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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

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Important information

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 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5

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The booking was very simple and the itinerary, as described, was perfectly respected. The guide told everything very clearly, with a tone and pauses that almost brought you back to experiencing the anguish of those days. Headphones are distributed at the beginning of the tour to listen to the guide. The two concentration camps are emotionally devastating, but I recommend living this experience by booking

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December 26, 2022

Very serious organization, with contact already a few days before in Italian to reconfirm appointment time and place, we were lucky to have a private transfer, excellent mini van, perfect welcome and guide (Michele) truly 10 cum laude, excellent explanations and some sometimes a pinch of irony to defuse the tragic period that one lives in the place. I had two children in tow (7 and 8 years old) the guide was also excellent with them, as far as possible he also tried to involve them every now and then.

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December 31, 2022

Unspeakable experience. Entering Auschwitz first and then Birkenau leaves you with a feeling that you can't even communicate, it makes you feel guilty of belonging to a genre that was able to allow all of this. Anna, our guide in Italian, led the visit excellently, being moved during some passages. Transportation to and from our hotel also fully met expectations.

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December 4, 2022

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