Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum and Memorial Private Tour by minivan
Auschwitz Museum and Memorial Private Tour will allow you to visit the largest concentration and extermination camp founded in 1940 in occupied Poland during IIWW.
The tour with local English speaking Museum educator takes circa 3. 5 hours and covers both: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau sections.
In Auschwitz I you will visit an exhibition arranged in original brick barracks, with outstanding selection of old photographs and documents presenting everyday life of prisoners, proofs of crime and methods of extermiation.
In Auschwitz II Birkenau you will see the original sight of the camp left untouched since IIWW, with reconstructed wooden sanitary and accommodation barracks for prisoners. The tour will end by Memorial with plaques in 24 languages, commemorating victims who perished there between 1940-1945.
Please bear in mind, that in case of very high or very low temperatures and due to safety reasons, the visitors will be suggested not to visit the sight of the Memorial in Auschwitz II Birkenau.
Auschwitz Museum and Memorial is located 80 km from Krakow (1. 15 h drive one way). The tour in the Museum takes circa 3. 5 h with max 15 minutes break between the visit to Auschwitz I and Asuchwitz II Birkenau. All visitors are requested to show up latest 15 minutes before starting time of a tour. The time of departure from Krakow depends on time of booking of your tour in Auschwitz Museum. All tours in Auschwitz Museum and Memorial are guided only by local Museum educators in small groups (sound system is provided). The tour is walking only, indoor and outdoor.
I will pick you up at your hotel. In Auschwitz Museum and Memorial you will be provided with headphones and receivers, and join a local English speaking educator. Auschwitz I visit takes circa 2 hours. After 15 minutes break we will drive 3 km distance to Auschwitz II Birkenau and you will join the same educator for 2nd part of the tour (about 1 h). After the tour we will drive back to Krakow and drop you off at your hotel or Krakow city center
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel lobby - please write your address and hotel name in Krakow.
End location: After the tour I can drop you off at your hotel in Krakow or close to Krakow city center (Old Town - Main Market Square).
Duration: 6 hours
Auschwitz Museum and Memorial guided tour takes circa 3.5 hours, drive both ways takes circa 2.5 h.
Starting time from Krakow depands on availability of tickets in Auschwitz Museum (booked in advance) and will be reconfirmed latest 1 day before the tour. Please bear in mind, that in case of difficult weather conditions and due to safety regulations, tourists will be recommended not to visit the sight of Birkenau Memorial.
We will travel by a minivan (Mercedes Viano VIP class from 2015 or 2016, for maximum 6 persons, airconditioned) with a private driver at your disposal up to 6 hours.
This tour includes:
- transportation by a private minivan for maximum 6 persons (Mercedes Viano VIP class 2015 or 2016, airconditioned) with a private driver at your your disposal up to 6 hours
- cost of entry fees for an English language tour guided by a local Museum educator
- sound system
- my personal guiding assistance in English up to 6 hours.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 PLN - This is the possible cost of a coffee break per person in the Museum - if requested.
This tour does not include:
- cost of meals and beverages
1. I am not a licensed guide in Auschwitz Museum and Memorial.
2. I am not a licensed guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine.
3. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a rental vehicle.
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Barbara handled everything greatly, everything was on time and no hiccups at all. She just handled it, allowing us to properly contemplate such a place without struggling with navigation, parking or ticketing etc. Driving there and entering the grounds would have been pretty confusing without her there. glad we went with her.