Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum And Memorial Guided Tour From Krakow

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Overview

Visit the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex and learn about the Nazi Holocaust on this 7-hour trip from Krakow. Your host will pick you up from your centrally located Krakow hotel and take you by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Owicim. Explore the two camps with a professional guide who will carefully, and sensitively explain everything that you can see at the site, including the barracks and poignant museum exhibits at Auschwitz I, as well as the gas chambers, watchtowers and moving memorials in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. You will learn about the history of the WWII holocaust and the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, as well as hear individual stories of some of the camp's prisoners.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Editor's Pick

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Meet your host at your Krakow hotel or in central Krakow, and then travel by coach to the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Owicim, a small Polish town roughlyan hour away. During the journey, you will be shown a documentary on the history of Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

When you arrive at your destination, you will be met by your professional guide and enter the site at Auschwitz I, walking through the gate to the camp that bears the inscription Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets YouFree).

The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was established in 1940, originally to hold Polish political prisoners, and operated for five years before the remaining prisoners were liberated in 1945. During its operation, more than1.5 million Jewish, Polish, Italian and French prisoners were brought here as part of one of the world's largest attempts at genocide.

The museum and memorial were founded in 1947, combining the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in Owicim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka. The camp comprises approximately 150 buildings and you can see the original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps that have all been preserved.

Visit some of the barracks on the Auschwitz I complex, which now house a collection of original exhibitions and documents, as well as articles confiscated from prisoners upon their arrival at the camp.After exploring the Auschwitz I complex, your host will meet you to take you by coach for the short journey to nearby Birkenau (Auschwitz II) where your tour will continue. Here you will see the original fences and crematoriums as well as the remains of the colossal gas chambers.

Your tour then concludes with a drop-off at your original start point.

Inclusions for Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum And Memorial Guided Tour From Krakow

  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions for Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum And Memorial Guided Tour From Krakow

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for child aged 14 and under

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Breaks during the tour are no longer than 10 minutes

The service does not include a meal, so please bring a packed lunch

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • A fantastic tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept the legitimate members of the group interested. I would have given it five stars but for a few of issues. Firstly the first Discover Cracow Rep was very airy fairy. Secondly the bus was absolutely full and a few arguments broke out with some arrogant Spanish tourists over seats. Finally there was a group of American college students that where completely ignorant and disrespectful towards the site and the group.

  • Bitterly cold when we visited but the tour and tour guide were brilliant. Pickup from the hotel was good and well organised. Could not fault this tour. Would recommend to everyone.

  • Although this was a very emotional experience we felt that we would recommend that everyone visits. We had a guide that was very informative and we very much appreciated this.

  • Unforgettable experience. Highly suggest the morning tour as the line was HUGE as we were leaving.

  • it disappointed. In the discription a documentaire was mentioned, which was not shown. Our guide was terrible. She was older and did not tell us anything other than the obvious. She was polish and did not speak english very well. Also groups were to big to fit in the rooms. We were rushed through.

  • Enjoyable tour and very knowledgeable guide to the museum and history!

  • great well organised trip , very informative

  • Was very busy and felt very rushed. Very interesting place and a reminder to the cruelty that occured.

  • This is a trip you will not forget, and you should not. My family made the decision to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau to pay our respects to the 1.1 million people who died there because of the monstrous plans made by evil people. You can read a ton of books and articles about it, but until you walk on those grounds and view what is left behind, it will not affect you in the same way. Our visit took place on a rainy, damp day, which only added to the feeling of foreboding.

  • We had an expert guide...way above average. My reservation and all coordination was handled very professionally. I highly recommend using this company as they are responsive and attentive to ensuring a very good experience.

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