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Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine

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    • Adults (18+)
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from US$ 91.14 US$ 78.84 per person
  • KEY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
    • Spend a day exploring two UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Poland - Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine
    • Watch an informative documentary film on the way to the camps
    • Explore Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the largest former Nazi concentration camps in the world
    • Visit the medieval Wieliczka Salt Mine and witness its awe-inspiring salt lakes and caves
    • Learn about the history of the death camps and the historical mine from an expert guide
    • Enjoy easy Hotel transfers to and from Krakow in a WiFi-enabled, air-conditioned minivan
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    11 hours approximately

    Start Time

    9:00am

    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don't worry if you haven't booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator.

    Alternatively, make your way to Radisson Blu Hotel.

    Note: The exact pick-up time will be provided by email within 24 hours of your booking. Make sure to check your email.

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    Embark on this full-day guided tour to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Poland - Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine, and get an in-depth knowledge on Krakow’s intimidating history. Enjoy convenient transfers to and from your hotel in Krakow and drive in an air-conditioned minivan or minibus while watching a short documentary film presentation ‘The liberation of Auschwitz’ in the first half of the tour.

    Explore the grounds and the museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau, one of the largest Nazi concentration camps. In the afternoon, you will get to visit the medieval Wieliczka Salt Mine, an underground complex, and see its chambers carved in salt. Listen to your guide narrate stories on the death camps, history of World War II, the Holocaust in Poland and the historical mine.

    Itinerary

    Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Tour

    Kick-start this full-day tour with a door-to-door pickup directly from your hotel in Krakow. Experience a comfortable ride on an air-conditioned, WiFi-enabled Mercedes Benz vehicle in the company of an English-speaking driver. Enjoy the screening of a short documentary film ‘The Liberation of Auschwitz’ during the 70 minute journey to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

    Get a hassle-free skip-the-line entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, one of the largest former Nazi concentration camps.Prepare for an intense 3.5-hour long experience, as your guide shows you the museum exhibition as well as preserved sights, such as barracks, railroad tracks or rows of gas chambers chimneys. Receive quick and easy transfers between the camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, located within around 3 km distance of each other and learn about its origins, history and the everyday life of its prisoners.

    Get back on your minivan to continue this tour with a one and a half hour drive to your next destination - Wieliczka Salt Mine.

    Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

    Take a relaxing one-hour lunch break before entering the salt mine. You may even request for additionally paid lunch boxes. After lunch, start with a 2.5-hour guided tour and marvel at its chambers carved in salt and statues and chapels carved by former miners.

    End this tour late evening with return transfers to your hotel or anywhere else in Krakow city center.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Complimentary pick up and drop off service for hotels in Krakow
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan, with Wi-Fi
    • Admission ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
    • Professional English live guide
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Extra fee in Wieliczka for taking photos
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    The maximum size of your carry-on can not exceed the following dimensions: 11.8 x 7.8 x 3.9 inches (30 x 20 x 10 cm). You can leave your larger luggage in the car.

    The camps mostly have dirt tracks, which may cause minor difficulties for wheelchair-users.

    While in Auschwitz-Birkenau, visitors are required to behave appropriately and respectfully.

    In Auschwitz-Birkenau visitors are generally allowed to take pictures with a few, clearly indicated exceptions. Taking photos and filming in Wieliczka Salt Mine is possible only after purchasing an additional pass. The cost for taking photos in the Wieliczka Salt Mine is 10 PLN / 2,5 Euro - cash only.

    There are no restrictions regarding the age of children in Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum, but they should be either capable of walking unassisted or carried in baby slings or baby carriers. Baby pushchairs are not allowed underground (salt mine).

    Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 59ºF (15ºC). Also, it should be taken into account that narrow paths may seem claustrophobic, and once underground there is no possibility to shorten your visit and turn back. At the entrance, visitors go 400 steps down and the whole tourist route features over 800 stairs.

    This guided-tour has a maximum size of 30 guests in Auschwitz Birkenau Museum and 35 guests in Wieliczka Salt Mine.

    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.

  • Customer Reviews

    • A great experience

      Our tour was amazing our driver was lovely he was 5 minutes late and the girl in the office even rang to tell me this. the customer service received was wonderful 5 stars.we went to Aus...

      Anne Corbett, Ireland, 14/May/2018
    • Perfect but it could be a little cheaper. :-)

      MARIOS BAGIAS, Greece, 09/Apr/2018
    • Professional tour

      Very professional tour; picked up from our accommodation. Guide was very good and the small group was ideal for these two visits. I did worry that 2 trips in the one day might be a bit ...

      Jo Green, United Kingdom, 03/Apr/2018
    • Great value for money. Booked online before travelling.

      Mandy English, United Kingdom, 17/Feb/2019
    • Very good service throughout

      Mollie Dunwell, United Kingdom, 01/Feb/2019
    • Good value for money.....

      DAVID TODD, United Kingdom, 20/Jan/2019

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