WROCLAW TO AUSCHWITZ TOUR
– The biggest former Nazi concentration camps in Poland
See one of most important Holocaust memorials in the world during our special tour from Wroclaw to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. Due to its incredible heritage and rich collection, this place attracts over 2 million tourists each year. It is said that everyone should visit Auschwitz at least once in their life – find out why.
ABOUT AUSCHWITZ TOUR
Duration: 10 hours
Transportation: VW Caravelle, Vito, E-class, Skoda Superb
Language: English (other languages possible on request)
AUSCHWITZ TOUR FROM WROCLAW – READ MORE
Our private tours from Wroclaw to Auschwitz always provide high-quality service and full comfort. We will take you quickly and safely to your destination and make sure that you won’t regret choosing to go with us.
- Door-to-door pick up and drop-off – we’re always on time, waiting in front of your hotel and taking you back to any given destination in the city after your tour.
- Flexibility – we can easily adjust our tour to your schedule. Starting time of the tour depends on your preferences and we always provide additional services if you need any. Individual approach to each client is one of our most important principles.
- Entrance tickets – you don’t need to stand in long queues outside the Auschwitz museum – we provide priority tickets and local guides.
- Friendly drivers – our inimitable drivers are experienced professionals, who will take you safely to your destination while offering their helping hand during the tour. You can ask them any questions – they’re always open and willing to help.
- Professional guides – every Auschwitz tour from Wroclaw organized by us is a guarantee of a professional guide who will take care of you during visiting the museum.
- Comfortable transportation – our private, modern vehicles are something that makes our services so special. We value your comfort and provide high-quality transportation at all times.
- Low rates – we offer reasonable price and are always clear about all costs – you know what you pay for.
There are several things that you should be aware of while visiting Auschwitz tour.
- Making pictures inside the museum is possible but regarded as unrespectful in some situations. There are few places, in which using cameras is banned and your guide will inform you about it. It’s also not allowed to take photograph stands.
- Auschwitz Birkenau museum is a place of memorial, in which over 1,1 died. That’s why it is necessary to behave and dress appropriately.
- Considering brutal character of some of the exhibitions, it is not recommended to go on Auschwitz-Birkenau tour with children under 14. Prepare for shocking or even traumatic materials n the form of photographs and objects connected with mass exterminations.
- Keep in mind that eating inside the museum is not allowed. You can buy some snacks in a shop before the entrance or have a lunch in near restaurant.
- Visiting Auschwitz entails a lot of walking. That’s why it’s important to take a pair of comfortable shoes to avoid unnecessary obstacles. You should also check the weather before you go to the museum. If there is a risk of rain or strong wind, it’s good to have a jacket or umbrella as you’ll be mostly walking in open air.
During our Auschwitz trip with a guide you’ll see two parts of the former concentration camps. They are located about 3 km apart from each other and our driver will give you a lift. There will be about 15 minute-break between visiting both parts.
- Auschwitz I – it was the first and the main concentration camp in Auschwitz. It consists of numerous administrative blocks as well as those of prisoners. It includes blocks in which inhumane medical experiments were taking place or places where inmates were brutally punished (“standing cell” “cell of starvation”). Auschwitz I is a place, from where Nazi leadership directed all camp activity and where everything started. While entering this part of the camp you’ll walk under the infamous gate with “Arbeit macht Frei” inscription. Visiting this part of the museum takes about 1,5 hour.
- Auschwitz II-Birkenau covers as much as 171 ha. It consists of numerous prisoners’ wooden barracks, ruins of gas chambers and crematoriums. Above all, it’s the place, where over 1 million Jews lost their life within the frameworks of one of the most terrifying operation in the world’s history – the Holocaust.Visiting this part takes about 1 hour and it includes mostly walking in an open air.
Museum in Auschwitz was created in 1947, just 2 years after the war ended. First visitors appeared there while still ongoing excavation works. Today, the place is extremely attractive among all visitors of Poland. While in 1947 the museum hosted only a modest number of 170 000 visitors, in 2016 over 2 000 000 people decided to visit Auschwitz. The number has been steadily rising/
The museum’s collection includes:
- 191 ha of terrain (Auschwitz – 20 ha, Auschwitz II – 171 ha)
- 155 camp objects (barracks, blocks, original camp buildings)
- 300 ruins (including numerous gas chambers and several crematoriums)
- 13 km of barbed-wire fence
- 3 600 original concrete posts
- Prisoners’ personal belongings:
- 110 000 shoes
- 470 of prosthesis
- 350 pieces of cloth
- 12 000 pots
- 4 500 works of art
- 3 800 suitcases
There are more than 300 experienced licensed guides available in 19 languages who precisely describe all these objects to tourists from around the world every day.
There are several ways to get from Wroclaw to Auschwitz Birkenau Museum.
You can get there by using means of public transport that include train or bus from Wroclaw to Auschwitz. They depart from the main station in Wroclaw. However, you need to keep in mind that there is no direct connection and you’ll have to change trains or buses in Katowice. Such journey can take even up to 5 hours one-way. It can be especially inconvenient during winter months.
That’s why the best way to get there is by private transport. It gives you a guarantee of a reliable and punctual transfer from your hotel/airport in Wroclaw. You will be transported directly to the entrance of the Auschwitz museum in very comfortable way. Private tours feature English-speaking drivers that are always happy to help and familiarize you with Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.
Have you already been in Auschwitz? If you would like to discover more interesting historical places near Wroclaw, check our full offer that might interest you as well
If you would like to deepen your knowledge about former concentration camps and World War II history in Poland, Gross-Rosen tour will be a perfect choice. It is located only 70 km from Wroclaw and the whole tour takes about 5 hours. The innovative Gross-Rosen museum in Rogoznica will familiarize you with tragic history of over 40 000 victims of the former concentration camp.
You can also book our Project Riese tour to find out about secret concentration camps hidden in beautiful surroundings of Stolowe Mountains. The whole tour lasts about 5 hours, during which you will visit the most interesting part of the huge Project Riese complex.
Ksiaz Castle tour is yet another historical tour that you might find attractive. One of the biggest castles in the world is definitely something worth to see during your Wroclaw holidays. Beside the monumental historical building and it’s incredibly beautiful surroundings, you’ll also have a chance to see the oldest wooden church in Europe, located near Ksiaz Castle.
Additionally, we offer foreign tours from Wroclaw. You can choose between Prague tour, Dresden tour or Adrspach Rock City tour and enjoy beautiful landscapes and urban architecture with a local guide.