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Highlights of Krakow – Auschwitz to Wielickza

From £735 per group*

Kraków, Poland

2 Days

Private Tour

Highlights of Krakow – Auschwitz to Wielickza

From £735 per group*

What You'll Do

Combine two of Krakow's most iconic experiences in this convenient two day package, where on your first day you'll pay your respects at the harrowing but necessary site of Auschwitz, before spending your second day marvelling at the incredible salt mines at Wielickza.

On your first day, your personal driver for the day will pick you up from any point in the city at your pre-arranged time, before embarking on the 90-minute drive to reach Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Once there, your entrance fee already paid for and organised, you will begin the tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, under the guidance of a local expert, who will share the tragic story of this place with you. After the tour, your driver will drop you back off in Kraków at the location you have arranged.

On your second day, easily organise a pick-up point from anywhere in Kraków, where you will be taken on the 30-minute drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Then, you will descend the hundreds of steps into the deep, twisting salt maze that constitutes the mine (after smugly enjoying the queue jump benefit the private tour brings.)

135m underground, enveloped in the mineral-rich, therapeutically salty air, you are free to explore the seemingly endless passageways and secret corners, each holding exquisite salt constructions and sculptures. St. Kinga’s Salt Chapel is world’s largest underground church and the jewel in the crown of this subterranean city. Breathtakingly complex chandeliers, delicate spires and awe-inspiring caverns.

Understand the 700-year history of the mine, the myths it has been shrouded in, the stories that have seeped from the shafts. At the end of the tour, you’ll be transported back to a location of your choosing in the city of Kraków.

*Auschwitz – full day tour commencing 11am – private transfers/private guide – £380 total cost.

Kraków Salt Mine Tour – 9am tour – private transfers but with shared group tour – £355 total cost.

Experience
Highlights

Pay your respects at one of the world's most tragic sites at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Explore one of the world's oldest salt mines listed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List

Private transfers from your accommodation for all experiences

Your Local Host:

Agnieska

Meet Agnieszka Olechów. Throughout all her years, she has been specialising in unique and off the beaten track tours in and around Kraków.

Her tours show you the most beautiful and important places in Kraków and the city's surroundings in a way that allows you not only to visit them, but also to experience their unforgettable spirit.

Location Information

Each experience begins when you are picked up from your accommodation or a prearranged point in central Krakow, which will be specified on your booking voucher.

At the end of the day, you will be dropped back off at your pick up point.

  • Private transport to and from Auschwitz
  • A friendly, English-speaking driver
  • A headset for the purpose of hearing the guide clearly on the tour
  • Entrance fee to the Museum
  • Private transport with free pick-up and drop-off at any point in Kraków for the salt mine
  • Entrance fee to the mine
  • Queue-jump at the mine
  • A local expert guide inside the mine
  • Headsets provided to clearly hear the guide's commentary

FAQs

Group tours will consists of numbers around 10-25 people.

The Salt Mine tour does not include a lift down to the mine. Once the tour is finished, the group is taken by the lift to the surface.

Please keep in mind that the sightseeing is deep under the surface and as wonderful as it is, guests suffering from claustrophobia might feel uncomfortable. We request that you plan for this in advance and exercise caution at all times.

You will be asked to leave larger items and bags in the car for the duration of the tour.  You may bring a bag with you provided its dimensions are 35x20x20.

The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine, though constant is low (14C or 57F). That is why even in summer, warm clothes should be worn.