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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Licensed Guide

1. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Licensed Guide

Spend a day learning about Auschwitz-Birkenau—a former concentration camp during Nazi-occupied Poland. This site now stands as a place of remembrance to the victims who lost their lives there during the Second World War. You’ll be able to travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau with ease as Krakow hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Avoid long visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. By going on a guided tour, you’ll learn more about the sites you see, as well as background historical information too. A visit to the Museum is divided into two parts: the tour in Auschwitz I, which takes about two hours, and then the tour in Auschwitz II Birkenau, about one hour. Including transportation time it lasts about seven hours.

From Krakow: Transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau Self-Guided Tour

2. From Krakow: Transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau Self-Guided Tour

Discover the largest Nazi concentration camp and pay tribute to the murdered prisoners during a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. This experience includes a round-trip transfer from Krakow and plenty of for you to explore freely at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Depart from Krakow and travel by air-conditioned minibus to the Auschwitz-Birkenau. You can manage your time as you wish during the 3.5 hours stop. Choose to rent a guidebook in your language from your driver or buy it at the bookstore. If you do not have an entry ticket booked in advance, you can easy collect it before visit. After free time, enjoy a quick return to Krakow.

Shuttle Bus Transfer between Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow

3. Shuttle Bus Transfer between Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow

Get from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau conveniently with a shuttle bus transfer. The drive takes approximately one and a half hours and is 60-kilometers (38-miles) long. Pick from eight available pickup points in Krakow's Market Square or Kazimierz neighborhood. Your expert drivers will drive you quickly and safely, straight to Auschwitz-Birkenau for you to experience the memorial and museum at your own pace. Transport between Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II–Birkenau can be taken with the free shuttle bus provided by Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. The pickup points in Krakow are: • 7:30 AM or 11:00 AM: Saint Joseph Church (Rynek Podgórski 4) • 7:40 AM or 11:10 AM: Tourist Bus Stop (Dajwór 65 Street) • 7:50 AM or 11:20 AM: Wyspiański Hotel (Kopernika 2 Street) • 7:55 AM or 11:25 AM: Kiss & Ride (Pawia 18a Street) • 8:05 AM or 11:35 AM: Kiss & Ride (Garbarska) • 8:10 AM or 11:40 AM: Tourist Bus Stop next to Radisson Blu Hotel (Straszewskiego 14 Street) • 8:15 AM or 11:45 AM: Sheraton Grand Hotel (Corner Wiślna and Plac na Groblach, Powiśle 7 Street) • 8:25 AM or 11:55 AM: B&B Hotel (Monte Cassino 1) The morning pickup arrives at Auschwitz-Birkenau at 9:45 AM and departs at 2:30 PM. Pickup at 11:00 AM arrives at Auschwitz-Birkenau at 1:15 PM and departs at 5:45 PM. Your professional driver will drop you off at Auschwitz I Birkenau and wait to drive you back to Krakow if the option is selected.

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Holocaust Movie

4. Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Holocaust Movie

Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest former concentration camp, and learn about its unforgettable history with a guide. Before your tour, see an introductory video showing the face of this place during World War II in a special cinema room, entry included. Depart Krakow and head to the museum and memorial on the outskirts of Oświęcim, approximately 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes later), your guide will take you into a world of the past. Before visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps, a film in a specially prepared cinema room at the museum will give you an introduction to the history of the camp. Learn about the functioning of the camp during World War II. After the film, pass through the gate marked "Arbeit macht frei" and enter the grounds of Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and tell you about the history of the place. Then, visit Birkenau, where the mass extermination took place as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question." This will be the last hour of the tour, and then your driver will take you back to Krakow. The Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, which was established in 1940 by the German Nazi party, became a symbol of human suffering as well as physical and mental torment years later. As the largest concentration camp in operation, it has become the final resting place for millions of people, especially Jews. There is no doubt that this is a place that leaves a permanent mark on visitors. It is an important monument in honor of the victims of extermination.

Krakow: Full-Day Self-Guided Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour

5. Krakow: Full-Day Self-Guided Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum and explore at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the confidence of a pre-booked ticket and transfer from Krakow. Leave Krakow for a confrontational day of reflection with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. The camps are a ceremonial place that leaves an indelible impression on all visitors and are also an important monument to the victims 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. As the largest concentration camp served by the Nazis, it became the final resting place of millions of people, mainly Jews, who were killed in hideous gas chambers. After arriving at the museum, collect a free admission ticket with the help of your tour leader and pick up an informational booklet. Spend approximately 2 hours of free time in the Auschwitz I Museum. Take a short break and spend about 1 hour in the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Museum. After a total of 3 hours in both museums, the tour leader will be waiting for you in the same place in the parking lot to take you back to Krakow.

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

6. 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 Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pick-up Options

7. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pick-up Options

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.

Krakow to Auschwitz: Private Roundtrip Transfer + Return

8. Krakow to Auschwitz: Private Roundtrip Transfer + Return

Ensure your trip goes smoothly by securing personal transportation. The driver will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby for up to 15 min from the requested pick-up time and will assist you until you safely reach your destination. A professional driver and a clean and comfortable vehicle will make your ride as enjoyable as it can be. Choose from two comfortable vehicles to suit your group size. For groups of up to 3, sedan cars are available. Alternatively, for larger groups of 4- 7 passengers you have the option of a minivan.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Transportation and Entrance

9. From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Transportation and Entrance

From Krakow, travel in an air-conditioned bus for approximately 1.5 hours to Birkenau near the town of Auschwitz. Upon arrival have a short break. Before you start your tour collect informational booklets in your own language and receive from the driver all important information regarding what you must see. Explore the biggest Nazi extermination camp on your own. Spend at least one and a half hour seeing the remnants of living barracks for prisoners and the notorious gas chambers. From the Birkenau Memorial make your way to the Auschwitz Museum. Before you enter, receive guidelines from the driver and spend up to 2 hours in the Museum visiting numerous permanent exhibitions intended to provide an account of the horror of the camp. Finish your tour and go back to Kraków to the starting point, seeing various landmarks on the way.

From Krakow: Private Transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau

10. From Krakow: Private Transfer to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Enjoy a private transfer to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum with a convenient pickup from your accomodation. This option is perfect for those who already have their tickets bought to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Oswiecim and would like to have a private transfer. Your driver will pick you up from your accomodation in Krakow, drive you safely to your destination and back. Enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned van, kitted out with modern ammenities. Your transfer in each direction takes around 1.5 hours.

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What people are saying about Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Emotional and thought provoking tour. Our tour guide Joanna was wonderful. She was friendly and welcoming. She was emotional as she talked us through the atrocities that took place here. She made the tour for us ❤

Everything was ok. We contacted Paul as we were not sure we were waiting in the correct place, and he directly came to pick us. The trip was comfortable, in a clean van. Paul gave us all the needed information

Excellent service and really knowledgeable and helpful guide. We have booked all our trips through this site and had a great experience will all. Would have no hesitation in recommending to other travellers.

Must see in Krakow. Transport was very well arranged. Lovely guide who spoke clear English. She knew a lot to tell and it was very impressive.

Fantastic day out. Guide was amazing - very knowledgeable and interesting and really made a sad day very enjoyable