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.
Board a comfortable air-conditioned coach from the historic center of Kraków and sit back while you head west to Oświęcim (Auschwitz in German) with an informative documentary (in English) on the way.
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.
This activity includes a Pub Crawl where you will visit four different bars. This activity is available every day and includes a free shot at every bar you visit.
Students with student cardUS$ 80
Children 5-16US$ 54.6
Children under 5Free
The tour is exclusively in English.
Return transportation from Krakow to Auschwitz and Salt Mine.
English speaking guide in the museums.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions
Q - If my student card has no expiry date, is it still valid?
A - In this case you'll have to show your ID and student card.
Q - How much free time is available between the activities?
A - The free time can be between 30 minutes and an hour, but in certain cases there will not be any free time.
Q - Can I take a pushchair/stroller on the excursion?
A - You can take a pushchair/stroller and leave it in the bus, but you cannot use it on the visit.
Q - Is it possible to bring luggage on the tour?
A - Yes, you can leave luggage in the bus.
Q - What documentation is needed to accredit me as a student?
A - To make the most of the student discount, you\'ll have to present your I.D. or passport (to confirm that you are younger than 26) and a student card with the name of the university, as well as the name of the student and expiry date.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Plac Jana Matejki 2, very close to the Barbican