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Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow provided by Cracow Local Tours

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Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Travel between two of Krakow’s UNESCO World Heritage sites with ease during a day trip to  Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. As well as convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, save time with skip-the-line entry to both landmarks and a boxed lunch. A guided tour reveals information you may otherwise miss if you visit these sights on your own.
Itinerary
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You’ll have 8 starting options
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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 excluded
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  • 3
    Auschwitz II Historical Gate
    Stop: 2 hours -
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Highlights
  • Combined small-group day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Travel between landmarks with ease from Krakow in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Timed entry slots mean skip-the-line admission 
  • Exploring the sites with a guide reveals little-known information 
What to Expect
Following pickup from your Krakow hotel in the morning, travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, a UNESCO-listed former Nazi concentration camp. Spend some time at Auschwitz I, the former SS administrative center, or at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, where most of the murders took place (depending on option selected). A timed ticket allows you to bypass long lines outside of the complex and start your guided tour immediately. After visiting the former SS administrative center and Holocaust memorial, you have a break to eat a provided boxed lunch. The next stop is the Wieliczka Salt Mine, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you descend into the tunnels of one of the world’s oldest salt mines. During your tour, see saline lakes and sculptures carved from salt before returning to the surface via an elevator. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Krakow.
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Departure Point
Plac Bohaterów Getta, Kraków, Poland Starowiślna 65, 31-032 Kraków, Poland Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Pawia 4, 31-154 Kraków, Poland Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Sheraton Grand Krakow, 7 Powisle Street, 31-101 Kraków, Poland Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland
Duration
9–12 hours
Return Details
Plac Bohaterów Getta, Kraków, Poland Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Pawia 4, 31-154 Kraków, Poland Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland
Inclusions
  • Door to door service with limitations in the option Door to Door by Private Car
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel Pick-up (selected hotels) & 8 Meeting Points in Group Tour Option
  • 3 Drop-off Points to choose from in central Krakow
  • Professional guide, museum employee in English Group Tour and Italian Group Tour
  • Each tour option includes a choice of drinks. Guests can note their choice in the special requirements field. If not they will receive still water by default Bottled water (returnable bottle).
  • WiFi on board
  • Ticket to the Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • The option Wieliczka Salt Mine + Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau camps
  • Lunch Box per person (classic or vegan)
  • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off not included, 6 comfortable droop off points to choice
  • Ticket to the Salt Mine (is reserved but not included - 100 PLN per adult / 90 PLN per student )
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The temperature in the Salt Mine varies between 14-16 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Bags and backpacks larger than 30x20x10cm are not allowed on the museum grounds. You may store luggage in the vehicles free of charge.
  • A considerable amount of walking is involved
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Please, provide exact name and surname from your passports/documents (we need this to reserve your tickets in the museum)
  • Not recommended for travelers suffering from claustrophobia.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau is not recommended for children under 14 years of age
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Louise O wrote a review Mar 2020
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Excellent full day trip including packed lunch and water. All staff were polite, informative and helpful.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Andrew J wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent well organised day. Angelica our personal escort was excellent , tours and guides also, prompt service on time all questions answered and comfortable vehicles . A great informative day.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jane J wrote a review Feb 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom2 contributions
We had a brilliantly organised trip. Picked up from outside hotel at 6.15. The tour company had been in touch several times by email and confirmed our pick up time the day before. Our driver Marek was great and gave us lots of information. A family of 5 with our mini van and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lewis m wrote a review Feb 2020
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Very easy pick up points, tour coordinator was very organised and spoke very good english. Tour guides were great and very knowledgeable. Tour coordinator booked us tables in a restaurant for lunch which made finding somewhere so much easier. Travel between Auschwitz and
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Ian S wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was a great tour. We did not receive our pick up time until about 15 hours before we left. In saying that, we were picked up at 6:55am and the whole day was as expected. We were given a very good lunch. We chose the meat option and we had two rolls, a banana and a cookie
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Date of experience: February 2020
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dan c
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good time
Good tour and driver.everything was perfect.Went and arrived with no problems then came back.10 out of 10
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ivanzghr
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Impressive place. Must visit.
Very interesting place and highly recommended to be seen. Although they say tour is 3-3.5 hours, it is less. Takes
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Kevin O
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salt mines
Everything is very well organized, you can do a tour in the mines, going 800 stairs down and visiting great places,
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997DanielC
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A harrowing but important experience
My dad and I got a bus from the city of Krakow back in 2013 along with some other tourists from around the world, i
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lucaskubo
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IT'S A TRAP
I made reservation in an available day, but no one contact me to give me details. Then, I tried to cancel the ticke
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Kerstin G
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Unforgettable visit
Lots of visitors, but the logistics went smoothly. Excellent Swedish speaking guide made from Krakow Resor.
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debbiefQ1206TJ
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Very moving but poor guide
Our coach guide Jack was brilliant & very knowledgeable, it was a shame that he did not show us around, as our guid
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t-mossi
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Amazing, truly amazing, a must see.
Knew nothing about this until my visit to Poland. This is amazing. Did an organised trip from our hotel. Guide talk
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lancsla55
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Very sad but well worth a visit
Something I have always wanted to see. Very sad and moving. Our guide was very informative. Would certainly advi
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bluesman288
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Harrowing but essential visit
A very well organised historical site. The guide was excellent and the place itself is very well preserved but the
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600adelej
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Salt mines..
We were picked up promptly from our chosen location, and transported with around 15 others. We were in a tour group
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RoboBBB
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Auschwitz - Early start but excellent trip!!!!
Told pick up would be after 7 but email would confirm the evening before. Were told 6:05am but to be there 10 mins
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KeithB261
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Good experience, but not a great guide.
The tour wasn’t as good as I expected. Having done other concentration camp tours in the past, this one didn’t hit
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alansExperiences
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A Must Do Trip When In Krakow.
Great day out. Well organised. English speaking guide very informative. I like taking photos so hung back. Guide ke
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lesleysJ3999IN
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salt mines
Brilliant guide with lots of information. Amazing Information about the mines and how it started .Interesting well
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9–12 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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