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Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow

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Take a 9 to 12-hour combination tour of the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine in one day from Krakow with a 1-hour lunch break in between attractions.

In the option English Group Tour and Italian Group Tour you will visit Auschwitz, Birkenau and the Salt Mine with a live guide.

In the option Wieliczka Salt Mine + Birkenau, you will visit the Salt Mine with a live guide and Birkenau (the second half of Auschwitz) with a booklet.

This tour is most frequently chosen due to the price as well as the possibility of visiting the two most popular destinations in the south of Poland on the same day. The price includes pickup from the hotel or a meeting point, admission tickets to the sites, a live guide where specified, a lunch box (classic or vegan), bottled water and transport back to Krakow.
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  • 1
    Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Camp Birkenau Historical Gate
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • Combined small-group day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Travel between landmarks with ease from Krakow in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Timed entry slots mean skip-the-line admission 
  • Exploring the sites with a guide reveals little-known information 
What to Expect
Following pickup from your Krakow hotel in the morning, you’ll travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, a UNESCO-listed former Nazi concentration camp. Spend some time at Auschwitz I, the former SS administrative center, or at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, where most of the murders took place (depending on option selected). A timed ticket allows you to bypass long lines outside of the complex and start your guided tour immediately. After visiting the former SS administrative center and Holocaust memorial, you’ll have a break to purchase lunch. The next stop is the  Wieliczka Salt Mine, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll descend into the tunnels of one of the world’s oldest salt mines. During your tour, you'll see saline lakes and sculptures carved from salt before returning to the surface via an elevator. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Krakow.
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Departure Point
1: Rynek Główny 30, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
2: Plac Bohaterów Getta 13, 30-527 Kraków, Poland
3: Starowiślna 63, 31-032 Kraków, Poland
4: Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
5: Pawia 2, 31-156 Kraków, Poland
6: Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
7: Well Done Restauracja Amerykańska Kraków Kazimierz, Mostowa 2, 31-061 Kraków, Poland
8: ibis budget Kraków Stare Miasto, Pawia 11, 31-154 Kraków, Poland
9: PURO Kraków Kazimierz, Halicka 14A, 31-036 Kraków, Poland
10: Hotel Galaxy, Gęsia 22A, 31-535 Kraków, Poland
11: Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town, Świętego Filipa 18, 31-150 Kraków, Poland
12: DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center, Dąbska 5, 31-572 Kraków, Poland
13: Novotel Kraków City West, Armii Krajowej 11, 30-150 Kraków, Poland
14: Petrus, Jana Pietrusińskiego 12, 30-321 Kraków, Poland
15: Camping Smok, Kamedulska 18, 30-252 Kraków, Poland
16: Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland
17: Sheraton Grand Krakow, 7 Powisle Street, 31-101 Kraków, Poland
18: Ostoya Palace Hotel, Józefa Piłsudskiego 24, 31-109 Kraków, Poland
19: Apartamenty Galeria, Długa 55, 31-147 Kraków, Poland
20: ApartHotel Astor, Krowoderska 70, 31-158 Kraków, Poland
21: City Lights Apartments, Lubicz 17a/59, 31-503 Kraków, Poland
22: PURO Hotel Kraków Stare Miasto, Ogrodowa 10, 31-155 Kraków, Poland
23: Vienna House Easy Cracow, Przy Rondzie 2, 31-547 Kraków, Poland
24: Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport, Kapitana Mieczysława Medweckiego 3, 32-083 Balice, Poland
25: Best Western Hotel Galicya, Rzemieślnicza 4, 30-403 Kraków, Poland
26: Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa, Flisacka 3, 30-114 Kraków, Poland
27: Park Inn by Radisson Krakow, Monte Cassino 2, 30-337 Kraków, Poland
28: Sympozjum Hotel, Kobierzyńska 47, 30-363 Kraków, Poland
29: Hotel Alexander, Garbarska 18, 31-131 Kraków, Poland
30: Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland

Traveler pickup is offered
In the Group Tour Option, pickup is offered from 25 hotels and 8 comfortable meeting points. Customers may select a hotel from the list or enter their accommodation address manually. If the requested hotel is not on the list, our staff will send a message with instructions to the nearest meeting point or another hotel from where the departure is possible. We kindly ask all guests to be at the Meeting Point or in front of the selected hotel 10 minutes before departure. The driver will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the specified departure time. Customers will receive a message with the exact meeting and departure time until 7 pm on the day before the activity.

Upon return, it is possible to stop at one of 6 central drop-off points, in the main districts of Krakow.

In the Door to Door by Private Car Option, door to door service is offered for any address/accommodation in the city of Krakow with limitations in traffic/pedestrian areas. If customers book this tour option, from an address inside one of these areas the service will be limited. The driver will park on the nearest available street, walk to the doorstep to meet the guests and accompany them to the car.

