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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour, Transfers and Lunch

1. Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour, Transfers and Lunch

Spend an hour and fifteen minutes in an air-conditioned bus, as you depart Krakow for a confronting day of reflection at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a solemn place that leaves a lasting impression on all visitors, and an important memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Visit the museum and memorial in the suburbs of Oświęcim, about 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival meet a professional guide who will show you around the site and speak of its dark history. Receive a lunch box, to take a break with during the tour. Discover the tragic history of the largest concentration camp of the Holocaust, funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Learn how it became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews, put to their death in the hideous gas chambers. Pass through the gate with the inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei" (work sets you free) to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of this place.  Then, spend about one hour at the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”, before meeting your driver for the return journey to Kraków.

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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup & Lunch

2. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Trip with Pickup & Lunch

Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Enjoy a hotel pickup and a traditional Polish lunch on this combined tour experience from Krakow. Get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Auschwitz I Museum to begin your 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 tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break consisting of traditional Polish food, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt mine. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level to meet your driver. Relax as you make the journey back to your accommodation Krakow.

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From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Pickup and Lunch

3. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Pickup and Lunch

Travel from Warsaw and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant tour with a licensed guide and enjoy the convenience of tour that includes the entrance ticket, a private transfer, and a delicious lunch. After your scenic 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 explore on your own. Enjoy a tasty lunch that includes traditional dishes such as the famous Polish dumplings. Then, sit back and relax as you are make your way back to your Warsaw accommodation.

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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Day Trip with Pickup & Lunch - Non-Refundable

4. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Day Trip with Pickup & Lunch - Non-Refundable

Follow a licensed guide on a poignant tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. After, travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and take a guided underground tour and witness beautiful chambers carved in salt. Enjoy a hotel pickup and a traditional Polish lunch on this combined tour experience from Krakow. Get picked up from your hotel and travel to the Auschwitz I Museum to begin your 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 tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. After a lunch break consisting of traditional Polish food, drive to the nearby town of Wieliczka to visit its famous salt mine. Prearranged tickets will be waiting for you at the salt mine along with a local guide. Start the tour inside the salt mine by walking down long sets of steps, taking you 135 meters underground and through labyrinthine passageways, tunnels, and shafts. See underground lakes, 4 chapels, and unique statues carved by miners out of rock salt. Experience a unique place to visit and a must-see during your stay in Krakow. Once the guided tour is over, take a lift from the underground back up to the main ground level to meet your driver. Relax as you make the journey back to your accommodation Krakow.

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From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

5. From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

This full day tour takes you from Wrocław to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, which were used by the Nazis as forced labor and extermination camps during World War II. Over a million men, women and children lost their lives here or were forced to work in extreme conditions. These concentration camps have since become enduring symbols of the Nazis' brutal policy of Jewish and minority extermination. To fully understand the human tragedy that unfolded here, you'll learn about daily camp life and visit the former gas chambers and crematorium. Additional exhibits will help you take in the setting and learn about the Holocaust's legacy. It's a history lesson you'll never forget.

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From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Private Transport

6. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Private Transport

After being collected from your accommodation you will be transported in a top class limousine. You will then drive towards KL Auschwitz 1. Once here you will walk through the infamous iron gate that bears the notorious slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei", which means Work Sets You Free. You will see 22 brick barracks, which were a prison for hundreds of thousands of victims of the Holocaust. The most chilling is block number 11, the so-called prison within the prison. Block 11 contained special torture chambers including dark chambers or standing cells where various punishments were inflicted on prisoners. The first genocide attempts using Zyklon B took place in this block. The only still standing crematorium and gas chamber is located at the end of the camp. After the visit to KL Auschwitz 1, you will travel in a minivan to KL Auschwitz 2 Birkenau. This part of the camp is 25 times larger than Auschwitz 1 and it was the largest of the death camps. Over 1 million people died here. Between 62 mostly wooden barracks first designed as stables are the ruins of 4 crematoriums and gas chambers, which were destroyed by the Nazis in an effort to hide the evidence of their crimes. You will then end your visit at the Memorial, paying your respects to all of the victims of the genocide.

