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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup Options

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup Options

Pay your respects at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. Make use of transportation from Krakow, and take a guided tour of the historical landmark. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Krakow, and journey by air-conditioned vehicle to Oświęcim. Enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for a 3.5-hour guided tour of the former Nazi concentration camps.  Hear how 1.3 million Jews, along with prisoners from Poland, France and Italy were murdered there during World War II. See the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate and learn the origins of the camp and what life was like for the prisoners. Visit the original barracks and gas chambers, along with platforms and other sites, and take a poignant trip through history via period photos and personal artifacts that bring the past to life.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup Options

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup Options

Visit Auschwitz on a day trip from Krakow. Learn about the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps during a guided tour with a certified historian and guide. Auschwitz-Birkenau was founded in 1940 by Nazi Germany and was the largest concentration camp operated by the Nazis. It became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews and Poles, who were murdered in gas chambers. Pass through the gate with the inscription "Arbeit macht frei" to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of the site.  Then, visit the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question."

From Krakow: Auschwitz Birkenau Tour with Transportation

From Krakow: Auschwitz Birkenau Tour with Transportation

Visit Aushwitz Birkenau with a guidebook. Witness the largest camp built on Polish soil by the Nazis that served as a concentration camp and an extermination camp. Get picked up in Krakow and travel to Auschwitz Museum. After arriving at the museum, collect an admission ticket with the help of your tour leader. Then start your self-guided tour with informative brochure in language chosen. Take advantage of the freedom of the tour at your own pace and path of your choice After visiting the museum, continue to the second camp at Birkenau, where the mass killings took place. Benefit from the help of a tour assistant who will be at your disposal from pickup to drop off

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Guided Tour

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Guided Tour

Take a tour from Krakow that includes visits to the memorial sites of Auschwitz and Birkenau, then continue your excursion with a visit to the salt mines. This 11-hour tour starts in the morning from a meeting point or with a convenient pickup in Krakow. From here you will be transported by a comfortable bus. During the tour, you will be accompanied by your experienced tour leader. Upon arrival at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, you will begin your tour with a professional guide who will introduce you to the history of the memorial sites. The next point of the trip will be the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where a local guide will tell you all about the history of the mine. You'll see amazing chambers, original sculptures, and authentic miners' workplaces. There will be a break for lunch on the full-day tour, but it is recommended that you bring snacks with you. The tour will finish in the evening around 8:00 PM.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup

Step into history with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial. Learn about the tragic history of the largest Holocaust memorial from your guide. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Krakow and board a comfortable bus for the 1.5-hour trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, a historic site that serves as an important Holocaust memorial.  Explore the museum in the outskirts of Oświęcim, approximately 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival, meet a local guide who will show you around the site and tell you about its inhuman history. Find out how Auschwitz-Birkenau has become both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion during a respectful tour with a licensed guide. Walk through the gate marked "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work frees) to enter Auschwitz 1, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and introduce the history of the place. Spend approximately an hour in Birkenau, where the mass killings as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" took place. After the visit, you can reflect on the experience during the ride back to Krakow. 

Auschwitz-Birkenau Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Avoid queues and save time on your visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau with skip-the-line tickets. Be met in Auschwitz I Museum by a local host who will accompany you to the museum and give you tips on how to best plan your visit to the museum. Pass through the ominous "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work will set you free) sign at the main entrance gate and follow your authorized official Auschwitz-Birkenau guide through Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II–Birkenau to take in the camp's emotional nature while learning the somber story of the place. Take your tour for around 3.5 hours with 1.5-2 hours at Auschwitz and 60-75 minutes at Birkenau.

From Krakow: Auschwitz & Birkenau Fully Guided Tour & Pickup

From Krakow: Auschwitz & Birkenau Fully Guided Tour & Pickup

Before the tour: Start your journey with a comfortable ride from your chosen hotel or or meeting point in Krakow. Enjoy a scenic 1.5h drive with our licensed, English-speaking drivers. Meet your licensed local guide at Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, ready to provide an in-depth exploration of the sites. Auschwitz I Museum & Memorial: Enter Auschwitz I through the "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate. Equipped with a headset, your group—limited to 30 (or 15) visitors explore the touching remnants. See original barracks, fortified walls, barbed wires and gas chambers. This segment, lasting approximately 2 hours, offers a poignant reflection on the Holocaust's staggering scale. Transition to Birkenau: After a 15-minute break, head to Birkenau (Auschwitz II), just a 3-minute drive. Delve deeper into the camp's grim history, learn about the harrowing tales of prisoners, atrocious living conditions. The guide ends by talking about liberation of Auschwitz, stressing how important it is to remember and stop such terrible things from happening again. This part of the tour takes about 1 hour. Remember, the entire camp is massive, so you won't see everything.

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Learn about the history of the largest concentration camp from WWII with a professional licensed guide provided by the Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum. Your host will meet you at the entrance to the museum, where you will enter with your pre-booked ticket after passing through the security check. The first part of the museum visit takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hours 50 minutes. Between the first and second part there will be a 10-15 minute break, when you can eat your lunch. After the break, you will board a bus for the second part, a visit of Auschwitz II Birkenau, where you will spend around an hour with the same guide.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Transportation

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Transportation

Leave Krakow for a day to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. Enjoy the convenience of an independent tour and make use of transportation from Kraków. Explore on your own the historic monuments Auschwitz and Birkenau and feel the weight of the tragic events that took place in these locations. Start your day trip from the meeting point located in the center of Krakow and journey by air-conditioned vehicle to the Town of Oświęcim. Rent informational booklets that are available in your language and receive all the important information regarding your visit. Head into the museum to visit numerous permanent exhibitions intended to provide an account of the horrors of this camp. See the remnants of prisoner barracks and the notorious gas chambers. Finish your tour and relax on the ride back to Kraków, as you pass by various landmarks on the way. Please note that departure times are subject to change. Departure times may change by 2 hours and you will be informed the day before the tour.

Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Full Day Guided Tour

Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Full Day Guided Tour

You will start in the early morning around 08:00 a.m. (in the winter season the pick up might be slightly earlier). The tour begins in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum: first part lasts about 1,5 hours, you will visit Auschwitz I Museum with certified live guide provided by the museum. You will learn the tragic history of the largest concentration camp in Europe. After short break you will be driven to the Birkenau Museum when you will spend around 1 hour with the same guide. During the second half of your full-day program, you will travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Before entering the Salt Mine you will have 1 hour lunch break. The English-speaking tour of the Mine will begin at 16:00 or 17:00 (depending on road conditions). Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt. You should arrive around 19:30 p.m. to Kraków.

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Our most recommended Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau World War II

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup Options

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup Options

Pay your respects at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. Make use of transportation from Krakow, and take a guided tour of the historical landmark. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Krakow, and journey by air-conditioned vehicle to Oświęcim. Enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for a 3.5-hour guided tour of the former Nazi concentration camps.  Hear how 1.3 million Jews, along with prisoners from Poland, France and Italy were murdered there during World War II. See the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate and learn the origins of the camp and what life was like for the prisoners. Visit the original barracks and gas chambers, along with platforms and other sites, and take a poignant trip through history via period photos and personal artifacts that bring the past to life.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup Options

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup Options

Visit Auschwitz on a day trip from Krakow. Learn about the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps during a guided tour with a certified historian and guide. Auschwitz-Birkenau was founded in 1940 by Nazi Germany and was the largest concentration camp operated by the Nazis. It became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews and Poles, who were murdered in gas chambers. Pass through the gate with the inscription "Arbeit macht frei" to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of the site.  Then, visit the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question."

From Krakow: Auschwitz Birkenau Tour with Transportation

From Krakow: Auschwitz Birkenau Tour with Transportation

Visit Aushwitz Birkenau with a guidebook. Witness the largest camp built on Polish soil by the Nazis that served as a concentration camp and an extermination camp. Get picked up in Krakow and travel to Auschwitz Museum. After arriving at the museum, collect an admission ticket with the help of your tour leader. Then start your self-guided tour with informative brochure in language chosen. Take advantage of the freedom of the tour at your own pace and path of your choice After visiting the museum, continue to the second camp at Birkenau, where the mass killings took place. Benefit from the help of a tour assistant who will be at your disposal from pickup to drop off

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Guided Tour

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Guided Tour

Take a tour from Krakow that includes visits to the memorial sites of Auschwitz and Birkenau, then continue your excursion with a visit to the salt mines. This 11-hour tour starts in the morning from a meeting point or with a convenient pickup in Krakow. From here you will be transported by a comfortable bus. During the tour, you will be accompanied by your experienced tour leader. Upon arrival at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, you will begin your tour with a professional guide who will introduce you to the history of the memorial sites. The next point of the trip will be the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where a local guide will tell you all about the history of the mine. You'll see amazing chambers, original sculptures, and authentic miners' workplaces. There will be a break for lunch on the full-day tour, but it is recommended that you bring snacks with you. The tour will finish in the evening around 8:00 PM.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup

Step into history with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial. Learn about the tragic history of the largest Holocaust memorial from your guide. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Krakow and board a comfortable bus for the 1.5-hour trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, a historic site that serves as an important Holocaust memorial.  Explore the museum in the outskirts of Oświęcim, approximately 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival, meet a local guide who will show you around the site and tell you about its inhuman history. Find out how Auschwitz-Birkenau has become both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion during a respectful tour with a licensed guide. Walk through the gate marked "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work frees) to enter Auschwitz 1, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and introduce the history of the place. Spend approximately an hour in Birkenau, where the mass killings as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" took place. After the visit, you can reflect on the experience during the ride back to Krakow. 

