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Auschwitz Birkenau Private Day Trip

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Learn about the dark past of World War 2 with this private day trip to of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp from Krakow. 

Learn about the dark past of World War 2 with this private day trip to of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp from Krakow. 

Auschwitz Birkenau Private Day Trip

When making your booking, you'll be able to choose from the following two private day trips from Krakow:

Auschwitz Birkenau Day Trip

Between 7 am and 8:30 am, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Krakow and set off for Auschwitz-Birkenau. In just over 1 hour, we'll arrive at what was the largest Nazi extermination camp during the Second World War. This place has been declared a World Heritage Site since 1979 so that we don't forget the crimes of the Holocaust. 

We'll start the tour in the prison blocks; today there are several exhibitions that explain how prisoners were punished for resting after hard work or for any issue that occurred to the SS guards. Afterwards, we'll continue through to one of the most shocking areas of the concentration camp: the gas chambers and cremation area. There we'll learn how far the regime's brutality and how fearful political propaganda could lead people to commit such disgraceful crimes.

We'll continue with the tour discovering the most recognised part of this terrifying place. Here we'll see the train tracks that were used to enter the camp itself with thousands of people on board. When the train stopped, some were selected for imminent extermination, as prisoners or for medical experimentation. Jews, Gypsies, Spanish Republicans, political prisoners and homosexuals all lost their lives in this camp. 

From here we can see the barracks, latrines and the remains of four crematoriums with gas chambers that were destroyed in an attempt to hide what had happened in Auschwitz-Birkenau from the Soviet troops. At the end of the visit, you'll have 45 minutes of free time for lunch and we'll return to Krakow, where we'll arrive back at your hotel after six and half hours. 

Auschwitz Birkenau, Krakow Ghetto and Schindler's Factory

If you choose this option, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Krakow at 6:40 am. We'll take you to the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp to learn about its tragic history.

After travelling through the camp, we'll pause at the Judenrampe. This sombre part of the camp is the ramp used by the SS until 1944 to "unload" Jews from different parts of Europe.

At around 1:30 pm, we'll return to Krakow and stop at a traditional Polish restaurant so you can have lunch on your own. After lunch, at about 2:45 pm, we'll go on a private tour in English through the Krakow Ghetto. During the tour, you'll see the areas of the city where the Nazis separated and persecuted the Jewish population. 

Next, we'll take you to Oskar Schindler's Factory. You'll visit this factory on your own and see where hundreds of Jews worked, whom the entrepreneur Schindler managed to save from an almost certain death.

It'll then be time to take you back to your hotel in Krakow, where we'll arrive at 6 pm.

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6 hours - 7 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Hotel pickup and drop–off

Transport by car or minibus

English–speaking chauffeur

Admission to Auschwitz Birkenau

English–speaking guide inside Auschwitz Birkenau

Tour in English of the Krakow Ghetto (optional)

Private and exclusive tour, with no one else in your group

Not included


Admission to Oskar Schindler's factory: 32 (US$ 7.60) for adults and 28 (US$ 6.60) for students

When to book?

You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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Not wheelchair accessible.


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Promotes local employment.

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Not permitted.

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  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.