Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial Tour from Krakow

 
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Duration: 6 hours
Languages:
  • English,
  • German,
  • French,
  • Spanish,
  • Italian
Location: Krakow, Poland

Spend a day at Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and museum. Pass the gate with the deceitful inscription, "Arbeit Macht Frei" - "Work Makes You Free," just as the prisoners did between 1940-1945. Learn the history from informative exhibits and documentation.

Highlights:

Visit the somber memorial at Auschwitz Birkenau

Learn the history from your informative guide

Step inside memorials and exhibits to help understand the camp

Reckon with a controversial and shadowy element of human history

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  • Auschwitz Birkenau: English Tour
    Save 20% When is the special offer valid? April 1st, 2014 - June 30th, 2014: -20%

    Different languages are available at different times.

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 6 hours, Skip the Line / Fast Track Entry

    Starts at meeting point, pick-up at hotel possible ( More details, Show on map)

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  • Auschwitz Birkenau: German and French Tour
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    Live guide: French, German

    Duration: 6 hours, Skip the Line / Fast Track Entry

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    Live guide: Spanish, Italian

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The name "Auschwitz" is synonymous with atrocity and secrets clouded by mist. In this somber and eerie place we confront our history and reckon with some of the most difficult lessons of our time. Despite its darkness, Auschwitz is a place that simply must be visited and our day together will give you insight into the way this camp was run, the world of those who lived and died here, and why it is that we must never forget this period of history.

The museum areas of Auschwitz-Birkenau include approximately 150 building and 300 ruins. You will see the roads, fences, watchtowers and rail ramps coupled with interesting and informative exhibits and documentation.

Auschwitz is a place that continually reminds us of man's fragility while underscoring the gift of human life. On this day trip from Krakow, we will show you this legendary site and learn together about the main stage for one of the darkest epochs in human history.

What's Included:

- Hotel pick up: English speaking tour leader
-Transfer by air-conditioned bus
-Auschwitz and Birkenau II with licensed guide
-All fees and tickets
-Hotel drop off

What's Not Included:

• Tips
• Food and drinks

Good to Know:

Please provide the name of your hotel for pick-up and drop off, and include a contact number.

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  • Rating: 4 “A memory for life”

    Reviewed by Lars from Skanderborg, Denmark on April 7th, 2014 The tour was very good, but it is definately not for sensitive people. What is told and shown is terrifying. You get to see everything in these historic places which laid ground to horrible actions of mankind. Bus was comfortable and the guides were very good. However, there is no chance of lunch anywhere so make sure you have eaten well before going. A crowded snack bar can be found but no decent meals.


  • Rating: 3 “Little new information provided by tour, but being there was powerful.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Knoxville, United States on August 2nd, 2013 The tour is technically in English but what this means is a Polish speaking guide whose words were translated into English by another Polish speaking guide whose English was average. On the plus side, hotel pick-up was good; van used for hotel pick-up was new, comfortable and air conditioned. If you know a lot about the Holocaust already, this tour would be fine for you. The guides were somewhat repetitive in the information they provided--a lot of which was covered in the video you watch on the van on the way to the site. Overall the visit to Auschwitz/Birkenau was very powerful and moving and the transportation and organization of the tour was excellent, it's just that I didn't learn much I didn't already know.


  • Rating: 4 “Informative and insightful trip professionally presented”

    Reviewed by Joshua from Berlin, Germany on March 25th, 2012 The good:
    - very professional guide
    - clear presentation of history with no 'fluffing up' the information that every human being should hear about the destructive potential of humans
    - tour guide fills in gaps of information with what signs and information sheets don't contain
    - good introduction dvd video on bus
    - pick up from your accommodation in Krakow

    The bad:
    - bumpy bus trip approx 1 hr to get there
    - not enought time given for proper lunch break, if you felt like eating that is


  • Rating: 5 “Punctual, respectful and informative”

    Reviewed by Taani from Berlin, Germany on March 25th, 2012 The pickup from the hostel came exactly when scheduled, at 10:35 on the dot! The bus to Auschwitz took around an hour and we were shown a video featuring original footage from a Soviet cameraman from the days of the liberation. The video was very enlightening, well worth viewing in itself. The tour guide presented the stories of Auschwitz in a very respectful yet serious manner and was completely professional in his conduct. We were then taken to Birkenau where we saw the living conditions of the prisoners and other remaining structures. All in all, a tour to Auschwitz is emotionally draining but Discover Cracow gave us a very smooth experience with the added bonus of stories from the tour guide about individual prisoners and survivors. The tour was also very beneficial in explaining some of the photographs and placing them in context for us. The only downside to this tour is that we were not able to explore all the exhibitions in Auschwitz, due to time limitations.


  • Rating: 5 “Tour da Cracovia ad Auschwitz Birkenau”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Como, Italy on March 10th, 2014 Tour organizzato molto bene, personale disponibile e preparato.


  • Rating: 4 “sehr eindrückliche Besichtigung von Auschwitz und Birkenau”

    Reviewed by René from Muttenz, Switzerland on November 6th, 2013 Aufwand, Engagement und Kooperation der Reiseleiter haben mich sehr gefreut. Die deutsche Reiseleiterin vor Ort war sehr nett, hat auch auf spontane Fragen gut reagiert. In den Phasen ohne Mikrofon hat sie allerdings kaum alle Gruppenmitglieder erreicht.


