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Guided Tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine from Kraków

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Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum to see the former Nazi concentration camps and the unique sculptures in the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this guided tour from Krakow.

Highlights

  • On this guided tour from Krakow, visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine with worry-free transportation.

  • Remember and respect the memory of the atrocities committed against victims as you listen to terrible stories about the Nazi's largest concentration camps from your guide.

  • Discover a fascinating underground world with numerous rock salt statues, chandeliers and a magnificent cathedral in the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

  • Fun Fact: The mine has four chapels. These chapels are where you can see several of the chandeliers with their rock salt crystals.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • English-speaking guide

  • Entry fees to Auschwitz, Birkenau & the Salt Mine

  • Transfers from the meeting point (optional)

  • Transfers from your hotel (optional)

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Reviews

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Kevin Anthony Jones

Kevin

5/5

Aug, 2023

Everything was great and our guide was so passionate and knowledgeable. He made the whole experience a day i will never forget
George Pan

George

5/5

Dec, 2023

Pavel Kocháň

Pavel

5/5

Jul, 2023

Everything was well organized and both drivers were very friendly and spoke English well. I felt save with them in their cars. They picked us up and returned to the hotel on time and created a good atmosphere on the way while visiting a very sad place. We had a nice lunch break before the visit in the Salt mine. Don´t forget to bring a snack - we had the lunch around 2,30 pm. The guide in the Salt mine was great, I really enjoyed the visit. The guide in Auschitz wasn´t so good. I had a feeling we were rushed through in Auschwitz and sometimes I couldn´t understand the guide well. The tour got better in Birkenau where we had more time to look around. Don´t forget to bring some protection against sun - there isn´t any shade in Birkenau.
Morgan Jarvis Camm

Morgan

5/5

Jun, 2023

Everything was laid out perfectly! Amazing experience and well organised!
Megan Lee

Megan

5/5

Jun, 2023

If you want to learn about the history and experience the atmosphere of Auschwitz then this tour does it all. Covering the 2 main camps be prepared to be shocked , saddened and moved as most people on our trip were. Sadly some people have no respect but if you ignore them and take in everything you are shown , and that you hear then I guarantee this experience will never leave you. Excellent guide. Wear comfy shoes. And if the weathers hot take sun cream as the second camp is all outdoors

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau

The tour begins with a pickup in Krakow. Travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where the guide takes you on an emotional and informative tour of the largest death camp in history. The Auschwitz I museum reminds us of the Holocaust's cruelty, terror, and genocide. The guide will lead you through the history of the largest concentration camp in Europe, where over 1.5 million people from 28 nationalities were executed. It is impossible not to be moved by this place's tragic history. After a break, visit the Birkenau Museum with the same guide. See the prisoners' personal belongings such as items of clothing, documents, and photographs that give you a more detailed view of their lives and sufferings in these camps.

Explore the salt mine

Continue to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest working salt mines in the world, for a two-hour walking tour. The salt mine has continuously produced salt since the 13th century. Before entering the salt mine, take a 45-minute lunch break to refuel for the rest of the day's journey. Post lunch, as you descend the stairs to a depth of 135 meters, you will enter a different world showcasing numerous rock salt statues, chandeliers and a magnificent cathedral. All along the 3.5 km route, the guide will point out the original mining tools and equipment and describe the daily life of the Wieliczka miners as they excavated salt underground.

As the day winds down, leave with a deeper appreciation for history and a newfound respect for the resilience of the human spirit.

Important Information

  • The guided tour is in English.
  • Photography is allowed; flash photography and tripods are not.
  • Bring your passport or ID card; for entrance to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the name provided on the booking must be identical to the name on the ID.
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Dress modestly (out of respect for the deceased) and wear weather-appropriate clothing; the salt mine temperature is around 14–15 degrees Celsius.

Timings

  • Daily: 7am, 7:30am & 8am
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up. Students must show a valid student ID.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

Meeting Point (If not opted for Hotel Pick-up)

  • Meet your guide in at Wielopole 2.

  • Address: Wielopole 2, 31-072 Kraków, Poland.

  • Landmark: In front of the Main Post Office building "Poczta Główna".

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