Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow

Cultural & Theme Tours in Oświęcim

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4.6 out of 5

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Take a 11-hour combination tour of the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka salt mine in one day from Krakow. Visit the two most significant attractions in the vicinity of Krakow including a one hour lunch break.
The tour departs between 8 and 9 am and includes a guided visit of both sites with an English-speaking guide. See the infamous Nazi extermination camp located in Oświęcim (Auschwitz), about 70 km away from Krakow and the renowned UNESCO's cultural and natural heritage site, the salt mine in Wieliczka. For your comfort, prior arrangements for entrance and guided visits at both Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine will be made so you are guaranteed to skip long waiting lines. Please note that during high season (July-August) due to a large number of visitors there might be a 20-30 min delay accessing the sites.Your trip itself lasts approximately 11 hours and will include a ticket for the general English guided tour of the Auschwitz Historical Museum (around 2 hours), Birkenau, the second part of the Museum (around 1 hour) and the guided tour in the Salt Mine (around 3 hours). Before sightseeing the Salt Mine you will have a lunch break for about 1-1,5 hour. The tour includes all permanent exhibitions and buildings at Auschwitz I (main camp) and the most significant original buildings at Auschwitz II Birkenau: the prisoner barracks, the unloading platform (ramp), the ruins of the gas chamber,  crematoria II - III and the Wieliczka Museum after your lunch break. You will return to Krakow after the tour at around 8 pm.For details on the pickup and drop off locations please see the map by copying and pasting the link below in your browser:

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup (specified areas only) - Please see the map for detailed information
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan, English-speaking driver/tour pilot
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Entry/Admission - Wieliczka Salt Mine

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Door to door hotel/address drop-off


  • Excellent value for money
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Skip the line
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Qualified and professional pilot