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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Skip-the-Line Tour

1. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Skip-the-Line Tour

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, on the convenient tour with booked tickets, skip the tickets line access, a professional guide and transfer from one of the multiple meeting points in Krakow. Transfer between Krakow and Auschwitz takes 1-hour and 15-minutes, after arrival is a 15-minutes break. The whole tour is divided into two parts, Auschwitz I and Birkenau located 3 km away from the first camp. Transfer between camps is provided by the tour operator, the tour leader will inform the group about the exact program and timing. Museum Visit Firstly visit Auschwitz I memorial site for approx. 2h with a, accompany of a professional guide through the whole camp. Enter to camp through the main gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free). Pass brick Barack's, see the artefacts, photographs of prisoners, reconstructions of the whole complex as well the only remaining gas chambers and crematories. Then, continue the visit with a guide to the camp Birkenau for about 1h. Enter to horrifying wooden blocks, where almost 1000 people were living in inhuman conditions. See the ruins of has chambers and crematoria, a part of the industrial genocide of Nazi Germany. Return to Krakow to the same locations as the starting meeting point.

Krakow: Auschwitz & Schindler's Factory Day Trip with Guide

2. Krakow: Auschwitz & Schindler's Factory Day Trip with Guide

Drive from Krakow to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. After approximately 70 kilometers and passing through security, walk through the gate that says Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Frees), then go inside to learn how the complex, built by the Nazis in 1940, quickly turned from an internment camp to a resort mass murder. Your guide will discuss the history of the camp and show you around the buildings that act as exhibition pavilions. Each brick of the barrack, a board of a watchtower, a fence wire, a fragment of someone's glasses, a photo in a display case tells a fragment of a tragic story. After seeing exhibitions in the old prison blocks, pay tribute to the victims at the gloomy camp memorial. In Birkenau, on a vast territory, experience the mapped living conditions in barracks, you will feel the enormity of evil that cannot be repeated. Return to Krakow by the same route and have a rest or meal break (not part of the offer). Then we will invite you to visit the exhibition "Krakow during the occupation" in the former Oskar Schindler's enamel factory. Although this name is known to many, this trip does not tell about the fate of a German entrepreneur, but gives an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of Krakow, which was immortalized by the director in a famous film, which reigned during the German occupation. Thanks to the modern multimedia installation, you will walk along the cobbled streets of the city, enter the photographer's studio, look at the hairdresser, take a tram, see a typical apartment in the Jewish ghetto, and then find yourself with the inhabitants of the Płaszów concentration camp...

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Complex Guided Day Trip

3. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp Complex Guided Day Trip

Discover the human stories of the Holocaust on this guided trip from Krakow to the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz. Learn how the camps were set up and the purposes each one served. Pause to reflect on what happened in these sites. Start with your pickup in Krakow. From there, you will ride about 45 kilometers to reach the former main camp in Auschwitz. Listen to your guide discuss the camp’s former use as barracks for the Polish military. At the entrance, note the gate with “Arbeit macht frei” over it. Visit the prisoner blocks, which now house artifacts from the camps and belongings left by the prisoners. See photographs and documents, shoes, suitcases, and glasses among other personal effects. From Auschwitz, travel a short distance to the former camp at Birkenau. There you will find the gas chambers and crematoria. Keep the camp’s victims in mind as you make your way around the memorials.  After Birkenau, your tour will finish at the concentration camp in Monowitz. Learn about the connection between corporations and the camps. Unlike Auschwitz and Birkenau, Monowitz supplied workers to nearby factories. The trip will end with your return to Krakow.

From Krakow: Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

4. From Krakow: Full-Day Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

Make the most of your time in Krakow with a tour to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. Transfer to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in a comfortable and spacious minibus. Have 8-hours to explore this historical site before returning to Krakow.  Board the minibus at the centrally-located boarding point in Krakow. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive. Arrive at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and gain insight into the Nazi concentration camps from WWII. Take the chance to reflect as you walk through the gate, visit the memorial monument, and see the gas chambers. After your tour, board the minibus and return to the meeting point in Krakow. 

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

5. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

Meet your driver and get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. This private trip starts the day with a drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5 hours guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5 hours journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town you can also see Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall, thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. You will get picked up after your time in Krakow and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Tour

6. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Tour

Pay your respects and hear about the history of the Holocaust on this day trip to the Auschwitz from Kakrow. The trip will visit both the Auschwitz I Museum and the Birkenau Camp. Licensed Auschwitz guides will lead you through the history of the largest concentration camp complex and its role in the Holocaust. See the original roads, fences, watchtowers and gas chambers. Commemorate the camp's victims as you walk through the site. At the Auschwitz I Museum, learn about the Holocaust and the warning from history that the camp represents. Hear the somber stories of what it was like to live at the camp as you view exhibitions containing original items from the camp prisoners. Your itinerary will involve pick-up and drop off from a choice of meeting points in Krakow, entrance to the Auschwitz I Museum and exhibits, a 15-minute break, and a visit to Birkenau, before returning to Krakow.

Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

7. Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

Following an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Warsaw, get transferred to the train station with a private vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. After a short train ride, you will be welcomed by a local English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation to Auschwitz. Embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Start the tour with a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp where you'll learn about how its establishment by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz continue the tour to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. Between 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Around 90% of them were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5-hour journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town, visit Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican, and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall. Absorb the city's unique atmosphere with its thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip, there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. After your time in Krakow board the train at about 7.30 PM, get picked up at the platform and be transferred from the train station back to your hotel in Warsaw.

