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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Tour from Krakow

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  • Full-day combination tour from Krakow
  • Revisit wartime history at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Tour a historic network of salt chambers and caverns
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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Tour from Krakow
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Overview
Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a full-day tour from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine, exploring each destination on guided tours. Learn the tragic impact of Poland’s wartime history, then go underground to see caverns, chapels, and statues carved from salt. This 11-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Krakow hotels, entrance fees, and guided tours, with all transport by Wi-Fi equipped, climate-controlled vehicle.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your Krakow hotel for departure between 830am and 9:30am, then board a Mercedes Benz minivan or minibus for the 70-minute trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Along the way, the short documentary The Liberation of Auschwitz will be screened, including footage by the Soviet soldiers who freed the camp.

Upon arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau, join a guide for a 3.5-hour guided tour of the camps, now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll see barracks, train tracks, and long rows of gas chamber chimneys, and learn the story of those who suffered and died in the largest concentration and extermination centers in the Nazi Third Reich.

Following your time at Auschwitz-Birkenau, continue to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a roughly 1.5-hour drive. Pause for an hour-long lunch break at the mines (a packed lunch can be provided upon request, at additional expense).

Enter the 13th-century, UNESCO-listed salt mine for a 2.5-hour guided tour, touring a landscape carved from salt, with pillars, vaulted ceilings, and sculptures in glistening white. This 11-hour tour concludes with 8pm drop-off at your hotel or at another location in central Krakow.
Reviews (51)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing tour company!

What a great day out we had with Krakow Direct! We were the first to be picked up with another 4 pick ups, the small coach looked brand new! Our driver was so lovely! I am so sorry that I can't remember your name but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sally D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Krakow Excursion

Tour Guides were amazing. So helpful, informative and respectful during the camp visits.. Provision of headsets during the tour was an added bonus. A long day with lots of walking but we are so pleased we booked it. Would recommend without hesitation. Thankyou

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carole B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Full Day Visit.

Fantastic day out with a first class tour operator. I decided to visit both places on the same day and pre-booked via internet. Pick-up was at 07.00 from my hotel in a new mini-bus. Our driver was friendly and helpful. On arrival at Auschwitz we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 286DavidF
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile
Excellent service

Book this through our hotel reception as I needed to undertake the two camps and the salt mine in one day, collected from the hotel on time, all entry fees were included in the cost of 290 each. Total of 8 people on the tour...More

Thank christopherwT8475GQ
Reviewed October 25, 2018
Excellent!

They were so punctual, the driver Tomas was really helpful and has a smiling face. His english is really good and he knows a lot, he answered our questions as good as a guide. Between two places we had a lunch break and for that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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pjkoala
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Response from brunos122 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but too much time in between- suggest you check with hotel regarding pick up
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