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. Trips to Auschwitz and Salt Mine are among the most popular in Krakow. These unique Polish landmarks draw 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. Both landmarks were recognised by UNESCO and are an interesting way to learn about Polish history.
Auschwitz-Salt Mine group or private day tour
Auschwitz Birkenau & Salt Mine One Day tour is available in both, private and group option. 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. We arrange several pick up points in the city centre. Normally there are however 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 pick up 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. One-way Krakow Auschwitz tour takes around 1 hour 10 minutes.
Our day tour begins in Auschwitz, located around 70 km from Krakow. Krakow to Auschiwtz tours are the most popular among Polish and foreign tourists alike. People who visit Auschwitz are always left touched as this place is a symbol of genocide and horrors of World War II. Trips to Auschwitz are organised all year long and it is possible to visit Auschwitz almost every day. Sites of Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camps are now a modern museum that honours every single person who died in there.
In Auschwitz our group tours join a guided tour with professional English speaking guide organised by the museum. Guided tour in Auschwitz takes up to 2 hours. Then visitors proceed to Birkenau, where they spend from 1 to 1.5 hour. The two camps are located about 3 km distant from each other. This distance can be covered with our car. Our driver will be waiting for you. 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 guided tours. You should book private guided tours in any available language in advance with us. Also, walking the camps on your own is possible only between November and March.
Visitors are required to behave appropriately while in Auschwitz. There are also some restrictions regarding maximum size of your carry-on. It cannot exceed the following dimensions: 30 x 20 x 10 cm. Taking pictures is generally allowed with a few exceptions.
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 dreadful character of the place. Also, if you are visiting with little children, some areas will not be accessible with baby pushchairs.
Museum in Auschwitz Birkenau provides some facilities for visitors with mobility problems. Although some spaces are not be accessible by wider wheelchairs, the museum provides substitute wheelchairs of size allowing to move around the grounds and buildings. Our driver will help you arrange the substitute wheelchair.
After your visit to Auschwitz Birkenau our driver will take you to Wieliczka Salt Mine. Before you enter the salt mine, we can arrange a lunch break at the restaurant. Lunch cost is not included in the trip price. We can also provide lunch boxes for you to have lunch in the car on your way. Lunch boxes are paid additionally.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
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 underground world of miners who had worked there from as early as the 13th century.
In Wieliczka, you will join one of guided tours in English. 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.
Standard tourist route covers all highlights of Wieliczka Salt Mine and takes around 2-2.5 hours. It leads through carved entirely in salt St. Kinga’s Chapel, a real undreground wonder, where even chandeliers are made of salt crystals. Visitors also see an underground lake, caverns, narrow tunnels, salt sculptures and little chapels.
Please note that on 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, baby push chairs are not allowed in the salt mine. Please also note, that in Wieliczka Salt Mine temperatures are around 15ºC. Taking photos and filming is possible only after purchasing additional pass.
There is a special route prepared for visitors with mobility problems. However, it applies only to the private option of the tour. It covers all the highlights but avoids stairs. Visitors use lifts in order to enter the salt mine and this route is slightly shorter than the standard tourist route. Wheelchair users should not experience major difficulties underground, however wheelchair cannot be wider than 56 cm to fit to the lift. If your wheelchair is wider there is a possibility to get a substitute wheelchair in line with Salt Mine’s regulations.
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, but we do accept Euros, Pounds and U. S. Dollars. The amount in foreign currency is calculated accordingly to current exchange rate. Our driver gives the change in Polish 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 were recognised by thousands of satisfied customers as the best in Krakow.