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AUSCHWITZ BIRKENAU & SALT MINE DAY TOUR

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Standard tour
Guided tours at both sites
3.5h in Auschwitz
3h in Salt Mines
128 EUR
Standard tour+Lunchbox
Guided tours at both sites
3.5h in Auschwitz
2.5h in Salt Mine
137 EUR
Standard tour
Guided tours at both sites
3.5h in Auschwitz
3h in Salt Mines
128 EUR
Standard tour+Lunchbox
Guided tours at both sites
3.5h in Auschwitz
2.5h in Salt Mine
137 EUR
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Mercedes C-class / Vito or similar
3.5h in Auschwitz
2.5h in Salt Mine
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Mercedes E-class / V-class or similar
3.5h in Auschwitz
2.5h in Salt Mine
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Visit Auschwitz Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine in one day

For those with limited holiday time, we prepared a one-day trip to the two most popular tour destinations from Krakow with no compromise on the sightseeing itinerary. We will first take you to Auschwitz Birkenau, a symbol of the Holocaust, now turned into a museum. Auschwitz was the biggest death camp of Nazi Germany during World War II, established on the outskirts of the small town of Oswiecim, 60 km west of Krakow. In the afternoon, you will get a chance to visit Wieliczka Salt Mine. Recognised by UNESCO's World Heritage List, it is the only site in the world, where mining has functioned continuously since the Middle Ages. This underground complex amazes with its many chambers carved and decorated fully with salt.

Private car tours with a shared or private guide

Our Private Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine one-day tour Tour from Krakow takes approximately 11 hours. We offer door-to-door pickup and drop-off, private, modern car and friendly, English-speaking tour leader/driver. We will set up the pickup time based on the hour you have requested and fit it into the entry time options to the Auschwitz Museum and Salt Mines to make It as comfortable for you as possible. The journey takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes to Auschwitz and then 1 hour to The Salt Mines. In the Auschwitz Museum and in the Salt Mine, you can either join a regular/shared guided tour or book a private guided tour. Private guided tours need to be booked at least 8 days in advance. The sightseeing takes about 3.5 hours—approximately 2 hours in Auschwitz I and 1,5 hours in Auschwitz II Birkenau. A guided tour of the Salt Mine takes about 2.5 hours. After the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in Krakow; the ride takes approximately 30 minutes. The tour can be extended upon request for an additional charge.

Our special bonus for this Tour

If You decide to book our Tour, we have got something extra for you. Each day at 19:00, we organise an Evening Walking Tour, which you can join completely for free. It starts at the Jan Matejko Square under the “Grunwald Monument”. You will meet our professional city guide there, who will show you the best of Krakow Old Town. You will walk down the Royal Route and finish under Wawel Castle near the Dragon Monument. It takes about 1 hour. You can participate in this tour on any day of your visit in Krakow.

Shared tours from Krakow

Our Shared Auschwitz Birkenau & Salt Mine tour from Krakow takes approximately 11 hours. We offer door-to-door pickup from any central Kraków accommodation and a meeting point option is also available. We provide a Modern Mercedes Benz vehicle and a friendly English-speaking tour leader. We will schedule the pickup time according to the requested hour, as we aim to optimise the minibus route through the city to ensure maximum comfort for you. The journey takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes to Auschwitz and then 1 hour to The Salt Mines. The Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour with a professional English-speaking guide or other language of your choice takes about 3.5 hours—approximately 2 hours in Auschwitz I and 1,5 hours in Auschwitz II Birkenau. In Wieliczka Salt Mine guided tour takes about 2.5 hours. After the tour, we will drop you off in Krakow city centre, the journey back to town takes about 30 minutes.

Our special bonus for this Tour

If You decide to book our Tour, we have got something extra for you. Each day at 19:00, we organise an Evening Walking Tour, which you can join completely for free. It starts at the Jan Matejko Square under the “Grunwald Monument”. You will meet our professional city guide there, who will show you the best of Krakow Old Town. You will walk down the Royal Route and finish under Wawel Castle near the Dragon Monument. It takes about 1 hour. You can participate in this tour on any day of your visit in Krakow.

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Auschwitz Birkenau & Salt Mine One Day tour - further information

Auschwitz Birkenau & Salt Mine One Day tour is an interesting option for those with limited holiday time but eager to see as many Krakow’s highlights as possible. As two of the oldest Polish entries to the UNESCO World Heritage List, Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine are two of Poland’s most recognizable landmarks. They both are in close proximity to the historical capital of Krakow, which is also a World Heritage Site. These unique tourist destinations draw the attention of millions of visitors each year. With our special Auschwitz Birkenau & Salt Mine One Day tour, you can visit Krakow must-sees while saving time and money.

Auschwitz and Salt Mine Tours from Krakow – private or shared?

Auschwitz Birkenau & Salt Mine One Day tour is available in both private and group options. It lasts for about 10 hours. Pick-up time on our group Auschwitz-Salt Mine tours is usually set between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. On our group tours, we pick up our passengers directly from their hotel or accommodation. The meeting point option comes as an alternative.

We arrange several pick-up points in the city centre. Normally there are no more than 5-6 stops. If your accommodation is located in further districts of the city, we can arrange additional transport to get you to the closest pickup point.

On our private tours, we are flexible to change pick-up time to fit to your schedule. Pick-up time should not be set later than between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., as our Auschwitz-Salt Mine tours take a full day. We pick you up directly from your hotel or accommodation. Full Krakow Auschwitz tour with the Salt Mines takes around 11 hours.

When booking the tour, it is important to secure tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note that this tour is not available every day, so it is advisable to plan ahead and make reservations early.

