Day trip

From Krakow: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours
Day trip

From Krakow: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

From US$ 76.50 per person

Embark on a full-day trip from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Experience one of the darkest chapters in history at the camp before witnessing the craftsmanship of the mine.

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Duration 11 hours
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Pickup optional
Pickup is possible from your hotel or apartment if it is located in Krakow.


  • Learn 2 lessons from history at Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Take a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps
  • Reflect on the history of WWII and the Holocaust as you walk the camp grounds
  • Go to subterranean levels and explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Learn about the history of salt mining amongst impressive salt structures
Full description

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this full-day trip from Krakow. Take a sobering tour of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps before having a unique walk through the underground world of Wieliczka.

Enter Auschwitz-Birkenau and take an informative tour with a licensed guide. As you go through the grounds hear about the operational factors of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp. Learn from history as you trace one of the 20th century's darkest chapters.

Descend into the Wieliczka Salt Mine and be impressed by the art and different salt constructions made in the depths of the earth. Walk through the mine's floors, walls, and corridors and gain insight into the history of mining.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option is selected)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance ticket to Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau)
  • Entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Lunchbox: with ham, with cheese or with hummus (if option is selected)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Food and drinks in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • In exceptional cases, due to the regulations of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and for mutual safety in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the local partner reserves the right to change the pickup time
    • The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine is about 14 - 16°C. It is recommended to bring warm clothing even in the summer
    • There are 800 steps into the salt mine, including 380 right at the start. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
    • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
    • The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the museum cannot exceed the dimensions of 30x20x10 centimeters. You will be asked to leave your bigger belongings in a car or in luggage storage
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 214 reviews

    Review summary

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    Most remarkable Tour and so heart wrenching facts given by a very Good Guide by name Greg. He made our day full of reality behind this concentration Camp. I really did feel that this Tour is a must see for everyone who are thriving to learn the History. Looking at the location and photos, one would really get shocked to understand how gruesome the treatments were by the Nazis. the second part of tour, The Salt mine was amazing. One of Kind of experience everyone should experience.

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    November 20, 2022

    Firstly, I want to appreciate the Krakow visits organiser for organising this trip very well. Secondly I'm glad they assigned a best team leader to us, she's a very nice person. She guided us through whole trip, she made sure the whole trip is being accordingly. Best thing was she has lot of recommendation of food, places etc. She came with in the book store and recommended best according to the language. Thanks again for making the trip as much easier as possible!

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    October 16, 2022

    I personally thought the salt mine was quite underwhelming from an aesthetic POV, however the history and the facts on it are incredible. Auschwitz was something else… it was quite an emotional place to be, but a very important part of history that needs to be remembered. But whatever you do, DO NOT buy the food there! It’s completely overpriced and passable at best. I made the mistake of not purchasing food before hand, therefore fell hungry which lead to be buying their horrible quality food. It’s the most expensive I’ve seen food like that for those prices in Poland. As for the tour itself, I would’ve preferred more communication/confirmation when we were getting picked up, as on the morning of the tour, I wasn’t too sure if the bus was coming or not due the guide not replying to my emails. However, overall, a very good experience for your money!

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    June 4, 2022

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