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From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

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Activity provider: AB Everest Travel

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

Activity provider: AB Everest Travel

From US$ 194.23 per person

Visit Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp and Krakow on a private day trip. Learn about the tragic stories of World War II and see one of Poland's most beautiful cities in one day.

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Duration 16 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the tragic history of the Holocaust
  • See the UNESCO listed old city of Krakow
  • Take advantage of a round-trip private transfer from Warsaw
Full description
Meet your driver and get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. This private trip starts the day with a drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5 hours guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5 hours journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town you can also see Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall, thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. You will get picked up after your time in Krakow and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport with an English-speaking driver
  • Entrance tickets
  • Guided tour in the museum
  • 3 hours of free time in Krakow
  • Water
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
  • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • The maximum size of backpacks or bags carried to the museum can not exceed the dimensions of 30x20x10 cm
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Chris our driver was great. He picked us up from the hotel on time and drove us safely to Krakow, stopping once for a comfort break. Chris gave us a map and suggested a route to walk around the town. At Auschwitz he escorted us to the front of the queue prior to the tour starting. He was waiting in his car after the tour and again drove us safely back to the hotel.

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September 11, 2022

This is the best way to visit Auschwitz and Krakow by far. Our driver Agnieszka was extremely helpful and kind, and the car was very comfortable. The tour itself was very informative and helps you truly understand the history of the area. Krakow is also very beautiful with many good restaurants and sites to see. I would 10/10 recommend this to anyone.

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July 6, 2022

The driver (Kris) picked us up from our hotel at 6:30am and it took about 4 hours to drive there. We stopped for coffee and snacks along the way. We had a local guide there and after Kris brought us to Krakow. He was great and recommended some places to see. After 3 hours we drove home. It a well organized trip and I highly recommend it.

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January 9, 2020

Product ID: 250342