Day trip

From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine in 1 Day

From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine in 1 Day

From US$ 84.73 per person

Visit former Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz I & Auschwitz II. Then, see the popular salt mine, listed on the UNESCO Cultural & Natural World Heritage List.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Kraków.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp
  • Learn the history of Auschwitz and the Holocaust
  • See dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt
Full description

Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest death camp in human history, the site of mass destruction and genocide in Europe during World War II. Currently camp Auschwitz-Birkenau is a synonym for world’s most cruel terror, genocide and atrocities.

The camp was built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. The total number of deaths and executions is estimated to be over 1.5 million people of 28 nationalities. Almost 90% of these people were Jews.

The former concentration camp leaves a deep impression, partly because it allows you to imagine the scale of the Holocaust. Since 1979 this site has been listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage list.

After your visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, head to the Wieliczka salt mine, one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists from around the world visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs.

This unique place is listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List since 1978 placing it even higher on tourists' "to-do list". The miners left dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for many further years.

There are 800 steps to climb of which 350 at the beginning take you down into the mine. There's a lift to the top of the mine at the end of the route.

Includes
  • Entrance fees for Auschwitz, Birkenau, Salt Mine
  • Professional English-speaking guides for Auschwitz, Birkenau, Salt Mine
  • Professional and licensed transport service
  • Pickup from your accommodation, or the meeting point (depending on option chosen)
  • Drop-off at the Main Market Square in the Old Town or at your accommodation (depending on option chosen)
  • Food and drinks
  • Private guides
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please provide your full name and contact details when booking; please bring your passport or ID card to ensure.
  •  Maximum luggage/bag/purse/backpack size is 30x20x10cm (A4 sheet size).
  • Please inform the supplier if your child is less than 150cm tall so that a child seat can be prepared.
  • From March 2020, new guidelines mean booking in advance is the only way to ensure you are able to visit. It is generally possible to change your ticket date and time after purchase if necessary.
  • Please dress modestly (out of respect for the deceased) and according to the weather
  • The temperature in the Salt Mine is around 14-15 degrees Celsius - you will spend around 2-2.5 hours over there, please dress accordingly
  • Time of departure is approximate and may change up to 3 hours.
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, GetYourGuide and your guide have no influence on the duration of the break times.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 328 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Great way to see two UNESCO World heritage sites in a day if you are short on time. The Auschwitz-Birkenau trip guide was really knowledgeable and a highlight of our trip. The Saltmine was also a good experience. Just ensure you have a full breakfast as lunch isn't until 14:00 and even then it was a little rushed.

January 10, 2022

Very good package for one day! The shuttle was supposed to pick us up at 7:00 am and was 15min late. First visit to Auschwitz lasting 3 hours: very interesting but for us we visited it under -12 ° and stay outside for 3 hours without moving with these temperatures it was untenable! So plan ahead! then in the afternoon the salt mines for 3 hours as well: you will descend 150m underground! It is between 15 and 20 ° it changed us in the morning !! Count a good 4 hours in the coach throughout the day. The guide was great! At noon we did not have time to go to the restaurant because of the traffic, suddenly, we had a good hot meal at 5 p.m. leaving the salt mines then we returned to the center of Krakow around 7 p.m. .

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December 30, 2021

A really good day - long but plenty of time to see everything & good breaks in between. Gregory, our driver, was fantastic and went to great lengths to make sure we had everything we needed and knew where we were going. The guides at both Auschwitz & the salt mines were really informative. Would recommend

December 5, 2021

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