The city of Krakow attracts millions of tourists from Poland and abroad. There is also a lot to see in the surrounding area, the most beautiful city in Poland. That is why many visitors of Krakow make tours by bus to the surrounding area. The majority of bus tours from Krakow go to Auschwitz concentration camp and Wieliczka salt mine. However, there are other destinations as well. One should book the tours online in advance. Below we have included some links to the appropriate German booking websites.
Day tours by bus to Auschwitz
If you make a trip to the south of Poland, you should visit Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp (see our article about the concentration camp). One of the most terrible places in the history of mankind. More than a million people, mostly Jews, were murdered here.
There are different bus tours from Krakow to Auschwitz every day. Very popular, you should definitely book a few days in advance on the Internet on the website Getyourguide (click here). Auschwitz is a good hour by bus from Krakow. There are bus tours to Auschwitz with guided tour and without, with lunch and without, with hotel pickup and without, etc.. >>> Overview bus tours to Auschwitz
Day tours by bus from Krakow to Wieliczka Salt Mine
The famous salt mine is only about 15 km from the center of Krakow, heading south. Besides Auschwitz, visiting the salt mine is the other major destination of bus tours for tourists inKrakow (our article about the salt mine).
You go as a visitor 65 meters is the former salt mine Wieliczka. There is much to see such as an underground church, sculptures and much more. There are different tours, also with guided tour through the mine and pick up at the hotel. >>> Overview bus tours to Wieliczka
Combined tours Auschwitz and Wieliczka Mine
Bus tour from Krakow to the amusement park Energylandia
A great destination is also the amusement park Energylandia (German also spelled Energielandia) about 30 km west of Krakow. The largest amusement park in Poland with great roller coasters, slides, Ferris wheel and much more. Energylandia is currently one of the top 10 amusement parks in Europe >>> More info and booking bus tour and entrance ticket Energylandia
Bus trip from Krakow to the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane
The Tatras are a small high mountain range in the south of Poland. Parts of the Tatras are in Slovakia. Zakopane is the big tourist resort in the Polish Tatras. The town is famous for ski jumping, skiing and hiking. Everyone in Poland knows the famous place in the mountains. >>> More info and booking bus tour from Krakow to Zakopane.