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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour, Transfers and Lunch

1. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour, Transfers and Lunch

Spend an hour and fifteen minutes in an air-conditioned bus, as you depart Krakow for a confronting day of reflection at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a solemn place that leaves a lasting impression on all visitors, and an important memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Visit the museum and memorial in the suburbs of Oświęcim, about 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival meet a professional guide who will show you around the site and speak of its dark history. Receive a lunch box, to take a break with during the tour. Discover the tragic history of the largest concentration camp of the Holocaust, funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Learn how it became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews, put to their death in the hideous gas chambers. Pass through the gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free) to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of this place.  Then, spend about one hour at the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”, before meeting your driver for the return journey to Kraków.

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Skip-the-Line Tour

2. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Skip-the-Line Tour

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, on the convenient tour with booked tickets, skip the tickets line access, a professional guide and transfer from one of the multiple meeting points in Krakow. Transfer between Krakow and Auschwitz takes 1-hour and 15-minutes, after arrival is a 15-minutes break. The whole tour is divided into two parts, Auschwitz I and Birkenau located 3 km away from the first camp. Transfer between camps is provided by the tour operator, the tour leader will inform the group about the exact program and timing. Museum Visit Firstly visit Auschwitz I memorial site for approx. 2h with a, accompany of a professional guide through the whole camp. Enter to camp through the main gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free). Pass brick Barack's, see the artefacts, photographs of prisoners, reconstructions of the whole complex as well the only remaining gas chambers and crematories. Then, continue the visit with a guide to the camp Birkenau for about 1h. Enter to horrifying wooden blocks, where almost 1000 people were living in inhuman conditions. See the ruins of has chambers and crematoria, a part of the industrial genocide of Nazi Germany. Return to Krakow to the same locations as the starting meeting point.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Live Guided Tour

3. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Live Guided Tour

Witness one of the most significant places in Poland, a symbol of the Holocaust and the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps —Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Gain a deeper understanding of the atrocities that took place here with a guided tour. Departing from Krakow, head to the town of Oświęcim. First, visit Auschwitz I and learn more about the conditions that made such a horrific crime possible at the permanent exhibitions in the barracks. Walk through a former gas chamber. At Auschwitz II Birkenau, pay your respects to the former inmates at the Holocaust memorial, see the barracks where prisoners were kept and the railway platform where they were unloaded in their thousands every day. After your tour, begin the journey back to Krakow.

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

4. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Avoid queues and save time on your visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau with skip-the-line tickets. Be met in Auschwitz I Museum by a local host who will accompany you to the museum and give you tips on how to best plan your visit to the museum. Follow your authorized official Auschwitz-Birkenau guide through Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II–Birkenau in a group of up to 30 people and take in the emotional nature of the space while learning the somber story of the place. Take your tour for around 3.5 hours with 1.5-2 hours at Auschwitz and 60-75 minutes at Birkenau.

Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

5. Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

Following an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Warsaw, get transferred to the train station with a private vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. After a short train ride, you will be welcomed by a local English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation to Auschwitz. Embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Start the tour with a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp where you'll learn about how its establishment by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz continue the tour to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. Between 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Around 90% of them were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5-hour journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town, visit Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican, and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall. Absorb the city's unique atmosphere with its thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip, there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. After your time in Krakow board the train at about 7.30 PM, get picked up at the platform and be transferred from the train station back to your hotel in Warsaw.

From Krakow: Auschwitz Camp & Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip

6. From Krakow: Auschwitz Camp & Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip

Visit both Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine, on the convenient tour with booked tickets, skip the tickets line access, a professional guide and transfer from one of the multiple meeting points in Krakow. Do not bother about Lunch, it will be delivered during the tour. The exact program of the tour depends on the situation, tour leader will inform the group at the beginning of the tour about what will be the first to see. Transfer between Wieliczka and Krakow takes about 40-minutes. Transfer between Krakow and Auschwitz takes 1-hour and 15-minutes. Transfer between Auschwitz and Wieliczka takes 1-hour and 15-minutes Auschwitz Museum Visit (duration approx. 3.5h) Auschwitz tour is divided into two parts, Auschwitz I and Birkenau located 3 km away from the first camp. Transfer between camps will be provided by the tour operator. Firstly visit Auschwitz I memorial site for approx. 2h with a, accompany of a professional guide through the whole camp. Enter to camp through the main gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free). Pass brick Barack's, see the artefacts, photographs of prisoners, reconstructions of the whole complex as well the only remaining gas chambers and crematories. Then, continue the visit with a guide to the camp Birkenau for about 1h. Enter to horrifying wooden blocks, where almost 1000 people were living in inhuman conditions. See the ruins of has chambers and crematoria, a part of the industrial genocide of Nazi Germany. Salt Mine Wieliczka Visit (duration approx. 3h) It is designed to allow tourists to comfortably travel through the passageways without feeling uncomfortable. Way to underground leads through 700 steps, and the whole route counts 3km. Temperature is between 14 - 17 °C. Salt Mines offer a one of a kind experience to tourists, is known as one of the most beautiful mines in the world. Underground are two beautiful lakes and a magnificent chapel of the Blessed Saint Kinga, who is the patron saint of miners around Poland’s capital region. Your guide will cover all details and stories as well as myths related to the mines to help you learn in detail about the Wieliczka Salt Mines, which is known to be one of the oldest operational mines in the world. The tour ends up in one of our drop-off locations.

Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and Auschwitz

7. Kraków: Jewish Quarter, Wieliczka Salt Mine, and Auschwitz

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. After your walking tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Next, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 2: Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Krakow's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Visit the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp later in the afternoon. Learn about its dark history, and see memorials dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Krakow Ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. Day 3: On the last day of your tour, visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp that is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

Kraków: Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Płaszów and Auschwitz

8. Kraków: Kazimierz, Wieliczka, Płaszów and Auschwitz

Day 1: Begin your tour by exploring Kazimierz, the historic Jewish quarter of Kraków. Walk along artistic streets home to independent galleries and vintage fashion boutiques. Learn about the history and heritage behind this part of the city from your guide. After your walking tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Next, head to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in the world and an extraordinary place full of secrets and legends. Stroll past magnificent chambers, countless corridors and see majestic salt sculptures. Day 2: Visit Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory, now hosting two museums: the Museum of Contemporary Art and a branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Broaden your understanding of Kraków's history with World War II and the life of Oskar Schindler. After the tour, you'll stop for lunch at a local café. Visit the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp later in the afternoon. Learn about its dark history, and see memorials dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust. Understand the impact of Nazi rule in the area and how the deportation of Jews from the Kraków Ghetto, beginning in 1942, came to pass. Day 3: On the last day of your tour, visit Auschwitz, a former Nazi concentration camp that is preserved intact as a reminder of the crime committed against humanity. The Auschwitz museum includes the ruins of crematoria, gas chambers, the railway platform, and other elements from the former concentration camp. Get deep insights about the Holocaust from your guide.

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What people are saying about Auschwitz

Everything went well as per the plan and the planning of both places in one day was spot on. The pick up was on time and everything went smooth. Their communication was excellent too before and during the tour. I will highly recommend this one day tour with this company.

Everything was perfect! Our driver very polite and helpful, driving very carefully, and wanda the guide in auschwitz just amazing. Salt mines also worth the visit, but be prepared for a long day with a lot of walking!

Great tours It's a very long day so just be prepared for that. Also a shame we got back so late (around 8:30pm) though I think a normal time would have been around 7:30ish.

Nagyon jol szervezett kirandulas volt, fantasztikus idegenvezetovel.

pick was on time and the travel was very comfortable.