Auschwitz Tour from Katowice

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COMFORT Tour includes:

  • Pick up at your hotel
  • Transport to Auschwitz Camp
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport back to Katowice
  • All fees and tickets included!
  • Documentary movie subject to availability

Extra time after the tour

Take advantage of an extra moment to reflect on your experience

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What you will see

In your program

  • Main gate "Arbeit macht frei"
  • Gas chambers
  • Objects of everyday use
  • Personal belongings
  • Pictures of individual prisoners
  • Original wooden barracks
  • Bathhouse
  • Crematoria
  • Watchtower
  • Original documents

Take the exclusive one day trip from Katowice to Auschwitz from Escape2Poland! You will see the famous “Arbeit Macht Frei” gate, learn about individual prisoners, see where hundreds of thousands died in the crematoria, and much, much more.. This highly evocative tour will bring the events closer to you on a once-in-a-lifetime trip..

This one-day tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum includes a door-to-door transfer in our modern fleet of vehicles.You will tour Auschwitz I with a museum-licensed guide for about two hours, afterwards you will get the opportunity to see Birkenau, with the widely-recognised low-rise wooden gate-like building that is pictured in movies. The Tour will continue for roughly one-hour and twenty-minutes at the second camp. Afterwards, you have up to 30 minutes of free time to reflect or purchase a book from the museum bookshop.

Help the future generations acknowledge the devastation that occurred at Auschwitz on this 1-day tour from Katowice. As Winston Churchill once said “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

A picture of the entrance to Auschwitz and the infamous ‚arbeit macht frei’ sign A picture of the entrance to Auschwitz and the infamous‚ arbeit macht frei’ sign

Entrance gate "Arbeit macht frei"

See the notorious entrance that gave a false hope to prisoners as they returned to their barracks after gruelling work day in, day out.

A picture of where prisoners disembarked the cattle trains in front of the Birkenau entrance A picture of where prisoners disembarked the cattle trains in front of the Birkenau entrance

Railway trucks

50 people per car, but these guidelines were often disregarded and approximately 150 people with their belongings were forced into a single car.

A picture of dozens of shoes belonging to those killed at Auschwitz A picture of dozens of shoes belonging to those killed at Auschwitz

Personal belongings

Only physical objects remain after the thousands of prisoners were brutally murdered. Many of the remains are on display at the museum. Some even call it the most evocative portion of the visit.

About tour

Exemplary itinerary for the Comfort Tour

Pick up

Pick-up Our team will pick you up in the morning. During the 1 h 30 m transfer, we screen a documentary to remind you of key information.

  • < 3 people – C-segment medium car
  • 3-4 people – D-segment large car
  • 4+ people – M-segment passenger van

Tour

The museum-licensed guide will show you Auschwitz (2 hours) and Birkenau (1 hour 20 minutes). The Escape2Poland team will provide the inter-camp transfer

Free time

After the guide finished the tour, you have about 30 minutes before our team will pick you up.

Transport back to Katowice.

You will be dropped off at your accommodation

Auschwitz Tour from Katowice

Our tip

We recommend to take your own refreshments or a packed lunch as there is no lunch bar or deli at the Museum. Bottle of water and a hat is advisable during the hot sunny weather.

Auschwitz Tour from Katowice

Note

Please note that the tour is not running on the following days: 24-25.12.2017, 1.01.2018

Standard language: English
Other languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish available on request.

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Before your visit

What time will you pick us up for the tour?

The pick-up time depends on the Auschwitz guide's reservation which may vary from day to day. We run morning and / or afternoon tour, please contact us for detailed information. We always send an email with a tour voucher and exact time of your pick-up 3 days prior to your tour date. If you have any preference you may email us or put a request in a request box, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

How many people will be on the van?

To guarantee you a comfortable journey, we use two types of vehicles for transport: Mercedes Vito (8 seater) and Mercedes Sprinter (14 and 20 seater). If you are travelling with luggage you don't have to worry - it'll fit into the minibus.

How long does the tour last?

The tour with a guide lasts around 3,5 hours. The transfer time is around 1,5 hrs one way. The whole tour takes 6,5 - 7 hrs.

Where is the meeting point for the tour?