Auschwitz-Birkenau Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Avoid queues and save time on your visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau with skip-the-line tickets. Be met in Auschwitz I Museum by a local host who will accompany you to the museum and give you tips on how to best plan your visit to the museum. Pass through the ominous "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work will set you free) sign at the main entrance gate and follow your authorized official Auschwitz-Birkenau guide through Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II–Birkenau to take in the camp's emotional nature while learning the somber story of the place. Take your tour for around 3.5 hours with 1.5-2 hours at Auschwitz and 60-75 minutes at Birkenau.

From Krakow: Auschwitz & Birkenau Fully Guided Tour & Pickup

From Krakow: Auschwitz & Birkenau Fully Guided Tour & Pickup

Before the tour: Start your journey with a comfortable ride from your chosen hotel or or meeting point in Krakow. Enjoy a scenic 1.5h drive with our licensed, English-speaking drivers. Meet your licensed local guide at Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, ready to provide an in-depth exploration of the sites. Auschwitz I Museum & Memorial: Enter Auschwitz I through the "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate. Equipped with a headset, your group—limited to 30 (or 15) visitors explore the touching remnants. See original barracks, fortified walls, barbed wires and gas chambers. This segment, lasting approximately 2 hours, offers a poignant reflection on the Holocaust's staggering scale. Transition to Birkenau: After a 15-minute break, head to Birkenau (Auschwitz II), just a 3-minute drive. Delve deeper into the camp's grim history, learn about the harrowing tales of prisoners, atrocious living conditions. The guide ends by talking about liberation of Auschwitz, stressing how important it is to remember and stop such terrible things from happening again. This part of the tour takes about 1 hour. Remember, the entire camp is massive, so you won't see everything.

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Learn about the history of the largest concentration camp from WWII with a professional licensed guide provided by the Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum. Your host will meet you at the entrance to the museum, where you will enter with your pre-booked ticket after passing through the security check. The first part of the museum visit takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hours 50 minutes. Between the first and second part there will be a 10-15 minute break, when you can eat your lunch. After the break, you will board a bus for the second part, a visit of Auschwitz II Birkenau, where you will spend around an hour with the same guide.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Transportation

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Transportation

Leave Krakow for a day to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. Enjoy the convenience of an independent tour and make use of transportation from Kraków. Explore on your own the historic monuments Auschwitz and Birkenau and feel the weight of the tragic events that took place in these locations. Start your day trip from the meeting point located in the center of Krakow and journey by air-conditioned vehicle to the Town of Oświęcim. Rent informational booklets that are available in your language and receive all the important information regarding your visit. Head into the museum to visit numerous permanent exhibitions intended to provide an account of the horrors of this camp. See the remnants of prisoner barracks and the notorious gas chambers. Finish your tour and relax on the ride back to Kraków, as you pass by various landmarks on the way. Please note that departure times are subject to change. Departure times may change by 2 hours and you will be informed the day before the tour.

Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Full Day Guided Tour

Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Full Day Guided Tour

You will start in the early morning around 08:00 a.m. (in the winter season the pick up might be slightly earlier). The tour begins in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum: first part lasts about 1,5 hours, you will visit Auschwitz I Museum with certified live guide provided by the museum. You will learn the tragic history of the largest concentration camp in Europe. After short break you will be driven to the Birkenau Museum when you will spend around 1 hour with the same guide. During the second half of your full-day program, you will travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. Before entering the Salt Mine you will have 1 hour lunch break. The English-speaking tour of the Mine will begin at 16:00 or 17:00 (depending on road conditions). Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt. You should arrive around 19:30 p.m. to Kraków.

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The guide had the perfect tone, warmth and feeling for this day trip. They brought us forward on the excursion two hours, at 7:30 am

Guide was very good - knowledgeable - kept asking if guests were ok Learnt a lot

Excellent guide, very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject.

It was greatly organised, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide.

It was great. Sarah was great. Very knowledgeable, friendly.