Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum And Memorial Guided Tour From Krakow

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4/1/2020 - 3/8/2021Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 03:00 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the l.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Powiśle 7, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    DEPARTURE TIME
    Please note, after March 31, 2020, the pickup time may differ from the one listed. Pickup may take place between .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a sobering tour of the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex on a 7-hour trip from Krakow. Travel by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage compound and explore the twin concentration camp with a guide as you learn about the Nazi Holocaust and how the camps functioned. Explore the poignant exhibition halls, and see the barracks, gas chambers and other buildings at Auschwitz I. Then, view the watchtowers, crumbled buildings and memorials at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Your guide will explain everything you see with care and sensitivity.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oswiecim, Lesser Poland Province, Southern Poland

Explore the twin concentration camp: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II- Birkenau with a guide as you learn about the Nazi Holocaust and how the camps functioned.

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle.

Tour escort/host.

Documentary film during the transfer.

Local live guide.

Headsets to hear the guide clearly.

Hotel pickup and drop-off (designated centrally located Krakow hotels only).

If you are interested in complementary hotel pickup, please make sure to contact the supplier

no later than 24h prior to your tour.

Roundtrip transportation is available from designated centrally located Krakow hotels.

Pls arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced,

you must make your own way to main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street,

across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow.

Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

If you are interested in complementary hotel pickup, please make sure to contact the supplier no later than 24h prior to your tour. Roundtrip transportation is available from designated centrally located Krakow hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, or you do not confirm the pickup time & location, you must make your own way to main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the Museum cannot exceed dimensions 30x20x10 cm. Larger bags must be left in the bus.

There is a 15-minute break during the tour, when you can eat and drink a snack and a bottle of water you are recommended to bring.

There is no particular age restriction, however due to the nature of this tour it is not recommended for children 14 and younger.

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

Taking photos in the buildings with the use of flash is forbidden. You are allowed to take photos only in selected parts of the Museum.

Eating and smoking, as well as acting in a loud manner are forbidden at the Museum.

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Mar-2020

    The tour was OK. Auschwitz I is set up like a museum, so it's very hard to grasp the reality of what went on there so many years ago. Our tour guide was also very monotonous and strictly factual--there was little emotional or added colour about the history of Auschwitz. Being very educated about the Holocaust and Auschwitz I felt that I didn't really learn that much, but expected to hear more stories about what went on there. It felt very disconnected from the reality of what happened. On our way out of Birkenau we saw another tour guide reading stories from what looked like a diary, and it seemed to be a much more emotionless experience.

  • 02-Mar-2020

    Whilst an extremely harrowing experience the tour guide was so empathic and knowledgable, she made it an extremely memorable experience.

  • 20-Feb-2020

    From start to finish this tour was stress free for us and well organised. We chose an early start to try and avoid the later crowds, it was still relatively busy, but didn’t feel too overcrowded. During the journey on the coach, we were shown a video. This really set the scene and contained graphic details of what was discovered on liberation of the camp. I found out lots of things I didn’t know and it was good to then put it in context when we arrived. Nothing can prepare you for this trip even if you think you know about the horrors of Auschwitz. Our English speaking guide was excellent, so informative and passionate about the subject and again didn’t pull any punches. Her commentary ( via headsets) made the experience even more moving. The tour didn’t feel too rushed although there were times I would have liked more time to have read the additional information about the exhibits. After a quick break we were then taken the short distance to Birkenau, where we were met again by our guide. She showed us things we had seen in photographs in the morning and brought it to life by walking in their footsteps and trying to imagine what it must have been like. Our guide was so good at letting the facts speak for themselves. The sheer industrial scale of the killings and the totally clinical organised way they were carried out by the Nazis was made abundantly clear by our informative guide who helped to make sense of what little there is left to see -after most of it was destroyed prior to liberation.
    If you want to have an informative visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau I would definitely recommend this tour for a first visit. I don’t think I would have got as much out of it without our excellent guide. If you want to return, you could then spend more time wandering about in your own time. I’m not sure I would want to go back, but I’m very glad I came. A moving and thought provoking day which I will never forget.

    Top tip- make sure you have a small (A4 or less) sized bag for your things- they are very strict at enforcing this rule and our bus guide was very good at checking before we went in. Also if possible don’t combine it with another trip eg salt mines- you need to give this all the time you can and time to reflect.

    This is an emotional trip and it was so nice that all the details were taken care of by the tour guides, leaving us free to just take in the experience. Thank you to Jacek from Krakow tours who organised us where we needed to be throughout the day and our wonderful guide in Auschwitz for bringing such an awful piece of history to life.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Guides were both amazing and it was an informative be it somber experience.
    I want happy that info wasn’t given to me about hotel pickup....I took an Iber and could have easily walked to Columbus Hotel.
    Do better in the future please.
    Thanks

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Everything was perfect transportation to and from my hotel, plenty of time to look at the book and souvenir shops. The only reason this tour did not get all 5 stars was the actual tour guide in Auschwitz. She was too monotone it almost had me ignoring her at times. Which is a shame as she was full of knowledge, she just needs more practice at her delivery.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    I'm not sure how to describe this experience. Definitely something that everyone should experience and know. All people need to know.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    Amazing service, pick up on time, very helpful tour guide. Definitely would recommend a tour rather than going individually.

  • 03-Feb-2020

    Very nice tour guide. Made the trip memorable and made everything very clear to us. Showed us a video on the way for more of an understanding.

  • 24-Dec-2019

    Jack (English name) was an outstanding guide. Very emotional, appropriate and knowledgable.
    Pick up went without a hitch.

  • 04-Dec-2019

    Our tour guide, I forgot his name which is a shame as he was absolutely fantastic. He was very passionate, so informative and the way he spoke was with such compassion. He really knew his history and he took his time walking us through Auschwitz and Birkenau explaining everything in detail. Very professional and well organised. Such a somber experience. Every man, woman and child needs to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau to keep the memories alive. A must to visit this memorial.

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