Krakow: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Guided Tour
Experience history at Auschwitz-Birkenau and learn about the inhuman conditions of life during the Second World War from your guide on a walking tour. Visit the Wieliczka salt mine to see its incredible salt sculptures.
Sit back and take in the Polish landscape as you drive out of Kraków to Auschwitz-Birkenau for your day of history. Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest death camp in human history, the site of mass destruction and genocide in Europe during World War II.
Learn how the camp built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim became the place of deaths and executions of an estimated over 1 million people of 28 nationalities. Almost 90% of them were Europeans of Jewish origin.
As you walk through the former concentration camp, feel the deep impression it imprints on you, partly because it allows you to imagine the scale of the Holocaust. Since 1979, this site has been on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage list.
Visit the Wieliczka salt mine, one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs.
This unique place, listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List since 1978, placing it even higher on tourists' "to-do list". See the work of miners, who left dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for decades.
• Please provide your full name and contact details when booking. You must have a passport or valid photo ID to enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
• You will receive the exact departure time and itinerary details (order the visits and lunch break details) the day before your tour
• The time of departure is approximate and may change by a few hours
• From March 2020, new guidelines mean booking in advance is the only way to ensure you can visit. It is not always possible to change the ticket date and time
• Please dress modestly out of respect for the lives lost here and according to the weather
• Vegetarian and vegan meals are available for the lunch options
• The temperature in the Salt Mine is around 14-15 degrees Celsius. Please dress accordingly
• There are 800 steps to climb of which 350 at the beginning take you down into the mine. There's a lift to the top of the mine at the end of the route
What to bring:
• Passport or ID card
• Comfortable shoes
• Luggage or large bags
• Sleeveless shirts
• Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
• Entrance fees for Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Salt Mine
• Guide for Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine available in English, Spanish, and Italian (according to the selected option)
• Licensed transportation service
• Pickup from your accommodation or a meeting point (according to the selected option)
• Drop-off near Krakow Old Town or your accommodation (according to the selected option)
• Lunch (available with select options)
• Food and drinks
• Private guides
• The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
• Salt Mine