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Overview

Discover the darkest history of human kind. You will experience the world's most gripping history through the lenses of the modern museum, the history witness and the world famous memory site. Study World War II in the place where it started and discover the extensive damage it made. View modern Poland in its proper historical context. Gain more understanding about the world that surrounds us.

Number of days/duration

1

Included meals

1

Suggested dates

All year

Number of cities/sights

2 sights/museums

Group size

10-50

Trip pace

Calm

Free cancellation

Up to 30 days*

Itinerary

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What's included

1 meals
Private coach transportation
Trip staff

Museum guides, tour guide optional

Entrance fees to

Galicja Museum, meeting with Holocaust survivor, Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum (standard 3.5-4 h tour)

Transport

Coach

Pickup place

Your hotel in Cracow

Drop off place

Your hotel in Cracow

Language offered

English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian and others on request

Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
Trip type

One day tour

Not included

General conditions and customs

Optional Excursions

Oświęcim Synagogue

Oświęcim Synagogue (also called Synagoga Chewra Lomdej Misznajot) is a synagogue located in Oświęcim, at 5 Księdza Jana Skarbka Square, formerly known as Szpitalny Square, and Kościelna Street. The synagogue is the only Jewish house of prayer in Oświęcim that was not completely destroyed during World War II. Its construction began in 1913, and it served its functions until 1939. During the war, its interior was destroyed, and the building was ...

Old Jewish district of Kazimierz

The Jewish people have always played an important role in the history of Krakow and Kazimierz and its Jewish population have always played an important role the history of Krakow and have had a great impact on regional economy as well as culture. Kazimierz, that is known as a district of Krakow, used to be a stand-alone city. It was granted city rights in early 14th century, not too long after Jews in the Kingdom of Poland received numerous ri...

Remuh Synagogue

It is the only active synagogue in Krakow. The synagogue is situated in the old Jewish Kraków district – Kazimierz, at 40 Szeroka Street. The building was erected in the Renaissance style. It is the only synagogue in the city which has regular religious services and it is the second oldest synagogue in Kraków. Remuh with its cemetery are a unique Jewish, architecture complex from the 16th century. The construction of the synagogue started in 1...

Old Synagogue

The Old Synagogue is currently a branch of Kraków City’s Museum and is situated in the very heart of Kraków’s Kazimierz at 24 Szeroka Street. It is one of the oldest buildings of this type in Poland and in Europe. It was built in the second half of the 15th century. Unfortunately, during its history it has burnt a few times. Still, the most tragic period was of course the World War II when the Nazis devastated the building completely. It wasn’...

Kupa Synagogue

Synagogue Kupa is located in the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz in Kraków. The synagogue was founded in the 1640s from the kehilla fund and therefore it is called Kupa (the word "kupa" means fund). At present, the Kupa synagogue is the center of religious life in the Jewish community of Krakow. Every Shabbat services are held and on Friday evenings Shabbat dinners for members of the Commune. The Kupa Synagogue is also available for visitors.

Tempel Synagogue

Tempel Synagogue is situated at 24 Miodowa Street, which is only 500 meters from the Old Synagogue at Szeroka Street. It is one of 4 synagogues in Kraków but services aren’t held hear on regular basis. The building was erected in 1860-1862 in a rectangle shape in a Mauritanian-Renaissance style. Later on the synagogue was rebuilt twice in 1883 and 1924. During World War II the Nazis devastated the building. After the war it become the synagogu...

High Synagogue

The High Synagogue is located in Kraków's Kazimierz, at 38 Józefa Street. It is called the High Synagogue because it is the only synagogue in Poland with a prayer room on the first floor. It was built between 1556 and 1563 and was one of the richest Jewish synagogues in the city of Kazimierz. Devastated during the Second World War, it was not renovated until the 1960s. After 2005, it started to host exhibitions devoted to the history and cul...

Ghetto Heroes Square

Ghetto Heroes Square The Ghetto Heroes Square is one of the most significant places in the history of Krakow and Jewish communities. Formerly known as Zgody Square in Krakow’s district of Podgorze – an area that was transformed into Krakow Ghetto under Nazi rule during WWII. It was as this very square that Nazi occupants gathered Jewish people before deporting them to nearby Auschwitz and Plaszow concentration camps. With its redesign in 2005 ...

Schindler’s Factory

The factory is a part of National Museum in Kraków and shows exhibition devoted to World War II. The place itself was popularized by 1993 film “Schinler’s List” by Stephen Spielberg picturing Oskar Schindler saving Jews during World War II. Tourists who come here from all around the world may see the exhibition “Cracow – times of occupation 1939-1945”. It tells the story of Polish, Jewish and German citizens in the occupied Cracow during World...

Home Army Museum in Kraków

The Home Army Museum was created in 2000. The Museum presents the origins of the Home Army, the Underground State and the lives of Polish soldiers on the fronts of World War II and after the war until today. The museum's collection consists of historical souvenirs donated by Home Army soldiers and their families, archival photographs and films. This museum exhibition is devoted to the Polish Underground State and its armed strength, which was ...

Reviews

Words are not enough it is something you have to see. It is shocking experience but the one people really should take to understand the world better. I will never forget about all these atrocities. The meeting with Holocaust survivor was really special. ITS Poland thank you for the flawless service and good planning.
Kristina
Auschwitz-Birkenau is a harrowing place to visit and walking around it and seeing the conditions people were put through really leaves you feeling heavy hearted and uneasy. It is emotional and thought provoking, but at the same time more relevant now than ever. Walking around the camp is very sombre and should be treated with respect. It can immune for racism for the rest of your life.
Lauren

Questions and answers

What should I take with me for Auschwitz tour?

In winter warm cloths are necessary as you will be outside a lot and at open spaces in Birkenau so it can get very windy and cold. besides If you travel in summer bring bottle of water and an umbrella or a hat to protect your head is a good idea. It can get very hot or cold and as historical reality is maintained no place to sit or stay.

What are the security measures in Auschwitz Museum?

Nowadays, you go through an anti-covid spray then security screening. No pocket knives, no packs, no large purses are allowed.

How will we get from Auschwitz to Birkenau?

The first thing to realise is that Auschwitz and Birkenau are 2 separate camps, and as such you will want to allow yourself time to do both. During standard sightseeing usually people spend about 2 h in Auschwitz and about 1 h in Birkenau. Camps are geographically separated and a museum shuttle bus runs people between them.

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