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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Tour with a Licensed Guide

1. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Tour with a Licensed Guide

Auschwitz is a haunting site of genocide where approximately 1.5 million people were killed during the WWII Holocaust. Today, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it poignantly commemorates the lives of those who died within its walls and fences and is a must-visit for all. Established in 1940, the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex is a network of German Nazi concentration camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Poland throughout its five years of operation, was a place of systematic extermination with the majority of victims being Jews, along with Poles, Gypsies, Russian POWs and members of other nationalities. The Martyrdom Museum was founded in 1947 covering the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in Oświęcim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka. It comprises approximately 150 buildings and 300 ruins and the original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps have all been preserved. What's more, the buildings house a collection of original exhibits and documents. Your ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau includes a visit to Auschwitz I - the administrative center of the Auschwitz death camp. You can also visit an Auschwitz II - Birkenau - there are no entry fees. As you explore the gas chambers, crematoriums, and exhibition halls inside the old prison blocks, listen closely as your guide sensitively explains the who, how, where, when, and why of these haunting places Explore the moving memorial dedicated to those who died in the Holocaust and step back to the days of World War II as you walk through the gate of the infamous concentration camp where more than a million European Jews and other prisoners were confined or killed during World War II. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, see a collection of sobering exhibits and documents in the original buildings. Itinerary: 1. Visiting Auschwitz I Museum 2. Transfer with a local bus to Auschwitz II Birkenau (You have to go to Museum's bus stop, the bus departs every 5-10 minutes) 3. Visiting Auschwitz II Birkenau

From Krakow: Wieliczka and Auschwitz Bus Trip with Lunch

2. 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.

Kraków: Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Płaszów and Auschwitz

3. Kraków: Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Płaszów and Auschwitz

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. After your walking tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Next, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 2: Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Visit the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp later in the afternoon. Learn about its dark history, and see memorials dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Kraków Ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. Day 3: On the last day of your tour, visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp that is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

From Krakow: Auschwitz Concentration Camp Private Day Trip

4. From Krakow: Auschwitz Concentration Camp Private Day Trip

What if there was a way to experience Auschwitz away from the big tourist busses and audio guides? Well, you are in luck because this is the Auschwitz day trip you are looking for! Meet your local guide in Krakow and embark on a Auschwitz journey where you'll get to discover this unique attraction off the beaten path. Yes, get ready to experience Birkenau from an authentic perspective with its highlights, the ins and outs, stories, and cultural facts - just for you! During your private Auschwitz day trip, check out its many must-sees like Auschwitz Memorial and uncover hidden details that only a knowledgeable local would know about. And feel free to ask away! Your local guide will be happy to share their knowledge with you and answer all your questions about this cultural attraction. Withlocals The Ultimate Auschwitz Private Day Trip™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Wieliczka and Auschwitz Tour with Live Guide and Booklet

5. Wieliczka and Auschwitz Tour with Live Guide and Booklet

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.

Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and Auschwitz

6. Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and Auschwitz

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. After your walking tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Next, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 2: Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Krakow's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Visit the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp later in the afternoon. Learn about its dark history, and see memorials dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow Ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. Day 3: On the last day of your tour, visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp that is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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What people are saying about Auschwitz

Everything was very well organized from picking you up at the hotel to returning. The tours in Auschwitz were well thought out. The guide was very knowledgeable; one could see that he had absolutely mastered the historical subject matter. In addition, the guide managed to captivate his listeners in his sympathetic way. I recommend planning and carrying out a visit to Auschwitz with GetYourGuide! Uwe Niklas

At first I was skeptical that everything would work out as agreed. In addition, our booked hotel had closed. So I thought the trip would go haywire. But everything had been organized and rescheduled for us. Can only recommend. Completely content.

We were picked up in time at our desired point, the tour guide was amazing, speaking very good English. The tours in both Auschwitz and Birkenau were exceptional, would highly recommend this outing.

Everybody was helpful, everything was orderly; impressed with all the tour guides - clock work! Kind driver and guide.

Guide (Martin) & the driver were great. Informative, friendly Auschwitz guide. Highly recommended *****