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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Pickup

1. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Pickup

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and roundtrip transfer from your Krakow hotel. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to explore on your own before returning to your Krakow accommodation.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Tour

2. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Tour

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked, fast-track entrance ticket. Uncover the dark past of the former concentration camps and see the remaining buildings and original artifacts on a poignant tour with a licensed guide. After making your own journey to the memorial site, be greeted at the entrance to Auschwitz I by a host who will give you your skip-the-line ticket and prepare you for the guided tours. Once inside the Auschwitz I Museum, embark on a walking tour with one of the museum's official guides and begin to explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, take a bus to the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial for a guided walking tour. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway that transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, feel free to walk around on your own with as much time as desired inside Auschwitz-Birkenau II.

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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Labyrinth Exhibit Full-Day Tour

3. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Labyrinth Exhibit Full-Day Tour

Travel from Krakow and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum alongside an official guide. See the remaining structures, view touching exhibits commemorating the camp’s victims and survivors, and end with a special guided walk through "The Labyrinths" art installation. Start with a timely pickup from a centrally located meeting point in Krakow and then relax on the air-conditioned bus while your tour leader reviews the day’s itinerary. During the journey, get an introduction to the history of Auschwitz-Birkenau and its role during the Holocaust. After a 1-hour and 40-minute drive and a brief security check, meet the official licensed museum guide who will accompany your group around the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. Receive a headset to enhance your hearing as you learn about the largest concentration camp complex from World War II. The first portion of the complex tour will lead you around Auschwitz, now a designated national museum, where the barracks are still intact. Hear somber tales of what life was like in the camp as you view the various exhibitions displaying original items that belonged to the camp prisoners. Next, take a short drive to the Birkenau Memorial. Here, witness the gas chambers and the railway, which transported prisoners to the camps, and the unloading platform. Commemorate the camp’s victims as you walk around the memorial site. After the guided Birkenau tour, meet up with your tour leader and board the bus towards your last tour stop before returning back to Krakow. Head to a nearby village of Harmęże, where agricultural forced labor was done by Auschwitz prisoners, and enter the village’s monastery. See the “Frames of memory. Labyrinths” art exhibition, created by Marian Kołodziej, camp prisoner no. 432 and a survivor of Auschwitz. This one-of-a-kind exhibit recreates the reality of the camp through his art. Reflect on the moving artworks and step inside emotional installations, which aim to inspire visitors so that the atrocities of the Holocaust will never be repeated again. From 24th September until the end of October, your start time may be changed to either the morning or afternoon, due to some time slots being blocked for local school groups. Departures at 12:00 PM will run with a reversed itinerary: Labyrinth exhibition, then a short lunch break at Auschwitz Museum, followed by the guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Holocaust Movie

4. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Holocaust Movie

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.

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Krakow: Full-Day Self-Guided Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour

5. Krakow: Full-Day Self-Guided Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum and explore at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the confidence of a pre-booked ticket and pick-up from any hotel and round-trip transfer from Krakow. Leave Krakow for a confrontational day of reflection with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. The camps are a ceremonial place that leaves an indelible impression on all visitors and are also an important monument to the victims of the Holocaust. Funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. As the largest concentration camp served by the Nazis, it became the final resting place of millions of people, mainly Jews, who were killed in hideous gas chambers. After arriving at the museum, collect a free admission ticket with the help of your tour leader and pick up an informational booklet. Spend approximately 2 hours of free time in the Auschwitz I Museum. Take a short break and spend about 1 hour in the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Museum. After a total of 3 hours in both museums, the tour leader will be waiting for you in the same place in the parking lot to take you back to Krakow.

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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Transfer

6. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Transfer

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and a private roundtrip transfer from your Krakow hotel. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1-hour and 15-minute journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to explore on your own before returning to your Krakow accommodation.

