VIP Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup and 100% Refund Guarantee

Duration: 7h
Departure at your chosen time
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Product includes:

 

  • Guarantee of chosen departure time and a live guide, or your money back
  • Pick up from your hotel in Krakow
  • Exploring the moving memorial dedicated to lives lost in Auschwitz & Birkenau
  • Learning about the camps history from an expert museum guide
  • Best price for bookings in advance

Itinerary

Pick-up
The driver will pick you up from your hotel, then it is a 1,5 hour drive from Krakow.
Guided Tour of Auschwitz I Museum
Official Auschwitz guide will share the heartbreaking story. Entrance fees are already paid so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Guided tour of Auschwitz II Birkenau
You will be transported to the second camp, for the second part of the tour.
Drop off
After the tour our driver will take you back to your location in Krakow.

About

For many people, this is the most memorable tour they ever experienced. Take a guided tour of Auschwitz to learn about the haunting genocide site where approximately 1.5 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Today, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it poignantly commemorates the lives of those who died within its walls and fences and is a must-visit for all.

Our trip is an unforgettable experience. We want the profoundly solemn moment of visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau to proceed without any irregularities, allowing our clients to fully focus on contemplation and a proper experience during their visit to this exceptionally grim but significant place in human history.

Contrary to other offers, we guarantee your departure time, and a licensed live guide from the museum, so you don't have to worry about your plans in Krakow. If any of your expectations aren't met, we will give you your money back.

Established in 1940, the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex is a network of German Nazi concentration camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Poland throughout its five years of operation. It was a place of systematic extermination with the majority of victims Jewish, Polish, Romani, Russian POWs, or other nationalities.

The Martyrdom Museum was founded in 1947 covering the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in Oświęcim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka. It comprises approximately 150 buildings and 300 ruins and the original roads, fences, watchtowers, and railway ramps have all been preserved. Furthermore, the buildings house a collection of original exhibits and documents.

Your ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau includes a guided visit to Auschwitz I - the administrative center of the Auschwitz death camp. You will also visit Auschwitz II - Birkenau. As you explore the gas chambers, crematoriums, and exhibition halls inside the old prison blocks, listen closely as your guide sensitively explains the who, how, where, when, and why of these haunting places Explore the moving memorial dedicated to those who died in the Holocaust and step back to the days of World War II as you walk through the gate of the infamous concentration camp where more than a million European Jews and other prisoners were confined or killed during World War II. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, see a collection of sobering exhibits and documents in the original buildings.

History

1,5 million of stories

A little girl finds herself crowded in a cattle wagon, holding her mother’s hand very tightly.  All of the people gathered there did not know where are they (were) going and what was going to happen to them. It was a long journey without food, water or light in temperature of -20 degrees. They were segregated upon arrival and little did they know that this was probably their last moments with their loved ones. It was 4th of December, 1943 and it was this day that the little girl - Lidia got transported to Auschwitz - Birkenau.
 
Women and children had their belongings and clothes taken away, their heads shaved and their arms tattooed with numbers. This number would now replace their name. Lidia’s number was 70072. 
 
Dirt, cold, hunger, and a great longing for her mother were unbearable for Lydia, but she learned from other children that something even worse was waiting for her in the camp. She was to become the "experimental rabbit" of Dr. Mengele. After one of the visits to the camp hospital, where paramedical experiments took place, even her mother did not recognize her. And it was just the beginning of her story.

As she says herself, she survived only because of a few coincidences that saved her.

 The Museum Today

The museum was founded in 1947, combining the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in Oświęcim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka; 
it comprises of approximately 150 buildings and 300 ruins. The original roads, fences, watchtowers, and railway ramps have been preserved. The buildings house the collection of original exhibits and documents. In 1979, the concentration camp was designated as one of the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. 

Today the museum is open for tourists from all over the world who want to commemorate the victims of this terrible crime and to learn more about the dark side of human nature. Watching a documentary or reading about the camp will never fully replace the harrowing and hard to forget the experience of going from Krakow to Auschwitz and visiting the museum in person.

Museum Regulations

  • Please, wear comfortable shoes - the tour requires a lot of walking, and also take an umbrella or a raincoat so you’re prepared in case of rain (the majority of the tour will take part outside)
  • Please bear in mind that there are hundreds of tourists visiting the Museum every day and keeping your own pace of sightseeing is not possible. We provide you with a documentary on the way, you will learn and prepare yourself for sightseeing
  • You will be asked to leave your bigger belongings in a car (don’t worry, they will be locked and supervised by our driver).  The allowed dimensions of a bag you can take with you are 30x20x10 (A4 size)
  • You will get a headset to hear the guide clearly throughout the whole tour
  • Eating and smoking, as well as acting in a loud manner are forbidden at the site
  • 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. 

Terms & Conditions

  • Free cancellation until 24h before the pickup hour
  • Minor delays (circa 30 minutes) are possible due to traffic conditions.
  • If any of the inclusions will not be provided or the time of departure will be moved you will be issued a full refund

Know before you go

  • We encourage you to bring umbrellas or raincoats in case of bad weather.
  • Please bring snacks and drinks as the tour lasts approximately 7 hours, and we do not anticipate a lunch break.

Faq

How far is Auschwitz from Krakow?

It is 66 km distant from Krakow which means that it takes about 1 h 30 min to get there by car. It is a separate town with no administrative relevance to Krakow, which is why the tour takes that much time. 

I am using a wheelchair, can I visit Auschwitz?

Yes, you can visit Auschwitz with an assisting person. Bearing in mind that the wheelchair should be capable of folding so it would fit into a minibus. However, some sites in Auschwitz are available only through steps so you may not be able to see some of them. Sightseeing in a wheelchair is difficult due to the historical aspect of the buildings (no driveways, large steps, and stairs, pebbly ground).

What luggage size can I take to Auschwitz?

The dimensions are 30x20x10 and you will not be able to enter with any luggage that exceeds those. These are strictly followed and controlled. You can leave your bigger luggage in the car, it will be locked and supervised by the driver.