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Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch

By Mr.Shuttle Tours & Transfers Krakow
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Tick off two of Krakow’s top attractions in just one day on a hassle-free day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. As well as guaranteeing your entry to both of these often sold-out landmarks, this tour includes all entrance fees, hotel pickup, and lunch. Plus, during the journey to Auschwitz, stay occupied with an onboard documentary about the Nazi concentration camp.
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Ages 0-99, max of 90 per group
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Take a hassle-free tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Stay occupied during the journey by watching an onboard documentary 
  • Guarantee entry to the often sold-out attractions
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included

  • Door-to-door transportation (Free hotel Pick-up)
  • Documentary movie (optional)
  • Lunch set
  • English speaking guide in Auschwitz and Birkenau and Salt Mine
  • Entry/Admission - Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Your tour begins with hotel pickup in the morning. Once aboard your air-conditioned coach, watch a documentary about the Nazi concentration camps of Europe. On arrival at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, join a tour with an official guide, and learn about the history of the Holocaust. Then, transfer to Birkenau, the neighboring complex, to continue your tour with the same guide. In between the two attractions, enjoy a boxed lunch. For the second part of the day, explore the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Descend to the subterranean tunnels via a wooden stairway, and explore chambers filled with salt carvings and statues. This guided tour concludes with drop-off at your Krakow hotel.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • If your hotel is not listed please add a remark and we will pick you up from any accommodation (also Airbnb) located within Krakow City limits. You can also choose one of our pickup points.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Wielopole 2, 31-072 Kraków, Poland
      • Floriana Straszewskiego 17, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20231P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • Please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed to carry on the Museum grounds is 30 x 20 x 10 cm. You can always leave your belongings inside the bus which will be parked nearby.
        • Please note that this tour is not available on: 25th of December, 1st of January, Easter Saturday afternoon, Easter Sunday and March of the Living Day.
        • Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 meters underground), You have to descent a wooden stairway which has 378 stairs. After the tour, You will be taken up to the surface with a lift.
        • Temperature in the Salt Mine is approximately 14 degrees C (57 degrees F), please wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes.
        • Adult pricing applies to all participants
        • Not recommended for travelers on wheelchairs
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
        How can I let you know where to pick me up?
        We offer pick ups from some hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
        Answered Jul 2019

