Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Private Transport
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Visiting Auschwitz has never been easier with this ticket option that includes a private transfer for you and your party to and from your Krakow accommodation.
Our guide to Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Private Transport
The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was Nazi Concentration Camp established in 1940 and throughout the five years of its inglorious operation, over 1 million men, women and children lost their lives here.
Your day starts with private transportation from your hotel in an executive car to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. During your journey, you will get a chance to watch a documentary about Auschwitz. It will help you feel more prepared before the tour.
On arrival, you will join a guided tour with an official Auschwitz guide to explore the original camp (Auschwitz I), as well as the extermination facility (Auschwitz II). Entrance fees are already paid, and you will avoid the queues with special access.
Walkthrough the same entrance used by prisoners more than 60 years ago and read the same slogan "Arbeit macht frei" which translates to ’’Work sets one free”. Sarcastic and cruel having known that most of the prisoners never got to experience freedom again.
The Martyrdom Museum was founded in 1947 covering the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in OÅwiÄcim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka. It comprises approximately 150 buildings and 300 ruins and the original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps have all been preserved. What's more, the buildings house the collection of original exhibits and documents.
As you explore the gas chambers, crematoriums and exhibition halls inside the old prison blocks, listen closely as your guide sensitively explains the who, how, where, when and why of this haunting place and the key events in its history.
Daily, except for public holidays.
Between 7.05am and 12.05am
Approximately 7.5 hours in total. The journey to Auschwitz takes approximately 90 minutes.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Private Transport
- All bookings for this tour are on a request basis - please allow 72 hours to confirm this tour.
- The full names of each passenger are required at time of booking.
- Please note valid photo ID is REQUIRED to enter, please take with you on the tour.
- The guided tour of Auschwitz is not private - you will join a regular group of visitors upon arrival. Only the transfer element of this trip is private.
- Pick-up time of the tour can change due to low availability in the Museum. Your chosen start time may not be final! In such case, we will inform you about it at least one day before the tour however, a refund is not possible for a change of time.
- Please arrive at the designated pick-up point a minimum of 5 minutes before the departure time.
- Infants 0-5 years are free of charge, but require a child seat. Please advise at the time of booking if you are travelling with an infant.
- According to Polish law children, up to 12 years old or under the height of 1.5m are obliged to travel in a baby seat or booster seat. These will be provided free of charge.
- Eating, smoking and photography inside the buildings as well as acting in a loud manner is forbidden at the site.
- Please note that backpacks or handbags brought into Auschwitz cannot exceed the dimensions 30x20x10cm. You can leave bigger luggage in the car that will be locked and supervised by the driver.
- Journey time to Auschwitz from Krakow is just over 90 minutes.
- Taking photos in the buildings with the use of flash is forbidden. You are allowed to take photos only in selected parts of the Museum.
- Minor delays (circa 20 minutes) are possible due to traffic conditions.
- Wheelchair users can visit Auschwitz alongside an assisting person but, please note, the wheelchair must be capable of folding so that it will fit in the vehicle. Also, sightseeing can be difficult due to the historical aspect of the buildings (no driveways, large steps, lots of stairs, pebbly ground etc.) and some parts of Auschwitz are available only through steps.
- *CANCELLATION POLICY: Auschwitz tickets cannot be cancelled or amended.
Frequently Asked Questions for Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Private Transport
Clothing & Accessories
Is there a dress code for Auschwitz?
There is a fair amount of walking, so comfortable shoes are needed. It is also important to note that a lot of the tour is based outside, so you should dress appropriately for the weather conditions on the day. Visitors should dress in a respectful manner befitting a place of this nature.
Are there restrictions on bags at Auschwitz?
Bags should be no bigger than 30 x 20 x 10 cm. If you do have a larger bag, you will be required to check it into paid luggage storage. Please plan ahead to avoid delays through security.
Are there toilets at Auschwitz?
There are toilets by the entrance of Auschwitz, which you can use before and after the tour.
Am I allowed to take photos at Auschwitz?
You are able to take photos whilst on the tour for personal use. Flash photography and camera stands are strictly prohibited.
Is the tour of Auschwitz private?
No, you will join a group for a guided tour when you arrive.
How does the hotel pick-up work?
Hotel pick-up is not included. It is the customer's responsibility to make their own way to the pick-up point which will be advised upon confirmation. Please note there is no hotel drop off - the tour will end in Krakow city centre.
Is Auschwitz suitable for wheelchair users?
Unfortunately due to the historical buildings and uneven terrain, this tour may not be suitable for persons with mobility issues or in a wheelchair. Some areas are only available to see through the use of stairs.
How long does it take to travel from Krakow to Auschwitz?
A one-way journey takes approximately 90 minutes.