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Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and Auschwitz
Get an insider's view of Kraków's past and present on this 3-day guided tour across some of the most historical sights in the city.
- Explore Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow
- Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world
- Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory museum
- Get deep insights about the Holocaust at Płaszów and Auschwitz
DescriptionDay 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow. 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. After your walking tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Next, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 2: Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Krakow's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Visit the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp later in the afternoon. Learn about its dark history, and see memorials dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow Ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. Day 3: On the last day of your tour, visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp that is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.
IncludesExpert guides Entrance ticket to Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory museum Entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine Entrance ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Transfers: Kraków - Wieliczka - Krakow Transfers: Krakow - Oswiecim - Krakow 2 x lunch (Without drinks)
- Special registration is required when booking entry to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. All admission tickets to this Museum are personal. Please make sure to include the name and surname of each participant as spelled on the ID document.