From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Guided Tour
Go on a full-day history tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum, where the infamous WWII concentration camps once operated. Learn about this part of world history with a licensed guide, who will explain the significance of these camps.
Head out of Krakow in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan to first visit KL Auschwitz 1. Walk through the iron gate bearing the notorious slogan Arbeit Macht Frei, which means Work Sets You Free. See 22 brick barracks where hundreds of thousands of victims of the Holocaust were placed in.
Next, make your way to block 11, the so-called prison within the prison. Block 11 contained special torture chambers where various punishments were inflicted to prisoners. The first extermination attempts using Zyklon B took place in this block, and the only crematorium and gas chamber that are still standing are located at the end of the camp.
After the visit to KL Auschwitz 1, travel in the minivan to KL Auschwitz 2 Birkenau. This part of the camp is 25 times larger than Auschwitz 1, and was the largest of the concentration camps. Over 1 million people died here.
End your visit at the Memorial and pay your respects to all of the victims of the genocide before heading back to Krakow.
• As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
• Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
• Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
• This tour is not recommended for children younger than 14 years old
• In case of bookings made over 1 month in advance, the pickup time can be changed. You will be informed by phone or email in the event of any changes
• The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, GetYourGuide and your guide have no influence on the duration of the break times
• Bags bigger than 20x30x10 cm are not allowed in Auschwitz museum
Please advise if you require a child seat
What to bring:
• Passport or ID card
• Sleeveless shirts
• Alcohol and drugs
• Explosive substances
• Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
• Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
• English-speaking driver
• Entrance fees
• Local guide
• Booklet available in different languages
• The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial