Day trip

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine

4.7 / 5

62 reviews

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine

From US$ 97.37 per person

Journey through history on a day trip from Krakow. Pay your respects to victims of the Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau and see the beautiful chapels of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
This option includes hotel pickup. Please enter the address/location in Krakow where you would like to be picked up by your driver.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the memorial to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • View tragic artifacts from the Holocaust
  • Marvel at the salt chapels in Wieliczka Salt Mine
Full description
Depart Krakow and travel to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, to explore the horrific concentration camps used by the Nazis during World War II. Learn the tragic story of the mass extermination that took place at the camps, and see heart breaking artifacts that date back to the days of the Holocaust. Discover monuments to the tragedy, including original buildings, still standing as a sober reminder of the terrible events. Learn more about the history of the camps from an official museum guide. Visit both the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, located just three kilometers apart, and then get some free time to have your own packed lunch. Continue onto the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the oldest salt mine in Poland. Explore the salt chambers, with the help of an expert, licensed museum guide and learn about the history of the site. View the magnificent chapels, built into the salt, and the incredible carvings of contemporary artists.
Includes
  • Round trip transportation, including pick-up and drop off
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Entry fees to above mentioned attractions
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
  • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • There will be approximately 1 hour for lunch between tours and the driver might recommend a restaurant if needed
  • Bare in mind there is a lot of stairs to climb to enter the salt mine
  • You are not permitted to enter Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with large bags or backpacks
  • The tour usually starts between 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Those under the influence of alcohol or any other substance are prohibited from entering the museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau was very interresting, but really sad. I almost cried several times. We learned alot about our history and also history of norwegian people at auschwitz-birkenau. The only thing we wish could be better was the time for lunch between auschwitz and the salt mine. We got 30 minutes lunch, and everything at the restaurant we were told to Get lunch at took 30 minutes or more to prepare. So we got the food and was told «we have to leave in 5 minutes», so we had to eat a pizza/ or 11 dumplings in 5 minutes. The trip was over 1,5 hours before the scedual time, so it would have been Nice to Get a bit more time for food at an 10hour trip. the salt mine was absolutt fantastic. Really beautiful. We recommend this trip, but Ask for a bit more time to eat. Some of us was a bit «hangry»

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November 6, 2021

I visited Auschwitz-Berkinau with 'get your guide'. For me it was a very sobering and overwhelming experience and one that I am very glad I did. Until that visit I THOUGHT I knew how horrific that time in our history was. I came away from there with the full realisation that I hadn't a clue. I can not and never will be able to comprehend the true scale of the horror that was Auschwitz. We can never undo the suffering endured by those people but it is our absolute duty to make sure it is never forgotten. We must learn to be kind to our fellow human beings and remember that it is kindness that sets you free-not work-as was the motto over the entrance. I highly recommend this trip. To anyone who is hesitating, I say DO IT. You will not regret it. Your only sadness-and it will be a great one-is that so many good kind ordinary hard-working innocent men women and beautiful little children had to die in the most horrific manner -for the ideals of a few.

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December 5, 2019

This is one of those tours that you ask yourself, should I go? and the answer is yes. We started with the salt mines and I am glad we did. The salt mines are amazing and the stories behind them just as much. From there we traveled to Auschwitz and Birkenau. I will tell you that nothing prepares you for what you see and the stories that you hear. But I think it is necessary to remind us of what happened, to hope help us to never let it happen again but also to see how the human spirit can prevail, even under these horrible stories, the survivors wanted to make sure their stories were told and went on to live amazing lives. It is an emotionally draining day, but also one that can change how you look at the world. Our guides at each location were amazing. At the salt mines, she was funny and informative, and at the concentration camps, they were solemn and respectful to the history they were telling.

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October 21, 2019

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