Day trip

From Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tour with Lunch Option

Activity provider: Royal Cracow
Day trip

From Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tour with Lunch Option

Activity provider: Royal Cracow

From US$ 154.33 per person

Visit the memorial site at Auschwitz before exploring the fascinating Wieliczka Salt Mine with your English-speaking tour guide.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 10 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Krakow. The Old Town and Jewish Quarter are restricted traffic zones so if your accommodation is in one of these areas, the local partner will contact you to confirm the nearest possible pickup location.


  • Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau to learn about the atrocities that were committed by the Nazis
  • Explore Poland's most famous salt mine
  • Discover 2 of Poland's most important sights in one day with an English-speaking guide
Full description

The first part of your tour takes you to Auschwitz. Here, learn about the horrors of World War II and the German occupation of Poland. 

See the former concentration camp with its barracks, gas chambers, and chimneys. See the exhibitions and photos throughout the camp that show what the prisoners had to endure. Take a break to eat your packed lunch before heading to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Climb down 800 steps to admire the beautiful interiors of the mine. Explore chambers and admire lakes, galleries, a chapel and a ballroom. Take a deep breath and enjoy your time in this unusual place.

  • Pickup from accommodation in Krakow
  • Drop-off in Krakow city center
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees and tickets
  • English-speaking guide at the museum and mine
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Packed lunch of 2 sandwiches, croissant, a pack of biscuits, water, and 1-2 pieces of fruit (if option selected)
  • Headset to hear the live guide better (only in first camp)
  • Photo permission fee in the mine, for 10 zł
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • 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 departure time may change and be at anytime between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
  • The local partner will contact you by email or phone on the day before your tour to confirm your pickup time and details
  • The Old Town is a restricted traffic zone so if your accommodation is in this area, the local partner will contact you to confirm the nearest possible pickup point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 247 reviews

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We met at 8.45am opposite of Hotel Mercure and it was a big tour (1 coach and 1 minivan; we were arranged for the minivan). Peter was our driver, he’s a very nice guy. First stop was Auschwitz I and a local lady as your guide and showing us the camp. Her explanation was very clear and easy to understand. The weather was around 3 degrees and luckily was sunny and with no wind. The camp was not just full of sadness and also we learnt the reflection from the history. After 1.5 hours visit, we told Peter that our lunch was not yet provided and he arranged effectively. We advise to have a few bites on the van because it just less than 10 mins drive to the Auschwitz II. We spent an hour in this part. When finished, 1.5 hours drive to the salt mine. It was traffic jam and we could catch the 5pm last entrance but the coach one couldn’t. Lots of steps for the mine but easy to walk. Everything of the mine was impressive. It’s a worthiness trip for travelling Poland.

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December 30, 2022

Everything was very well organised. We knew where to be and when, at all times. The day was very smooth, all we had to do was turn up. Would recommend bringing food, as there is nowhere to buy / no time to buy. Get your guide is excellent for taking all the hassle and stress out of travel. The guide was very nice and informative. A very important visitors attraction, the history is of such importance, we must not let humankind ever repeat such history.

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December 8, 2022

The organisation of the Salt mine + Auschwitz Birkenau was great, possibly we wouldn't be able to do the 2 tours in one day. Although we shouldn't have done these in one day - in Auschwitz (the exhibition is respectful and shows well the unspeakable cruelty that happened there) our group was rushed through the camps, there was no time to process and experience emotionally, that I attribute to the fact that we needed to finish in a strickly limited amount of time.

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November 7, 2022

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