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

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Guided Tour

Product ID: 54910
Visit one of the most significant places in Poland on a 7-hour tour of the Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Camp in Oświęcim. Explore a symbol of the Holocaust and memorial to the victims of the Nazis.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Polish, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of the largest concentration camp complex from World War II
  • See personal belongs and objects of everyday use belonging to the prisoners
  • Visit the ruins of the gas chambers, original barracks and the railway prisoner unloading platform
Itinerary
4 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

    • Entry not included
Pickup included
Main stop
Full description
Learn about the history and gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and the Nazi concentration camps on a full-day tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow. An English-speaking driver will pick you up from a pre-arranged meeting point in Krakow (please note that pickup is only at the meeting point) and transfer you in a comfortable vehicle. Upon arrival at the Auschwitz Museum, a local guide will be provided in one of the five available languages or a booklet in over 12 languages, depending on the option booked.

Visit both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau to acquire a proper sense of the place that has become the symbol of the Holocaust as well as Nazi crimes against Poles, Romas, and other groups. Become more educated about the UNESCO World Heritage Site as you visit the remaining prison blocks, gas chambers, and crematoria buildings. See the remains of the railway ramp in Birkenau, where the prisoners would be transported.

For the live guided tour, you’ll spend between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 1 hour and 45 minutes in Auschwitz I, and for the self-guided tour this will be around 1 hour and 45 minutes. There will be a 10-minute break for lunch after which you will be transported to Auschwitz II Birkenau, where the visiting time is is around 1 hour. The ride between Krakow and the museum is 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Includes
  • Return air-conditioned transportation from Krakow
  • Hotel pick-up from selected hotels in Krakow city center (available for tours starting after 9 AM)
  • Entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Licensed guide
  • English-speaking driver
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Free toilet facilities (fee is in local currency)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
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 and non-reschedulable. Please consider your purchase carefully
• This tour is not recommended for children under 13 years old. It is up to the parents or guardians to decide whether to let children attend or not
• Student ID is required for student tickets
• It is possible to join the group directly in the museum, but please contact the supplier at least 12 hours beforehand
• Please note that the maximum size of hand luggage is 12x8x4 inches (30x20x10 cm). Larger luggage must be left on the bus during the visit
• As this tour is likely to sell out, customers are advised to book as early as possible
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From US$ 39.07 US$ 19.54 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 11697 reviews

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  • Value for money
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Our guide was amazing such a Lovley passionate woman. This is a place we must visit to ensure this does not happen again. Very sad to go around and just seeing in person the grounds. The tour itself is very planned out. Meeting spot easy to get to. I belive our tour was 6hrs when advertised as 7hrs. Break was short. We had taken pack lunch but didn't get chance to eat it. But enough time to grab a coffee if needed. Must go if your planning to go to Krakow.

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March 16, 2020

This review is more for the organisers than those wanting to book. Firstly having the transfers sorted was very helpful - however I think the last 15min or so of this journey could be utilised with some information about what we were about to see. This is because unfortunately the beginning of the tour seemed to cover basic history (not that I’m shaming those that needed this recap, but could have been covered before our time in the camp) The tour guide was great and very informative. You could hear his enthusiasm and depth of knowledge from the start. However, some advice would be to let what you are saying settle. There was very little silence/ time to reflect, resulting in having to take my headphones off sometimes - to “feel it”. Final thing would be timing. The time in Birkenhau was way too short, by a lot. With the walking needed, I would recommend at least an hour free time before the return transfer to Krakow.

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March 15, 2020

The pick up arrangement was laughable - meant to be picked up at 10.05 am, then received a text to say it had been changed to 10.30. Waited from 10.15 and various coaches arrived and we were rudely told they were not ours. We finally left at 11am. The tour guide at Auschwitz was amazing and the tour was done very sympathetically. Birkenhau was a big let down, yes the weather was not ideal but we were rushed round it - given very little information and no chance to take photos.

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March 14, 2020

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