Some people say that no matter how hard you try, there is simply not enough time to see everything you want. That you will always have to sacrifice something. We consider that a challenge, and like to prove them wrong! When it comes to Krakow, there is no need for sacrifices, just smart compromises. To help you be smart about them, we suggest our Auschwitz II-Birkenau Concentration Camp and the Salt Mine in Wieliczka One Day plan.
First stop is located at “Altejudenrampe” which is historical train car, that was used to transport prisoners to Birkenau. After that our driver will take you to Birkenau.
For next 2.5 hours you will have time to know the place and reflect about tragedy of the place. You will receive a guide book in preferred language that will help you to move around.
On the way to Salt Mine you will also pass by Auschwitz III Monowitz which was one of the very first camps also the largest of the sub-camps of Auschwitz with a status of headquarters of the “industrial” sub-camps.
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In a second part of the day, we will transfer You to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which happens to be one of the oldest working Salt Mines in the World – it has been producing table salt for over 700 years! You will be attending an English guided tour around 15h 40 (depending on road conditions). Your guide will take You up to 140 meters underground for a 2,5-hours journey through over 2,5-kilometers long tourist route full of chambers with amazing carvings and statues, where everything is made of salt. You will be also served with our delicious packed lunch set, based on the best Polish products.
Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 metres underground), You have to descent a wooden stairway which has 378 stairs. After the tour, You will be taken up to the surface with a lift.
After the tour we will take you back to your hotel where you should arrive not later than at 7-8 p.m.
We use a fleet of new Mercedes-Benz Vans and Minibuses. Our drivers are well trained and fully licesned for travel ground transportation. Our door to door service means that you will be pickup directly form your hotel and delivered to the same spot after the tour, for free.
Please note that visit to Auschwitz I is not included in this tour option, you will see Auschwitz II-Birkenau on your own.
Visiting Salt Mine is possible only with local expert guide.
Our lunch box is freshly prepared every day. It includes chicken and pasta salad, cheese roll, chocolate wafer and bottle of water. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free options are available on request, just let us know.
Please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed to carry on the Museum grounds is 30 x 20 x 10 cm. You can always leave your belongings inside the bus which will be parked nearby.
Please note that this tour is not available on: 25th of December, 1st of January, Liberation Anniversary, Easter Saturday afternoon, Easter Sunday and March of the Living Day.