Krakow: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Guided Tour

Experience the history of the former Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, with a live guide. Discover an underground monument on the tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a unique UNESCO site. Choose the most suitable option: private or shared transfer from your accommodation or meeting point. You can also add lunch to your tour.
Group
11 - 12 hours
Group size up to 30 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
English

Important Information:

• 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 awaits you:

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.

What to bring:

• Passport or ID card
• Comfortable shoes

Not allowed:

• Shorts
• Luggage or large bags
• Sleeveless shirts
• Intoxication
• Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

This is
individual
excursion
Only your group
Only you, your friends or family will be on the tour. Time on this excursion is time spent with loved ones.
Personal guide
Always at your disposal, your guide will tailor your program and suggest places of interest for children, where to eat and what to see.
Economical
The cost of an individual excursion is comparable to the cost of a group excursion if you are going with someone else.
from €104.33
per person
Online Booking
What is included in activity
Entrance fees for Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Salt Mine
Licensed transportation service
Pickup from your accommodation
Drop-off near Krakow Old Town
Guide for Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine available in English, Spanish, and Italian
What is not included
Food and drinks
Private guides
Lunch
Tour program

• Starting/pickup location
• Bus / coach (80 minutes)
• Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau Break time, Guided tour (3.5 hours)
• Bus / coach (1.5 hours)
• Break time, Lunch (1 hour) — Optional, Extra fee
• Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided tour (2.5 hours)
• Bus / coach (40 minutes)
• 4 drop-off locations: Rynek Główny 3, 33-332 Kraków, Polska, Kraków, Barbakan wysadzanie wsadzanie grup, Stare Miasto

What places you will see

• The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
• Salt Mine

Activity book period
You can see all dates available at this moment in the calendar. Book now! The number of tickets is limited.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Hotel pickup

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Reviews by travellers
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Carol
Great trip. Very well organised. Driver very knowledgable and helpful.
5 days ago
Robyn
We had a great day trip but our driver Tomaisk made our day even more enjoyable and stress free with his experienced guidance from picking us up in krakow to Auswitch-Birkenau to the salt mines and back to krakow. He was very helpful with directions and recommendations even going as far to walking us in the snow to a lovely restaurant. Our trip was very enjoyable and we sticked to the Schedule ensuring a nice break for us in between. I can’t recommend him enough as a driver he was so much more than that. An excellent tour guide!
12 days ago
Sandra
the trip was fantastic. the driver who's name is Tarek was very patient and super with all of us. i wouldn't change anything about this experience.
13 days ago
Samantha
A must do while visiting krakow. Know that the day is super long, and you will be exhausted by the end of the day. If you feel uneasy with that and time allows, book two different trips on separate days. You also need to walk lots. We got picked up at 6, but we booked the tour for starting time at 8. We got back at 7. Bear in mind that that might change. Lunch is not included but you will go to a good restaurant to eat. It was a bit of a quick lunch, something to keep in mind. The driver and guides were excellent and experienced. Communication was clear. Both tours were crowded tho, but that was the time of the year.
13 days ago
Lily
What a wonderful experience for both locations. Our guide Michael was amazing and couldn’t be any nicer. Thank you Michael for such a great day!
15 days ago
Pernilla
The visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau was far too stressful. Birkenau we ran across it felt like. The visit to the salt mine was good, but we would have preferred to spend less time there and more time in Birkenau.
17 days ago
Trisha
The tour guides for both Auschwitz and the Salt Mines was extremely good, very informative.
about 1 month ago
Jacob
The start of the day we really enjoyed. But the afternoon(salt mine) wasn’t really for us, it was very long winded and not what we expected. Lord of statues and not much of the “mine” we expected. Something that took 2.5 hours but I’d of been happy with a 30 min walk through. As I said the morning was brilliant (auschwitz) very moving. The guides through out the whole day were very knowledgeable and friendly. Coach driver also friendly and informative
about 1 month ago
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