Auschwitz Birkenau + John Paul II Home One Day Tour
What is included in Auschwitz Birkenau and Wadowice one day trip
- Instant confirmation
You will receive the confirmation of the reservation and all the details of the Auschwitz Birkenau and John Paul II Home One Day Tour just after your payment.
- Detailed description
You will get all the details of the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wadowice tour on your e-mail. Also, you will receive the head office contact information and complete support of our team.
- Door-to-door transfer
Cracow4you offers door-to-door transfer. That means that you will be picked up at your hotel or any other appointed location.
- A documentary film
During the ride to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, you will have an opportunity to watch a documentary film about the events that took place there.
- A fluent English-speaking driver
We provide helpful and friendly English-speaking drivers to take care of you and transport you from one location to the other with high comfort.
- Guided tour
At Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wadowice, you will get a guided tour with a local professional English-speaking guides.
- Entrance fees
The price of the Auschwitz Birkenau and John Paul II Home One Day Tour includes entrance fees.
- Transport insurances and all other costs
The price of the tour includes all of the costs like insurance, VAT, parking costs and more. There are no extra fees.
Auschwitz Birkenau and Wadowice one day trip - tour packages
The tour is available only in private option.
Auschwitz Birkenau + John Paul II Home One Day Tour
the most comfortable option with full service.
- Only 175 euro per person
- • 10 h duration time
- • Transportation by Mercedes-Benz van or limousine
- • Door-to-door pickup from
- • Private executive vehicle only for you
- • Personal attention of a fluent English-speaking driver
- • The shortest time of the transfer due to the lack of pickups
- • Insurance
- • Maximum engagement and attention
John Paul II & Auschwitz Birkenau - 2 Tours in 1 Day
Take part in the combined Auschwitz Birkenau and John Paul II Home one Day Tour with Cracow4you. We offer you a one day tour to Auschwitz Birkenau and John Paul II home at Wadowice. The Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wadowice tour is a perfect possibility to attend the two of the most popular sites close to Krakow. It also offers significant insight into the recent history of Poland and the world.
While visiting Auschwitz, you will learn the dramatic history of Jewish people during World War II. The site is the biggest former German Nazi concentration camp in the world. It functioned between the years 1940-45. The prisoners were forced to hard labour, lived in inhuman conditions, were subject to medical experiments and were sent to die in the gas chambers. As a result over one million people were murdered here.
The museum is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and draws the attention of over 2 million tourists annually.
While visiting Museum Family Home of the Holy Father John Paul II in Wadowice, you will learn the story of the life of the Pope John Paul II form his very birth. It is a unique opportunity to discover the events that shaped the personality of the Pope and influenced the course of his life. During this part of the tour, you will have the possibility to dig into the life of one of the most influential men of the 20th century.
Auschwitz Birkenau + John Paul II Home One Day Tour - Museum regulations
Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp Museum
- During your visit at Auschwitz, you will be assigned an English-speaking guide
- You are expected to show respect to the place and behave in an appropriate manner
- Taking photos is allowed at the major part of the exhibition
- It is not recommended to visit the exhibition for the youth younger than 14 years old
- The maximum size of the luggage allowed at the site is 30x20x10 cm. You may use the locker room available at the entrance of the museum or leave your luggage in the car
Museum Family Home of the Holy Father John Paul II
- You get a guided tour with an English-speaking guide
- You are requested to use the cloakroom available at the museum to leave big luggage and overclothes
- No food or drink consumption is allowed at the site
- Smoking in the museum is forbidden
- Taking photos at the museum is forbidden
- It is forbidden to touch the objects displayed at the exhibition except for the multimedia parts
Auschwitz Birkenau + John Paul II Home One Day Tour - Our regulations
- In case of canceling the tour 24 hours prior or earlier, you get a full refund
- If you cancel the tour within 24 hours before it starts or fail to attend it, no refund is due
- You are requested to arrive at the chosen pickup point 5 minutes before the departure time
- Minor delays are possible due to the traffic conditions
- If your pickup point is located at Kazimierz or the city centre, you may be asked to take up to 5 min walk to the vehicle
- In case of any questions or issues, you can ask your driver for the assistance. Or call our central office.
- You will get the necessary contact information via e-mail after you book a tour.
Auschwitz Birkenau + John Paul II Home One Day Tour - FAQ
- What to wear?
Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather. Choose comfortable shoes. During the tour at Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, you will be outside most of the time.
- Is the tour available with children?
We strongly advise not to attend the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wadowice tour for the children under 14 years old.
- Is the tour available for the people with mobility impairments?
Both of the sites are accessible on wheelchairs. For more information and arrangements please contact our head office.
- Is taking photos allowed?
Taking photos is regulated by the authorities of each museum. You may take pictures of the major part of the exhibition in Auschwitz Birkenau Museum, except for Block 11 and Room 5 in Block 4. However, taking photos or filming video material is strictly forbidden at Museum Family Home of the Holy Father John Paul II in Wadowice.
- How long is the John Paul II tour?
The John Paul II tour is highly personal. We evaluate that the average length of the tour is 6 hours. But the duration depends on the amount of time you wish to spend at each of the locations.
- What to wear?
Dress in comfortable clothes. At the same time, your attire should be modest. We recommend choosing clothes that cover your shoulders and knees no matter the sex.
- Is the Wadowice tour available with children?
Yes, the Wadowice – Jonh Paul II Tour is available with children.
- Is the Wadowice – Jonh Paul II Tour available for the persons with mobility impairments?
Yes, the Wadowice – Jonh Paul II Tour is available for the persons with mobility impairments. Most of the sites are available for wheelchairs. Please contact the main office for the details.
