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From Krakow: Private Transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau

1. From Krakow: Private Transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Enjoy a private transfer to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum with a convenient pickup from your accomodation. This option is perfect for those who already have their tickets bought to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Oswiecim and would like to have a private transfer. Your driver will pick you up from your accomodation in Krakow, drive you safely to your destination and back. Enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned van, kitted out with modern ammenities. Your transfer in each direction takes around 1.5 hours.

From Wroclaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Full-Day Trip

2. From Wroclaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Full-Day Trip

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Wroclaw and travel by a private, air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking driver. Have a hassle-free journey across the beautiful countryside landscapes to the town of Oswiecim in Lesser Poland. Here, visit the original Auschwitz I labor camp and the massive Auschwitz II-Birkenau extermination camp for a comprehensive understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust. Skip the lines at the entrance, and meet your licensed guide who will escort you through the camps. See the original prison barracks, gas chambers, and crematoriums to discover the gruesome details of atrocities committed. Hear the sobering accounts of daily starvation, harsh labor, punishment, and death, but also of survival, resistance, escapes, and liberation. At the end of this thought-provoking tour, you will be driven back to your accommodation in Wroclaw.

From Krakow: Auschwitz & Jewish Museum Private Guided Tour

3. From Krakow: Auschwitz & Jewish Museum Private Guided Tour

Reflect and learn on this guided trip from Krakow to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum and the Jewish Museum and Synagogue. The itinerary of this tour is designed to provide a broader context to the story of Auschwitz and give you time to ask questions. After getting picked up from your accommodation by a private state-licensed tour guide, take a 90-minute drive from Krakow to Oswiecim. Your guide will help you prepare for the upcoming important visit. Upon arrival, join a local museum educator for a walking tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum, the site of the former concentration camp. This tour includes a visit to both Auschwitz-I and Auschwitz-II Birkenau and lasts about 3.5 hours. Next, your private guide will pick you up to continue the tour of the town of Oswiecim. The route will provide some insight into the private lives of the SS department, including where they lived and who they were. After a stop for a quick lunch and refreshments (at your own expense), the trip around Oswiecim continues. Learn the compelling story of a Jewish community that used to make up for the majority of the town's population. Hear real stories of the fight for survival, life-saving coincidences, and the inevitable course of events that will make your Auschwitz tour much more personal and insightful. This short, but incredibly eye-opening, visit to the actual town where Auschwitz was located will help you notice the eerie void that was left in European communities after WW2.

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