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From Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tour w/ Personal Driver

4.8 / 5

21 reviews

From Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Tour w/ Personal Driver

Activity provider: Hello Cracow

From US$ 170.01 per person

Journey through history on a day trip from Krakow and benefit from the services of a private driver for about 10 hours. Pay your respects to victims of the Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau and see the rock-carved chapels of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 11 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or apartment in Krakow.
Private group


  • Visit the sobering memorial to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • See heartbreaking artifacts from the Holocaust
  • Marvel at the salt chapels and contemporary salt carvings at Wieliczka Salt Mine
Full description
Depart Krakow and travel to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum to explore the horrific concentration camps used by the Nazis during World War II. Learn the tragic story about the mass extermination that took place at the camps, and see heart-breaking artifacts that date back to the days of the Holocaust. Discover monuments to the tragedy, including original buildings still standing as a sober reminder of the terrible events. Learn more about the history of the camps from an official museum guide. Visit both the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, located just 3 kilometers apart, and then get some free time for lunch. Your driver will recommend you a good restaurant. Next, learn more about salt mining at Poland's oldest salt mine, where a licensed museum guide will lead you around the salt chambers at Wieliczka Salt Mine. See magnificent chapels carved from the salt and incredible salt carvings by contemporary artists.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking licensed guide at Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • English-speaking licensed guide at Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Entry tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Insurance
  • Personal driver at your disposal
  • Additional coats or clothes for Wieliczka Salt Mine
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
  • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • This tour does not include a private guide and you will visit Salt Mine and Auschwitz Memorial Museum with an organized group
  • You will be required to climb 800 steps at the salt mine, including 350 steps to descend to the 1st level
  • You can book lunch at a recommended restaurant after your visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum if you prefer. You private driver is at your disposal
  • The tour usually starts between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. You will be informed of your exact pick-up time at least 2 days in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 21 reviews

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Marek was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. He gave us a really good overview of Krakow and it’s history as well as being very informative about Auschwitz and Birkenau. We then followed with a visit to the salt mines. It was nice to lift our spirits after a somber morning. Highly recommend this trip.

February 18, 2022

Although this trip is approx 10 hours, it really didn’t feel like it. Visiting the two camps is an absolute must when visiting krakow. It’s very harrowing, so sad, thought provoking but essential to ensure nothing like what happened here ever happens again. Visiting the salt mines after the camps was incredible and lifted our mood. Again the time spent here went in very quickly and our group of five absolutely loved it. Chapel chandeliers made from salt are stunning! Our driver collected us from our apartment on time and made sure we met with the tour guides for each attraction. He dropped us back off at the apartment too. I would highly recommend this trip .

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September 20, 2021

Brilliant day from start to finish. Driver easy to understand really good English we were thoroughly looked after all day no hassle with tickets and always on time. Took the hassle out of getting around even found us a brilliant restaurant to eat lunch. Lovely comfortable vehicle and a day we will remember for a long time.

September 5, 2020

Product ID: 123728