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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

1. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

Pay your respects at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. Make use of transportation from Krakow, and take a guided tour of the historical landmark. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Krakow, and journey by air-conditioned vehicle to Oświęcim. Enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for a 3.5-hour guided tour of the former Nazi concentration camps.  Hear how 1.3 million Jews, along with prisoners from Poland, France and Italy were murdered there during World War II. See the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate and learn the origins of the camp and what life was like for the prisoners. Visit the original barracks and gas chambers, along with platforms and other sites, and take a poignant trip through history via period photos and personal artifacts that bring the past to life.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Transportation

2. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Transportation

Leave Krakow for a day to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. Enjoy the convenience of an independent tour and make use of transportation from Kraków. Explore on your own the historic monuments Auschwitz and Birkenau and feel the weight of the tragic events that took place in these locations. Start your day trip from the meeting point located in the center of Krakow and journey by air-conditioned vehicle to the Town of Oświęcim. Rent informational booklets that are available in your language and receive all the important information regarding your visit. Head into the museum to visit numerous permanent exhibitions intended to provide an account of the horrors of this camp. See the remnants of prisoner barracks and the notorious gas chambers. Finish your tour and relax on the ride back to Kraków, as you pass by various landmarks on the way.

Krakow: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Guided Tour

3. Krakow: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau & Salt Mine Guided Tour

Book at least 5 days in advance to get the best price. Experience history at Auschwitz-Birkenau and learn about the inhuman conditions of life during the Second World War from your guide on a walking tour. Visit the Wieliczka salt mine to see its incredible salt sculptures. Sit back and take in the Polish landscape as you drive out of Kraków to Auschwitz-Birkenau for your day of history. Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest death camp in human history, the site of mass destruction and genocide in Europe during World War II. Learn how the camp built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim became the place of deaths and executions of an estimated over 1 million people of 28 nationalities. Almost 90% of them were Europeans of Jewish origin. As you walk through the former concentration camp, feel the deep impression it imprints on you, partly because it allows you to imagine the scale of the Holocaust. Since 1979, this site has been on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage list. Visit the Wieliczka salt mine, one of the most treasured monuments in Polish cultural history. Over a million tourists visit the salt mine yearly to see its exquisite carvings and reliefs. This unique place, listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List since 1978, placing it even higher on tourists' "to-do list". See the work of miners, who left dozens of sculptures and bas-reliefs cut out of the salt, keeping their work alive for decades.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pick-up Options

4. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pick-up Options

Visit the former Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau on this 7-hour trip from Krakow. By June 1940, Jews and over 700 political criminals had been sent to Auschwitz and the atrocities had begun. Birkenau was built by Auschwitz prisoners and by October 1941 was used as an extermination camp. Between 1 and 1.5 million were killed, and approximately 90 percent of those killed were Jews. Before Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in January 1945, the SS attempted to blow up the camp and destroy the documentation. They were only partially successful, and the Polish government decided to restore the site as a memorial to the victims.

From Krakow: Auschwitz Birkenau Small Group Tour with Pickup

5. From Krakow: Auschwitz Birkenau Small Group Tour with Pickup

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau and experience one of the darkest chapters in European history on a full-day guided tour from Krakow. Learn about the inhumane conditions people had to live in as you tour the site with a guide. Arrive at Auschwitz, the site of extermination during Nazi occupation. With a licensed guide, contemplate the barbed wire fences, watchtowers, barracks, gallows, and gas chambers. Spend 2 hours here with a short 20-minute break.  Continue to Birkenau, a 5-minute drive from Auschwitz. Explore the site, comprised of 300 buildings, including watchtowers, latrines, and gas chambers. Gain an understanding of the people who passed through the camp and the memory of those who perished. Spend approximately 1.5 hours at Birkenau before the 1 hour and 20 minutes drive back to Krakow.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Transfer from Krakow

6. Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Transfer from Krakow

Travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau on a 7-hour trip from Krakow. Visit the largest death camp in human history and the infamous site of human extermination and genocide during WWII. Auschwitz-Birkenau is synonymous with the worst atrocities ever committed. The camp was built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. The total number of victims was over 1.1 million people, representing 28 nationalities the majority of Jewish origin. This place is certain to make an impression while you dive into its dark history with a professional guide. Since 1979 the memorial became part of the UNESCO World Heritage, and it has up to 2 million visitors per year.

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Kazimierz/Schindler's

7. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Kazimierz/Schindler's

Discover the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum on a private or shared tour from Krakow. Get a new perspective on the Holocaust as you explore the former concentration camp with a local guide. Enjoy a tour of the Jewish Quarter and ghetto or Schindler's Factory with the private tour option. After being picked up in a private vehicle, learn about the history of the site on your journey to Auschwitz. Upon arrival, follow your guide to the main building to meet a museum representative who will guide you through the site. Walk around the former Auschwitz I concentration camp and the Auschwitz II extermination camp on an approximately 3.5-hour tour. See original features such as wooden watchtowers and fences, the residential barracks, a gas chamber, and a crematorium. Inside the buildings, see the surviving photos, documents, and personal belongings of the victims of Nazi crimes. After the tour, you can stay as long as you like in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. Your local guide will be there to show you more if you continue your stay. If you have not booked the optional visits to Krakow's Jewish Quarter and the Krakow ghetto or Oskar Schindler's Factory (you can choose one if booking the private tour option), your tour ends here with a return transfer to your pickup location in Krakow. If you chose one of the optional visits with the private tour option, after returning to Krakow and having a lunch break (if needed), head to the Jewish Quarter and ghetto or the factory to continue your tour with your private guide. Oskar Schindler's Factory: Arrive at the former factory of Oskar Schindler and see the main exhibition that relates to the time Krakow was under Nazi occupation, shown through the lens of Polish, Jewish, and German people who lived in Krakow at that time. Listen as your private guide gives you a better perspective of what happened in Krakow and Poland since the September of 1939. Get an insider look at Oskar Schindler and his story. Jewish Quarter and Krakow Ghetto: Head first to the former Jewish district, where your private guide will show you one of the most significant parts of Krakow, full of intriguing nooks and crannies, filled with memories of the past. Centuries ago, the district was known as Kazimierz, a separate bustling city where Polish and Jewish cultures lived in symbiosis. Before the end of the tour and drop-off back at your pickup location, taste some polish famous street food.

