Krakow

One day tour: Auschwitz Birkenau + Wieliczka Salt Mine

Badge of ExcellenceKrakow, Poland
Krakow Super Saver Auschwitz Birkenau Half Day Tour plus Wieliczka Salt Mine Half Day Tour
Likely to Sell Out

From $60.76

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 12 hours
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover Poland's top UNESCO-listed sites on this Super Saver, combining two popular Krakow tours at a special value price. First, follow an expert guide on a half-day tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau and explore the moving exhibitions and prison blocks of the former Nazi concentration camp complex. On the second day, marvel at the underground tunnels and salt formations inside the 700-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mine. Sharpen your knowledge on two important historical sites over the course of two days.
  • Combine two best-selling Krakow tours at one discounted price!
  • One day or two day options available. Decide whether to visit both sites in one day or break it down into two morning visits
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp complex
  • See prison barracks, watch a documentary film about the camps, and learn about the lives of the prisoners who were sent there
  • Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, another of Poland’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Go hundreds of feet underground and see spectacular salt formations like the Chapel of St. Kinga

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This package gives you the flexibility to visit each attraction on a different day.

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional local guide
  • Visit at Auschwitz National Museum (If relevant option is selected)
  • Visit at Wieliczka Salt Mine (If relevant option is selected)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pawia 18b
    Pawia 18b, 31-154 Kraków, Poland

    Kiss&Ride Park, next to Mercure hotel.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This Super Saver allows you to explore Krakow's top historical points of interest over the course of two days. See the Itinerary section for more details on each half-day trip.

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Brzezinka

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Krakow

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Wieliczka Salt Mine

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The salt mine stays at a temperature of approximately 57 degrees F (14 C); please wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Please note that the tour is offered in English
  • Be aware that in the Salt Mine there are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start
  • Please note, that the maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the Auschwitz Museum & Memorial can not exceed dimensions: 30x20x10 cm
  • Please note that the time of departure might change due to availability of the guides at the museum. The change in time of departure does not qualify for a refund.
  • Please make sure to bring with you ID or passoprt. Because before the entrance to Auschwitz Museum seciurity will ask about it.
  • 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.

Traveler Photos

See more

Traveler Tips


It was not tiring and was well worth the day spent.
Reviews by Viator travelers. We perform checks on reviews

