Many visitors to Krakow decide to visit the nearby Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, the locations of some of the worst atrocities committed by man to their fellow humans. The decision to visit or not is a very personal one, but its proximity to Krakow (about an hour and a quarter by car or bus) means that many decide to make the journey, and few will regret the sobering and often overwhelming experience. The camps and their legacy are a haunting reminder of a dark period in Europe’s recent history, and few will leave a visit to them unmoved.
What’s included in your tour?
- Transport to and from Krakow
- Guided Tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau
- All entrance fees and taxes
We will prove you with transport from Krakow to the museum at Auschwitz, and also organise a guided tour for you whilst there. The tour will include a number of exhibitions explaining the major victims of the Holocaust, primarily the Jewish communities in Europe but also Poles, Russians and Roma families. The personal belongings discarded or confiscated by the Nazi camp orderlies speak silently but powerfully about the atrocities committed on site. After visiting Auschwitz, we will drive the short distance to Birkenau, the much larger satellite of Auschwitz (also called Auschwitz II), where the sheer scale of the camps (both built and planned) often makes an even bigger and more powerful impression than the first camp itself. After the tour, we provide transport back to Krakow. Our prices include transport both ways, entrance fee, taxes and a snack. The tour lasts approximately 7 hours and is conducted in English. If you require a tour in another language, please let us know.
If you are looking for a ‘transport only’ option, we also provide a shuttle from Krakow to Auschwitz Birkenau