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

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum Guided Tour

Product ID: 159719
Travel back in time and explore one of the darkest chapters in the history of Europe in the 20th century. Take a poignant guided tour of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, with round-trip transportation from Krakow.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French

Pickup optional

Your hotel or apartment in Krakow.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the darkest chapters in the history of Europe in the 20th century
  • See the original buildings of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • Learn the terrible history of the Holocaust from a more personal perspective
Full description
Benefit from pickup at the location of your choice in Krakow, and then journey with a driver to the most significant symbol of the Holocaust of World War II.

Arrive at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in the small town of Oświęcim (about 60 kilometers west of Krakow) and get a 3-hour tour of the Auschwitz camps with a licensed guide. See some of the original buildings of the largest concentration camp of Nazi Germany, and pause for thought as you hear about the horrific scale of the mass extermination.

Visit the gas chambers where so many of the inmates were put to death and see piles of clothes stripped from the people sent to the camps by the Nazis. Pause to reflect on the terrible history before you move on the Birkenau camp for a 1-hour guided tour. Return to Krakow at the end of a moving day and get dropped off at your hotel or apartment on arrival.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or apartment (if option selected)
  • Driver or tour leader
  • Transportation by van or minibus
  • Licensed guide in Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Headset to hear the live guide (in the first camp only)
What’s Not Included
  • Food (bring a packed lunch)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Plac Jana Matejki 10, 31-157 Kraków.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Short skirts
  • 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
• The time of the tour may change +/- one hour. The exact pick up time will be confirmed via email at least 1 or 2 days before the tour. Please note that the local tour supplier has no control over the exact timing of the visit to the museum
• The maximum size of bags permitted inside the museum is 30 x 20 x 10 centimeters
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 289 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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A must do tour when visiting Krakow. Don't bother trying to get to Auschwitz independently, go on an organised trip with transport, you'' get so much more out of it. A very sombering and sad trip but equally we learnt so much from our excellent guide who took us in and out of various areas and buildings at both camps. Wear comfy shoes, note that you can only take a tiny bag in, water only which you can only drink in designated areas and no food allowed, so take something to eat and drink in the court yard before you go through the security scanners to begin the tour. There is a tiny book stall that has some very interesting books about the camps. We picked one up for 20 zolty which equates to £5. Fascinating as well as harrowing and every kind of emotion and feeling in between. You are allowed to take photos in some areas but to be honest you don't really want to. I found it quite disrespectful that some visitors were taking photos in the gas chambers. A must do trip.

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February 18, 2020

Really great, friendly and helpful company - We had mixed up our times and we're due to miss our bus to Auschwits. I rang the help line and was told that a private car was going to us pick. They contacted me on whatsapp, I sent them my location and then we were all set! Great day out and really enjoyed the tour, extremely informative and genuinely interesting. Also, big thanks to Greg (on the phone) who helped us out and saved the day! 10/10

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January 18, 2020

A friend and I booked this experience to Auschwitz, thinking it would be best to have a fully-informed guide to tell us about the extremely important history of the concentration camp. We were not wrong. The camp itself does not have much information on display, much of it simply there to look at and experience. Our guide, Michael, was the one who truly brought out the meaning and history of this tragic place. He was very straightforward and didn't make light of any of the information he was telling. The way he retold the stories of Auschwitz was very objective, but not in a way where he seemed desensitized to the gravity. The transportation was also wonderful. Pick-up was prompt, the drive was pleasant, and he offered several times to grab some water, food, or go to the restroom. It was a very pleasant experience in terms of the organization of the tour itself, even if the content of the tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau are extremely grave.

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October 21, 2019

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Product ID: 159719