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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mines with Lunch

1. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mines with Lunch

After being collected from your accommodation, you will board an air-conditioned minivan to KL Auschwitz 1. Walk through the iron gate bearing the notorious slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei", which translates to "Work Sets You Free". You will see the 22 brick barracks where hundreds of thousands of victims of the Holocaust were housed. After the visit to KL Auschwitz 1, you will travel once again in the minivan to KL Auschwitz 2 Birkenau. This part of the camp is 25 times larger than Auschwitz 1, and it was the largest of all the death camps. You will receive a fresh box lunch with 2 bread roll sandwiches (meat or vegetarian) an apple, banana, a dark chocolate wafer, orbit gum, still mineral water, and a napkin. The last destination for your tour will be the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an underground city complete with galleries, lakes, chapels, and murals, all formed out of salt. As you descend, you will also see stunning underground lakes. It is sure to be a unique experience to visit this one and only place of its kind in the world.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

2. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Take a tour with a licensed museum guide of Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List." Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war. Then, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Next, begin the second half of the tour and be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

3. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Take a tour with a museum guide of Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List." Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war. Stroll through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Begin the second half of the tour and be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

Krakow and Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Warsaw

4. Krakow and Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Warsaw

Begin your 15-hour trip to Krakow and the Wieliczka Salt Mine with an express train ride from Warsaw. The sightseeing tour includes transportation, a local guide, and the admission fee to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and other places of historic interest. A sample itinerary: 7:30 AM: Pickup at your Warsaw hotel 7:50 AM: Departure from Warsaw Central Railway Station by express train 10:00 AM: Arrival at Krakow Main Railway Station, where you’ll meet the local guide 10:10 AM: Drive by private vehicle to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and then return to Krakow for a city tour and lunch 8:01 PM: Departure from Krakow Main Railway Station 10:23 PM: Arrival at Warsaw Central Railway Station

Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto, & Salt Mine Tour

5. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto, & Salt Mine Tour

See some of Krakow's top sights on this guided day tour. Learn the story of Oskar Schindler at his factory, remember the victims of the Holocaust at the Empty Chair Monument, and explore one of Europe's oldest salt mines, Wieliczka. Begin your day with a tour with a licensed museum guide of Schindler's factory. Learn about the story of this German entrepreneur featured in the movie Schindler's List, who helped many Jewish people during WWII. Then, walk through the streets of Podgórze Ghetto and see evidence of the tragic history of WWII. See a part of the wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy Under the Eagle, and the Empty Chair Monument in Heroes' Square, with 68 symbolic chairs. Next, drive to Wieliczka, a small town outside Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe at your own pace without a guide. Stroll around underground and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium deep below ground.

Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and Auschwitz

6. Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and Auschwitz

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. After your walking tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Next, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 2: Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Krakow's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Visit the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp later in the afternoon. Learn about its dark history, and see memorials dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow Ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. Day 3: On the last day of your tour, visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp that is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

Krakow: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Płaszów, Auschwitz

7. Krakow: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Płaszów, Auschwitz

Explore Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Walk past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Learn about the story of Oskar Schindler as you visit his former Enamel Factory, which is now turned into a museum. See the 'Krakow under Nazi occupation' exhibition to find out more about the city's history. Visit Płaszów and Auschwitz, two Nazi concentration camps established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Krakow. These concentration camps are preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine with Lunch

8. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Cathedral, Salt Mine with Lunch

Meet your guide in Krakow then set off on your full-day adventure. First, head to the historic Wawel Castle and admire its impressive architecture while learning about the many royals who lived there. Wander through the castle’s chambers and discover the secrets of the Polish kings and queens who graced these halls.  Stop by Wawel Cathedral, then, enjoy a traditional Polish lunch to get a taste of local cuisine. After lunch, travel to Wieliczka, a small town home to an ancient salt mine that dates back over 700 years. Journey 340 meters below ground to reach the mine to explore its array of halls and caves. As you wander around this UNESCO-listed location, marvel at the fascinating carved interior and learn about the salt mine’s past. By the end of the day, you’ll have visited three of Poland’s most famous landmarks and learned about local history, culture, and way of life.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

Wonderful experience! The guides are great at explaining and have great knowledge in history and brings everything into life. Would highly recommend, the tours are operated separately but very successful and we weren’t lost and guided all the way.

Fantastic experience, Olga was our tour guide for Schindler's factory and the Jewish ghetto, then Krzysztof drove us to the salt mines. Both very knowledgeable and very good tour guides. I can't wait to get back to Poland

Absolutely incredible and so informative. Filip was an excellent guide and answered every question we had. I would have paid £80 just for schindlers factory tour! 100% recommend and absolutely worth the money.

We were two groups of 5 each and this tour was the best we have ever experienced. Highly recommended!

Nice spontaneous guide who knows what she is talking about