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From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine in 1 Day

From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine in 1 Day

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From US$ 76.15 US$ 38.07 per person

Visit former Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz I & Auschwitz II. Then, see the popular salt mine, listed on the UNESCO Cultural & Natural World Heritage List.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 11 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Kraków. The exact pick-up time will be confirmed with you by e-mail.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp
  • Learn the history of Auschwitz and the Holocaust
  • See dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt
Full description

Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest death camp in human history, the site of mass destruction and genocide in Europe during World War II. Currently camp Auschwitz-Birkenau is a synonym for world’s most cruel terror, genocide and atrocities.

The camp was built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. The total number of deaths and executions is estimated to be over 1.5 million people of 28 nationalities. Almost 90% of these people were Jews.

The former concentration camp leaves a deep impression, partly because it allows you to imagine the scale of the Holocaust. Since 1979 this site has been listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage list.

After your visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, head to the Wieliczka salt mine, one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists from around the world visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs.

This unique place is listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List since 1978 placing it even higher on tourists' "to-do list". The miners left dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for many further years.

There are 800 steps to climb of which 350 at the beginning take you down into the mine. There's a lift to the top of the mine at the end of the route.

Includes
  • Entrance fees for Auschwitz, Birkenau, Salt Mine
  • Professional English-speaking guides for Auschwitz, Birkenau, Salt Mine
  • Professional and licensed transport service
  • Pickup from your accommodation, or the meeting point (depending on option chosen)
  • Drop-off at the Main Market Square in the Old Town or at your accommodation (depending on option chosen)
  • Food and drinks (except for water)
  • Private guides
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please provide your full name and contact details when booking; please bring your passport or ID card to ensure
  •  Maximum luggage/bag/purse/backpack size is 30x20x10cm (A4 sheet size)
  • Please inform the supplier if your child is less than 150cm tall so that a child seat can be prepared
  • From March 2020, new guidelines mean booking in advance is the only way to ensure you are able to visit. It is generally possible to change your ticket date and time after purchase if necessary. Be sure to contact the local partner with any questions you may have about your booking time and date.
  • Please dress modestly (out of respect for the deceased) and according to the weather
  • The temperature in the Salt Mine is around 14-15 degrees Celsius - you will spend around 2-2.5 hours over there, please dress accordingly
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, GetYourGuide and your guide have no influence on the duration of the break times.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 180 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I was in Auschwitz 1 and 2 Birkenau and in the salt mines and it is very worth buying the package of the 3 activities, they pick you up directly at your hotel and return anyway, the guides are great, they explain everything perfectly, you have time Free between one activity and another to eat or whatever you want, in the salt mines there are inexpensive and super different gift shops, salt figures, etc., it is really worth it.

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September 5, 2021

To do without hesitation despite the language of the day of travel and walking. Everything is well thought out in terms of routes and support. It's really nice not to think about what happens next. Consider taking a picnic because the timing is tight. No spoilers on the tours themselves but whether it's the salt mine or the concentration camp sites, it's worth it.

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September 3, 2021

The tour is really good because it enables you to cover two main tourist sites in just one day. Maybe a welcome message or introduction in the minibus would be appreciated in the future. The guide from Auschwitz was very knowledgeable but did not really offer opportunities for questions and you had to interrupt him if you wanted to ask. Also we could not have lunch break because of time schedule that day and there was a bit of lack of communication in this matter. Despite this areas for improvement, it is in general a very good tour. I would do it again!

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September 7, 2020

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