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Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow

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Take a 9 to 12-hour combination tour of the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine in one day from Krakow with a 1-hour lunch break in between attractions.

In the option English Group Tour and Italian Group Tour you will visit Auschwitz, Birkenau and the Salt Mine with a live guide.

In the option Wieliczka Salt Mine + Birkenau, you will visit the Salt Mine with a live guide and Birkenau (the second half of Auschwitz) with a booklet.

This tour is most frequently chosen due to the price as well as the possibility of visiting the two most popular destinations in the south of Poland on the same day. The price includes pickup from the hotel or a meeting point, admission tickets to the sites, a live guide where specified, a lunch box (classic or vegan), bottled water and transport back to Krakow.
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  • 1
    Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Auschwitz II Historical Gate
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • Combined small-group day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Travel between landmarks with ease from Krakow in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Timed entry slots mean skip-the-line admission 
  • Exploring the sites with a guide reveals little-known information 
What to Expect
Following pickup from your Krakow hotel in the morning, travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, a UNESCO-listed former Nazi concentration camp. Spend some time at Auschwitz I, the former SS administrative center, or at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, where most of the murders took place (depending on option selected). A timed ticket allows you to bypass long lines outside of the complex and start your guided tour immediately. After visiting the former SS administrative center and Holocaust memorial, you have a break to eat a provided boxed lunch. The next stop is the Wieliczka Salt Mine, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you descend into the tunnels of one of the world’s oldest salt mines. During your tour, see saline lakes and sculptures carved from salt before returning to the surface via an elevator. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Krakow.
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Departure Point
1: Rynek Główny 30, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
2: Plac Bohaterów Getta 13, 30-527 Kraków, Poland
3: Starowiślna 63, 31-032 Kraków, Poland
4: Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
5: Pawia 2, 31-156 Kraków, Poland
6: Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
7: Well Done Restauracja Amerykańska Kraków Kazimierz, Mostowa 2, 31-061 Kraków, Poland
8: ibis budget Kraków Stare Miasto, Pawia 11, 31-154 Kraków, Poland
9: PURO Kraków Kazimierz, Halicka 14A, 31-036 Kraków, Poland
10: Hotel Galaxy, Gęsia 22A, 31-535 Kraków, Poland
11: Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town, Świętego Filipa 18, 31-150 Kraków, Poland
12: DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center, Dąbska 5, 31-572 Kraków, Poland
13: Novotel Kraków City West, Armii Krajowej 11, 30-150 Kraków, Poland
14: Petrus, Jana Pietrusińskiego 12, 30-321 Kraków, Poland
15: Camping Smok, Kamedulska 18, 30-252 Kraków, Poland
16: Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland
17: Sheraton Grand Krakow, 7 Powisle Street, 31-101 Kraków, Poland
18: Ostoya Palace Hotel, Józefa Piłsudskiego 24, 31-109 Kraków, Poland
19: Apartamenty Galeria, Długa 55, 31-147 Kraków, Poland
20: ApartHotel Astor, Krowoderska 70, 31-158 Kraków, Poland
21: City Lights Apartments, Lubicz 17a/59, 31-503 Kraków, Poland
22: PURO Hotel Kraków Stare Miasto, Ogrodowa 10, 31-155 Kraków, Poland
23: Vienna House Easy Cracow, Przy Rondzie 2, 31-547 Kraków, Poland
24: Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport, Kapitana Mieczysława Medweckiego 3, 32-083 Balice, Poland
25: Best Western Hotel Galicya, Rzemieślnicza 4, 30-403 Kraków, Poland
26: Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa, Flisacka 3, 30-114 Kraków, Poland
27: Park Inn by Radisson Krakow, Monte Cassino 2, 30-337 Kraków, Poland
28: Sympozjum Hotel, Kobierzyńska 47, 30-363 Kraków, Poland
29: Hotel Alexander, Garbarska 18, 31-131 Kraków, Poland
30: Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland

Traveler pickup is offered
In the Group Tour Option, pickup is offered from 25 hotels and 8 comfortable meeting points. Customers may select a hotel from the list or enter their accommodation address manually. If the requested hotel is not on the list, our staff will send a message with instructions to the nearest meeting point or another hotel from where the departure is possible. We kindly ask all guests to be at the Meeting Point or in front of the selected hotel 10 minutes before departure. The driver will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the specified departure time. Customers will receive a message with the exact meeting and departure time until 7 pm on the day before the activity.

Upon return, it is possible to stop at one of 6 central drop-off points, in the main districts of Krakow.

