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Prague to Krakow – Krakow to Prague – via Auschwitz

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Prague to Krakow - Krakow to Prague - via Auschwitz

 

Prague to Krakow – Krakow to Prague – via Auschwitz

Are you looking for a driver-guide to take you from Prague to Krakow (one way)? Chose your own pace and make the most out of your journey by hiring one of our professional English speaking driver-guides.  Along the way, you can stop at places of your interest and explore much more than if you hire just a driver. Driver-guide service – driver and guide as 1 person – is the most economical way of discovering new places. Don´t wait hours at the airport or train station and enjoy your sightseeing and lunch at historical places along the way.

Prague to Krakow – Krakow to Prague: 10 hour Itinerary

5-hour Prague to Auschwitz transfer
3,5 hour Sightseeing tour of Auschwitz
1 hour Auschwitz to Krakow transfer

Auschwitz I & Auschwitz II Birkenau: Concentration Camp in Poland

Auschwitz-Birkenau became the killing centre where the largest numbers of European Jews were killed during the Holocaust. By mid 1942, mass gassing of Jews using Zyklon-B began at Auschwitz, where extermination was conducted on an industrial scale with some estimates running as high as three million persons eventually killed. 9 out of 10 were Jews. In addition, Gypsies, Soviet POWs, and prisoners of all nationalities died in the gas chambers. Between May 14 and July 8,1944, 437,402 Hungarian Jews were deported to Auschwitz in 148 trains. This was probably the largest single mass deportation during the Holocaust. Private diaries of Goebbels and Himmler unearthed from the secret Soviet archives show that Adolf Hitler personally ordered the mass extermination of the Jews during a meeting of Nazi German regional governors in the chancellery. As Goebbels wrote “With regards to the Jewish question, the Fuhrer decided to make a clean sweep …”

Visiting Auschwitz Concentration Camp (3,5-hour tour)

The entry to the Auschwitz I site will be exclusively on a guided, group basis from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Entry fee includes a visit of the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau sites with a local tour guide, headphone rental and transportation to and from Birkenau. The Auschwitz II-Birkenau site is opened for visitors without the guide all day long during the opening hours of the Memorial.

Our experienced driver-guide will further explain about the fate of Czech Jews most of which ended in the Terezin Concentration Camp (near Prague) from where they were transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.

Optional: Salt Mine near Krakow (3-hour tour)

On the way form Prague to Krakow, you can also stop at the famous Salt Mine. The Wieliczka Salt Mine near Kraków was built in the 13th century and produced table salt continuously until 2007. The mine’s attractions include dozens of statues and an entire chapel that has been carved out of the rock salt by the miners. Visitors to this site have included Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Fryderyk Chopin, Dmitri Mendeleyev, Bolesław Prus, Ignacy Paderewski, Robert Baden-Powell, Karol Wojtyła (the later Pope John Paul II), former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and many others. A wooden staircase with 378 steps provides access to the 64 metres (210 ft) level of the mine. There is a 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) tour of the mine’s corridors, chapels, statues and lake, 135 metres (443 ft) underground. An elevator provides access to the surface. The tour takes approx. 3 hours and costs 75 PLN / person. Surcharge for the Salt Mine tour extenstion: 500 CZK.

Upon request, we can arrange tours in Krakow and of course in Prague: see our most popular Prague tours and Day trips from Prague.

Location560 km / 6 hour drive east of Prague (direction Poland - Cracow)
Sights to SeeAuschwitz Concentration Camp
InteriorsNone
IncludedDriver-guide, car / van, fuel, parking fees
ExcludedEntrance fees, meals, souvenirs, etc.
Availability From-ToAll year round
Departure Time and Location We will pick you up at the agreed place and time, most likely at the reception of your hotel in Prague. (To be specified in the request form below)
Duration12 hours
Return Location We will finish the tour anywhere you wish in Prague.
Means of TransportationWalking and/or Driving - Car, Van, Minibus, Bus
Required Walking AbilityLow
LanguageAll tours are in English, but exceptions can be made in advance.
Additional InfoIf you want to add the Salt Mine tour extension please add 500 CZK to the prices below.
Price Info
12 Hour Tour
Car & Driver-Guide1-3 People (price per car) Van & Driver-Guide4-6 People (price per van) Entrance Fees(per person)
CZK / EUR / USD 15500 / 596 / 674 16500 / 635 / 717 250 / 10 / 11
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