Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau Day Trip from Krakow

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Duration: from 7 to 11 hours
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Experience Highlights

Discover two of Poland's most iconic sites in one day with this tour from Kraków. Visit the impressive Wieliczka salt mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Accompanied by a professional guide, immerse yourself in the history and culture of Poland as you explore these historic sites and learn about the events that took place there. For the activity you will be able to choose between different transport options from Krakow and lunch, depending on your interests.

  • Visit two iconic sites on a tour lasting between 7 and 11 hours: the Wieliczka Salt Minesand Auschwitz-Birkenau.
  • Discover the history and culture of Poland through the narrations of an expert guide who will be with you throughout the tour.
  • Enjoy the convenience of having different transport options from Krakow, in an activity designed for small groups.

What’s included

  • Excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mines and Auschwitz-Birkenau from Kraków
  • Expert guide
  • Transfer to and from the starting point of the activity (the starting point varies according to the selected option).
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

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Step by Step

This day trip will take you to two of the most important and moving places in Poland: the salt mines of Wieliczka and the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

The activity offers different experience options regardingtransfers and food, where you can choose the one that best suits your interests:

  1. Tour starting from a meeting point: you will join your guide and the group of travellers at a central point in Krakow to start the transfer.
  2. Tour with transfer by private vehicle: you will travel from Krakow in a private, air-conditioned vehicle, exclusively for you and your group.
  3. Tour with transfer by private vehicle and lunch: you will travel from Krakow in a private, air-conditioned vehicle, exclusively for you and your group, and enjoy lunch.
  4. Hotel pick-up tour: enjoy hotel pick-up and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle.

You will start your day early and together with your local guide you will go to the first stop of the tour: the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

A place that represents one of the darkest chapters of human history. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the grounds and buildings of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, while learning about the horrors that took place during the Holocaust. You will witness the terrible conditions in which millions of people lived and died, and have the opportunity to reflect on the past and pay tribute to the victims.

Afterwards, you will head to the Wieliczka salt mines, world famous for their beauty and historical significance. You will descend into the depths of the earth to explore the impressive salt-carved chambers, with their statues, chapels and underground lakes. You will learn about the history of these mines, which have been in operation since the 13th century, and discover how salt was extracted and used in the past.

At the end of the tour, you will return to Krakow to the same starting point of the activity.

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