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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Transfer from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Transfer from Krakow

From US$ 85.19 per person

Learn more about the history of Nazi Germany on a tour of 2 of the most infamous concentration camps of World War II. Go to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and enter the same "Arbeit Macht Frei" gates that the former inmates used.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
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Audio guide included
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enhance your knowledge with a documentary film about Auschwitz in state of the art vehicles on the way to the camp
  • Experience a defining moment in history at one of the largest Nazi concentration camps that has influenced the world we live in
  • Travel by minivan from Krakow
Full description
Take a tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum from Kraków. Upon arrival at the former concentration camps, skip-the-line and also pass the notorious gates that read "Arbeit Macht Frei."  Discover the living conditions of the prisoners as you visit the blocks where they stayed. See original features and the possessions of the many who lived and died there, an emotional experience indeed. Pass the former gas chamber where the prisoners were put to death and see the "Death Wall." Look at photographs and see original documents from the war.
Includes
  • Pickup from a designated meeting point in the Old Town area
  • Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport between the camps
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • All entrance fees and tickets
  • Skip-the-line privileges
  • An English-speaking tour guide licensed by the museum
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Documentary movie on your way to the museum
  • 3 breaks during the tour
  • 15 mins extra free time to have a look around the museum's book store or a walk around the Birkenau camp
  • Care of a tour manager from the pick till the end of the tour
  • Contact with the professional travel advisors at the Polish office before and after the tour in case of any questions
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    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Starowiślna 65, Krakow

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
    • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
    • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
    • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark the van. Please note, due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • A dress code is required to enter the museum. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. You risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour operates in all weather conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 242 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.8/5
    • Transportation
      4/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5

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    Eye opening and humbling

    Great trip out for the morning. We booked a 7 hr trip but only out for about 6. Pick up very early but believe this ensured we missed the crowds. Either way, lovely transport and a film on the way about the soviet liberation (not so lovely but needed to set the tone). Would have liked longer in Birkenau and to explore a few other ‘buildings’. Didn’t get a lot of time for a proper look. Guide great but very keen to lead from the front so to ask any additional questions on a 121 basis, had to run to catch up. Everyone should make it here at least once in their lifetime. These people knew hardship and pain.

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    February 21, 2019

    Essential yet harrowing

    The trip was very well organised. Our guide was amazing, managed to keep up going even when the crowding was challenging. Harrowing to think of what happened here and times when you could not avoid feeling emotional. We think this can’t happen again and then we think of China, Tibet etc we really need to learn the lessons of the past, no one is better than anyone else, no one deserves to be treated as sub human.

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    October 31, 2018

    Emotional and Eye Opening Experience

    The driver was very punctual and the documentary gave us a good glimpse of what was to come. The guide on site spoke from the heart and she explained everything she knew. She was very experienced, although her English may take some effort to be understood. The van was a little cramped but overall was a worthwhile experience.

    August 5, 2018

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