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From Krakow: Auschwitz Guided Tour with Lunchbox and Pick-Up

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Spend a day at Auschwitz-Birkenau II concentration camp and learn about its tragic history. Get picked up from your Krakow hotel and explore the site with your licensed guide.

Highlights

  • Visit one of the most important museums in the world
  • Visit the buildings of the Auschwitz Museum and learn about its terrible history
  • Listen carefully to your certified guide so you don't miss anything
  • See the things that remained of Auschwitz prisoners
  • See the well-preserved infrastructure of the concentration camps

Description

Our English-speaking driver will pick you up from one of the chosen locations in the city center of Krakow. With a comfortable air-conditioned bus, you will drive to the city of Oswiecim. The ride will take about 1,5 hours. After arrival at the museum ground, you will meet your official museum guide, who will introduce you to the rules which must be followed. If you carry a bigger backpack than the A4 paper format, please leave it on the bus, as a backpack is not permitted inside the Auschwitz 1 museum. After crossing security gates, those similar to the airport ones, you will receive headphones and a receiver set, which will help you to hear more clearly the guide’s stories who will speak to the microphone. The first part of sightseeing should take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. The first steps begin at the well-known gate with “Arbeit Macht Frei” writing. The place was a work camp in the past and the prisoners were forced to do a destructive job. The route leads through the important places which show the daily life of prisoners, work, selection, and extermination. Each barrack is an original exhibition made up of belongings left by prisoners The combination of these items with the guide’s appalling stories helps you see through your own eyes what really happened here, and why we can’t remain indifferently to this place. The last stop during the first part of the sightseeing is the gas chamber and the place where prisoners’ corpses were burnt. After finishing the first part of Auschwitz sightseeing there will be a short 15 minutes break. It’s possible to use the toilet or have a snack or drink in a museum restaurant. After the break, we will hop on our bus and depart to Auschwitz II Birkenau camp which is located just 10 minute's drive outside the city. When you arrive at the parking, our driver will show you the way to the former camp where the museum guide (that you already know) will be waiting for you. The visit to the Birkenau camp will take around 1 hour. Auschwitz II Birkenau is a vast open-space camp that shows the size of the murder committed here. You will see the field with many barracks, gas chambers, and crematoriums fenced with a barbed wire. Thousands of people were murdered in this place. Wear comfortable shoes as you will walk around 1km around the camp. You can also have your backpack during the visit to Birkenau camp. After finishing the tour, our driver will wait for you in the parking, the same place where you arrived. You’ll have a short break and then depart to Krakow city center.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off in the city center Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly Entrance fee to Auschwitz Birkenau memorial site Certified local guide throughout visiting the museum Packed lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water)

Important Information

  • Are required to provide their full names and contact details as part of the booking (Auschwitz museum requirement) Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering 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.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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