ca. 8 hrs
NO. OF PERSONS
from 1 to 8 or 9+
Auschwitz - the memorable experience
This tour is devoted to two very significant sites related to the tragic history of the Second World War in one day.
You do not need to stay in Krakow for a night. With an early departure from Warsaw and arriving to Krakow at around 9.30 am you will have plenty of time to see Auschwitz and Birkenau as well as the Schindler's Factory.
This is only up to 3 hours by train from Warsaw to Krakow. Trains are direct and very comfortable which makes it definitely the best and easiest way to get to Krakow from Warsaw.
We will pick you up directly from the train station and get guide service, return transfer and entrance pre-arranged. This is an entirely hassle-free whole day escape.
Our excellent English speaking driver will be awaiting you directly at the train platform. You will easily find him as he will be holding a large card with your name displayed. From this point he will take a very good care of you throughout the whole day until you are brought back to the station for your return train.
You will start the tour with visiting the former Oscar Schindler’s Enamel Factory. The museum established in 2010 in the original Factory’s administrative building is devoted to the history of the WW II in Krakow. The unforgettable and touching multimedia exhibition entitled ‘Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945’ presents the wartime history in a very modern and accessible way. According to thousands of visitors this museum is definitely one of the best they have ever seen. Although you will not find too much information about the Oscar Schindler’s Factory from its working days, this is one of the most interesting and most often visited sites in Poland.
Visit to the former Schindler’s Factory Museum is a very good introduction to the second part of this tour at the same time – Auschwitz-Birkenau. By taking this combined whole day tour you will learn a lot about this tragic time in the world’s history.
Entrance tickets to the Schindler’s Factory must be pre-booked (due to daily limits) and we will do it for you. Our driver will take you through the ticket gate so you can enter the site without any hassle. You're going visit the site by yourselves which is very easy thanks to interactive expositions. The visit usually takes 1.5 – 2 hours, but many people require some more time to explore the site.
After visiting Schindler’s Factory our driver will take you to Auschwitz-Birkenau. A guided tour in English in Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is included in the total price. Our English speaking driver will take a very good care of you for all the time during the tour. You will arrive about half hour before your tour, as there’s about 20-25 minute time required for the security check. This applies to all types of Auschwitz tours. A driver will stay with you until you meet your local guide at the Museum and join your tour. After about two hours guided tour at Auschwitz I and a short break you will be taken to Auschwitz II-Birkenau where you will continue your guided visit for about an hour.
Optional Guided Tour of the Schindler’s Factory & Jewish Ghetto
Alternatively, if you wish, you can visit the Factory with our English speaking licensed guide. The great advantage of this option is the fact that our experienced and informative guide will show you not only the Schindler’s Museum itself but the Old Jewish District and the site of the former Jewish Ghetto from WW II as well.
Our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel and during about 45 minutes drive on the way to the Schindler's Museum you will see all the sites mentioned above. Our guide will give you an excellent introduction to the rest of this ‘WW II Tour’ providing the perfect background information. You will be introduced to that very complicated, tragic and important part of the history. The guide will give you professional information and answer your questions. This will let you learn definitely more about WW II as well as history of Poles and Jews under German Nazi occupation.
This guided option of the Schindler's Factory tour preceded by visiting the Jewish District and the Jewish Ghetto from WWII is charged 500 PLN additionally (per the whole group). Our guide is at your service for approximately 2,5 hours in total. If you wish to book this tour with the guided option – please mention it while contacting us.
PRIVATE CAR TOUR
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
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HOTEL PICK-UP/DROP OFF
ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER
availability: EVERY DAY
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Train station pick up and drop off
- Transport by a private car/minivan exclusively for you all the time
- Courteous and excellent English speaking driver
- Transfer to the former Schindler’s Enamel Factory
- Visiting ‘Krakow under Nazi occupation 1939-1945’ exhibition established at the Factory
- Transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (lunch break – optional)
- Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial
- Individual insurance for all passengers (called ‘NNW’ insurance)
- Professional service provided by the fully licensed tour company
Entry tickets for guided tour in English at Auschwitz-Birkenau and self-guided tour at Schindler’s Factory,
Schindler’s Factory – 32 PLN per person (7€ per person).
Tour prices are per person
By taking this private tour by car you have a guarantee of being taken back and forth directly and in a full comfort. We do not do group transfers by large buses where people are sometimes driven around the city for one hour collecting other tourists before leaving Krakow.
For this tour we provide comfortable, air conditioned and spacious cars to be exclusively at your disposal. We are fully licensed for tour and transportation services. All our drivers speak very good English.
You are more than welcome to contact us in case of any inquiry. We will give you all additional information you need, and will organize your tour according to your requirements.