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20231P1

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
          Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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        • 2
          Wieliczka Salt Mine
          Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
          See details
        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Mr.Shuttle Tours & Transfers Krakow
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          Krakow, Poland
          Joined in November 2012
        • 457ciarag
          0 contributions
          Well worth the visit.
          Well worth the visit. Pleasant bus ride, all the staff had great English. Our tour was slightly rushed as there was a tour behind us that kept interrupting but a part from that it was great.
          Written February 21, 2024
        • Steve713
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          Professional service
          We also booked Airport transfers with Mr Shuttle. We highly recommend this company. The drivers were polite, well dressed and took care of our suitcases. They were earlier than advertised for the pick up times at our hotel. Sadly we had pre-booked our Austwitz tour with another company that also specified a hotel pick-up. This was not the case and we had to walk 20 plus minutes to a rendezvous point! We recommend sticking with Mr Shuttle.
          Written February 14, 2024
        • 557lizd
          0 contributions
          Wonderful place to visit
          This place is amazing! The guide we had was excellent, information provided with humour! We only saw 1 percent of the mine, so it must be enormous! An excellent must see place if you visit Krakow.
          Written February 8, 2024
        • Getaway06394146231
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          Unreaponsybility driver for your company.
          Car driver from Mercedes with plates FG***1N in 4th february 24 drives like a mad. He mades huge danger for others trafic users with his unresponsybilty. Seating at bumpers of other cars at near 150? Seriosuly?
          Written February 5, 2024
        • X6790GFchristinem
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          Great airport transfers.
          Very Reliable and prompt airport transfers. Picked up from outside hotel. Very helpful when asked if could be picked up from hotel earlier for the airport homeward bound journey. The team nailed it! Staff courteous and professional. Can’t fault it!
          Written January 7, 2024
        • David T
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          Brilliant service
          The best taxi service we had in Poland. The driver was fantastic, on time and made an effort to locate us. Very knowledgeable of the area and had a good friendly conversation.
          Written January 3, 2024
        • CityExplorers
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          Not great.
          Used this company to tranfer from the airport to city centre hotel. Very cheap but....the driver threatened to leave as we were 4 minutes late! ( 3 people checking passports for 600 people ) and then he drove far too fast overtaking just 1 car when there were 15 in front of us.
          Written December 20, 2023
        • Happiness33760872707
          0 contributions
          A fine way to spend a few hours - not for small kids though!!!
          Wieliczka from inside is definitely majestic. The tour itself is between 2-3 hours long, which is a little bit long, I would not reccommend this for families with smaller kids. Our guide was speaking english, his pronunciation was unfortunately poor and we did not understand very well.
          Written December 2, 2023
        • weekd09
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          Rushed
          Only trip with Mr shuttle that really disappointed. The areas we visited were amazingly beautiful and picturesque but the ski lift was closed, visit to zakopane was extremely short and rushed. Would love to repeat trip in a hire car to have more time
          Written November 17, 2023
        • weekd09
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          Must visit
          Difficult place to see but a must if visiting Krakow. Guide for the camp was extremely disappointing. Very rushed, lacking consideration for elderly or disabled. Feel more time was needed and know she skipped certain areas from seeing and hearing details of visits by others
          Written November 17, 2023
        • weekd09
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          Must see
          Amazingly beautiful place to visit. Well worth a trip. Tour guide for the mine was extremely patient. Mr Shuttle bus driver was very efficient. Lots of steps but worth the effort. We were told there was an elevator for disabled visitors but when we asked about this it came with an extra charge of £80. Quite disgraceful.
          Written November 17, 2023
        • weekd09
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          Super service
          Amazing service for both journies. Both drivers were friendly and patient. Van was extremely clean. Prices were very reasonable. Would recommend
          Written November 17, 2023
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          Spot On
          Absolutely amazing service. On time and efficient. Definitely recommend this company and I will certainly use them again. Perfect.
          Written October 30, 2023
        • Voyager52443605364
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          Simple booking system, kind and helpful drivers! Would recommend!
          Was welcomed to the airport by one of the staff-members of Mr. Shuttle, who gave us some information and guided us outside to our car. He was very kind, and recommended places to eat and explore. The trip from the airport to the city was great and fast. Our driver was very friendly and also gave us some tips for our stay. When leaving Krakow, we were picked up at our hotel a few minutes before scheduled time. Our driver was very friendly and helpful, and our trip to the airport was great. I absolutely recommend booking with Mr. Shuttle in Krakow! Booking was easy peasy as well.
          Written October 25, 2023
        • E3808LDtoml
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          Amazing
          Was absolutely amazing. Service was so good it made such a good start to our little break away. Would recommend to anyone!!
          Written October 10, 2023
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        sibabe56
        Auchterarder, UK115 contributions
        Transport was efficient and on time. Salt mines part of tour excellent.
        Our guide for Auchwitz/Birkenau was atrocious! (Michael). We were route marched around the camps at such speed that I, and other more mature members of the group, struggled to keep up. When we arrived at each area he deemed of interest, his cold, disinterested manner failed completely to convey the magnitude of the atrocities which took place. Having visited before (and on the same combined trip, but with a guide employed by the camps) it became very obvious that many parts of the experience were omitted. Nowhere was this more evident than at Birkenau, where we were walked,at speed, for 15 minutes, to the destroyed gas chambers, shown one billet, then back to the bus. To omit the multinational memorial, especially so close to the 75th anniversary, was to me unforgivable! (This is only 50m from the gas chamber/crematoria, so it would hardly have added any time to his clock-watching itinerary) When I asked why I got a shrug of the shoulders and “we don’t have time”. I appreciate doing both trips in one day involves covering a great deal, but why was the experience so much less comprehensive on this occasion.
        I contacted the company to complain and received a very unsatisfactory response along the lines of “no one has complained about him before”.......well they have now!!!
        Written February 10, 2020
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        dazzmazzward
        2 contributions
        Mar 2020 • Couples
        Mike was a great tour guide very informative and friendly. The tour itself was a solemn journey but worth the visit to make sure this never happens again. The salt mines were an experience not done before the carvings were amazing & you learnt of the salt mining industry thru carvings & stories. Would recommend the tours to all visiting krakow it’s a very long day & lots of walking so may be best to do separate trips if tire easily travel is 1.5 hours to the camps
        Written March 8, 2020
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        Mark O
        Halifax, UK68 contributions
        Booked this tour from a friend's recommendation first thing I must say is prepare to cover some distance, I was first pick up for day our driver tomash picked me up 0715ish parked up mini bus and walked down to hotel to greet me personally we set off had about 8 more pick ups and then was on our way on the drive Auschwitz tomash pit a document about the liberation of the camo which hard archival footage of never seen for was a good documentary we arrived at Auschwitz 1 drive gatherd is out side mini bus explained how things would work an said we had a 15 min break to get a drink or toilet etc then we went in to the camp our guide was very knowledgeable and very good at explaing what had happened we spent couple hours at Auschwitz 1 then we took the mini bus to birkenau 3 mins away once again the guide took is rund explains everything we returned to bus where a packed lunch had been provided for us all and was told we had about half an hour to visit shop get drinks toilets eat lunch aswell we the. We left and headed to salt mines about 1.5 hr away at the mines we had another break beforn going in to the mine you enter the mine via a.600step spiral staircase but it's not as bad as it sounds the mine itself is brillant our guide in the mines was funny knowledgeable open to questions and spoke perfect English he explined how the mine functioned originaly how it works now and gave us infomatik. About the salt itself the mines then selves are not cramped( I'll m 6ft and olny had to Bob my head a couple of times ) and are at a plesant temptetue and constant circulation of air there's a stop bout half way through with gift sho and toilets and towards the end there's a bigger gift shop and cafe aswll as more toilets you then take a lift back up to surface we then drove back to Krakow about a half hour drive and drops off in reverse order of pick up so I was first one to be dropped back at hotel all in all picked up 0715 and dropped off 1745 ish was long day but we'll worth it
        Written February 29, 2020
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        Alysia
        Conisbrough, UK3 contributions
        Jan 2020 • Couples
        Amazing experience, definitely something you have to go see if visiting Kraków!
        Auschwitz and Birkenau were an experience we’ll never forgot. The tour guide was amazing, spoke very good English and was easy to understand. Got picked up from the hotel door.
        Dinner was provided which was very nice, a sandwich, chicken pasta salad, a sweet wafer and a bottle of water.
        The salt mines were probably the only part of the trip I would of skipped. Quite a long time looking at the same thing over and over. The tour guide was different for this part of the trip and was a museum guide rather than our trip guide. We struggled to hear her most of the time, even though they provided head sets as they were very crackly and the sound kept cutting out. Definitely give the salt mine a miss if you struggle with a lot of walking or claustrophobia.

