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Saver Combo Tour: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow **With FREE Krakow Audio Guide**

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"excellent tour" phyllis waters
Saver Combo Tour: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow **With FREE Krakow Audio Guide**
Saver Combo Tour: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow **With FREE Krakow Audio Guide**
Saver Combo Tour: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow **With FREE Krakow Audio Guide**
Saver Combo Tour: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mines from Krakow **With FREE Krakow Audio Guide**

Highlights

  • Book the two most popular day trips from Krakow at a low price
  • Tour Auschwitz with a local expert guide for a moving insight into the camps history
  • Also visit the UNESCO listed Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Save over 10% compared to the cost of booking these two tours separately

Overview

Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free!

This combo tour allows you to book the two most popular day trips from Krakow at one-low price.

The excursions are spread over two days however if you wish you can take both excursions on the same day (please note this option is only offered during summer).

A visit to Auschwitz is a sombre experience, yet understanding the atrocities that occurred here is an important means of ensuring such events never happen again. In 1979 Auschwitz was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites and designated a memorial and museum. On this Auschwitz tour you will visit both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau).

You will also visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines. Over the centuries, devout and superstitious miners have carved fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces out of its salt walls. These amazing works of art, in addition to the mine's historical importance, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.

Itinerary

You have the choice of whether to take this tour over 2 days or combine both Auschwitz and the Salt mines on the same day.

The itinerary varies slightly depending on which option you choose.

Tour in 1 Day: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine:
Hotel pick-ups will occur between 7:45am and 8:45am, after this you will start the journey from Krakow to Auschwitz which will take around 1 hour 15 minutes. While on the coach you will be shown a moving documentary about life in the camp. Your guided tour of Auschwitz will take around 3 hours, during this time you will visit Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau) as well as the memorial museum.

The tour returns to Krakow arriving at 2:30pm, you will have approximately 15 minutes free time before you depart for the Salt Mines. The journey will take around 45 minutes. Your guided tour of the Salt Mines will take around 2 hours and will take you hundreds of feet underground. After the guided tour you will have around 30 minutes in which you can explore independently. You will arrive back in Krakow and be dropped at your hotel.

Tour in 2 Days:
Day 1: Auschwitz
Hotel pick-ups will occur between 07:45am - 08:45am (see schedule), after this you will start the journey from Krakow to Auschwitz which will take around 1 hour 15 minutes. While on the coach you will be shown a moving documentary about life in the camp. Your guided tour of Auschwitz will take around 3 hours, during this time you will visit Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau) as well as the memorial museum. You will arrive back in Krakow and be dropped at your hotel.

Day 2: Salt Mines
Hotel pick-ups will occur between 09:00am and 10:00am, after this you will start the journey from Krakow to the Salt Mines which will take around 45 minutes. Your guided tour of the Salt Mines will take around 2 hours and will take you hundreds of feet underground. After the guided tour you will have around 30 minutes in which you can explore independently. You will arrive back in Krakow and be dropped at your hotel.

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Reviews

  • excellent tour

    Excellent tour guides, very imformative...

    Phyllis Waters
  • Two Great Days Out

    Our combo trip proved to be really good value indeed. We were given a very informative background to both Auschwitz and the Salt Mines at Wieliczka by two guides who delivered...

    P RODGER
  • Absolutely spot on

    Everything was perfect timings and organisation were spot on! Guides were charming and very helpful! Would reccomend to anyone!!! The only reason I scored 3 stars on fun was...

    D S POWERS
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Tour in 1 Day: 11 hours
Auschwitz Tour: 6.5 hours
Salt Mines Tour: 4

Start time

1 Day Tour: Mar - Apr & Jun: 7:45am, May: 7:25am, Jul - Dec: between 06:00am - 08:30am
2 Days Tour incl. Auschwitz Early Tour:
Mar - Apr & Jun: Auschwitz: 7:45am + Salt Mine: 9:05am
May: Auschwitz: 7:25am + Salt Mine: 9:05am
Jul - Dec: Auschwitz: between 06:00am - 08:30am + Salt Mine: 9:05am
2 Days Tour incl. Auschwitz Late Tour:
Mar - Apr: Auschwitz: 11:00am + Salt Mine: 09:05am
May: Auschwitz: 12:00pm + Salt Mine: 09:05am
Jun: Auschwitz: 12:55pm + Salt Mine: 09:05am
Jul - Sep: Auschwitz: between 12:00pm - 3:00pm + Salt Mine: 09:05am
Oct - Dec Auschwitz: between 10:00am - 1:00pm + Salt Mine: 09:05am
Duration: Tour in 1 Day: 11 hours
Auschwitz Tour: 6.5 hours
Salt Mines Tour: 4 hours
(All times are approximate and include hotel pick up time).

Meeting point

You will be picked up from your hotel in Krakow.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).
(Hotel pick-up starts 30 minutes prior to departure time.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Krakow

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Inclusions

  • Entrance fee to Auschwitz
  • Entrance fee to the Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • English escort/guide for Auschwitz coach journey and Wieliczka tour
  • Official Auschwitz guide (tour conducted in one language only)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Round trip transport

Exclusions

  • Fee of approximately 10 Polish Zloty to take photographs at the Wieliczka Salt Mines

Please note

Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free. The link to download your free audio guide will be emailed to you within 72 hours of receiving your booking

Please call the local operator an arrival in Krakow (at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time) to confirm the tour details.

If you wish you can take the Salt Mines tour on day 1 and Auschwitz on day 2. It may also be possible to take the tours on non-consecutive days. Please discuss this with the local operator when you call to discuss the pick up arrangements.

Auschwitz:
Your time at Auschwitz is guided. It is not possible to explore independently

Please be respectful during your visit. Smoking, eating and talking loudly are forbidden. Photography is not allowed inside some buildings.

This tour can be taken by people with limited mobility however there may be some compromises to the itinerary. We suggest you call us so we can discuss your requirements.

Wieliczka Salt Mines:
The temperature in the mine is constant (about 14 degrees), and therefore it is recommended to bring warm clothing even in the summer.

There are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

The price does not include fees for photography and filming (this is approximately 10 Polish Zloty and can be paid when you arrive at the salt mines).

From July 2015 changes in the Auschwitz booking process mean the exact start time could vary on a daily basis. Your exact start time will be provided with your booking confirmation.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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