Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free!
Auschwitz Birkenau was one of the largest of the Nazi concentration camps. It was established as the ‘final solution’ in the policy of annihilating the Jewish people of Europe. It is estimated that during the five years of its existence, around 1.5 million people of various backgrounds died at Auschwitz.
On this small group tour (maximum 19 people), you will have an intimate experience of the site and are able to interact with your expert guide.
A visit to Auschwitz is a sombre experience, yet understanding the atrocities that occurred here is an important means of ensuring such events never happen again.
In 1979 Auschwitz was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites and designated a memorial and museum. On this Auschwitz tour you will visit both the base camp Auschwitz I and the extermination camp Auschwitz II (Birkenau).
On the journey from Krakow you will be shown a moving documentary on life in the camp.
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You will be picked up from your hotel in Krakow. During the journey you will be shown a moving documentary of life on the camp. On this tour you will visit both Auschwitz I, the base camp, and Auschwitz II (Birkenau), the extermination camp.
Tours of Auschwitz can only be conducted by an official guide. Pass under the gate with the famous inscription Arbet Macht Frei (‘Work sets one free’) and explore the 15 buildings and 300 ruins.The programme includes an introduction to the origins of the camp, its history and the everyday life of its prisoners. The original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps have been preserved. The buildings house a collection of original exhibits and documents.
After spending the morning at Auschwitz, you will be returned to your hotel at around 1:00pm.
This tour was extremely well organised and executed. We were collected from our hotels and driven to Auschwitz, then after a short lunch on to Birkenau. As a small group of 6,...Gordon R Keen
Early morning tour. Arrangements and guides very good. However I felt I was on a conveyor belt. This is no reflection on the tour operator just how things are at Auschwitz. ...MS ANN M SMITH
This tour should NOT be "fun." The guides were pleasant and informative but any visit to Auschwitz is and should be a sobering experience. The guides set a proper tone from the...James H Seals
01 Apr - 14 Jul: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
15 Jul - 30 Sep: Daily
01 Oct - 31 Mar: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Approximately 6 hours (3 hours spent at the site)
You will be picked up from your hotel in Krakow. (please provide the details of your hotel when booking).
You will be dropped off back at your hotel
Eating and smoking, as well as taking photographs inside the buildings and acting in a disruptive manner are forbidden at the site.
Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free. The link to download your free audio guide will be emailed to you within 72 hours of receiving your booking.
Please make sure you are outside your hotel 10 minutes prior to pick-up time. Please contact the local tour operator (contact details provided on this voucher) to confirm departure details 24 hours before the start of the tour.
You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted).No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Children under 5 years old travel free, but only on their parent’s lap.
From July 2015 changes in the Auschwitz booking process mean the exact start time could vary on a daily basis. Your exact start time will be provided with your booking confirmation.
The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into Auschwitz can not exceed dimensions: 30x20x10 cm. Larger bags can be left on the bus.
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