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

From Krakow: Auschwitz Extended Time Self-Guided Visit

Product ID: 281527
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Explore one of the darkest chapters in 20th-century European history on a self-guided visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. See the original buildings of the infamous concentration camps with transportation and a professional guidebook.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Discover the dark history of World War II on a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Learn about the Holocaust with extended time to visit the camps and memorial
  • Use the convenient guidebook with a suggested route and descriptions
  • Take time to contemplate on a self-guided tour choosing your own path and pace
Full description
Depart Krakow from one of the convenient meeting points and travel by air-conditioned minibus to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum and explore the largest concentration camp built by the Nazis.

After arriving at the memorial and museum, take a short break before collecting a guidebook in your native language and exploring Auschwitz II-Birkenau for 1.5 hours. Return to the meeting point located in the parking lot from where your English-speaking driver will take you to Auschwitz I, located 3 kilometers away.

After arriving at Auschwitz I, take a 15-minute break and get your entrance ticket to the Auschwitz I museum from your tour leader. From the time you receive the entrance ticket you can manage your time as you wish, and will have 3 hours to contemplate the former concentration camp before returning to Krakow.
  • Pickup from a choice of 4 meeting points in Krakow
  • Round-trip transportation by comfortable air-conditioned minibus
  • Entrance tickets
  • Professional guidebook in your native language
  • 1.5 hours at Auschwitz II-Birkenau
  • 3 hours at Auschwitz I
  • English-speaking driver/tour leader
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Live guide or commentary
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Food and drinks
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Inappropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Please remember that Auschwitz-Birkenau is a place of memorial for the victims of the Holocaust
• An appropriate outfit is required and in exceptional cases the museum may prohibit entry
• You must bring your passport or ID card or you will not be allowed into the museum
• It is recommended that you bring your own lunch with you
• The maximum size of bags and backpacks permitted in the museum is 30cm x 20cm x 10cm
• You can leave bigger bags on the bus
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Product ID: 281527