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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour, Pickup, Transport & Lunch

1. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour, Pickup, Transport & Lunch

Travel about an hour and a half in an air-conditioned bus departing Krakow for a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a historic site that leaves an unforgettable experience for all visitors and is an important Holocaust memorial. Explore the museum in the outskirts of Oświęcim, approximately 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival, meet a professional local educator who will show you around the site and tell you about its inhuman history. You will be provided with a meal box to take a break during the tour. Learn the tragic history of the largest Holocaust concentration camp, founded by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. You will learn how it became the final resting place of millions of people, mostly Jews, sentenced to death in hideous gas chambers. Walk through the gate marked "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work frees) to enter Auschwitz 1, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and introduce the history of the place. In the second part, you will spend approximately an hour in Birkenau, where the mass killings as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" took place. After the visit, our staff will take you back to Krakow.

Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Guided Tour

2. Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Guided Tour

Learn about the tragic history of the largest former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and descend to the underground Museum: Wieliczka Salt Mine on this guided tour from Krakow. Begin in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum with a guide provided by the museum. You'll learn the terrible history of the largest concentration camp in Europe. After a short break, you will be driven to the Birkenau Museum where you'll spend around 1 hour with the same guide. During the second half of your full-day program, travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Spend some free time before entering the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Optional Lunch Box

3. Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Optional Lunch Box

Depart Krakow for a confronting day of reflection with a visit to the Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Camp. Undoubtedly, it is a solemn place that leaves a lasting impression on all visitors and is an important memorial to the victims of the extermination. Starting from Krakow after a 1.5-hour drive you'll visit Auschwitz Museum with a guide provided by the museum. The first part takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes where you'll learn about the tragic history of this place. After visiting the first camp you will have a 10-minute break before taking a ride to the second camp - Birkenau which is located 2 kilometers from Auschwitz. Finally, visit the most important sites at Birkenau, the extermination camp, where you'll see ruins of crematories.

Krakow and Auschwitz Small-Group Tour from Lodz with Lunch

4. Krakow and Auschwitz Small-Group Tour from Lodz with Lunch

Pay your respects at the Auschwitz and Birkenau Nazi Concentration Camps. Auschwitz has become a primary symbol of the Holocaust. It was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. The collection of the museum contains original documents, suitcases, shoes, and other belongings of murdered prisoners. There you will find original fences, wooden watchtowers and railway ramps have been preserved. The visit includes a short ride to Birkenau camp, which functioned as a war camp, extermination camp and place from people were sent to labor in Nazi Germany. More than 90 per cent of prisoners, mostly Jews, were killed there. Birkenau was mostly destroyed by the retreating Germans. In Krakow, a local guide will take you on a tour around the city. You will see among others Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbicane, and ‘Sukiennice‘ (Cloth Hall) – a renaissance major center of international trade. The most interesting sight is the Wawel Hill with the Cathedral and the Royal Castle - a place of royal coronations, weddings, and funerals. Some of its oldest stone buildings can be dated back to the 10th century. In a cave at the foot of the hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, Wawel Dragon had his lair and the dragon’s cave is now a popular tourist stop.

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What people are saying about Auschwitz I

Next time I would choose to leave from the pick-up point. We had already been on the bus for an hour before we even left the city. Auschwitz was very impressive, but I missed the time to look around and really let it sink in. The tours are so tightly organized and with such large groups at the same time that you have to make an effort to take in the things.

Bra tour! Kunde dock inte bli hämtad och lämnad vid mitt hotel, men det var inget stort problem för mig. I övrigt en trevlig person som anordnade turen och själva guiden i Auschwitz-lägren var också bra.

Transport in van was poor, we were squeezed in the back. Not enough space and no view outside