Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided One Day Tour

Krakow, Poland
Auschwitz Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine guided ONE DAY TOUR
  • 10 to 11 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Both the Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum can only be explored in a group led by an official guide. Given it takes around three hours to travel between the two on public transport, your only practical option for seeing both in a day is with a transfer service. This cost-effective package includes admission tickets, guided tours, and door-to-door transfers to and from central Krakow hotels.
  • Pay tribute at the somber Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • Wander the echoing caverns of a UNESCO World Heritage salt mine
  • Round-trip transfers direct from your hotel save hours of time
  • Explore both sites with specialist guides, with a tour leader in transit

What's Included

  • All admission tickets and fees
  • English speaking driver/tour leader service
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Licensed english speaking guides (museum's guides)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • lunch box is optional (30 polish zloty per lunch)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

We pick up travelers from hotels, apartments and accommodations in Kraków in the area of the city center and its surroundings (max 3 km away). Please note that there are certain areas in the city where we are not allowed to drive. If your hotel is located inside restricted zones we will redirect you to the closest pickup spot possible (a few minutes walk away). Please note that 8:00 AM starting time it's an approximate one and we will send an exact pickup time to each traveler a day before the tour.

What To Expect

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

4 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips


Good footwear required as the roads on the camps are very rough and uneven.
It is a long day with lots of walking, but worth it!
It is a long day but as I said if you're short on time then it's the thing to do.
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The Salt Mine tour was...
Christopher_N, Feb 2024
The Salt Mine tour was very educational but too rushed to really enjoy the experience. Same with Auschwitz I. Auschwitz-Birkenau part of tour needs upgrading. Difficult to hear guide. Railway siding and crowded camp bed blocks the only additionally informative part.
Excellent Trip
Diane_S, Feb 2024
Excellent trip. Good value for money. Pick up and drop off we're first class. Packed lunch that was offered was good value for money. Guides were informative and good driver.
Good attractions bad delivery
Rita_H, Feb 2024
What we saw was amazing. The salt mines are breathtaking and the Auschwitz sites were sad and very thought provoking. The reason we have down scored was the tour admin. It was frankly atrocious! The courier just wasn’t interested and it showed. We got left behind at the hotel even though we were standing at the coach doors when it stopped they just didn’t look or open them before driving off. They stopped a 200m up the road, we walked towards them and they drove off again! We telephoned and they came back but what a shambles!! The apology was insincere and ineffective. Not what we have learnt to expect from Viatour
Response from Host, Feb 2024
I'm sorry and I understand your frustration and our tour leader made a mistake however they came back after 3 minutes (there are one way streets everywhere so it took 3 minutes to drive around to the same place) and picked you up and the rest of the day ran very well from what we've heard from other participants. I recon that title bad delivery is a bit unjust regarding tour leader took really good care of you (as of the other clients) for the next 11 hours. He did apologise you for our mistake from the morning and also I do. It should not happen but I would much appreciate if you could review the whole day taking a look at logistics, arrangements, guides, transportation, instructions etc. we arranged for you.
Salt mines/ Auschwitz-Birkenau
Lisa_B, Feb 2024
Fabulous trip, knowledge tour guides. Very good value for money . The whole trip was amazing from start to finish
Good tour
Ken_F, Feb 2024
Good tour, kept to times, packed lunch was good. Good guides. Nice bus. Good pick up points would recommend
Great tour
Natasha_T, Feb 2024
This was a great tour. The group size was small enough we were able to hear the guides. All of our guides were easy to here and well informed. It was very nice being picked up from and dropped off at our hotel. We packed our own lunch and were able to eat on the bus between the tours. We were given enough breaks/free time to use the restroom and buy souvenirs. The only issue we had was they changed which tour bus we were going to be on and didn't let us know. So we were looking for the wrong bus and guide.
Salt Mine Excellent. The rest is open for debate.
carlie_m, Feb 2024
The Salt Mine tour was an excellent visit worthwhile and interesting. The guide was knowledgeable and pleasant to listen to. Excellent all round with a good balance of walking, talking and resting. Not for the faint hearted as there are 800 or more steps down (only a few up) which takes it toll on the older body. Be aware. Auschwitz was terrible. The guide was excellent and informative on a horrific subject. Personally it was too much to endure. The Salt Mine was physically demanding - the remainder of the day emotionally destroying. Should this place even exist still? Less they forget? Just not sure.
