Day trip

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum-Memorial Guided Tour

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum-Memorial Guided Tour

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Learn the sobering history of Auschwitz on a guided day trip from Krakow. Visit the Auschwitz memorial, the Museum, and Birkenau camp with a guide to pay tribute to the victims and hear their stories.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Make time to visit an important museum
  • Learn the history of the Nazi extermination camps
  • See the living conditions of extermination camp prisoners with your own eyes
Full description
Around 60 km to the west of Krakow is the small town of Oswiecim, where in 1940 a set of German concentration camps was established. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest German concentration camp, where more than 1.5 million prisoners were tortured and murdered during the Second World War. Itinerary: 1. At the meeting point in Krakow (please check that you have taken your identity document). 2. Transfer to Oświęcim, security control and entrance to the Museum. 3. Guided tours of the Auschwitz I camp - the oldest part of the camp complex, the largest center of gradual extermination by creating inhuman living conditions and the destruction of prisoners. During the trip, among others: *You will pass through the ominous maine gate of the camp with the inscription Arbeit macht frei - through which the prisoners passed. *You will see the former camp barracks, and today the sites of thematic exhibitions devoted to the history of the camp, illustrations of the prisoners' lives, storing a collection of personal belongings that were left behind (pots, prostheses, shaving brushes, hair ...), photos of some prisoners *You will see the wall where the inmates were shot, barbed wire fencing, watch towers, gallows, gas chambers and crematoria - all that still testifies to the conditions under which the Nazi genocide took place. 4. A short break and drive to Birkenau. 5. The Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp, located about 3 km from the Auschwitz I camp, covers an enormous area of 140 hectares. About 300 different buildings were built in this area - barracks, latrines, guard houses, gas chambers. Here you will see the conditions in which the prisoners lived, the ruins of huge crematoria ... 6. Return to Krakow.
Includes
  • Group transfer Kraków-Oświęcim-Kraków
  • Group tour with professional museum guide
  • A ticket to the museum
  • Headset in museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The time of departure from Krakow may change due to restrictions imposed by the museum. We will inform you immediately.
  • Remember to bring your identity document or passport (without it, you will not be able to enter the museum). All customers are obliged to take their ID document with them on the day of the tour (if there is no such document, the staff of the facility have the right to refuse entry to the museum). The name and surname on the reservation must be identical as in ID document. The Organizer does not take any responsibility if any of our customers will be refused to enter Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau due to lack of documents.
  • The excursion is conducted by a licensed museum guide. There is only a driver escort on the way.

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