4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Devote a day to the memory of Holocaust victims on this small-group Auschwitz tour from Krakow, led by an expert guide. Departing in the early morning, your group is one of the first to enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, a solemn memorial dedicated to the millions who were killed at this German concentration camp during World War II. Your guide will explain some of the atrocities that happened here, and give insight into the history of the Holocaust as you browse the exhibits and explore the preserved grounds.

This small-group tour is limited to 19 people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from a guide.

Highlights

  • Auschwitz half-day trip from Krakow with an expert guide
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and memorial
  • Be one of the first groups to enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • Learn about the history of WWII, the Holocaust and the German concentration camps
  • Lunch box, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport included
  • Small-group tour limited to 19 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour from Krakow

Learn about the history of the Holocaust during your Auschwitz-Birkenau tour

Start your tour with a pickup from Market Square in central Krakow or your Krakow hotel, and relax on the 1.5-hour minivan drive to Auschwitz. Along the way, watch an onboard documentary to learn about the history of the Holocaust and prepare yourself for your Auschwitz visit.

You’ll be one of the first groups to enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, comprising the Auschwitz I concentration camp and Auschwitz II extermination camp, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau. Auschwitz is the most infamous of all the Holocaust concentration camps, where an estimated 1.5 million people were killed during World War II. Today, millions of visitors come to pay tribute to the lives lost and the atrocities this site witnessed under the hands of Adolf Hitler.

Listen to your guide explain the origins of the camp and hear what life was like for prisoners here. See original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps as you explore the camp, and head inside the museum to explore the poignant exhibits detailing the stories your guide touched on during the tour.

Roughly halfway through the tour, a 15-minute break is factored in to your itinerary. Use this free time to enjoy your lunch box that includes two sandwiches, fruit and bottled water. After approximately three hours at Auschwitz, travel back to central Krakow and finish with a drop-off in town or at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The actual Auschwitz-Birkenau tour was very good. The guide was knowledgeable and very respectful regarding the incidence which happened there.
I expected a bit more from the escort, on the bus ride over to Auschwitz. She put on a documentary on the way there which gave us a pretty good overview. That was the extent of her, or the drivers interaction with us.
One the way back, it would have been nice if she or the driver spoke something about the area we were traveling through, maybe gave us some interesting facts about the towns (or even the names) we were passing through. The bus driver and the escort talked to each other all the way home and didn't interact with the passengers at all, except to thank us for using the service and they hoped we have a good rest of the trip.
This is the first time I ever experienced no interaction with the escort on a trip.
Jean Schlameuss
JAS Travel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Tour was well organised, very informative and educational. Tour guide was excellent, eye opening, sobering and overwhelming all at the same time. Would highly recommend it.

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