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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Guided Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Holidays

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Guided Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Holidays

From US$ 39.99 per person

See one of the most important places in the history of mankind. Visit the Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Camp, a symbol of the Holocaust and Memorial to the victims of the Nazis.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup: the driver will find you at the lobby. Apartment pickup: the driver will find you at the front of the building. From April 1, 2020, pickup for the trip will take place between 6:30 AM and 1:30 PM. This is due to new regulations in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum You will be informed at least 6 days prior to the tour about the exact pickup time (between 6:30 AM and 1:30 PM)
Private group available


  • Learn about the history and horrors of the infamous Nazi concentration camp
  • Explore the Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Camp
  • See evidence of the greatest crime against humanity
  • Visit gas chambers, barracks, and the railway platform on which new prisoners were unloaded
Full description
Take a guided group tour to the famous Nazi concentration camps located in the vicinity of Krakow. Discover how during World War II, this complex was the largest and most deadly prison of all time. Find out where the Nazis murdered as many as 4 million people. In 1947, almost immediately after the war ended, the camps were transformed into a museum. Since then visitors can see the conditions people were forced to live in and literally feel the enormity of atrocities perpetrated upon them. After being picked up from your hotel or apartment in Krakow, drive for approximately 1.5-hours to reach the memorial site. Begin the tour at Auschwitz I, where you will skip the ticket line and go directly inside with a certified guide after passing through an airport-style security line. After a short 10-15 minute break, travel by bus to Auschwitz-Birkenau II. Embark on a guided tour of the site for 1.5 hours. At the end of the guided portion of the visit, take some free to time to explore and reflect on your own, before returning to Krakow.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Transfer by air-conditioned car from and to Krakow
  • Entrance tickets to the Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Camp
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • English-speaking driver
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
  • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • Please bring your own lunch. The lunch break is only up to 15 minutes long
  •  Baby carriages is not permitted inside the museum
  • Luggage larger than 30x20x10cm is not permitted inside the museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 231 reviews

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I would highly recommend this trip to anyone! The tour guide was amazing, it’s a very difficult story to hear, let alone retell. The only thing I will point out is that there wasn’t much time for food, I would recommend taking a sandwich and leaving it on the bus for the 10 minute break between Auschwitz I & Birkenau.

February 9, 2020

Must see experience in krakow. Lovely small group and the tour guide was lovely. The bus was small and comfortable as opposed to the stuffy coaches. Driver was a credit to the company, he was super lovely and welcoming. It is very very Cold tho so be wary of that. Thank you x

January 23, 2020

minibus picked us up on time and took us to auszwitz 1. we met our guide Joanna who was assisted by Ewa who is a specialist at the camp. Joanna gave us an outstanding tour of auszwitz 1 and then took us to Birkenau for the hour long conclusion of the tour. It was excellent.

January 6, 2020

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