1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Minivan Tour to Auschwitz Birkenau Museum with Live Guide

Product ID: 34594
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Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp on a 8-hour tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau, traveling by minivan from Krakow. Learn about the Nazi program of “Arbeit Macht Frei” and the genocide of World War II. See the gas chambers, barracks and more.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

The approximate pick-up time is 11:30 AM from your hotel, though it can be changed from anytime between 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The day before your tour, the local tour operator will contact you (via email/text message/through the reception desk) with details of the exact pick-up time from your accommodation in Krakow.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp on a 8-hour tour of Auschwitz
  • Travel in a comfortable minivan from Krakow
  • See the barracks where prisoners were kept and the gas chambers
  • Learn the terrible history of the death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • Go the Birkenau camp to see where more than 125,000 prisoners of war were incarcerated
  • Discover the true meaning of "Arbeit Macht Frei"
Full description
Explore the former Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau on a 8-hour historical tour from Krakow, traveling by minivan (1 hour 20 minute drive). Leaving around 11:30 AM (or an alternative morning hour can be arranged), from your hotel, see significant monuments from the terrible events of World War II and Hitler’s Third Reich.

Founded on 27 April 1940, the real hell started in Auschwitz in June 1940 when more than 700 Polish political prisoners and Jews arrived at the camp. From that moment on, Auschwitz became the site of extermination by inhumane conditions and physical destruction of prisoners. 

It was the biggest death camp of the Nazi regime and during your tour a licensed guide will sensitively take you to see the barbed wire fences, watchtowers, barracks, gallows and gas chambers; these depict the circumstances under which the Nazi genocide took place. Spend 2 hours here with a short 20 minute break. 

You will also visit Birkenau, set up by Heinrich Himmler, a short 5 minute drive from Auschwitz. Birkenau comprised of more than 300 buildings, including latrines, watchtowers and gas chambers. During its 3 years of existence it fulfilled different functions, but from October 1941 acted as a camp for around 125,000 prisoners of war. 

Although a challenge, it’s important to remember these events to make sure that this history is never repeated.

Spend approximately 1.5 hours here before the 1 hour 20 minute drive back to Krakow. 
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Krakow
  • Entrance and live tour guide at Auschwitz with headsets
  • Entrance and live tour guide at Birkenau
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Umbrella on a rainy day

When you get there

Know before you go
• Please note that large backpacks and handbags are not permitted in Auschwitz Birkenau Museum. Maximum bag size is 20 / 30 cm
• Time of pick-up can be changed - you will be informed by mobile phone, email or through the reception desk
• Please inform the tour operator if you have a small child requiring a car seat
• Please note, you will need to show your student card at the desk if you have booked the student ticket
• You are advised to bring a packed lunch to save time, although there is a place to buy snacks
• Please note, this is a group tour. It is not private
• Please note, in exceptional cases, the minivan might be replaced with a bigger bus, with very similar comfort
• During visits to the Memorial Site you will see only the most important places and exhibitions. Visiting the entire post-camp space would require a multi-day stay
• This is a full-day tour, lasting around 8 hours
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Product ID: 34594