Oswiecim, Poland
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clock-o6 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Revisit a tragic chapter of European history on a full-day tour from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the extermination and concentration camps in the Nazi Third Reich. You’ll have door-to-door transport in a private vehicle, with a documentary film screened on route, then join a 3.5-hour, guided tour of the camps. This 6- to 7-hour Auschwitz-Birkenau tour includes admission fees and transport from central Krakow, as well as a departure time that’s tailored to your schedule.
  • Full-day trip from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Enjoy the convenience of round-trip private transport
  • Watch a documentary during the trip
  • Visit both camps with an experienced guide and group
  • Admission and guided tour included
  • Pickup and drop-off at central Krakow hotels
Meet a driver at your centrally-located Krakow hotel at a time that suits you—tours run between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Traveling in a comfortable, private car, the journey takes roughly 70 minutes each way, and you’ll have the option to watch “The Liberation of Auschwitz” on your way to the camps.
Upon arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau, join a guided tour of the moving UNESCO World Heritage Centre, with groups of up to 30 people led by English, Spanish, French, German, or Italian-speaking guides.
Using a headset throughout the tour, you’ll have 3.5 hours to explore the museum exhibition, barracks, and long rows of gas chamber chimneys. Much of the concentration camp is unchanged since liberation, and it offers a vivid glimpse of the wartime genocide carried out by German Nazis.
Auschwitz and Birkenau are roughly 1.9 miles (3 km.) apart, and transport between the camps is provided, as well as a short break before the guided tour and in between the camps. Following the tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, begin the return trip to Krakow, where this excursion concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

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, Apr 2018

Our driver Peter was fantastic! He was super knowledgeable and really took care of us! His English is near perfect and on the ride home we were all a bit in our thoughts after such a heavy day and he respected our silence. Beautiful, clean van we rode in and Peter was a great driver. Highly recommend this!

R
, Sep 2017

Reserving the Private Transport was definitely worth the small extra charge. This gave us more time with a knowledgeable guide and, of course, greater comfort. During the drive from Karkow to Auschwitz and back, our educated guide was happy to answer our questions.

The tours of Aushwitz and Birkenau were, as expected, extremely depressing. Our guide provided a highly informative tour. A practical and useful feature of the tour was that they provided headsets for all and this allowed us to hear every word of our tour guide. Auschwitz has been well-maintained so that visitors can tour the facilities for years into the future. This will allow those born after the last Holocaust survivor has passed to know the horrific story. We were able to see all aspects of the grounds, including the gas chambers, suitcases left by those who were murdered, and additional evidence of the Holocaust. Everything about the stories we heard was indescribably awful but this is a place that all should visit.

The full tour was well-presented and well-managed. Viator did an excellent job will all arrangements.

M
, Sep 2017

Picked up exactly on time, very comfortable Mercedes van. Tour of both camps, very knowledgeable guide who did a very good job of conveying the horror those interned there faced. Of course most were murdered within hours of arrival. Very grim to see this place -part of the history of mans inhumanity to man that must never be forgotten. A special mention for my driver Barteu. He could not have been any better, very friendly and accommodating and he even booked tables at the restaurants for dinner that and the next evening.

J
, Aug 2017

Booked the tour with KrakowDirect, for pick-up from our hotel in central Krakow. Collection was on time, vehicle was spotless, driver friendly and courteous. Took us out to Auschwitz about 1 hour to the west of Krakow and handed us over to a very knowledgeable professional guide for the 4 hour tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Although our transport was private, we were attached to a large group of 25 or so who had arrived in shared transport, also with the the same company KrakowDirect. Worthwhile taking a sandwich as you only get a 15 minute or so break between finishing the tour of Auschwitz and restarting the tour at Birkenau, about 3 km away. At the end of the tour, the driver was waiting to take us back to our hotel.

We used KrakowDirect four times during our trip, and they were always on-time, with immaculate vehicles and courteous well-spoken drivers. Go to their website for a full range of tour and possible multiple purchase discounts.


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