Auschwitz&Wieliczka Combined Tour
Visit the legendary salt mine of Wieliczka near Krakow and the German Nazi Concentration in a combined tour!
The most famous salt mine in Poland is located away from the city centre by a mere 25-30 minute drive.
The town's rock salt deposits have been excavated since the thirteenth century. Tourist routes for the mine visitors were opened in the nineteenth century. What is worth noting, in the twentieth century, namely in 1978, Wieliczka salt mines were entered on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List.
Along the route, one can admire, inter alia, beautiful chambers carved in salt, amazing underground lakes, majestic joinery structures and unique salt sculptures. The mine features nearly three kilometres of winding corridors, 800 wooden stairs and a descent to a depth of 135 meters below ground.
Our second destination will be The German Nazi Concentration in Auschwitz.
Fences, barbed wires, watchtowers, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and crematoria all testify about the conditions under which the Nazi genocide took place in the former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest one in the Third Reich. Historical research has shown that in this camp, constituting a symbol of cruelty towards humanity in the twentieth century, ca. 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, systematically starved, were tortured and killed.
Every year, countless visitors pass through the camp main gate bearing the inscription "Arbeit Macht Frei" or "Labour makes you free".
At Auschwitz I, the Nazis created their first camp for men and women, where the first lethal experiments using Zyklon B took place. This is where the first transports of Jews were murdered collectively; here, the first criminal experiments were conducted on prisoners, most executions by a firing squad were carried out. This is where the central detention camp in Block 11 for prisoners from all parts of the camp complex was located, as well as the main headquarters of the camp and the majority of SS offices.
Duration approximately 7 hours.
You can expect
- professional English-speaking drivers,
- roundtrip transfer,
- Tour guide and entrance fees are not included but our driver will help you with the arrangements.
- pick up from your hotel or from your place of choice,
- clean, comfortable, air-conditioned car,
- drop off at your hotel or any place near city center.