Stop at Auschwitz for 4 hours and join on of its many guided tours. There are English tours available, as well as tours in other European languages. Auschwitz is a very popular location for thousands of tourists on daytrips from Krakow, and from other nearby cities. There are dozens of tours running simultaneously and, on busy days, more than 30 000 people may walk through the camp grounds. Since Auschwitz is very, very busy, everything is pretty tightly run. Upon arrival, you need to sign up for a tour time. Shortly before your tour begins you are handed a headset which will transmit everything your guide is saying while you walk through the camp.
The tour will take you through the dormitories, where you will see the profile of its former prisoners. You will see the wall where thousands of prisoners were executed, the house of the camp commandant, the gallows, and the gas chambers. The human remains and the old clothes and shoes make this trip one that could easily turn your stomach.
After the tour of Auschwitz camp, the driver will take you to Birkenau. Birkenau is more open and not as overloaded as Auschwitz. Here you will be able to see the different train tracks that meet their final stop at the gates and learn more about the history of this section of the camp.
The stop in Auschwitz does not include the entrance fees and we do not guarantee any availability of the tickets. It is the best to preorder the tour at the Auschwitz official website.
The luggage is safely kept in the vehicle, which is looked after by the driver.