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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour

Activity provider: SeeKrakow

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour

Activity provider: SeeKrakow
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Visit the Auschwitz Museum, the site of the largest Third Reich concentration camp. Learn how the complex functioned and see the barracks where prisoners were kept.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Exact pick-up point and pick-up time will be confirmed in a separate confirmation message before the tour date (to the email provided upon booking).

Experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Break

  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • Break

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps
  • Learn about the Holocaust from knowledgeable, English-speaking guides and staff
  • Tour the permanent exhibitions and buildings at the Auschwitz I-Main Camp and the most important original camp buildings in Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Full description

This 3.5-hour educational tour about how this concentration camp claimed over 1 million victims is a must-see. The complex comprises 3 main camps: Auschwitz I was the administrative center; Auschwitz II, or Birkenau, was the extermination site; and Auschwitz III, or Monowitz, was a labor camp. Built in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest concentration camp operated by the Nazis. Before the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, the SS attempted to destroy the camp and burn the archives. The Polish government restored Auschwitz–Birkenau as a moving memorial to the victims. Upon entering through the main entrance, see original camp buildings in the main part of the complex. Visit the museum with its permanent exhibition, an opportunity to learn about the real stories of prisoners and see their personal belongings. Finally, visit the extermination camp at Birkenau, where gas chambers and crematories are located. The duration of your visit to Auschwitz I lasts two hours and the visit to Auschwitz II lasts one hour. There are three breaks during the tour: the first is 10-20 minutes after arriving from Krakow; the second is 10-15 minutes before going to Auschwitz II, Birkenau Camp; and the third is 10 to 20-minute before heading back to Krakow.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Krakow
  • Entrance tickets to The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
  • Profesional Licensed Museum Guide
  • Auschwitz I Main Camp tour
  • Auschwitz II Birkenau Camp tour
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
  • Entry may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • If you select the pickup option, please include the name and address. The supplier will get in touch with you regarding the exact time and place of the pickup
  • Departure time and point depend on the option selected and might differ from the time listed. The exact pickup time will be confirmed up to 1 day prior to the tour date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 8235 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We had our time changed to a later slot the day before which was a little inconvenient and our driver had eaten miserable flakes for breakfast which was so entertaining for us but I felt it was pretty well organised and our guide in aushwitz and Birkenau was very. Good and very knowledgeable,it was always a must for me coming to krakow to visit these places and even though it was a very un nerving experience and a reflecting journey I felt as though I was well looked after and would recommend anyone to do the trip but be prepared to accept the history

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September 28, 2022

Well organised tour with an educational film on the coach on the way there. Be careful if you have mobility issues as it is difficult terrain. Worth trying though if you have someone with you and get a wheelchair chair from the visitor centre. Helps if you can walk a little and use the chair to help you. Nothing, understandably has changed since 1945

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September 25, 2022

It's strong, you need a strong stomach for the visit, but it's worth it. The guide does an excellent description of the places and the facts, with many reflections on what must never happen again. I can not say that they enjoyed it, because it is not to do it. It is to reflect.

September 4, 2022

Product ID: 11119