Auschwitz tour and John Paul II tour in one day with Krakow Direct
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July 2024

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3.5h guided tour in Auschwitz-Birkenau
1.5h audioguide in JP2 museum in Wadowice
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Visit Auschwitz Birkenau and discover traces of John Paul II around Krakow

Combined Auschwitz Birkenau and John Paul II tour is a great way to discover what the Lesser Poland region has to offer. Auschwitz Birkenau, located around 70 km from Krakow, is where the biggest Nazi Germany concentration camp was located. Now a museum that draws the attention of over a million visitors a year, it is a reminder of the horrific times of World War II and the Holocaust. Next to that - John Paul II, who was born as Karol Wojtyla in the little town of Wadowice, 50 km from Krakow, had a strong impact on the area.  

Private car tour from Krakow

KrakowDirect offers a private Auschwitz Birkenau & John Paul II one-day Tour. Our offer includes door-to-door pickup and drop-off, a modern, comfortable, private Mercedes Benz vehicle and a helpful, English-speaking tour leader at your disposal throughout the day.

Our tour takes up to 11 hours. We provide direct pick up from your hotel. The first destination on the itinerary is Auschwitz Birkenau. A one-way ride from Krakow takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes. You will join a regular guided tour in the requested language it takes about 2,5 hours. A private guide option upon request.

Then, our driver will take you to John Paul II’s home town of Wadowice. The ride should not take more than 1 hour. You can have a lunch break on the way or in Wadowice. At the arrival you will attend a self guided tour with an audio guide in pre-selected language. The  museum is established in pope’s family house. You will spend about 1 h 20 mins. There. After the tour, our driver will drop you off directly at your hotel or elsewhere in the Krakow city center.

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Your Pickup time will be provided to you once our customer service team proceeds with your booking but no later than 12 hours after Your order as we need to fit Your request to the Museum entrance availabilities. You will receive the Final Confirmation email with Your pickup time. Please check your mail inbox within this period.


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    Auschwitz Birkenau & John Paul II one day tour - further information

    Our Auschwitz Birkenau & John Paul II one day tour is a journey to places of great emotional significance. Auschwitz Birkenau, former concentration camp of Nazi Germany is annually visited by over a million people. Visit in Auschwitz Birkenau is a live history lesson that leaves everyone touched. Our John Paul tour is a visit in a place that played most important part in pope’s life – his home town of Wadowice.

    Around 100 kilometres from Auschwitz is located spiritual capital of Poland- Czestochowa. If you are interested in  visiting mecca of pious Catholics from all over the world, check also Czestochowa Black Madonna tours. Jasna Gora is famous since medieval ages and icon of Holy Mary is said to be miraculous.

    Combined Auschwitz Birkenau and John Paul II tour is available only as a private tour. It takes approximately 9 – 10 hours. We provide door-to-door pick up and drop off, modern, comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicle and friendly English speaking driver at your disposal. Our driver will pick you up directly from your hotel. We usually set pick time between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. One-way ride to Auschwitz Birkenau takes around 1 hour 10 minutes.

    In Auschwitz you can decide whether you want to have a private guided tour or join one of regular guided tours. Walking on your own comes as an alternative, however it is possible only from November to March. Standard guided tour in Auschwitz takes up to 2.5 hours. Another part of the camps, Birkenau is situated around 3 km further and this distance can be covered with our car. In Birkenau visitors spend 1 – 1.5 hour.

    There are some regulations in Auschwitz Birkenau regarding visitors. The maximum size of your carry-on cannot exceed the dimension of 30 x 20 x 10 cm. Visitor are also required to behave respectfully. Taking pictures is generally allowed with a few exceptions. Wheelchair users should not experience any major difficulties while visiting Auschwitz Birkenau, but some spaces are not be accessible by wider wheelchairs. The museum provides substitute wheelchairs of size allowing to move around the grounds and buildings. If you are visiting with little children, you will not be allowed to enter some some areas with baby pushchairs. There is no limitation regarding the age of visitors to Auschwitz Birkenau, but it is not recommended to visit with children under 14 years old due to dreadful character of the place.

    Next on your day tour itinerary is Wadowice. Upon request, we can arrange a lunch break on your way or in Wadowice. Lunch cost is not included in the price. We can also arrange lunch boxes to have on your way, paid additionally.

    In Wadowice you will visit museum in the family house of John Paul II. Several exhibitions cover pope’s childhood, years as a young cleric, archbishop and the Holy Father. The tour takes about 1 – 1.5 hour. You will also have an opportunity to take a stroll town this sleepy town. Wadowice are famous for so called ,,pope’s fondant” (kremówka) – favorite sweet of Karol Wojtyła. There are several cafes and pastries serving this delicacy in Wadowice, that you can visit during your John Paul tour.

    Our Auschwitz Birkenau & John Paul II one day tour from Krakow is available each day with at least a few days in advance. There are two payment methods available. You can pay online while booking our services via our website or in cash to the driver. We prefer cash payments in Polish zlotys, but we also accept Euros, Pounds and U. S. Dollars. The amount in foreign currency is calculated accordingly to current exchange rate, but our driver gives the change in Polish zlotys.

    Our Auschwitz Birkenau & John Paul II one day tour is a great way to save time, trouble and money. The region of Lesser Poland is full of noteworthy landmarks, and Auschwitz Birkenau is an absolute must-see. During our John Paul II tour you will discover, what environment shaped the pope.

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