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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 travellers 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
  • You’ll have 8 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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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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  • You'll end at
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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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Important Information
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
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Door to door service (except "guided tour without transfer" option)
  • Professional English guide, museum employee
  • WiFi on board
  • Ticket to the Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine WIeliczka museum
  • Lunch Box per person (classic or vegan) with bottle of water
  • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers 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.
  • Travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Malia AbsolutelyBlessed Taiafi wrote a review 11 Oct
Wiesbaden, Germany56 contributions
The 3 hour English tour was really intriguing. The tickets where supper easy to get online Our guide was really informative and knowledgeable. She gave us time in between to take photos and take in all the sights.
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Meryl98 wrote a review 3 Oct
Wakefield, Massachusetts39 contributions8 helpful votes
I went with Crakow Tours and thought they were excellent. I used other companies but find this one to be the best so far. The driver was professional, knowledgeable and engaging. A visit to Auschwitz- Birkenau is important for everyone. The tour guide we had was really good.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Viv Davies wrote a review Sep 2020
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What an amazing tour from start to finish from the moment Michael picked us up to the time when he dropped us off the whole day was just timed perfectly Michael explained everything his driving was safe and comfortable he was so helpful guided us through our whole day lunch
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Louise O wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
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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Hummusqueen
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terrible
Booked this tour and payed the money, yet still have not received any confirmation email or correspondence from the
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E787WKstevec
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Interesting & Unexpected
Visited the site today & everything from booking the tour to returning home worked like clockwork. Great informatio
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johncostello1964
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Good tour operator and excellent tour guide at Auschwitz Museum
Was picked up bang on time from the hotel. The journey time to Auschwitz seemed to take less time than I expected
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craigrI2080XC
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Amazing experience
Well worth a visit and worth every zloty. Amazing scenery great guide very informative and punctual.
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troksaanna
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Touching experience
Its one of the tragic places in the world, but I really wanted to visit it. The tour was organised perfectly. I wa
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79vw
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Not to be missed
This was a unique experience that was well worth it. The tour was about 2.5 hours going through corridors carved o
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BenHenderson
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Cool place to visit
We were picked up from the old Jewish quarter and take up to the site. The driver sorted the tickets and took us in
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BenHenderson
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Must do visit
Very thought provoking visit that you must do if you can. Contact and pick up was efficient with this company. It w
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AndrewJH5891
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Must do
Tour to Auschwitz was great, very interesting. Driver was very good, efficient and very friendly, would recommend
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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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Key Details
  • Duration: 9–12 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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