        Overall it was an amazing day and would highly recommend the company!
        Written January 14, 2020
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        Gina M
        Norfolk, UK26 contributions
        Sep 2019
        Our short break to Krakow was very enjoyable, it is a lovely City with lots going on and plenty of lovely restaurants. Our first visit was to the Salt mine, which is a must and was quite spectacular is places. There are lots of steps to go down, but they're manageable . I am in my late 60s and managed it relatively easily, even with arthritic knees and at least you get a lift back to the top! The tour guide was excellent and her talk provided us with a great deal of interesting facts.
        We took all our trips on local buses rather than organised tours as it is much cheaper and you see more of Krakow too.
        Visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau was quite Harrowing at times, and really gave food for thought. For me, Birkenau was even sadder than Auschwitz, but I am glad I went to both. I was surprised by how many families with young children were there, but it is important for all of us to remember so that nothing like this ever happens again.
        Written February 12, 2020
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        the_fatdonut
        Banbury, UK120 contributions
        Jun 2022
        Cannot fault a single aspect of this trip.

        Text message 24 hours before confirming the pickup time from the hotel. They were there exactly on time. Tickets to Auschwitz and the salt mines were sorted quickly and efficiently with clear detailed instructions on pickup after the tour. Packed lunch was of high quality too. They even arranged a separate mini-bus to collect part of the group from the salt mines, splitting the group into 2 smaller groups thus ensuring everyone returned to their hotel quicker. All done by friendly drivers. Nothing was too much trouble!

