By now you will have read that two of the most popular attractions in Kraków (and practically the whole country) are the excursions to Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Wieliczka Salt Mines.
The demand is such that there are several options to visit both sites in the same day on a single tour. You will be accompanied at all times by an expert guide and all journeys will be made by private bus. Here are the details:
Tickets for the two most popular sights in Krakow 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 both of Krakow's most popular sightseeing tours in one day.
First thing in the morning a private bus will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. There you will be taken on a guided tour of the two Auschwitz-Birkenau camps for two to three hours, accompanied by your guide.
You will then visit the Salt Mines, where you will walk through the spectacular galleries and see the statues and rooms built with salt hundreds of metres 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'll only spend one day doing these two visits and you'll have the rest of the trip to stroll around Krakow and enjoy its streets and charm without rushing. And because it's all-inclusive, you'll save time and money on travel.
Recommended if... you're short on time and prefer to do both tours in one day with an expert guide.
How much does the combined tour to the Salt Mines and Auschwitz cost?
Packages combining the Wieliczka Salt Mines and Auschwitz tour are priced at around €80 on Hellotickets. The package includes bus transfer from the city centre to Auschwitz, from Auschwitz to the Salt Mines and from the Salt Mines back to Krakow.
How long is the whole tour?
The combined tour of Auschwitz and the Salt Mines starts early in the morning and ends about 12 hours later. During this time you will have time for the necessary transfers and guided tours of both attractions.
The good thing is that during the bus rides you will have time to rest a bit and recharge your batteries. 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 tours in one day to free up your schedule for the rest of your trip around Krakow.
Although it may seem like an exhausting tour, the truth is that the times are very well distributed and you won't feel too tired. And the fact that it's all in one day will save you time in transfer ring from one place to another, which is also very convenient.
What is the timetable 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 whether you prefer to go to a meeting point yourself. The earliest departure is at 6 a.m. so that you can be at Auschwitz first thing in the morning and visit the concentration camp before large groups of tourists arrive.
Is this tour suitable for children?
Yes, although it is not advisable to take them to Auschwitz if they are small or very sensitive. The official organisation of the extermination camp itself does not recommend visits for children under the age of 14. If you want to follow some tips to make your visit to Auschwitz go smoothly, don't miss my 10 tips for visiting Auschwitz from Krakow.