Visiting the memorial and museum of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp is essential in trying to understand the horrors of the Second World War. Discover its history on this day trip from Warsaw.
Auschwitz Day Trip
Many people have tried to describe the horrifying ordeal of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps of World War II, but the horror defies words. Experiencing the museum and memorial of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp is an important step in attempting to truly understand the extent of the tragic events of this era. This day trip will take you from Warsaw to the infamous site by bus, while an expert guide explains its history.
After an approximately three-and-a-half-hour drive, you'll arrive in Oświęcim, a small town in southern Poland that, between 1940 and 1945, bore witness to the horrendous acts of the Nazis. During this period of the Second World War, the Third Reich constructed a series of concentration and extermination camps on the outskirts of Oświęcim, where they committed horrendous crimes against prisoners of war, Jews, and other ethnic groups. These were known as Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which have been converted into the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, founded in 1947.
Your guided tour of the former concentration camp will take you to see the area where the inmates imprisoned here lived. The prison blocks and barracks retain a dark and mournful atmosphere, and it is sobering to imagine human beings being forced to live here, within the barbed wire fencing that surrounds the camp. You'll also see the crematoriums and the gas chambers where over one million people were killed, and the railway whose tracks ended at Auschwitz, which transported so many prisoners to their death.
This day trip to Auschwitz is a deeply moving experience and the memorial and museum serve not only to honour those who suffered and lost their lives through this horrific experience, but also to educate visitors and a greater global audience in order to ensure that what happened here never happens again.
Following your visit to the camp, you will be taken back to the original departure point in Warsaw.
Please remember to bring your ID or passport on the day of the excursion.
Per personUS$ 108
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert historical knowledge.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
Entrance to Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (7:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
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.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Why is there no availability between the 1st and 3rd of May?
A - Because on these dates the camp is reserved for comemmoration by survivors and their families.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
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