Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Day Trip from Krakow
Insightful Skip the Line Tour With Transportation from Krakow Included
On this Full Day Trip from Krakow, visit the concentration camp at the center of the Holocaust. Join your English-speaking guide for an exploration of Auschwitz and Birkenau with admission tickets and air-conditioned transit provided from your hotel. Please note the hotel where you are staying when booking.
- Auschwitz and Birkenau State Museum
- Transportation Included from Krakow
- Auschwitz I
- Arbeit Macht Frei
- Block 10 - Nazi Experimentation
- Auschwitz II Birkenau
- Insights into the History of Auschwitz
- A Site for Remembrance and Reflection
Experience one of the most harrowing locations in Europe. On this tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau, see the the horrors of genocide by the Nazis during World War II. With our expert local guides, pay tribute to the victims and hear stories from survivors. This 7-hour day trip from Krakow includes:
All Transportation Included with Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Entrance Tickets into Auschwitz, and Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Expert English Speaking Guide
Documentary Film Introduction during trip from Krakow
Hotel Pickup and Auschwitz Film Introduction
At the start of the day, your group will be picked up directly from your hotel in Krakow. From there you will take a luxury air conditioned coach on the hour drive west to Auschwitz. During the ride, you will watch a documentary film on the history of Auschwitz as an introduction to the sites you will see in the museum and memorial.
Upon arrival at the former concentration camp, you will enter as hundreds of thousands did in the early 1940's. Walk under the Arbeit Macht Frei or "work makes you free" gate who's irony was extremely cold and appalling. You will then head into the visitor reception center of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, which had been the prisoner reception center when the camp was open.
Originally a Polish Army Barracks, the first prisoners were sent to the camp once establish as a concentration camp by the SS in 1940. Your guide will bring you throughout the areas used as for administration, housing and the infamous Block 11.
You will also visit Block 10, where the experiments of Nazi doctor Joseph Mengele took place. Learn about the deplorable work of Mengele on the prisoners including twins and children.
In 1942, Himmler and the SS determined that they needed to expand Auschwitz. Just 3 kilometers away, you will head to Auschwitz II-Birkenau for the second part of your tour.
The area did also hold large barracks of prisoners. The barracks were built by the prisoners themselves and they were forced to live inside during the construction. In some of the most appalling conditions within the camp, the layouts were designed to provide just one meter of sleeping space for each resident. Walk through the barracks and be immersed in the history and magnitude of the Holocaust.
It is impossible to comprehend the magnitude of crime and dehumanization that transpired at Auschwitz until you see it in person. While in Poland, a trip to Auschwitz is a memorable experience into history, remembrance and reconciliation.
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Well Done Tour!
They picked us up directly at our hotel. From there everything was very smooth. The guide was very informative and also extremely respectful. Very nice experience.
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