Visit Auschwitz and Birkenau, a complex that became a primary symbol of the Holocaust, and take a guided tour of historic Krakow, the most popular tourist destination in Poland. Enjoy a stop for lunch between the 2 segments of the program.
What to Expect
Your full-day excursion begins with a pick-up at your Warsaw hotel by an English-speaking driver.
The first stop on the program is at the Auschwitz Nazi Concentration Camp, where you’ll have a guided tour that includes the Birkenau Camp. Auschwitz was the name given to a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II.
You’ll visit the Museum, which contains original documents, suitcases, shoes, and other belongings of murdered prisoners. You’ll also see original fences, wooden watchtowers, and railway ramps that have been preserved.
Afterwards, the driver will take you to a local restaurant for lunch in either Auschwitz or Krakow, depending on the timing.
In Krakow you’ll see historic sites located around the city. Your tour guide will take you to see the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbicane, and Sukiennice, or Cloth Hall. The most interesting sight is Wawel Hill with its Cathedral and Castle, a place of royal coronations, weddings, and funerals.
Some of the oldest stone buildings on the Hill date back to 10th century. In a cave at the foot of the Hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, was the lair of the Wawel Dragon, which is now a popular tourist stop.
After the tour you’ll head back to Warsaw, arriving at around 23:00 or a bit later.
- Transportation by car/minibus
- Pick-up at your hotel
- English-speaking driver
- English-speaking guide in Krakow
- English tour in Auschwitz
- Admission to Auschwitz-Birkenau museums and camps
- Basic lunch of soup, main course, and water at a standard restaurant (a special menu at an exclusive restaurant is available at an extra charge)