Visiting Auschwitz is a daunting and morbid challenge. The emotional weight carried by the death camp is heavy and crushing. The process of actually reaching the Museum is also not as simple as it could be. Because Oświęcim is a
Not enough time for visiting all Krakow’s must-see places? Now, it is possible to visit both – Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and the Salt Mine in Wieliczka in one day with no compromise on Your trip itinerary! Your day will start early, but this way You will manage to visit Auschwitz, Birkenau, explore the Salt Mine without standing in the lines and get back to Krakow by dinner time.
*Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.
We are very proud to announce that this service has been chosen to be one of the top 10 day tour in the World.
- To book please select the date and number of people.
- You will be redirected to our secure reservation system.
- After completing the reservation you will receive verified voucher.
- 12 hour before the tour you will receive text message about exact pickup time.
Firstly, You will be taken to Auschwitz I, during the trip, You will watch a documentary movie about history of concentration camps in Poland.
In Auschwitz I Museum You will join an English tour – provided by the Museum’s guide – for about 2 hours. After that, we will transfer You to Auschwitz II – Birkenau, which is about 2 km away. You will spend there about 1 hour with the same guide.
Please note that you must bring your ID or passport to enter Museum’s grounds.
In a second part of the day, we will transfer You to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which happens to be one of the oldest working Salt Mines in the World – it has been producing table salt for over 700 years! You will be attending an English guided tour at 15:40 (depending on road conditions). Your guide will take You up to 140 meters underground for a 2,5-hours journey through over 2,5-kilometers long tourist route full of chambers with amazing carvings and statues, where everything is made of salt. You will be also served with our delicious packed lunch set, based on the best Polish products.
Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 metres underground), You have to descent a wooden stairway which has 378 stairs. After the tour, You will be taken up to the surface with a lift.
After the tour we will take you back to your hotel where you should arrive not later than at 7-8 p.m.
We use a fleet of new Mercedes-Benz Vans and Minibuses. Our drivers are well trained and fully licesned for travel ground transportation. Our door to door service means that you will be pickup directly form your hotel and delivered to the same spot after the tour, for free.
Guides are local experts certified by the museum. Maximum group size is 30 people. You will be equipped with headphones to hear guide better in crowded areas.
Our lunch box includes chicken and pasta salad, cheese roll, chocolate wafer and bottle of water. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or lactose free option is available on request.
The tour was perfect and punctual organized. Shuttle is comfortable and had a friendly driver. Guide knows what he is talking about. Salt Mine impressive. Lunch was good!
The Auschwitz tour was super engaging and brilliantly done considering the nature of the place, and the tour around the mines was much better and more interesting than I was expecting
No hassle booking. Confirmation the night before highlighting time of pick up. Driver spoke excellent English and we were well informed throughout the day of when and where to be. A very moving start to the tour with the morning spent at Auschwitz and Birkenhau. Horrific but very informative. Then a quick break and a pack lunch, which was lovely. Afternoon spent at the salt mines which again was very informative and an amazing place to see. Would highly recommend this tour.
This is a trip not to be missed. We booked the tour of Auschwitz, Birkenau and Wieliczka from the UK and read several reviews of previous tours. Although we knew that it was going to be a long day, the tour was so engrossing, moving and well organised that it was hard to believe that it lasted 12 hours. On the coach journey to Auschwitz from Krakow a video of the liberation of the camp gave a graphic reminder and set the emotional tone for the visit to the two camps. The tour driver/guide was excellent throughout the day and provided detailed explanation and descriptions of the camps and answered questions. As this was mid-January, the queues were not long and the places relatively uncrowded. However, this being January it was worth being prepared for being out in the open for much of the time and for a lot of walking - warm clothes were essential. The salt mine visit provided a welcome contrast at the end of the day. Lots of steps down and then a waking tour through the passages and hollowed out chambers. It was well guided by a humorous member of the mine staff. And it was warmer underground than outside! We had visited a bakery in Krakow to get breakfast to take with us before being picked up from outside our apartment at 7.45am The packed lunch was fine and there were opportunities to grab a coffee during the breaks. Thank you to our guide for pacing the day well and dropping us back to our apartment at the end of the day.
Please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed to carry on the Museum grounds is 30 x 20 x 10 cm. You can always leave your belongings inside the bus which will be parked nearby.
Please note that this tour is not available on: 25th of December, 1st of January, Liberation Anniversary, Easter Saturday afternoon, Easter Sunday and March of the Living Day.
Temperature in the mine is constant all year long. It is 17-19 degrees Celsius.