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

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

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Visit former Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau) and see the most popular salt mine in the world, listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 11 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Kraków. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed with you by e-mail.
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 from 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)
  • Water
  • Food and drinks (except for water)
  • 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please provide your full name and contact details when booking; please bring your passport or ID card to ensure
  • All tickets are non-refundable
  •  Maximum luggage/bag/purse/backpack size is 30x20x10cm (A4 sheet size)
  • Please inform the supplier if your child is less then 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. Be sure to contact the local partner with any questions you may have about your booking time and date.
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 153 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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The tour is really good because it enables you to cover two main tourist sites in just one day. Maybe a welcome message or introduction in the minibus would be appreciated in the future. The guide from Auschwitz was very knowledgeable but did not really offer opportunities for questions and you had to interrupt him if you wanted to ask. Also we could not have lunch break because of time schedule that day and there was a bit of lack of communication in this matter. Despite this areas for improvement, it is in general a very good tour. I would do it again!

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September 7, 2020

Excellent tour! There is a lot of walking! The salt mines you will do about 400 stairs at one point and then 400 more but in smaller increments. ( only going down you will take an elevator back up). Buttt it was totally worth it! It was absolutely amazing. Auschwitz was also an incredible thing to see. I have read about the history but to actually be there and listen to the guide was just something I’ve never experienced between emotion and just the feeling being there. Guides for both tours were extremely knowledgeable. The driver was super helpful gave us bathroom breaks and also brought us right to the guides. It was extremely well planned. One thing I was disappointed about was we saw Auschwitz second. Since I went in October it got darker earlier so by the time we gotto the 2nd camp it was completely dark and we couldn’t see a thing. So if I were you make sure the Auschwitz-Birkenau is the first stop because the salt mines are all underground so it won’t matter about sunlight.

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October 30, 2019

Had a great day, the driver was always prompt, drove really well and the vehicle was clean. We did the salt mines first and then onto Auschwitz-Birkenau. Only critisism is that it was dark when we finished at Auschwitz-Birkenau so would have been better to do them the other way around. (This was the first day after the clocks changed so maybe this caught everybody out).

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October 30, 2019

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