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From Katowice: Auschwitz-Birkenau Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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From Katowice: Auschwitz-Birkenau Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

From US$ 73.70 per person

Explore one of the most terrifying but touching places in the world on this guided tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Skip the entrance lines and go straight into the site with your English-speaking guide. Find out more about the Holocaust and its victims.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the largest of Nazi Germany's concentration camps, Auschitz-Birkenau
  • Learn about the history of genocide with your English-speaking guide
  • Skip the entrance lines and explore the most important original sites and objects
  • Discover the permanent exhibition and original buildings on the grounds of the main Auschwitz camp
Full description
Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim, situated about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from Katowice. The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I — the administrative centre; Auschwitz II (Birkenau) — an extermination camp; and Auschwitz III (Monowitz) — a work camp. On this guided tour of Auschwitz II-Birkenau, discover the terrifying but touching site where at least 1.1 million people were killed, 90% of them Jews from almost every European country. See the gas chambers where the vast majority were slaughtered using Zyklon B, and learn more about the Holocaust with your English-speaking guide. Hear about the most important original objects at Birkenau, and visit the permanent exhibition and original buildings on the grounds of the main camp (Auschwitz). Pay your respects and take some moments for reflection in a place laden with historic horrors.  With this tour, both skip-the-line entrance tickets and hotel pickup and drop-off in Katowice are included. However, if you are staying in a hostel, Airbnb, or any form of private residence, you will have to make your way to the meeting point at the local partner's office in the city center to begin your tour.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • English-speaking guide
  • Equipment rental needed for sightseeing
  • Pickup and drop-off at hostels, Airbnbs, or private residences
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Please arrive at the local partner's office 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Even though this tour is not recommended for children under 13 due to the genre of the tour, it's up to their parents or guardians to decide whether to let them attend or not
  • Please note that the maximum size of hand luggage is 12x8x4 inches (30x20x10 centimeters); larger luggage must be left on the bus during the visit
  • Please arrive at your pickup point or the meeting point (depending on option selected) 15 minutes before the activity starts
  • Please bring your passport or ID card
  • Opening hours are subject to change
  • Pickup and drop-off are only available at hotels in Katowice; please select the meeting point option if you are staying in a hostel, Airbnb, or any form of private residence
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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

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Everything was well organized, we expected a bus full of tourists but were picked up by a friendly man in a car who took us to Auschwitz while telling us about Poland. Everything was perfectly arranged on site without waiting times, and returned neatly to the hotel. Super! Auschwitz itself is a sad visit of course but left a huge impression.

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