Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour - Memorial and Museum
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Auschwitz Birkenau Tour reveals one of the best-known concentration camps in the world; it is a place of genocide where approximately 1.5 million people were killed during WWII. Our Auschwitz tour includes a visit to Auschwitz I - the administrative center of Auschwitz death camp and Auschwitz II, designed and constructed as an extermination facility. The place has remained a living monument of death. You may also be interested in another popular Salt Mine Tour. Thanks to the DiscoverCracow and our well organized guided tour you do not have to worry about details such as transport or fees. We also provide you with a professional English speaking guide who knows all the details about this frightening place. Our Auschwitz tour provides you with almost everything you need to take part in the tour and discover this contraction camp. Our services save you time you would otherwise spend in queues, thanks to us you will also avoid the stress associated with completing the formalities.
"I would regard this as a must-go museum in Poland"
- Groups of up to 30 persons
- Book just 1h in advance!
- 7-hour tour from Krakow
- Tours available throughout whole year
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Supervision of English-speaking tour leader
- Documentary screening in the bus
- Comfortable, clean and new minibuses
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Every year, millions of people from around the world visit Auschwitz, walk through the same entrance as the prisoners of the camp did more than 60 years ago, and read the same slogan with an upside-down “B” - "Arbeit macht frei" Work sets one free". Our agenda of Auschwitz tour includes the visit, an introduction to the origins of the concentration camp, its history and the everyday life of its prisoners.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was established in 1940 and throughout the five years of its inglorious operation over 1.5 million Jews, Poles, Italians, Frenchmen, Romani, and citizens of Soviet Union perished here.
It should be emphasized that the prisoners of Auschwitz originated from every country in Europe.
The camp was originally intended to house political prisoners and members of the resistance movement, most of whom were Poles. The abandoned artillery barracks were erected in the area. It consisted of two- and one-storey brick buildings built by prisoners. The number of people who were kept in one place ranged from a few to over 20,000. The first mass transfer of prisoners took place in June 1940. The camp in Birkenau was a place of mass extermination of Jews. In its gas chambers, more than one million people died. There were about 300 buildings in the area, which made up a few larger parts, including female, male and family camps and a hospital section. The camp occupied a rectangular area of about 200 hectares, surrounded by electrified barbed wire. Just behind the fence, the commandant's house was surrounded by the garden.
Canceling a booking for a standard tour or transfer with DiscoverCracow: - If you cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the activity - full refund - If you cancel within 24 hours of the activity or no-show - no refund - Groups of 15 people and more are obliged to cancel the booking at least two days prior the tour to get a full refund. In order to receive a discount students must have a valid student ID during the tour. Please arrive at the designated pick-up point a minimum 5 minute before departure time. Minor delays (circa 20 minutes) are possible due to traffic conditions. Eating and smoking, as well as acting in a loud manner are forbidden at the site. The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the Museum cannot exceed dimensions: 30x20x10 cm. Larger bags must be left in the bus. Taking photos in the buildings with the use of flash is forbidden. You are allowed to take photos only in selected parts of the Museum. A discount entrance fee is available for students aged up to 24 holding a valid student ID. You have to present printed voucher to Tour Leader before beginning of the trip. Customer is kindly requested to contact us at least 24h to the begining of the tour to confirm pick-up time and place of departure.
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan - Expert guide - English-speaking tour leader - Entrance fees - Hotel pickup and drop-off
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