Day trip

Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

4.7 / 5

53 reviews

Activity provider: AB Everest Travel

Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

Activity provider: AB Everest Travel
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From US$ 127.75 per person

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Visit Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp and Krakow on a day trip from Warsaw. 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 15 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
• Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it • Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the tragic history of the Holocaust
  • See the UNESCO listed old city of Krakow
  • Benefit from a guided tour in Auschwitz and Birkenau Camp
  • Enjoy 3 hours of free time to explore the beautiful city of Krakow
Full description
Following an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Warsaw, get transferred to the train station with a private vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. After a short train ride, you will be welcomed by a local English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation to Auschwitz. Embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Start the tour with a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp where you'll learn about how its establishment 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 continue the tour to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. Between 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Around 90% of them 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-hour 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, visit 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. Absorb the city's unique atmosphere with its thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip, there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. After your time in Krakow board the train at about 7.30 PM, get picked up at the platform and be transferred from the train station back to your hotel in Warsaw.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfer to train station
  • Local driver/assistance
  • Round-trip train tickets (2nd class)
  • Shared transportation between Krakow and Auschwitz
  • Sightseeing tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
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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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • The time of pickup depends on the pickup location and the departure time of the train which is subject to change. The exact time will be confirmed a day before the tour
  • 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 pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, GetYourGuide and your guide have no influence on the duration of the break times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Very well managed. The transport was really smooth and the guide in Auschwitz was amazing. I really appreciated having a few hours in Krakow to wander on my own during the trip. Having the guide help me with my first Polish train journey was also helpful for subsequent solo train journeys. Definitely money we’ll spent, I’d recommend it.

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July 4, 2022

Picked us up from our hostel right when they said they would, took us to the train station and mad sure we got on the correct train, spend an hour in Krakow before heading to Auschwitz, enough time to get a quick bite to eat then off to the tour where we had an excellent guide. The only part of the experience that wasn't great was having 3 hours from the time the tour ended until we had to catch the train back to Warsaw, but if it wasn't cold and rainy in Krakow it would have been much easier to find things to take up the time. 9verall great experience.

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February 8, 2022

The day and trips were long, schedules could have been filed better. Krakow did not miss the promised 3 hours. The minibus from Krakow to Auschwitz was small and crowded, a distressing atmosphere, especially in the Covid situation. Otherwise the service was really friendly, the instructions clear and the Auschwitz guide great.

November 6, 2021

Product ID: 351321