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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Lunch

1. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Lunch

Spend an hour and fifteen minutes in an air-conditioned bus, as you depart Krakow for a confronting day of reflection at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a solemn place that leaves a lasting impression on all visitors, and an important memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Visit the museum and memorial in the suburbs of Oświęcim, about 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival meet a professional guide who will show you around the site and speak of its dark history. Receive a lunch box, to take a break with during the tour. Discover the tragic history of the largest concentration camp of the Holocaust, funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Learn how it became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews, put to their death in the hideous gas chambers. Pass through the gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free) to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of this place. Then, spend about one hour at the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”, before meeting your driver for the return journey to Kraków.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Complex Guided Day Trip

2. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Complex Guided Day Trip

Discover the human stories of the Holocaust on this guided trip from Krakow to the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz. Learn how the camps were set up and the purposes each one served. Pause to reflect on what happened in these sites. Start with your pickup in Krakow. From there, you will ride about 45 kilometers to reach the former main camp in Auschwitz. Listen to your guide discuss the camp’s former use as barracks for the Polish military. At the entrance, note the gate with “Arbeit macht frei” over it. Visit the prisoner blocks, which now house artifacts from the camps and belongings left by the prisoners. See photographs and documents, shoes, suitcases, and glasses among other personal effects. From Auschwitz, travel a short distance to the former camp at Birkenau. There you will find the gas chambers and crematoria. Keep the camp’s victims in mind as you make your way around the memorials.  After Birkenau, your tour will finish at the concentration camp in Monowitz. Learn about the connection between corporations and the camps. Unlike Auschwitz and Birkenau, Monowitz supplied workers to nearby factories. The trip will end with your return to Krakow.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Tour from Krakow

3. Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Tour from Krakow

Visit the largest death camp in human history, and an infamous site of genocide during WWII. Auschwitz-Birkenau is synonymous with the worst atrocities ever committed. The camp was built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. The total number of deaths is estimated at over 1.5 million people, representing 28 nationalities. Nearly 90 percent of those killed were Jews. A visit to the former concentration camp is certain to be memorable because it makes it possible to imagine the scale of the Holocaust and horrible things that happened there during the war. Since 1979 the site has been listed by UNESCO on its Cultural and Natural World Heritage list.

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

4. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

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.

Krakow: Auschwitz & Schindler's Factory Day Trip with Guide

5. Krakow: Auschwitz & Schindler's Factory Day Trip with Guide

Drive from Krakow to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. After approximately 70 kilometers and passing through security, walk through the gate that says Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Frees), then go inside to learn how the complex, built by the Nazis in 1940, quickly turned from an internment camp to a resort mass murder. Your guide will discuss the history of the camp and show you around the buildings that act as exhibition pavilions. Each brick of the barrack, a board of a watchtower, a fence wire, a fragment of someone's glasses, a photo in a display case tells a fragment of a tragic story. After seeing exhibitions in the old prison blocks, pay tribute to the victims at the gloomy camp memorial. In Birkenau, on a vast territory, experience the mapped living conditions in barracks, you will feel the enormity of evil that cannot be repeated. Return to Krakow by the same route and have a rest or meal break (not part of the offer). Then we will invite you to visit the exhibition "Krakow during the occupation" in the former Oskar Schindler's enamel factory. Although this name is known to many, this trip does not tell about the fate of a German entrepreneur, but gives an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of Krakow, which was immortalized by the director in a famous film, which reigned during the German occupation. Thanks to the modern multimedia installation, you will walk along the cobbled streets of the city, enter the photographer's studio, look at the hairdresser, take a tram, see a typical apartment in the Jewish ghetto, and then find yourself with the inhabitants of the Płaszów concentration camp...

