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

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

From £65.04 per person

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and travel 135 meters underground at the Wieliczka Salt Mine, on a combined guided tour experience with hotel pickup from Krakow.

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Duration options: 11 - 12 hours
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Highlights
  • Follow a guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
  • View the original buildings and the haunting personal artifacts left behind
  • Marvel at the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a guided tour 135 m below ground
  • See underground caves, lakes, chambers, chapels, and salt sculptures
  • Benefit from a hotel pickup and transfer services between the two sites
Full description
Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Enjoy a hotel pickup service on this unique combined tour experience from Krakow. Get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Auschwitz I Museum to begin your 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 tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt mine. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. 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, 4 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, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level to meet your driver. Relax as you make the journey back to your accommodation Krakow.
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  • Live tour guide
  • Pickup and transport for activity duration: Bus / coach
  • Drop-off: Bus / coach
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia

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

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      • Luggage or large bags
      • Sleeveless shirts

      Know before you go

      • Be prepared to go through a security check in order to enter Auschwitz-Birkenau
      • There are 800 steps on the way down the mine and the return to the surface will be by lift
      • Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 59ºF (15ºC)
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.8 /5

      based on 1303 reviews

      Review summary

      • Guide
        4.6/5
      • Transportation
        4.7/5
      • Value for money
        4.6/5
      • Safety
        4.8/5

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      I visited Auschwitz-Berkinau with 'get your guide'. For me it was a very sobering and overwhelming experience and one that I am very glad I did. Until that visit I THOUGHT I knew how horrific that time in our history was. I came away from there with the full realisation that I hadn't a clue. I can not and never will be able to comprehend the true scale of the horror that was Auschwitz. We can never undo the suffering endured by those people but it is our absolute duty to make sure it is never forgotten. We must learn to be kind to our fellow human beings and remember that it is kindness that sets you free-not work-as was the motto over the entrance. I highly recommend this trip. To anyone who is hesitating, I say DO IT. You will not regret it. Your only sadness-and it will be a great one-is that so many good kind ordinary hard-working innocent men women and beautiful little children had to die in the most horrific manner -for the ideals of a few.

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      5 December 2019

      This is one of those tours that you ask yourself, should I go? and the answer is yes. We started with the salt mines and I am glad we did. The salt mines are amazing and the stories behind them just as much. From there we traveled to Auschwitz and Birkenau. I will tell you that nothing prepares you for what you see and the stories that you hear. But I think it is necessary to remind us of what happened, to hope help us to never let it happen again but also to see how the human spirit can prevail, even under these horrible stories, the survivors wanted to make sure their stories were told and went on to live amazing lives. It is an emotionally draining day, but also one that can change how you look at the world. Our guides at each location were amazing. At the salt mines, she was funny and informative, and at the concentration camps, they were solemn and respectful to the history they were telling.

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      21 October 2019

      Well worth the trip, highly recommend!

      Our driver was amazing! I wish I remembered his name! He is an asset to your company, he told us he only joined a couple of months ago but felt like he’d worked with you forever! Such a nice guy and well mannered and approachable in every way! Would definitely recommend this trip! Was a perfect ending to a great holiday! Thank you again!

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      13 October 2019

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