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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup

1. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup

Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Enjoy a hotel pickup service on this unique combined tour experience from Krakow. Get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Auschwitz I Museum to begin your walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt mine. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level to meet your driver. Relax as you make the journey back to your accommodation Krakow.

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From Warsaw: Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Tour by Train with Pickup

2. From Warsaw: Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Tour by Train with Pickup

Travel from Warsaw and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with a pre-booked ticket. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant tour with a licensed guide and enjoy the convenience of tour with a roundtrip train ride to Krakow and private pickup services. Get picked up in the early morning from your accommodation in Warsaw and be taken to the train station with a private vehicle. Your driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. Be welcomed in Krakow by an English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation. After arriving at the Auschwitz I Museum, follow a certified educator around the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, go back to Krakow and get free time to explore city on your own. At a designated time, board the train back to Warsaw where you will get picked up at the train station and be driven back to your accommodation.

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Krakow and Auschwitz: Full Day Trip From Warsaw

3. Krakow and Auschwitz: Full Day Trip From Warsaw

After being picked up from your hotel by an English-speaking driver, you will make your way to your express train that will transfer you directly to Krakow. From here you will explore such sites as the Royal Castle, the Royal Cathedral, the Market Square, Cloth Hall, St. Florian's Gate and Kazimierz. After exploring Krakow, you will engage in a slightly different experience, being transferred by minibus to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Following your 1.5 hour trip, you will join a small group of approximately 20 people and enter the gate of the Museum with a live guide. After visiting the museum, you will be transported back to Krakow railway station where you will board your train back to Warsaw.

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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

4. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Depart Krakow and travel to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, to explore the horrific concentration camps used by the Nazis during World War II. Learn the tragic story of the mass extermination that took place at the camps, and see heart breaking artifacts that date back to the days of the Holocaust. Discover monuments to the tragedy, including original buildings, still standing as a sober reminder of the terrible events. Learn more about the history of the camps from an official museum guide. Visit both the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, located just three kilometers apart, and then get some free time to have your own packed lunch. Continue onto the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the oldest salt mine in Poland. Explore the salt chambers, with the help of an expert, licensed museum guide and learn about the history of the site. View the magnificent chapels, built into the salt, and the incredible carvings of contemporary artists.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 30 reviews

I visited Auschwitz-Berkinau with 'get your guide'. For me it was a very sobering and overwhelming experience and one that I am very glad I did. Until that visit I THOUGHT I knew how horrific that time in our history was. I came away from there with the full realisation that I hadn't a clue. I can not and never will be able to comprehend the true scale of the horror that was Auschwitz. We can never undo the suffering endured by those people but it is our absolute duty to make sure it is never forgotten. We must learn to be kind to our fellow human beings and remember that it is kindness that sets you free-not work-as was the motto over the entrance. I highly recommend this trip. To anyone who is hesitating, I say DO IT. You will not regret it. Your only sadness-and it will be a great one-is that so many good kind ordinary hard-working innocent men women and beautiful little children had to die in the most horrific manner -for the ideals of a few.

Essential combined excursion when visiting Krakow. You will need the Salt Mine visit to lift your spirits again following the Auschwitz-Birkenau "experience" which is unbelievably heartbreaking & crushing. "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

It's a long day, but a worthwhile experience. The tour of the camps is quite quick, but if you stayed too long I think you would despair too much at the horror. Salt mines are an acquired taste - some of our group thought them amazing, others less impressed.

brilliant day had by our party lots of facts provided and inspiring history of poland

Brilliant tour , driver was prompt and polite, tour guide was fab .