From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pick-up Options

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pick-up Options

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Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the largest of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Learn more about this horror from World War II.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, German, French
Pickup optional
Look for the KrakowDirect tourist bus at the bus stops in the following addresses: · Straszewskiego 17, 1-101 Kraków · Poczta Główna, 31-072 Kraków · Dajwór 69, 31-052 Kraków
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
  • See an informative documentary film on the way to the camps
  • Learn about the terrible history of the camps from a professional guide
Full description
Visit the former Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau on this 7-hour trip from Krakow. By June 1940, Jews and over 700 political criminals had been sent to Auschwitz and the atrocities had begun. Birkenau was built by Auschwitz prisoners and by October 1941 was used as an extermination camp. Between 1 and 1.5 million were killed, and approximately 90 percent of those killed were Jews. Before Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in January 1945, the SS attempted to blow up the camp and destroy the documentation. They were only partially successful, and the Polish government decided to restore the site as a memorial to the victims.
Includes
  • Pick-up/drop off at all central Krakow hotels and apartments
  • A documentary film on the way to Auschwitz
  • Transportation by modern Mercedes minibus
  • 3.5-hour guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Insurance
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off if meeting point option selected
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • 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
  • Luggage is not allowed at the site (except for handbags)
  • Handbags are considered luggage if the dimensions exceed 30cm x 20cm x 10cm
  • Maximum size of 30 guests in Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 867 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Definitely not an easy tour to do but definitely a very important one. Really well organised tour and our tour guide/driver Michael was amazing. He was very informative and he even took us to an extra spot (one of the train stations used by the Germans) on our way to Auschwitz.

4 September 2020

The guides both on the bus from Kraków to the camps and in the camps were lively but considerate. Went above and beyond I wish every guide was like them so helpful full of life in such trying times . You want a pick me up go on this tour for both a good trip and professionally organised.

23 August 2020

One day in advance you will receive an email with the exact time and meeting point. The bus driver was right on time and very friendly. He was very clear in his explanation. During the way there was played a documentary about Auschwitz which is an interesting introduction. The driver will collect the tickets and show you the way to the correct row and to our guide. Before or after the first camp you can buy a sandwich in the restaurant. After getting used to the accent, the English-speaking guide is easily understood. She could explain everything well. I only missed the depth information. Just that extra information that you would not read on the information boards. Each time she was way ahead of the group, so it felt like there was less opportunity for extra questions. But the things she explained were clear and she answered our queations. Bus driver will drop you back at the pick-up point in Kraków. It was an interesting day with good guidance.

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22 August 2020

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