Your private driver will collect you from your hotel or accommodation in Cracow at a time that suits your chosen tour time. It takes between an hour and an hour and a half, depending on traffic, to drive to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site devoted to the memory of the murders that took place during World War II.
On arrival, pick up your headset and join a group of other visitors for a 3.5-hour guided tour of both camps.
You'll start at Auschwitz I, the first of the Auschwitz camps, home to the camp administration and site of the first experiments in mass murder using Zyklon B poison gas. Many of the original buildings still stand and are home to powerful historical displays that show the scope of the slaughter that happened here.
Next, you'll visit Auschwitz II - Birkenau, an emptier 494-acre (200-hectare) site that's home to the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria and still full of human ashes. Around a million European Jews were murdered here.
Once the group tour is complete, you'll return to the main entrance and hop back in your vehicle for the transfer back to Cracow. You'll arrive at your accommodation – or your choice of destination in Cracow city center – between six and seven hours after you set out.