Day trip

Krakow: Auschwitz & Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory Tour

Activity provider: Kraków Explorers

Krakow: Auschwitz & Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory Tour

Activity provider: Kraków Explorers

From US$ 83.61 per person

Learn about the tragic history of the Auschwitz concentration camp on a guided tour of the complex and Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory departing from Krakow.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial
  • Hear about the realities of the Nazi occupation at the museum in Krakow
  • Expand your knowledge of the war times with the guide
Full description
Drive from Krakow to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. After approximately 70 kilometers and passing through security, walk through the gate that says Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Frees), then go inside to learn how the complex, built by the Nazis in 1940, quickly turned from an internment camp to a resort mass murder. Your guide will discuss the history of the camp and show you around the buildings that act as exhibition pavilions. Each brick of the barrack, a board of a watchtower, a fence wire, a fragment of someone's glasses, a photo in a display case tells a fragment of a tragic story. After seeing exhibitions in the old prison blocks, pay tribute to the victims at the gloomy camp memorial. In Birkenau, on a vast territory, experience the mapped living conditions in barracks, you will feel the enormity of evil that cannot be repeated. Return to Krakow by the same route and have a rest or meal break (not part of the offer). Then we will invite you to visit the exhibition "Krakow during the occupation" in the former Oskar Schindler's enamel factory. Although this name is known to many, this trip does not tell about the fate of a German entrepreneur, but gives an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of Krakow, which was immortalized by the director in a famous film, which reigned during the German occupation. Thanks to the modern multimedia installation, you will walk along the cobbled streets of the city, enter the photographer's studio, look at the hairdresser, take a tram, see a typical apartment in the Jewish ghetto, and then find yourself with the inhabitants of the Płaszów concentration camp...
Includes
  • Tour with a professional guide at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (ticket included):
  • Tour with a professional guide in the Schindler's Factory Museum (ticket included);
  • Transfer Krakow - Oświęcim - Krakow
  • Food and drinks
  • Return transfer from the Schindler Museum to the departure point
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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

the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Look for the person with "excursions.city" sign

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Special registration requirements when booking entry to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum! all admission tickets to this Museum are personal. Remember to bring your ID card or passport (you will not be able to enter the museum without it). All customers are required to bring an identity document with them on the day of the visit (in the absence of such a document, the staff has the right to refuse entry to the museum). The name and surname on the reservation must be the same as in the ID card. The organizer does not bear any responsibility if any of our clients is denied entry to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum due to lack of documents.

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