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  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
Duration 3.5 - 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pickup is offered from the listed hotels and 7 meeting points. Customers may select a hotel/meeting point from the list or enter their accommodation address manually. If the requested hotel is not on the list, partner staff will send a message with instructions to the nearest meeting point or another hotel from where the departure is possible. 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. The hotels, meeting, and drop-off points are visible on the map in the link http://tinyurl.com/yachy3bb.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 from 6 central meeting points in Krakow’s Old Town. Morning departures are available between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM and afternoon departures between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. 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 4 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
  • 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
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• 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 612 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by

CRACOW LOCAL TOURS

Product ID: 76044