- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Led by a local guide
- All entrance fees included
Board your coach and as you travel, watch an onboard documentary that explains the history of WWII and the Nazi Holocaust. Learn how approximately 1.1 million people — mostly Jewish, Polish and Russian prisoners — were killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau from 1940 onward, until both camps were liberated by the Allies in 1945.
After roughly 1.5 hours on the road, arrive at Auschwitz and set off on a guided tour of both the UNESCO-listed Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau sites. Enter the Auschwitz I compound through the gates inscribed with Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free), and discover how it quickly turned from a Nazi detention camp for Polish political prisoners into a center for mass murder.
Explore the main buildings — some still intact and some in ruins — and walk around the exhibitions that chart the fates of many of those detained here. View the dormitories and gas chambers, and see the factory areas where prisoners were forced to make munitions and other products for Germany’s war efforts. While the facts of what happened here are shocking and distressing, your guide will explain everything in the most sensitive way possible.
After viewing Auschwitz I, take a short break to collect your thoughts and then visit nearby Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Here, see what remains of the watchtowers, fences and barracks as you hear about the appalling conditions endured by those held here. Witness the remnants of the gas chambers and crematoriums that were destroyed by the fleeing Nazis, and then visit the deeply poignant memorials to the victims to spend time in memory of those who suffered and died here.
After approximately three hours, travel back to Krakow where your tour ends at your original start point.
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Tour drops off at selected Krakow hotels. You will be advised on the day the closest drop off point to your hotel.
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Departs at 8:45am
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Half-Day Trip from Krakow
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Diane D, October 2016
The guide we had at the museum was really good, very informative and professional
Pick up and drop off by the tour company was first class, would definitely recommend
Reviewed by: Daniel S, October 2016
Excellent pick up and drop off service
Would highly recommend visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau through the tour, you cut the huge queue and go straight to the entrance with the tour guide and get headphones so you can hear them throughout the tour. Take an umbrella! Lots of walking.
Very moving and interesting experience.