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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Labyrinth Exhibit Full-Day Tour

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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Labyrinth Exhibit Full-Day Tour

From US$ 45.03 per person

Be led through the ruins and memorials around Auschwitz-Birkenau and visit the unique ”Frames of memory. Labyrinths" exhibition by a former prisoner on a comprehensive full-day guided tour from Krakow.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
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Audio guide included
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The Original experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Krakow Old Town

  • 105 minutes
  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • 15 minutes
  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 10 minutes
  • Harmęże, Poland (guided tour)

  • 105 minutes
  • Krakow Old Town

    • Entry not included
Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
The experience
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum on a poignant full-day tour from Krakow
  • Follow an authorized guide on a comprehensive tour of the former concentration camps
  • View the ruins of the gas chambers, barracks, and infamous railway platform
  • See commemorative exhibits displaying original objects that belonged to the prisoners
  • Experience the “Frames of memory. Labyrinths” art installation by one of the camp’s survivors
Full description

Travel from Krakow and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum alongside an official guide. See the remaining structures, view touching exhibits commemorating the camp’s victims and survivors, and end with a special guided walk through "The Labyrinths" art installation. Start with a timely pickup from a centrally located meeting point in Krakow and then relax on the air-conditioned bus while your tour leader reviews the day’s itinerary. During the journey, get an introduction to the history of Auschwitz-Birkenau and its role during the Holocaust. After a 1-hour and 40-minute drive and a brief security check, meet the official licensed museum guide who will accompany your group around the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. Receive a headset to enhance your hearing as you learn about the largest concentration camp complex from World War II. The first portion of the complex tour will lead you around Auschwitz, now a designated national museum, where the barracks are still intact. Hear somber tales of what life was like in the camp as you view the various exhibitions displaying original items that belonged to the camp prisoners. Next, take a short drive to the Birkenau Memorial. Here, witness the gas chambers and the railway, which transported prisoners to the camps, and the unloading platform. Commemorate the camp’s victims as you walk around the memorial site. After the guided Birkenau tour, meet up with your tour leader and board the bus towards your last tour stop before returning back to Krakow. Head to a nearby village of Harmęże, where agricultural forced labor was done by Auschwitz prisoners, and enter the village’s monastery. See the “Frames of memory. Labyrinths” art exhibition, created by Marian Kołodziej, camp prisoner no. 432 and a survivor of Auschwitz. This one-of-a-kind exhibit recreates the reality of the camp through his art.

Reflect on the moving artworks and step inside emotional installations, which aim to inspire visitors so that the atrocities of the Holocaust will never be repeated again.

From 24th September until the end of October, your start time may be changed to either the morning or afternoon, due to some time slots being blocked for local school groups.

Departures at 12:00 PM will run with a reversed itinerary: Labyrinth exhibition, then a short lunch break at Auschwitz Museum, followed by the guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Includes
  • Roundtrip air-conditioned transportation from the meeting point in Krakow
  • Entrance tickets to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • Official licensed museum guide
  • English-speaking driver
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Access and guided tour of "The Labyrinths" exhibition
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Free toilet facilities (fee is in local currency)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

• Meet at the bus stop at 14 Straszewskiego Street, in front of the Maltański Hotel • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time. The bus departs on schedule and cannot wait for latecomers

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Packed lunch
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking. Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • The monastery will not let children under 15 into "The Labyrinths" exhibition as the images might be too disturbing. Additionally, the topics discussed and exhibits seen in Auschwitz-Birkenau may also not be suitable for young children
  • There will be a few short breaks throughout the tour to go to the toilets, eat your packed food, and visit the onsite cafe if needed. However, a long lunch break will not be possible due to the tour's carefully timed itinerary
  • Student ID is required for student tickets. Otherwise, you will need to pay an additional fee for an adult ticket
  • The maximum size of handbags or backpacks is 30x20x10 cm (12x8x4 inches). Larger bags must be left on the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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Overall the tour was good. We went on a Wednesday. Our tour leader Konrad was great: friendly and welcoming. Drop off and pick up were convenient and on time. Auschwitz I had the most amount of content and was where the museum was located. Auschwitz-Birkenau was more preserved, and involved the most walking in the open. Our guide Susanna gave fairly detailed facts, but we wish she would connect more on a human level, i.e. help the group feel more, rather than recite the facts line by line. Even though there was cold rain and school tours on this part of the tour, the somber atmosphere was not marred. The Labyrinth was a collection of art that we wish we had more time to appreciate and interpret. There were so many pieces to go over within the alloted 40min.

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October 6, 2021

It’s was one of the best experiences I ever had, everyone has to visit this place at least one time in his life. Our guide was very good . I think I never had such a good guide, unfortunately I don’t remember the name because it was difficult for me but the company is very lucky to have him!

October 5, 2021

Everything was very organized, on time, following rightly the schedule, with no delays, and that was really impressive. On our way to Auschwitz we could watch a interesting documentary about the liberation and start entering in the atmosphere of this place. On Labyrinth Exihibit our guide showed his deeply knowledge about the topic, explaining and highlighting the drawings.

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October 2, 2021

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