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Itinerary
Meet a driver at your Krakow hotel for departure between 830am and 9:30am, then board a Mercedes Benz minivan or minibus for the 70-minute trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Along the way, the short documentary The Liberation of Auschwitz will be screened, including footage by the Soviet soldiers who freed the camp.

Upon arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau, join a guide for a 3.5-hour guided tour of the camps, now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll see barracks, train tracks, and long rows of gas chamber chimneys, and learn the story of those who suffered and died in the largest concentration and extermination centers in the Nazi Third Reich.

Following your time at Auschwitz-Birkenau, continue to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a roughly 1.5-hour drive. Pause for an hour-long lunch break at the mines (a packed lunch can be provided upon request, at additional expense).

Enter the 13th-century, UNESCO-listed salt mine for a 2.5-hour guided tour, touring a landscape carved from salt, with pillars, vaulted ceilings, and sculptures in glistening white. This 11-hour tour concludes with 8pm drop-off at your hotel or at another location in central Krakow.
Locations visited
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Krakow Direct Private Tours
Overview
Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a full-day tour from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mine, exploring each destination on guided tours. Learn the tragic impact of Poland’s wartime history, then go underground to see caverns, chapels, and statues carved from salt. This 11-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Krakow hotels, entrance fees, and guided tours, with all transport by Wi-Fi equipped, climate-controlled vehicle.
Highlights
  • Full-day combination tour from Krakow
  • Revisit wartime history at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Tour a historic network of salt chambers and caverns
  • Guided tours at each location
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup and drop-off at central locations in Krakow
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
full day tour big but worth it!

We did the full day Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine day tour. We were picked up on time as arranged. Our tour guide met us at Auschwitz, then again at Birkenau, and was very knowledgeable. He readily answered questions - a fascinating but very dark tour....More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent service. Definitely recommend!!

We booked the airport transfer online and our driver Lukasz was waiting for us at the airport and took us to our hotel. He was very informative and friendly and explained where the best places where to eat and get a drink. We booked a...More

Thank johnjtcarroll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Well organised and good value

After much research we decided on the full tour & everything went exactly as planned. Thomas our driver explained what would happen & despite the huge crowds and queues at each stop we were not left waiting about. Time was allocated correctly and we did...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
EXCELLENT COMPANY

Used Krakow Direct for our recent 5 day trip to Krakow which was fantastic and went very smoothly due to Krakow Direct. Pre booked our taxi to and from the Airport and two trips to Auschwitz and the Salt Mines. All was done via email...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Good until something goes wrong

Tour advertised as taking approx 10hrs with pick up between 7.30-9.30. We had a taxi booked from hotel to airport at 19.45 hence in theory plenty of time. Minibus new and comfortable and pick up spot on time. Lack of information at start of tour...More

Thank Bruno S
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