1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour from Krakow

Product ID: 76044
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Tour the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz on a day tour from Krakow. Visit the main camp and see the permanent exhibitions and buildings. Continue on to Birkenau, a short drive away, to learn more about the atrocities committed there.
About this activity
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Duration: 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup is offered from all hotels/accommodations in Kraków. Customers should send us name and address of theirs hotel/accommodation. Guests are required to be at the meeting point or in front of the selected hotel 10 minutes before departure. The driver will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the specified departure time. Customers will receive a message with the exact meeting and departure time by 7 PM the day before the activity.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the infamous former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz
  • See all the permanent exhibitions in Auschwitz as well as important original buildings in Birkenau
  • Experience this harrowing time in modern history with a professional guide
Full description
This Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour in English departs daily in the morning and the afternoon from 6 central meeting points in Krakow’s Old Town. The exact time and place of the departure will be provided after the booking via email. Hotel pick-ups are available only in selected areas, and if requested in advance.

Transportation to the Auschwitz Museum is arranged, depending on the option, in 8-seat minivans or 22-seat minibuses, along with your driver. After the 1.5-hour drive to the site you’ll have a short break before the tour.

The tour begins at Auschwitz, the main camp, in a group of no more than 30 visitors. You’ll be led by a professional, museum-employed guide. Receivers and earpieces are provided by the Auschwitz Museum to ensure that you’re able to hear the guide clearly.

You’ll spend around 2 hours taking in all the permanent exhibitions and buildings at the main camp, and then have a 15-minute break. Following the break there will be a short drive to Birkenau, the second part of the camp, located about 3 km from Auschwitz. The Birkenau visit lasts approximately 1 hour.

For regular guided tours, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum limits the time each group spends on the grounds to 3.5 hours including the break in between sites.

The duration may vary between 6 and 7.5 hours, including the round-trip transfers from Krakow and the guided visits. You’ll be dropped off at one of 3 central drop off points.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Krakow
  • Museum entrance fees for the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau
  • Headphones in the memorials to hear better
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Bottled water (returnable bottle)
  • One lunch box per person (classic or vegan)
  • Centrally located meeting point
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off (in selected areas) is included with the option "Tour in English with Round-Trip Transport"
What’s Not Included
  • Hot drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
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
• Short breaks of 15-25 minutes are available for coffee and snacks in a few shops and restaurants on site
• There is a 2zł (€0.50) fee to use the toilet on site
• On board all vehicles, alcohol and warm beverages that can stain the seats, as well as warm food with strong smells and sauces, are not permitted
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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Review summary
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Value for money
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Product ID: 76044