Day trip

Krakow: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine

Activity provider: Kraków Explorers

Krakow: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine

Activity provider: Kraków Explorers

From US$ 108.60 per person

Visit the UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Wieliczka Salt Mine on this guided day tour from Krakow.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See inside the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp and learn about its poignant history
  • Ponder what remains as you learn the stories of those who entered the camp
  • Climb 327 meters underground to a unique world of salt sculptures
  • Marvel at the rock salt chandeliers hanging from the underground ceilings
  • Get a unique perspective of Poland's salt mining history and generations of miners
Full description

Learn about a dark period of history with a guided visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and experience the oldest salt mine in the world with a tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. 

Start the visit of Auschwitz at the "Arbeit macht frei" gate. In the museum building, see paintings depicting life in the camp, portraits of some prisoners, and their personal belongings. Learn about Dr. Mengele's experiments, the cruel conditions of life in the camp, and the Death Wall.

Head to Brzezinka’s preserved barracks, railway ramps, and gas chambers, before visiting the salt mine. Climb the several hundred stairs 327 meters underground to see the 287-kilometers of around 20 salt mine chambers. 

See sculptures and monuments carved in salt, including the Chapel of St. Kinga with crystal chandeliers made of rock salt which have been dissolved and reconstructed for a clear, glass-like glow. Walk around the underground salt lake, unique wooden structures, and natural rock forms.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour in Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • Guided tour in Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Headset to hear the guide clearly
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Departure is from the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Chewing gum

Know before you go

  • All participants are required to provide their full names as part of the booking for Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering)
  • No flash photography
  • Photos allowed only in selected parts of the museum

Product ID: 413386