Learn about the history of the Holocaust on a full-day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Warsaw. Alongside your guide, you’ll visit the site of the former Nazi extermination camp and delve into the history of the Third Reich. See preserved wooden watchtowers and barbed fences, and behold suitcases, shoes and documents that belonged to Jewish prisoners in the site’s museum. On this small-group tour — limited to eight people — an intimate atmosphere is guaranteed.
Full-day small-group tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau from Warsaw
Visit the former Nazi extermination camp and see preserved original features
Behold belongings such as shoes and suitcases in the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum
Learn about the history of the Third Reich from a knowledgeable guide
Tour the site in a small-group to maintain an intimate ambience
After pickup from your Warsaw hotel, board an air-conditioned coach destined for Auschwitz (Oswiecim). Along the way, you’ll receive a historical introduction to the former Nazi extermination camp from your guide.
On arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau, begin a guided tour of the museum in your small group. See preserved wooden watchtowers, railway ramps and barbed fences that conjure the atmosphere of the concentration camp.
See, too, belongings such as shoes, suitcases and documents that belonged to Jewish prisoners in the site’s comprehensive museum. Then, take a short ride to Birkenau camp — the extermination and labour camp where 90% of prisoners were killed — to enrich your knowledge of the Holocaust.
Midway through the tour, you’ll receive a traditional Polish lunch of soup and a main dish. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Warsaw hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
A poignant and powerful experience
, Aug 2019
Although it was a long drive to and from Warsaw, we had a wonderful driver who took good care of us throughout the day. When we got to Auschwitz, we joined a group with a terrific tour guide (Agnieszka), who could not have been more respectful of the place and what happened there. It made for a poignant and powerful experience.
This tour delivered as advertised. Although it's a long day of travel, and the price is a bit excessive, we spent the appropriate time at Auschwitz and experienced everything we wanted to. The driver was professional and excellent.
Excellently organized tour with a lot of information to learn about Auschwitz
, May 2019
Driver pick up us at the hotel and we drove for about 3.5 hours to Auschwitz with one stop on the half of the route. At Auschwitz other people also came from different places and guide with all of us went on the tour where she explained all details regarding Auschwitz and besides all information she provided her english was excellent so it was very pleasant to listen to her. After the tour we had some lunch which was ok and then again 3.5 hours drive back to the hotel with one stop. I really recommend this tour because you can learn plenty of stuff regarding Auschwitz and it is very well organized.
The memorial is 4 hours drive one way to Auschwitz and includes 2 hour walking tour of Krakow. Our guide at the memorial was outstanding and we this is subjective to several history tours on our trip. Her emotive and well organized commentary kept us on top of history at each section of the memorial. Needless to say, Auschwitz is a testament to the ultimate nadir of our human morality and the pinnacle of its apathy!!
The drive from Warsaw was extra long due to construction, so our day was 14 hours. The driver was on time, professional, and willing to stop a for a break each way. The lunch was ok, the Polish part could be improved, meaning... perogies, cabbage rolls, borscht, etc. It is quite chaotic as the tours get organized, pay toilets, book store, restaurant. All groups use the radio transmitter, but our system was very poor, with either interference from other tours, guide was not using her own mic properly, rain, and getting too far away from the base.
The tour itself is very informative, upsetting, sad, etc, I would have to say that seeing how big the Birkenau section is, really hits home the horrid stories that we have all heard. It is very expansive, and there is a lot of walking for this section.
Our group was glad we did the tour, but a long day, and not happy about the headphone/radio system.