The best Wroclaw to Auschwitz day tours

The city of Wrocław is well known for its rich history and architecture, and in recent years has become a popular tourist destination in Poland. It is one of the oldest cities in Poland and was once one of the most important strongholds in the country. The city centre is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

For many people who visit Poland, a visit to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp is high on the list to do. Getting from Wrocław to Auschwitz is not impossible, but it does take some extra planning when you visit Poland. Some of the best options are Wrocław to Auschwitz day tours.

the colorful buildings of market square in Wroclaw
Market Square in Wroclaw

Wroclaw Poland to Auschwitz

As popular as Wroclaw is, Auschwitz is the most famous WW2 site in Poland. In 1940, the Nazis took over the town and established Auschwitz as one of the largest concentration camps in Europe.

Approximately 1 million people were killed at Auschwitz, including more than 1,000 Jews from Warsaw. Today, the site is a memorial, museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Why should you visit Auschwitz from Wroclaw?

Many people visiting Wroclaw Poland or anywhere in Poland for that matter, want to visit Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Auschwitz Memorial lies much closer to Krakow than it does to Wroclaw, so Wroclaw to Auschwitz day tours are some of the easiest ways to plan your trip.

Nonetheless, you can still make the trip to Auschwitz from Wrocław. Auschwitz is a very important part of Polish history. Unfortunately, it is also one of the darkest parts of Polish history.

Auschwitz – Birkenau is a destination that will rock you to the core. So much history, sadness and crazy ideology all converge in this one location. In 1940, on the outskirts of Oswiecim in Poland, a prison camp was established. The continued mass detainment of the Jews, political prisoners and the Polish people meant that a bigger solution was required.

Wroclaw to Auschwitz day tours

On June 14, 1940, the first prisoners arrived. By 1942 Auschwitz had turned from a prison camp into a death camp, a systemic killing machine controlled by the Third Reich. For many of the prisoners, the Auschwitz arrivals platform was the end of the line for them, as they were marched straight to the gas chamber.

In total, over a million people were murdered in Auschwitz, more than in the entire Vietnam War. It is a place of pure sadness and will create memories that will not be forgotten.

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How far is it from Wroclaw to Auschwitz?

The distance from Wroclaw to Auschwitz is 231 kilometers and can be done by car, train, bus, and even plane if you want to fly to Krakow from Warsaw and head out to Auschwitz from there. The best way to is to take an Auschwitz tour from Wroclaw.

The best Wroclaw to Auschwitz tour

An organised tour day from Wroclaw to Auschwitz takes all the hassle of organising it yourself. You do not have to organise train tickets or hire a car when tours from Wroclaw are convenient and easy.

A day trip from Wroclaw to Auschwitz by tour is planned so that you can relax and have little to worry about except enjoying the experience. Tour companies and operators who organize Wrocław to Auschwitz Concentration camp tours take care of all the details, from transport to tickets to guide services.

This pinpoint organization leaves you free to focus on what matters – learning about one of history’s darkest moments. All the best day trips to Auschwitz from Wroclaw will be very long days, so be prepared for 12-plus hour tours when you do Wroclaw to Auschwitz day tours.

Auschwitz-Birkenau tour from Wrocław

After making the trip in a comfortable vehicle to Auschwitz you will meet the guide that will help prepare you for what you will see and hear at the Auschwitz Memorial Site.

Auschwitz belongings

The guides are invaluable in getting the most out of your visit to Auschwitz. You will see the infamous cell, the Gas Chambers, the famous arrival platform at Birkenau and more. See artifacts from people who perished at the camps, personal belongings, suitcases and kids’ shoes.

What’s included in your Warsaw to Auschwitz tour:

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water

Wroclaw to Auschwitz-Birkenau private full-day trip by car

Get the personal touch on this private full-day tour to Auschwitz by car. You will get picked up from your hotel in Wroclaw by a private, air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking driver. You will have a smooth journey to the town of Oswiecim in Lesser Poland

On arrival, you will not have to wait in line, you will be ushered through to meet your professional Auschwitz guide who takes you around the camp.

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Your guide will give you a comprehensive understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust. You will see the original prison barracks, gas chambers, and crematoriums at Auschwitz Birkenau.

At the end of this Wroclaw to Auschwitz day tours, you will be transported from Auschwitz to Wroclaw and dropped off at your hotel.

What’s included in this day trip to Auschwitz from Wrocław

  • Pickup and drop-off service at your accommodation in Wroclaw.
  • Licensed guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Site

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One-day tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine from Wroclaw

This 14-hour tour packs a lot in with a tour of Auschwitz and a visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine on the outskirts of Krakow. After a comfortable transfer, your driver will accompany you until you meet your professional guide and helps you collect your audio devices.

