Visit two of the most recognizable sights in Poland in the space of 2 days: Auschwitz Memorial Site and the Wieliczka Salt Mines in this package deal.
- Visit the former Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the Wieliczka Salt Mines
- Learn more about the history of Poland from the 13th century to the present day
- English speaking guide
6.5 and 4 hr guided tours with professional guides, pick up from your hotel, transport, entrance tickets
Warm clothing for visiting the salt mine (temperature around 14°c), comfortable shoes for walking
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Please contact the provider to arrange pick up from your hotel. You will receive their contact details after booking.
plac Szczepański 8, Kraków, Polska
Offered byCity Tour Polska
In this offer, you will be able to participate in 2 popular Polish tours in the space of 2 days. Here is what is included:
Auschwitz has become a symbol of the Holocaust where millions of people from different ethnic backgrounds and political opponents of the Nazi regime perished under cruel and inhumane circumstances. The site has been converted into a memorial museum so that even 70 years later, we would remember the victims and help strive to create a better world.
After you have been picked up from your hotel in Krakow, you will head west to the site of the former concentration camp where you will be introduced to the origins of the camp. You will learn what everyday life was like for prisoners and how the camp evolved over time where conditions deteriorated further.
Many of the original buildings and structures of the site have been preserved including the watchtowers, railway ramps, fences and roads. There are around 150 buildings and many house exhibits and collections related to the concentration camp.
WIELICZKA SALT MINES
The Wieliczka Salt Mines have been in operation since the 13th century and is one of the oldest salt mines in the world. This site has impressed many famous tourists including Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Freyderyk Chopin, Karol Wojtyła (who became Pope John Paul II) and the former US President Bill Clinton.
After you have been picked up from your hotel in Krakow, the tour will travel to the town of Wieliczka which is in close proximity to the city. Here you will visit the Salt Mines which gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 1978.
The underground route leads through many galleries and chambers where you will realize the legacy of the salt mining industry and the culture that developed. There are many examples of sacred art including a statue of Pope John Paul II and a carving that replicates Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting "The Last Supper".
This is also a museum which has a collection of mining equipment reflecting the evolution of the industry since the Middle Ages. You will also see underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. It is also thought the climate inside the mine is beneficial for people with allergies and asthma.