We booked a number of tours with Discover Cracow Tours, either picking us up from our hotel or someone meet us at the hotel and walked us to the tour bus (not very far away). Our first tour was Auschwitz-Birkenau, an early start, whilst on the tour bus a film about the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The tour guide at Auschwitz-Birkenau was an amazing man, his knowledge was excellent, he answered questions and was very dignified in relaying harrowing details of what happened, he said go home and tell everyone about this place so those who died here are not forgotten.
Before leaving for Kracow we had already decided not to do both tours on the same day as there was lots of walking in 27 degree heat, thank goodness the tour buses were airconditioned.
Early the next morning, we were met at the hotel and walked to the tour bus, then headed for the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Wow, lots of steps, 380 from the surface down, in all we went down 800 steps, thank goodness for the 'fast' lift back up to the surface. Again the tour guide was fabulous, his knowledge was excellent and waking through the mines from one area to another has to be experienced. I can still taste the salt!
A big thank you to all the staff, drivers and tour guides at Discover Carcow Tours.