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Car Service for a day trip to Krakow

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Car Service for a day trip to Krakow

First time visiting Poland and extended my trip by one day to see Krakow on a Saturday. best option seems to be to catch the early flight to Krakow from Warsaw arriving at 8 a.m Two questions:

1)Any recommendations for a car service to take us to Auschwitz, salt mines and back

2) Planning to take the train back as there are no evening flights to Krakow the train most convenient is at 19:06 reaching Warsaw 22:25. so you see any issues with this plan?

Thanks,

Shashi

Edited: 07 May 2013, 00:12
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1. Re: Car Service for a day trip to Krakow

Just that if you're going to be going to Auschwitz and the salt mines, you'll have barely any time in Krakow itself.

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2. Re: Car Service for a day trip to Krakow

Thanks. I know one day is too less

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3. Re: Car Service for a day trip to Krakow

I don't think you can actually do both, and do them justice, in the time allowed.

Even if your plane is on time, it could take up to an hour to get through security.

From Krakow centre, the journey to and tour of Auschwitz takes about 6 hours.

At the Salt Mine , you have to descend 378 steps, and wait for the start of a tour in the language you prefer. Then the tour itself s 2.5 - 3 hours. After that, if it's busy, it can take 30 minutes or more queuing for the lift to the surface.

So that's about 10 hours , plus the trip to the station.

I'd suggest staying in Krakow for at least one night, then you can do the trips on different days. And see a bit of Krakow.

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4. Re: Car Service for a day trip to Krakow

Wow! Yes, That is a long time. Maybe based on your suggestions we do the tour of Auschwitz and then come back and see the Krakow city a bit and then catch the train. Any suggestions on a car service?

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6. Re: Car Service for a day trip to Krakow

These are reviews of the various companies offering airport transfers and tours. Most of the reviews have links to their websites.

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g274772-Activi…

If you want individual transport from the airport to Auschwitz, then return to a hotel, I'm sure some will give you quotes.

Otherwise, it might be better to consider a transfer into Krakow to your hotel, then book two tours, one for that afternoon, the other for the following morning. Or both tours on the second day - you'd probably have an 8am start, making the timing more feasible.

That at least gives you a little time to explore the beautiful city of Krakow.

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