Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

216932


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for mature teenagers above 14 yo.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Polish (fluent), English (fluent)

Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine by minivan


This full day trip will allow you to visit both Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine in one day. In both museums tours are provided only with local English speaking guides and educators (in small organised groups, with headphones and receivers).

Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum is located 80 km from Krakow (circa 1. 15 h drive one way). You will join a local Museum educator to visit Auschwitz I (circa 2 h) - and after 15 minutes break - Auschwitz II Birkenau and Memorial sight (circa 1 h).

Wieliczka Salt Mine is located on the outskirts of Krakow (1. 20 h drive on the way from Auschwitz Museum). Before entering Weliczka Salt Mine it will be possible to arrange a short lunch break. Tour in the Salt Mine takes circa 2 hours (walking down by steps and by an elevator on the way back to the surface).

Please bear in mind, that both tours are walking only. Auschwitz Museum tour is aoutdoor and indoor. Salt Mine is indoor, tourist route is located 64 m - 135 m underground.

Itinerary

This tour itinerary depends on availability of tickets in both museums (due to high tourist season it is recommended to swap the tours and occasionally start with the visit to the Salt Mine). Please bear in mind, that both tours are walking only (indoor and outdoor) and in the Salt Mine you will walk down by circa 400 steps.

We will start with 1. 15 h drive to Auschwitz Museum, where you will join a local English speaking Museum educator and visit Auschwitz I (circa 2 h). After 15 min break you will continue to Auschwitz II Birkenau and Memorial for the second part of the tour (circa 1 h).

Next we will drive back to Krakow - Wieliczka and arrange a short break for late lunch.

Afterwards you will join a local miner guide in the Salt Mine. Tourist route is 2, 5 km long (64-135 m below the ground). You will walk down by steps, and go back to the surface by an elevator. After the tour (circa 2. 5 h) I will drop you off at your hotel in Krakow or close to Krakow city center (Old Town - Main Market Square).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you in your hotel lobby - please place the address and name of your hotel in Krakow.

End location: After the tour I will drop you off at your hotel in Krakow or in Krakow city center (Old Town - Main Market Square).

Duration: 10 hours

Please bear in mind, that the exact starting time from Krakow will be reconfirmed latest 1 day before the tour and it depands on availability of tickets in Auschwitz Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Transportation

We will travel by a minivan for maximum 6 persons (Mercedes Viano VIP class from 2015 or 2016, airconditioned) with a private driver at your disposal for up to 10 hours.

What’s Included

This tour includes:
- full day trip by a private mini van for maximum 6 persons (Mercedes Viano 2015 or 2016, airconditioned) with a private driver (at your disposal up to 10 hours)
- entry fees for English guided tours with local museum guides in Auschwitz Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine
- sound system (headphones and receivers)
- my personal guiding assistance in English for a full day trip (up to 10 hours)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Polish Zloty per person - Estimated local expenses for cold drinks or snacks, all Museum shops accept CC.

What’s Extra

This tour does not include:
- meals and beverages

Restrictions

1. I am not a licensed guide in Auschwitz Museum and Memorial.
2. I am not a licensed guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine.
3. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a rental vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

Barbara was perfect. The trip was handled very professionally. She is very witty and has a solid grasp of history. She respected our space and time yet she answered our questions very thoroughly esp those about the war. Highly recommended. Keep it up!
Jocelyn Ong

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