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  1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine: Day Tour & Lunch

Product ID: 57860
Visit the historically important site of Auschwitz-Birkenau and learn about WWII concentration camps in Poland. Later tour the underground Salt Mine in Wieliczka, one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Enjoy a packed lunch of Polish products.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

You'll be picked up outside your hotel.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience 2 of Krakow's most important historic sites in one day
  • Take a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
  • Head underground at the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine
Itinerary
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours

  • Auschwitz I

  • Free time

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau

  • 1.5 hours

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • 45 minutes

  • Krakow

7.5 hours

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
You’ll get an early start on this 11-hour combination tour that begins with a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and continues later with the opportunity to explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

First you’ll stop at Auschwitz I, where you will join a 2.5-hour English tour, provided by the museum’s guide. After that, the tour continues at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which is about 2 kilometers away. You’ll spend about an hour with the same guide and explore the site while hearing about its history.

During the second half of your full-day program, you’ll travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. It has been producing table salt for over 700 years!

Enjoy a delicious packed lunch set (at 14:30) with the best Polish products.

The English-speaking tour of the Mine will begin at 16:00 or 17:00 (depending on road conditions). Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt.

You should arrive back at your hotel not later than at 19:30.
Includes
  • Door-to-door transportation (free hotel pick-up)
  • Documentary film
  • English-speaking guide in Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • English-speaking guide in the Salt Mine
  • All admission fees and tickets
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Photo permission inside the Salt Mine (10zł can be paid on the spot)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
• Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
• Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
• Please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks that can be carried on the Museum grounds is 30x20x10 centimeters. You can always leave your belongings inside the bus, which will be parked nearby
• The Salt Mine tour begins at around 16:00. Your English-speaking guide will take you on a tour of 2-2.5 hours, to 140 meters underground on a journey of over 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes
• To reach the first level of the mine (64 meters underground), you have to descend a wooden stairway of 378 stairs. After the tour, you will be taken up to the surface by a lift
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 780 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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3 of us went on this trip when visiting Krakow for 3 days. Me, my mum and my friend. All different ages and we all enjoyed it equally! David our bus driver and tour guide was great! He was efficient, friendly and everything was organised and timed perfectly. We arrived at Auschwitz around 9:30, we had a fantastic tour guide who knew all there was to know, very passionate and informative, she also joined us to the other camp. We finished these tours around 1 when we had a lunch, packed lunch style but very tasty and there was something for everyone and then we went to the salt mines which was a lovely end to the day. Again we had a tour guide who was very informative. The day was fantastically put together and well ran by David! We couldn’t recommend this trip more. :)

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January 17, 2020

There is already lunch and an hour's drive between the concentration camp and the salt mine. However, there is still an hour's rest after the salt mine. The interval is a little long. The tour guides of the concentration camps and salt mines have explained in detail, but the audio equipment of salt mines is not very good, and the signals are often unstable.

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January 5, 2020

The whole day was a roller coaster of emotions. Visiting both the camps was very surreal , but then visiting the Salt Mines was just uplifting..stunningly beautiful.

March 9, 2020

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Product ID: 57860