Auschwitz – Birkenau (comfort tour II)
duration: 7 hr
type of tour: comfort
language spoken: English,
dates excluded: 01.01, Easter Sunday, The March of the Living Day, 25.12
About the site:
KL Auschwitz was founded in 1940 by the Nazis and was the largest German concentration camp in the occupied Polish lands during World War II. By January 1945, Auschwitz exterminated about 1.5 million people from almost every European country. However, among them the largest murdered nationalities were Jews (1 million), followed by the Poles (70-75 thousand), Gypsies (21 thousand) and Soviet prisoners of war (15 thousand). Auschwitz consisted of 3 major camps: Auschwitz I founded in the pre-war Polish barracks in Oswiecim; Auschwitz II created in 1941 in Brzezinka around 3 km from the town, it was the largest in the complex; Auschwitz III- Monowitz, a slightly smaller set around 6 km from Oswiecim and functioning from 1942. People who immediately upon arrival were not executed in the gas chambers, as prisoners were abused for slave labour for the camps or in the surrounding industrial plants and mines. Malnourished, sick, deprived of dignity and humanity the prisoners lived in inhumane conditions and constant terror. The camp was liberated by the Red Army on January 27, 1945.
In 1947 on the site of the former Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II camps the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum was created. In after-camp blocks and barracks visitors can get acquainted with the vastness of human-killing courting by the Nazis on innocent people. The exhibition includes documents, photos of victims, but also personal things that were taken off them such as shoes, bags, clothes, hair, etc. A visit to the museum is an obligatory lesson of history to every human being. In 1979 the Museum of Auschwitz- Birkenau was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
About the tour:
The comfort II tour is organized upon the client’s request on a daily basis and includes the tours in English. You need to book it 5 days before the trip date at the latest. Our English speaking driver picks up the participants of the tour from their hotel in the Krakow area at 09:30 and transports them directly to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. During the 1.5-hr-trip the car and the driver are at the disposal of the client. On the site the driver distributes the tickets, the headsets and attaches the group to the tour in English organized by the museum. During 3.5-hr-trip the participants visit the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps. Our group is transferred from Auschwitz to Birkenau by our driver to continue sightseeing. After the tour the participants have a short break to rest, use the toilet or have lunch. Its duration can be freely agreed on with the driver. Then the guests are taken to Krakow at the designated address. The entire trip takes approximately 7 hr.
The price includes:
Collection from a hotel in the Krakow area
A Tour with an English-speaking guide
A car at the disposal of the client
Mineral water (0.33 l)
A lunch break that follows sightseeing
High quality of service, low price
No hidden fees
Door to door service
- The tour takes from 7.00 to 7.50 hr and doesn’t include a meal.
- It is a museum and Memorial simultaneously, so behave properly.
- Remember that within the museum area it is not allowed to eat and drink as well as to smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes.
- Talking on the mobile phone and taking photos inside the buildings is forbidden.
- Dress suitably to the weather as the tour takes place mostly outdoors.
- Comfortable shoes are essential- keep in mind that it is a walking tour.