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

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

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From US$ 68.47 per person

Take a full-day trip from Krakow to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Learn 2 lessons of history in one day, from the terrors of WWII to craftsmanship in an age-old salt mine.

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Duration 10.5 - 11 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Please wait in front of the hotel 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn 2 lessons from history at Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Take a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps
  • Reflect on the history of WWII and the Holocaust as you walk the camp grounds
  • Go to subterranean levels and explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Learn about the history of salt mining amongst impressive salt structures
Full description

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.

Your day trip begins at Auschwitz-Birkenau to 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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance ticket to Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau)
  • Entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Food and drinks in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • In exceptional cases, due to the regulations of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and for mutual safety in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the local partner reserves the right to change the pickup time
    • The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine is about 14 - 16°C. It is recommended to bring warm clothing even in the summer
    • There are 800 steps into the salt mine, including 380 right at the start. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
    • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
    • The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the museum cannot exceed the dimensions of 30x20x10 centimeters. You will be asked to leave your bigger belongings in a car or in luggage storage
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 128 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5

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    Pick up was confirmed via What'sApp the day prior and was super flexible (we had to change hotels pretty last minute) - we were collected just 2 minutes down the road from our hotel with a mini bus. Drop off was just as flexible with the option to get off in the city center or any of the other points people were picked up from in the morning. All guides were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.

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    May 17, 2022

    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!

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    May 10, 2022

    They pick you up at the scheduled time, and take you to see Auschwitz and the salt mines, the guides are very nice, and in Auschwitz they do everything with great respect and great tact. The buses are very comfortable, and they give you tips about the city and where you can eat and drink typical Polish things

    May 10, 2022

    Product ID: 410377