Auschwitz Birkenau tour information

Our day trip begins at the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum, located around 70 km from Krakow. Krakow to Auschwitz tours are the most popular among Polish and foreign tourists. People who visit Auschwitz are always left touched as this place is a symbol of genocide and horrors of World War II. Trips to the Museum are organised all year long, and it is possible to visit Auschwitz almost every day of the year. The sites of Auschwitz Birkenau camps are now a modern museum that honours every single person who died there.

On a day tour to Auschwitz, our groups join a guided tour with a professional English-speaking guide organised by the Museum. The exhibition of the Auschwitz I Museum takes up to 2 hours to fully explore. Then visitors proceed to the second site, Auschwitz II – Birkenau, where they spend from 1 to 1.5 hours. The two camps are located about 3 kilometers from each other. Our driver will be waiting on-site to transfer you to Auschwitz II. If time permits, you will have a 15-20 minutes break between the two camps.

On our private Auschwitz trips, you can choose whether you want to walk on your own, with a private guide or join one of the English guided tours. You can book private tours of Auschwitz in any available language in advance with us. Also, walking the camps on your own is possible only between November and March.

Things to know before entering the Auschwitz Museum

  1. Visitors are required to behave appropriately. Auschwitz concentration camp is a memorial ground first and foremost. Therefore, you must not dress in an overly revealing manner, or wear clothing with imagery that could be found offensive in such a place. You also have to carry yourself in a calm and respectful manner at all times. Museum has the right to evict you from the premises if you break these rules, so please be careful.
  2. There are restrictions regarding the maximum size of your carry-on. It cannot exceed the following dimensions: 30 x 20 x 10 cm.
  3. Taking pictures is generally allowed with a few exceptions.
  4. There is no limitation regarding the age of visitors to Auschwitz Birkenau. However, we do not recommend visiting with children under 14 years old due to the dreadful character of the place. Also, if you are visiting with little children, some areas will be hard to access using strollers. A baby carrier or sling is the go-to for this kind of endeavour.
  5. Please note that tracks in the camps are mostly made of dirt. Please wear comfortable shoes, preferably the kind you would use for hiking or trekking. Also, some spaces (for example, blocks in Auschwitz I) are not accessible for wheelchairs. However, the Museum in Auschwitz can provide substitute wheelchairs for visitors with mobility problems. If you want to hire a wheelchair, please let us know in advance. Our customer service will help you to arrange it upon your request prior to the tour.

After you visit Auschwitz Birkenau, our driver will take you to Wieliczka Salt Mine. There is an option of taking a lunch break at a restaurant between the two parts of your trip. Lunch cost is not included in the price. We can also provide lunch boxes for you to have lunch in the car on your way. Lunch boxes are to be paid for additionally by checking the appropriate option.

Wieliczka Salt Mine guided tour – what you need to know

Salt Mine in Wieliczka is a world-class landmark, an example of how people and nature complement each other. Salt Mine tour is a journey to the underground world of miners who had worked there from as early as the 13th century.

In Wieliczka, you will join one of the guided tours in English or in your requested language. Walking on your own is not possible, but on our private Salt Mine tours you can book a private guided tour. To book one of private guided tours, please contact us in advance.

The standard tourist route covers all highlights of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and takes around 2-2.5 hours. It leads through carved entirely in salt St. Kinga’s Chapel, a real underground wonder, where even chandeliers are made of salt crystals. Visitors also see an underground lake, caverns, narrow tunnels, salt sculptures and little chapels.

How to prepare for a Salt Mine day tour

Please note that on the standard tourist route in Wieliczka Salt Mine, there are approximately 800 stairs. It should be taken into account because once you participate in the tour, you will be required to last until the end. There are no strict regulations regarding your carry-on, but it should be in a reasonable size. Also, strollers are not allowed in the salt mine due to lack of appropriate ramps. Please also note, that in Wieliczka Salt Mine temperatures are around 15ºC year-round. Even in the summer, you should have a hoodie in your bag for when it’s time to delve underground. Taking photos and filming is possible only after purchasing an additional pass.

Unfortunately, the tourist route in Wieliczka Salt Mine is not accessible for people with mobility problems. However, we can organize a tour of Krakow Saltworks Museum, which is located just next to the Mine. The area of the museum is adapted for wheelchairs as well. This option is available during private tours only.

Visit Auschwitz and Salt Mine with KrakowDirect

You can book our services with a few days in advance. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can pay via our online payment system or in cash to the driver. We prefer cash payment in Polish Zlotys (PLN), but we do accept Euros, Pounds and U. S. Dollars. The amount in foreign currency is calculated accordingly to the current exchange rate. Our driver gives the change in Zlotys.

During Auschwitz Birkenau & Salt Mine One Day tour you will learn about Polish history and see unique landmarks. With our offer, you save time and trouble. We guarantee high-quality services that are recognised by thousands of satisfied customers as the best in Krakow.

English speaking drivers and guides

Our English speaking drivers are are some of the best in the business and they will make your 1 day tour quick, safe and comfortable. The Museum employs dozens of certified and English tour guides who will provide interesting information and valuable insights throughout the visit.

We can also have a way of arranging a tour in the mine and museum in almost any language, but for that you must make a custom inquiry and book well in advance.

Highest quality shuttle buses and cars

KrakowDirect has a great selection of modern Mercedes-Benz minibuses and cars that will make your travel experience a breeze. Whether you’re taking a transfer from the Krakow airport or commuting between Auschwitz and Wieliczka in one day, we’ll make sure your time travelling is spent just as well as your stay in Krakow.

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