        The tour guides were both excellent. Lucasz at Auschwitz-Birkenau was superb. Knowledgeable and informative, he spoke with a quiet authority that seemed perfect for the sobering information he was relaying. Kinga at Wieliczka Salt Mine relayed a great deal of information and clearly had genuine enthusiasm for her job
        Written June 11, 2022
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        Thanks for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers! King regards, Mr.Shuttle
        Written December 20, 2022
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        LilGinaG
        Manchester, England, United Kingdom5 contributions
        Jan 2020 • Friends
        I cannot fault the transport from mr shuttle, a comfortable mini bus with door to door service. It is about 1.5 hours from Kraków during which you watch a film about Auschwitz. You are then met by a guide and given headphones to ensure you can hear as you are guided around Auschwitz. The tour is as informative as it is harrowing. The tour is about 3 hours. You then take the bus to birkenau where you are met by the same guide. I was extremely disappointed with this part of the tour. There were no headphones here and extremely limited information provided, much repeated from Auschwitz, whereas we heard other guides explaining much more. Don’t forget 2 PLZ for that toilets here. You are then provided lunch- a pasta pot, sandwich, chocolate and water, to eat whilst you drive to the salt mines (just over an hour). The salt mines were so interesting and a good way to end the day. There is quite a bit of walking and stairs to go 135m below ground, does not feel claustrophobic though and the chambers are huge, as well as having coffee shops and a restaurant below ground! there is a lift to the top. It gets rather warm underground so be prepared to have layers for the full day trip. The whole tour from pick up to drop off was about 11 hours.
        Written January 25, 2020
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        PodiumPedro
        Bonnyrigg, UK129 contributions
        Jan 2020
        I had booked this Tour before I had arrived in Krakow. It was easy and simple to get the booking completed. I recieved email and Texts from the Company making me aware when and where I was getting picked up which made everything run smoothly.

        Driver explained everything that was going on and what the plans where for the day.

        The 2 tour guides we had at both sites where very good and explained indepth. Any questions that where asked where happily answered.

        The lunch that was supplied was filling and plentiful.

        The Tour for me was anout 10 hours in total. From about 8am to 6pm drop off at the centre of Krakow.

        Although you can get to both places yourself I found it alot easier with this Tour and less hassle.
        Written January 17, 2020
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        laurencr
        Motherwell, UK348 contributions
        Apr 2023
        Me and my fiance came on the Auschwitz Birkenau & Salt Mines Tour as it was a gift for my 21st birthday.

        Super early start to the tour as we were picked up at 6.30 am. The bus driver was so kind and lovely and couldn't have been more welcoming and informative, bang on time as well, and great with instructions of where to meet, etc.

        The Auschwitz and Birkenau tour was harrowing and upsetting, but super interesting and informative. The tour guide we had was a younger woman who was super informed and clued up with everything. She was able to answer every single question we had with ease and made the experience 10/10 for everyone. Both tours took around 3 hours together. We had lunch included which was bought from the cafe at Birkenau which was a great touch, the sandwich was okay but the pasta was so good. Also included was water, an apple, and a chocolate bar. This was much needed as we were all starving due to the early start and no breakfast.

        After the one-hour journey to the salt mines, we were shown to our tour guide and the tour began. We were told that the tour usually takes 1h30m but due to being busy would take around 3 hours. Personally, I think they let way too many people in at a time and oversold tickets, as every time we moved forward we had to wait on the group in front. Due to this, we were sandwiched between two groups who were noisy which made it hard to hear our guide. This part of the tour was very good but very exhausting. Would have been a lot better if it was done in 1h instead of 3 as by the end of hour one everyone was kind of over it and wanting to return to the bus as it's all very similar throughout. The chapel is the highlight of the tour and is beautiful. This tour is one of these things that you do once and never again but very glad that we can say that we have been. Our tour guide was very nice and did notice we were all tired and gave us a few extra breaks, which again did result in the tour being even longer.

        Overall 5/5. Amazing day out and one I will never forget.
        Written April 11, 2023
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        S8325WNlisa
        Virginia31 contributions
        Jan 2020
        Shuttle driver was a safe driver and was on time. The company was extremely responsive to texts and emails. We chose this tour because it provided a packed lunch (time is short to go to both tours in one day). We had time to go to gift stores if we wanted. I strongly recommend this company and would definitely choose the, again.
        Written January 26, 2020
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        Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow including Lunch provided by Mr.Shuttle Tours & Transfers Krakow

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