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

From Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tour with Lunch Option

Product ID: 132213
Visit the memorial site at Auschwitz before exploring the fascinating Wieliczka Salt Mine with your English-speaking tour guide.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

At your accommodation in Krakow. The Old Town is a restricted traffic zone so if your accommodation is in this area, the local partner will contact you to confirm the nearest possible pickup location.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau to learn about the atrocities that were committed by the Nazis
  • Explore Poland's most famous salt mine
  • Discover 2 of Poland's most important sights in one day with an English-speaking guide
Full description
The first part of your tour takes you to Auschwitz. Here, learn about the horrors of World War II and the German occupation of Poland. During this tour, see the former concentration camp with its barracks, gas chambers and chimneys. See the exhibitions and photos throughout the camp that show what the prisoners had to go through.

Take a break to eat your packed lunch before heading to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Climb down 800 steps to admire the beautiful interiors of the mine. Explore chambers and admire lakes, galleries, a chapel and a ballroom. Take a deep breath and enjoy your time in this unusual place.
Includes
  • Pickup from accommodation in Krakow
  • Drop-off in Krakow city center
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees and tickets
  • English-speaking guide at the museum and mine
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Packed lunch of 2 sandwiches, croissant, a pack of biscuits, water, and 1-2 pieces of fruit (if option selected)
  • Headset to hear the live guide better (only in first camp)
What’s Not Included
  • Photo permission fee in the mine, for 10 zł
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Sleeveless shirts
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
• The departure time may change and be at anytime between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
• The local partner will contact you by email or phone on the day before your tour to confirm your pickup time and details
• The Old Town is a restricted traffic zone so if your accommodation is in this area, the local partner will contact you to confirm the nearest possible pickup point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 99 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Good trip - emotional

Good trip however pick up very slow - guide did not seem to know where he was going to collect people - over an hour to collect 6 people Lack of information re salt mine - have to return to krakow and change vehicles - waste of time then waited an hour and a half at salt mine for entry Excellent tour at auschwitz and berkenhau - knowledgable and interesting

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August 9, 2019

Reliable, accommodating and professional full-day experience.

Doing both Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tour makes for a long, yet maximally utilised day. The lunch box is great though you only receive it at lunch time and can't snack on anything before. Consider taking something small for the drive/tea time or asking for the lunch box earlier (drivers are very accommodating). In April 2019 our lunch box included 1 bottle of water, 2 fruit, 2 savoury and 2 sweet items which proved to be ample. Due to the limited time and long queues at Auschwitz-Birkenau, making use of the restroom is almost impossible. Additionally, one has to pay 2 Polish złoty to do so - everywhere! Instead, our driver, Peter, was kind enough to stop at a filling station at our request to make use of the restroom (after completing the entire Auschwitz part of the tour) before returning to Krakow. From Krakow, the journey to the Salt Mine starts - the entire experience here is mesmerising! Also, the restrooms are free of charge. Wear good shoes for ample walking. Overall -great day!

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April 10, 2019

The saltmine and Auschwitz tour was excellent.

The transmitters for the headsets needs to be tweaked, so the people at the back of the line receive a clear signal all the time. We received a lot of static.

July 17, 2019

Organized by

Royal Cracow

Product ID: 132213