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Auschwitz Birkenau Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine guided tour in 2 days

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    Day 1: Auschwitz Museum

    Stop At: Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20 Entrance to the Museum is located at Stanisławy Leszczyńskiej Str. no. 11, Oswiecim 32-603 Poland
    Visit the former Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau on this 7-hour trip from Krakow. By June 1940, Jews and over 700 political criminals had been sent to Auschwitz and the atrocities had begun.

    Birkenau was built by Auschwitz prisoners and by October 1941 was used as an extermination camp. Between 1 and 1.5 million were killed, and approximately 90 percent of those killed were Jews.

    Before Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in January 1945, the SS attempted to blow up the camp and destroy the documentation. They were only partially successful, and the Polish government decided to restore the site as a memorial to the victims.
    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Wieliczka Salt Mine

    Stop At: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Jana Mikolaja Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020 Poland
    Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of Poland’s top attractions that's on UNESCO's World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. The half-day skip-the-line tour departs from Krakow.

    Learn about the salt mine that is the best-preserved site of its type in the world. Opened in the 13th century, it has been in continuous operation since that time.

    Explore some of the 300 kilometers of hallways extending over 9 levels and reaching depths of 327 meters. See the chambers and chapels in the mine's underground city, including the famous St. Kinga Chapel, visited each year by more than a million tourists from all over the world.
    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow, Straszewskiego 17, 31-101 Kraków, Poland

    Traveler pickup is offered
    The exact pick up time will be provided by email by the local supplier within 24 hours of your booking. Make sure to check your inbox and/or junk/spam box for the exact pick up time from your hotel.
    Departure Time
    Sightseeing with meeting point
    4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    4/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Sightseeing with hotel pick up
    4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    4/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off - if option with hotel pick up selected
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or minibus
    • Wifi access
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Insurance
    • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
    • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Food and drinks
    • Extra fee in Wieliczka for taking photos
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • As it is mandatory in Auschwitz Birkenau museum to confirm your personal details, you are required to take with you passport or ID to be presented at the entrance to museum. Please do not forget it, otherwise you may be not allowed to enter museum.
    • While in Auschwitz-Birkenau, visitors are required to behave appropriately and respectfully
    • Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 59ºF (15ºC). Also, it should be taken into account that narrow paths may seem claustrophobic, and once underground there is no possibility to shorten your visit and turn back. At the entrance, visitors descent 400 steps down and the whole tourist route features over 800 stairs
    • In Auschwitz-Birkenau visitors are generally allowed to take pictures with a few, clearly indicated exceptions. Taking photos and filming in Wieliczka Salt Mine is possible only after purchasing additional pass (10 PLN / 2,5 Euro - cash only)
    • The maximum size of your carry-on can not exceed the following dimensions: 11.8 x 7.8 x 3.9 inches (30 x 20 x 10 cm). You can leave your larger luggage in the car
    • Please note that in the camps there are mostly dirt tracks, which may cause minor difficulties for wheelchair-users
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • There are no restrictions regarding the age of children in Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum, but they should be either capable of walking unassisted or carried in baby slings or baby carriers. Baby pushchairs are not allowed underground (salt mine)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 39 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Brilliant day, very interesting, Michael was an incredible guide tour, knew let’s of history about the trip and the city itself and went the extra mile to make our day out great!
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    Started the day at Auschwitz and then the Birkneau camp (limited food options until 15.00, so bring some snacks and eat breakfast). This part of the tour is solemn but very informative and important. The guide was very knowledgeable! Lunch by the salt mines, and a tour in the
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    Travelled to Kraków on a Fri-Sun city break. Weren’t sure on the optimum way to spend our 2 full days. We booked with direct tours to fit in Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Salt Mines in one day. We were picked up by Micheal who helpfully explained what our day would entail. The
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    From the moment we contacted the team the communication was excellent and after answering all of our questions we booked. Everything went as planned and taxis and tours happened just as they were supposed to. Both of our tours we’re expertly conducted. We had a private minibus
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    Both places are worth visiting! I made two different trips. My first journey to Krakow was Auschwitz Birkenau included. The second time I wanted to see Poland more beautiful. I visited the Wieliczka Salt Mine which is really great. I also went to Tatra mountain in Zakopane.
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    About the operator
    By: Krakow Direct Private Tours
    Bridgend, United Kingdom
    Excellent Company
    Would definitely book with this company again. Very professional, reliable and friendly drivers. Excellent tours,
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    Lynne H
    Holmfirth, United Kingdom
    Excellent service
    Just arrived back from a tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau, this company were amazing. Exactly on time. Our driver
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    Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
    Day trip to Auschwitz & Salt mines
    Can't believe how much we seen in one day. Our driver Michael was very knowledgeable and the whole trip was very
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    Great Day
    Brilliant day, very interesting, Michael was an incredible guide tour, knew let’s of history about the trip and
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    Scott J
    An excellent tour of Auschwitz
    Wojtek arrived in good time to pick my friend and I up for our guided tour round Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was very
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    United Kingdom
    Kraków direct Auschwitz
    Very good tour would recommend to anyone who would be interested in visiting. Pick up was outside our
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    Bergen, Norway
    A lot of impressions in one day!
    Started the day at Auschwitz and then the Birkneau camp (limited food options until 15.00, so bring some snacks
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    Craig B
    Very interesting
    Thoroughly interesting and emotional tour. Michael the tour host was very knowledgeable & went the extra to make
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    Di B
    Not quite what we expected
    We were collected bang on time from our hotel in a modern mini bus and then did the rounds to collect others on
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    London, United Kingdom
    Auschwitz tour
    Booked two tours with Kraków direct and on both occasions we were picked up and dropped off from our accommodation
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