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

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

Product ID: 78097
Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps with a professional educator to learn about its inhumane history. With 7 hours to spend at this site, learn the fate of the millions of victims of the Holocaust.
About this activity
Duration: 7 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Polish
Booklets
English

Pickup optional

Your hotel in Krakow city center.
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the largest concentration camp of the Nazi Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Learn more about the dark history from a professional guide
  • Go to the original barracks and see where the prisoners were held
  • See the main gate to Auschwitz
Itinerary
4 - 6 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

    • Entry not included
Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Depart Krakow for a confronting day of reflection with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. Undoubtedly, it is a solemn place that leaves a lasting impression all visitors, and an important memorial to the victims of the extermination. 

Funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. As the largest concentration camp operated by the Nazis, it became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews, put to their death in the hideous gas chambers.

Visit the museum and memorial in the suburbs of Oświęcim, about 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes later, meet a professional guide who will show you around the site and speak of its dark history.

Pass through the gate with the inscription "Arbeit macht frei" to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of this place. Then, visit the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question." Spend about 1 hour at the Birkenau camp, before meeting your driver for the return journey to Kraków.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (depending on option selected)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entry to Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • 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
• Hotel pickup and drop-off is only available for tours in English
• Please note that you are not permitted to enter the museum with large bags or backpacks (the maximum size permitted is 20 x 30 centimeters)
• Your pickup time may vary depending on your location and you will be informed by phone or email to your hotel reception in the event of any changes
• Please advise if you require a child safety seat when booking
• It is recommended to bring lunch and drinks with you
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From US$ 39.07 US$ 19.54 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 6484 reviews

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Auschwitz is amazing and emotional, which really leaves you tired after a day there. The guided tour is really good and at a good pace. The transport was ok, was supposed to be in minivans but I’m sure they merged a few groups together (my 9am trip got changed to 10am the night before) and so it was a big coach with 55 of us on board. If I did it again I’d probably just get the train to the town as it seems pretty easy with shuttle buses between the 2 sites. All in all great tour

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March 6, 2020

Impressive. This visit really comes into its own if you are shown on the spot by someone who can tell you all the backgrounds. Through the headset you get everything that the tour guide tells without the sounds of other groups and / or tour leaders. After all, it can be quite busy. The headset allows you to concentrate better on the story. Entire trip, from collection to bringing home perfectly arranged.

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March 5, 2020

Bus driver was around 15 mins late, however overall trip was amazing! Well communicated about trip days before hand and Matthew the tour guide was very knowledgable, also information provided by tour leader was accurate and helpful. *Beware info provided by tour leader on bus but would be useful before hand!* Bags bigger than an A4 sheet of paper not allowed into Auchwitz, although allowed in Birkneau, also toilets 2 Zloty.

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March 5, 2020

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Product ID: 78097