Krakow is a vibrant city located in the south of Poland. It is known for its historical landmarks, stunning architecture, and rich cultural heritage. To explore this beautiful city, tourists often buy Krakow passes. These passes provide access to popular tourist attractions. In this article, we will cover in detail about Krakow Pass Review to help you decide if it is going to save money or not.
In this post I will not talk about Top things to do in Krakow because I have already share one detailed post around that.
Running short with time and you want to know whether Krakow Pass is worth your money then then answer is YES. It is going to save you around 21 EUR per person if you take the Krakow Pass compared to standalone ticket.
- The pass includes skip-the-line entry to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the Schindler's Factory Museum, and the Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour. It also offers discounts on entry to other attractions, an audio guide, and much more.
- Saves 21 € Per person
- All the tickets are Skip the Line Tickets
Krakow City Pass
- Get easy access to 37 museums with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day Krakow City Card, and discover the city at your own pace. Choose between the City Card with or without public transportation included.
- Entrance to 37 museums and attractions in Krakow
- Has unlimited public transport option as well with additional cost
- Tickets are not skip-the-line tickets
- Auschwitz-Birkenau not included
- Salt Mine Tour not there
Krakow Pass Summary
The Krakow Pass is a ticket that provides access to some of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The pass includes skip-the-line entry to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the Schindler’s Factory Museum, and the Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour. It also offers discounts on entry to other attractions, an audio guide, and much more.
Features of the Krakow Pass
1. Fast-Track Entry to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is a must-visit attraction in Krakow, but it can get incredibly busy. With the Krakow Pass, you can skip the long queues and enter the museum directly. The pass also includes a guided tour that will take you through Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II, where you’ll learn about the Holocaust and the prisoners’ daily lives.
2. Skip-the-Line Entry to Schindler’s Factory Museum
Schindler’s Factory Museum is another popular tourist attraction in Krakow. With the Krakow Pass, you can bypass the ticket lines and join a guided tour in English. You’ll learn about World War II in Krakow, the ghetto, the resistance movement, and much more.
3. Skip-the-Line Entry to Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the oldest salt mines in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With the Krakow Pass, you can skip the line and join a tour of this underground city. You’ll see the mine’s impressive chambers, chapels, and sculptures, including the famous St. Kinga Chapel.
4. Audio Guide and Discounts
The Krakow Pass also includes an audio guide that you can download in multiple languages. You’ll learn about the city’s history, culture, and attractions as you explore. The pass also provides a 10% discount at all other venues in the city listed on Tiqets. This includes Energylandia, Galicia Jewish Museum, City Sightseeing Eco Vehicle Tours, Wawel Castle, and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. You can use the discount codes up to five times per person.
Krakow Pass Info
If you are wondering what all things are included in the Krakow City pass then here are the things which you need to look out for in your Krakow Pass.
- Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum: Fast Track + Guided Tour
- Schindler’s Factory Museum: Skip The Line + Guided Tour in English
- Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour: Skip The Line
- Krakow audio guide in multiple languages
- 10% discount at all other venues listed on Tiqets, including Energylandia, Galicia Jewish Museum, City Sightseeing Eco Vehicle Tours, Wawel Castle, and the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow Pass Price
Let us just talk about the price of Krakow Pass it cost you around 69 Euro in the starting. But I will dig deeper and talk about whether the 69 Euro cost is worth your money or now.
Check the availability of the Krakow Pass below
Is The Krakow Pass Worth It?
As I already told that the Krakow Pass cost you around 69 Euro. I am going to break down here about the attraction which is going to be covered.
|Attractions||Cost in Euro||Standalone Ticket Link|
|Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum: Fast Track + Guided Tour||29.00||Book Here|
|Schindler’s Factory Museum: Skip The Line + Guided Tour in English||18.79||Book Here|
|Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour: Skip The Line||35.00||Book Here|
|Audio guide||5.50||Book Here|
Eg. Vistula River Night Cruise
|16.07 on discount 14.46 roughly around 1.5 € saving.||Check Here|
|Total + Vistula River Night Cruise||104.36|
So just doing the Top 3 Things in Krakow i.e. Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, Schindler’s Factory Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour would in total cost you around 82.79 Euro add the audio guide of 5.50 and it is total of 88.29 €.
If you plan taking Cruise in Krakow then you can add 16 Euro more which would be in total 104.36 Euro without any passes.
With the Krakow Pass it is going to cost you around 69 + 14.46 which is 83.46 euro roughly around 21 Euro for the same deal not bad if you are exploring with Family isn’t it. Because for a family size of 4 you are going to save around 84 Euro. Enough to get some awesome things to eat for lunch or dinner for one day for complete family.
Does The Krakow Pass Save Time?
Short answer is yes but it going to same like booking the seperate tickets online before you actually step foot into Krakow. I really am not fond of travelling in Europe and exploring places which I want to explore and standing in the queue for hours just to take the tickets and then again another hour in the queue to finally see the attraction.
In the Paris Pass Review I talked about the same thing because when I visited Eiffel Tower I was so happy that I booked the ticket online well before hand which saved me around 1.5 hours from the queue for just the tickets.
Tip! I tend to also book the skip the line ticket because it helps you to directly access the attraction without standing in the normal queue just for couple of bucks.
Since all the tickets which you get under the Krakow City Pass are the fast track or skip the line ticket then it will for sure help you to save the time.
Does The Krakow Pass Save Money?
Well yes for sure as we checked above you are going to save around 21 euro per person if you are plannign to explore Krakow to the fullest.
How Much Time Do You Need In Krakow?
If you’re interested in exploring the city’s historical and cultural attractions, you should plan to spend at least three to four days in Krakow. This will give you enough time to visit the Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarter, and the historic Old Town. You can also take a day trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which is located just outside the city.
If you’re a foodie, you’ll want to spend a few extra days in Krakow to sample the city’s delicious cuisine. Krakow is known for its pierogi, a type of Polish dumpling, and its hearty soups and stews. You can also visit one of the many craft breweries or vodka bars in the city to try some local drinks.
For those who want to see everything Krakow has to offer, a week-long trip would be ideal. This would give you plenty of time to explore the city’s attractions, take day trips to nearby sites like Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum or the Tatra Mountains, and soak up the city’s unique culture and history.
That was all the information around Krakow Pass to help you understand if the Krakow Pass is worth your money or not. For me it was and I was happy to buy that. I leave it upon you to decide what to do further.