Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Labyrinth Exhibit Full-Day Tour
- Skip the line
- Duration: 8 hours
- Optional audio guide
Visit the former Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau on this 7-hour trip from Krakow. By June 1940, Jews and over 700 political criminals had been sent to Auschwitz and the atrocities had begun. Birkenau was built by Auschwitz prisoners and by October 1941 was used as an extermination camp. Between 1 and 1.5 million were killed, and approximately 90 percent of those killed were Jews. Before Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in January 1945, the SS attempted to blow up the camp and destroy the documentation. They were only partially successful, and the Polish government decided to restore the site as a memorial to the victims.
The staff is very polite and helpful, they provided an awesome experience for us. They were also very on time and the rides to and from Auschwitz were smooth. The informative video during the trip was also a very nice touch. Our driver was also very nice and careful!
Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorials and the Schindler's Factory Museum or, depending on your package, the 18 best museums in Krakow (including Schindler's Factory, Main Square Undergrounds, The Barbican, Krakow's Defensive Walls, Old Synagogue, and many others).
Make your way to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in your own vehicle or by public transport (bus or train). See your host on arrival and receive your skip-the-line ticket. Meet your tour group and pass through the airport security-style checkpoint before entering the memorial. Embark on a guided walking tour with a professional educator and learn all about the Auschwitz I camp and its tragic history. Take a bus and continue your guided walking tour at the Auschwitz Birkenau II complex.
Schindler's Factory Museum Self-Guided Tour:
Pick up your card at the conveniently located point ...
Get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. Meet your driver and climb into a private car or minivan, then set off for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5-hour 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. Block no. 11, known as the Death Block, was where people were murdered at the Wall of Death. Outside the camp, see the gas chamber, where 70,000 people were killed in 1940-1943. Watch a film made after the liberation of the camp which is shown in various language version within the museum. After this, head over to the Birkenau sect...
Experience of a lifetime that everyone should live....it's a must whenever someone comes to Poland.
On this 8-hour excursion from Krakow you’ll visit the Nazi concentration camps of Birkenau and Auschwitz and also the Schindler Factory Museum. Birkenau was built by the prisoners of Auschwitz and by October 1941 served as an extermination camp for approximately 125,000 prisoners of war. This number continued to grow until the beginning of 1945. It has been calculated that from 1-1.5 million people were killed by that time. Before the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, the Nazis attempted to destroy the camp and all documentation. As they were only partially successful, the Polish government decided to restore the site as a memorial to the victims. You’ll also visit Oscar Schindler’s Factory Museum, located in the former enamel factory. Take a journey back in time to Krakow during WWII. Schindler famously saved the lives of over 1,000 people during the Holocaust. The story and ...
Very nice guide. The tour guide in Auschwitz was very knowledgeable. All in all a very positive experience, highly recommendable!
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, ...
The driver (Kris) picked us up from our hotel at 6:30am and it took about 4 hours to drive there. We stopped for coffee and snacks along the way. We had a local guide there and after Kris brought us to Krakow. He was great and recommended some places to see. After 3 hours we drove home. It a well organized trip and I highly recommend it.
Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with the convenience of a pre-booked entrance ticket and roundtrip bus transfer from Katowice. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant and informative tour with a licensed guide. After a 1.5-hour journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to exp...
Depart Kraków and journey back to the dark days of World War II and the Holocaust with a tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Board your private vehicle and listen to the on-board commentary from your guide along the way. Upon arrival at the infamous site in the town of Oświęcim, explore the former concentration camp with a guide. See original features, such as the wooden watch towers and fencing, and discover possessions that belonged to the prisoners. Listen to a detailed commentary about the history of the camp during the 3-3.5 hour guided tour. Then, join a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau. After the tour, you can stay as long as you like exploring Birkenau at your own pace. When you are ready, travel back to Kraków in your private transfer. If you would like to add a private tour of the Jewish quarter in Krakow or the Krakow ghetto, or both, you can select these upgrades ...
We had the best time. Alicja was an amazing guide and we even booked her for another day around Krakow and the Salt Mines. Everything was organised brilliantly and anything we wanted Alicja made sure that it happened. Couldn’t fault the experience!
Explore the history of the Holocaust from 1940 -1945. See the originally preserved buildings of the complex and learn about the history of prisoners and their daily struggle with the cruel reality. Visit Auschwitz I, the so-called "Mother camp", the administrative center of the entire complex, and the forced labor camp. You will also see Auschwitz II, Birkenau, a camp with crematoria and gas chambers, an extermination area designed as an extermination center. See the remains of gas chambers, barracks, and unloading docks where the prisoners disembarked. After an emotionally challenging visit, arrive in Krakow, where you can be dropped off at a location of your choice.
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or apartment in Krakow city center, and then journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum by private car. Watch a documentary about the liberation of the labor camps and learn more about the horrors of the Holocaust. Upon arrival at the infamous concentration camps of the Nazi regime, take a guided group tour of the site in English, Spanish or Italian. Journey back to the dark days of World War II as you see the remains of the barracks, railroad tracks and gas chambers used to exterminate more than 1 million Jews. Avail of a free transfer to explore both the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, located 3 kilometers apart. Get short breaks to reflect on the terrible events that changed the course of European history in the 20th century. Then, return to Krakow and get dropped off at your accommodation or a central location in the city if you prefer.
Thank you for a wonderful day. A very thoughtful personal day for me. Guide and driver both very good and to be commended for professional, polite and reverent service to the remembrance of the Holocaust. Let no one forget. God Bless.
Travel between Krakow and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum by private vehicle. A professional, English-speaking driver will ensure that your trip is a safe and comfortable one. Avoid the hassle of arranging a taxi at the last minute and not knowing the cost of the service in advance. With this service there are no parking fees or other charges added to the price. Return transportation is provided along with up to 4.5 hours of waiting time while you visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. All transportation services use up-to-date and comfortable passenger cars, minivans, buses, and coaches.
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- We were notified of our pick up time the day before and we were picked up on time. - Comfortable vehicle for journey. - 10 minute comfort break before the tour of the first camp. - Given receiver and headphones to ensure we could hear our guide. - Great guide. - Another 10 minute comfort break before travelling to the second camp. - Tour with the same guide. This trip is a must do when visiting Krakow. There was a lot to take in on the visit and the tour was very respectfully done. We were told to bring a packed lunch but weren't given time to eat it. This was probably for the best as we didn't have much of an appetite after what we had seen.
Very well organized, no extra money to pay on site Excellent driver, very friendly and on time. We were 7 people in the minivan, trip from Krakow was less than 1h30 min. The driver picked us up at our hotel. Since we were a bit in advance, we visited one train rail outside the camp. Then, he left us in front of the first camp to start the visit with a guide. After the first visit, small break to eat and we took again the van to go to the second camp, where we found again the same guide from the first camp. At the end of the visit, back to Krakow.
I took part on the Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour. The organization was very good and the whole tour was very informative. Our tour guide was Konrad. He was very professional and very friendly. I will recommend this tour option! Your Niklas
It was a very educational but at the same time very somber experience going through the gory details of the horrors brought by Nazis. Pickup was smooth and our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Both our guides for the day were superb and we had an excellent driver and very executive bus. I would definitely recommend booking all your krakow tours here. 1st class service all day