Auschwitz & Salt Mine One Day Tour

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Duration: approx. 11 hours
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Available languages: English
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Lunch included

Join our best selling tour to Auschwitz Camp Museum, Birkenau Camp and Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Not enough time for visiting all Krakow’s must-see places? Now, it is possible to visit both – Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and the Salt Mine in Wieliczka in one day with no compromise on Your trip itinerary! Your day will start early, but this way You will manage to visit Auschwitz, Birkenau, explore the Salt Mine without standing in the lines and get back to Krakow by dinner time.

Visiting Auschwitz Museum & Birkenau Camp

Firstly, You will be taken to Auschwitz I, during the trip, You will watch a documentary movie about history of concentration camps in Poland. In Auschwitz I Museum You will join an English tour – provided by the Museum’s guide – for about 2 hours. After that, we will transfer You to Auschwitz II – Birkenau, which is about 2 km away. You will spend there about 1 hour with the same guide.

Please note that you must bring your ID or passport to enter Museum’s grounds.

Visiting Salt Mine

In a second part of the day, we will transfer You to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which happens to be one of the oldest working Salt Mines in the World – it has been producing table salt for over 700 years! You will be attending an English guided tour at 15:40 (depending on road conditions). Your guide will take You up to 140 meters underground for a 2,5-hours journey through over 2,5-kilometers long tourist route full of chambers with amazing carvings and statues, where everything is made of salt. You will be also served with our delicious packed lunch set, based on the best Polish products.

Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 metres underground), You have to descent a wooden stairway which has 378 stairs. After the tour, You will be taken up to the surface with a lift.

After the tour we will take you back to your hotel where you should arrive not later than at 7-8 p.m.

Trip Itnerary

  • 1
    Hotel pickup

    We will pick you up early from your hotel. It's usually around 7.00 - 8.00 a.m.

  • 2
    Transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau

    First, we will go to Auschwitz during the ride you will watch the documentary movie about the Camp

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    Auschwitz Museum

    You will have a 2-hour long guided tour in the Auschwitz I Museum.

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    Birkenau Camp

    After visiting Auschwitz I we will transfer you to Auschwitz II Birkenau camp where you will spend another hour with the same guide.

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    Transfer to Wileiczka Salt Mine

    On the way will be served with our lunch box. Ride should take around 1 hour.

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    Wieliczka Salt Mine Sight Seeing

    Now it is time to visit the UNESCO listed site. Local expert guide will take you on 2.5 hour underground journey.

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    Transfer and hotel drop off

    Our service covers door-to-door transportation. That means You will be taken back to the hotel

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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  • Sarah profile avatar
    Sarah
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    This was a great trip. The scenery along the way is lovely and the driver put a video about Auschwitz-Birkenau on to watch. The tour is done in a sensitive but informative way. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Lunch provided was lovely. The salt mine was interesting with cheap gift shop buys and delicious ice cream! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.

  • Kathleen profile avatar
    Kathleen
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    Netherlands
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    Very well-coordinated, accommodated my motion sickness request. The driver drove very nice, didn't feel too sick. The young tour guide at Auschwitz was a little difficult to understand and the salt mine was very interesting. Bring comfy shoes!!! Lots of walking!

  • Ian profile avatar
    Ian
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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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    Excellent pickup, no waiting, was very punctual. Although Auschwitz was quite emotional. It was also very compassionate and informative too, excellent lunch. The salt mine was amazing, we had a really enjoyable day.

  • Rosalind profile avatar
    Rosalind
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    Cannot tell you how fantastic this trip is. Transportation was clean and efficient. Highly recommend this company. Used them more than once.

  • Robert profile avatar
    Robert ,
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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    A must-do if you visit Krakow. Booking the trip was easy and the trip was very professionally run. The transfer was very comfortable. It was very quick getting into Auschwitz with the guide who was also great and made the trip for me, giving us plenty of information and letting us take it all in. It was a very moving experience. The salt mine was very good also, and I would visit again. The whole day was good, it was a full day and I would consider both trips separately.

