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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Frames of Memory Morning Tour

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Frames of Memory Morning Tour

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Beat the crowds on this comprehensive, guided morning tour through the ruins and memorials around Auschwitz-Birkenau. Visit the ”Frames of memory. Labyrinths" exhibition by a former prisoner.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

The Original experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Krakow Old Town

  • 105 minutes
  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • 15 minutes
  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 10 minutes
  • Harmęże, Poland (guided tour)

  • 105 minutes
  • Krakow Old Town

    • Entry not included
Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum on an early morning tour
  • Follow a guide on a comprehensive tour of the former concentration camps
  • View the ruins of the gas chambers, barracks, and infamous railway platform
  • Experience exhibits displaying original objects that belonged to the prisoners
  • See the “Frames of memory. Labyrinths” artwork by one of the camp’s survivors
Full description

Travel from Krakow and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum alongside an official guide. See the remaining structures, view touching exhibits commemorating the camp’s victims and survivors, and end with a special guided walk through "The Labyrinths" art installation. Start with an early-moring pickup in Krakow to avoid the busiest time at the memorial. Ride in an air-conditioned bus while your tour leader reviews the day’s itinerary. During the journey, get an introduction to the history of Auschwitz-Birkenau and its role during the Holocaust. After a 1-hour and 40-minute drive and a brief security check, meet the official licensed museum guide who will accompany your group around the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. Receive a headset to enhance your hearing as you learn about the largest concentration camp complex from World War II. The first portion of the complex tour will lead you around Auschwitz, now a designated national museum, where the barracks are still intact. Hear somber tales of what life was like in the camp as you view the various exhibitions displaying original items that belonged to the camp prisoners. Next, take a short drive to the Birkenau Memorial. Here, witness the gas chambers and the railway, which transported prisoners to the camps, and the unloading platform. Commemorate the camp’s victims as you walk around the memorial site. After the guided Birkenau tour, meet up with your tour leader and board the bus towards your last tour stop before returning back to Krakow. Head to a nearby village of Harmęże, where agricultural forced labor was done by Auschwitz prisoners, and enter the village’s monastery. See the “Frames of memory. Labyrinths” art exhibition, created by Marian Kołodziej, camp prisoner no. 432 and a survivor of Auschwitz. This one-of-a-kind exhibit recreates the reality of the camp through his art.

Reflect on the moving artworks and step inside emotional installations, which aim to inspire visitors so that the atrocities of the Holocaust will never be repeated again.

Includes
  • Roundtrip air-conditioned transportation from the meeting point in Krakow
  • Entrance tickets to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • Official licensed museum guide
  • English-speaking driver
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Access and guided tour of "The Labyrinths" exhibition
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Free toilet facilities (fee is in local currency)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

• Meet at the bus stop at 14 Straszewskiego Street, in front of the Maltański Hotel • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. The bus departs on schedule and cannot wait for latecomers

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Packed lunch
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking. Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • The monastery will not let children under 15 into "The Labyrinths" exhibition as the images might be too disturbing. Additionally, the topics discussed and exhibits seen in Auschwitz-Birkenau may also not be suitable for young children
  • There will be a few short breaks throughout the tour to go to the toilets, eat your packed food, and visit the onsite cafe if needed. However, a long lunch break will not be possible due to the tour's carefully timed itinerary
  • Student ID is required for student tickets. Otherwise, you will need to pay an additional fee for an adult ticket
  • The maximum size of handbags or backpacks is 30x20x10 cm (12x8x4 inches). Larger bags must be left on the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 316 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Unforgettable experience to Auschwitz I, II and the Marian Kołodziej exhibition. We were made to feel very welcome as soon as we got on the bus by our guide, Cameron, and our driver. Both were more than happy to answer any questions we had regarding our tours. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone to anyone who visits Krakow and to do the earliest time possible as it’s the least busiest.

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May 17, 2022

Overall experience: 9/10. The service was amazing: Ella (our English tour guide) was very helpful and funny; the whole trip went very well and we learned so many things about the concentration camps thanks to the lovely and enthusiastic tour guides. Overall there was nothing to complain about the trip, minus 1 because of the duration for lunch break was quite short.

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April 15, 2022

A memorable experience, extremely emotive, however worth while. Highly recommend getting the earliest trip available, we booked ours for 7am to leave Krakow, we missed lengthy queues and we were able to see the sites empty. The guides were informative and helpful. The Labyrinth, the very last part of the trip, was good to see but was the least favourite part of the trip after seeing such intense sights beforehand.

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April 11, 2022

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