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Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine with Pickup

1. Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine with Pickup

You will start in the early morning around 08:00 a.m. (in the winter season the pick up might be slightly earlier). The tour begins in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum: first part lasts about 1,5 hours, you will visit Auschwitz I Museum with certified live guide provided by the museum. You will learn the tragic history of the largest concentration camp in Europe. After short break you will be driven to the Birkenau Museum when you will spend around 1 hour with the same guide. During the second half of your full-day program, you will travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Before entering the Salt Mine you will have 1 hour lunch break. The English-speaking tour of the Mine will begin at 16:00 or 17:00 (depending on road conditions). Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt. You should arrive around 19:30 p.m. to Kraków.

From Krakow: Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau with Guided Tour

2. From Krakow: Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau with Guided Tour

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau on a day trip departing from Krakow. Explore the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex on a guided tour with a certified educator, historian, and guide. Auschwitz-Birkenau was founded in 1940 by the Third Reich and was the largest Nazi-run concentration camp. Currently, it is the resting place of millions of people, mainly Jews and Poles, exterminated in the gas chambers. Upon arrival, you will visit the memorial museum in the outskirts of the city of Oświęcim, 60 kilometers west of Krakow. After traveling around an hour and a half, meet your professional guide for an in-depth tour. Walk through the famous "Arbeit macht frei" gate to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the originally preserved site and explain the place's touching history. After a short break, visit the second camp at Birkenau where the mass murders took place as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Problem." At Birkenau, you will spend about an hour before meeting your driver for the return journey to Krakow.

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Memorial Entry Ticket with Guided Tour

3. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Memorial Entry Ticket with Guided Tour

Come to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (listed by UNESCO as a Natural and Cultural Heritage site) using your own means of transport. Enjoy having tickets for a guided tour already with you and walk to the entrance. 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 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. Use a headset provided to let you hear the guide's words no matter the distance or group size. Discover lives of people who were kept in this place while seeing exhibitions presented in barracks they used to live. The total number of deaths is estimated at over 1.5 million people, representing 28 nationalities. Nearly 90 percent of them were Jews. Once the first part of the tour is completed, take a bus available on-site and travel few minutes to Auschwitz II-Birkenau where the visit with the guide continues. 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. You can contribute to keeping the memory of the atrocities commited there by coming there and learning more about it.

Krakow: Auschwitz Day Trip with Guidebook in 20 Languages

4. Krakow: Auschwitz Day Trip with Guidebook in 20 Languages

Auschwitz Birkenau is one of the most important and recognizable places in the world. This place is proof of what one human being can do to another. Our driver will pick you up from a centrally located meeting place and take you on a comfortable bus to the city of Oświęcim, where the Auschwitz Birkenau death camp was located. The journey will take about 1.5 hours. When you arrive, you will first get the official guidebook in your chosen language. Explore the biggest Nazi extermination camp on your own. Spend at least 1,5 hour seeing the remnants of living barracks for prisoners and the notorious gas chambers. From the Birkenau Memorial make your way to the Auschwitz Museum. Before you enter, receive guidebooks from the driver and spend up to 2 hours in the Museum visiting numerous permanent exhibitions intended to provide an account of the horror of the camp. Finish your visit and go back to Kraków to the starting point, seeing various landmarks on the way.

From Krakow: Private Transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau

5. From Krakow: Private Transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Enjoy a private transfer to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum with a convenient pickup from your accomodation. This option is perfect for those who already have their tickets bought to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Oswiecim and would like to have a private transfer. Your driver will pick you up from your accomodation in Krakow, drive you safely to your destination and back. Enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned van, kitted out with modern ammenities. Your transfer in each direction takes around 1.5 hours.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour in Portuguese

6. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour in Portuguese

Auschwitz-Birkenau tour starts in Kraków. Once we pick up all participants, we head towards Oświęcim, a town located around 60 kilometres from Kraków. The journey takes about 1 hour 10 minutes each way. Our fleet only consists of modern, air-conditioned cars, minivans, minibuses, and buses so the entire trip is stress-free and convenient. On the way we play an introduction movie that helps to prepare for this moving visit. The Auschwitz-Birkenau tour takes approximately 7 hours. The Auschwitz-Birkenau tour is fully safe – Museum and so do we take COVID-19 precautions. Thus, special health and safety measures apply. The tour is an ‘all-inclusive’ service. You are provided with a local guide that will tell you everything about the history of World War II and concentration camps. An experienced museum guide will tell you step by step about the sad fate of the camp victims. First, you visit the Museum in Auschwitz. It takes around 2 hours to get familiar with the history. After two hours, you will have a short break. Then, the group will be transported to Auschwitz II Birkenau (which is also part of the Auschwitz Museum). This part usually takes around one hour. Finally, you will be safely delivered back to Kraków.

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What people are saying about Oswiecim

It was a really good tour! The organization was perfect, I got a message with all the details a day before the tour. The guide in the museum was really nice and knowledgeable! The tour itself is an absolute must-see. Such an incredibly sad and upsetting story about this place.

We booked 2.5 hours tour what was long enough for us. Tour was very informative thanks for our leader Iwona .