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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Complex Guided Day Trip

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Complex Guided Day Trip

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Learn more about the history of the Nazi Holocaust on this day trip that includes a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Hear poignant stories as you walk the grounds and visit the museum.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian
Audio guide included
Italian
Pickup included
You will receive a photo of the vehicle picking you up the day before the tour.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Bear witness to the everyday items people left behind as they entered the camps
  • Learn the story of Auschwitz-Birkenau's origins and roles from your guide
  • Gain insight into how people survived in their day-to-day lives at Monowitz
  • Experience a historically significant site that has shaped our worldview
  • Take time to reflect at the memorials that have been built around the complex
Full description

Discover the human stories of the Holocaust on this guided trip from Krakow to the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz. Learn how the camps were set up and the purposes each one served. Pause to reflect on what happened in these sites.

Start with your pickup in Krakow. From there, you will ride about 45 kilometers to reach the former main camp in Auschwitz. Listen to your guide discuss the camp’s former use as barracks for the Polish military. At the entrance, note the gate with “Arbeit macht frei” over it.

Visit the prisoner blocks, which now house artifacts from the camps and belongings left by the prisoners. See photographs and documents, shoes, suitcases, and glasses among other personal effects.

From Auschwitz, travel a short distance to the former camp at Birkenau. There you will find the gas chambers and crematoria. Keep the camp’s victims in mind as you make your way around the memorials. 

After Birkenau, your tour will finish at the concentration camp in Monowitz. Learn about the connection between corporations and the camps. Unlike Auschwitz and Birkenau, Monowitz supplied workers to nearby factories. The trip will end with your return to Krakow.

Includes
  • Entry tickets
  • Private transportation
  • Guided tour
  • On-site assistance
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Flash photography
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Opening hours are subject to change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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We were treated very well. We were thinking of making the journey by bus instead the courteous and very nice Lech waited for us at the meeting point with his comfortable Ford.

June 13, 2022

Truly touching tour. Our guide made us relive the horror of extermination. The transport service by the legendary Lech is very kind and precise

June 1, 2022

Excellent service. Punctual and efficient transport. Guide very prepared and able to interest and keep the attention awake. Experience to live absolutely

May 31, 2022

Product ID: 411415