1. Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3. Krakow
  4. Auschwitz I

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour by Minivan

Product ID: 203617
Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau one of the largest Nazi concentration camps during your stay in Krakow. Take a moving tour of the preserved ruins, museum, and memorials at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and uncover the harrowing truths of Poland’s WWII history.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of the genocide
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
  • Avoid the queues with a skip-the-line ticket
Full description
Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in central Krakow between 7:30 and 9:15 AM (time to be confirmed). Travel 1 hour and 10 minutes to Auschwitz. Upon arrival, use your prepaid skip-the-line tickets and head straight inside. Follow your guide as they lead you through a tour of the vast complex.

Explore the buildings of the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps, passing beneath the “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign at the main entrance. Visit the original wooden barracks, the bathhouse, and the watchtower, as well as seeing the crematorium, gas chamber, and the Death Wall.

Learn more about the history of the camp and how it became one of the most notorious of the Nazi regime. Hear about life in WWII-era Poland, and visit the on-site museum, which displays a moving collection of photographs, documents, and personal items belonging to the prisoners. At the end of the visit, return to Krakow, where your tour ends with a drop off at your hotel between 3:00 and 4:00 PM.
Includes
  • Full transport to and from Krakow
  • Professional English-speaking guide provided by the museum
  • Admission fees to Auschwitz-Birkenau
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Headsets at the museum for children (under 8)
  • Infant tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
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
• The guided tour of Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum is approximately 3.5 hours long (1.5 to 2 hours in Auschwitz and 2 hours in Birkenau) and is conducted according to Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum Rules and Regulations
• After visiting Auschwitz, there will be a quick 10-minute break for snacks and to use the facilities
• Please note that large backpacks and handbags are not permitted in the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum. Maximum bag size is 20 / 30 cm
• Your pickup time may change. You will be informed of changes by mobile phone, email, or through your reception desk
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Great tour guide but,,,

The young chap who picked us up was obviously in a tearing hurry to collect the other clients and drove far too fast on small streets around krakow,, scared the living daylights out of all of us, only when we left the city did he slow down and that was because of heavy traffic,,, nice young fella but drove the van far too fast.

September 20, 2019

Very informative and sad day. Our driver was brilliant and the air conditioned mini van was a godsend on such a warm humid day. On arrival we were took straight in were we met our guide Sabina, she was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this company and wouldn't hesitate to use them again.

August 10, 2019

Great service from start to finish. Driver and guides were very professional throughout.

January 18, 2020

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Product ID: 203617