Reviews

4.5
771 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
0
0
0
0
0
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 771 reviews
Salt mines are well worth a visit but Auschwitz was rushed
Costantino_T, Mar 2023
Not a great day. We visited Auschwitz & Birkenau and the whole trip was rushed to the point that we had no time at all for a drink, to look at things properly or to take in the place at all. Whilst i do understand that the place was busy, i feel that we missed so much. The day was booked thinking that we would go straight to the salt mines afterwards but no, despite asking the tour guide who had no idea what was happening, the driver wanted to drop us at a random hotel in Krakow and insisted that we wait on the street outside for almost 2 hours to be collected for the Salt Mine visit. We refused that and asked that we be taken back to our hotel. We did get dropped off at our hotel. Later that day we got a call from the driver of the Salt Mine visit as he was waiting at the random hotel. We explained what had happened and he was nothing less than brilliant. He came to our hotel, collected us, provided us with a bottle of cold water and took us to the salt mines. This guy was exceptional, the mines were brilliant and the driver waited for us but kept telling us not to rush and to take our time and see everything. He literally sat and waited in his car the whole time. He then offered to drop us off anywhere in Krakow. Salt Mines themselves were exceptional and i would highly recommend them to anyone but if you are going to Auschwitz, DONT book a guide just buy a guide book and go alone.
Auschwitz concentration camp was a...
bhanu r, Aug 2018
Auschwitz concentration camp was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Nazis. It is a poignant story of the past and hits you straight at your heart. As I went up and down the various buldings and the a few streets of the yester years, along with my guideprovided by Viator i shrivelled inside me. How can humans turn to animals? i went to the town centre,at 7 AM for my pickup and travelled in a comfortable mini van with 18 others.I came back around 1.30 PM, had a quick lunch in the nearby Polish restaurant and was back at the pickup point at 2.45PM/ The afternoon tour was just the opposite-exhilarating to see the preserved salt mines and to hear the story of the miners in a very telling way. It was not tiring and was well worth the day spent.
We did this trip over two days...
Paul C, May 2018
We did this trip over two days. Going to auschwitz was like going to a cattle market, it was very busy. The guide we had was good but sometimes found that what she was talking about we couldn't see as we hadn't entered the room yet because of the crowds of people. It was a three hour tour but could have spent longer there as we didn't see everything because of the time limit that we had. The salt mine trip we did the following day. I would fully recommend this trip except for the guide that we had that meet us off the mini bus, he was extremely rude and needed a lesson in people skills! One of the people in our tour asked if there was anytime after to look in the shops. His reply was if everyone agrees you can have ten minutes. If you are longer I will not wait for you, you can find your own way back to the bus. Arranging meeting points were not straight forward, leaving most of us confused. The tour guide inside the salt mine was great. It was busy but waited for the tour in front to move before explaining the monuments etc.
Great value for your money, long day...
Elizabeth_L, May 2018
Great value for your money, long day of touring but our group was no more than 10 people and were very accommodating to our young child.
Salt mine tour was excellent....my...
Julie C, May 2018
Salt mine tour was excellent....my only criticism would be on the Auschwitz tour the guide repeated herself quite a lot. I felt it was a little bit of a conveyor belt....we didn't really have time to pause and take it all in. I felt there were times when she should have just been quiet, especially when walking through the crematoria. I ended up taking my earphone out, just so I could take in what actually happened there....hope that makes sense.
Well paced in that we felt to do...
Amanda C, Apr 2018
Well paced in that we felt to do both in one day would have been too much. Both trips were well organised with knowledgeable guides, but on both trips we joined with other groups which made it hard to hear on occasions and seemed rushed, for example in Auschwitz we would have liked to look at and study the information and exhibits on display. We were four adults and whilst we would say both trips are a must when visiting Krakow, two of us felt the Salt Mine was only ok and would give it 3 stars.
I thoroughly enjoyed these two...
Renate V, Apr 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed these two tours. Not only was the pickup on time but the guides friendly and knowledgeable. I feel that everybody should experience Auschwitz at least once. But Wielicka was my last day in Poland and the highlight of my trip. It was super!!! Beautiful!!! Both tours involve al lot of walking but it is totally worth the effort. The pure air down in the mine makes it easy to walk.
Excellent tour, highly recommend seeing...
Alana H, Apr 2018
Excellent tour, highly recommend seeing both Auschwitz and salt mines if you have the time.
The tours overall were amazing. Very...
Kristina G, Mar 2018
The tours overall were amazing. Very informative and well worth it. The guide for Auschwitz must have been in training as he was not very polished and kept asking the secondary guide we were with to fill in the blanks which she did in Polish, then he had to translate to English. He English was good, but not great considering it was an English tour. The mic also kept cutting out which was disappointing as it was hard to hear. The Salt Mine was very cool. The guide was amazing. The only challenge was getting out of the mine. It took nearly an hour of waiting in line after line to get onto the elevator. The elevator back up is terrifying. If you are claustrophobic, it will be a challenge for you. The only thing I wish I knew in advance was more detail about timing. How much time would be spent at each place and how many breaks we got. The timing was good, but had I known more in advance, it would have helped the experience.
The Auschwitz tour guide was...
Cheyenne B, Feb 2018
The Auschwitz tour guide was fantastic as well as the Wieliczka tour. I think some organizational skills could really benefit this company such as dropping off the people who are doing the double trip first so that they don't spend an extra 25-30 minutes sitting on the bus dropping everyone else off first when we are the ones with minimal time to eat lunch before the next tour departs. Also, at the Salt mine, we had to sit an wait for 30-35 minutes for two people who did not correctly follow their tour guide instructions.
very thoughtful and full of information...
Sandra G, Feb 2018
very thoughtful and full of information in both locations. would go for it again for sure!
Discover Krakow had superb tour guides...
RICHARD M, Jan 2018
Discover Krakow had superb tour guides that really made both days even more special
Both 'must see' places while...
Robert G, Jan 2018
Both 'must see' places while visiting Krakow and excellent value too. Highly, highly recommended.
Booked this trip for our family of...
Lisa_D, Jan 2018
Booked this trip for our family of 5. The pick up from the hotel was on time and was on a modern minibus Our tour guide was very knowledgeable with excellent English, the transfer between the camps was good and we were able to leave bags on the bus Idealy we would have liked a little more time there
This is excellent value for money...
Angharad_J, Jan 2018
This is excellent value for money. Had a very sobering experience and the tour guides were all great.
Both Auschwitz and Wieliczka tours...
Viktorija P, Jan 2018
Both Auschwitz and Wieliczka tours are definitely worth taking, the biggest minus is the size of every group - around 30 people, but there is no problem to clearly hear the guide, as they have microphones and every person is issued with receiver and headphones. Hotel pick-up could be considered as a plus, however it is very time-consuming and the sequence could be opposite - at departure hotel pickup and upon coming back the stop nearby main square could be first. But overall would recommend the trips.
A tour rich in history everyone on the...
Christopher Z, Jan 2018
A tour rich in history everyone on the planet should experience.
Great tour and an excellent option...
Allison G, Jan 2018
Great tour and an excellent option to see both sites. Both experiences were great with excellent guides!
Excellent value for money combining...
Julie P, Dec 2017
Excellent value for money combining two must do tours when visiting krakow Efficient transfers and local knowledgable guides Guided tour of both locations enable nothing to be missed. Good value for money would definitely recommend
Excellent tour to learn and gain...
Lisa B, Dec 2017
Excellent tour to learn and gain insights to a sad part of history......Our tour guide was excellent...
...

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
Current
Likely to Sell Out
No Photo
One day tour: Auschwitz Birkenau + Wieliczka Salt Mine

771

12 hours
Free Cancellation
From
$60.76

Explore Similar Things to Do