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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour, Transfers and Lunch

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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour, Transfers and Lunch

From US$ 49.73 per person

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps with a professional guide to learn about its inhumane history. Spend the day at this site to learn the fate of the millions of victims of the Holocaust.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, German, Spanish, French, English
Pickup included
Please wait outside the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel to the largest concentration camp of the Nazi Holocaust
  • Learn the dark history from a professional guide
  • Go to the original barracks and see where the prisoners were held
  • Stand beneath the main gate to Auschwitz
  • Take a break with a lunch box included
  • Relax with hotel pick-up and drop-off
Full description

Spend an hour and fifteen minutes in an air-conditioned bus, as you depart Krakow for a confronting day of reflection at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a solemn place that leaves a lasting impression on all visitors, and an important memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.

 

Visit the museum and memorial in the suburbs of Oświęcim, about 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival meet a professional guide who will show you around the site and speak of its dark history. Receive a lunch box, to take a break with during the tour.

 

Discover the tragic history of the largest concentration camp of the Holocaust, 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 how it became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews, put to their death in the hideous gas chambers.

 

Pass through the gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free) to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of this place. 

 

Then, spend about one hour at the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”, before meeting your driver for the return journey to Kraków.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in a bus or coach
  • English speaking driver/tour leader
  • Professional certified live guide provided by the museum
  • Entrance ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
  • Lunch box, vegetarian or meat options available
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Smoking
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • Please advise if you require a child safety seat when booking.
  • Please advise if the lunch box is to be meat or vegetarian.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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The private taxi picked me up on time and it was a nice drive to Auschwitz. The guide was very informative. The tour does involve a lot of walking and you’re on your feet for probably 3-4 hours. It’s a very surreal experience. The Auschwitz museum is a really big outdoor and indoor area. Auschwitz 2 / Birkenau is immense. It’s much bigger than I expected.

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January 16, 2022

Excellent, knowledgeable guide. Kept you gripped with the emotional and exciting stories of Aushwitz/Birkenau. Would highly recommend the tour. Came away with a deep understanding of how unbearably cruel the human race can be but also what can happen when someone refuses to allow their spirit to be broken. Not to be missed.

December 23, 2021

Well worth going and we had an amazing and knowledgeable guide who took us round 2 camps. The organisation at the start wasn’t the best though. We booked a 10am slot to be picked up which was changed the day before to 7am. We were fine with that as understood it was to due to Covid restrictions, however when we arrived we had to wait outside in a busy and non socially distanced queue for an hour in the bitter cold. Considering this was advertised as a “skip the line” ticket, it didn’t feel like that.

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December 4, 2021

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