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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Holocaust Movie

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Activity provider: SuperCracow.com

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Holocaust Movie

Activity provider: SuperCracow.com
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Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum on a guided tour that includes entry tickets. Watch an introductory video to see the camp during WWII in a special cinema room at the museum.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, Polish, German, French, English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Please wait in front of your hotel 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend a day in reflection at to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
  • Step into the largest Nazi concentration camp and learn its WWII history
  • See the extermination camp in the past during a Holocaust introduction film
  • Explore the original buildings of the concentration camps in person
  • Witness the gas chambers, railway platform, and other elements of the site
Full description

Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest former concentration camp, and learn about its unforgettable history with a guide. Before your tour, see an introductory video showing the face of this place during World War II in a special cinema room, entry included.

Depart Krakow and head to the museum and memorial on the outskirts of Oświęcim, approximately 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes later), your guide will take you into a world of the past.

Before visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps, a film in a specially prepared cinema room at the museum will give you an introduction to the history of the camp. Learn about the functioning of the camp during World War II.

After the film, pass through the gate marked "Arbeit macht frei" and enter the grounds of Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and tell you about the history of the place.

Then, visit Birkenau, where the mass extermination took place as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question." This will be the last hour of the tour, and then your driver will take you back to Krakow.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, which was established in 1940 by the German Nazi party, became a symbol of human suffering as well as physical and mental torment years later. As the largest concentration camp in operation, it has become the final resting place for millions of people, especially Jews.

There is no doubt that this is a place that leaves a permanent mark on visitors. It is an important monument in honor of the victims of extermination.

Includes
  • Krakow hotel or meeting point pickup and drop-off
  • Skip-the-line entry ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • Film screening about the Holocaust
  • Packed lunch
  • Tour with a licensed guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is in front of the local partner's main office (Super Cracow) and is located approximately 100 meters from the main square. Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/RV3kRxeD6HcDMZnf6. Coordinates: 50.05995078370221, 19.93595686961346.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Student card

    Know before you go

    • The starting time of the tour may change and it is worth considering this into your plans. The time you choose is your preferred time; the local partner will try their best to match it so that it is as close as possible
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 77 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.7/5

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    The excursion has been good but not enough time to be able to see the two courses well. In Birkenau we only visited by entering the left side of the tracks to the right, we did not go. The guides were very good, although it was noticeable that they had to go fast to get to Krakow on time. Only adding 1:30h more to the visit could be valued with 5.

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    September 10, 2022

    In general, the trip was well organized. However, a major disadvantage was that we booked him for a 10:00 a.m. pick-up, the day before we got a call that we would be picked up at 6:50 a.m. So we couldn't have breakfast at the hotel. We were not offered an alternative. We would have liked earlier information.

    July 2, 2022

    Excellent tour. Puntuales en la recogida, comodo bus. Tanto el guide del bus (Thomasz) as Ursula en los Museos, muy profesionales y preparados. They are pending from the group and disputes with a responder cualquier pregunta. ***Recurrence: NO above a Disney World!! Comportese with respeto and EVITE tomar photos. Este es un lugar de respeto y duelo***

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    June 25, 2022

    Product ID: 405681