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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Tour from Krakow with private car
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Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Tour from Krakow with private car

By Krakow Tours by KrakowDirect
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Ages 0-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 10h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan or minubus
  • Wifi access
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Insurance
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Extra fee in Wieliczka for taking photos
  • Gratuity for driver not included


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick-up possible from centrally located hotels or apartment in Krakow only, pick-up hour will be provided by local supplier right after booking via e-mail. For other locations, a convenient pick-up point and pick up hour will be indicated.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      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: 51454P15

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • As it is mandatory in Auschwitz Birkenau museum to confirm your personal details, you are required to take with you passport or ID to be presented at the entrance to museum. Please do not forget it, otherwise you may be not allowed to enter museum.
        • While in Auschwitz-Birkenau, visitors are required to behave appropriately and respectfully
        • Temperatures in Wieliczka Salt Mine are around 59ºF (15ºC). Also, it should be taken into account that narrow paths may seem claustrophobic, and once underground there is no possibility to shorten your visit and turn back. At the entrance, visitors descent 400 steps down and the whole tourist route features over 800 stairs
        • In Auschwitz-Birkenau visitors are generally allowed to take pictures with a few, clearly indicated exceptions. Taking photos and filming in Wieliczka Salt Mine is possible only after purchasing additional pass
        • The maximum size of your carry-on can not exceed the following dimensions: 11.8 x 7.8 x 3.9 inches (30 x 20 x 10 cm). You can leave your larger luggage in the car
        • Please note that in the camps there are mostly dirt tracks, which may cause minor difficulties for wheelchair-users
        • The cost for taking photos in the Wieliczka Salt Mine is 10 PLN / 2,5 Euro - cash only
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • There are no restrictions regarding the age of children in Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum, but they should be either capable of walking unassisted or carried in baby slings or baby carriers. Baby pushchairs are not allowed underground (salt mine)
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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

