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

4.7 / 5

65 reviews

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

From US$ 62.29 per person

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and travel 135 meters underground at the Wieliczka Salt Mine, on a combined guided tour experience departing from Krakow.

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Duration options: 11 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Be prepared to go through a security check in order to enter Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • There are 800 steps on the way down the mine and the return to the surface will be by lift
Highlights
  • Follow a guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
  • View the original buildings and the haunting personal artifacts left behind
  • Marvel at the Wieliczka Salt Mine on a guided tour 135 m below ground
  • See underground caves, lakes, chambers, chapels, and salt sculptures
  • Benefit from convenient transfer services between the two sites
Full description
Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Benefit from roundtrip transfer services on this unique combined tour experience from Krakow. Arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt mine. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level to meet your driver. Sit back and relax as you make the journey back to Krakow.
Includes
  • Access to Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Access to Auschwitz II-Birkenau
  • Access to Auschwitz I
  • Access to Auschwitz Main Entrance Gate
  • Access to Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Bus / coach, van
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • Wheelchair users

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    4.7 /5

    based on 65 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5

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    We were picked up last and then our guide went into the hotel for a while. That's why it seemed like we were too late. In Auschwitz we had a great guide. Unfortunately we had to wait a very long time at the salt mines before the tour started. Something had clearly gone wrong with the guide's appointment. But despite that, this excursion is very worthwhile. Auschwitz very impressive and emotional and the salt mines wonderful to see what they have accomplished underground.

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    July 31, 2022

    I loved the experience! The view of the concentration camps was very impressive, emotionally intense but it was worth it. The drivers were friendly and gave some suggestions for places to visit. The Salt Mines were a great surprise! The guide was very friendly and had a good sense of humour. It was gratifying!

    January 19, 2022

    Our guides were amazing, factual and respectful. If you are visiting in the winter months remember to wear warm clothes as we had to wait in the queue outside Auschwitz for about an hour. It was a long day but very worth it and the tour allowed for many refreshment breaks throughout the day. Great tour, would recommend.

    November 29, 2021

    Product ID: 397470

    VA ID: 397470