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From Krakow: Guided Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau with Pickup

From Krakow: Guided Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau with Pickup

From $36.90 per person

Visit one of the most significant places in Poland on a 7-hour tour of the Auschwitz Museum and Birkenau Camp in Oświęcim. Explore a symbol of the Holocaust and memorial to the victims of the Nazis.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, Polish, German, French
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
4 - 5 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Learn about the history of the largest concentration camp complex from World War II
  • See personal belongs and objects of everyday use belonging to the prisoners
  • Visit the ruins of the gas chambers, original barracks and the railway prisoner unloading platform
Full description
Learn about the history and gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and the Nazi concentration camps on a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow. An English-speaking driver will pick you up from a pre-arranged meeting point in Krakow and transfer you in a comfortable vehicle. Upon arrival at the Auschwitz Museum, a local guide will be provided in one of the five available languages or a booklet in over 12 languages, depending on the option booked. Visit both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau to acquire a proper sense of the place that has become the symbol of the Holocaust as well as Nazi crimes against Poles, Romas, and other groups. Become more educated about the UNESCO World Heritage Site as you visit the remaining prison blocks, gas chambers, and crematoria buildings. See the remains of the railway ramp in Birkenau, where the prisoners would be transported. For the live guided tour, you’ll spend between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 1 hour and 45 minutes in Auschwitz I, and for the self-guided tour this will be around 1 hour and 45 minutes. There will be a 10-minute break for lunch after which you will be transported to Auschwitz II Birkenau, where the visiting time is is around 1 hour. The ride between Krakow and the museum is 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Includes
  • Return air-conditioned transportation from Krakow
  • Hotel pickup from selected hotels in Krakow city center (if option selected)
  • Entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Licensed guide
  • English-speaking driver
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Free toilet facilities (fee is in local currency)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

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.
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 13 years old. It is up to the parents or guardians to decide whether to let children attend or not
  • Student ID is required for student tickets.
  • It is possible to join the group directly in the museum, but please contact the supplier at least 12 hours beforehand.
  • Please note that the maximum size of hand luggage is 12x8x4 inches (30x20x10 cm). Larger luggage must be left on the bus.
  • 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

4.6 /5

based on 12461 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Trip to Auschwitz from Krakow is highly recommended. The journey takes about 1.5 hours. Pick up at the meeting point in Krakow worked without any problems. The tour begins at Auschwitz I main camp in German. Unfortunately, the waiting time between arrival and the start of the tour was about 30-45 minutes, during which you couldn't see much more than the parking lot. The tour was very informative and always easy to understand thanks to the microphone and headsets. After visiting the main camp, a short drive followed by a tour of Auschwitz II. I was shocked by the sheer size and professionalism of the extermination of people. Overall, a really recommendable excursion. No matter where, there is little time left for your own discovery and inspection of the camp. You have to be aware of this on a guided excursion. From my point of view, there are pointless breaks after leaving the memorials, which would be better invested in individual time in the camps.

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September 22, 2021

It was a place we always wanted to visit to pay our respects to the thousands who had lost their lives in such tragic circumstances but we were disappointed that we "rushed" and given little opportunity to take photos or stand for a few moments to imagine the horrific times that so many thousands of Jews had had to endure. Personally, we felt our guide was more interested in outlining the political side of what happened rather than explaining the circumstances of what the poor prisoners had to endure before being forced to carry out slave work -- or be put to death. For example - a better explanation of how families were selected to work or die, of their living quarters, the type of food they may or may not have been given, how they survived before being put to their deaths. It was too political and personally we didn't get the chance to pause for a moment to imagine ourselves in those horrendous conditions. We would have liked to have placed flowers or candles but sadly no chance

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September 17, 2021

The pickup was uneventful and punctual, and the guided tour was fantastic. A break between the tours of Auschwitz and Birkenau would be welcome, since one can easily get hungry during this 7 hour activity. There were short breaks, and we were told they would be breaks of 15 minutes, but in reality they were longer (up to 30 minutes). Knowing the correct break time beforehand would be good to properly plan a short meal, for example. Unfortunately, expecting a 15 minutes break, we rushed to get some snacks into the stomach for no reason.

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September 17, 2021

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