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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...

  • 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 ...

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mines with Lunch

    3. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mines with Lunch

    After being collected from your accommodation, you will be transported in an air-conditioned minivan to KL Auschwitz 1. You will walk through the iron gate bearing the notorious slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei", which translates you to "Work Sets You Free". You will see the 22 brick barracks where hundreds of thousands of victims of the Holocaust were housed. After the visit to KL Auschwitz 1, you will travel once again in the minivan to KL Auschwitz 2 Birkenau. This part of the camp is 25 times larger than Auschwitz 1, and it was the largest of all of the death camps. To relax after a difficult visit to Auschwitz, you will be invited for a delightful lunch at an exclusive Polish folk restaurant. The venue is a warm and inviting place, which boasts a country and mountain-like ambience. Local dishes and delicacies can be expected with generous portions! The last destination for your tour will...

  • Krakow: Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

    4. Krakow: Wawel Castle, Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

    Visit the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Walk past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Learn about the story of Oskar Schindler as you visit his former Enamel Factory, which is now turned into a museum. See the 'Krakow under Nazi occupation' exhibition to find out more about the city's history. Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, a former Nazi concentration camp established under the authority of the SS and police leaders in Krakow. The concentration camp is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against hum...

  • From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine

    5. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine

    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 ...

    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"

  • Kraków: Wawel Castle, Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

    6. Kraków: Wawel Castle, Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka, Auschwitz

    Day 1: Explore the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Stop for lunch at a local café. Next, visit the Rynek Underground Museum, a modern museum located underneath that Main Market Square and famously featuring 6,000 meters of multimedia exhibits depicting the city's history. Day 2: Visit Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Enter Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the ...

  • Kraków: Wawel Castle, Schindler's Museum, Auschwitz

    7. Kraków: Wawel Castle, Schindler's Museum, Auschwitz

    Day 1: Explore the Wawel Royal Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on Wawel Hill. Explore the castle's magnificent chambers graced with paintings from the Renaissance. See its collections of paintings, sculptures, military items, porcelain, and furniture. Stop for lunch at a local café. Next, visit the Rynek Underground Museum, a modern museum located underneath that Main Market Square and famously featuring 6,000 meters of multimedia exhibits depicting the city's history. Day 2: Visit Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. Enter Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the ...

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What people are saying about Auschwitz, Poland

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 .