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

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Self-Guided Tour from Krakow

Product ID: 172074
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Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp. See in what conditions the prisoners of the camp lived. Discover the symbol of terror and the Holocaust.
About this ticket
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
Booklets
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Polish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp on a 7-hour tour of Auschwitz
  • Travel in a comfortable minivan from Krakow
  • Discover the extermination camp yourself
  • Decide for yourself what you want to see
Full description
Auschwitz-Birkenau is a group of German Nazi concentration camps, including the extermination camp in Oświęcim and nearby towns, existing in the years 1940-1945, the symbol of the Holocaust. This is the only concentration camp on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

In these areas, the German authorities established a camp originally intended for the deposition of political prisoners and opposition, mainly Polish people. At that time, 1.1 million Jews from all over Europe were gradually extended to the main place of mass extermination, as well as 140-150,000 Polish people, around 23,000 Roma, around 12,000 Soviet prisoners of war and victims of other nationalities.

Take advantage of a minivan transport from Krakow to reach the former Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camps. An English-speaking driver will pick you up from the previously established collection point in Krakow. With transport, your visit will take 7 hours in total. As part of the visit, you will receive an individual ticket to enter the Auschwitz Historical Museum and a guide book in the language of your choice.
You will visit the camp in the order of your choice and spend the amount of time chosen by you for the parts of the camp that interest you. After completing the tour, you will be taken to a designated place in Krakow.
Includes
  • Transport in both directions from Krakow
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver
  • Ticket to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp
  • Guide book in the language of your choice
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Old Town - Floriańska 10 Street. 50 meters from the main square. Please report to reception 5 minutes before your tour. The drivers will have a booklet for all customers.

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Important information
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 7 hours
• There is no physical guide for this tour
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