Krakow to Auschwitz Birkenau and Salt Mine 1 Day Tour FREE ebook

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Auschwitz Birkenau and Salt Mine in one day from Krakow

From $103.18

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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Ideal for time-tight travelers, this comprehensive day trip ticks off two key sights in a day—Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Avoid the hassle of organizing car rental, and instead, benefit from having round-trip transfers from Krakow included. First, visit a memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives in Nazi-occupied Poland, then see the salt sculptures, lakes, and chapels of Wieliczka Salt Mine.
  • Save time and visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a day
  • Travel with ease from Krakow: Round-trip transfers are included
  • Learn about Poland’s history and the events of World War II
  • Explore underground salt chambers with a guide so you don’t get lost

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Hotel pick-up (if option selected)
  • E-book in English for each participant ("The Stories of Auschwitz")
  • Lunchbox (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks (optional Lunchbox)

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What To Expect

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Wieliczka Salt Mine

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tickets for children (3-11) includes entrance ticket without the receivers and headphones in Auschwitz. If you want your child to visit with headset please book "Youth tickets"
  • Youth tickets discount is only with valid student ID card, in the day of the tour. Please ensure to take student ID card with you, otherwise you will need to pay an extra fee for an adult ticket
  • Please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed on the museum grounds is 30 x 20 x 10 centimetres (roughly 12 x 8 x 4 inches). You can always leave your belongings inside the vehicle, or in the luggage store in Auschwitz.
  • Regarding Terms of Use at the Auschwitz & Birkenau Museum, it is mandatory to provide full names of all participants of the tour.
  • This tour starts between 5:30 am - 10:00 am, about the exact time you will be informed by supplier
  • A uniquely personalized English ebook is valid for each participant of the tour.
  • To make sure, that you'll be picked up from the nearest meeting point, make sure to sound your accommodation details to the supplier no later than 24 hours prior to the tour.
  • If you chose an option with lunchbox make sure to let us know about any diet restrictions by 5 PM the day before. Otherwise, you will receive a regular lunchbox with ham.
  • Before start we measure the temperature of every participant
  • We may refuse to attend on the tour for customers having temperature over 37.5°C (99.5°F)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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437 reviews
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Brilliant tour experience
Jack_L, Apr 2024
The communication with the tour operator was clear and consistent. It was easy to communicate with them and ask them any questions. Transport was comfortable and we were all well-informed throughout the tour with what is going to happen. We arrived to both places in good time and was easy to find the coach after each event of the tour. The tour guide, Andrew, was helpful and approachable and it was easy to text him via WhatsApp. It was a good day out and well organised!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Jack, Thank you for your positive feedback about the tour! We are glad you enjoyed the tour. We are delighted that you appreciated the clear communication, comfortable transportation, informative guides, punctuality, and helpful guide. Your feedback is valuable to us and helps us improve our services. Thank you again and welcome back! Kind regards, Pola ATCracow
Michael_C, Apr 2024
A very sombre place to visit such an awful history but a part of history that needs remembering. The salt mines were amazing. Lots of walking but well worth it.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Michael, We agree it is a place full of sad history, but important for memory. We are glad you could discover the charm of the salt mine. Thank you for sharing your opinion! Kind regards, Pola ATCracow
Excellent trip
Sarah_P, Mar 2024
Excellent trip, all the guides where knowledgeable. Quite a long day and alot of walking but worth it! I would recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the combined trip despite the long duration and walking. Thank you very much for you recommendation. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
Day tour
Marcus_P, Jan 2024
I think you have to visit these places and hear just what went on in these camps certainly was an eye opener for me then afterwards you go to the salt mines and see some fantastic exhibits. The guides on both occasions very knowledgable and friendly explaining as they went along. Bit of a long journey from krakow to Auschwitz 1@2 but certainly worth it.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We are glad that you have enjoyed both the Auschwitz Museum and the Wieliczka Salt Mine in a single day, despite the combined duration and that they left a great impression. Thank you ver y much for you recommendation. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
Great day!
Sarah_d, Dec 2023
Early pickup and a very efficient tour, it was not rushed at all and we had plenty of time to see all of the different aspects of both things. Charlie the tour guide was helpful and interesting. The only negative point I have to make is that our lunchbox was missed and it was a long day without something to eat. They are however going to refund the cost of the lunchbox
Bus non guide , at camps good guide
Dineen_C, Nov 2023
The tour itself was great, the guide who picked us up and rode in the bus, basically told us he didn't know anything about the time. And didn't tell us any information on The hour plus ride out to the camps. He was basically a bus monitor. Very disappointing. Daniel was his name nice guy but no tour guide really.
Auschwitz tour
Nicholas_E, Oct 2023
Tour was very good, very informative and powerful, guide was also extremely helpful during and after tour with suggestions for other krakow things to see
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip and found it informative. Thank you very much for your positive feedback. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
Great trip
Helen_B, Sep 2023
Very worthwhile trip. Very educational but poignant. The salt mines were mind blowing! Our tour guides in both sites were great and Justina, our guide on the transfers was excellent. She went above and beyond to make our trip easy and comfortable. We had order lunch which wasn't provided but we asked her about it and she sorted it with ease.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are very glad to know that thanks to Justyna's efforts you have enjoyed the trip despite it's combined length and the complication with lunch. We will make sure to let her know she did an outstanding job. Thank you very much for your feedback and review. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
Auschwitz & Salt Mines Tour
Niall_R, Sep 2023
Tour was very good, definitely recommend doing both sites in one day for those with limited time in Kraków. Guides and drivers were really helpful and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
It is good to know that you enjoyed the combined trip despite it's long duration thanks to the efforts of our drivers and guides. We will make sure to let them know they did a great job. Thank you very much for your feedback. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
