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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Hotel Transfers from Krakow Center

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Explore the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex during this guided tour.

Highlights

  • Skip the lines at the ticket office and visit Auschwitz, one of the infamous concentration camp complexes during WWII with an expert multi-lingual guide.

  • Enjoy pick-up and drop-off services to and from hotels located in the center of Krakow or the nearest possible pick-up location in an AC minibus.

  • Follow your guide to get an in-depth historical understanding of the camp as you tour the surviving buildings, watchtowers, crematoriums, and gas chambers.

  • See the exhibitions that outline the story of what took place here and pay your respects to the victims at the camp memorial.

  • Did you know? Franz Wunsch was a SS guard who fell in love with the Jewish prisoner Helena Citronova. He was in charge of the gas chambers and fell in love with her.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Expert licensed English, Polish, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch or German-speaking guide

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Transfers by an AC minivan or minibus

  • Audio equipment rental

Exclusions

  • Pick-up & drop-off from hotels located far from the center of Krakow

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United Kingdom, France, Italy and over 63 countries have loved this experience
Ryan Hardie

Ryan

5/5

Apr, 2024

The transfer both to and from Auschwitz were quick, efficient and on time. The driver was very helpful and communicated everything well also. The actual tour was outstanding and the tour guide was very helpful.
Özge Beyza Bengil

Özge

3/5

Apr, 2024

Our guide had a very pronounced accent and her English was really difficult to understand. That's why we missed a lot of information
Tessier Florent

Tessier

3/5

Apr, 2024

Despite a very knowledgeable and interesting guide, we found a definite lack of tact when it came to warnings for slower walkers, and a lack of consideration for those who had paid for their tickets, because in doing so we were contributing to the upkeep and our duty to remember. So, on the whole, we didn't feel what we'd expected. Indeed, the program you have announced is, in the final analysis, very rushed. We could have done with a good half-hour or an hour more, so that we didn't have to run around all over the place to really get to grips with the history of the place. Add to this a strong wind and abundant rain (for which you are in no way responsible), and the tour ended on a mixed note.
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Madeleine Violet

Madeleine

4/5

Apr, 2024

The pickup was fantastic, the driver messaged in advance with his name, the van type and how far away he was. Everything was clear and concise so I always understood where to be/when in the event we split up etc. The actual auschwitz tour was incredible. However, please pay attention to the other reviews. I read them and saw many people saying they got dropped off at a central krakow location rather than their hotel, and that is the case. They did not drop back to our hotels but just dumped us in the city centre.
Rosario Pitanza

Rosario

5/5

Apr, 2024

Everything was perfectly organised. They picked up us from the hotel and also the italian guide was really good. Thank you very much for this experience.

Set up in the early 1940s by the Nazis, Auschwitz was originally designed to house Polish political prisoners. When it extended to include the neighboring site of Birkenau, the area turned into an extermination camp for Jews. This is where 1.1 million people lost their lives.

Inside the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp

Your tour begins with a hotel pick-up from Krakow. Once you reach the town of Oświęcim, start your exploration of one of the darkest chapters in European history. Enter the gate of the complex, and see the haunting sign, 'Arbeit macht frei' ('Work sets you free'). This is where inmates were tattooed, shaved, disinfected, and handed their striped prison uniforms. Follow your expert multilingual guide through the buildings and exhibitions. Pay your respects to Holocaust victims, and listen to stories about the genocide that changed the world. Your guide will offer a sensitive tour with an insight into the life in the camps, and the many horrors that took place here. See some of the personal possessions that belonged to the prisoners - a reminder of what should never happen again. You will get to tour both the KL Auschwitz and KL Birkenau camps, as well as visit the remaining prison blocks, gas chambers, and crematoria buildings. At Birkenau, observe the remains of the railway ramp where the prisoners would be transported. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off back at your hotel in Krakow.

Important Information

  • Facilities: WiFi & Cloakroom.

  • Photography is allowed.

  • The tour is available in English, Polish, Italian, French, German, Dutch and Spanish.

  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial’s visitor service. Hence, the pick-up time/duration of the tour is subject to change.

  • Note: As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, 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.

  • All visitors are expected to commemorate the dead and adjust their clothing and behavior to reflect the solemnness of the site.

  • The maximum bag size allowed inside the museum is 30x20x10 cm.

  • All sightseeing within the camp can only be done in the company of a licensed guide.

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes, appropriate clothes, as well as clothing items protecting from different weather conditions such as rain, cold, sun, etc.

  • Pick-up is possible from the hotels located in the center of Krakow. If your hotel location is in an area beyond this or in an area with limited traffic/accessibility, then you will be picked up from the nearest possible pickup place. The exact location and pickup time will be provided to you by the tour operator at least a day before your scheduled tour.

Restrictions

  • This tour is not recommended for children under 13 years old. It is up to the parents or guardians to decide whether to let children attend or not.

  • Baby carriages and luggage larger than 30 x 20 x 10cm are not permitted inside the museum.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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