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Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow with Pickup

1. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow with Pickup

Just book your trip and relax. On the evening before the tour you'll get an e-mail and text with the details like pickup time. On the day of your tour - welcome on-board, please pass the seatbelts and start magnificent journey! Get some knowleadge about the City of Cracow from experienced host-drivers and after that, join to the guide and group of maximum 30 people in the Salt Mine. At the beginning you'll pass around 370 wooden steps but it'll be not so hard! - See beautiful chambers, salt sculptures, and underground lakes. - See life-size statues, imposing chapels, and intricate altars carved in salt. - Explore the 3 underground levels and learn about the history and cultural importance of the mine. - Return using a specific, very interesting elevator. Easy and fun! Tour with a guide lasts approximately 2-2,5 hours. After all, quick drop to the destination of your choice. In Cracow of course... General, if may offer some advice. Downtown Cracow will always be there. Why not spend some time getting to know the other parts of the city? That way, when you do go "downtown", it will be that much more special... Yes? Okay! Happy travels!

Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Day Trip with Optional Lunch

2. Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Day Trip with Optional Lunch

Learn about the tragic history of the largest former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and descend to the underground Museum: Wieliczka Salt Mine on this guided tour from Krakow. Begin in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum with a guide provided by the museum. You'll learn the terrible history of the largest concentration camp in Europe. After a short break, you will be driven to the Birkenau Museum where you'll spend around 1 hour with the same guide. During the second half of your full-day program, travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Spend some free time before entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine. 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.

From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

3. From Kraków: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Discover one of the most important industrial sites of the Middle Ages on a guided tour of the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine. We will pick you up from your hotel in Krakow and then travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan with a professional driver. Meet your authorized guide upon arrival, then venture underground to discover a unique underground art museum. Eight hundred steps down, you will reach a depth of 135 meters, following a route of approximately 2 kilometers through a variety of chambers. Currently, it is one of the official national monuments of Poland - and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the Wieliczka salt mine, there are dozens of statues and four chapels carved by rock salt miners, as well as additional sculptures made by contemporary artists.

From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Lunch and Pickup

4. From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Lunch and Pickup

Pay your respects and hear about the history of the Holocaust on this day trip to the Auschwitz from Kakrow. The trip will visit both the Auschwitz I Museum and the Birkenau Camp. Licensed Auschwitz guides will lead you through the history of the largest concentration camp complex and its role in the Holocaust. See the original roads, fences, watchtowers and gas chambers. Commemorate the camp's victims as you walk through the site. At the Auschwitz I Museum, learn about the Holocaust and the warning from history that the camp represents. Hear the somber stories of what it was like to live at the camp as you view exhibitions containing original items from the camp prisoners. Your itinerary will involve pickup and drop-off from a choice of meeting points in Krakow, entrance to the Auschwitz I Museum and exhibits, a 15-minute break, and a visit to Birkenau, before returning to Krakow. During the tour each of the guests will receive a fresh-made lunch box.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

5. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Take a tour with a licensed museum guide of Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List." Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war. Then, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Next, begin the second half of the tour and be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Tour with Live Guide

6. From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Tour with Live Guide

Come to a selected pickup point or get picked up from your address in Krakow (it depends on an option you choose), greet your driver, and travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum or Wieliczka Salt Mine first (the order can vary depending on a particular day and time chosen). Meet your authorized, live guide on-site and follow them into Auschwitz I where you will have a chance to walk on the ground of the former camp, built in 1940. Use a headset provided to let you hear the guide's words no matter the distance or group size. Receive a booklet with the essential information about the places you are going to see. Use it to enhance your tour's experience. See exhibitions presenting shoes, pots, and other everyday life objects belonging to people who were kept in this place. In Auschwitz II-Birkenau walk along the railway which facilitated transport to the other part of the camp. See ruins of gas chambers in which people "vanished" on a mass scale. Reflecting on the knowledge gained, travel with your driver to Wieliczka Salt Mine. The mine is around 800 steps down deep. When you stop on particular floors on the tourist route you can be astonished by the salt sculptures and objects within it, made and left by the miners. Like before - the headset will let you hear the guide clearly when you listen to the history of the mine and observe carvings. When the visit ends - take a lift up and get back with your driver to Krakow.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

7. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Take a tour with a museum guide of Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List." Learn about the story of a German entrepreneur who helped many Jews throughout the war. Stroll through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the terrible events that took place during the Second World War. See a part of the undestroyed wall around the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle", and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Begin the second half of the tour and be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Bus Trip with Lunch

8. From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Bus Trip with Lunch

Come to a selected pickup point or get picked up from your address in Krakow (it depends on an option you choose), greet your driver and travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum or Wieliczka Salt Mine first (the order can vary depending on a particular day and time chosen). Meet your authorised, live guide on-site and follow them into Auschwitz I where you will have a chance to walk on the ground of the former camp, built in 1940. Use a headset provided to let you hear the guide's words no matter the distance or group size. See exhibitions presenting shoes, pots and other everyday life objects belonging to people who were kept in this place. In Auschwitz II-Birkenau walk along the railway which facilitated transports to the other part of the camp. See ruins of gas chambers in which people "vanished" on a mass scale. Reflecting on the knowledge gained, travel with your driver to Wieliczka Salt Mine. Have a chance to eat the packed lunch that is included before continuing the tour. The mine is around 800 steps down deep. When you stop on particular floors on the tourist route you can be astonished by the salt sculptures and objects within it, made and left by the miners. Like before - the headset will let you hear the guide clearly when you listen to the history of the mine and observe carvings. When the visit ends - take a lift up and get back with your driver to Krakow.

Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

9. Krakow: Schindler's Factory, Jewish Ghetto & Salt Mine Tour

Tour Schindler's factory with a licensed museum guide. Oskar Schindler's factory, featured in Stephen Spielberg's oscar-winning film "Schindler's List," employed thousands of Jews and saved approximately 1200. Next, walk through the streets of Podgórze and see the evidence of the gruesome events that took place during World War II. See a part of the undestroyed wall surrounding the ghetto, houses where thousands of displaced Jews used to live, the pharmacy "Under the Eagle," and the Empty Chair Monument in the Heroes' Square, with its symbolic 68 chairs. Then you will be driven to Wieliczka, a small town 10 kilometers from Krakow. Visit one of the largest old salt mines in Europe and explore it at your own pace without a guide. The depth of the 700-year-old mine is 340 meters, and the total length of corridors and tunnels is over 245 kilometers. Walk along a route of more than 3 kilometers and see 20 halls, including the largest, St. Kinga's Church, named for the patroness of miners. Admire the underground church's interior, richly decorated with chandeliers and sculptures of saints carved out of salt. Experience the special curative microclimate in the mine and learn about the sanatorium, 135 meters below ground.

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Fast-Track Ticket and Guided Tour

10. Wieliczka Salt Mine: Fast-Track Ticket and Guided Tour

Our host will help you find your group and enter the museum. The tour takes place 135 meters below the surface. Get ready to go down 800 steps to get to the mine. Sightseeing takes up to 3 hours. Following your guide, you will explore the depths of underground chambers, churches, and altars made of salt. After a more than 2.5-kilometer guided walk, you will return to the surface in the original elevator used by the miners. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is 327 meters deep and extends over 287 kilometers (178 miles) through horizontal corridors and chambers. The rock salt is naturally different shades of gray, reminiscent of rough granite rather than the white crystalline substance that would be expected.

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What people are saying about Wieliczka

We were two groups of 5 each and this tour was the best we have ever experienced. Highly recommended!

Support without problem the driver took us to the place provided and way to contact him if necessary

Excellent experience, courteous guide, punctual and very helpful. The tour went on schedule!

Really well organised tour, the salt statues are amazing, fully recommend

My driver was on time, coach clean. He was very informative.