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Zakopane: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour

Auschwitz was Nazi Germany’s largest concentration and extermination camp. From 1 to 1,5 million people of 28 nationalities were killed here during World War 2, 90 % of which were Jews. This site is considered to be the biggest cemetery in the world and became a symbol of human cruelty. The camp has been preserved as a memorial and the prison blocks that survived have been turned into a museum charting the history of the camp and of persecution in wartime Poland. In 1979 the camp territory was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a historic site. Both the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps are open to visitors and both are included in program of our tour. Nobody can leave this place untouched.

We offer private tours to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum from Zakopane on request.

Tour itinerary:

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

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

  • the memorable „Arbeit Macht Frei” sign above the entrance gate – it was placed so that the people who were taken there could think that when they worked hard, they would be set free, unfortunately, that was not true
  • commemorating signs – signs explaining the most important places, objects, and events during 1941-1944
  • documentary maps and photographs – they show how the section and the people deported looked like
  • the Death Block (Block 11) – this building had several functions, but was mainly the camp jail; prisoners sentenced to death by starvation or stays in the dark or “standing” cells were also held here; in the cellars of this block the SS started to test on the prisoners mass killing with Zyklon B before the operation of exterminating the Jews
  • the Death Wall – situated in the yard at the side of block 11; several of thousands of people there were shot here — mostly Polish political prisoners and members of underground organizations
  • Crematorium I and the first gas chamber – Crematorium I was in a building which at first functioned as a prewar bunker; the largest room (a morgue) was changed into a gas chamber for the prisoners; there were three furnaces for burning corpses of the victims; when the gas chambers in Birkenau were going into operation, the camp authorities transferred the mass killing operation here
  • Block 4 – here you can see the hair cut off of the murdered people in the gas chambers and an urn with ashes of the victims; there are also fragments of the installations of crematoria and gas chambers
  • Block 5 – here is a display case with dentures of the victims
  • Block 6 – photographs of prisoners registered in the camp; there are rooms dedicated to the fate of children which arrived to the camp
  • Block 7 – here visitors can see how the original toilets and washrooms looked like in the camp

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

  • remains of gas chambers – here the prisoners were murdered by the gas Zyklon B
  • remains of crematories – after the mass murders, the corpses were brought here and burnt
  • central camp bath – the largest camp bathhouse; prisoners in the camp were sent here for showers and disinfection
  • barracks – primitive rooms without access to living and sanitary-hygienic conditions where the prisoners had to sleep, it was not possible to be here during the day (working hours), every night there was inspection to count the prisoners
  • the well-known railway entrance and unloading platform – here the deported Jews, Roma and prisoners of different European nationalities arrived for work and extermination
  • the International Monument to the Victims of the Camp – established on April 16, 1967; it commemorates at least 1.1 million people who were killed by the Nazi’s in this camp

4. free time for lunch after sightseeing tour
5. up to 3 hours drive back to Zakopane from Auschwitz in the same vehicle with the same English speaking driver
6. drop off at your hotel in Zakopane

Whole tour lasts approximately 10 hours


  • 1200 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 690 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 520 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 460 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 390 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 360 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • 350 PLN per person (7 persons)
  • Contact us (8 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • your hotel pick up and drop off
  • private transportation with assistance of our English speaking driver during whole tour
  • local, group sightseeing tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau camps for up to 3,5 hours with live guide in chosen language
  • entrance tickets to Auschwitz & Birkenau
  • skip the line entrance

*Local group tours with live guide in Auschwitz & Birkenau are available in following languages:
English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Russian

Due to frequent problems with availability of entrance tickets and guides in Auschwitz, please book your tour as early as possible before your planned visit so we can make all necessary arrangements for you.

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Customer Reviews

  1. (5/5)

    The guide was excellent. Very informative, and also very friendly and approachable. The whole experience was very well organised from pick-up to drop-off.

  2. (5/5)

    Tour well organised; great minibus and journey – appreciated the air conditioning! Also useful to be able to leave stuff on bus as can’t take big bags in.

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