History & heritage tours

Birkenau self-guided tour with guidebook

Availability: Every day
Duration: 5 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Learn about the dramatic history of the Birkenau prisoners
  • Visit Birkenau camp at your own pace
  • Make your tour easier with an extensive guidebook
What to expect

Initially, Birkenau operated as a camp for Soviet prisoners, but eventually, it became a concentration camp for inmates of various nationalities and a center for the extermination of Jews. The prisoners of the Birkenau camps lived in 30 brick barracks and about 250 wooden barracks of different types.

During this tour, you will drive to Birkenau camp in the comfortable van. When you get there, you will receive a comprehensive guidebook that you can use when visiting the camp. See the barracks where the prisoners lived and learn about the lives of the inmates during the Nazi regime. After visiting, you will return to Krakow comfortably.

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What's included
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guidebook
  • Entrance to the Birkenau camp
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to the Auschwitz camp
Where

Plac Szcepański 8, Krakow Visitors Center

What to remember
  • Please remember that the tour does not include guided service. You will be provided with a guidebook
  • Visitors to the grounds of the Museum should behave with due solemnity and respect. Visitors are obliged to dress in a manner befitting a place of this nature
  • Please have your arms covered and wear trousers (or a skirt), that reaches to mid-thigh or knee.
  • Please, wear comfortable shoes - the tour requires a lot of walking, and also take an umbrella or a raincoat so you are
  • prepared in case of rain (the majority of the tour will take part outside)
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When

Every day at 9:00 am and 10:00 am

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Provider
Discover Cracow
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 hour before the activity begins.

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