Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine in one day guided tour

For those with no time

Your time in Krakow is limited and you don’t want to miss any of the most important places from Lesser Poland inscribed on the UNESCO’s list?

Auschwitz-Birkenau is a museum and memorial dedicated to over 1.5 million of victims murdered by the Nazis during World War II, as well as a symbol of the Holocaust – one of the greatest crimes against humanity in the world history.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine includes an over 700-years-old underground city, a maze of corridors, chambers, salt monuments and natural wonders, such as underground lakes.

Our tour will allow you to learn about the horrifying history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp and discover the amazing world of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in just one day. More about Auschwitz-Birkenau and the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine available on our blog.

Tour type:

  • A tour that combines educational and recreational elements. Theitinerary includes a visit to the Auschwitz I Museum, followed by a ride and visit to the Auschwitz II Birkenau Museum.
  • After a lunch break, a ride and visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine are planned.
  • All stages of the tour take place in the company of licenced  travel guides.
  • Full-day tour. Tour duration: 10h.

Touring options:

  • Organised tour: group travel by bus, touring in a group of up to 30 people in Auschwitz and 40 in Wieliczka.
  • Private transport: touring in a group of up to 30 people in Auschwitz and 40 in Wieliczka.

Important information:

What to bring:

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Clothing suitable for temperatures of 17-18C (which is the temperature on the tourist
  • route in Wieliczka)
  • Student ID card (if you made a reservation with a discount) 

What you need to know:


  • In accordance with the requirements of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all tour participants are required to provide their full name and contact information as part of their ticket reservation. Refusal to allow access the museum is possible
  • if the name provided for the reservation is not the same as the name on the presented ID card.
  • It is important to remember not to bring large bags or backpacks to the museum (the maximum allowed size is 20 x 30 cm).
  • We recommend that you bring lunch and beverages on the tour, but their consumption is  allowed only during breaks, in places designated for that purpose.


  • There are more than 800 steps to climb on the route, including 380 at the beginning.
  • The exit takes place via the elevator.
  • The constant annual temperature on the tourist route is approx. 17-18C.
  • IMPORTANT: Narrow paths of the route may appear claustrophobic.
  • You must purchase a permit to take pictures at the mine.


Pickup point:

Depending on the type of the tour. The group tour begins in the specified location in the centre of Kraków. The exact location of the pickup point will be provided after booking the tour.

Tour times:

Depending on the day, available times can be checked when booking the tour.

Tour duration: 10h

*Note: The duration and order of the tour is subject to change depending on the availability of attractions, extra lunchtime, or traffic jams.

Tour duration: Approx. 11-12 hours
Availability: 7 days a week
Type of tour: Regular / Private

✓ Pick-up from the hotel/apartment

✓ An English-speaking driver

✓ Guide/driver assistance

✓ Individual transport by a modern and air-conditioned minibus/van

✓ A local guide speaking in a selected language

✓ Entrance fees are required for both places

0 h 00 min   Boarding

1 h 30 min    Arrival at Auschwitz I

1 h 40 min    Entering Auschwitz I

3 h 40 min    Transfer to Birkenau

4 h 00 min    Entering Birkenau

5 h 00 min    Departure to Wieliczka

6 h 30 min    Arrival in Wieliczka

7 h 00 min   Entering the museum

9 h 30 min   Getting out on the surface by elevator

10 h 00 min   Arrival in Krakow

*Note:   The duration and order of the tour can change due to available entrance places, extra lunch time or traffic.

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