Full-day Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum tour with Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Full-day Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum tour with Wieliczka Salt Mine

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Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Russian , Polish
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Duration: 11 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Discover the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with skip-the-line tickets
  • Learn more about the Holocaust and its victims with a guide
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Journey 135 meters underground and see the marvelous St Kinga chapel
  • Take advantage of hotel pick up from your accommodation in Katowice
What to expect

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Wieliczka Salt Mine in one day. Explore one of the most terrifying but touching places in the world on a guided tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Then enter the famous salt mines to see the stunning 'underground town' with lakes, passages and the marvelous St Kinga chapel.

Auschwitz-Birkenau (1941 – 1945) was the largest of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim, situated within the range of about 25 kilometers from Katowice. The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I – the administrative center, Auschwitz II (Birkenau) – an extermination camp, and Auschwitz III (Monowitz) – a work camp. In 1990, the figure of people killed in the camp was placed at 1.1 million.

About 90 percent of them were Jews from almost every European country. Most of the dead were killed in gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions, and so-called medical experiments. At the end of the war, the SS made great efforts to destroy what remained of the camp, burn the archives, and murder all the people they referred to as the 'Bearers of Secrets'.

After, journey 135 meters underground to the only salt mine in the world preserved in such pristine condition that it was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list - the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka welcomes over 1 million tourists per year to discover the location where mining has continued since the Middle Ages. Constructed over nine levels, its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as lesser and major shafts) stretch for a total of 300 kilometers. Reaching a depth of 327 meters they illustrate all the stages of the development of the mining technology over time.

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What's included
  • Tour guide
  • Audio device rental when needed for sightseeing
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Driver
Reduced price
  • Children (age 14-15)
Where

Mariacka 11, Katowice, Poland

Meeting point:

Take advantage of hotel pick up. Meet your guide in the lobby of your accommodation indicated during checkout.

Or, choose to meet at the general meeting location outside of the Silesia Trip & Hotels office. Look for the 'LOCAL TOURS EXPERT' Banner next to Kato Bar.

Please be ready or arrive at the meeting location 10 minutes before your tours departure time.

What to remember
  • Booking minimum of at least 2 adults is required at checkout
  • Please note the tour start time and pick up time for this event is flexible and may change according to the ticket times provided by Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • The tour operator will contact you at least 24 hours prior to your tour date with the exact time
  • This tour includes hotel pickup. Please indicate your accommodation name and location during checkout. Or, choose to meet your driver at the general meeting location in Katowice
  • Between your tours you will have free time to eat lunch, this is not included in the price of your tour
  • NOTE: the museum requires the name and surname of every guest for entry, please add this additional information at checkout
  • IMPORTANT: every guest MUST carry an ID or passport matching the name and surname provided at checkout which will also be reflected on your museum entrance ticket
  • A visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau can prove traumatic, therefore it is recommended that visitors are at least 14 years old
  • While in the camps, visitors are required to behave appropriately and respectfully
  • Visitors are generally allowed to take pictures with a few, clearly indicated exceptions
  • The maximum size of carry-ons allowed in the memorial site can not exceed the following dimensions: 30x20x10cm
  • Please note that in the camps there are mostly dirt tracks, which may cause minor difficulties for wheelchair-users
  • Some spaces are not accessible by wider wheelchairs or strollers. For the comfort of visitors with mobility problems, the museum provides substitute wheelchairs of size allowing them to move around the grounds and buildings
  • Babies are charged just for transportation. They will not use audio devices needed for sightseeing
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
Silesia Trip
Booking fee
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Cancellation policy
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