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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Lunch

1. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Lunch

Spend an hour and fifteen minutes in an air-conditioned bus, as you depart Krakow for a confronting day of reflection at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a solemn place that leaves a lasting impression on all visitors, and an important memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Visit the museum and memorial in the suburbs of Oświęcim, about 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival meet a professional guide who will show you around the site and speak of its dark history. Receive a lunch box, to take a break with during the tour. Discover the tragic history of the largest concentration camp of the Holocaust, funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Learn how it became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews, put to their death in the hideous gas chambers. Pass through the gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free) to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of this place. Then, spend about one hour at the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”, before meeting your driver for the return journey to Kraków.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Complex Guided Day Trip

2. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Complex Guided Day Trip

Discover the human stories of the Holocaust on this guided trip from Krakow to the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz. Learn how the camps were set up and the purposes each one served. Pause to reflect on what happened in these sites. Start with your pickup in Krakow. From there, you will ride about 45 kilometers to reach the former main camp in Auschwitz. Listen to your guide discuss the camp’s former use as barracks for the Polish military. At the entrance, note the gate with “Arbeit macht frei” over it. Visit the prisoner blocks, which now house artifacts from the camps and belongings left by the prisoners. See photographs and documents, shoes, suitcases, and glasses among other personal effects. From Auschwitz, travel a short distance to the former camp at Birkenau. There you will find the gas chambers and crematoria. Keep the camp’s victims in mind as you make your way around the memorials.  After Birkenau, your tour will finish at the concentration camp in Monowitz. Learn about the connection between corporations and the camps. Unlike Auschwitz and Birkenau, Monowitz supplied workers to nearby factories. The trip will end with your return to Krakow.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Tour from Krakow

3. Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Tour from Krakow

Visit the largest death camp in human history, and an infamous site of genocide during WWII. Auschwitz-Birkenau is synonymous with the worst atrocities ever committed. The camp was built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. The total number of deaths is estimated at over 1.5 million people, representing 28 nationalities. Nearly 90 percent of those killed were Jews. A visit to the former concentration camp is certain to be memorable because it makes it possible to imagine the scale of the Holocaust and horrible things that happened there during the war. Since 1979 the site has been listed by UNESCO on its Cultural and Natural World Heritage list.

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

4. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

Meet your driver and get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. This private trip starts the day with a drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5 hours guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5 hours journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town you can also see Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall, thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. You will get picked up after your time in Krakow and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening.

Krakow: Auschwitz & Schindler's Factory Day Trip with Guide

5. Krakow: Auschwitz & Schindler's Factory Day Trip with Guide

Drive from Krakow to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. After approximately 70 kilometers and passing through security, walk through the gate that says Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Frees), then go inside to learn how the complex, built by the Nazis in 1940, quickly turned from an internment camp to a resort mass murder. Your guide will discuss the history of the camp and show you around the buildings that act as exhibition pavilions. Each brick of the barrack, a board of a watchtower, a fence wire, a fragment of someone's glasses, a photo in a display case tells a fragment of a tragic story. After seeing exhibitions in the old prison blocks, pay tribute to the victims at the gloomy camp memorial. In Birkenau, on a vast territory, experience the mapped living conditions in barracks, you will feel the enormity of evil that cannot be repeated. Return to Krakow by the same route and have a rest or meal break (not part of the offer). Then we will invite you to visit the exhibition "Krakow during the occupation" in the former Oskar Schindler's enamel factory. Although this name is known to many, this trip does not tell about the fate of a German entrepreneur, but gives an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of Krakow, which was immortalized by the director in a famous film, which reigned during the German occupation. Thanks to the modern multimedia installation, you will walk along the cobbled streets of the city, enter the photographer's studio, look at the hairdresser, take a tram, see a typical apartment in the Jewish ghetto, and then find yourself with the inhabitants of the Płaszów concentration camp...

From Krakow: Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

6. From Krakow: Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

Make the most of your time in Krakow with a tour to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. Transfer to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in a comfortable and spacious minibus. Have 8-hours to explore this historical site before returning to Krakow.  Board the minibus at the centrally-located boarding point in Krakow. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive. Arrive at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and gain insight into the Nazi concentration camps from WWII. Take the chance to reflect as you walk through the gate, visit the memorial monument, and see the gas chambers. After your tour, board the minibus and return to the meeting point in Krakow. 

Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Tour in One Day from Krakow

7. Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Tour in One Day from Krakow

Visit both Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine in one day trip. Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest death camp in human history. Currently camp is a synonym for world’s most cruel terror, genocide and atrocities. It was built by the Nazis in 1940 in Oswiecim. The total number of deaths and executions is estimated to be over 1.5-million people from 28 nationalities. Almost 90% of these people were Jews. After your visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, head to the Wieliczka salt mine, one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists from around the world visit it yearly. This unique place is listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List. The miners left dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for many further years. There are 800 steps to climb of which 350 at the beginning take you down into the mine. There's a lift to the top of the mine at the end of the route.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Guided Tour & Lunch

8. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Guided Tour & Lunch

Travel from Krakow and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. See the original buildings and artifacts on a poignant tour with a guide. Benefit from roundtrip transportation from Krakow. Depart Krakow and journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum to explore the largest concentration camp in Poland built by the Nazis. Benefit from the services of a guide as you take a poignant tour of both the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II labor camps. Get a short break for lunch on arrival, and then get shown around Auschwitz I to see the infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign and some of the administration buildings where the horrors were planned. Look inside the gas chamber and see personal artifacts belonging to inmates at exhibitions dedicated to their memory. Benefit from a short 15-minute break before going to the Birkenau camp for a 1-hour guided tour. Discover where the prisoners entered the camp and the wooden barracks where they were forced to live. Return to Krakow with your thoughts and get dropped off at a place of your choice in the Old Town or Old Jewish Quarter.

From krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Guided Tour & Lunch

9. From krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Guided Tour & Lunch

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. Conclude your tour in the restaurant with a two-course lunch, on the way to the restaurant the tour leader will give you the menu to save as much time as possible.

Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Guided Tour & Restaurant Lunch

10. Krakow: Auschwitz & Salt Mine Guided Tour & Restaurant Lunch

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. Take a break between both tours in the restaurant with a two-course lunch. 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. On the way to Wieliczka, receive a menu from your tour leader so you can choose your lunch. Before entering the Salt Mine you'll have an hour for lunch in the restaurant with your pre-booked two-course lunch. 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.

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What people are saying about Auschwitz

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