Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp on a 7-hour tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow. Learn about the Nazi program of “Arbeit Macht Frei” and the genocide of World War II. See the gas chambers, barracks and more.
What to Expect
Explore the former Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau on a 7-hour historical tour from Krakow and see significant monuments from the terrible events of World War II and Hitler’s Third Reich.
Founded on 27 April 1940, the real hell started in Auschwitz in June 1940 when more than 700 Polish political prisoners and Jews arrived at the camp. From that moment on, Auschwitz became the site of extermination by inhumane conditions and physical destruction of prisoners.
It was the biggest death camp of the Nazi regime and during your tour a licensed guide will sensitively take you to see the barbed wire fences, watchtowers, barracks, gallows and gas chambers; these depict the circumstances under which the Nazi genocide took place.
You will also visit Birkenau, set up by Heinrich Himmler a little less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Auschwitz. Birkenau comprised of more than 300 buildings, including latrines, watchtowers and gas chambers. During its 3 years of existence it fulfilled different functions, but from October 1941 acted as a camp for around 125,000 prisoners of war.
Although a challenge, it’s important to remember these events to make sure that this history is never repeated.
- Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Krakow
- Live tour guide at Auschwitz with headsets
- Live tour guide at Birkenau
What's Not Included
- Food (bring your own packed lunch)
- Paper guides for PLN 5 can be purchased in the museum shop
What to Remember
Please note that large backpacks and handbags are not permitted in Auschwitz Birkenau Muzeum. Maximum bag size is 20 / 30 cm.
Time of pick-up can be changed - you will be informed by mobile phone, email or through the reception desk.
Please inform the tour operator if you have a small child requiring a car seat.
Please note, you will need to show your student card at the desk if you have booked the student ticket.