Day trip

Auschwitz and Birkenau Tour with Licensed Guide

Auschwitz and Birkenau Tour with Licensed Guide

From $36.57 per person

Experience Auschwitz. It is a very meaningful and important place to understand what happened and have the opportunity to learn from it.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Russian, French, Polish, Italian
Pickup optional
Your accommodation in Krakow.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most important place in the history of WW II
  • See the remains of the death camps
  • Learn about the history of the genocide
Full description
Be collected from your accommodation and transported in an air-conditioned minivan. Visit KL Auschwitz 1. Walk through the iron gate bearing the notorious slogan Arbeit Macht Frei, which means Work Sets You Free. See 22 brick barracks, where hundreds of thousands of victims of the Holocaust were located in. The most chilling is block number 11, the so-called prison within the prison. Block 11 contained special torture chambers including dark chambers or standing cells where various punishments were inflicted to prisoners. The first extermination attempts using Zyklon B took place in this block. The only crematorium and gas chamber that are still standing are located at the end of the camp.  After the visit to KL Auschwitz 1, travel in the minivan to KL Auschwitz 2 Birkenau. This part of the camp is 25 times larger than Auschwitz 1 and it was the largest of the death camps. Over 1 million people died here. Within the 62 mostly wooden barracks first designed as stables are the ruins of 4 crematoriums and gas chambers, which were destroyed by the Nazis in an effort to hide the evidence of their crimes.  End your visit at the Memorial and pay your respects to all of the victims of the genocide. 
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Headset
  • Booklet available in different languages
    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 are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Sleeveless shirts
    • Alcohol and drugs
    • Explosive substances

    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
    • This tour is not recommended for children younger than 14 years old
    • In case of bookings made over 1 month in advance pick-up time can be changed. You will be informed by phone or email in the event of any changes
    • 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

    4.5 /5

    based on 688 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Organization: I had to call the organization, not having any news (I think that by reserving a Sunday for Monday, a little normal) One hour shift from the start, without really embarrassment. Transfer: The driver was at the time and place of the meeting that I agreed, so perfect. The driver explains everything perfectly in English Tour: Interesting, it's part of the story. Guide that explains perfectly. However, we did not visit all the buildings, for lack of time I think, a bit of a shame

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    August 31, 2021

    It was a really heart touching and such informative tour. Our guide Matt was amazing and was so patient with all our queries and gave us all the possible information and was very respectful given the atmosphere of the place we were visiting . Highly recommend the tour . Right from our pick up until drop off everything was very well organised . Highly recommend it .

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    August 9, 2021

    Visit which is obviously worth the detour. I had booked for a small group with an early morning departure. The pick-up by the driver was delayed by an hour and a half (probably due to a lack of tourists - I had been warned the day before). The starting group was divided into several other groups once there (a bit complicated to navigate). The visit greatly depends on the quality of the guide (I don't think the agency is responsible for it). In my case, a very experienced guide with enormous knowledge but who tended to keep things short and not share all of their knowledge. A feeling of weariness to repeat the same speech every day and therefore a difficulty, at times, to understand her despite her very good level in French. A bit of a shame ... This in no way calls into question the interest of the visit.

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    July 21, 2021

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