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

Auschwitz Birkenau: Self-Guided Visit from Krakow

Product ID: 168991
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Tour Auschwitz Birkenau to visit one of the most significant places in the world history. See the original artifacts and places in the camp, and learn more about the history of war and holocaust.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English, Polish
Booklets
Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau museum
  • Explore the building and the surroundings of the camp
  • See poignant sites and personal artifacts of those who experienced the terror of Nazi occupation
  • Take your time to visit at your own pace and dedicate more time for the things that you find interesting
Full description
Start your tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned van for approximately 1.5 hours. After the arrival, have a short break.

Then, collect your tickets to the museum from the driver who will provide all the necessary details, such as the total length of the tour and the time and place of the meeting after the tour. 

First, dedicate yourself to a 2-hour visit to Auschwitz I. Take the route through the permanent exhibition placed in former prisoners' barracks. See the original artifacts that belonged to the former prisoners.

Learn more about the history of the camp thanks to the informative explanations provided for the exhibits. 

After visiting Auschwitz I, move to the next part of the camp at Birkenau. Visit the second part of the camp for about 1 hour.

See the remnants of the numerous barracks, the crematoriums, as well as the unloading ramp. After visiting Birkenau, meet with the driver in the appointed place and for your return trip to Krakow.
Includes
  • Entrance to Auschwitz I and Auschwitz-Birkenau II
  • Roundtrip transportation between Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Informational guidebook
What’s Not Included
  • Live guided commentary

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• The maximum size of bags and backpacks permitted in the museum is 30 cm x 20 cm x 10 cm so if you have bigger luggage you can leave it on the bus
• Please bring your ID or passport with you
• You cannot get there in your own car so the departure is only from Krakow
Customer reviews
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based on 1390 reviews
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Daily Tours Kraków

Product ID: 168991