Day trip

Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

Activity provider: AB Everest Travel
Day trip

Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

Activity provider: AB Everest Travel
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Visit Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp and Krakow on a day trip from Warsaw. Learn about the tragic stories of World War II and see one of Poland's most beautiful cities.

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Duration 15 hours
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Pickup included
• Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it • Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time


  • Learn about the tragic history of the Holocaust
  • See the UNESCO listed old city of Krakow
  • Benefit from a guided tour in Auschwitz and Birkenau Camp
  • Enjoy 3 hours of free time to explore the beautiful city of Krakow
Full description

Following an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Warsaw, get transferred to the train station with a private vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow.

After a short train ride, you will be welcomed by a local English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation to Auschwitz. Embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Start the tour with a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp where you'll learn about how its establishment by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940.

After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz continue the tour to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau.

Between 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here.

Around 90% of them were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5-hour journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe.

In the Old Town, visit Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican, and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall.

Absorb the city's unique atmosphere with its thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip, there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. After your time in Krakow board the train at about 7.30 PM, get picked up at the platform and be transferred from the train station back to your hotel in Warsaw.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfer to train station
  • Local driver/assistance
  • Round-trip train tickets (2nd class)
  • Shared transportation between Krakow and Auschwitz
  • Sightseeing tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • The time of pickup depends on the pickup location and the departure time of the train which is subject to change. The exact time will be confirmed a day before the tour
  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
  • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, GetYourGuide and your guide have no influence on the duration of the break times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 104 reviews

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Overall a very good experience. Though it is a long day with a very early start and quite packed but very rewarding and well organized! Quite emotional after visiting the camps but a very welcomed reality lesson. Appreciated the spare time in Krakow and had a fabulous dining experience. Would totally recommend it!

March 12, 2023

Everything was neatly organized and on time. The driver that took us to the train station gave us the tickets and explained everything we needed to get to Krakow and later to Auschwitz and back. He also gave us some recommendation on what to do during our free time in Krakaw. The tour itself was interesting and the guide did a great job of leading us through the camps.

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February 28, 2023

Glad that we took this tour. The tour guide at Auschwitz and Birkenau was amazing The only item I would highlight for improvement is that the guides didn’t always give instructions for the next step of what to do. For instance when we arrived at Auschwitz the driver let us all off the bus but our coordinator guide wasn’t there yet so everyone just stood around in the cold waiting. I think it was because the driver didn’t speak English well enough to explain but it left most of the tour participants confused as to what we were supposed to do. Similarly when we arrived at Birkenau we got off but weren’t told what was next. For me the communication throughout the day could have been improved a bit by having someone explain as we got on and off the bus what next steps were and timing. That would have made a 5 overall rating. I would still take this tour , you just need to be okay with asking questions or waiting to see what is next as it wasn’t always clear.

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February 12, 2023

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