Day trip

From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau and/or Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: LegendaryKrakow

From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau and/or Salt Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: LegendaryKrakow
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From US$ 74.76 US$ 37.38 per person

Visit the former Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II - Birkenau on a guided walking tour. See the popular Salt Mine, listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List.

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Duration 11 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. You will receive the exact pickup time by E-mail, text message, or WhatsApp message the evening before the day of the trip.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp
  • Learn the history of Auschwitz and the Holocaust
  • See dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt
Full description

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 was built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. The total number of deaths and executions is estimated to be over 1.5 million people of 28 nationalities. Almost 90% of these people were Jews.

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 listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage list.

Visit Wieliczka salt mine, one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists from around the world visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs.

This unique place is 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.

Includes
  • Entrance fees for Auschwitz, Birkenau, Salt Mine
  • Professional English-speaking guides for Auschwitz, Birkenau, Salt Mine (depending on option chosen)
  • Professional and licensed transport service
  • Pickup from your accommodation, or the meeting point (depending on option chosen)
  • Drop-off at the Main Market Square in the Old Town or at your accommodation (depending on option chosen)
  • Lunch (depending on option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Private guides
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the tourist bus stop next to "Poczta Główna" building.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian and vegan meals are available for the lunch options
  • Please provide your full name and contact details when booking; please bring your passport or ID card to ensure.
  •  Maximum luggage/bag/purse/backpack size is 30x20x10cm (A4 sheet size).
  • Please inform the supplier if your child is less than 150cm tall so that a child seat can be prepared.
  • From March 2020, new guidelines mean booking in advance is the only way to ensure you are able to visit. It is generally possible to change your ticket date and time after purchase if necessary.
  • Please dress modestly (out of respect for the deceased) and according to the weather
  • The temperature in the Salt Mine is around 14-15 degrees Celsius - you will spend around 2-2.5 hours over there, please dress accordingly
  • Time of departure is approximate and may change up to 3 hours
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 453 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Great day but felt very rushed and no time for lunch which was not good for an 11 hour day. also would have liked to have spent a bit more time at auschwitz. If I was to go again I would do auschwitz and the salt mines on different days

January 19, 2023

Such a great tour experience from the company providing this. If you’re close to the centre of Krakow they can even pick you up and take you to both the camp and salt mine, then drop you home. Every step of the day is planned out for you, you just hop in the mini van and follow your tour guide around. Well worth the money for a whole day out that’s booked all in one go and organised. Would recommend!

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January 19, 2023

It was a really good tour. The pickup was punctual, we had enough time for lunch and I learnt a lot that day. Our guide in the salt mines was excellent! Be aware though when they say hotel pick up, it is still within a certain area. And on the way back everyone gets dropped off in the same spot.

January 4, 2023

Product ID: 145719