2 x Airport Transfer + Auschwitz Tour + Wieliczka Tour
(Duration time: 10 hours)
We offer bundles to those who would like us to do the service during the whole stay.
We will be happy to help you plan your stay from the moment of pick up from the airport until you return there.
When you choose a bundle, you will get a 20% discount to airport transfers.
You can visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine during one-day trip. In the morning, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you straight to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp (1 hour drive). A guided tour takes about 2,5 hours in Auschwitz and 1 hour in Birkenau. Then you will go to the Wieliczka Salt Mine (1,5 hours drive). On request You can make a stop on the way to Wieliczka in a regional restaurant with Polish cuisine. Guided tour of the salt mine takes about 2,5 hours. Then our driver will take you back to your hotel or other place in the center of Krakow.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Join us for a wonderful tour to the one of the oldest and longest operated salt mines in the history of Europe! Located in the town of Wieliczka, nearby the city of Cracow, the salt mine contains approximately 287 kilometers (178 miles) of walkways throughout its 9 levels. The deepest level of the mine lays 327 meters below the ground level. According to the old legend, the Princess Kinga was the one that pointed out the exact spot where the miners started their first diggings in the 13th century. There is a magnificent underground chapel built in her honor, which is one of the highlights of the tour along with many salt-lakes and chambers inside the mine.
Thanks to the beautiful chambers and health benefits of the Wieliczka Salt mine, about 1.2 million tourists visit it annually. Few of the notable visitors are Pope John Paul II, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fryderyk Chopin, former U.S President Bill Clinton, and many others.
Wieliczka Salt mine is currently one of Poland"s official national Historic Monuments and in 1978 it was placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites, which makes it a must-see tourist attraction.
Learn the history of the largest and most well-known concentration camp across the globe. Auschwitz – Birkenau was built and governed by Nazi Germany during World War II on a territory of occupied Poland, in the city of Oświęcim. When the German forces took over this land in 1939, the first facility constructed under their watch was for detainment of Polish political prisoners.
As a result of an idea which came up in the SS headquarters, on 27th April, 1940 - Heinrich Himmler gave an official order to transform the prison into a network of concentration and extermination camps.
The first mass execution of prisoners took place in September 1941, and shortly afterwards Auschwitz II-Birkenau soon became the main site of the Nazi"s “Final Solution to the Jewish Question” during the Holocaust. The exact number of people that were murdered in gas chambers or were starved to death there is unknown but historians estimate that it was at least 1.3 millions of Jews, Poles, Romani, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, and tens of thousands of others.
What can you expect:
- Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel or any other location within Krakow
- Our punctuality
- High standard, air-conditioned buses or comfortable private cars
- Professional, English-speaking drivers and guides
- Individual approach to our clients