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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Tour from Krakow with private car

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    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

    This combined, full-day tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine takes up to 10 hours. The offer includes door-to-door pickup and drop-off in a private Mercedes Benz vehicle with an English-speaking driver. The tour starts with pickup directly from your hotel, usually at 9:00 am. You then proceed to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The one-way drive takes around 70 minutes. A short documentary film, The Liberation of Auschwitz, will be screened in the car on the ride over. Your ticket covers entrance fees to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine, as well as tours in English with a guide in both landmarks.

    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Jana Mikolaja Danilowicza 10, Wieliczka 32-020 Poland

    After approximately a 3.5-hour guided tour in Auschwitz-Birkenau, your driver will take you to Wieliczka Salt Mine. The journey takes up to 1.5 hours. A 1-hour lunch break is arranged before entering the Salt Mine. You can also be provided additionally paid lunch boxes. The standard guided tour in the salt mine takes around 2.5 hours. After the tour, your driver will drop you off at your hotel or anywhere else in Krakow city center around 8pm.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up possible from centrally located hotels or apartment in Krakow only, pick-up hour will be provided by local supplier right after booking via e-mail. For other locations, a convenient pick-up point and pick up hour will be indicated.
    Departure Time
    4/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    10h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 8pm
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan or minubus
    • Wifi access
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
    • Insurance
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • 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
    • Gratuity for driver not included
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • The cost for taking photos in the Wieliczka Salt Mine is 10 PLN / 2,5 Euro - cash only
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our hotel had arranged our trip to Auschwitz and the Salt Mines with Kraków Direct. Our driver Paul was great, charming, friendly and professional. We chose private car travel but Paul escorted us to meet up with groups for tours and clearly explained everything. Mathew...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Mike23027
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We ate very grateful to Krakow Direct and the personnel involved for our trip on Saturday 21st September. Tom was a most wonderful guide and driver. He was courteous, professional, knowledgeable and very facilitative towards us throughout the day. He made the day special and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Petrina c
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Even though it was rather harrowing, I highly recommend this tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and to the Wieliczka Salt Mines. Our private taxi driver and both tour guides were extremely informative and friendly. Comfortable shoes are required as there is a lot of walking involved, on...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank LolliC66
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Although harrowing the day was good and informative. You was with a guide that talked you through the tour and was able to ask questions, a long day but worth it. Good footwear needed, salt mines was good, little time for finding a decent bite...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 831maxinen
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We used KrakowDirect for airport transfer from and to Krakow airport. We also used a driver / private car for transportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau. All trips were in a Mercedes Van - very clean, with wi-fi. All 3 drivers were excellent - safe drivers, very friendly,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank dlejae
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    Maddie C
    9 October 2019|
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    Response from Sandra F | Reviewed this property |
    Hi- There were 8 of us & we went in a mini van, people who were in 2 also joined the tour (brought by car to mini van). Tour was very good, we went to Auschwitz first & had a guided tour of both camps, then we went to... More
    26 January 2019|
    Response from Radders2106 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes you can. There are various companies doing it. Make sure you get an English speaking tour guide though.
    Lottie F
    4 September 2018|
    Response from guanabana2 | Reviewed this property |
    We used Krakow Direct who were brilliant. They actually arranged the tickets for both sites as well but we used them for an airport transfer as well and their rate was very competitive.
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    • Languages Offered: English
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