Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour from Krakow
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.
- 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
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.
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. We also provide free hotel pick up, but please contact us at least 24 hours before the tour to make arrangements.
- Free hotel pick up and drop off
- Entry fees
- Professional local guide
- Documentary screening about the camp on the bus
What‘s not included
- Food and drinks