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Krakow: Auschwitz & Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour & Lunch

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Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

Krakow: Auschwitz & Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour & Lunch

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

From US$ 72.54 per person

Take a tour from Krakow to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Learn about the history of WWII and hear about age-old craftsmanship in one of the world's oldest salt mines.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

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
  • Lunchbox: with ham, with cheese or with hummus (2 rolls, sweet, apple, chewing gum, water)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia

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    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

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    4.5 /5

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    A very small bus, with no space. Very uncomfortable drive. We sat in the car for 2.5 hours between Auschwitz and the salt mine. It was so awful. Everything else was really nice.

    June 27, 2022

    The guide and transportation was excellent. It is an 11-hour excursion and it is a little bit exhausting but it provides an opportunity to visit Auschwitz and Wieliczka salt mine in one single day. I would highly recommend this tour.

    July 2, 2022

    Product ID: 419269