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  1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

From Kraków: Auschwitz-Birkenau Day Tour

Product ID: 88391
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Visit the largest Nazi concentration camp from World War II and learn about the tragic events and history of the Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
  • Get a poignant look at original buildings such as the barracks and gas chambers
  • Explore the dark days of Nazi rule during World War II
Full description
Explore the tragic history of World War II and the Holocaust on a 3.5-hour tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Depart Kraków and travel to the town of Oświęcim by comfortable vehicle with an English-speaking driver.

Upon arrival, learn more about the history of the camp at exhibitions that detail how almost 1.3 million people were kept hostage and murdered there. Get an introduction to the origins of the camp, and hear about the everyday life of the prisoners. See the original barracks where they lived and the horrific gas chambers where they were put to death.

Founded in 1947 as a vital reminder of the terrible events, the memorial museum was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and has seen millions of visitors walk through the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate to take a poignant journey through history.
Includes
  • Pickup from meeting point
  • Drop-off in Krakow city centre
  • Transportation
  • Guide service
  • Entrance fees
  • Headset at first camp
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Know before you go
• Please note that the maximum size for bags allowed in the museum is 30 x 20 x 10 centimeters (no bigger than A4)
• Photography is permitted, but no flash photography is allowed inside the buildings
• Persons under the influence of alcohol or any other substances are prohibited from entering the museum
• The imperative of preserving the historical authenticity of the museum may make it difficult for people with disabilities to move around the area. Wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Service Center if reserved in advance
• Please note that the local tour supplier has no control over the exact timing of the visit to the museum
• The standard tour duration is 3 to 3.5-hours
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 108 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.9/5

Organized by

Royal Cracow

Product ID: 88391