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

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Self-Guided Tour from Krakow

Product ID: 172074
Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp. See in what conditions the prisoners of the camp lived. Discover the symbol of terror and the Holocaust.
About this ticket
Duration: 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
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Booklets
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp on a 7-hour tour of Auschwitz
  • Travel in a comfortable minivan from Krakow
  • Discover the extermination camp yourself
  • Decide for yourself what you want to see
Full description
Auschwitz-Birkenau is a group of German Nazi concentration camps, including the extermination camp in Oświęcim and nearby towns, existing in the years 1940-1945, the symbol of the Holocaust. This is the only concentration camp on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

In these areas, the German authorities established a camp originally intended for the deposition of political prisoners and opposition, mainly Polish people. At that time, 1.1 million Jews from all over Europe were gradually extended to the main place of mass extermination, as well as 140-150,000 Polish people, around 23,000 Roma, around 12,000 Soviet prisoners of war and victims of other nationalities.

Take advantage of a minivan transport from Krakow to reach the former Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camps. An English-speaking driver will pick you up from the previously established collection point in Krakow. With transport, your visit will take 7 hours in total. As part of the visit, you will receive an individual ticket to enter the Auschwitz Historical Museum and a guide book in the language of your choice.
You will visit the camp in the order of your choice and spend the amount of time chosen by you for the parts of the camp that interest you. After completing the tour, you will be taken to a designated place in Krakow.
Includes
  • Transport in both directions from Krakow
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver
  • Ticket to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp
  • Guide book in the language of your choice
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Live guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Old Town - Floriańska 10 Street. 50 meters from the main square. Please report to reception 5 minutes before your tour. The drivers will have a booklet for all customers.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
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
• Please note, you will need to show your student card at the desk if you book the student ticket
• Please note, this is a group tour. It is not private
• 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
• This is a self-guided tour; no live guide is included. You will only receive a guidebook with information about Auschwitz
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 229 reviews

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It is something that everyone who goes to Kraków has to see. It is not just a, sight-seeing. It is history. It is the only way to understand the terror of a war and the cruelty of the man. You feel the horror and the pain while there. You smell the death of so many people. And only if you see something like that you will try to prevent happening again.

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February 22, 2020

Visitors must remember to take photo ID with them for Auschwitz, having a pre-paid ticket alone is insufficient to gain access to the site. The ID is checked before entry and all baggage is security checked. No large back packs/bags are permitted. The site is large so it is wise to prioritise what you want to see - impossible to thoroughly cover everything in one day. Plenty of walking across rough ground so sensible shoes are essential. A profound and thought provoking experience, which everybody should do.

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January 11, 2020

Great group to do an activity with. There was 8 of us in a minibus, driver was very helpfully.

February 23, 2020

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