Guided tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours
Guided tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

From US$ 16.31 per person

Explore one of the darkest chapters in 20th-century European history on a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. See the original buildings of the infamous concentration camps with the help of an experienced guide.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • Explore the dark history of Europe during World War II
  • Take advantage of a fast access ticket and skip-the-line entrance
  • Visit the site where the Nazis committed their atrocities
  • Look at the haunting personal artifacts of the victims
Full description

Learn about one of the darkest chapters in 20th-century European history on this guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

Make your own way to the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in your own vehicle or by public transport (bus or train). The journey from Krakow takes approximately 1.5 hours. When you arrive, meet your host who will give you your ticket and introduce you to the group.

Skip the queue line with pre-booked entrance and pass through the airport security-style check before entering the Memorial. Inside the Auschwitz I museum, embark on a guided walking tour with a professional certified educator for approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. Next. proceed to the Auschwitz Birkenau II memorial for a 1-hour guided walking tour.

After this, walk around on your own and spend time as long as you want inside Auschwitz-Birkenau II. Return to your hotel by bus, car or train yourself (transport is not included in the price).

Please be aware that the lunch break is only about 10 minutes, so it is advisable if you bring a packed lunch with you.

  • Auschwitz-Birkenau skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Local host assistance
  • Licensed guide
  • Headset for during the tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from Krakow or other cities
  • Parking fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet in front of luggage storage located next to the entrance to the museum.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • 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
  • Bags bigger than 20x30x10 centimeters are not allowed in the Auschwitz museum
  • You are reminded that this is a memorial site; please dress appropriately
  • Eating, smoking, and loud behavior are not permitted inside the museum
  • The camps are not adapted for wheelchair users. If you use a wheelchair and still decide to visit, please go with someone who can assist you
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, GetYourGuide and your guide have no influence on the duration of the break times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 751 reviews

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When you are in Krakow, you should actually have been to Auschwitz. Such a history that you cannot imagine. You should keep in mind that the contact person is always late here. For the second time I have now visited Auschwitz and both times I had to call the contact person twice, where they are just half an hour late and you are uncertainly waiting in the crowds. You cannot recognize your contact person by anything. The guide this time was sublime. He could tell everything about the overall history and the camp. There impressive.

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October 30, 2022

The tour itself was perfect. BUT: We booked a ticket for 10:30 am. This primeval time was also on the voucher, but the tour was already at 9:45 a.m. Although we were written to the day before and asked to confirm the tour for the next day, we were not informed that the time had changed. Not from the contact person and not from GetYourGuide. This was only visible on the entrance ticket, which we didn't look at the day before. If I book for half past 11 I would also like to be explicitly informed about a change. A small note in the WhatsApp message with, for example, "Attention change" would be very helpful! It was the last time for us that we booked through this app. The day before we were transferred to another museum for an alleged cancellation. With just small changes, customers could be treated better. 4 stars are only for the great tour guide!

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September 5, 2022

The tour was very interesting and well conducted. The quick entry point is nonsense. Our event was moved from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. the evening before and the tickets that were bought in advance by the tour guides said 1:30 p.m. That led to subsequent problems, including for us, since we also planned other things for the time afterwards. Here the appointments must be kept better so that the planning of the individual can be taken into account.

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July 25, 2022

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