Full Day Tour to Auschwitz Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine

Duration details - 12 hours in total
Pick-up time - 7 AM
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Hotel Pick-Up (from city center hotels only)
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Why Choose Us?

  • Easy booking and instant confirmation
  • Transport from Krakow by comfortable air-conditioned minibus
  • Expert Auschwitz Birkenau and Salt Mine tour guide for both attractions
  • City Center Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • All Entrance fees included
  • Lunchbox for each passenger

Available Pickup points

 

  • Hotels located in the city center
  • Common meeting point - Kiss & ride Parking - Floriana Straszewskiego 14 (In front of Maltanski Hotel)
  • Attention! Be aware that some hotels located in the city center cannot be reached by a larger bus due to the entry regulations. In this case, you will need to go to the nearest meeting point, which will be indicated to you by our staff.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour Itinerary

Pickup from meeting point or hotel in city center
While booking the tour you will have a chance to choose your pickup point (hotel located in center Krakow or meeting point). Please be at the chosen pick-up point 10 minutes before the departure time.
Transfer to Auschwitz by an air-conditioned minibus (~1,5h)
Travel with our professional English-speaking driver to Oświęcim which is located ~70km from Kraków. After approximately 1.5 hours, you will reach the Museum, where our guide will be waiting for you.
Auschwitz I Tour
The official Auschwitz tour guide will share the heartbreaking story in the English language. Auschwitz I was a concentration camp, used by the Nazis to punish and exterminate political and other opponents of their regime.
Transfer to Auschwitz II Birkenau (10min)
After visiting Auschwitz camp you will get a lunchbox (sandwich, cake, fruit, water) and proceed to Birkenau camp, with the same bus that you arrived with.
Auschwitz II Birkenau Tour
Continuation of your tour in Birkenau camp. Birkenau is where the greatest murder the world has ever seen took place. Over a million people died here.
Return to Krakow from Birkenau camp (~2h)
It's time to go back to Krakow, because Salt Mine is on the other side of the city. In the city centre you'll have around 1 hour of free time. Be ready at the departure point (Floriana Straszewskiego 14 Street) 10 minutes before the departure to Salt Mine. The ride will take around 30 minutes
Visiting Wieliczka Salt Mine (~2h)
With a licensed guide you'll go underground to visit famous Salt Mine. The tour will take approximately 2 hours
Back to Krakow (~30 minutes)
You can be dropped off in the place of the pickup or next to the Main Market Square. Enjoy Krakow City!

About the Tour

Get the most of your stay in Krakow and choose an exceptional one-day package to must-see UNESCO listed sites: Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Memorial and Wieliczka Salt Mine. As first, we will take you to the Auschwitz-Birkenau - one of the best-known concentration camps in the world. During the 3-hour guided tour you will visit both parts of the Museum: Auschwitz I, the administrative centre of Auschwitz death camp and Auschwitz II, designed and constructed as an extermination facility you will experience. This tour will let you see how Auschwitz remains as a living monument to death.

After the Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour, there will be a short break in Krakow. Your next destination will be one of the most amazing underground cities in the world - Wieliczka Salt Mine. During the 3-hour guided tour you will be led through a number of chambers, shown underground lakes, shrines and salt formations including the stunning Chapel of St. Kinga what will let you feast your eyes of the original beauty of this place. After both tours, you will be dropped off to your hotel or to the main meeting point.

Additional information

  • After the visit at Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial you will be taken back to Krakow where the break of aprox. 1 hour will be organized. The pick up for Wieliczka Salt Mine will be organised from Straszewskiego St 14, in front of Maltański Hotel at 2:30pm.
  • It is obligatory to take ID or Passport with you. Documents will be checked at the entry
  • The allowed dimensions of a bag you can take with you for the exhibition are 30x20x10 (A4 size).If your bag is bigger you will be asked to leave your bigger belongings in a car (don’t worry, they will be locked and supervised by our driver)
  • Please make sure to show up on time. Being late might prevent you from taking part in the tour.

Terms & Conditions

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start of the tour
  • Please arrive at the designated pick-up point minimum 10 minutes before the departure time
  • Minor delays (circa 20 minutes) are possible due to traffic conditions           

Faq

How long do Auschwitz tours last?

The guided Auschwitz tour lasts about 3,5h and one-way transfer from Krakow to Auschwitz takes about 1h 30min (+ pickup time) so the whole tour takes about 7 - 7,5 hours.

I am using a wheelchair, can I participate in Auschwitz Tour?

Yes, you can visit Auschwitz with an assisting person. Bearing in mind that the wheelchair should be capable of folding so it would fit into a vehicle (please contact us beforehand if you have any difficulties with moving). However, some sites in Auschwitz are available only through steps so you may not be able to see some of them. Sightseeing in a wheelchair is difficult due to the historical aspect of the buildings (no driveways, large steps, and stairs, pebbly ground).

What luggage size can I take to Auschwitz?

The dimensions are 30x20x10 cm and you will not be able to enter with any luggage that exceeds those. These are strictly followed and controlled. You can leave your bigger luggage in our minibus, it will be locked and supervised by the driver.

I am interested in WWII history - what others tours can I take to enlarge my knowledge about this subject?

The History of World War II in Krakow is such an interesting and tragic subject, no wonder why you want to learn more about it. We highly recommend taking Schindler's Museum Guided Tour - it will not only teach you about the story of Oscar Schindler but also the conditions of living in Krakow through the wartime. 

Another place where you can learn more about War and particularly Krakow Ghetto is the Eagle Pharmacy. You will discover the story of Tadeusz Pankiewicz, a pharmacist that volunteered to be locked inside Krakow Ghetto in order to help Jewish people survive in the ghetto. The Eagle Pharmacy is included in a list of museums allowed to visit for free with our Krakow City Pass.