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

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Guided Tour from Krakow

Product ID: 76044
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
Duration: 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

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.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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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

4.7 / 5

based on 628 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The guide was really good! She explained everything very clear and in an interesting way! The tour group wasn't too big. The only bad thing was the information about the lunch box. The site said we would get a lunchbox but we didn't. Overall a very good tour! I definetely recommend it!

January 30, 2020

Excellent Tour

Booked this tour through ‘Get your Guide’ booking was easy to do and communication from Get your Guide and Cracow Local Tours was excellent. We did not make the tour as we overslept! However, after speaking to Cracow Local Tours they were happy to accommodate us on a different day. The tour itself was outstanding. The tour guide ... Francesco was very knowledgeable and informative. He was also happy to answer any questions the group had. I would recommend this tour without hesitation. I would also use Cracow Local Tours.

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August 22, 2019

Harrowing

Our guide was very informative. Auschwitz-Birkenau was a death camp. The tour was presented in a manner deservedly representing the horror, despair and brutality of the Naxi regime. It was uncomfortable. There were so many tourists and this is actually a good thing as evidently millions take the tour. The kind of place where we didn't take numerous photos but walked around, reflecting on that shocking time and the way the world seems to now becoming desensitised to people's plights. The tour organisers were very good. We initially had problems with our audio and it was quickly addressed as tour groups need to move to a tight schedule as there are so many groups. We are glad we did a tour. Highly recommended.

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July 22, 2019

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Product ID: 76044