From Krakow: Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

6. From Krakow: Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

Make the most of your time in Krakow with a tour to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. Transfer to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in a comfortable and spacious minibus. Have 8-hours to explore this historical site before returning to Krakow.  Board the minibus at the centrally-located boarding point in Krakow. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive. Arrive at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and gain insight into the Nazi concentration camps from WWII. Take the chance to reflect as you walk through the gate, visit the memorial monument, and see the gas chambers. After your tour, board the minibus and return to the meeting point in Krakow. 

From Krakow: Full-Day Wadowice & Czestochowa Tour

7. From Krakow: Full-Day Wadowice & Czestochowa Tour

This 9-hour tour will start with a pick-up from your hotel, hostel or apartment. After a 40 minute drive, you will arrive at the main square of Wadowice. Before you visit the Museum of John Paul II, you will see the front of the parish church of Karol Wojtyla, where little Karol was baptized and the high school he attended. A visit to the museum will take around 90 minutes after which you will have a coffee break and taste the famous papal cream cakes known as kremowka. On your arrival to Czestochowa, you will begin your sightseeing of the Jasna Gora complex together with the chapel of miraculous painting of Black Madonna. Throughout your visit, you will be guided and assisted by one of the Pauline monks who serve in the Jasna Gora Monastery. Before heading back to Krakow, have lunch in one of a local restaurants.

From Krakow: Czestochowa - The Black Madonna

8. From Krakow: Czestochowa - The Black Madonna

Our tour takes you to a place which receives around 5 million visitors a year (including over 150,000 pilgrims on foot). After arriving at the monastery, we will visit the chapel of the miraculous painting of the Black Madonna, which is the embodiment of the attachment to the Cult of Mary so typical of the Catholic faith in Poland. Next we visit the Basilica, which is the main church of the monastery. You can also visit the 600th-Anniversary Museum and the Treasury on your own, if you wish, or attend Mass while others on the tour have a break for lunch and a visit to a souvenir shop. On the way back we alter our route slightly to admire the most spectacular limestone rock formations typical of the Kraków-Częstochowa Uplands. This allows us to visit the only remaining castle of the so called Eagle Nest Trail at Pieskowa Skała.

Krakow: Day Trip to Częstochowa

9. Krakow: Day Trip to Częstochowa

Visit the basilica and monastery located in the city of Jasna Góra and discover the holy relic of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa. Częstochowa is one of the most important centers of religious worship in Poland, it is regarded by many as Poland's spiritual capital and for hundreds of years, it has been a site of pilgrimage for Poles. High on the mountain top, the monastery holds the most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary in Poland and it is home to the Black Madonna painting - rumored to have been painted by St. Luke on a tabletop built by Jesus. The Black Madonna, depicting the Mother of God with the Christ Child, is believed to have miraculous powers by those who visit her. It is also possible to reserve a private guided tour on request.

From Krakow: Częstochowa "Black Madonna" Day Tour

10. From Krakow: Częstochowa "Black Madonna" Day Tour

Discover the religious history of Częstochowa and admire the famous "Black Madonna" on this full-day tour. Enjoy convenient transport and an exclusive guide to the Częstochowa Pauline Monastery. This historic tour includes the beautiful Chapel of Our Lady of Jasna Góra, which houses the icon of the Black Madonna, and the majestic Church of St. Cross. Gaze at these ornate religious treasures and marvel at the defensive structures surrounding the monastery, such as the imposing gates and bastions. After visiting the monastery, you can take some time to walk around the city, visit the souvenir shop, indulge in private prayer or have a meal.

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based on 44 reviews

Kamil my driver/ guide was excellent; very informative on the St. John Paul II Museum and the parish church in Wadowice and on Czestochowa, Also, very interesting conversation throughout the day.

Our driver picked us up at appointed time and place. She was professional, knowledgable, personable, and fun. We spent 16 hours with her and enjoyed ever minute. Highly recommend this service.

Fantastic driver. Amazing guide wound definitely recommend to everyone he was amazing.

Wonderful experience, punctual, nice and professional guides! I highly recommend it

expert tour guide and fluent in english, very friendly and helpfull driver