- I am using a wheelchair, can I visit Auschwitz?
Please bear in mind that Auschwitz Museum is kept in the most authentic state possible. Mainly dirt tracks are available to move around the site of the camp. However, the Auschwitz Museum provides special, more narrow wheelchairs, that are adapted for the tracks.
- What luggage size can I take to Auschwitz?
Handbags brought into the Auschwitz Museum should not be bigger than 30x20x10 cm.
- Is there an option to pick me up from a place which is not on the list?
Auschwitz Private Tour grants you the pickup from any place in Krakow or suburbs.
- How long does the tour last?
The whole tour with the trips to Auschwitz from Krakow and back will take approximately 7 hours. But due to the traffic, the delay is possible. Premium Krakow to Auschwitz Tour and Private Krakow to Auschwitz Tour options allow 8 people at maximum. Regular Krakow to Auschwitz Tour group usually are around 20 people, but the number of visitors can be extended up to 49.
- How do I locate my driver or vehicle?
Our vehicles are distinguished by bright and recognisable logotype. Also, you will get the mobile phone number to contact your driver.
- I have left something in the vehicle. How do I get it back?
In this case, you can contact your driver or call to the central office. The procedure of retrieving your belongings will be determined individually.
We offer the lowest prices at the premium tours market.
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All of the payments are included in the final tour price.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau and John Paul II route
The Auschwitz Birkenau + John Paul II Home One Day Tour starts in the morning. Our driver will pick you up at the appointed location at the most convenient time. The ride to Auschwitz Birkenau extermination camp Museum takes around 1,5 hours. There you will enter the territory of the former German Nazi concentration camp, that now partly remains in ruin and partly was converted into the Museum and a Memorial. You will arrive circa 20 minutes before the tour starts as a security check is required. The driver will stay with you until you meet your guide and enter the site. A professional local English-speaking guide will guide you through the Museum. In general, at Auschwitz, you will spend approximately 3,5 h.
You will meet your driver at the exit from the exhibition and have a ride to Wadowice. There you will visit the Museum Family Home of the Holy Father John Paul II in the company of an English-speaking guide as well. The guided tour around the Museum takes circa 1,5 hours, after which you may visit Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, situated nearby. The Basilica is famous as John Paul II was baptised here and frequently prayed and participated in his first masses.
After the visit, you will be taken back to Krakow.
During the Auschwitz Birkenau + John Paul II Home One Day Tour you will see:
- The only concentration camp recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Site
- The concentration camp kept in the most authentic state as possible
- Numerous constructions, as entrance gates, camp hospital and bath, gas chambers, the death wall and more
- The apartment where John Paul II was born and spent the years of his youth
- Numerous authentic artifacts connected to the life of the Pope
- Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where John Paul II was baptised
Auschwitz-Birkenau and John Paul II route – detailed description of the tour
The Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wadowice tour starts in the morning. The first destination is Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. The site consists of the two main parts that are open for the visitors. The original concentration camp that functioned during World War II was bigger and consisted of several sub-camps.
The museum consists of the two parts of the former camp: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau). Auschwitz I was formed in 1940 at the suburbs of the city Oświęcim. The military barracks, used previously by Polish soldiers, were adapted by Nazi German authorities to establish the camp. It was the destination of the first mass transports of the prisoners and the place of the first mass murders. Here you will be able to see the original railways and gates with the slogan “Albeit macht frei” (German: work sets you free) erected above. The camp territory is surrounded by the severe walls and barbed wire, that were supposed to prevent the prisoners from escape. The concentration camp consists of numerous barracks, administrative buildings, gas chambers, and other structures.
The brick barracks were mostly intended for prisoners to sleep. They were overcrowded and lacked basic hygienic means. In some of the barracks, there are placed expositions presenting original documents, photos of the prisoners or their personal belongings. You will see the camp hospital, where prisoners were often subjected to medical experiments. At Auschwitz I is also placed Block 11, called also the Death Block. The prisoners condemned to death were kept there. Usually, those were people found dangerous, escape planners or resistance suspects. Next to Block 11, there is Death Wall, where numerous people were murdered by firing squad. There are also placed gas chambers, where people were mass murdered by the use of Zyklon B.
Then you will visit Auschwitz II – Birkenau, situated at the nearby village three km away from the main ensemble. This part of the concentration camp was developed later and was built mostly by the prisoners. It consists mostly of wooden sleeping barracks, created because the number of prisoners extended the capacity of Auschwitz I. At this part, there is also the camp bath placed. There you will find also ruins of the gas chambers and the crematorium. The whole camp functions as a memorial of the Holocaust and a place of respect to the slaughtered.
As you finish your visit to Auschwitz, our driver will take you directly to Wadowice. This is a small city situated in close proximity. The drive takes circa 40-60 minutes. The city is broadly recognised as a hometown of John Paul II.
In Wadowice you will visit the home of Karol Wojtyła (who later became the Pope John Paul II). The Museum Family Home of the Holy Father John Paul II bears a different from Auschwitz-Birkenau mood. The house at Kościelna street 7, where the apartment of Wojtyła family was placed, was converted into a modern multimedia Museum. Nowadays it contains numerous artifacts, photos, documents, and personal items crucial to John Paul II life. The exhibition is subdivided into sixteen parts - each of them presents a specific part of Karol Wojtyła life. You will have the possibility to learn the history of this man and discover the events that shaped his persona. The multimedia exhibition allows to dig deeper into the views of John Paul II.
Close to the John Paul II Museum the Basilica, where Karol Wojtyła was baptized, is located. Nearby there is also a cafe that serves famous Polish Papal cakes – kremówki. The visit to those sites is optional.