Katowice: Private Tour to Auschwitz

During this tour you will visit Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp which is one of those places in the world that everybody should visit, at least once in a lifetime. Auschwitz is a symbol and memorial of terrible events which happened during World War II. While visiting the camp with our professional guide, you will learn about history of World War II, German Nazi process of killing inmates and living conditions in extermination camps. Our program of sightseeing includes visiting the German concentration camps: Auschwitz I – main camp and Auschwitz II – Birkenau (death camp).

We organize private, half day excursions to Auschwitz and Birkenau State Museum from Katowice on request

Tour itinerary:

  1. pick up from your hotel in Katowice at chosen time
  2. approx. 1 hour drive by an air-conditioned vehicle to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum from Katowice with our private English speaking driver
  3. sightseeing in a group tour inside the camps for up to 3,5 hours with a local, professional guide in chosen language during which you will visit:

Auschwitz I (the main camp) – approx 2 hours of visiting:

  • the famous „Arbeit Macht Frei” sign above the entrance gate convincing new prisoners arriving to the camp, that there is a chance to get free through the hard work; unfortunately it was just a propaganda slogan
  • commemorating signs describing the most significant events during 1941-1944 period
  • documentary maps and photographs showing how the section and the people deported looked like
  • the Death Block (Block 11) – the main camp jail in which prisoners were sentenced to death
  • the Death Wall – you will find it in the yard at the side of block 11; here thousands of prisoners were shot- especially Polish political prisoners and members of conspiratorial organizations
  • Crematorium I and the first gas chamber – at first the Crematorium I functioned as a prewar bunker – the largest room was transformed into a gas chamber for the prisoners
  • Block 4 – inside the block there is a part of the exhibition which contains the hair of the victims in the gas chambers and an urn with ashes
  • Block 5 – here is a display case with dentures of the murdered people
  • Block 6 – in this block there are photographs of prisoners registered in the camp and rooms dedicated to the fate of children which arrived to the camp
  • Block 7 – here it is possible to see how the camp’s washrooms looked like

Auschwitz II Birkenau (death camp) – up to 1,5 hours of visiting:

  • remains of gas chambers – the place of numerous mass murders with the use of Zyklon B gas
  • remains of crematories – places where the corpses were brought after executions and burnt
  • central camp bath – the largest camp bathhouse in which prisoners were showered and disinfected
  • barracks – primitive rooms without access to living and sanitary-hygienic conditions in which the prisoners slept
  • the well-known railway entrance and unloading platform – here the deported prisoners of different European nationalities arrived for work and extermination
  • the International Monument to the Victims of the Camp – commemorates over 1 million people who were killed in Auschwitz by Germans

4. approx. 1 hour drive back from Auschwitz Museum to Katowice by the same vehicle with the same driver
5. drop off at your hotel in Katowice

Whole tour lasts up to 6 hours

Prices:

  • 650 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 380 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 290 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 250 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 230 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 210 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • 200 PLN per person (7 persons)
  • Contact us (8 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • hotel pick up and drop off after the tour
  • private transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned car/van
  • service of our private English speaking driver during whole tour
  • entrance tickets to Auschwitz & Birkenau State Museum
  • skip the line entrance
  • local, group sightseeing tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau camps for up to 3,5 hours with live guide in chosen language

*Local group tours with live guide in Auschwitz & Birkenau are available in following languages:

English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian

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persons

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