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Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine: Fast-Track Entry & Tour

7. Auschwitz and Wieliczka Salt Mine: Fast-Track Entry & Tour

Discover the true history behind two significant sites in Poland on this full-day experience: the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Enjoy expertly guided tours and fast-track entry tickets at each location. Start your day exploring the unforgettable history of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Meet your host at the entrance to the museum, then enter with your pre-booked ticket after passing through the security check. Funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became a symbol of human suffering. Learn the history of the largest concentration camp from World War II with a licensed guide. See the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other objects. The first part of the museum visit takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to 1 hour and 50 minutes. Between the first and second part, there will be a 10 to 15-minute break during which you can choose to eat your lunch. After the break, board a bus for the second part of the tour: a visit to Auschwitz II Birkenau. Spend another hour exploring this site with your expert guide. During the second half of your full-day program, travel on your own transport to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Your tour leader will assist you with entrance into the museum. Sightseeing takes place 135 m below the surface. Prepare to walk down 800 stairs to get to the starting point. The tour takes up to 3 hours. The Wieliczka Salt Mine reaches a depth of 327 m and extends via horizontal passages and chambers for over 287 km (178 miles). The rock salt is of varying shades of grey, resembling unpolished granite rather than the white crystalline substance that might be expected. Channel your inner miner, exploring the depths of underground chambers, churches, and altars made of salt. After a 2.5 km walk with a licensed guide, return to the surface on an original elevator used by the miners.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Fast-Track Ticket and Tour No Transport

8. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Fast-Track Ticket and Tour No Transport

This tour is perfect for those wishing to avoid queues and save time, and also for those wanting to visit the museum without transportation, arriving by car or by public bus. Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau with this fast-track ticket without staying in the line. You will be met close to Auschwitz I by a local host who will accompany you to the museum and give you tips on how to plan your visit the best. Your host will then accompany you to the museum, where an authorized official Auschwitz-Birkenau guide will be waiting for you to escort you through Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II–Birkenau in a group of up to 30 people. The total duration of the tour is approximately 3.5 hours. You will spend 1.5-2 hours at Auschwitz and 60-75 minutes at Birkenau.

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Krakow: Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour

9. Krakow: Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour

Explore the history of the Holocaust from 1940 -1945. See the originally preserved buildings of the complex and learn about the history of prisoners and their daily struggle with the cruel reality. Visit Auschwitz I, the so-called "Mother camp", the administrative center of the entire complex, and the forced labor camp. You will also see Auschwitz II, Birkenau, a camp with crematoria and gas chambers, an extermination area designed as an extermination center. See the remains of gas chambers, barracks, and unloading docks where the prisoners disembarked. After an emotionally challenging visit, arrive in Krakow, where you can be dropped off at a location of your choice.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum: Fast-Track Entry Pass & Tour

10. Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum: Fast-Track Entry Pass & Tour

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum with this fast-track entry ticket and guided tour in one. Get to know the former Nazi concentration camp, preserved intact as a reminder of the crimes committed against humanity. Begin your tour at Auschwitz I, the former main camp (called a stammlager in Germany) and administrative headquarters of the camp complex. See countless photographs and belongings of the prisoners and witness the spot where Rudolf Hess — the longest-serving commander of the camp — was executed in 1947 as a war criminal. After a short break, head to Auschwitz II, the site of the concentration camp. Witness the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements. Learn about the dark history of World War II as you walk. Gain deep insights into the Holocaust from your expert guide.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Ο ξεναγός μας ήταν ότι καλύτερο.ευχαριστος εξυπηρετικός και πάντα μας ρωταγε τι θέλουμε να κάνουμε..μας έβαλε μέσα μας εξήγησε ακριβώς τι πρέπει να κάνουμε και μάλιστα για να μην χάνουμε χρόνο μας πήγε πρώτα στο birkenau και μας περίμενε απέξω για να μας ξαναπάει στο Άουσβιτς..πολύ βολικό αμάξι και οδηγουσε πολύ καλά..

Our day began perfect. The driver who picked us, Tony, was very pleasant and amused. The trip to Auschwitz was about 1 hour and 15 minutes. There we met our guide Anna, that was very informative and very knowledgeable about Auschwitz-Birkenau history. Overall, it was a trip that you must take ones in your life.

Good quality transfer bus. Informative film during journey. Tour leader (Konrad) was very helpful. Tour guide (Kamil) was high quality. Exhibitions were really thought provoking. Highly recommended.

Great transport and such a great guide. We had a very interesting and comfortable experience, everyone should visit Auschwitz at least once in their lives. History is so important.

Recommended, well organized and cost/ benefit super nice