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Krakow Combo: Auschwitz and Salt Mine Tour
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Krakow Combo: Auschwitz and Salt Mine Tour

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  • English
  • 12 hours

Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp and the Wieliczka Salt Mine are the most-visited sights in Poland. Discover both attractions on the same day with this full-day Krakow combo tour and save money.

Itinerary

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Board a comfortable air-conditioned coach from the historic center of Kraków and sit back while you head west to Oświęcim (Auschwitz in German). 

During the first part of the tour, you will follow the same itinerary as the Auschwitz-Birkenau Half-Day Trip. Once you get to the destination, you will first explore Auschwitz I, initially built to house political prisoners. Follow your local English-speaking guide into the various blocks to discover the permanent exhibitions explaining the atrocities committed in this site. Then, visit the only remaining gas chambers and crematoriums.

Next, head to Auschwitz II-Birkenau, built in 1941 as an extermination camp. It was established as part of the Nazi plan to exterminate the Jews, known as the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question”. Once you visit the barracks, the train tracks and the remains of the crematoriums, hastily destroyed by the Nazis before fleeing the area, you will return to Krakow by coach. Once you get to the Old Town, you will have time to have lunch or go for a walk before continuing the tour.   ​

Wieliczka Salt Mine

In the afternoon, meet your guide in the city center of Kraków at 3:30pm and set off to discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Upon arrival, walk down 350 steps and into one of the oldest salt mines in Europe. Discover over 20 salt-chiseled rooms, some of which are beautifully decorated during the 3.5 kilometers (2.1 miles) walking-tour, as well as underground lakes, the tools and utensils used by the miners and curious salt-made sculptures and low reliefs.

Enter the Chapel of St. Kinga, a startling 54-meter temple, decorated with large chandeliers and a beautiful altar made of salt.

After an extensive tour of the Salt Mine, hop back on the coach and drive back to Krakow. You will be dropped off at the city center.

Extras

This activity includes two extras which you can enjoy any day of the week when you book it with Civitatis:

  • Lunch at the Beer House (Floriańska 43) between 11am and 5pm.
  • Pub Crawl with 4 clubs: available every day and it includes a free shot at every bar you visit.

Important information

It is possible that the order of the tours change in July and August for organizational purposes. 

Price

Adults Students with student card Children 5-16 Children under 5
English-speaking tour
88$
77.5$
53.5$
Free

English-speaking tour

  • Adults

    88$
  • Students with student card

    77.5$
  • Children 5-16

    53.5$
  • Children under 5

    Free

More information

Duration

12 hours

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Return transportation from Krakow to Auschwitz and Salt Mine.

English speaking guide.

Admission to Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps.

Admission to Wieliczka Salt Mine.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (20:00 local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

How to book?

To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

Do you have any questions?

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No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Plac Jana Matejki 2, very close to the Barbican

Cancellations


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity.
If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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