Auschwitz & Salt Mine 1 Day Tour

Not enough time to visit all of Krakow’s and its nearby region must-see places? Now, it’s possible to visit both Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Salt Mine in Wieliczka both in one day and you’ll still have the chance to plan an evening walk in Krakow’s Old Town after it! Your day will start early, but this way you will manage to visit Auschwitz, Birkenau and explore the Salt Mine without standing in any lines and get back to Krakow by dinner time.

Book Auschwitz & Salt Mine 1 Day Tour

During the trip, You will watch a documentary movie about history of concentration camps in Poland.
Firstly, You will be taken to Auschwitz I, where 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 1,5 hours with the same guide. 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 15:00 or 16:00 (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.

1 day trip to auschwitz and salt mine krakow

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. You should be back to Your hotel not later than at 19:30.

Here are few reasons why you should use our services:

Auschwitz and Salt Mines tour

Are you wondering whether it is possible to visit both Auschwitz and Salt Mine Tour in one day? With KrakowShuttle it is possible evAuschwitz & Birkenau Tourery day — we offer a daily, regular Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tour.
It is a door-to-door service so you will be picked up directly from your accommodation, no matter if it is a hotel, hostel or apartment, in the morning around 8 a.m. and you will start your day with Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Krakow. Our English-speaking driver will take care of you all day long. On your way, you will watch a documentary about Auschwitz Concentration Camp to gain some background knowledge about the place.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp tour from Krakow

Once you reach Auschwitz I you will join an English speaking tour – provided by one of the museum’s official guides. After 2 hours we will drive you to the second part of the Camp — Birkenau, which is about 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) away. The same English speaking tour guide will tell you everything you need to know about the place, explaining the story of Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp and answering any burning questions. After 1.5 hours spent in Birkenau, you will meet our driver and we will take you directly to Wieliczka Salt Mine. With us, you don’t have to stand in any lines to buy the tickets as we provide them beforehand. Remember about booking the tour in advance, to secure the spot to enter both museums as there is a limited number of places!

Lunch included

Lunch included in this Tour

Packed lunch boxes are included in the price of this tour. On the way to Wieliczka (around 2 p.m.), we will serve you our delicious packed lunch set freshly prepared every day with the best Polish products. Lunch box includes: chicken & pasta salad, cheese sandwich, chocolate wafer and bottle of water. We also offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options so if you prefer one, please remember to add a remark in your booking form and it won’t be any problem for us. 


In a second part of the day, we will transfer you to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which used to be one of the oldest working Salt Mines in the World – it has been producing table salt for over 700 years! The oldest shaft dates back to 13th century. Salt Mine Tour starts around 3:30 p.m. — an English guide provided by the museum will take you 140 meters underground for a 2.5 hour-long journey through over 2.5 kilometer-long Tourist Route full of astounding chambers with amazing carvings and statues inside them, with everything there being made of salt.

Please note that to reach the first level of the mine (64 metres underground), you have to use a wooden stairway which has 378 stairs which means the tour may be troublesome for motor-impaired tourists.  After the tour, you will be taken back to the ground level with a lift. You should be back at your hotel no later than at 7:30 p.m.

Trip Advisor Recommended

Our trip has been recommended on Trip Advisor by over 97% of travellers. Our service is all-inclusive so you don’t need to worry about any hidden costs –packed lunch set is included in the price as well. It’s going to be a really long day but you will save time and money visiting both places in one day. Please note that it’s not shortcut tour — your visit in both museums will be as long as in our regular tour option. If you prefer to visit both places separately that is also possible — book our Auschwitz Tour and — for another day — Salt Mine Tour in the morning or afternoon, if that option is more convenient for you. 

Free Hotel Pickup

Remember that we will pick you up and drive you back to your hotel, hostel or apartment in Krakow without any additional cost no matter in which part of the city it’s located — don’t forget to add the name of your hotel in your booking form.  We can pick you up for Auschwitz, Salt Mine or Auschwitz and Salt Mine One Day Tour from one of the following hotels: Alexander, Amadeus, Amber, Andels, Ascot, Batory, Bonerowski, Columbus, Copernicus, Chopin, Classic, Eden, Ester, Europejski, Floryan, Galaxy, Grodek, Hilton, Home, Holiday Inn, Jan, Kazimierz I, Kazimierz II, Kossak, Logos, Matejko, Metropolitan, Monopol, Novotel, Ostoya, Park Inn, Petrus, Pod Roza, Pod Orlem, Pod Wawelem,  Pollera, Qubus, Queen, Radisson, Regent, Rezydent, Rubinstein, Senacki, Sheraton, Stary, Unicus, Wentzl, Wielopole, Wyspianski and many other hotels or apartments, just name it!

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. Your whole tour is operated by the same driver so you don’t need to worry about your bag being left behind.

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. If you have any doubts about availability of the tour on any particular day, please do not hesitate to ask our staff about it!

Please note that for Balice airport/hotels near the airport pickup the additional fee is 60 PLN per booking.

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on the traffic.

No extra fees! All included in the Price!

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Pickup hours: 6:00 - 8:00 Duration: 10-11 hours