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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.

From Krakow: Auschwitz Concentration Camp Private Day Trip

2. 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.

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What people are saying about Birkenau

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.