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See a poignant piece of World War II history on a 5.5-hour tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, with private transfers to and from Krakow. After pickup from your Krakow hotel by private driver, journey to the UNESCO-listed site for a guided group tour of the complex. Your guide will discuss the camp's harrowing history as you walk. Visit the watch towers, crematoriums and exhibitions as you hear stories of the lives that were lost there. Your trip will conclude with private transportation back to your Krakow accommodations.

Highlights

  • 5.5-hour trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau, with private round-trip transport from Krakow
  • Take a group tour of the UNESCO-listed former Nazi concentration camp with a knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about the Jews and other groups who were imprisoned here
  • See the remaining buildings, watchtowers, crematoriums and gas chambers
  • View the exhibitions that chart the story of what happened here
  • Pay your respects to the victims at the camp memorial
  • Travel directly to and from the site in a private car, with no other hotel pickups or drop-offs

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Ideal if you want to know more about this part of history, but prefer a flexible itinerary. This tour allows you to pick the transfer time that best suits your schedule, with no waiting times for additional hotel pickups and drop-offs.

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What You Can Expect

Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Krakow with Private Round-Trip Transfer

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau with private transportation

Established in the early 1940s by the Nazis, Auschwitz was originally intended for Polish political prisoners. Later, when it was extended to include the neighboring site of Birkenau, it became an extermination camp for primarily European Jews, killing an estimated 1.1 million people.

Begin your trip at your Krakow hotel, where a driver will meet you at your preferred pickup time. Arrive outside the town of Oświęcim around 1.5 hours later, where you’ll join up with your guide at the camp’s visitor center.

Enter the gates of the complex under the chilling inscription of ‘Arbeit macht frei’ (‘Work sets you free’) and explore the key buildings and exhibitions that preserve the memory of the many lives lost there.

Learn how the Nazi camp functioned as you pass the barracks and watchtowers, as well as the gas chambers and crematoriums. Your guide will take care to discuss the harrowing stories in a sensitive manner as you go. You will have a brief break to eat a pre-packed lunch (own expense), as there are no eating facilities at the camp.

Afterward, visit the camp's memorial, and spend a quiet moment to remember the lives of the victims. Your tour will conclude with private transportation back to your Krakow hotel.

Customer Reviews

Roy E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour the private transfer is extra luxury but well worth it the driver was brilliant The tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was a very emotional and humbling experience a must visit really

jim.janic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent tour leader, personable driver, beautifil brand new mini-van, great service

davidandjuneburkitt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Michael, our driver for the private round trip transfer, was excellent. He was very interesting to talk to and the journey passed rapidly! He gave us some fascinating insights on Poland and increased greatly our knowledge and understanding of the country. He was also an excellent driver.
Our guide for the tour of Auschwitz- Birkenau was also excellent. This is not an experience about which one uses the word enjoyable! However, the quality of the tour was of a very high standard and we gained an in-depth understanding of the background to this site, how it was built, how it operated and, insofar as is possible, some idea of just how horrific it must have been to be there. But it is impossible to imagine the reality for those who suffered there.
This is a tour that should not be missed but it will leave very deep impressions that will be difficult, maybe impossible, to ever fully forget.

Amanda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Exceptionally well organised. Our driver Pieter picked us up directly outside our accomodation and ensured that we were checked into the tour. Booking this tour gave us the flexability to spend as much time as we wanted to.

William M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was an excellent trip. The private driver was prompt and informative. The tour guide was excellent. Brings home the horror of the Holocaust.

Alan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our driver was superb: courteous, safe, enjoyable and knowledgeable. Even though city streets were closed, he found us at our hotel on time. He ensured that we got into the correct tour and transferred us between locations. The tour guide was also excellent. Extremely pleased!

Sheena T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We were collected from our hotel in an executive air conditioned vehicle by Conrad, who I cannot rate highly enough and a real credit to discover cracow. He was friendly, knowledgable and spoke excellent English and immediately told us that he was our driver for the day and we were the only guests so if we wanted to stop anywhere or have a comfort break all we needed to do was say. Inside the vehicle was a drop down TV upon which he played a very insightful documentary on the camps. This personal service meant that we didn't have to queue for hours with a coach , it was a real door to door personal service. Our actual guide within the camps was insightful, knowledgable but at all times respectful of the memories and souls who lost their lives, or loved ones.Visiting Auschwitz Birkenau should be compulsory for all mankind. Haunting, chilling, eerie but a true testamant also to extremes of mans nature... Hate and pure evil on the one hand...love compassion and sheer will to survive against all the odds on the other.

jeffrey w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The guide was very knowledgeable on what was a very difficult tour. I recommend everyone should do this once in their life.

JULIE H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent trip great driver prompt and polite - video on route to give us background was very informative our tour guide Dominique was very knowledgeable and kept you interested and for someone so young was very respectful of what had happened - she made the experience really interesting and her grasp of English was excellent as she was asked a lot of questions and could explain things that were not just on her script would recommend

Janice P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A person chauffeur to Auschwitz and probably the best guide I have had anywhere. Very good value for money.

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