Tour code: 2145IT3
Experience a poignant piece of World War II history on a half-day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow. Led by a knowledgeable guide, explore the UNESCO-listed concentration camp complex and preserve the memory of those who perished there. Pass through the crematoriums, old prison blocks and moving memorials, and hear the stories of this dark time in history from your guide in a sensitive manner. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to your original departure point in Krakow. 

Highlights

  • 6-hour trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow with a local guide
  • Take a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and memorials
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed sites and learn about their terrible past from a knowledgeable guide
  • View the prison dormitories, gas chambers and exhibitions at Auschwitz I
  • See what remains of Birkenau’s watchtowers, fences, barracks and gas chambers
  • Trace the stories of individual prisoners and visit the memorials to the camps’ victims
  • Learn the history of WWII’s Holocaust and about the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

Learn the history of Auschwitz-Birkenau on a half-day trip from Krakow

Established in the early 1940s by the Nazis, Auschwitz was originally intended for Polish political prisoners. Later, when it was extended to include the neighboring site of Birkenau, it became a larger concentration camp for primarily European Jews, killing an estimated 1.5 million people.

Begin your trip with pickup at your Krakow hotel or in central Krakow, at your preferred departure time. Accompanied by your guide, travel to the town of Oswiecim while a documentary on WWII and the Nazi Holocaust is shown on board. After roughly 1.5 hours, arrive at the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enter the gates bearing the inscription Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free) and then head inside to learn about how the complex quickly turned from a detention camp to a center for mass murder. Your guide will discuss the camp’s history in a sensitive manner as you visit the crematoriums and gas chambers, as well as the watchtowers and fences at Birkenau where the Nazi officers stood guard.

After examining the exhibitions inside the old prison blocks, pay your respects at the camp's somber memorial. Your trip will conclude with drop-off back at your Krakow hotel.

Customer Reviews

bertha estela m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Obligated visit. Such an experience of the lack of humanity from that regimen. Logistics and guide were perfect.

Donald P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Marthe Linnea F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Was amazing. Our guide was very good. If we were to go again we would make sure there isn and #39;t to sunny and hot or rainy. When we went there was very sunny and it kinda took away from the experience.

Wes P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour covering the history of the sites which leaves a lasting impression.

Steven L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent trip with very friendly and helpful organisers. Our guide at the camp was brilliant. If you ever go to Krakow you must visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. It is an incredibly poignant place.

Karen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour itself is either something you want to do or not, but if you do then this tour provider is recommended. I had contact with three different english speaking guides over the day and all were fantastic. Everything was seamless and there was no waiting around.

Benjamin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Truly moving day and everything we wanted to see and do.

Cheyenne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Truly enriching. Our tour guide added so much depth to what we were being shown.

Cheyenne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Truly enriching. Our tour guide added so much depth to what we were being shown.

Xuanshen Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour is quite worthy to go, and the arrangement pick up, tour guide, etc are also very nice!

From USD $ 44.05

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Enter Total Number of Travelers

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message