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Chauffeur Service

8. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Chauffeur Service

Start your day with pickup from Krakow and drive approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Tickets for the memorial site can be purchased in advance before you arrive or when you arrive at the memorial. Learn about the significance of this complex and how it was used as an extermination site during World War II. In 1947, almost immediately after the end of the war, the camps were converted into a museum. Since then, visitors can see the conditions under which people were forced to live and learn about the enormity of the atrocities that were committed here. After you have finished your tour of site, take a private chauffeured ride back to Krakow.

From Warsaw: Auschwitz Day Tour by Private Car with Lunch

9. From Warsaw: Auschwitz Day Tour by Private Car with Lunch

Be picked up at your accommodation in Warsaw and travel to the village of Oswiecim, where Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is located. Your guide will take you through Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, where you will learn about the World War II concentration camp. See the "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate and learn about what life was like for the prisoners. Visit the different sites such as the railway ramps, watchtowers, and other reminders of the terrible events. Take a poignant journey through history and see period photos and personal artifacts that bring the past to life. Have lunch at a local restaurant, before being dropped off at your accommodation.

Warsaw to Auschwitz and Krakow Old Town Full-Day Trip by Car

10. Warsaw to Auschwitz and Krakow Old Town Full-Day Trip by Car

Travel with us from Warsaw to Lesser Poland by private car to join the official group tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Site. Learn about the biggest Nazi crimes committed during World War II and see the Holocaust site where 1.1 million people died. Immerse yourself in the turbulent history of Poland. Book a 11-hour tour to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp from Warsaw. For your convenience, we offer private car transfers with pickup and drop-off at your accommodation, so you will enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free journey with an English-speaking driver. Upon arrival in Oswiecim, you will join a group tour of the original labor camp Auschwitz I and the mass extermination camp Auschwitz II-Birkenau with a Licensed Museum Guide. See with your own eyes the original prison barracks, gas chambers and crematoriums used from mass murders. The live commentary will focus on the stories of daily starvation, harsh labor, punishment and death, but also of survival, resistance, escapes and liberation. The tour will be conducted in your native language and the size of the group will be limited to a maximum of 30 people, so it won’t be too crowded or too noisy. We’ll provide headsets/whispers for all guests. Book a 15-hour tour to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp and Krakow Old Town from Warsaw in 1 day. Poland's former capital is only a short drive away, so why not spend a few hours exploring its rich history and cultural heritage? On this private walking tour you will see the medieval Old Town with the Main Market Square featuring the iconic St. Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall and the old Town Hall Tower. You will also learn about the powerful Polish monarchs as you follow the Royal Route to the Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral. There will be free time for lunch and souvenir shopping, and your private driver will take you back to your accommodation in Warsaw.

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A fantastic experience, one that many should come see where possible. We were contacted by WhatsApp a couple days prior to confirm pick up time and location (just down the road from our hotel, but slightly later than booked - maybe as we weren't the first pick up point? Not an issue really). Then on a comfortable coach we were provided our lunches (ham sandwich, apple, chocolate bar, bottle of water) and driven to Auschwitz I. We were given plenty time for toilet breaks before starting the tour. We met our tour guide after going through a quick security check. She was brilliant, very knowledgeable and thorough about the whole situation, spoke very well considering English isn't her mother tongue. She used a radio aid that transmitted into headphones for us so we didn't have to crowd her for info. Then we drove 5 mins to Auschwitz II where after a walk, she met us again at the entrance and was thorough again! Dropped off afterwards where picked up. Excellent experience!

It was snowing heavy when we visited but in a way it made it nicer, Peter our driver picked us up at a nearby location and was very friendly. He brought us to the first camp and explained everything very clearly to us to where to go etc. You only get a 15min break before going to next camp, I'd suggest bringing snacks/water with you as the que gets long and you won't get time to rest/eat. It was emotional at times during the tour especially the gas chamber but its something everyone should do. "By standing on the fence you are siding with the oppressors"

Very well organised from start to finish, everybody speaks very good English and the woman (Anna) who walked us around the tour was lovely. She would wait for everyone to make sure everybody saw everything and they all had the information they needed. Even though it was very busy it felt like we had enough time to see everything that we wanted to. I would definitely recommend going and couldn’t fault the day at all.

Great service, picked up on time, the at at Auschwitz was amazing, very knowledgeable and went at a good pace. Highlyly recommend

Great tour guide Very informative Punctual for pick up and drop off Once in a lifetime experience Great value for money