By now you have probably read that two of the most popular attractions in Krakow (and practically the whole country) are the excursions to Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mines.
The demand is such that there are different options to visit both places in the same day in a single excursion. You will be accompanied at all times by an expert guide and you will travel by private bus. I tell you more details below:
Tickets for two of Krakow's most popular tours at the most convenient price
The package includes skip-the-line tickets, guided tours and transfers. This is the best option to save time and money by doing in one day the two most popular excursions in Krakow.
First thing in the morning a private bus will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. There you will have a guided tour of the two Auschwitz-Birkenau camps for two to three hours and the guide will accompany you at all times.
Then you will visit the Salt Mines, where you will walk through the spectacular galleries and see the statues and rooms built with salt hundreds of meters underground. Incredible! Here too you will be accompanied by a guide who will make sure you don't miss the highlights of the visit. Doing this combined tour to Auschwitz and the Wieliczka Mines is one of the best decisions you can make to make the most of your trip to Poland.
Why I like this option: You will spend only one day to do these two visits and you will have the rest of the trip to walk around Krakow and enjoy its streets and its charm without rushing. In addition, being all-inclusive, you will save time and money on travel.
Recommended if... you have just enough time and prefer to do both visits in one day with an expert guide.
How much does the combined tour to the Salt Mines and Auschwitz cost?
The packs that combine the Wieliczka Salt Mines tour and the Auschwitz tour are priced at around 80€ at Hellotickets. The package includes bus transfer from the city center to Auschwitz, from Auschwitz to the Salt Mines and from the Salt Mines back to Krakow.
How long is the complete tour?
The combined tour of Auschwitz and the Salt Mines starts early in the morning and ends about 12 hours later. During all this time you will have time to make the necessary trips and guided visits to both attractions.
The good thing is that during the bus rides you will have time to rest a little and recharge your batteries. In addition, a lunch break is also included.
Is it worth buying the combined Salt Mine and Auschwitz tour?
Yes, especially for short trips, when you have little time in the city and you want to do both excursions in one day to free up the agenda of the rest of your trip in Krakow.
Although it may seem an exhausting excursion, the truth is that the times are very well distributed and you will not notice excessive fatigue. In addition, the fact of doing it all in one day will save you time in transfers from one place to another, which is also very convenient.
What is the schedule for the Auschwitz and Salt Mines tour?
There are different options, also depending on whether you choose to be picked up at your hotel or prefer to go to a meeting point yourself. The earliest departure is at 6 a.m. to be at Auschwitz first thing in the morning and visit the concentration camp before large groups of tourists arrive.
Is this tour available for children?
Yes, although it is not recommended to take them to Auschwitz if they are small or very sensitive. The official organization of the extermination camp itself does not recommend the visit to children under 14 years old. If you want to follow some tips to make your visit to Auschwitz go smoothly, don't miss my 10 tips to visit Auschwitz from Krakow.