Customers will receive a message with the exact departure time until 7 pm on the day before the activity. We kindly ask that guest wait outside, in front of the entrance 5 minutes before departure. The driver will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the specified departure time.

At the end of the trip, customers may return to the same location or any place they choose in Krakow. If the desired return location is in a limited traffic area the driver will take them as close as possible. On request, the driver can accompany guests on foot.
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Italian Group Tour
3/7/2019 - 10/31/2019Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Door to door by Private Car
6/1/2019 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 09:00 AM

English Group Tour
1/21/2019 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Return Details
1: Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
2: Wielopole, Kraków, Poland
3: Pawia, Kraków, Poland
  • Door to door service with limitations in the option Door to Door by Private Car
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel Pick-up (selected hotels) & 8 Meeting Points in Group Tour Option
  • 3 Drop-off Points to choose from in central Krakow
  • Professional guide, museum employee in English Group Tour and Italian Group Tour
  • Bottled water - Each tour option includes a choice of drinks. Guests can note their choice in the special requirements field. If not they will receive still water by default Bottled water (returnable bottle).
  • WiFi on board
  • Ticket to the Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • The option Wieliczka Salt Mine + Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau camps
  • Lunch Box per person (classic or vegan)
  • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Hotel drop-off not included
  • 10 PLN permit for taking photographs in the Salt Mine
  • In-person guide at Birkenau not included in the option: Wieliczka Salt Mine + Birkenau
  • Ticket to the Salt Mine (is reserved but not included - 89 PLN per adult / 69 PLN per student)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The temperature in the Salt Mine varies between 14-16 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Bags and backpacks larger than 30x20x10cm are not allowed on the museum grounds. You may store luggage in the vehicles free of charge.
  • A considerable amount of walking is involved
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Please, provide exact name and surname from your passports/documents (we need this to reserve your tickets in the museum)
  • Not recommended for travelers suffering from claustrophobia.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau is not recommended for children under 14 years of age
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I called the office the day before the trip to get meeting point and time, this was sent by text with a map link which made it a stressfree collection. We were collected by lukasz who took us to Auschwitcz first. Lukasz did inform us on the day ahead but I did find he played
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The trip was well organised and we were accommodated when we asked to change pick up points. Our tour guides at both locations were very well informed, and the sites are definitely worth seeing. We didn’t have to queue for either. Our driver, Martin, was very friendly and great
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Auschwitz and the salt mines are a must see if you are coming to Krakow. This tour is a very convenient and enjoyable way to experience them. It was extremely well organised and we were completely taken care of. Martin, our driver, was so friendly and really tried to give us an
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A very well organised tour. Our guides in both Auschwitz and the Salt Mines were excellent. A special mention definitely has to go to our driver Martin! He took great care of us throughout, his smooth driving provided excellent napping conditions after an early start to the day
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Very well organized trip, we were completely taken care of the whole day and didn’t have to worry about anything except enjoying the experience. The tour guides in all the locations were very interesting and knowledgeable. Our driver Martin was also excellent, the bus was
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By: Cracow Local Tours
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Bit crap
Been to the mines before, this was an afternoon visit. It was way shorter, missed a lot of areas and the guide
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Worthwhile experience
Our driver who took us to Wieliczka was excellent, on time and professional. The Salt Mines are amazing but be
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fife scotland
Amazing! Heartbroken
We booked with Cracow local tours, who are amazing! Always keeping in touch, with when and where they would met us
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fife scotland
Amazing! Value for your money!
Cracow local tours were brilliant, always emailing information to us, picked us up at correct time and location.
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Everybody should do this
The tour was so informative and the tour guide knowledgeable about both concentration camps. I do think this is
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Harrowing but a must
We took this trip the first week in January . We were lucky with the weather it was sunny and above freezing but
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Crawley, United Kingdom
Thought provoking
The whole trip was very well arranged to the collection from the end of our road to the english speaking guide who
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Tour guide was amazing
There was the luxury of being picked up from local destinations that were easily accessible however our pick-up
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Very good tour
The tour was really nice. Starting from the pick-up to the drop-off I was very satisfied. The different
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Kolding, Denmark
A heavy yet important place to visit
The tour takes you through one of the most difficult times of the world and fills you with emotion and a heavy
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Preston, United Kingdom
Amazing trip
I called the office the day before the trip to get meeting point and time, this was sent by text with a map link
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A really great tour!!!
The trip was well organised and we were accommodated when we asked to change pick up points. Our tour guides at
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Unforgettable Experience
Auschwitz and the salt mines are a must see if you are coming to Krakow. This tour is a very convenient and
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Auschwitz & Salt Mines Tour
A very well organised tour. Our guides in both Auschwitz and the Salt Mines were excellent. A special mention
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Salt mines and Auschwitz tour
Very well organized trip, we were completely taken care of the whole day and didn’t have to worry about anything
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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