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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour from Krakow

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This tour takes you on a sombre journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Your professional local guide will lead you through the former concentration camp and inform you about its origins, history and the everyday lives of its prisoners.

Duration: 7.5 hours
    Available in
  • English
The guide was very knowledgeable and did a good job of conveying the gravity of the situation as well as highlighting the experience of the prisoners. This is a sad but thought-provoking tour that everyone should participate in if they have the chance.
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Highlights

  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau former concentration camp with an expert English-speaking guide
  • Learn about the origins of the camp and its inglorious history
  • Hear sombre stories about the everyday lives of the Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoners
  • Transportation to & from central Krakow

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Description

The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex is one of the most notorious concentration camps in the world. Approximately 2.5 million prisoners of war from all over Europe were deported to the camp during its five inglorious years of operation, and an estimated 1.5 million people were killed there as part of the Nazi genocide of World War II.

In 1979, Auschwitz-Birkenau was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every year, millions of visitors from all over the world walk through the camp’s gate that bears the deceptive slogan ‘arbeit macht frei’ (work sets one free).

This tour includes a visit to Auschwitz I (the administrative centre) and Auschwitz II-Birkenau (designed and constructed as an extermination facility). The entire complex comprises approximately 150 buildings and 300 ruins. The original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps have also been preserved.

Additional info
The maximum size of backpacks or handbags allowed in the museum is 30x20x10. Please leave your bags on the bus.

The meeting point is 8 Plac Szczepański or 13 Plac Wolnica. We also provide free hotel pick up, but please contact us at least 24 hours before the tour to make arrangements.

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What’s included & not included

  • Entry fees
  • Professional local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities

Meeting point

8 Plac Szczepański or hotel pick up after confirmation

Reviews from travellers (14)

4.9/5

Great tour
Great tour, wonderful driver and guides!
A
Interesting and important experience
The guide was very knowledgeable and did a good job of conveying the gravity of the situation as well as highlighting the experience of the prisoners. This is a sad but thought-provoking tour that everyone should participate in if they have the chance.
A must for everyone visiting Krakow
A very thoughtful visit the tour guide was very interesting and delivered the information with respect for the people who were affected. Would visit again if we return to Krakow.

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4.7/5

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Brilliant tour - gave us an insight to Krakow that we wouldn't have got any other way. Luckily we were the only ones on the tour - it was very personalised.
Saw much of the old Krakow that is on the road less troden that few other tourtists would experience. Gingerbread vodka and dumbling jars one of the many indellible memories. thanks so much, we're still talking about the day some weeks later.
Do yourself a favor, book this tour and don't look any further!
I'm extremely glad I booked this tour! Everyone involved were very helpful and knowledgeable. The bus they use it's comfortable; and the pace is very manageable. They will come to pick you up (and drop you off) at your hotel if you request to. Small group, which is great because you may even get to know other people in the group. They provide you with a good size lunch; the guides are very knowledgeable and they make a very good effort to keep the group together. Truly enjoyed this tour. I haven't downloaded my images from my camera, so I hope I can come back and upload them later.
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Tour operated by: Discover Cracow