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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Transfer - Non-Refundable

1. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Transfer - Non-Refundable

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and a private roundtrip transfer from your Krakow hotel. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to explore on your own before returning to your Krakow accommodation.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Pickup

2. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Pickup

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and roundtrip transfer from your Krakow hotel. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to explore on your own before returning to your Krakow accommodation.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Pickup and Lunch

3. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Pickup and Lunch

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of having a pre-booked entrance ticket, a packed lunch box, and roundtrip pickup service from your Krakow hotel. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Sit and take a lunch break before continuing the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. There, witness the gas chambers and the remains of the railway, which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival at the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to explore on your own before returning to your Krakow accommodation.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Lunch

4. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket, a packed lunch box, and a roundtrip bus transfer from Krakow. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Sit and take a lunch break before continuing the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. There, witness the gas chambers and the remains of the railway, which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival at the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to explore on your own before getting back on the bus to return to Krakow.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip - Non-Refundable

5. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip - Non-Refundable

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and roundtrip bus transfer from Krakow. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to explore on your own before getting back on the bus to return to Krakow.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip

6. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and roundtrip bus transfer from Krakow. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to explore on your own before getting back on the bus to return to Krakow.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Pickup - Non-Refundable

7. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Pickup - Non-Refundable

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and roundtrip transfer from your Krakow hotel. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to explore on your own before returning to your Krakow accommodation.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Tour

8. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Tour

Explore the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine and take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th century UNESCO-listed site. Witness chambers, chapels, and sculptures carved in salt on a lengthy 3-kilometer underground route. Meet your guide at the salt mine and start the tour by walking down a long sets of steps, heading down 135 meters underground. Walk through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts as you make your way deeper and deeper underground. Once at the bottom, see underground lakes, four chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, skip the stairs and take a lift from the bottom of the mine back up to the main ground level, where you can browse through the gift shop and buy unique memorabilia to take home with you.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

9. From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Trip with Pickup

Enjoy a hotel pickup and roundtrip transportation to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Take an in-depth guided tour through the stunning 13th-century UNESCO-listed site as you witness beautiful chambers carved in salt on the underground route. After your hotel pickup in Krakow, hop on a shared transfer ride to the nearby town of Wieliczka. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the view along your ride. Skip the hassle of booking on-site, and enjoy prearranged tickets waiting for you at the salt mine. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, four chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Immerse yourself fully in the experience of visiting a unique place and a must-see attraction during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level, marveling at the space around you once outside. Your driver will then drive you back to your accommodation in Krakow.

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

10. 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 the 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 parking lot, and have a safe journey back to Krakow.

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An amazing place to visit, the guide was very informative. We travelled by train to Wieliczka from Krakow which was very straightforward and met our guide at the Salt Mine. Be aware there are a lot of steps going down into the mine and you are underground for two and half hours. Walking in the tunnels is very good, no uneven surfaces. An exceptional experience not to be missed. It really is amazing.

Anna our driver was brilliant. Communication before hand was spot on with good directions to pick up point. Lunch bag was pleasantly surprising with 2 large rolls, chocolate bar, water and fruit. Experience was well organised and our guide around Auschwitz was knowledgeable and gave plenty of time for looking and contemplation. Would recommend

Very good and educative experience, excellent museum. We definitely recommend it. Krzysztof was very good and knowledgeable guide.

Large collection of aircraft with a wonderful array of Mig and Sukhoi fighter jets. A great history of Polish built aircraft too.

Best thing we’ve done in Krakow, guide with an amazing memory for history. Highly recommend it