German: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Tour in 1 Day: 11 hours
Auschwitz Tour: 6.5 hours
Salt Mines Tour: 4
1 Day Tour: Between 6:00am - 8:30am
2 Days Tour incl. Auschwitz Early Tour:
Auschwitz tour: 6:00am - 8:30am
Salt Mine tour: 9:05am
2 Days Tour incl. Auschwitz Late Tour:
Afternoon Auschwitz tour:
Jan - May: 10:00am - 1:00pm
June - Sept: 12 noon - 3:00pm
Salt Mine tour: 9:05am
1 Day Tour: 6:00am - 8:30am
1st day Auschwitz Tour: between 6:00am - 8:30am
2nd day Salt Mine tour: 3:15pm
You will be picked up from your hotel in Krakow.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).
Your hotel in Krakow
This combo tour allows you to book the two most popular day trips from Krakow at one-low price.
The excursions are spread over two days however if you wish you can take both excursions on the same day.
A visit to Auschwitz is a sombre experience, yet understanding the atrocities that occurred here is an important means of ensuring such events never happen again. In 1979 Auschwitz was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites and designated a memorial and museum. On this Auschwitz tour you will visit both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau).
You will also visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines. Over the centuries, devout and superstitious miners have carved fabulous figures, monuments and altarpieces out of its salt walls. These amazing works of art, in addition to the mine's historical importance, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.
You have the choice of whether to take this tour over 2 days or combine both Auschwitz and the Salt mines on the same day.
The itinerary varies slightly depending on which option you choose.
• Tour in 1 Day: Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine:
Hotel pick-ups will occur between 7:45am and 8:45am, after this you will start the journey from Krakow to Auschwitz which will take around 1 hour 15 minutes. While on the coach you will be shown a moving documentary about life in the camp. Your guided tour of Auschwitz will take around 3 hours, during this time you will visit Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau) as well as the memorial museum.
The tour returns to Krakow arriving at 2:30pm, you will have approximately 15 minutes free time before you depart for the Salt Mines. The journey will take around 45 minutes. Your guided tour of the Salt Mines will take around 2 hours and will take you hundreds of feet underground. After the guided tour you will have around 30 minutes in which you can explore independently. You will arrive back in Krakow and be dropped at your hotel.
• Tour in 2 Days:
Day 1: Auschwitz
Hotel pick-ups will occur between 07:45am - 08:45am (see schedule), after this you will start the journey from Krakow to Auschwitz which will take around 1 hour 15 minutes. While on the coach you will be shown a moving documentary about life in the camp. Your guided tour of Auschwitz will take around 3 hours, during this time you will visit Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau) as well as the memorial museum. You will arrive back in Krakow and be dropped at your hotel.
Day 2: Salt Mines
Hotel pick-ups will occur between 09:00am and 10:00am, after this you will start the journey from Krakow to the Salt Mines which will take around 45 minutes. Your guided tour of the Salt Mines will take around 2 hours and will take you hundreds of feet underground. After the guided tour you will have around 30 minutes in which you can explore independently. You will arrive back in Krakow and be dropped at your hotel.
Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free. The link to download your free audio guide will be emailed to you within 72 hours of receiving your booking
Please call the local operator an arrival in Krakow (at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time) to confirm the tour details.
Your time at Auschwitz is guided. It is not possible to explore independently.
Please be respectful during your visit. Smoking, eating and talking loudly are forbidden. Photography is not allowed inside some buildings.
This tour can be taken by people with limited mobility however there may be some compromises to the itinerary. We suggest you call us so we can discuss your requirements.
The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into Auschwitz can not exceed dimensions: 30x20x10 cm. Larger bags can be left on the bus.
Wieliczka Salt Mines:
The temperature in the mine is constant (about 14 degrees), and therefore it is recommended to bring warm clothing even in the summer.
There are 800 steps on the way, including 380 right at the start. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
The price does not include fees for photography and filming (this is approximately 10 Polish Zloty and can be paid when you arrive at the salt mines).
If you wish you can take the Salt Mines tour on day 1 and Auschwitz on day 2. It may also be possible to take the tours on non-consecutive days. Please discuss this with the local operator when you call to discuss the pick up arrangements.
Lunch is not provided on this tour; we recommend to carry your lunch with you.
Excellent service from the discover Krakow guides. We were met at the meeting point and the plan was explained. The guides we had at Auschwitz and at the salt mines were...MISS K A PATTERSON
Had a lovely day, the tour company picked us us on time and the tour guide was very good. Auschwich was very moving but worth a visit just to get the feel of what really went on...Deborah powell
Great tour and very interesting. Guides were very informative and the tour was well organised. We were, however, very annoyed and inconvenienced by the pick up arrangements. ...I NISZL