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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:  5 - 6 hours
Leave Krakow for a morning or afternoon to visit the UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. This sobering half-day trip will have a lasting impact, commemorating the lives of those who died in the extermination camps during the Holocaust of World War II.


  • Morning or afternoon trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum from Krakow
  • Guided walk through Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp
  • Birkenaus Martyrdom Museum
  • Documentary screening onboard the coach
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from selected Krakow hotels

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau is the best-known cemetery and place of genocide in the world. Started in 1940 as a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners, in 1942 the camp became a center for the extermination of European Jews. During the years 1940 to 1945, approximately 1.5 million people died there. The majority of the camp's victims were Jews, along with Poles, Gypsies, Russian POWs and members of other nationalities.

Your tour of this haunting site begins onboard the coach with a 15-minute documentary about the liberation of the camp. On arrival at the museum, your guide will show you the exhibitions in some of the surviving prison blocks, the gas chamber and the crematorium.

After a short break, the tour continues to Birkenau, where the view from the watchtower above the entrance gate reveals the forbidding expanse of the biggest Nazi concentration camp built during the Holocaust. A Martyrdom Museum was set up here in 1947, and in 1979 Auschwitz-Birkenau was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites.

Customer Reviews

Charlotte W
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Harrowing - but everyone should do this tour - guide was factual and certainly made you think about current political/religious affairs in the world - bus picked us up on time and all went smoothly - you will be in need of a polish vodka at the end of the day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This trip was awesome.
The pick up and journey to the camp was on time and very comfortable.
The polish guide was extremely knowledgable about the history of the camp and was very willing to answer questions as we went along.
The tour was timed well, although the break in between the camps was very short and didn't leave you very much time to grab refreshments. It would be a good idea to bring your own snacks and drinks to have whilst travelling.
I definitely recommend this tour.

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