping on board a boat with a heated deck and leather sofas that will make you feel at home, even on cold days. On warmer days, head to the upper platform to enjoy the views while spending time outdoors. Hear the history of Krakow from a modern boat sound system and watch a multimedia presentation on a 50-inch screen. Look at Krakow from the riverside and spot monuments such as the defensive walls of Wawel with a panorama of the Royal Castle, the cathedral, and the iconic silhouette of a dragon. Then, change to a bus and drive to Wieliczka, a small town near Krakow, where one of the largest ancient salt mines in Europe (700 years old) is located. The depth of the mine is 340 meters, and the total length of the corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. The tourist route is over 3 km long and includes over 20 halls, underground lakes, and a multitude of corridors and buildings, including the largest and one-of-a-kind Church of St. Kinga, the patron saint of miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers and statues of saints carved out of salt. There is a specific healing microclimate in the mine and a sanatorium at a depth of 135 meters. Get to know this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning round-trip to Krakow. 

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

4. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most visited by tourists places in Poland. A trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine is an adventure combining the beauty of nature, history and art. When measuring over 3 km of the route, beating 800 stairs, you will go down to the depth 135 meters. Deep underground you will find a one of a kind salt city, living its own life, and in it: winding corridors, caves and chamber salt sculptures, as well as exhibitions and old mechanisms still in operation, thanks to which you will learn the methods of extraction. Get ready for the experience not only visual, but also acoustic - this is the only place where you will be delighted with Chopin's music, admiring the accompanying effects light being dozens of meters underground. The salt mine is also a place known for its pro-health properties for airways.

Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine with Pickup

5. 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 Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

6. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Discover one of the most important industrial sites of the Middle Ages on a guided tour of the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine. We will pick you up from your hotel in Krakow and then travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan with a professional driver. Meet your authorized guide upon arrival, then venture underground to discover a unique underground art museum. Eight hundred steps down, you will reach a depth of 135 meters, following a route of approximately 2 kilometers through a variety of chambers. Currently, it is one of the official national monuments of Poland - and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the Wieliczka salt mine, there are dozens of statues and four chapels carved by rock salt miners, as well as additional sculptures made by contemporary artists.

From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Tour with Live Guide

7. From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Tour with Live Guide

Come to a selected pickup point or get picked up from your address in Krakow (it depends on an option you choose), greet your driver, and travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum or Wieliczka Salt Mine first (the order can vary depending on a particular day and time chosen). Meet your authorized, live guide on-site and follow them into Auschwitz I where you will have a chance to walk on the ground of the former camp, built in 1940. Use a headset provided to let you hear the guide's words no matter the distance or group size. Receive a booklet with the essential information about the places you are going to see. Use it to enhance your tour's experience. See exhibitions presenting shoes, pots, and other everyday life objects belonging to people who were kept in this place. In Auschwitz II-Birkenau walk along the railway which facilitated transport to the other part of the camp. See ruins of gas chambers in which people "vanished" on a mass scale. Reflecting on the knowledge gained, travel with your driver to Wieliczka Salt Mine. The mine is around 800 steps down deep. When you stop on particular floors on the tourist route you can be astonished by the salt sculptures and objects within it, made and left by the miners. Like before - the headset will let you hear the guide clearly when you listen to the history of the mine and observe carvings. When the visit ends - take a lift up and get back with your driver to Krakow.

From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Bus Trip with Lunch

8. From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Bus Trip with Lunch

Come to a selected pickup point or get picked up from your address in Krakow (it depends on an option you choose), greet your driver and travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum or Wieliczka Salt Mine first (the order can vary depending on a particular day and time chosen). Meet your authorised, live guide on-site and follow them into Auschwitz I where you will have a chance to walk on the ground of the former camp, built in 1940. Use a headset provided to let you hear the guide's words no matter the distance or group size. See exhibitions presenting shoes, pots and other everyday life objects belonging to people who were kept in this place. In Auschwitz II-Birkenau walk along the railway which facilitated transports to the other part of the camp. See ruins of gas chambers in which people "vanished" on a mass scale. Reflecting on the knowledge gained, travel with your driver to Wieliczka Salt Mine. Have a chance to eat the packed lunch that is included before continuing the tour. The mine is around 800 steps down deep. When you stop on particular floors on the tourist route you can be astonished by the salt sculptures and objects within it, made and left by the miners. Like before - the headset will let you hear the guide clearly when you listen to the history of the mine and observe carvings. When the visit ends - take a lift up and get back with your driver to Krakow.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine

9. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine

Explore the vast, magnificent chambers of the Wieliczka Salt Mines at this UNESCO World Heritage site. See the centuries of tradition and modernity that make up this underground city. As you descend into the mine, admire the charming underground lakes and twisting saline tunnels. Also, see the preserved machines, tools, and salt sculptures that date as far back as 700 years ago. Visit the chapel dedicated to Princess Kinga and admire the numerous saline works of art decorating the chapel. End the tour with spectacular light and sound show on the shores of one of the saline lakes. By the end of the walking tour, you will have only passed through 1% of the mine.

Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip

10. Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip

Our One Day Tour to both Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz – Birkenau Museum provides the occasion to spend the day effectively without the stress and worry of getting tickets to the museums. We provide pick up and return to designated meeting points, highly qualified official guides at both locations and between the two tours you will have time for a break to eat lunch box included in the tour price. We start our day in the Wieliczka Salt Mine – where nature and man have created an extraordinary attraction on a world’s scale. The magic of underground salt tunnels, beautiful handcrafted chapels and charming underground lakes make this tour unique. Wieliczka was the only mining facility that had been continuously active for 700 years - resulting in a huge underground kingdom with 240 kilometres of galleries and 2,350 chambers, reaching the depth of 327 metres - a massive feat of human effort and ingenuity. The visitors are guided in groups and the tour takes about 3 hours. You will walk about 2km through the mine, please wear comfortable shoes. The temperature in the mine is 14°C. Light jackets in the summer are recommended. Then we proceed with the tour and visit the Auschwitz – Birkenau Museum - the largest concentration camp of the Nazi Third Reich. It claimed the most victims, and was the only concentration camp that functioned simultaneously as a centre for systematic extermination in gas chambers. You will see the original roads, fences, watchtowers and gas chambers. Auschwitz I is where the Nazis opened the first Auschwitz camps, where they murdered the prisoners. Birkenau is where the Nazis erected most of the machinery of mass extermination. The nearly 200 hectares of grounds include the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria and places filled with human ashes. Your itinerary in the Museum involves entrance to the Auschwitz I Museum and exhibits, a 15-minute break, and a visit to Birkenau.

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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.

Excellent experience, courteous guide, punctual and very helpful. The tour went on schedule!

Brilliant but not for those unsteady on their feet

The tour guide was amazing, definitely glad I went