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Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trips from Krakow

If you're visiting Krakow, you're probably planning to take two of the most popular tours in the city. Book them together to save time and money - here's how!

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Carmen Navarro

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Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trips from Krakow

The entrance to Auschwitz | Frederick Wallace

By now, you have probably read that two of the most popular attractions in Krakow (and practically the whole country) are the day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow and the day trip to the Wieliczka Salt Mines.

The demand is such that there are different options to visit both places on the same day in one day trip. You will be accompanied at all times by an expert guide and you will travel by private bus. I will tell you more details below:

Mines + Auschwitz Combo
Private Tour to Auschwitz Birkenau & Salt Mine in One Day

Tickets for the two most popular Krakow tours at the most convenient price

The package includes skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and transfers|description=This is the best option to save time and money by doing in one day the two most popular Krakow tours

Duration: 9 to 11 hours
From $ 150 at Hellotickets

Early in the morning a private bus will pick you up at your hotel and take you to 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.

Afterward 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! Also here you will be accompanied by a guide who will make sure you don't miss the highlights of the visit.

Why I like this option: You will spend only one day doing these two visits and you will have the rest of the trip to stroll around Krakow and enjoy its streets and charm without rushing. Besides, being all-inclusive, you will save time and money on travel.

Recommended if... you have just enough time and you prefer to do both visits in one day with an expert guide.


How much is the combined entrance fee to the Salt Mines and Auschwitz Concentration Camp?

Wieliczka Salt Mines | ©Brian Snelson
Wieliczka Salt Mines | ©Brian Snelson

Packages combining entrance to the Salt Mines and Auschwitz are priced at around $ 116 at Hellotickets. The package includes bus transfers from the city center to Auschwitz, from Auschwitz to the Salt Mines, and from the Salt Mines to Krakow on the way back.

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How long is the full tour?

Access roads to Auschwitz | ©Bogdan Migulski
Access roads to Auschwitz | ©Bogdan Migulski

The tour 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 tours to both attractions.

The good thing is that during the bus rides you will have time to rest a bit and recharge your batteries. In addition, a lunch break is also included.

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Is the tour combining the Salt Mines and Auschwitz tour worth buying?

Salt Mines Gallery | ©Dennis Jarvis
Salt Mines Gallery | ©Dennis Jarvis

Yes, especially for short trips, when you have little time in the city and you want to do both excursions on the same day to free up the agenda for 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 feel too tired. In addition, the fact of doing it all in one day will save you time in transfers between one place and another, which is also very convenient.

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What is the schedule for the Auschwitz and Salt Mines tour?

Visit Auschwitz concentration camp | ©Lāsma Artmane
Visit Auschwitz concentration camp | ©Lāsma Artmane

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 leaves at 6 am to be at Auschwitz first thing in the morning and visit the concentration camp before large groups of tourists arrive.

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Can this tour be done with children?

Discover the wonderful interior of the salt mines | ©Aleksandr Zykov
Discover the wonderful interior of the salt mines | ©Aleksandr Zykov

Yes, although it is not at all advisable 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 have the best experience at Auschwitz, don't miss my 10 tips for visiting Auschwitz from Krakow.