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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Day Tour

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Activity provider: Walking & talking

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Day Tour

Activity provider: Walking & talking
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Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau National Museum with a licensed local guide on this day tour from Krakow. Learn about World War 2, Nazi concentration camps, and the extent of the atrocities committed here.

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Duration 6.5 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Russian, German
Pickup optional
The driver will pick you up from your chosen location, please be ready about 10 minutes before scheduled pick up time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the most recognizable Museum about Holocauts around the World
  • See the well-maintained builidings and camp bloodcurling history with your eyes
  • Take a tour with a certified museum guide
  • See prisoners personal belongings – pots, crutches, shaving brushes and hair…
  • An organized tour with transportion from and back to Krakow city centre
Full description
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 the 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 it will not be allowed inside the Auschwitz 1 museum. After crossing security gates, 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 crematorium, 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, you will 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 previous museum guide 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.
Includes
  • Round trip transport from Krakow in a air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance ticket to the museum
  • Guided tour with a certified museum guide
  • A headset to hear the guide clearly
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meeting Point - Kiss & Ride Parking in front of Maltanski Hotel

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • It is obligatory to take your ID or Passport with you. Documents will be checked at the entry to the museum Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

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I would recommend it to everyone. The place itself is a must to see, breathtaking, terrible story about the human cruelty, horror facts about II world war. Nevertheless, seeing historical places of that events and being there is something totally different. The tour well organised, driver was on time, the bus was fine. The guide was very informative.

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November 25, 2022

The tour was well organised - I was contacted by the team the day before to confirm my pick up time and location. The driver was nice and gave us all the instructions we needed. The museum itself was a sad place, and we left very emotional after the stories told by the guide. Would recommend to everyone staying in Cracow.

November 15, 2022

DO NOT book this tour with this tour-company We missed a big part of the tour in Birkenau because of bad planning by the tour-company and a very late busdriver. After finishing the first tour at Auschwitz 1 we ended up waiting one hour outside the bus because the driver took a very long break. This meant we only had time to see half of the Birkenau tour. The guide, working for the museum, even told us this wasn’t the first time this company and the busdriver did this. And over all everything seemed disorganized and the driver indifferent. So I definitely would NOT recommend doing this tour with this company.

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August 2, 2022

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