From Krakow: Auschwitz Camp & Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip

8. From Krakow: Auschwitz Camp & Wieliczka Salt Mine Day Trip

Visit both Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine, on the convenient tour with booked tickets, skip the tickets line access, a professional guide and transfer from one of the multiple meeting points in Krakow. Do not bother about Lunch, it will be delivered during the tour. The exact program of the tour depends on the situation, tour leader will inform the group at the beginning of the tour about what will be the first to see. Transfer between Wieliczka and Krakow takes about 40-minutes. Transfer between Krakow and Auschwitz takes 1-hour and 15-minutes. Transfer between Auschwitz and Wieliczka takes 1-hour and 15-minutes Auschwitz Museum Visit (duration approx. 3.5h) Auschwitz tour is divided into two parts, Auschwitz I and Birkenau located 3 km away from the first camp. Transfer between camps will be provided by the tour operator. Firstly visit Auschwitz I memorial site for approx. 2h with a, accompany of a professional guide through the whole camp. Enter to camp through the main gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free). Pass brick Barack's, see the artefacts, photographs of prisoners, reconstructions of the whole complex as well the only remaining gas chambers and crematories. Then, continue the visit with a guide to the camp Birkenau for about 1h. Enter to horrifying wooden blocks, where almost 1000 people were living in inhuman conditions. See the ruins of has chambers and crematoria, a part of the industrial genocide of Nazi Germany. Salt Mine Wieliczka Visit (duration approx. 3h) It is designed to allow tourists to comfortably travel through the passageways without feeling uncomfortable. Way to underground leads through 700 steps, and the whole route counts 3km. Temperature is between 14 - 17 °C. Salt Mines offer a one of a kind experience to tourists, is known as one of the most beautiful mines in the world. Underground are two beautiful lakes and a magnificent chapel of the Blessed Saint Kinga, who is the patron saint of miners around Poland’s capital region. Your guide will cover all details and stories as well as myths related to the mines to help you learn in detail about the Wieliczka Salt Mines, which is known to be one of the oldest operational mines in the world. The tour ends up in one of our drop-off locations.

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Transfer and Optional Guided Tour

9. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Transfer and Optional Guided Tour

Witness one of the most significant places in Poland, a symbol of the Holocaust and the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Gain a deeper understanding of the atrocities that took place here and learn about the living conditions for prisoners with a guided tour. Departing from Krakow, you'll head to the town of Oświęcim. First, visit Auschwitz I and learn more about the conditions that made such a horrific crime possible at the permanent exhibitions in the barracks, witness the destruction to human life, and walk through a former gas chamber. At Auschwitz II Birkenau, pay your respects to the former inmates at the Holocaust memorial, see the barracks where prisoners were kept and the railway platform where they were unloaded in their thousands every day. After your tour, begin the journey back to Krakow.

Krakow: Auschwitz & Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory Tour

10. Krakow: Auschwitz & Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory Tour

Drive from Krakow to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. After approximately 70 kilometers and passing through security, walk through the gate that says Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Frees), then go inside to learn how the complex, built by the Nazis in 1940, quickly turned from an internment camp to a resort mass murder. Your guide will discuss the history of the camp and show you around the buildings that act as exhibition pavilions. Each brick of the barrack, a board of a watchtower, a fence wire, a fragment of someone's glasses, a photo in a display case tells a fragment of a tragic story. After seeing exhibitions in the old prison blocks, pay tribute to the victims at the gloomy camp memorial. In Birkenau, on a vast territory, experience the mapped living conditions in barracks, you will feel the enormity of evil that cannot be repeated. Return to Krakow by the same route and have a rest or meal break (not part of the offer). Then we will invite you to visit the exhibition "Krakow during the occupation" in the former Oskar Schindler's enamel factory. Although this name is known to many, this trip does not tell about the fate of a German entrepreneur, but gives an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of Krakow, which was immortalized by the director in a famous film, which reigned during the German occupation. Thanks to the modern multimedia installation, you will walk along the cobbled streets of the city, enter the photographer's studio, look at the hairdresser, take a tram, see a typical apartment in the Jewish ghetto, and then find yourself with the inhabitants of the Płaszów concentration camp...

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What people are saying about Auschwitz Main Entrance Gate

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 46,620 reviews

We got 2 hours both in Auschwitz and Birkenau. Enough of time, maybe because when we were there, it was not full. A really great tour «guide», eventhough this was a self-guide, he was really helpful. Really recommend. Thanks to Paul!

Everything was perfect! Our driver very polite and helpful, driving very carefully, and wanda the guide in auschwitz just amazing. Salt mines also worth the visit, but be prepared for a long day with a lot of walking!

Great experience, Paul was great, I bought the activity less than an hour before it began, Paul managed to get our tickets, got us a nice mercedes mini bus, lovely driver. Don't hesitate going with them!

Such a great and emotional experience with an amazing guide who explained everything and shared stories. The transportation was really good and friendly and overall it was a very good organised visit.

Nagyon jol szervezett kirandulas volt, fantasztikus idegenvezetovel.