An organized trip to Auschwitz from Krakow takes about 6,5 – 7 hours. We offer private pick-up, transfer between Krakow and Auschwitz and return transportation to your hotel in Krakow. Our modern cars and helpful driver, will certainly make your travel time more pleasant and you will have the opportunity to get answers to your questions about the tour program. Pick-up time from under the hotel is always arranged individually, depending on availability.
An organized trip to Auschwitz from Krakow takes about 6,5 – 7 hours. You can get private pick-up, transfer between Krakow and Auschwitz and return transportation to your hotel in Krakow. Pick-up time from under the hotel is always arranged individually, depending on availability. Travel time from Krakow to Auschwitz usually takes about 1 h 10 minutes one way. During the drive, you will watch a 45-minute documentary “The Liberation of Auschwitz”, which will give you a feel for the whole trip and a preliminary understanding of the history of the place you are going to. On site, you will meet a local guide who will accompany you on the tour and show you around all parts of the camp. The tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum complex takes about 3.5 hours. At the end of the Auschwitz tour you will be driven back to your hotel in the center of Krakow.
Auschwitz Museum – regular tour
Organized, regular tour to Auschwitz – Birkenau from Krakow lasts about 6,5 – 7 hours. Included in the package is personal pickup and return transfer to your hotel in Krakow, comfortable cars and the care of a helpful driver who will be happy to answer your questions about the tour, your stay in Krakow or recommendations. Time of pickup from the selected hotel depends on availability, but always customized for the client. The trip from Krakow to Auschwitz takes about 1 h 10 minutes one way. During the tour you will see a 45-minute documentary on “The Liberation of Auschwitz”. A professional guide will be waiting for you on site to show you around the entire museum area. The regular Auschwitz-Birkenau tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours.
Guided tour to Auschwitz
The former concentration camp, transformed into a historic Museum, open to visitors all year round, is visited by tourists from all over the world to pay tribute to all the people who died there. The main idea behind the founding of the Auschwitz Museum is to pay respect to every person sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau for forced labor and to preserve the memory of the tragic times of World War II and the Holocaust genocide. The museum complex is an extremely important historical legacy and is considered a must-see place that every citizen of Poland as well as other countries should visit. In 1979, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. A trip to Auschwitz can be very emotional and traumatic, but it can also teach you a lot.
Auschwitz Museum – tour
A tour is a visit to the two main camps of the former Nazi complex. The entire site covers an area of as much as 200 hectares, where the main tours run, mostly outdoors. The Auschwitz camp is known around the world for the large inscription on the main gate: “Arbeit macht frei” – work makes free. It will be the first thing you see as soon as you arrive. This slogan, which ironically describes that period, specially invented by the Nazis, will be the beginning of your unforgettable adventure at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial. After passing through the historic gate, you will see the preserved prisoners’ barracks, their workplaces, the remaining prison blocks and the original site of brutal punishment, abuse or torture. You’ll also see the railroad tracks that were once the main route for transporting people to the gas chambers, where millions lost their lives. According to historical stories, at the end of the war the Germans tried to destroy them in the air to cover the traces of the crimes. Today we can observe their remains, endless rows of chimneys covering most of the concentration camp.
The Nazi crimes memorial museum, which operates on a daily basis, is the predominant point of day trips from Krakow or Katowice. These tours are very popular among locals from all over Poland, but also tourists from all over the world. When taking a trip there, it is important to remember that the preserved Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Oswiecim is not a very pleasant tourist attraction. A visit to this place makes you reflect and pause on the meaning of human life and the cruelty that occurs in the world. One can experience an extremely instructive history lesson there, which compels one to pay respect to the fallen victims of the camp. Visitors should remember that for many people, visiting Auschwitz also means visiting the graves of their ancestors and relatives. According to research, about one in six Jews who died during the genocide of the Holocaust of World War II were murdered at Birkenau.
Auschwitz Museum Tour – private tour
Tourists are increasingly opting for private day trips from Krakow to Auschwitz. They are unique because of the symbolic significance of the site, and the opportunity to learn more about the history. If you would also like to take advantage of the private tour option prepared by Auschwitz Museum, book your tour online or by phone. You will be offered a transfer in a comfortable car with a private driver at your disposal, and a voluntary choice of tour options. The helpful driver will pick you up from your hotel in Krakow and drive you to the site. You can choose whether you want your tour of Auschwitz to be on your own, with a private guide, or by joining an organized tour group with a museum guide. There is an option to tour the Auschwitz I camp site on your own, but only between November and March. The guided tour lasts up to about two hours. Visitors then proceed to Birkenau Part II, located 3 km away. We offer transportation on this route by the car, where you can also leave all your luggage. A 15-minute break for a small snack or restroom is provided between tours of the two parts of the camps. When the tour of the entire site is over, your private driver will take you back to Krakow and drive you to the hotel itself or to any place in the city center of your choice. If you wish, you can choose an option where you combine both tours: a guided tour of the Auschwitz Museum and a visit to Krakow’s famous Schindler’s Factory. This way you can see two historical museums in one day, learn a lot of interesting facts and save a lot of time. Moreover, the story of Oskar Schindler’s character perfectly complements the whole background of the Holocaust tragedy.
Auschwitz Museum – Regular Tours
The offer for regular tours of the Auschwitz Museum from Krakow, also guarantees personal pick-up from all hotels/accommodations where interested clients are staying. Offerings include 6-8 passenger cars or minibuses. Usually tours are organized for groups of up to 20 people. On the way to the museum, in the minibus, you will have the opportunity to watch a 45-minute documentary film entitled. “Liberation of Auschwitz”, which will allow you to feel the atmosphere of the tour.
Upon arrival at the museum, you will join an organized tour group led by a professional guide from the museum. During the tour, you will visit two Auschwitz concentration camps, which are located about 3 kilometers apart. It takes up to 2 hours to visit Auschwitz I with an experienced guide, while visitors usually spend about 1-1.5 hours at the second part-Birkenau. Transportation of people between the two camps is also provided, by the minibus, where you can leave any unnecessary luggage. The trip will only take a few minutes. A 15-minute break is provided between visiting the two parts, to eat something or use the restrooms. The program for the day trips from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau, whether regular or private, does not include any stops on the way back. There is also an option to buy ready-made launch-boxes.