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From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour by Car

1. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour by Car

Get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. Meet your driver and climb into a standart car or minivan, then set off for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. Pick up time depends on entrance time to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and can be different than stated. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking English language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide. Block no. 11, known as the Death Block, was where people were murdered at the Wall of Death. Outside the camp, see the gas chamber, where 70,000 people were killed in 1940-1943. Watch a film made after the liberation of the camp which is shown in various language versions within the museum. After this, head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, 3 km from Oswiecim, in the former village of Brzezinka, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approx. 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, prisoners from 28 countries of Europe, and people of all nationalities and political and religious persuasions. Since 1944, transports of prisoners from all over the continent entered directly through the Gate of Death. In 1979, Auschwitz – Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. During the tour, there will be time to eat lunch in the restaurant. You will get picked up after the tour and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening. The entire tour lasts up to 13 hours. The tour is available in English by default. Other languages: Spanish, Italian, German, and French are available on request.

Oświęcim: Auschwitz-Birkenau Admission Ticket & Guided Tour

2. Oświęcim: Auschwitz-Birkenau Admission Ticket & Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Auschwitz to learn about the haunting genocide site where approximately 1.5 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Today, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it poignantly commemorates the lives of those who died within its walls and fences and is a must-visit for all. Established in 1940, the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex is a network of German Nazi concentration camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Poland throughout its five years of operation. It was a place of systematic extermination with the majority of victims Jewish, Polish, Romani, Russian POWs, or other nationalities. The Martyrdom Museum was founded in 1947 covering the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in Oświęcim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka. It comprises approximately 150 buildings and 300 ruins and the original roads, fences, watchtowers, and railway ramps have all been preserved. What's more, the buildings house a collection of original exhibits and documents. Your ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau includes a visit to Auschwitz I - the administrative center of the Auschwitz death camp. You can also visit Auschwitz II - Birkenau - there are no entry fees. As you explore the gas chambers, crematoriums, and exhibition halls inside the old prison blocks, listen closely as your guide sensitively explains the who, how, where, when, and why of these haunting places Explore the moving memorial dedicated to those who died in the Holocaust and step back to the days of World War II as you walk through the gate of the infamous concentration camp where more than a million European Jews and other prisoners were confined or killed during World War II. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, see a collection of sobering exhibits and documents in the original buildings. Itinerary: 1. Visiting Auschwitz I Museum 2. Transfer with a local bus to Auschwitz II Birkenau (You have to go to Museum's bus stop, the bus departs every 5-10 minutes) 3. Visiting Auschwitz II Birkenau

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Every detail of the tour is great and with this places you're like part of the huge history and you can fill it all on your body. In our tour was included everything you need to visit in the surrounding areas of Krakow. The stories behind the concentration camps of Auschwitz- Birkenau were really shocking and the whole scenery speaks by itself. Driver was polite and kept us up to date throughout the day, really interesting things to see as well.

It’s a trip everyone should make at least once in their lives. Very impactful experience. The guide spoke very well English and was very charismatic and also respectful. As for self the organisation - everything went smoothly, the tour operator was very kind and found us even before the meeting time, the group was easy to identify. This visit is definitely a must-do if you’re in Krakow or in Poland generally.

That was a very interesting visit. The guide from the museum knows the thing. I recommend visiting this place on a guided tour!

the tour was great. Very informative guide and English speaking driver. Can recommend this for everyone!

that tour was really great organized, I had a good time