If you are interested in the modern history, Auschwitz is a must to visit. Far from being pleasant, it became one of the most powerful civilization symbols. It used to be the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp. During 1940-1945, the Nazis killed about 1,500,000 here, mainly Jews, but also Poles, Gypsies, Russians POWs and members of other nationalities. Nowadays it houses the Museum of Holocaust. You can see a 15-minute documentary movie for an introduction, then visit the barracks in Auschwitz I, and the extensive area of the extermination camp Auschwitz II – Birkenau. There is an opportunity to see the shocking gas chambers, the crematorium and the death cells. Auschwitz is quite far from Warsaw (close to Krakow). An English-speaking driver will help with reaching the area in a direct and convenient way. The entrance to the camps is free of charge. Duration: 8 hours, anytime upon request throughout the year. Recommended start at 8-9 am.
-Option A: It includes guided tour at the camp site, documentary movie, limousine transport Warsaw - Auschwitz - Warsaw
-Option B: Additionally includes services of a local guide just for you (in English, French, German and more languages).
For groups the price could get as low as US$ 76 per person.
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