Warsaw: 2 Day Auschwitz and Wieliczka and Krakow Tour


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Embark on a 2-day journey from Warsaw to Krakow, immersing yourself in the poignant history of Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, marveling at the underground wonders of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow.

Highlights

  • Explore the grounds of Auschwitz, guided by a local expert guide
  • Learn about the history of the Holocaust and WWII
  • Exploration of the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine with an expert guide
  • Discover the historic heart of Old Town of Krakow and Jewish District
  • Soak in the city's rich history while walking through the streets

Description

Day 1: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Arrival in Krakow Your trip begins at 5:30 a.m. from Warsaw Train Station, where we embark on a 2.5-hour train journey to Krakow. Upon your Krakow arrival, a welcoming driver will meet you right at the platform, holding a sign with your name, to escort you to the starting point of your Auschwitz Birkenau tour. Embark on a 1-hour and 30-minute drive to the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum for a profound tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Walk through the historic site of the former Nazi concentration camp, observing the barracks, guard towers, and cremation sites. The tour delves into Auschwitz I, designed primarily for political prisoners, and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, largely focused on the extermination of Jews and Roma. Spend around 2 hours exploring the first camp and about 1 hour at the second. After this emotionally charged visit, return to Krakow, a city pulsating with vitality and charm. The evening is yours to explore at your leisure, a tapestry of possibilities awaiting your discovery. Wander through the labyrinthine streets of the Old Town, where every cobblestone holds a tale of centuries past. Marvel at the architectural splendor of Wawel Castle, perched majestically atop its hill, a symbol of Poland's regal heritage. As dusk descends, indulge in the culinary delights of traditional Polish cuisine at a local restaurant, savoring every mouthful as you reflect on the day's profound experiences. And as the night falls gently over Krakow, you retire to your accommodations, your heart heavy with the weight of history yet buoyed by the promise of tomorrow's adventures. Day 2: Wieliczka Salt Mine Exploration and Return to Warsaw After a heart y breakfast that energizes you for the day ahead, embark on a captivating journey to the remarkable Wieliczka Salt Mine, situated just a short drive from Krakow. As you approach the mine, a sense of anticipation builds, knowing that you're about to uncover the secrets hidden beneath the earth's surface. Led by an expert guide, your exploration of the Wieliczka Salt Mine begins in earnest. As you traverse its winding passageways, you're captivated by the sight of intricate salt sculptures that adorn the walls, crafted by generations of miners with unparalleled skill and dedication. Marvel at the grandeur of the mine's largest chambers, where towering salt pillars reach towards the cavernous ceiling in silent reverence. After visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, return to Krakow for some well-deserved leisure time. Perhaps you'll stroll through the city's charming streets once more, savoring the sights and sounds of this historic metropolis. Or maybe you'll linger in a quaint café, sipping on a cup of steaming coffee as you reflect on the experiences of the past two days. As the time comes to board the train back to Warsaw.

Includes

Train tickets for journey Warsaw - Krakow - Warsaw Pick up from the train platform in Krakow by a local English speaking driver Transportation between Krakow and Auschwitz by car/mini-van/bus Guided Tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau with for up to 3.5 hours Skip the line entrance tickets to Auschwitz & Birkenau Dedicated driver for transfers in Krakow Freetime to explore Krakow's treasures at your own pace. Transportation between Krakow and Wieliczka Salt Mine by car/mini-van/bus Guided Tour of the Mine 2.5 hours Skip the line entrance tickets to Wieliczka Salt Mine

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