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We went to the 4.30 tour on a Friday which was still busy. This was a group of about 12, differing ages 25-65, fortunately, all around the same level of fitness. Completed the tour in an hour and a half. Then queued around half an hour for life back up. Lifts hold 10 people including lift operators and are very small, so be prepared. Not an issue for me but maybe others if claustrophobic, though the journey back up is quick. Need to wear comfortable shoes, possibly an extra jkt or clothing, temperature in the mine is set at 17-18 degrees. Moving at a constant pace and relatively quickly, meant that I didn’t need extra clothing to keep warm. Initially a lot of steps (wooden) down to the mines. One set of steps (rock salt) to the largest chamber. Rock salt statues very impressive, and the chambers also gave us some respite from the sun as temperatures in Krakow and surrounding areas were in the 30’s in late August 2019.
The 4 stars are for the guided tour, not the camp. The camps are very well maintained, just excellent. What a place, wow. The tour however is too rushed, it’s like the guides are in a rush to finish, running around and no time for visitors to take their time to appreciate the moment. I was feeling emotional in several of the exhibits and I felt tears coming in, but then I realised the guide is already moving on to the next exhibit so it completely ruined my moment being emotional. It’s a shame really. The breaks are too short, 10 minutes to go to the toilet, have a snack, visit the shops... obviously no time at all. Also we didn’t enter the museum.
Our guide Filip was very passionate about Auschwitz and really set the mood for our visit to Auschwitz. He spoke with a lot of emotion and it left everyone on the tour feeling a great sense of sorrow for the people who had been sent there many years ago. We also visited the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam and having visited Auschwitz gave us a better appreciation for what Anne Frank had gone through. The salt mine was a good experience. I would recommend this tour
This is a must see trip, our driver & guide were first class,very informative ,helpful,professional,I’m so glad we booked through this company,they were prompt,at all times they looked after us,explained everything,introduced themselves,made sure we knew & felt everything that this trip deserved,mind blowing,very emotional,will remember Gabriellas(our guide) words forever
our apartments, the driver did apoogised for the circumstances, but we had to walk in the rain to the Raddissun Blu for the pick up point, yours understanderly. Yours Thomas Maher.