Thought-Provoking Day
Wendy_O, Sep 2023
After a shaky start (delayed due to road closures in Krakow causing coach to pick us up very late) we eventually got to Auschwitz 1 - again had a long wait here (because we'd missed our slot) but once we got going everything else was smooth sailing. Eye opening tour of Auschwitz 1 & Birkenau (Auschwitz 2), educational guide - informative & appropriately subdued. Smooth transitions between each with not too much hanging around - greatly appreciated. Then onto Salt Mines (driving back through Krakow to drop some people off), only a short wait here - nicely timed for toilet/refreshment stop but not too long before we entered the mine. Interesting sculptures & insight into history of Krakow before WW11 - fascinating place. Would recommend taking your own food & drink (enough to see you through the day) - plenty of time to eat on coach between sights & this enables you to move on to sights smoothly & promptly. There's not a lot around at either Auschwitz or salt mines other than a snack shop & gift shop at each.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the combined trip to the fullest despite the rough shaky start and the combined duration that might be too long for some people. Thank you very much for you highly detailed review and feedback. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
Good choice for a combined trip
Maria_R, Aug 2023
Great trip if you wish to combine both sites in one day. Guides at both locations were excellent. Only hiccup was lunch not available per our booking though this was sorted out after some frantic phone calls by the poor tour rep. Mini bus on first leg was very cramped for an hour and a half drive. Coach in the afternoon was fine. Very good value for money.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We're very sorry for the lunchbox mixup, but it's good to know that you enjoyed the combined trip despite that inconvenience and length. Thank you very much for your feedback. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
Long day but worth it
Maria_F, Aug 2023
The salt mine was amazing so was the tour guide. On the second half of the Auschwitz tour(concentration camp), the tour guide did not have the microphone and it was very difficult to hear and understand her. It was a long day with both tours combined. My recommendation is to do Auschwitz on one day and the salt mine the next day. Krakow is worth the visit.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We're sorry to hear that you had troubles during the Auschwitz Museum visit. The audio equipment is provided by the museum itself. We will try to pass your feedback to them. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
A must do experience when in Krakow
Rachel_W, Aug 2023
This was an interesting experience the tour guides were fantastic with a great weath on knowledge whilst remaining sensitive. The tour was well ran and informative. The salt mines were much better than I was expecting: it was fascinating to see all the cavings made by the miners. I would definitely recommend these tours
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the combined trip despite the long duration. Thank you for your feedback and recommendation. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
Prompt and well organised.
Francesca_T, Jul 2023
Incredible day from start to finish. Excellent communication pre-trip on pick-up times and location. Prompt coach journey with a friendly guide, giving us all clear instructions and a rundown of the days itinerary. The tour guide who took us around Auschwitz-Birkenau was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer questions and really went that extra mile to ensure we got the most out of the day. Again, back on the coach to the salt mines we got another full rundown of times, how long we would be and what time we would be back at Krakow. Prompt, well-organised and such great detail and passion with all tour guides. I would defiantly recommend this trip to friends and book other trips with Viator in the future.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
It is good to hear that you enjoyed the organization of our trip and enjoyed them both despite the long duration. Thank you for your feedback and recommendation, we hope to service your friends someday. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
A day of learning and introspection
Umesh_P, Jul 2023
Well planned and smoothly executed trip. Guides were knowledgeable and cordial. Bus was punctual and comfortable. Lunch was nice too.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the joined trip despite the long duration. Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
Disappointing start but a good day
Joanna_T, Jul 2023
Disappointing start to the trip - the Auschwitz tour was rushed and we were not allowed to enter certain buildings. Birkenau was great but the free time after this should have been had in Auschwitz instead. Salt mines were fantastic. A good day but needed longer in Auschwitz rather than Birkenau
Auschwitz guides are garbage
Ashley_F, Jul 2023
The guides at Auschwitz were awful. They would shove you through as fast as possible, be on your heels by another group, and they were just plain awful to deal with. I told my guide her microphone on her lanyard was cutting out when she spoke. She snapped at me and instead of moving it she just continued talking. I missed a lot of history and they really ruined a lot of my one and only experience here.
Oscar_C, Jun 2023
A nice trip - very convenient to travel to two important tourist spots on the same day. A must try tour for anyone visiting krakow.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed both trips. Thank you for your recommendation. Kind regards Andrew AT Cracow
Worth seeing!
Arlene_S, Jun 2023
Auschwitz was emotional as expected. Birkenau was unnecessary except for the barracks. Our guide pointed out what was never built, or what was often way in the distance. After all the walking through Auschwitz we were drained, even our youngest member aged 34. The Salt Mine is a fantastic commentary on skills of ages past and those who worked tremendous magic with their hands below ground and using salt as their “medium”. Amazing and important to do after Auschwitz as it livens everyone up. The bus travel was not delightful. Seats too short for anyone taller than 5 feet. The tour guide however was very friendly!
Not my favorite tour.
David_H, Jun 2023
Once we started the tour it wasn’t too bad. The negative part of our experience was lack of communication. Every time we did something it was vague as far as how a large group would get back together for transportation. There were two vehicles to carry everyone so it was a fairly large group. We had an English tour but it was difficult to understand because of static in the headphones. You really had to stand within a few feet to prevent this. Overall I’d say a smaller group would have made a difference because if you were towards the back of the group you may be down a stairwell while the guide is talking about pictures in a different area. The place itself is so historical that I had my expectations high to learn more about the area but really didn’t learn very much.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Dear David, Thank you for your factual opinion. We have no influence on the audio equipment in the Museum, but communication can sometimes be difficult due to the layout of the rooms and the number of people in the group - it is usually a maximum of 30 people with one guide. It is possible to order a tour with a private guide, which certainly solves the above-mentioned problems. Kind regards, Kinga AT Cracow

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