Multi-Day Krakow History Tour

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  • Multi Day Tour4 Days
  • Max People: 30Quoted price includes transport for up to 4 guests only. Up to 30 guests can be accommodated with advanced notice.
  • Krakow

Krakow History Tour: Info Regarding Tours to Auschwitz

The full itinerary of this escorted 4-day tour of Krakow is outlined further down the page, though we must begin with a brief note on organizing tours to Auschwitz.

Tours to Auschwitz require a small amount of advanced planning. Tours of Auschwitz are highly regulated by the Auschwitz Museum, and therefore, our terms are based on options set out by the Museum. All guides for our Auschwitz tours are licensed by the Auschwitz Museum.

Please note – The Auschwitz Museum requires that all visitors show photo identification before entry. Therefore, to book your tickets to Auschwitz, we will need the exact names of everyone in your party as they appear on the identification they will produce on entry to Auschwitz.

Failure to produce identification or names of people within the party could potentially lead to those persons not being allowed entry to Auschwitz. We hope you will understand the need for these procedures at the Auschwitz Museum and we ask for your patience so that we can ensure you and your party have the experience you hope for at this most important site of remembrance.

Please also note Auschwitz is approximately 70km from Krakow and can take up to 1.5hrs, each way, to complete the journey. We can arrange travel to Auschwitz from your Krakow hotel on the day of your tour. Ask us for details.

The Auschwitz Museum offers three levels of tour with three levels of group size:

  • 3.5-hour tour
    A general tour that takes you to Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau
  • 6-hour tour
    A study tour that takes you deeper into the history of the Auschwitz complex taking in sites that are not visited on the general tour. These sites include the reception center, Kanada, and Crematoria IV, V, VI at Birkenau.
  • 8-hour Study Tour
    This tour can be done in one day or split into two 4-hour tours. On the 8-hour tour, you will see everything included in the 6-hour tour, including the Judenrampe between Auschwitz I and II, where people were initially unloaded until a rail spur was added to take people directly into Birkenau for “selection”, as the creators of these nightmarish camps so coldly put it.

Special Notes

There is a significant amount of walking included in this tour.

Please consider bringing good walking shoes, sun-protective clothing, hat, and sunscreen in summer, warm clothing in winter.

Ensure you bring along any snacks and water you will need for the journey’s throughout the itinerary although they can be purchased along the way.

Price From

From €1,387.00* (incl of VAT) for groups of 1 to 4 persons. Ask us about groups larger than 6.
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€5.00 per person for entry to Schindler’s Factory
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€3.00 per person for entry to the Eagle Pharmacy
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€7.00 per person combined for entry to St Mary’s Basilica and Wawel Castle Cathedral

*Price for tour itinerary and up to 4 persons only – Ask us for a quote for groups larger than 4 as a larger vehicle will be required. Price for entry to Auschwitz also depends on group size and tour length and will need to be considered in pricing. Pricing will also be based on choice of fourth day activity. Let us take the headache out of your tour to Krakow by allowing us to add accommodation to your package.

For Auschwitz Museum – Ticket price is set by the Auschwitz Museum and relates to length of tour and group size, specifically:
• 1-10 people
• 11-20 people
• 21-30 people

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & transport from central Krakow hotel
  • Escorted by local, licenced where required, and highly experienced English, French, German, Swedish and Polish speaking guide.

Price Excludes

  • Costs involved with travel to & from Poland.
  • Costs involved with travel to & from Krakow
  • Accommodation unless pre-arranged.Airport or train station transfers, however can be arranged.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Meals throughout tour unless pre-arranged.
  • Activities outside of the quoted itinerary.
  • Gratuities (e.g., for guides, hospitality) at the discretion of guests.
  • Other personal expenses.
Your Krakow Escorted Tour Itinerary

Day OneKrakow Old Town

Day one assumes hotel arrival and check-in at 1200pm.
Join us for a walking tour of beautiful Krakow Old Town taking in sites related to both WWII and the ancient city that was once the capital of Poland. Many consider Krakow, and particularly Wawel Castle, to be the beating heart of the Polish nation. On our tour we will visit:

  • The beautiful Old Town Market Square of Krakow – the largest in Europe
  • St Mary’s Basilica (14th century) – learn why the 2 spires are of different sizes
  • On the hour listen to the trumpeter who plays from a church spire and learn why he mysteriously stops playing mid-tune
  • Mighty Wawel Castle (external only unless pre-arranged) – home to Polish Kings and Queens for centuries before moving their seat of power to Warsaw
  • Jagiellonian University
Tour length (in hours or days): 4 hours
TimeActivity
1300You will be collected from your central Krakow Hotel and begin the tour
1600You will be farewelled at your choice of your hotel or central Krakow location

Day TwoSchindler’s List

Join us on a walking tour of the Krakow Jewish Ghetto famously depicted in the award-winning Steven Spielberg film “Schindler’s List”. On the tour, you will visit the major sites associated with the movie that reflect the experience of the Krakow Ghetto that was established in March 1941. Beginning with a tour of the area in which the Ghetto was located, you will see sites including the memorial to the Jews of the Krakow Ghetto “Ghetto Hero’s Square”, the site where the Jewish Ghetto Council operated from – The Judenrat – and surviving remnants of the original Ghetto Wall.

We will then visit Schindler’s Enamel Factory and those who have seen the movie, will not mistake the façade of this famous building. Having saved 1,200 Jews, Schindler and his wife Emilie were awarded Righteous Among the Nations in 1993. We also visit the Pharmacy Under the Eagle a pharmacy that was allowed to operate within the Ghetto walls under its non-Jewish proprietor Tadeusz Pankiewicz who, along with his 3 female staff Irena Drozdzikowska, Aurelia Danek, & Helena Krywaniuk, provided medicine, food, and hiding places for Jews in the pharmacy. Pankiewicz was awarded Righteous Among the Nations on 10 February 1983.

We then take a short tram ride to the KL Krakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp. KL Plaszow, the camp depicted in Schindler’s List, came into operation on 28 October 1942. See also the house that Amon Goth occupied as commandant of Plaszow.

Tour length (in hours or days): 5 hours
TimeActivity
0900You will be collected from your Krakow Hotel and begin the tour
1400You will be farewelled at your Krakow Hotel

Day ThreeAuschwitz

Allow Poland At War Tours to take you on an exploration of the infamous German Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz. Auschwitz being the German name given to the site of the camp within the Polish city of Oswiecim. Join us on a special guided tour of both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II – Birkenau. We first explore Auschwitz I which was an abandoned Polish Army barracks prior to WWII. We then take the short journey to Auschwitz II – Birkenau and walk through the iconic gate which so many Jews and victims of different kinds travelled through never to return. See the ramp where Jews were off-loaded before walking the short distance to the gas chambers and crematoria to the rear of the camp, blown up by the Germans as they hastily fled in the face of the coming onslaught of the Soviet Army.

In total, approximately 1,100,000 people died at Auschwitz. Join us as we honour their memory and state unequivocally – Never Again!

 

Tour length (in hours or days): Allow all day
TimeActivity
0730You will be collected from your Krakow Hotel and travel to Auschwitz
0900Begin tour of Auschwitz
 Depart Auschwitz and return to Krakow*
 You will be farewelled at your Krakow Hotel*

*Times depend on the length of tour you choose at Auschwitz

Day FourYour Choice

On Day four of your tour, we invite you to choose your own location/s to visit from the various options below. Choose as many options as you would like, and we would be delighted to plan the visit for you:

  • Kazimierz – The Old Jewish Quarter
  • Armia Krajowa (AK) Museum – Museum of the Polish Home Army during WWII. One of my favourite museums in Poland!
  • Krakow Gestapo HQ
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Kosciuszko Mound – Yes “that” Kosciuszko! Can you pronounce it correctly?
  • Underground Old Town Museum
  • Polish Aviation Museum
Krakow History Tour Route