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Katowice: Auschwitz and Krakow Old Town Private Guided Tour

7. Katowice: Auschwitz and Krakow Old Town Private Guided Tour

Start with pickup from Katowice and travel to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp of World War II. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the huge camp complex and learn about the horrors of the Holocaust. Be escorted through the barracks and see a variety of poignant exhibitions related to the history of the site. See the gas chambers, the living quarters, and the crematorium. Visit the various memorials which pay tribute to those who suffered under the Nazi regime.  After visiting Auschwitz, travel to the city of Krakow. Take a guided tour of the city and see the major landmarks such as Wawel Castle, St. Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall, the old Town Hall and many more. Admire the local architecture, palaces, and interesting monuments of the Old Town and learn about the history of the city which was once home to many kings. Enjoy some traditional Polish dumplings for lunch, followed by free time to explore the city. After your afternoon in Krakow, be returned to Katowice in the evening.

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From Katowice: Auschwitz Tour with Private Transportation

8. From Katowice: Auschwitz Tour with Private Transportation

Step back in time and learn more about one of the darkest chapters in European history. Auschwitz was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers. Over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives there. Funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of Holocaust, human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Follow an official guide to the main sights and buildings, and learn more about the terrible events that took place in different areas of the camp. Take a break and recharge with a traditional Polish lunch before you make your way to the camp at Birkenau, located about 3 kilometers from Auschwitz. After a day of understanding one of the most harrowing periods of modern history, benefit form a private transfer to take you quietly and easily back to your accommodation.

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Auschwitz Birkenau Tour with Hotel Pick-Up & Klezmer Concert

9. Auschwitz Birkenau Tour with Hotel Pick-Up & Klezmer Concert

On this 3.5-hour program you’ll visit Auschwitz, the largest German concentration camp of WWII, located on the outskirts of the Polish town of Ośiwięcim. A documentary about the camp and a guided tour by an English-speaking guide will teach you about the terrible tragedies that occurred and the many lives lost. In addition to the 2 main camps, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, there is also a state museum, established by the Polish government in 1947. You’ll find many artifacts on display, including personal possessions belonging to the prisoners. The museum is also dedicated to researching the Holocaust and is devoted to the memory of the individuals who died in the camps. This half-day bus tour begins and ends in Krakow. In the evening you’ll visit Klezmerhojs, a Jewish cafe in the center of Kazimierz, the city’s former Jewish district. You’ll enjoy the unique opportunity to listen to original Klezmer music and taste Jewish food.

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Kraków: Auschwitz and Birkenau Tour with Private Transport

10. Kraków: Auschwitz and Birkenau Tour with Private Transport

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 when you check out.

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What people are saying about Silesian Voivodeship

Pick up on time & in comfortable mini van. Driver was funny and helpful. Salt mine first and first group in so had time and space to view without crowds. Lunch was tasty buns, fruit, water & chocolate. Onto Auschwitz & Birkenow the guide took us round and had excellent knowledge as did guide from salt mine. Dropped off outside hotel

Excellent, knowledgeable guide. Kept you gripped with the emotional and exciting stories of Aushwitz/Birkenau. Would highly recommend the tour. Came away with a deep understanding of how unbearably cruel the human race can be but also what can happen when someone refuses to allow their spirit to be broken. Not to be missed.

A really thought provoking trip to Auschwitz which was really well organised though I would have appreciated a bit more time at the 2nd camp to explore independently. Salt mine trip was really interesting too. Lots of walking involved, clocked up 8 miles overall during the trip

Great trip..picked up on time from the hotel. Very knowledgeable guide around the two sites..even a decent packet lunch was provided. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to book the trip.

Very interesting tour with a carefully laid out day plan.