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In Auschwitz I Museum You will join an English tour – provided by the Museum’s guide – for about 2 hours. After that, we will transfer You to Auschwitz II – Birkenau, which is about 2 km away. You will spend there about 1 hour with the same guide.

Please note that you must bring your ID or passport to enter Museum’s grounds.

Please note that this tour is not available on: 25th of December, 1st of January, Liberation Anniversary, Easter Saturday afternoon, Easter Sunday and March of the Living Day.

Auschwitz-Birkenau is the most well-known Nazi concentration camp, somehow a “point zero” for the history of other camps. Operating in 1940-1945, it ended up being the place of a massive extermination, not known to human history before. 1 million Jewish people were exterminated there, which also makes it the main place where Holocaust took place.

Auschwitz consisted of around 40 sub-camps, but the most tragic events happened in Auschwitz I (administrative headquarters) with Crematorium I and Birkenau (Auschwitz II) with crematoria II-V. The inmates in the first mass transport in June 1940 were political prisoners – Poles, there were around 700 of them. Ever since 1942 and Wannsee Conference, a massive transportation of Jews from all over Europe has started. Initially, Auschwitz was not a death camp and the first gassing was in September 1941 – it included Soviet soldiers and some of the most sick prisoners. The situation quickly changed, though.

Due to the great location of Oswiecim – the city where the camp was located – where railroad tracks from many places in Europe crossed their paths, it was possible to organise transports of Jews, Roma, Russians and various other nationalities. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the only Nazi concentration camp with such an organised number and tattooing system, which later allowed to estimate almost the exact number of prisoners/murdered there. There were around 1.3 million of inmates in Auschwitz-Birkenau during the 5 years of its existence, with approximately 1.1 million (mostly Jews) of them being killed.

Please remember to take comfortable shoes and warm clothes (the temperature in the mine ranges between 17° and 18°C). The route includes approx. 800 stairs, 380 of which are at the start.

We use a fleet of new Mercedes-Benz Vans and Minibuses. Our drivers are well trained and fully licesned for travel ground transportation. Our door to door service means that you will be pickup directly form your hotel and delivered to the same spot after the tour, for free.

Guides are local experts certified by the museum. Maximum group size is 30 people. You will be equipped with headphones to hear guide better in crowded areas.

Our lunch box includes chicken and pasta salad, cheese roll, chocolate wafer and bottle of water. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or lactose free option is available on request.

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Documentary movie

On your way, you will watch a documentary movie about Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

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Lunch Included

On the way, we will serve you our delicious packed lunch set freshly prepared everyday.

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Skip the lines

Our tour includes all admission fees and tickets so you don't have to worry about a thing and stand in the lines to buy the tickets

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Free hotel pickup

Remember that we will pick you up and drive you back to your hotel or apartment.

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Professional guide

There will be local expert English speaking guide waiting for you. Maximum group size is 30 people.

FAQ

Here you can find answers for frequently asked questions.

Please note that this tour is not available on: 25th of December, 1st of January, Liberation Anniversary, Easter Saturday afternoon, Easter Sunday and March of the Living Day.

Please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed to carry on the Museum grounds is 30 x 20 x 10 cm. You can always leave your belongings inside the bus which will be parked nearby.

Please note that for Balice airport/hotels near the airport pickup the additional fee is 70 PLN per booking.

Temperature in the mine is constant all year long. It is 17-19 degrees Celsius.

Are available before starting the tour and also in two locations during the visit.

Auschwitz-Birkenau is being preserved in its original form, there are no facilities for people with walking disabilities. Our team will be happy to assist you in choosing the best option to make a visit. Some part of the underground tourist route in Salt Mine is adapted for persons not moving independently. In order to take advantage of the opportunity to visit this part of the mine, please contact our reservation team.

During the tour, taking photos and filming is allowed. Guide will let you know where you shall not take pictures to pay respect to victims.

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