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

Auschwitz Birkenau Museum: Guided Minivan Tour from Krakow

Product ID: 34594
Visit the largest former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on a 8-hour tour by minivan from Krakow. Learn about the genocide of World War II from your knowledgeable guide.
About this activity
Duration: 6.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

The day before your tour, the local partner will contact you via email, text message, or through the reception desk with your exact pickup time from your accommodation in Kraków. While the partner will try to pick you up between 10 AM-12 PM (midday), please note that due to restrictions by the museum the pickup time might change and be as early as 6 AM.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp on a 8-hour tour of Auschwitz
  • Learn about the terrible history of the death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • See significant monuments from the terrible events of World War II and Hitler’s Third Reich
Itinerary
3.5 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

    • Entry not included
Pickup included
Main stop
Full description
First, travel by minivan for 1 hour and 20 minutes before you arrive at the camp.

Founded on 27 April 1940, Auschwitz became the site of extermination by inhumane conditions and physical destruction of prisoners. It was the biggest death camp of the Nazi regime and during your tour a licensed guide will sensitively take you to see the barbed wire fences, watchtowers, barracks, gallows and gas chambers; these depict the circumstances under which the Nazi genocide took place. Spend 2 hours here with a short 20 minute break. 

You will also visit Birkenau, a short 5-minute drive from Auschwitz. Birkenau comprised of more than 300 buildings, including latrines, watchtowers and gas chambers. Although a challenge, it’s important to remember these events to make sure that this history is never repeated.

Spend approximately 1.5 hours here before the 1 hour 20 minute drive back to Krakow.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Krakow
  • Entrance and live tour guide at Auschwitz with headsets
  • Entrance and live tour guide at Birkenau
  • Umbrella on a rainy day
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Food and drinks
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • 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
• In exceptional cases, the minivan might be replaced with a bigger bus, with very similar comfort
• During visits to the memorial site, you will see only the most important places and exhibitions. Visiting the entire post-camp space would require a multi-day stay
• In exceptional cases, if there are no guides available in your selected language, there will be a translator translating to the language you selected
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From US$ 48.85 US$ 39.08 per person

Customer reviews

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based on 4496 reviews

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Our whole day was a fantastic experience that was done in a manner which was befitting the type of trip it was we had a fantastic driver and a fantastic guide for the tour so thanks to everyone the experience is strange as it is such a horrific experience that people went through and nobody could even try to understand it but standing in the area that the murders that took place is something everyone should do so it is never ever to be repeated so to say you’ll enjoy it isn’t the right words to say the experience is going to effect everyone differently but do go it is worth the heavy heart

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March 13, 2020

I would recommend this tour, it took about an hour by a comfortable transfer, unfortunately we went the day they started to close the museums due to corona virus... we were told we were lucky to get on this tour.. the guide martin was very good.... my only disappointment was that we never had long enough to taken it all in, to stop and read information, and most parts were closed. We want to come back but i think i would do a self guided tour next time so we can take it in our stride as we felt regimented on a guided tour. There wasnt much time to actually stop and reflect before having to move on as there were many guided tours at the same time going in.

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March 12, 2020

Matt from Comfort Tours Cracow was a fabulous driver - we were in a van and there were 6 of us. The tour itself was beautifully done with so much respect shown for the millions who died. It was quiet but harrowing. There was a lot of walking but it wasn’t rushed. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The whole tour was very well organised.

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March 11, 2020

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ComFort Tours Cracow S.C.

Product ID: 34594