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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Trip from Krakow

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    What to Expect
    Your driver will collect you from your Krakow hotel between 8am and 9am. It's generally about a 90-minute drive to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

    You'll start at Auschwitz I, the first camp to be built on the site, where you'll join an English-language tour provided by the museum. Begin by watching a documentary movie about the history of Nazi concentration camps in German-occupied Poland before exploring the site with your guide. Many of the original buildings here have been converted into powerful and moving museums.

    Next, stay with your group for the transfer to Auschwitz II-Birkenau, about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) away, where around a million people were killed, more than 90% of them Jews. Much of the camp was demolished, but you'll see the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria where so many went to their deaths. You'll spend about an hour here with the same guide before returning to the main gate.

    Here you'll rejoin your driver and board your van for the transfer back to Krakow. You should be back at your hotel between 3:30pm and 4:30pm. Please note that bad traffic can create delays.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel is not listed please add a remark and we will pick you up from any accommodation (also Airbnb) located within Krakow City limits.
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    7/31/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

    7/31/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Documentary movie
    • Standard 3.5 hour group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau
    • Insurance
    • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed on the museum grounds is 30 x 20 x 10 centimeters (roughly 12 x 8 x 4 inches). You can always leave your belongings inside the bus which will be parked nearby
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews auschwitz birkenau never mind brilliant service bring snacks lost their lives comfortable transport awful place skip the queue organised tour excellent company piece of history at short notice separate days minute journey chocolate wafer knew her stuff friendly driver
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    booked this on line before we went. Were picked up at our hotel by the driver, very polite and on time, took us to Auschwitz, did not have to stand in the general line, the driver did it all for us. After the tour had...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank ianyar
    Marta M, Kierownik at Krakow Shuttle - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

    Dear, We are very glad that our service has meet your expectations. Greetings, Reservation manager Marta Majewska

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Absolutely a must trip,brilliant guide, prompt and knowledgeable. Returning next year will definitely be using the same company

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Chrissy L
    Marta M, Manager at Krakow Shuttle - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear, Thank you for the review. We will be more than happy to provide the service for you again. Greetings, Reservation manager Marta Majewska

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Booked online from UK, had text and email the evening before, picked up early watched the video on minivan on the way to the tour, joined our guide no queuing for tickets all done for you.we didn't do the salt mine so back in krakow...More

    Thank gary-jenny
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The long drive to Auschwitz prepared us for the experience because of an excellent video that covered the whole tour. Our driver Adrian was outstanding in every possible way, but I'll limit myself to one example. In the chaos at Auschwitz my wife misplaced her...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank HaroldGabow
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    You need to reserve an entire day for this tour. I was under the expectation that it was a morning tour with a pick up time between 7-9. The night before I was informed I would be picked up at 12pm because the tour was...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Emily D
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    Annewitherney
    29 August 2019|
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    Response from ntimms | Reviewed this property |
    Quite a comfortable Mercedes minibus. I am a huge man and didn't feel cramped up.
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    14 March 2019|
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    Response from jojo272 | Reviewed this property |
    No you can only take a bag the size of an A4 piece of paper but there is a cafe there.
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    Rosie M
    14 February 2019|
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    Response from cltboy | Reviewed this property |
    You can buy food there but some coach trips give you the option of a packed lunch
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