Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine: Day Tour & Lunch

Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine: Day Tour & Lunch

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Visit the historically important site of Auschwitz-Birkenau and learn about WWII concentration camps in Poland. Later tour the underground Salt Mine in Wieliczka, one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Enjoy a packed lunch of Polish products.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
You'll be picked up outside your hotel.

Experience

Itinerary
7.5 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Auschwitz I

  • Free time

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau

  • 1.5 hours
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • 45 minutes
  • Krakow

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Experience 2 of Krakow's most important historic sites in one day
  • Take a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
  • Head underground at the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine
Full description
You’ll get an early start on this 11-hour combination tour that begins with a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and continues later with the opportunity to explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine. First you’ll stop at Auschwitz I, where you will join a 2.5-hour English tour, provided by the museum’s guide. After that, the tour continues at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which is about 2 kilometers away. You’ll spend about an hour with the same guide and explore the site while hearing about its history. During the second half of your full-day program, you’ll travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. It has been producing table salt for over 700 years! Enjoy a delicious packed lunch set (at 14:30) with the best Polish products. The English-speaking tour of the Mine will begin at 16:00 or 17:00 (depending on road conditions). Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt. You should arrive back at your hotel not later than at 19:30.
Includes
  • Door-to-door transportation (free hotel pick-up)
  • Documentary film
  • English-speaking guide in Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • English-speaking guide in the Salt Mine
  • All admission fees and tickets
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Photo permission inside the Salt Mine (10zł can be paid on the spot)
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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

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
  • Please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks that can be carried on the Museum grounds is 30x20x10 centimeters. You can always leave your belongings inside the bus, which will be parked nearby
  • The Salt Mine tour begins at around 16:00. Your English-speaking guide will take you on a tour of 2-2.5 hours, to 140 meters underground on a journey of over 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes
  • To reach the first level of the mine (64 meters underground), you have to descend a wooden stairway of 378 stairs. After the tour, you will be taken up to the surface by a lift
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 796 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The tour of Auschwitz was very informative and really put it into perspective when seeing the remains of the buildings and belongings that are there. I really liked that the tour provides you with a headset so you can hear the tour guide a lot clearer and easier as we were in a big group and had we had been at the back this would have not been possible. I didn't have much of an expectation for the Salt Mines but I was WOWed when we dove deeper into the mines. What has been done over the years is absolutely insane and amazing, definitely a must see even for those like myself who thought it wouldn't be anything special. I only wish the tour guide had the same headset idea that Auschwitz had as I found it very hard to hear the guide at times and had to keep asking my partner what they said. My only real negative is the small bus we were on that was almost full, was very cramped and hard to eat your lunch in comfort on. I could see no way to open any windows.

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10 September 2020

In few words - Perfect tour. Starting from the driver Simon and ending Salt mine. Auszwitz in general very interesting place, guide told a lot with no rush. Lunch was pretty simple, but very delicious: sandwich, salat, fruits. Salt mine guide was funny person. Only positive vibes about this trip.

15 July 2020

3 of us went on this trip when visiting Krakow for 3 days. Me, my mum and my friend. All different ages and we all enjoyed it equally! David our bus driver and tour guide was great! He was efficient, friendly and everything was organised and timed perfectly. We arrived at Auschwitz around 9:30, we had a fantastic tour guide who knew all there was to know, very passionate and informative, she also joined us to the other camp. We finished these tours around 1 when we had a lunch, packed lunch style but very tasty and there was something for everyone and then we went to the salt mines which was a lovely end to the day. Again we had a tour guide who was very informative. The day was fantastically put together and well ran by David! We couldn’t recommend this trip more. :)

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17 January 2020

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