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

Krakow: Auschwitz Birkenau Museum Guided Tour with Pickup

Product ID: 188406
Take a deep breath and go on a half day trip to a historical place from World War II -Nazi Germany's Concentration Camp at Auschwitz Birkenau. Learn about the genocide campaigns against Europe's Jewish populations.
About this activity
Duration: 7 - 7.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage–listed place
  • Learn about the Nazi Holocaust
  • See authentic evidence of crimes
  • Hear stories about the everyday lives of prisoners
Full description
It is impossible for the people who were born after WWII to imagine what happened at the time of the Holocaust. A visit to Auschwitz Birkenau helps you understand the extent of the biggest human tragedy in history.

The Nazi camp at Auschwitz was established in 1941 when the first prisoners were transported by train. For 4 years, the camp at Auschwitz was being expanded until Auschwitz II Birkenau was built, with gas chambers, and then Auschwitz III – a work camp. In 1945, thousands of people that had been physically and psychologically abused were liberated. The SS hurriedly destroyed most evidence of crimes and tests carried out on prisoners at the site.

Your tour to Auschwitz starts at your hotel where your minivan with an English tour leader will pick you up. The distance between Krakow and Auschwitz Birkenau is around 65 kilometres so it takes approximately 1.5 hours. The tour includes visits to the two camps Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau. You will see the remains of barracks, watchtowers, railway ramps, gas chambers, and crematoriums. The tour takes approximately 3.5 hours.
Includes
  • Free hotel pickup and hotel drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car
  • Professional and friendly guide
  • Entrance to the museum
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

To be picked up directly from your accommodation address, please provide the local partner with the necessary details. If you do not confirm your pickup details, you will be picked up from Garbarska 2, Krakow. Some hotels are situated in limited traffic areas and no direct pickup is possible. In that case, pickup is provided from the closest meeting point or hotel outside the restricted zone. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby/designated meeting point 5 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Short skirts
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 maximum size of hand luggage is 30 x 20 x 10 cm; if your luggage is bigger, you can leave it in the locked bus parked next to the museum
• Valid student ID allows you to get a youth discount
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 221 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Our experience at Auschwitz was amazing from Start to finish.. we were picked up at exactly the pre arranged time.. our driver and guide introduced themselves to us.. made us feel comfortable... explained exactly what would happen throughout the experience... can honestly say it’s an experience I won’t forget for a long time .. Never forget ..

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February 4, 2020

Everything was okay, we booked the tour in the night before and it says that we should be at the meeting point at 9:10, we arrived then and no ones was there, we called the company and they said that the correct time should be 9:25 and was that. We went with a van in 7 people in the total. The driver drop us in the hotel in the end.

December 28, 2019

Prepare for walking and in winter have warm clothing, you are on the move quite a bit as it’s a busy tourist spot but very well organised, and time goes very quickly. There is a lot of steps up and down but worth it. There is places to get drinks, fast food, and toilets so nothing to worry about.

December 1, 2019

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Product ID: 188406