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

Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour

Product ID: 142059
Head to the two most visited tour destinations in the vicinity of Krakow with the security of a tour organized just for you.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover the shocking history of Auschwitz–Birkenau, a harrowing part of human history
  • Discover one of the largest and oldest salt mines in Europe
  • Enjoy transport in a fleet of comfortable, air–conditioned vehicles
Full description
Start the morning between 5:00 AM and 9:00 AM with hotel pick–up from central Krakow. Take a drive to the infamous Nazi extermination camp located in Oświęcim (Auschwitz), to start your 3.5–hour tour of the museum. Visit all permanent exhibitions and buildings at Auschwitz I and the most significant original buildings at Auschwitz II Birkenau: the prisoner barracks, the unloading platform, the ruins of the gas chamber and crematoria.

Meet your driver and fellow travellers again and drive to Wieliczka. Before sightseeing the Salt Mine, take a lunch break for roughly 1.5 hours, and, if you choose, dine at one of the best traditional Polish restaurants in the town of Wieliczka. After lunch, start your guided 2.5–hour tour of the Salt Mine on the famous route, returning to Krakow around 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Let entrance and guided visits at both Auschwitz–Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine be arranged for you, so you are sure to skip long ticket lines. Note that entrance to the Salt Mine is not included in the price, but your tickets will be reserved. You will have 2.5 hours to visit Auschwitz I then a break for 30 minutes then 30 minutes in the Birkenau camp.
Includes
  • Door–to–door transport from selected centrally located hotels
  • Auschwitz Birkenau entrance ticket
  • Salt Mine entrance ticket (if private option selected)
  • Transport to and from attractions in modern, comfortable vehicles
  • English–speaking driver
  • English–speaking guide
  • One lunch box per person (classic or vegan)
  • Bottled water (reusable bottle)
What’s Not Included
  • Salt Mine photo fee (10 PLN)
  • Salt Mine entrance ticket (if group option selected, 89 PLN/adult, 69 PLN/student)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes
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
• If you book the group tour, the Salt Mine tickets will be reserved but not included in your price, and you will be required to make an additional payment of of 89 PLN per adult/69 PLN per student.
• During high season, due to a large number of visitors there might be up to 30-minute delay accessing the sites
• Both tours involve a significant amount of walking and stairs
• The Auschwitz–Birkenau tour is partially outdoors and operates in different weather conditions
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 280 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Was a well organised tour and good value for money. We arrived before the crowds and had little to no time to wait for our tickets/ entry into both the salt mines and Aushwitz. The tour guides were both good but at points it was hard to hear / understand them but that is not a fault of this specific tour as the guides were provided by the venues. It was very informative and eye-opening and I would recommend.

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February 10, 2020

Probably too much too take in properly all in one day. We found the Auschwittz visit quite clinical and very much turned into a tourist attraction and not helped by a guide who was so quietly spoken that you had to strain to understand her, despite having the headsets at full volume.

February 9, 2020

We had a great day doing all of the tours. The driver was very helpful and the tour guides were great. We didn’t have to queue to get any tickets as these were all sorted for us. The dinner they provided was very nice and they were even able to cater for my boyfriends nut allergy which was great! Overall a great day and experience with amazing hospitality. Would 100% recommend.

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February 9, 2020

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CRACOW LOCAL TOURS

Product ID: 142059