3 Night Kraków with Auschwitz-Birkenau
3 Night Kraków with Auschwitz-Birkenau Ref: 3KAB
Private Car Transfer from Kraków Airport to Hotel.
3 nights Metropolitan Boutique Hotel 4* or similar, Kraków
1 x Double/Twin Classic Room
Start Time: 14:00pm
Duration: 3 Hrs
See the beauty of the Old Town with its original Medieval street layout, marvellous architecture, and unique atmosphere that distinguishes Kraków from the rest of Poland. As the former capital of Poland, it has a rich history which is still visible in its architecture today.
Start Time: 08:30am
Duration: 7 Hrs
Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest concentration camp established by the Nazi regime in June 1940 to carry the extermination of 1.1 million European Jews but also 140,000 Poles, 23,000 Gypsies, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war and 25,000 prisoners of other nationalities, mostly Czech, Belarusian, German, French, Russian, Yugoslavian, Ukrainian and many others from the countries of Nazi-occupied Europe. It consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II - Birkenau (the largest centre for the extermination of Jews and the largest Nazi German concentration camp) and Auschwitz III (Monowitz). After WW2 the Polish government restored Auschwitz and turned it into a museum. It was also included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. What makes this an exceptional place is the fact that it was the largest extermination centre, and is the only camp to be preserved to such an extent in its original condition. The museum consists of the grounds containing human ashes, ruins of gas chambers and crematoria, the places where Nazi doctors carried out selection, the roads leading to the gas chambers, the places where Jewish families awaited death and execution sites. The most moving evidence of crimes is almost two tons of victim's hair.
Duration: 4 Hrs
Visitors walk down to the salt mine so this tour is not recommended to the elderly people who have problems with walking or those who are claustrophobic.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is listed on UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage - one of the oldest salt mines in Europe.
Visitors may take a walk of 3 kms through 3 levels in the Salt Mine down to 136 metres below ground level through chambers and passageways excavated in the 17th century. On the way visitors see underground chambers and chapels hewn out in the salt rock, statues of saints sculpted in salt and saline lakes.
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Kraków Airport.