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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Memorial Entry Ticket with Guided Tour

1. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Memorial Entry Ticket with Guided Tour

Come to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (listed by UNESCO as a Natural and Cultural Heritage site) using your own means of transport. Enjoy having tickets for a guided tour already with you and walk to the entrance. Meet your authorised, live guide on-site and follow them into Auschwitz I where you will have a chance to walk on the ground of the former camp, built in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. Use a headset provided to let you hear the guide's words no matter the distance or group size. Discover lives of people who were kept in this place while seeing exhibitions presented in barracks they used to live. The total number of deaths is estimated at over 1.5 million people, representing 28 nationalities. Nearly 90 percent of them were Jews. Once the first part of the tour is completed, take a bus available on-site and travel few minutes to Auschwitz II-Birkenau where the visit with the guide continues. Walk along the railway which facilitated transports to the other part of the camp. See ruins of gas chambers in which people "vanished" on a mass scale. You can contribute to keeping the memory of the atrocities commited there by coming there and learning more about it.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Visit with Lunch and Pickup

2. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Visit with Lunch and Pickup

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, on the convenient tour with booked tickets, skip the tickets line access, a professional guide and transfer from one of the multiple meeting points in Krakow. Transfer between Krakow and Auschwitz takes 1-hour and 15-minutes, after arrival is a 15-minutes break. The whole tour is divided into two parts, Auschwitz I and Birkenau located 3 km away from the first camp. Transfer between camps is provided by the tour operator, the tour leader will inform the group about the exact program and timing. Museum Visit Firstly visit Auschwitz I memorial site for approx. 2h with a, accompany of a professional guide through the whole camp. Enter to camp through the main gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free). Pass brick Barack's, see the artefacts, photographs of prisoners, reconstructions of the whole complex as well the only remaining gas chambers and crematories. Then, continue the visit with a guide to the camp Birkenau for about 1h. Enter to horrifying wooden blocks, where almost 1000 people were living in inhuman conditions. See the ruins of has chambers and crematoria, a part of the industrial genocide of Nazi Germany. Return to Krakow to the same locations as the starting meeting point.

From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Tour with Live Guide

3. From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Tour with Live Guide

Come to a selected pickup point or get picked up from your address in Krakow (it depends on an option you choose), greet your driver, and travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum or Wieliczka Salt Mine first (the order can vary depending on a particular day and time chosen). Meet your authorized, live guide on-site and follow them into Auschwitz I where you will have a chance to walk on the ground of the former camp, built in 1940. Use a headset provided to let you hear the guide's words no matter the distance or group size. Receive a booklet with the essential information about the places you are going to see. Use it to enhance your tour's experience. See exhibitions presenting shoes, pots, and other everyday life objects belonging to people who were kept in this place. In Auschwitz II-Birkenau walk along the railway which facilitated transport to the other part of the camp. See ruins of gas chambers in which people "vanished" on a mass scale. Reflecting on the knowledge gained, travel with your driver to Wieliczka Salt Mine. The mine is around 800 steps down deep. When you stop on particular floors on the tourist route you can be astonished by the salt sculptures and objects within it, made and left by the miners. Like before - the headset will let you hear the guide clearly when you listen to the history of the mine and observe carvings. When the visit ends - take a lift up and get back with your driver to Krakow.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Day Tour

4. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Day Tour

Visit the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum and learn about the history of the former Nazi camp. Your professional guide will give you commentary throughout the tour so you leave as informed as possible. This is a full-day excursion (7-8 hours), visiting the well-maintained Auschwitz camp which became a memorial museum with expositions. The second part is a vast camp – Birkenau, situated just outside the city of Oswiecim. Your English-speaking driver will pick you up from one of the chosen locations in the city center of Krakow. With a comfortable air-conditioned bus, you will drive to the city of Oswiecim. The ride will take about 1,5 hours. After arrival at the museum ground, you will meet your official museum guide, who will introduce you to the rules which must be followed. If you carry a bigger backpack than the A4 paper format, please leave it on the bus, as a backpack is not permitted inside the Auschwitz 1 museum. After crossing security gates, those similar to the airport ones, you will receive headphones and a receiver set, which will help you to hear more clearly the guide’s stories who will speak to the microphone. The first part of sightseeing should take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. The first steps begin at the well-known gate with “Arbeit Macht Frei” writing. The place was a work camp in the past and the prisoners were forced to do a destructive job. The route leads through the important places which show the daily life of prisoners, work, selection, and extermination. Each barrack is an original exhibition made up of belongings left by prisoners The combination of these items with the guide’s appalling stories helps you see through your own eyes what really happened here, and why we can’t remain indifferently to this place. The last stop during the first part of the sightseeing is the gas chamber and the place where prisoners’ corpses were burnt. After finishing the first part of Auschwitz sightseeing there will be a short 15 minutes break. It’s possible to use the toilet or have a snack or drink in a museum restaurant. After the break, we will hop on our bus and depart to Auschwitz II Birkenau camp which is located just 10 minute's drive outside the city. When you arrive at the parking, our driver will show you the way to the former camp where the museum guide (that you already know) will be waiting for you. The visit to the Birkenau camp will take around 1 hour. Auschwitz II Birkenau is a vast open-space camp that shows the size of the murder committed here. You will see the field with many barracks, gas chambers, and crematoriums fenced with a barbed wire. Thousands of people were murdered in this place. Wear comfortable shoes as you will walk around 1km around the camp. You can also have your backpack during the visit to Birkenau camp. After finishing the tour, our driver will wait for you in the parking, the same place where you arrived. You’ll have a short break and then depart to Krakow city center.

From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Bus Trip with Lunch

5. From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Bus Trip with Lunch

Come to a selected pickup point or get picked up from your address in Krakow (it depends on an option you choose), greet your driver and travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum or Wieliczka Salt Mine first (the order can vary depending on a particular day and time chosen). Meet your authorised, live guide on-site and follow them into Auschwitz I where you will have a chance to walk on the ground of the former camp, built in 1940. Use a headset provided to let you hear the guide's words no matter the distance or group size. See exhibitions presenting shoes, pots and other everyday life objects belonging to people who were kept in this place. In Auschwitz II-Birkenau walk along the railway which facilitated transports to the other part of the camp. See ruins of gas chambers in which people "vanished" on a mass scale. Reflecting on the knowledge gained, travel with your driver to Wieliczka Salt Mine. Have a chance to eat the packed lunch that is included before continuing the tour. The mine is around 800 steps down deep. When you stop on particular floors on the tourist route you can be astonished by the salt sculptures and objects within it, made and left by the miners. Like before - the headset will let you hear the guide clearly when you listen to the history of the mine and observe carvings. When the visit ends - take a lift up and get back with your driver to Krakow.

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip

6. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip

Take a sobering tour of the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex on a 7-hour trip from Krakow. Travel by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage compound and explore the twin concentration camp with a guide as you learn about the Nazi Holocaust and how the camps functioned. Explore the poignant exhibition halls, and see the barracks, gas chambers and other buildings at Auschwitz I. Then, view the watchtowers, crumbled buildings and memorials at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Your guide will explain everything you see with care and sensitivity. Wieliczka Salt Mine was opened in the 13th century as one of the world oldest salt mines. It reaches almost 327 meters below the ground and has over 287 kilometres. You will walk through 20 chambers taking increadible journey for over 2 hours. Besides admiring magnificent timber construction, lakes, chambers and majestic corridors, your visit will also have a positive effect on your health. Get ready for an amazing trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine!

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What people are saying about Auschwitz I

It was a really good tour! The organization was perfect, I got a message with all the details a day before the tour. The guide in the museum was really nice and knowledgeable! The tour itself is an absolute must-see. Such an incredibly sad and upsetting story about this place.

We booked 2.5 hours tour what was long enough for us. Tour was very informative thanks for our leader Iwona .

My driver was on time, coach clean. He was very informative.