Day trip

From Krakow: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

From Krakow: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours
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From US$ 67.77 per person

Take a full-day trip from Krakow to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Learn 2 lessons of history in one day, from the terrors of WWII to craftsmanship in an age-old salt mine.

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Duration 11 - 12 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Please wait in front of the hotel 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn 2 lessons from history at Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Take a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps
  • Reflect on the history of WWII and the Holocaust as you walk the camp grounds
  • Go to subterranean levels and explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Learn about the history of salt mining amongst impressive salt structures
Full description

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and the Wieliczka Salt Mine on this full-day trip from Krakow. Take a sobering tour of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps before having a unique walk through the underground world of Wieliczka.

Your day trip begins at Auschwitz-Birkenau to take an informative tour with a licensed guide. As you go through the grounds hear about the operational factors of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp. Learn from history as you trace one of the 20th-century's darkest chapters.

Descend into the Wieliczka Salt Mine and be impressed by the art and different salt constructions made in the depths of the earth. Walk through the mine's floors, walls, and corridors and gain insight into the history of mining.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance ticket to Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau)
  • Entrance ticket to Wieliczka Salt Mine
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Date

    Meeting point

    Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Food and drinks in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • In exceptional cases, due to the regulations of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and for mutual safety in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the local partner reserves the right to change the pickup time
    • The temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine is about 14 - 16°C. It is recommended to bring warm clothing even in the summer
    • There are 800 steps into the salt mine, including 380 right at the start. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
    • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
    • The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the museum cannot exceed the dimensions of 30x20x10 centimeters. You will be asked to leave your bigger belongings in a car or in luggage storage
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 155 reviews

    Review summary

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

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    I personally thought the salt mine was quite underwhelming from an aesthetic POV, however the history and the facts on it are incredible. Auschwitz was something else… it was quite an emotional place to be, but a very important part of history that needs to be remembered. But whatever you do, DO NOT buy the food there! It’s completely overpriced and passable at best. I made the mistake of not purchasing food before hand, therefore fell hungry which lead to be buying their horrible quality food. It’s the most expensive I’ve seen food like that for those prices in Poland. As for the tour itself, I would’ve preferred more communication/confirmation when we were getting picked up, as on the morning of the tour, I wasn’t too sure if the bus was coming or not due the guide not replying to my emails. However, overall, a very good experience for your money!

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    June 4, 2022

    Well worth the full day trip. It’s a busy day but lots to see so it doesn’t drag. Coach was comfy and the driver on time and friendly. The only downside was the speed we were rushed through auschwitz (lots of tours there, weekends are very busy). We would’ve have liked to stay at displays a bit longer to read the information.

    May 30, 2022

    Pick up was confirmed via What'sApp the day prior and was super flexible (we had to change hotels pretty last minute) - we were collected just 2 minutes down the road from our hotel with a mini bus. Drop off was just as flexible with the option to get off in the city center or any of the other points people were picked up from in the morning. All guides were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.

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    May 17, 2022

    Product ID: 410377