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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.

From Wrocław: Full-Day Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

2. 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.

Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine: Day Tour & Lunch

3. Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine: Day Tour & Lunch

Take part in an 11-hour combination tour. Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau for a tour of the museum and site, and then continue later on with the opportunity to explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine. First you’ll stop at Auschwitz I, where you will join a 2.5-hour English tour, provided by the museum’s guide. After that, the tour continues at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which is about 2 kilometers away. You’ll spend about an hour with the same guide and explore the site while hearing about its history. During the second half of your full-day program, you’ll travel to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka, which is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world. It has been producing table salt for over 700 years! Enjoy a delicious packed lunch set (at 14:30) with the best Polish products. The English-speaking tour of the Mine will begin at 16:00 or 17:00 (depending on road conditions). Head 140 meters underground on a 2.5-hour journey along more than 2.5 kilometers of tourist routes and see chambers with amazing carvings and statues, with everything made of salt. You should arrive back at your hotel not later than at 19:30.

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Private Transport

4. 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.

Kraków: Auschwitz and Birkenau Tour with Private Transport

5. 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.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Best Value Shared Tour

6. Auschwitz-Birkenau Best Value Shared Tour

You will travel from Krakow in a minivan with 8 or 22 seats. After the 1.5-hour drive to the site you’ll have a short break before the tour. Your guided tour begins at Auschwitz, the main camp, in a group of no more than 30 visitors. You’ll be led by a professional, museum-employed guide. Receivers and earpieces are provided by the Auschwitz Museum to ensure that you’re able to hear the guide clearly. You’ll spend around 2 hours taking in all the permanent exhibitions and buildings at the main camp, and then have a 15-minute break. Following the break there will be a short drive to Birkenau, the second part of the camp, located about 3 km from Auschwitz. The Birkenau visit lasts approximately 1 hour. For regular guided tours, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum limits the time each group spends on the grounds to 3.5 hours including the break in between sites. An extra paid lunch box can also be ordered from your driver.

From Katowice: Auschwitz Tour with Private Transportation

7. 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.

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Private Transfer

8. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Private Transfer

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 section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, 3 km from Oswiecim, in the former village of Brzezinka, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approx. 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, people of all nationalities and political and religious persuasions. Since 1944, transports of prisoners from all over the continent entered directly through the Gate of Death. In 1979, Auschwitz – Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. During the tour there will be time to eat lunch in the restaurant. You will get picked up after the tour and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening. The entire tour lasts up to 13 hours. The tour is available in English by default. Other languages: Spanish, Italian, German, French and Russian are available on request.

Katowice: Auschwitz and Krakow Old Town Private Guided Tour

9. 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.

Auschwitz Birkenau Tour with Hotel Pick-Up & Klezmer Concert

10. 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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Very impressed our guide rang us as they were running late because of traffic. Felt very safe on the bus. Our guide Martin explained how the day would run very well. The free packed lunch was excellent.

Really interesting trip, our tour guide was named Anna who was very informative. Would recommend - very good value for money. Good lunches also included.

The pick up was smooth and on time. Guide was very informative. Tour was very emotional. Lunch was basic but good.

V well organised from collection, travel, tour, lunch and connection to birkenhau, really recommend it

Would definitely recommend going with a guided trip has they explained everything in great detail.