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

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour

Product ID: 11119
Visit the Auschwitz Museum, site of the largest Third Reich concentration camp. Learn how the complex functioned and see the barracks where prisoners were kept. Well-informed staff will recount the site's history and answer your questions.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

The pick-up location & time will be confirmed in a separate email before the tour date (to the email provided when booking). Please note: tours departing on, or after March 30, 2020, may have a different departure time than listed. Departure may take place between 6:00 AM-2:00 PM and the time will be confirmed up to 2 weeks before the tour. You are guaranteed spots for a live guided tour in English on the day you choose. The exact pickup time and place will be confirmed by email.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps
  • Learn about the Holocaust from knowledgeable, English-speaking guides and staff
  • Tour the permanent exhibitions and buildings at the Auschwitz I-Main Camp and the most important original camp buildings in Auschwitz II-Birkenau
5 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Break

  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • Break

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

    • Entry not included
Meeting point
Main stop
Full description
This approximately 3-and-a-half-hour tour will educate you about the Holocaust as it was carried out at this site, claiming over 1 million victims. The complex comprised of 3 main camps. Auschwitz I was the administrative center, Auschwitz II (also known as Birkenau) was the extermination site, and Auschwitz III (called Monowitz) was a labor camp.

The concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was built in 1940 and was the largest camp operated by the Nazis. Before the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 1945, the SS attempted to destroy the camp and burn the archives. Not everything was destroyed, however, and the Polish government restored Auschwitz–Birkenau as a moving memorial to the victims.

During your visit, after entering through the main entrance gate to the camp you see original camp buildings in the main part of the complex. You also visit the museum with its permanent exhibition, an opportunity to learn about the real stories of prisoners as you view their everyday objects and personal belongings. Finally visit the most important sites at Birkenau, the extermination camp, where you see gas chambers and crematories.

The duration of your visit to Auschwitz I is up to two hours and the visit to Auschwitz II is up to one hour. There are three breaks during the tour: the first being 10-20 minutes after arriving from Krakow, depending on traffic conditions. The second break comes before going to Auschwitz II, Birkenau Camp and is 10-15 minutes long. You'll have one more 10 to 20-minute break before heading back to Krakow.
  • Round-trip transportation from Krakow
  • Entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Tour and guide service of the most important sites of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Headsets at the museum for adult and student tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Headsets at the museum for child and infant tickets
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
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
• If you select the pickup option, please include the name and address. The supplier will get in touch with you regarding the exact time and place of the pickup
• Please note, for tours departing on or after March 30, 2020, the departure time may differ from the one listed. It will be between 6:00 AM-2:00 PM and the time will be confirmed up to two weeks before the tour. You are guaranteed a spot for a live guided tour in English on the day you choose
• The guided tour of Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum is approximately 3.5-hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7826 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Excursion was perfectly organised with the attentive tour guide Natalia ensuring everyone was comfortable and attended to. The tour guide in Auschwitz was very knowledgable and blended the tragic events of history with compassion and shear consideration. We were given plenty of time to absorb the surroundings, and ask questions. Defiantly advise appropriate footwear as there is a lot of walking over uneven ground

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March 12, 2020

To enjoy is not the aim of this activity, but rather to experience and attempt to get some perspective of what took place here. As regards he logistics were all collected on time as arranged in out hotel lobby and transported directly to Auschwitz first before moving onto Berkenau. The journey too and from was seamless. Our guide was both and able to put into words the horrors of what happened here. Nine of the ten stages that allow genocide were met here and its incumbent on us to ensure the tenth, denial, is never allowed to take hold in this or future generations. These trips must continue to be available to all for that reason and Get Your Guide did a great job here.

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March 10, 2020

I encourage the younger generations & everyone who has the opportunity to tour this place. The younger generation is the future. Learn from the lessons of Auschwitz— do not repeat the same mistake again, in any form of atrocities. Words are not enough how much from our guide, he is actually an Educator not just a guide. I forgot his name but he is beyond excellent & passionate.

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February 23, 2020

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Product ID: 11119