  • Rating: 5 “sehr gut organisiert”

    Reviewed by Claudia from Köln, Germany on October 28th, 2013 Wir wurden pünktlich im Hotel abgeholt und wurden an der Gedenkstätte zur deutschsprachigen Führung gebracht. Alles perfekt - auch die Rückfahrt wieder bis zum Hotel.


  • Rating: 5 “Wunderbar, alles hat bestens funktioniert!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Wien, Austria on October 25th, 2013 Sehr gute, niveauvolle Führung!


  • Rating: 4 “Super organisiert!”

    Reviewed by Katrin from Frankfurt am Main, Germany on October 23rd, 2013 Die komplette Tour war sehr gut organisiert. Wir wurden pünktlich abgeholt. Die ganze Tour dauerte von 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr. Wir hatten eine deutsche Tour gebucht und hatten in Auschwitz eine sehr gute Führerin, unsere Gruppe bestand nur aus 7 Personen, was sehr angenehm war. Leider war der Film auf der Hinfahrt nur auf Englisch. Insgesamt sehr empfehlenswert!!!


  • Rating: 4 “Gute Organisation und reibungslose Abwicklung.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Frechen, Germany on October 14th, 2013 Die Organisation der Tour war einwandfrei. Allerdings ist es aufgrund der hohen Besucherzahlen nicht möglich irgendwo länger stehen zu bleiben und länger zu schauen. Sollte ich nochmal eine Tour machen, würde ich eine private Tour, welche vor den regulären Öffnungszeiten stattfindet, bevorzugen.


  • Rating: 4 “Gute Organisation trotz einer sehr kleinen Gruppe”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Bonn, Germany on August 27th, 2013 Es war ein sehr interessanter Trip in die schreckliche Vergangenheit unserer Vorfahren. Dieser wurde sehr gut organisiert da es nur wenige deutsche Touristen gab die sich die Gedenkstätte angeschaut haben. Es wurden daher von verschiedenen Veranstaltern die Gruppe zusammengebracht. Unser Guide hatte ein strammes Tempo drauf um im vorgegebenen Zeitraum (Ausschwitz 2 Std und Birkenau 1 Std) die Gedenkstätte zu zeigen.


  • Rating: 4 “Interessant, aber viel zu wenig Zeit...”

    Reviewed by George from Düren, Germany on June 24th, 2013 Da wir mit dem Auto aus Büren (Kreis Paderborn) selbst angereist sind, war die Tour, die leider nur mit Bus zu buchen war zu teuer (33€). Den zur Tour gehörenden Film über Ausschwitz (17 Min. in Englisch) mußten wir extra bezahlen (je 4 Zl.). Man sagte uns, daß der Film während der Busfahrt in einer Langversion in Deutsch gezeigt würde. Später erfuhren wir aber von den Busfahrgästen, daß diese gar keinen Film gesehen hatten...
    Die Führerin Elsbietha Pasternak sprach hervorragend Deutsch und war sehr fachkundig. Leider blieb nicht ausreichend Zeit alles Sehenswerte zu sehen, so daß es gut für uns war mit dem Auto gekommen zu sein um einige Dinge noch mal in Ruhe zu betrachten.
    Es wird von Ganztagsführungen gesprochen, aber die scheint es in diesem Sinne nicht zu geben. Es sind wohl eher touristische Standartführungen.
    Also ich komme bestimmt noch mal mit Kindern wieder, wenn diese alt genug sind, aber nur individuell mit dem eigenen Auto.


  • Rating: 4 “Ein unschönes Thema, ausgezeichnet aufbereitet.”

    Reviewed by Eva from Wien, Austria on May 10th, 2013 Für mich hat alles gepasst, obwohl eine halbe Stunde länger schön gewesen wäre - zur freien Verfügung im Hauptlager Auschwitz. Zum Bücher stöbern zum Beispiel.


  • Rating: 4 “Super organisiert, einwandfrei.”

    Reviewed by THOMAS from MATZENDORF, Switzerland on May 1st, 2013 Abholung pünktlich am Hotel. Freundliche Fahrer und sehr versierte Guide. Interessant, kurzweilig und spannend.


  • Rating: 3 “Service super / Ausstellungen hoffnungslos überfüllt”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Berlin, Germany on November 19th, 2012 Ihren Service an sich fand ich sehr gut: Von der Maileingangs- und Buchungsbestätigung genauso wie die sehr freundliche und zuvorkommende Betreuung durch den Fahrer vor Ort war alles wunderbar. Leider waren beide Museen einfach hoffnungslos überfüllt, da viele Besucher_innengruppen zeitgleich startetet. So gewann ich den Eindruck, dass einfach so viele Menschen wie möglich an einem Tag dort durchgeschleust werden sollen. Das straffe zeitliche Fenster ließ mir kaum Zeit, die Orte auf mich wirken zu lassen, in Ruhe Teile der Ausstellungen anzuschauen oder Nachfragen stellen zu können. Aus diesem Grund bewerte ich insgesamt nur mit drei Sternen. Auf den Umgang mit der hohen Anzahl an Besucher_innen und der entsprechenden Organisation an sich haben Sie ja allerdings keinen Einfluss. Was also alleine Ihren Service drum herum angeht, würde ich gerne 5 Sterne vergeben.

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