Your guide will explain all there is to know about what happened at Auschwitz while showing you the gas chambers, cell blocks and more.

Auschwitz fences

After seeing Auschwitz you will be off to another of the best tourist attraction in Poland, the Wieliczka Salt Mine. You will head underground on a guided tour with an audio guide to explore a mind-blowing sub-terrain world filled with relics of Poland’s industrial past, sculptures and more

What’s included in this Wrocław Auschwitz drive

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private car with private driver for the whole time of the trip
  • Professional local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned, Wi-Fi, accessible, brand new, luxury Mercedes-Benz cars
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Self-guided tour from Wroclaw to Auschwitz day tours

You can certainly do Wroclaw to Auschwitz day trip on your own without doing organized Wroclaw to Auschwitz day tours. You can hire a car, catch a Wroclaw to Auschwitz bus or do Wroclaw to Auschwitz by train. It will take more to organize and will most certainly be longer than any organized Wroclaw to Auschwitz day tours.

train cart at Auschwitz

If you want to do this, here are a few helpful sites and tips to plan your own Wroclaw Auschwitz day trip when on a Poland vacation.

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Essential information for Wroclaw

There are many other things you need to consider when planning a vacation to Wroclaw not just where are the best areas to stay in Wrocław are. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from travellers about Wrocław.

How to get to Wroclaw Poland

  • Copernicus Airport Wrocław is located just 10 kilometres from the city centre. The Wroclaw Airport is home to LOT Polish Airlines and is serviced by budget airlines including Wizzair and Buzzair. Book your flights to Wroclaw with Skyscanner.
  • You can catch trains to Wroclaw from all over Europe and Poland. High-speed trains run frequently between Wroclaw and Krakow in around 2 hours. You can book your train tickets here!
  • Flix Bus has buses running daily to Wroclaw from destinations inside Poland and International destinations. Search for your bus tickets to Wroclaw.
  • Poland has some great Highways for driving, The newer Highways built with E.U assistants are levied with what I would say are heavy tolls. Some local roads do leave a lot to be desired. You can hire a car at any international airport in Poland and Europe. Search your Rental Car today!

Booking Flights: To score flight deals, search on Aviasales or Kiwi Flights. Money-saving tips: fly mid-week or on the weekend, fly carry-on only on a budget airline, and take late-night or early-morning flights.

Accommodations in Poland

You can stay in budget-friendly vacation rentals, boutique hotels, and private rooms in hostels or luxury locations. We recommend using to book hotels (we love their flexible cancellation policy) and Hostelworld to book hostels (low deposit, easy change/cancellation, and excellent reviews).

For apartments and rentals, we book using VRBO. VRBO has lower fees and better customer service than Airbnb. You can also book vacation rentals on Agoda.

How to get around Wroclaw

Public transport in Wroclaw is efficient, with 120 bus lines and 23 tram lines. Wrocław’s transport system now runs on a modern Urban Card automated system. Ticket machines are available at transit stops and have an English-language option.

Taxi and UBER are available in the city.

What currency do I need for my trip to Poland?

The official currency you need to use in Poland is the Polish Zloty, We recommend that you get a Revolut travel money cardthat can be loaded with multiple currencies and has nearly non-existent withdrawal fees to save you money.

Travel insurance for Poland

Poland has a high quality of healthcare but in saying that travel insurance is still recommended for all travelers entering the country. The last thing you want is a huge bill for medical expenses should you require care on your holiday in Warsaw.

We recommend using Travel Insurance Master, their website will compare the best deals from a number of providers and present you with the best value for money policy on the market. Click through to Insurance Masters to get a free quote.

Using your phone in Wroclaw

Relying on Wi-Fi when you are travelling and sightseeing in Warsaw on vacation can be hard. Making calls and staying in contact when you travel to Europe is a top priority. Plan your trip out and order your sim before you leave home to stop any stress about travelling, data and calls on your epic vacation in Poland.

Use a VPN Service on your travels 

A VPN keeps your digital information (like website login details, bank info, etc) safe, even when you’re connected to an unsecured network while travelling. When overseas, we access a lot of different Wi-Fi networks along the journey. A VPN will allow you to stream Netflix & other streaming sites from your home country! We use Express VPN when travelling.

Day trips from Wroclaw to Auschwitz are something you will remember forever. You will not be disappointed by the experience on your Wroclaw to Auschwitz day tours .

We hope this article from Poland Travel Expert has helped you choose the best Auschwitz from Wroclaw day tours. We know there is already plenty of things to do in Wroclaw. A Wroclaw to Auschwitz tour can be done comfortably with a number of options we outline above.

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