Very humbling experience....
chantal_g, Feb 2024
Very humbling experience. Salt mines were fogotten after the auschwitz tour. Definitely recommend for all ages.
Learn from History
Fiona_P, Feb 2024
Everyone should experience this trip at least once. Guides were very informative at every stop. Very long day but worth it.
A must do tour
Theresa_F, Feb 2024
I knew this was going to be heavy but I wasn't prepared. Our guide was fantastic. She took us through both camps and we walked the exact path the victims did on the way to the chamber. We all should do this tour. Never forget.
A great, organised trip to the salt mine and Auschwitz
KaLun_L, Feb 2024
Excellent organisation and on time. Did not feel rushed at all. Our tour leader Julia kept us updated every step of the way and was very helpful. Guides on both the salt mine and Auschwitz were also very professional and knowledgeable. The provided pack lunch was good. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wish to visit both Auschwitz and salt mine on the same day. However do bear in mind that there will be lots of walking in a day.
Must see places in Poland.
Julie_R, Feb 2024
Tours are too close together. In the salt mine we were trying to listen to our guide over the voice of the guide behind us. The mine itself is incredible to see. At Auschwitz 1 you have headsets but again tours are so close that you are rushed through buildings which spoils those poignant moments. Be prepared for lots of walking, visiting both tours on the same day.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for sharing your review with us. Please note that all the guides and tours inside the sites are conducted by the Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau museums and their licensed guides are the only allowed to do the tours in these places. I;m sorry that you felt that the griups are too close to each other but sometimes when it is extremely busy day like yours other groups are pushing the next ones a bit.
A day well worth it
Kylie_K, Feb 2024
Every person related to the tour was kind and professional. Our tour guides for both the salt mine and Aushwitz-Birkenau were educated and authentic.
Difficult to say it was enjoyable, but ….
Alison_M, Feb 2024
Fantastic trip to the Salt Mines, Auschwitz, and Birkenau. Tour company had everything organised with no delays, with great communication. Tour guides at the respective locations were knowledgeable and friendly. Sad to actually be in a place where there was so much cruelty during WW2 whilst also getting a true feel for the place. Highly recommended to pay homage for those who lost their lives to give us our freedoms. Never forget.
Great experiences.
Alex_W, Feb 2024
These two excursions were very good. The transport to and from was very good and our guide Julia was great. Each activity had a dedicated English guide and we recommend both especially the salt mines.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Many thanks for your review :)
Good way to see lots in one day
Katy_M, Feb 2024
Trip went to plan , good communication about pick up etc. I had thought we were going to Auchwitz first but it was the salt mines first , not that it was an issue. Our guide within Auchwitz, Simon was outstanding. So heartfelt, somber and informative on his delivery of information.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you and I'm happy that you were satified by the service we provided :)
Very highly recommended!
Keily_C, Feb 2024
Very well organised and enjoyable tour. The salt mines are beautiful and very enjoyable, Auschwitz and Birkenau are very emotional but informative and eye opening. The day went very smoothly as our guide kept in good contact in terms of transport and schedule for the day. Overall, we were very happy with this tour and highly recommend it :)
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you very much for your review :)
Fantastic
Emilie_P, Feb 2024
Our guide Julia was very helpful and kept us informed about what was next throughout the whole day. Amazing experience overall!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you from Julia and whole staff! :)
Historical
Peter_P, Feb 2024
The tour guides were great the trip was interesting and informative, all three locations were well organised from pick ups to drop off thank you for a great day wear trainers it’s very hard on your feet
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Many thanks for that! :)
A must do
REBECCA_H, Feb 2024
The guide for Auchwitz-Birkenau tour was very good, informative and respectful. You are given headsets on the Auchwitz part so we could hear her talk as we walked around which is needed. The salt mines was good however we struggled slightly to understand the tour guide at times, also it was very hot down there when we went! Overall a very good tour, communication and directions to pick up point excellent and lunch plentiful, would recommend.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
thank you very much :)
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