Katowice: Tour to Auschwitz & Wieliczka

Take a full day tour from Katowice to two most popular tourist destinations in southern Poland that do not need to be advertised. Our English speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel in Katowice and take you first to Auschwitz and Birkenau Museum where you will have an opportunity to discover one of the darkest periods in the history of mankind. Laterwards, we will take you to one of the oldest salt mines in the world – Wieliczka which was listed on UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1978.

We offer private full day tours from Katowice to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine on request.

Tour Itinerary:

  1. pick up from your hotel in Katowice at chosen time
  2. private transfer from Katowice to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camp (approx 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes) with private car/van and our English speaking driver
  3. sightseeing with local group tour in chosen language up to 3,5 hours; during the tour you will see:

in Auschwitz I (Main Camp):

  • commemorating signs – explaining the most important places, objects, and events during 1941-1944; „Arbeit Macht Frei” – the memorable sign above the entrance gate
  • documentary maps and photographs – presenting how the deported prisoners looked like
  • the Death Block (Block 11) – mainly the camp jail; prisoners were tortured to death
  • the Death Wall – place where thousands of people were shot; especially Polish political prisoners and members of underground organizations
  • Crematorium I and the first gas chamber – the crematorium at first was a prewar bunker, later changed into a gas chamber for mass killing operations
  • Block 4 – here you can see the hair cut off of the murdered people in the gas chambers and an urn with ashes of the victims; there are also fragments of the installations of crematoria and gas chambers
  • Block 5 – it locates a display case with dentures of the victims
  • Block 6 – inside are photos of prisoners registered in Auschwitz
  • Block 7 – here visitors can see how the original toilets and washrooms looked like in the camp
  • in Auschwitz II (Birkenau):
  • remains of gas chambers – prisoners were murdered by the gas Zyklon B here
  • remains of crematories – corpses were brought here and burnt
  • central camp bath – a large bathhouse where convicts were sent for showers and disinfection
  • barracks – basic rooms without access to any sanitary-hygienic conditions where the prisoners slept
  • the well-known railway entrance and unloading platform – at this point the deported Jews, Roma and prisoners of different European nationalities arrived for work and extermination
  • the International Monument to the Victims of the Camp – it commemorates the 1.1 million people who died in Auschwitz

4. free time for lunch either by the Museum after sightseeing or after arrival in Wieliczka Salt Mine
5. private transfer from Auschwitz & Birkenau to Wieliczka Salt Mine (approx. 1,5 hour)
6. entrance to the Wieliczka Salt Mine
7. underground guided group sightseeing tour with local guide in chosen language which lasts up to 2,5 hours (standard tourist path option); here you will see:

  • the famous Chapel of St Kinga with stunning salt reliefs carved by the miners in the walls and huge crystal chandeliers
  • beautiful chambers with the traces of former exploitation of the salt
  • salt lakes,
  • collection of wooden mining machines and equipment,
  • underground buildings

8. private transfer back from Wieliczka to your hotel in Katowice after sightseeing (approx. 1 hour and 15 min)
9. drop off at your hotel in Katowice

Whole tour lasts approximately 12 hours

Prices:

  • 980 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 630 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 510 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 450 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 420 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 400 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • 380 PLN per person (7 persons)
  • Contact us (8 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • hotel pick up and drop off after the tour
  • private transportation by high quality air-conditioned car/minivan for the whole tour
  • English speaking driver’s assistance for the whole day
  • skip the line entrance tickets to Auschwitz and Birkenau camps
  • guided sightseeing tour inside the camps in chosen language up to 3,5 hours
  • entrance tickets to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • guided group tour inside the mine in chosen language up to 2,5 hours
  • free time for lunch during the day

*Local group tours with live guide in Auschwitz & Birkenau and Wieliczka are available in following languages:
English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Russian

*Local group tours with live guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine are available in following languages:
English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Russian

*some languages may be subject to availability

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