Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Tour & Pickup Options

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Tour & Pickup Options

Visit the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex and learn about the Nazi Holocaust on this 7-hour trip from Krakow. You will be picked up from the city centre and taken by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Oświęcim.

Explore the two camps with either a professional guide who will carefully, and sensitively explain everything that you can see. You will see the barracks and poignant museum exhibits at Auschwitz I, as well as the gas chambers, watchtowers and memorials in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. You will learn about the history of the Holocaust and the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, as well as hear individual stories of some of the camp's prisoners.

It is unique and eye opening experience, which everyone, once in there lifetime should experience. You will be shocked and terrified what humans can do to each other.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Krakow, Krakow, Lesser Poland Province, Southern Poland

Your trip starts with a ride from Krakow, either from your hotel or a meeting spot you pick. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to Auschwitz. When you arrive in Oswiecim, take a quick break for coffee or to look around outside. Then, a friendly local guide, licensed by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, will meet you and lead your tour.

Stop At: Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20 Entrance to the Museum is located at Stanisławy Leszczyńskiej Str. no. 11, Oswiecim 32-603 Poland

When you arrive at your destination, you will be met by your professional guide and enter the site at Auschwitz I, walking through the gate to the camp that bears the inscription Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free).

The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was established in 1940 in place of old polish army barracks. Originally to hold Polish POW`s political prisoners, and operated until its liberation by advancing soviets in 1945. During its operation, more than 1.5 million Jewish, Polish, Italian and French prisoners were brought here ,of which 1.1m. was exterminated as part of largest genocide in human history. Leaving survivors terribly scared for live.

The Auschwitz complex comprises of original buildings and you can see the original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps, and death wall.
Visit some of the barracks on the Auschwitz I complex, which now house a collection of original exhibitions and documents, as well as articles stolen from prisoners upon camp arrival.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Brzezinka, Brzezinka, Lesser Poland Province, Southern Poland

The second part of the tour - Birkenau (Auschwitz II) - the largest camp from over 40 camps and sub-camps from Auschwitz complex.
Originally planned as a camp for Soviet prisoners of war, it eventually became a concentration camp for prisoners of various nationalities and a center of the extermination of Jews. Its construction began in October 1941 by hands of slave labourers, in a place of displaced and mostly demolished village of Brzezinka and three kilometres from Auschwitz I.

It was design to hold 125 000 prisoners at one time. Who was from the start destined to die from cold, hunger, diseases and of exhaustion. Prisoners was treated as redundant and easily replaceable work force.

You will sea unimaginable living condition, prisoners have to adapt. You can walk to preserved camp barracks. You will see rail ramp, when infamous Dr. Mengele oversaw selection process of new arrivals, when split second decided of you life or death in gas chambers. Which were only 200m away.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Krakow, Krakow, Lesser Poland Province, Southern Poland

After the tour, we don't hurry you. You'll have at least 20 minutes to stop at a bookstore, grocery store, or just take a break. Then, after another 1 hour and 15 minutes on the road, we'll take you back to a set place in Krakow.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not recommended for children aged 14 and under"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Breaks during the tour are no longer than 10 minutes"
"Please note that the time of departure might change due to availability of the guides at the museum. The change in time of departure does not qualify for a refund."
"Please make sure to bring with you ID or passoprt. Because before the entrance seciurity will ask about it."
"We encourage you to bring food and drinks as we do not plan a lunch break during the excursion"
"You'll receive a FULL REFUND, if for any reason, the guide or transportation is not provided."
"Departure time may change. Please contact the supplier to confirm your exact departure time the day before the tour. If you not specify your hotel adress we will be waiting for you on our pick-up place: Pawia 18b, kiss and ride stop, next to Mercure hotel."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duração: 7 Hours
Ponto de partida: Pawia 18b, 31-154 Kraków, Poland
Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact the supplier to confirm your exact departure time the day before the tour.
If you not specify your hotel adress we will be waiting for you on our pick-up place: Pawia 18b, kiss and ride stop, next to Mercure hotel.

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Centrally located meeting point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry fees (Auschwitz I & Auschwitz II Birkenau), insurance and taxes
  • Licensed, English speaking museum guide
  • Hotel pick-up (If relevant option is selected)
  • Highly qualified, helpful and friendly customer service
  • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

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