In case of a Budget Tour we choose the most convenient meeting point near the Old Town - Radison Blu Hotel, Straszewskiego 17, Kraków. If you book a Comfort or Premium Tour, our minibus picks you up from your hotel (hostel or apartment) within Krakow central area only, at the time stated in your tour voucher, unless it is impossible then a meeting point will be assigned (very often it is the case if your accommodation is located within the Old Town). Please note we can only guarantee a hotel pick up if the full address of your Krakow accommodation is provided.

How long do we stay in Auschwitz?

The tour around Auschwitz takes about 2 hours and the tour around Birkenau lasts about 1.5 hour.

How far is it from Krakow to Auschwitz?

The distance between Krakow and Auschwitz is about 40 miles. The journey takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Can children visit the memorial?

It is not advised by the Auschwitz Museum that children under the age of 12 visit the camps as the stories and photos are violent and cruel. However, it is the decision of the parents. Please note it is not allowed to bring prams and strollers to the campsite.

Is there any lunch break during the tour?

There is only around 10-minute break between visiting both camps. Therefore we advise to take some packed lunch with you. It is also possible to buy some snacks at the museum's shop but consumption is not allowed on the premises of the camps.

I am a wheelchair user, will I be able to see the museum?

Yes. Wheelchair users are requested to have a companion to assist them during the tour. It is necessary to have a folding wheelchair which will fit into the van. Please note that some sites in Auschwitz are accessible only by steps. It is recommended that wheelchair users take private tour rather than group tour so the guide can adjust to their individual needs.

I am an elderly person, I don't think I can manage to walk such a long distance. Could you provide a wheelchair?

Wheelchairs can be hired from the museum free of charge. Please inform us upon booking, by requesting the wheelchair in the 'other requests' box, to make sure we secure its availability. Please note that paths are not wheelchair adapted and not all exhibitions are accessible by wheelchair. It is neccessary that a wheelchair user has a companion to push the wheelchair.

If I feel tired in the middle of the tour can I go back to the minivan?

You can either go back to the minivan or to the restaurant located close to the museum and wait for the rest of the group. Our driver is always at the spot (parking lot) ready to help you.

Can I take pictures at the Museum?

Taking pictures without the flash is allowed at the Musuem, except certain exhibitions, which are excluded to honor the victims of the Holocaust. (block no. 4) and the basement of block no. 11.

When do I receive free time in the Quality Tour?

The 15 min extra time is given after the tour has finished at Birkenau Camp and the guide has left the group.

Can I take the Auschwitz Tour and the Salt Mine Tour on one day?

Yes, it is possible. In that case depending on your tour option, itinerary and your hotel location you will return to Krakow for some time to be soon picked up again. We advise to take some packed lunch and snacks with you. Most convenient solution to accommodate both Tours in one day is to upgrade them to a private transfer. In that case you have a vehicle to yourself, which will allow you to go to the Salt Mine directly from the Auschwitz Tour and have more time to spare.

What size bags are allowed in the Auschwitz Museum?

The bags should not exceed the limit of 30cm x 20cm x 10cm. It is strictly controlled by the staff at the Museum.

What's the difference between the Budget Tour, Comfort Tour and Premium Tour?

Basic Tour: the pick up from your hotel is not guaranteed; you may be asked to make your way to a meeting point nearby. Quality Tour: you have a guaranteed hotel pick up. LUX Tour: hotel pickup and private transfer is guaranteed - you have the whole vehicle for yourself. The Quality Tour guarantees 15 minutes of extra time at the end of the tour, while in case of Basic Tour it is not guaranteed. LUX Tour guarantees 30 minutes of free time after the tour has finished, or 45 if you upgrade.

Is E2P a licensed tour operator?

E2P is one of few lincensed tour operators in Krakow which means that we can offer you a full service (including guide assistance), not only transport to Auschwitz. As we're a licensed tour operator we provide money protection to all our Clients. What is more, we hold a public liability insurance with ALLIANZ Insurance Company. Moreover, to keep the highest standards of online payments safety we closely cooperate with PROTX, DOTPAY and BARCLAYS BANK. Please note that some companies offer only transport to Auschwitz advertising it as an "Auschwitz Tour". Film projection, guide's assistance and headphones are a high additional cost about which you may find out when you arrive at the Museum. Escape2Poland includes all fees.

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