In the Door to Door by Private Car Option, door to door service is offered for any address/accommodation in the city of Krakow with limitations in traffic/pedestrian areas. If customers book this tour option, from an address inside one of these areas the service will be limited. The driver will park on the nearest available street, walk to the doorstep to meet the guests and accompany them to the car.

Customers will receive a message with the exact departure time until 7 pm on the day before the activity. We kindly ask that guest wait outside, in front of the entrance 5 minutes before departure. The driver will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the specified departure time.

At the end of the trip, customers may return to the same location or any place they choose in Krakow. If the desired return location is in a limited traffic area the driver will take them as close as possible. On request, the driver can accompany guests on foot.
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Italian Group Tour
3/7/2019 - 10/31/2019Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Door to door by Private Car
6/1/2019 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 09:00 AM

English Group Tour
1/21/2019 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Return Details
1: Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
2: Wielopole, Kraków, Poland
3: Pawia, Kraków, Poland
  • Door to door service with limitations in the option Door to Door by Private Car
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel Pick-up (selected hotels) & 8 Meeting Points in Group Tour Option
  • 3 Drop-off Points to choose from in central Krakow
  • Professional guide, museum employee in English Group Tour and Italian Group Tour
  • Bottled water - Each tour option includes a choice of drinks. Guests can note their choice in the special requirements field. If not they will receive still water by default Bottled water (returnable bottle).
  • WiFi on board
  • Ticket to the Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • The option Wieliczka Salt Mine + Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau camps
  • Lunch Box per person (classic or vegan)
  • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Hotel drop-off not included
  • 10 PLN permit for taking photographs in the Salt Mine
  • In-person guide at Birkenau not included in the option: Wieliczka Salt Mine + Birkenau
  • Ticket to the Salt Mine (is reserved but not included - 89 PLN per adult / 69 PLN per student)
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The temperature in the Salt Mine varies between 14-16 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Bags and backpacks larger than 30x20x10cm are not allowed on the museum grounds. You may store luggage in the vehicles free of charge.
  • A considerable amount of walking is involved
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Please, provide exact name and surname from your passports/documents (we need this to reserve your tickets in the museum)
  • Not recommended for travelers suffering from claustrophobia.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau is not recommended for children under 14 years of age
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Very easy pick up points, tour coordinator was very organised and spoke very good english. Tour guides were great and very knowledgeable. Tour coordinator booked us tables in a restaurant for lunch which made finding somewhere so much easier. Travel between Auschwitz and
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This was a great tour. We did not receive our pick up time until about 15 hours before we left. In saying that, we were picked up at 6:55am and the whole day was as expected. We were given a very good lunch. We chose the meat option and we had two rolls, a banana and a cookie
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Very comfortable bus and arrived on time. Michael our bus driver was extremely pleasant and efficient. Lunch was provided when we arrived on bus and was of a very high standard. More than adequate to get you through til 6 O’clock. Our guide in Auschwitz-Birkenau was excellent
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Great day with a helpful driver. The guides were so informative at both venues. Thought provoking day, would highly recommend it.
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There isn't alot that can be said about Aushwitz and Birkenau that hasn't been said in the 75 years since liberation. Nothing can prepare you for the sights. We had a tour van between 4. The van was clean, the driver excellent, he had lived in the UK. We were given a guide
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By: Cracow Local Tours
Kathryn M
Guide was very good. However our vouch said a lunchbox was included, but this was not the case. When I asked for
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Krakow, Poland
Excellent but emotional!
We went to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and tour with Local Tours. Very punctual on pick up times. We were driven
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Reanna Klanseck
Baumholder, Germany
All-Time Favorite!
This is one of my all-time favorite tours, and I do a lot of tours! The driver was punctual, friendly, and a good
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Lewis m
Very easy pick up points, tour coordinator was very organised and spoke very good english. Tour guides were great
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Ian S
This was a great tour. We did not receive our pick up time until about 15 hours before we left. In saying that, we
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John G
Fuengirola, Spain
Camp visit on bright Feb day
A moving but very worthwhile trip, the bus met us on time, we chose the late morning trip so we had a little lie
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Western Ireland, Ireland
Ideal if you want to pack it all in day
Very comfortable bus and arrived on time. Michael our bus driver was extremely pleasant and efficient. Lunch was
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Sharon S
Billericay, United Kingdom
Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow
Great day with a helpful driver. The guides were so informative at both venues. Thought provoking day, would
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Zach B
Somber Trip
As hard as the visit was, Auschwitz is a must when in Krakow. As hellish of a place this is, this serves as a
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Ryan S
The guide was very knowledgeable and while we were only a small group, she ensured the experience was interactive
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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