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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Guided Tour

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Guided Tour

Take a tour from Krakow that includes visits to the memorial sites of Auschwitz and Birkenau, then continue your excursion with a visit to the salt mines. This 11-hour tour starts in the morning from a meeting point or with a convenient pickup in Krakow. From here you will be transported by a comfortable bus. During the tour, you will be accompanied by your experienced tour leader. Upon arrival at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, you will begin your tour with a professional guide who will introduce you to the history of the memorial sites. The next point of the trip will be the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where a local guide will tell you all about the history of the mine. You'll see amazing chambers, original sculptures, and authentic miners' workplaces. There will be a break for lunch on the full-day tour, but it is recommended that you bring snacks with you. The tour will finish in the evening around 8:00 PM.

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Why Choose Our Tour? • Choose Your Departure Time: Enjoy the flexibility to select your preferred departure time, ensuring a seamless start to your exploration. • Comfortable Transportation: Relax during a smooth journey from Krakow to Wieliczka Salt Mine with hassle-free transportation. • Expert Guides: Gain insights from knowledgeable guides who illuminate the rich history and significance of the mine. • Skip-the-Line Access: Avoid queues and gain priority entry to maximize your time exploring the breathtaking wonders of the salt mine. What Awaits You at Wieliczka Salt Mine? The Wieliczka Salt Mine holds a special place in Polish cultural history, drawing over a million visitors annually to marvel at its intricate carvings and reliefs. Designated as a UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage site since 1978, it remains a top destination for travelers worldwide. The mine's underground chambers are adorned with sculptures and bas-reliefs crafted by miners, preserving their legacy for generations to come. Descend 800 steps into the depths of the mine, where you'll encounter the first underground floor after navigating 350 steps. At the end of your tour, an elevator awaits to whisk you back to the surface.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Book this skip-the-line entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine and meet your local guide in front of the entrance. Follow him through the underground historic city as you learn about the major health benefits of visiting the salt mine because of its special climate and microelement-filled air. The Wieliczka Salt Mine dates back to medieval times and has a history of around 9 centuries of salt exploitation. The tourist route through the mine is located 135-meters (about 443-feet) underground and is accessible by stairs or by elevator.

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

From Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Explore the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine on a guided tour from Krakow or choose to meet in Wieliczka. Walk the labyrinthine passages, marvel at the chapels and chambers, and be wowed by the statues and art installations of the mine. Let your guide take you down winding corridors and into salt caves. Enjoy transportation from Krakow or choose to meet in Wieliczka, then descend 800 stairs to a depth of 135 meters to enter what feels like an underground salt city. Be awed by chambers of salt sculptures, art exhibitions, and old machinery from the days when it was a functioning salt mine. See how salt was extracted as you learn about the space's history from your guide. Pause to listen to the unique acoustic properties which come from the nature of the space. Hear how Chopin sounds in this environment, accompanied by spectacular underground lighting. Learn about the health properties of the salt mine as you tour its multiple chambers. At the conclusion of your experience, head back to the vehicle for transportation back to Krakow.

Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine with Pickup

Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine with Pickup

You will start in the early morning around 08:00 a.m. (in the winter season the pick up might be slightly earlier). The tour begins in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum: first part lasts about 1,5 hours, you will visit Auschwitz I Museum with certified live guide provided by the museum. You will learn the tragic history of the largest concentration camp in Europe. After short break you will be driven to the Birkenau Museum when you will spend around 1 hour with the same guide. During the second half of your full-day program, you will travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Before entering the Salt Mine you will have 1 hour lunch break. The English-speaking tour of the Mine will begin at 16:00 or 17:00 (depending on road conditions). Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt. You should arrive around 19:30 p.m. to Kraków.

From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip & Guided Tour

From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Trip & Guided Tour

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists from around the world visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs. This unique place has been listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage list since 1978, placing it even higher on tourist's 'to do list.' The miners left in Wieliczka dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for many further years.  There are around 800 steps leading down into the mine. After taking around 350 of them you will find yourself at the first floor underground. After the tour, the lift will take you up towards the exit.

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip with Entry Ticket

Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip with Entry Ticket

⛏️ Explore the Fascinating Wonders of Wieliczka Salt Mine! Step into a captivating journey to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with our skip-the-line day tour from Krakow. Explore the underground chambers and marvel at the remarkable craftsmanship of centuries past as you delve into history. ⛏️ Why Choose Our Tour? ✅ Flexible Departure Options: Enjoy the convenience of choosing your preferred departure time, ensuring a seamless start to your exploration of Wieliczka Salt Mine. ✅ Smooth Transportation: Relax and unwind during the comfortable journey from Krakow to Wieliczka Salt Mine, with hassle-free transportation provided. ✅ Expert Guidance: Join our knowledgeable guides who will illuminate the rich history and significance of Wieliczka Salt Mine, offering insightful commentary throughout the tour. ✅ Priority Access: Skip the long lines and gain priority entry to Wieliczka Salt Mine, maximizing your time to marvel at its breathtaking wonders. ⛏️ What Awaits You at Wieliczka Salt Mine? Descend into the enchanting underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine, where you'll discover intricate salt sculptures, underground lakes, and majestic chambers adorned with salt-carved artworks. Immerse yourself in the allure of this extraordinary site, as you learn about its historical significance and cultural heritage. Join us for an unforgettable journey to Wieliczka Salt Mine and witness the awe-inspiring beauty that lies beneath the surface. Let us guide you through this remarkable underground marvel with expertise and enthusiasm.

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

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

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this full-day trip from Krakow. Take a sobering tour of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps before having a unique walk through the underground world of Wieliczka. Enter Auschwitz-Birkenau and take advantage of self-guided tour with a licensed guidebook. As you go through the grounds hear about the operational factors of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp. Learn from history as you trace one of the 20th century's darkest chapters. Descend into the Wieliczka Salt Mine and be impressed by the art and different salt constructions made in the depths of the earth. Enjoy guided tour, walk through the mine's floors, walls, and corridors and gain insight into the history of mining.

Krakow: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Guided Tour

Krakow: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Guided Tour

Book at least 5 days in advance to get the best price. Experience history at Auschwitz-Birkenau and learn about the inhuman conditions of life during the Second World War from your guide on a walking tour. Visit the Wieliczka salt mine to see its incredible salt sculptures. Sit back and take in the Polish landscape as you drive out of Kraków to Auschwitz-Birkenau for your day of history. Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest death camp in human history, the site of mass destruction and genocide in Europe during World War II. Learn how the camp built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim became the place of deaths and executions of an estimated over 1 million people of 28 nationalities. Almost 90% of them were Europeans of Jewish origin. As you walk through the former concentration camp, feel the deep impression it imprints on you, partly because it allows you to imagine the scale of the Holocaust. Since 1979, this site has been on the Unesco Cultural and Natural World Heritage list. Visit the Wieliczka salt mine, one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs. This unique place, listed on the Unesco Cultural and Natural World Heritage List since 1978, placing it even higher on tourists' "to-do list". See the work of miners, who left dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for decades.

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

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

The first part of your tour takes you to Auschwitz. Here, learn about the horrors of World War II and the German occupation of Poland.  See the former concentration camp with its barracks, gas chambers, and chimneys. See the exhibitions and photos throughout the camp that show what the prisoners had to endure. Take a break to eat your packed lunch before heading to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Climb down 800 steps to admire the beautiful interiors of the mine. Explore chambers and admire lakes, galleries, a chapel and a ballroom. Take a deep breath and enjoy your time in this unusual place.

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