1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Krakow: 2-Day Auschwitz Museum and Salt Mine Guided Tour

Product ID: 138386
Get the most out of your time in Krakow and visit 2 popular attractions on consecutive days. Learn more about life in the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau and see dramatic chambers carved from salt at Wieliczka Salt Mine.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup optional

Pick-up possible from your hotel or apartment in central Krakow only. For other locations, a convenient pick-up point will be provided after booking. The exact pick-up point and time will be confirmed by email after booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Watch an informative documentary about the liberation of Auschwitz
  • Learn the harrowing history of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • Visit Poland's oldest mines at Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Marvel at statues and chapels carved from the rock salt
Full description
Embark on a poignant journey through history at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and learn more about life at the concentration camps set up by the Nazis during World War II. Then, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine the next day and marvel at salt rock formations deep underground.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum:
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the morning, and then travel to the village of Oświęcim by shared minivan or minibus. Watch an informative documentary about the labor camps on the way to prepare you for the moving experience upon arrival. Then, take a 3.5-hour guided tour of the harrowing complex to see some of the surviving buildings and personal artifacts.

Wieliczka Salt Mine:
Depart Krakow and drive to Wieliczka Salt Mine in the town of Wieliczka. Descend underground into the old royal mines of the Żupy krakowskie mining company to take a 2.5-hour tour of the complex. Admire statues and chapels carved out of the rock salt by the miners and see new carvings by contemporary artists before the drive back to Krakow. Get dropped off at your hotel or other location of your choice on arrival.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan or minibus
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Wi-Fi
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Fee to take photos at Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Tip for the driver

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

in front of Radisson Blu hotel - Straszewskiego 17

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
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 are no age restrictions at Wieliczka Salt Mine or Auschwitz-Birkenau. Children should be capable of walking unassisted or carried in baby slings or carriers. Pushchairs are not allowed underground at the salt mine
• Temperatures at Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 59º Fahrenheit (15º Celsius). The narrow paths may feel claustrophobic and once underground you cannot shorten your visit or turn back. You will need to descend 400 steps at the entrance and the route features over 800 steps
• Auschwitz-Birkenau mostly feature dirt tracks that may cause difficulties for wheelchair users
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From US$ 94.61 US$ 47.30 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

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    4.8 / 5
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  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
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    4.8 / 5
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A worth while and sobering trip to Auschwitz, guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Trip around the Camp was around three hours, would suggest a reasonable level of fitness as a lot of walking and at times we were moving quite quickly to keep our Tour at the correct places on time. We were given head phones and a transmitter to hear the guide, not given at the second camp. The Salt Mine moved at a similar pace, this time we had head phones to hear guide. Again knowledgeable and pleasant. Dry and quite warm in the mine, coats not needed with all the walking around. Steps easy to navigate but plenty of them, mainly going down. Some we needed to climb up, hand rail could be used. Again a reasonable pace set to keep our tour moving, walking shoes ideal foot wear. Both trips very good, 1.30 hrs travelling to Auschwitz and 30 minutes to Salt Mine.

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November 6, 2019

Very interesting place, guide was like a robot but I think you have to be to deliver such upsetting information. Salt mines is not for the faint hearted lots of steps and walking. No time to shop or buy food or sovereigns that was the only down side. Well worth it though

October 31, 2019

I cannot recommend the tours highly enough. We were picked up punctually each day at our hotel by friendly, knowledgeable and helpful drivers. Both guides knew their subjects very well and were more than willing to answer any questions. There is a lot of walking and standing on both tours, so I would recommend doing them on separate days (wearing comfortable shoes!). Both tours were well organised and I would certainly recommend them to friends.

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August 27, 2018

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Product ID: 138386