Katowice: Tour to Auschwitz & Krakow

Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp are located quite close to Katowice and we recommend our special full day tour to both of those top tourist destinations in Poland during the same day. Krakow is one of the most popular destinations for a city break in Europe, visited by millions of tourists every year who want to see its enormous, beautiful Main Market Square and other valuable monuments of the city. Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp is the largest and best known German concentration camp in the world. Even though the history is horrifying, it is a place which everyone should see at least once in a lifetime. We are sure that this trip will be a great and memorable experience for you.

We organize private tours to Krakow & Auschwitz from Katowice on request

Tour Itinerary:

  1. pick up from your hotel at chosen time
  2. approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Katowice to Auschwitz & Birkenau State Museum by private car/van with our English speaking driver
  3. sightseeing the concentration camps with local group tour in chosen language for up to 3,5 hours during the tour you will see:

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

  • the memorable „Arbeit Macht Frei” sign above the entrance gate – the prisoners who arrived to the camp and saw this sign, were convinced that hard work will save them and set them free
  • commemorating signs describing the most significant events during the years 1941-1944
  • documentary maps and photographs – show 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
  • Crematorium I and the first gas chamber – at first the Crematorium I functioned as a pre war bunker
  • Block 4 – here 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 – inside it is possible to see how the camp’s washrooms looked like

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

  • remains of gas chambers – the place of mass murders by Zyklon B
  • remains of crematories – here 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 at least the 1.1 million people who were killed in Auschwitz by Germans

4. up to 1 hour of free time after sightseeing tour of the camps to have lunch
5. approx. 1,5 hour drive from Auschwitz & Birkenau Museum to Krakow
6. private Krakow Old Town walk with a local, private guide in chosen language for up to 2,5 hours during which you will see all highlights of this area of the city including:

  • Main Market Square – the largest market square in Europe with famous St Mary’s Church and Town Hall Tower
  • the Cloth Hall – main attraction at the Market Square where you can find all kinds of souvenirs
  • Adam Mickiewicz monument – commemorating one of Poland’s most famous poets of the Romanticism period and political activists
  • Slowacki Theatre – undoubtedly one of Krakow’s most representative buildings
  • Barbican with the remains of medieval defensive walls – built in the 15th century to protect the Krakow’s main entrance, connected with the Florianska Gate
  • Florianska Gate – a Gothic gateway which used to defend the medieval Old Town from invasion
  • Florianska Street – one of the most popular streets in the city and the most expensive one
  • Collegium Maius and Collegium Novum of the Jagiellonian University – the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest universities in Europe with very famous graduates such as Pope John Paul II
  • Kanonicza Street – the oldest in Krakow where the king’s servants used to live
  • All Saints Square with the Papal Window – during John Paul II’s visits in Krakow he would often make evening appearances in the ‘Papal Window’ for crowds of his followers
  • St. Peter and St. Pauls’ Church on Grodzka Street – Krakow’s most recognizable church with the sculptures of the 12 apostles outside
  • the Wawel Royal Castle with the Cathedral – for centuries the main seat of Polish monarchs

6. free time in Krakow (approx. 1 hour) to stroll around the city on your own or have a rest
7. approx. 1 hour and 15 min drive back from Krakow to Katowice
8. drop off at your hotel in Katowice

Whole tour lasts approx. 12 hours

Prices:

  • 1100 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 600 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 440 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 350 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 300 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 270 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • 250 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 high quality, air-conditioned car/minivan for the whole tour
  • English speaking driver’s assistance during whole day
  • skip the line entrance tickets to Auschwitz and Birkenau camps
  • guided group sightseeing tour inside the camps in chosen language for up to 3,5 hours
  • service of private city guide in Krakow in chosen language for up to 2,5 hours of Old Town walking tour
  • free time for lunch during the day

This private tour is available in following languages:

In Auschwitz-Birkenau camps: English, Spanish, Italian, German, French and Russian

In Krakow: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Swedish and others

*some languages may be subject to availability and prices can vary

Choose number of participants and date:

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Visiting Auschwitz during COVID-19

Please remember about the safe distances between visitors while waiting for entry and during the tour. Visitors should enter the Museum with their mouths and nose covered, please take a mask with you. You are obligated to hand disinfection in a non-contact hand disinfection apparatus. Inside buildings, please follow the one-way direction of the tour to avoid crowds in passages.

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