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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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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup

2. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup

Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Enjoy a hotel pickup service on this unique combined tour experience from Krakow. Get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Auschwitz I Museum to begin your 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 tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt mine. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level to meet your driver. Relax as you make the journey back to your accommodation Krakow.

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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Holocaust Movie

3. 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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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

4. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip

Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Benefit from roundtrip transfer services on this unique combined tour experience from Krakow. 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 tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt mine. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level to meet your driver. Sit back and relax as you make the journey back to Krakow.

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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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From Krakow: Ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau with Transfer

7. From Krakow: Ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau with Transfer

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial and walk around at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the convenience of a pre-reserved entrance ticket and a hotel pickup and roundtrip transfer from Krakow. Get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Auschwitz I Museum. Receive your entrance ticket and begin to explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. Read informational placards through the site and learn the ghastly Nazi crimes committed here and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Continue to the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers, haunting personal artifacts left behind, 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, meet back with the tour group to be transported back to your accommodation in Krakow.

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From Warsaw: Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Tour by Train with Pickup

8. From Warsaw: Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Tour by Train with Pickup

Travel from Warsaw and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with a pre-booked ticket. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant tour with a licensed guide and enjoy the convenience of tour with a roundtrip train ride to Krakow and private pickup services. Get picked up in the early morning from your accommodation in Warsaw and be taken to the train station with a private vehicle. Your driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. Be welcomed in Krakow by an English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation. After arriving at the Auschwitz I Museum, follow a certified educator around 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, go back to Krakow and get free time to explore city on your own. At a designated time, board the train back to Warsaw where you will get picked up at the train station and be driven back to your accommodation.

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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Transportation and Entrance

9. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Transportation and Entrance

From Krakow, travel in an air-conditioned bus for approximately 1.5 hours to Birkenau near the town of Auschwitz. Upon arrival have a short break. Before you start your tour collect informational booklets in your own language and receive from the driver all important information regarding what you must see. Explore the biggest Nazi extermination camp on your own. Spend at least one and a half 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 guidelines 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 tour and go back to Kraków to the starting point, seeing various landmarks on the way.

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From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Private Transport

10. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Private Transport

After being collected from your accommodation you will be transported in a top class limousine. You will then drive towards KL Auschwitz 1. Once here you will walk through the infamous iron gate that bears the notorious slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei", which means Work Sets You Free. You will see 22 brick barracks, which were a prison for hundreds of thousands of victims of the Holocaust. The most chilling is block number 11, the so-called prison within the prison. Block 11 contained special torture chambers including dark chambers or standing cells where various punishments were inflicted on prisoners. The first genocide attempts using Zyklon B took place in this block. The only still standing crematorium and gas chamber is located at the end of the camp. After the visit to KL Auschwitz 1, you will travel in a minivan to KL Auschwitz 2 Birkenau. This part of the camp is 25 times larger than Auschwitz 1 and it was the largest of the death camps. Over 1 million people died here. Between 62 mostly wooden barracks first designed as stables are the ruins of 4 crematoriums and gas chambers, which were destroyed by the Nazis in an effort to hide the evidence of their crimes. You will then end your visit at the Memorial, paying your respects to all of the victims of the genocide.

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What people are saying about Auschwitz Main Entrance Gate

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Visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau was very educational, yet depressing. Impossible not to get emotional at the horrific events that took place in these concentration camps. It’s mind blowing how much hatred can exist against people of different ethnics and religions, and how much damage this created in such a small place and short period of time. I highly recommend this tour. They were knowledgeable, kind, and gave us enough time to roam around and look at the barracks, ruins, and overall camps at our own disposition.

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.

Punctual and efficient. Very touching experience, to be done at least once in a lifetime.

The guide at Auschwitz was amazing! She was extremely knowledgable and respectful!