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Private Tour: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour from Krakow

Krakow, Poland
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6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 5 more


Experience a poignant piece of World War II history on a half-day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow. Led by a private guide, you'll explore the UNESCO-listed concentration camp memorial site and preserve the memory of those who perished there. Pass through the crematoriums, gas chambers and old prison blocks and hear the stories of this dark time in history. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to your Krakow hotel.
  • Day trip to Auschwitz in Oswiecim from Krakow
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp memorial site with a private guide
  • Learn about the European Jews and other races deemed inferior, who died at the camp
  • See the main points of interest like the crematoriums and gas chambers
  • Visit the camp’s memorial to pay your respects to those who perished in the camp

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Ideal if you want to know more about this part of history but do not want to experience this sensitive, sad place in a big group of strangers.
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 and extermination camp for primarily European Jews.

Begin your half-day trip with pickup at your Krakow hotel. Accompanied by your private guide, you'll travel out of the city to the town of Oswiecim, roughly an hour away. Here you’ll find the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the harrowing location of the world’s largest genocide attempt during WWII.

Enter the gates bearing the inscription Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets You Free) and then head inside to learn about the atrocities that once took place there. Your guide will explain the camp’s history in a sensitive manner as you visit the crematoriums and gas chambers, as well as the watchtowers and fences where the Nazi officers stood guard.

Examine the exhibitions inside the old prison blocks and pay your respects at the camp's memorial. There is no cafe at Auschwitz-Birkenau, but you will be given a break to eat your packed lunch (own expense). Your trip will conclude with drop-off back at your Krakow hotel.

Product code: 5752PRIVAUSCHWITZ

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