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Auschwitz-Birkenau Half-Day Trip
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Half-Day Trip

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5,118 reviews
Very well presented, very informative. Some harrowing details, but I would highly recommend the trip, it's one I will never forget.
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  • English
  • 6.5 hours

Set off on a half-day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow and discover the hair-raising events that took place in this Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Over one million people were killed in Auschwitz with the Nazi’s Final Solution to the Jewish Question.  

Itinerary

Board a comfortable air-conditioned coach from the historic center of Kraków and sit back while you head west to Oświęcim (Auschwitz in German). An introductory documentary about the concentration camp is shown during the one-hour bus ride.

Auschwitz-Birkenau is made up of several camps, of which the two most important are Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Once you get to the destination, you will first explore Auschwitz I, initially built to house political prisoners. Follow your local English-speaking guide into the various blocks to discover the permanent exhibitions explaining the atrocities committed in this site.

Next, head to the only remaining gas chambers and crematoriums, which weren’t destroyed by the Nazis before their hasty departure. During the whole visit, your guide will explain the building’s history in a delicate manner.

After a short break, drive to the second camp: Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

Auschwitz II-Birkenau was built in 1941 as an extermination camp where approximately 1.3 million people were sent during the following years. Your guide will lead you through the barracks, the latrines, the train tracks, the deposit of ashes, the remains of the crematoriums and gas chambers which were demolished by the German troops before leaving to hide the evidence.

After visiting both camps, you will head back to Krakow.

Suggestion

We recommend you bring something to eat and drink during the trip. If you don’t, you can buy something at the various stands at the entrance of the concentration camp. The tour includes two breaks, each of 15 minutes.

Two tours

If you also want to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine on the same day, you must choose the Auschwitz tour that departs at 8am or before, to insure you have enough time to join both tours.

Included in the tour

The half-day trip includes a free lunch and free pub crawl, which you can enjoy on the same day of the tour or any other day of the week:

  • Lunch at Beer House restaurant (Floriańska 43). You can go anytime between 11am and 5pm.
  • Pub crawl: It includes entrance to 4 clubs and one shot at each club. You can take part in the pub crawl any day of the week.

Price

Adults Students with student card Children 5-16 Children under 5
English-speaking tour
43.5$
43.5$
27$
Free

English-speaking tour

  • Adults

    43.5$
  • Students with student card

    43.5$
  • Children 5-16

    27$
  • Children under 5

    Free

More information

Duration

6.5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Transport from Krakow by airconditioned coach.

Professional English speaking guide.

Admission to Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps.

Lunch at Beer House restaurant or Pub crawl with 4 drinks.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

How to book?

To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

Do you have any questions?

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43.5 $
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Plac Jana Matejki 2, very close to the Barbican

Cancellations


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity.
If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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