        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: 51454P15

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        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
          Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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        • 2
          Wieliczka Salt Mine
          Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Krakow Tours by KrakowDirect
          4,432
          Krakow, Poland
          Joined in January 2012
        • Connor G
          0 contributions
          Comfortable transfer to and from airport
          Pick up was on time and even came earlier when I asked for this when we were leaving, cars were comfortable and drivers well spoken too and polite
          Written February 20, 2024
        • tobyp330
          0 contributions
          Sceptical about Krakow Direct?
          Very professional service. All around great service from Krakow Direct! Will admit I was a bit sceptical at first but the transport turned up to pick us up for our tour promptly, very nice friendly chap called Martin, our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable of Auschwitz, one and two and took the time to answer everyone’s questions individually. The Tour: As expected there’s only so much you can expect when you’re going to the literal final resting place of 1.5 million people. It’s an emotional rollercoaster. Our experience was very well thought out and educational. Review on Auschwitz itself: As stated above there’s only so much to expect from visiting the camps. I personally felt it was a tad commercialised at points because as important it is to learn about these things so they never are repeated the are a lot of tours and people around which kinda kill the solace of the experience. That being said. There were rooms in which we were shown around where I felt physically sick. Please don’t think it’s me being dramatic, I’ve been around the world and done a fair bit but that stuff made my stomach churn. BUT THATS JUST MY OPINION. IT DOES NOT RELECT BADLY ON ANY OF THE SERVICES THEY WERE ALL GREAT.
          Written February 17, 2024
        • LuizC3177
          0 contributions
          This is an awesome experience
          Reliable. This is a valuable predicate when you contract a service. And this was deliverable by the company. We schedule with less than 12 hours, but, in the date, in the time, the van was in the front of our hotel. Yaro, our guide, was perfect and everithing go well. The place, the Salt Mine, 150 meters above superfície, was a wonderful experience. We recomend.
          Written February 15, 2024
        • siane333
          0 contributions
          Clean and friendly transfer
          Gregory was fabulous! Very friendly, communicative, and informative. A very clean car and a very punctual transfer. Even provided guidance on future trips and directions for within the airport.
          Written February 15, 2024
        • johntZ4749WI
          0 contributions
          Auschwitz
          The trip organised by Krakow Direct was amazing. The vehicle was clean and new. Our driver Dominic was excellent. He was engaging, informative and excellent company. It was like being on a journey with an old friend and not a driver/guide. Thsnk you for such maxwell organised professional experience.
          Written February 14, 2024
        • saraq888
          0 contributions
          Superb
          Excellently organised trip. Great detail from the guide. A lot of stairs and not for the unfit. Greatful for the lift back up at the end.
          Written February 11, 2024
        • V5432BDjoh
          0 contributions
          Lovely people
          Despite our holiday company mucking up the pickup arrangements, KD pulled the stops out and solved the problem so we had a great day. Can't say thank you enough.
          Written February 5, 2024
        • 647rosannas
          0 contributions
          Auschwitz/ Birkenau Tour
          We were picked up on time from our hotel for the Auschwitz/Birkenau museum tour. Our driver was lovely and made sure we had a pleasant ride he told us to call him Jack. He was very informative and friendly, he showed us a short film about Auschwitz before we arrived in the mini bus which I found very interesting. It was a very sad and traumatic day but the tour guides were fantastic, they did an amazing job. It was an important trip to do and I highly recommend you book when visiting Krakow.
          Written February 1, 2024
        • mccauslandrichard
          0 contributions
          Well worth a visit
          Enjoyed our tour, quick trip by minivan drom Krakow and very interesting tour by our guide, its a must visit along with Auschwitz-Birkenau
          Written January 28, 2024
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          Salt Mine and Schindler Factory
          The Salt Mine was fantastic. Well worth doing. Schindlers Factory great guide but museum space is small with many detailed exhibits that there is no opportunity to view. I think I will go back as an individual visitor but glad I went on guided tour first
          Written January 27, 2024
        • Keith H
          0 contributions
          Great days out...
          Did 2 trips with Krakow Direct, Auschwitz and Salt mines, comms pre trips was perfect via WhatsApp, collected on time from apartment, guides where friendly and great Lucas, Yaro and Micheal. Micheals knowledge of Auschwitz is amazing, and he delivers with such compassion. Highly recommend Karakow Direct
          Written January 23, 2024
        • 140saskiar
          0 contributions
          Must do tours in Krakow
          Booked both the Auschwitz/Birkenau and salt mine trips through Krakow direct. As mentioned when booking, they emailed me the day before to confirm the time of pick up. Both drivers were super friendly and arrived promptly. The tour guides were also very knowledgeable, especially Nicholas, an ex-miner in the salt mine who was good fun. It was also a bonus to be able to join a walking tour of the old town for free which we did on our first night.
          Written January 22, 2024
        • Alanstours
          0 contributions
          Must do
          When previously I went in 2005 was a less processed experience, more able to connect. As it was December, snow and ice combined with early darkness meant the the Birkenau part was more rushed and felt cut short. Guides good but too close proximity to each other meant over talking. Didn’t help a couple were left behind and coach had to turn back for them. I see it as an essential visit out of respect for those that died. Still worthwhile but now a little impersonal
