Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine: Day Tour & Lunch from Krakow

Take part in an 11-hour combination tour. Visit the historically important site of Auschwitz-Birkenau and learn about WWII concentration camps in Poland. Later tour the underground Salt Mine in Wieliczka, one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Enjoy a packed lunch of Polish products.
11 hrs
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
What is included in activity
Door-to-door transportation (free hotel pickup)
Documentary film
Tour of Auschwitz I
Tour of Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine
English-speaking guide in all tours
All admission fees and tickets
What is not included
Gratuities (optional)
Photo permission inside the Salt Mine (10zł can be paid on the spot)

Important Information:

• 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 Salt Mine tour begins at around 16:00. Your English-speaking guide will take you on a tour of 2-2.5 hours, to 140 meters underground on a journey of over 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes
• To reach the first level of the mine (64 meters underground), you have to descend wooden stairs with 378 steps. After the tour, you will be taken up to the surface by a lift
• The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, your guide have no influence on the duration of the break times

What awaits you:

Take part in an 11-hour combination tour. Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau for a tour of the museum and site, and then continue later on with the opportunity to explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

First you’ll stop at Auschwitz I, where you will join a 2.5-hour English tour, provided by the museum’s guide. After that, the tour continues at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which is about 2 kilometers away. You’ll spend about an hour with the same guide and explore the site while hearing about its history.

During the second half of your full-day program, you’ll travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. It has been producing table salt for over 700 years!

Enjoy a delicious packed lunch set (at 14:30) with the best Polish products.

The English-speaking tour of the Mine will begin at 16:00 or 17:00 (depending on road conditions). Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt.

You should arrive back at your hotel not later than at 19:30.

What to bring:

• Passport or ID card

Not allowed:

• Luggage or large bags

per person
Online Booking
Tour program

• Pickup
• Transfer (1.5 hours)
• Auschwitz I (2 hours)
• Free time (10 minutes)
• Auschwitz II-Birkenau (1 hour)
• Transfer (1.5 hours)
• Wieliczka Salt Mine (2.5 hours)
• Transfer (45 minutes)
• Arrive back at: Kraków

Adult (Age 99 and younger)
per person
Student (with ID) (Age 16-26)
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What places you will see

• The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
• Wieliczka Salt Mine

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

Your hotel

How long your tour will be
11 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
4.7 out of 5
729 reviews
it was well organised, only the van was very small
7 days ago
The salt mine guide was amazing and knowledgeable, the auschwitz guide was equally brilliant but the head set audio feed was sometimes problematic- not their fault! The tours were lengthy and very informative.
7 days ago
The auschwitz tour was great, the guide was great and really informative! Nothing bad to say about this part of the trip. However, the salt mines on the other hand was a different story. The guide rambled on about things that were irrelevant. Didn’t explain what each part of the mine was. Said something and practically ran away from the group. As we chased after her she had already started speaking again so had no idea what was going on. Also spoke extremely fast so also didn’t help. Constantly on your feet for 3 hours (after being at auschwitz) in a boiling hot room with no where to put coats or bags. There were about 2 pretty rooms at the mines. And the only lift to get back up 850 steps was an old mine lift. That has definitely no health or safety checks on it. And has defo been on there for about 50 years. So scared us to death. On a whole the salt mines was a waste of time and money and would never ever do them again or recommend them! Auschwitz is a great tour! Book that itself.
13 days ago
Very good organization of these excursions. We received several emails and text messages the day before and the same morning to be informed of the time at which our driver would pick us up from our apartment. The visit to the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps is very rich in emotions. Our guide was friendly and interesting. You have to walk a lot given the extent of the sites. A snack is served after the visit to the two camps around 12 p.m. (basket with sandwich, pasta salad, apple, chocolate bar, water) Then head to the salt mines. A guide takes us to the bottom of the mines to start the visit (380 steps from memory!) Then we go from room to room through galleries to reach a depth of 130m. Some rooms are magnificent and gigantic. Finally we go back into the open air in the elevator. I do not recommend the visit to people who have problems walking (lots of stairs) but otherwise it is very interesting and very well organized.
18 days ago
Very good organization and support, very friendly guide/driver.
19 days ago
The guide at Auschwitz-Birkenau was good and clearly knowledgeable and the guide at the Salt Mine was also good. However the host/driver was less helpful. She did not offer clear instructions or timings and appeared to be abrupt when asked about them. Timings seemed to change without explanation. Her manner has affected the overall scoring.
about 1 month ago
Auschwitz-Birkemau is an eye opener. Very educational. Wieliczka Salt Mine is a memorable experience. I enjoyed the day trip. And lunch was perfect. Thank you!
about 2 months ago
A very impactful tour of Auschwitz, the salt mine was an interesting experience as well.
about 2 months ago
this is 10/10. prepare for a long day and my steps, but we'll worth it. each tour guide, both and Auschwitz and the salt mines were great! shout out to our driver Thomas, super helpful and very friendly throughout the day!
2 months ago
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