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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour from Krakow

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Explore one of the darkest chapters in the history of Europe in the 20th century on a 7-hour tour from Krakow. Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, and then go for an amazing walk in the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Highlights

  • Learn about the horrors of the largest concentration camp from World War II
  • See the remains of the gas chambers and prison blocks at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Marvel at the statues and chapels carved out of the rock at Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Discover an underground city with healing properties

Description

Depart Krakow and travel back through history as you make your way towards the infamous Nazi labor camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Avail of the services of an English-speaking driver. Upon arrival, take a guided tour with a licensed guide and learn the history of both camps and the terrible genocide that took place during World War II. See some of the original buildings, including the infamous gas chambers and the remains of the railway ramp in Birkenau, where the prisoners would arrive to meet their fate. Then, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where a local guide will lead you through the underground city. Learn the history of the mines and salt extraction dating back to the Middle Ages. Benefit from the healing properties of the special climate and micro-element filled air, and be amazed by the statues and chapels carved out of the rock salt.

Includes

Pick-up and drop off Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle English-speaking driver Entrance ticket and licensed live guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance ticket and licensed live guide in Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Lunch break of 40-60 minutes between Wieliczka and Auschwitz
Food and drinks

Important Information

  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
  • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • The tour is not recommended for people with a walking disability or claustrophobia
  • This tour is not recommended for children aged 13 and under
  • Baby carriages and luggage larger then 30 x 20 x 10cm are not permitted inside both places
  • At the mine, the elevator is used only to get to the surface from the bottom of the mine
  • There are 800 steps to climb, and 350 of these are at the beginning, taking you down into the mine, so please se sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Student tickets require valid student ID and that you are no older than 25 years old

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