          Written January 10, 2024
        • William F
          0 contributions
          Cancelled trip
          Beware booking this , we booked 10 days prior to our auschwitz trip , we were well aware that your time could be changed up to 16 hours before but prepared for that . Unfortunately we received email while sitting at the airport for departure informing us our trip booked for the following morning was cancelled with no reason or alternative date. Totally missed out on going during our 4 night stay as it was over New Year weekend and couldn't find another space or company to get us there as either fully booked or closed for New Year.
          Written January 8, 2024
        • ScubaSophie1987
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          Quality tour :-)
          Our guide Pawel was lovely. Couldn’t really of been any better. We felt very relaxed and well looked after. Pawel listened to my mums interests and tailored the day with little extras to suit her interests. I’d recommend to friends with no hesitation.
          Written January 2, 2024
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        EmLizS22
        4 contributions
        Aug 2021
        This was a fantastic tour! Michael was our driver/tour guide for the day and he was awesome. He was extremely professional and very kind. The tour van to pick-us up was on -time and we watched a video about Auschwitz on our way there that was extremely impactful. Once we got to Auschwitz the company had taken care of anything. We only had to wait about 15 minutes for it to open since we had arrived early. The tour guide at Auschwitz and Birkenau was fantastic. After the Auschwitz tour we had about a 15 minute break and then the van took us over to Birkenau. After that we drove to the salt mine. When we got there we had a 50 minute break before the tour. Overall the day was great because we did not have to think or worry about a thing. Everything was taken care of and the day went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
        Written August 11, 2021
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        Sophie
        1 contribution
        Oct 2022 • Couples
        We booked onto this really last minute and they were extremely accommodating. The transport was clean and on time, and picked us up right outside the hotel. The guides and driver were all very knowledgeable. Our driver, Michael, was amazing and made a good trip even better
        Written October 10, 2022
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        markusTyrone
        Tyrone380 contributions
        Feb 2020
        This was definitely a bucket list visit as we should never forget what can happen when a culture exists to inflict harm on others. Being lifted from the hotel was great and the guide was friendly and informative. Auschwitz guide was equally professional and impressive. We had time for a meal between each tour and the Salt mine was worth going to but there are a lot of steps albeit going down mostly.
        ei
        Written June 1, 2020
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        Tracey F
        Pelsall, UK24 contributions
        Outstanding. Private car driven by Rafa, gorgeous clean car and such a lovely young man. Informed us of travel times and said to let him know if we needed to stop for breaks. Even took us to a shop so we could buy some lunch. Faultless service taking us to the venues and introducing us to guides. He could not have done any more for us he was excellent would highly recommend thank you!
        Written June 6, 2022
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        esch
        Eindhoven, The Netherlands16 contributions
        Sep 2020
        We were picked up at the hotel and driven the entire day to Auschwitz and the Salt Mine near Krakow. The car was very clean and driver was very friendly and spoke perfect English.
        Written October 2, 2020
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        wendyharrower
        Edinburgh, UK5 contributions
        I can not recommend Kraków direct enough perfect English speaking.. comfortable transport picking up from our hotel and back I had read bad reviews with other company’s and was concerned but very delighted I picked Kraków direct they have made my trip the most amazing memorable time if going to Kraków don’t go with anybody else
        Written February 24, 2020
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        Katie McGrath
        Clonmel, Ireland33 contributions
        The driver was 10 mins early, lovely man, very organised couldn’t be more helpful, great day out an awful lot of walking involved! But would definitely use these transfers for another tour when returning.
        Written February 7, 2020
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        Mélanie C
        Leuven, Belgium7 contributions
        Dec 2019 • Family
        We had a great day visiting Auschwitz and the salt mine. Our diver Michael picked us up on time and was very friendly and helpful throughout the day. He gave additional information during the busrides, which was very interesting. Everything was arranged very well. Definitely recommend this tour when you are visiting Krakow!
        Written December 14, 2019
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        porrig
        Worcester, UK74 contributions
        Dec 2019
        We used Krakow Direct twice - once for an airport transfer and once for the Auschwitz and Salt Mines tour. On both occasions they were great. They had nice, clean Mercedes vehicles to transport us and even let us play our own music by connecting our phones to the entertainment system.

        The tour was very informative with great guides who explained everything and took time to answer questions from the group. I'd definitely recommend this company when visiting Krakow.
        Written December 12, 2019
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        TimoTK
        Liverpool, UK4 contributions
        Oct 2019 • Couples
        Booked our private tour online few days before our holiday with krakow direct and they were perfect, driver (paul) was on time to the second picked up in beautiful Mercedes car which was immaculate also provided us with water and sugary snack, driver spoke really good English and was extremely helpful all throughout the day would highly recommend this tour to anyone and for them to book with krakow direct. 5* Perfect thankyou!!
        Written October 25, 2019
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