GetYourGuide uses cookies to give you the best possible service. If you continue browsing, you agree to the use of cookies. More details can be found in our privacy policy.

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

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Tour

Product ID: 1647
See gallery
See where the atrocities of the Nazi's "Final Solution" were carried out with a tour to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. This half-day tour from Krakow will offer a powerful insight into the past through documentaries and live commentary.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

If you are interested in complementary hotel pickup, please make sure to contact the tour operator no later than 24 hours prior to your tour. Please call: +48 602 49 70 64.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:

Loading...

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided tour of the former Nazi concentration camp and memorials
  • View the prison dormitories, gas chambers and exhibitions at Auschwitz I
  • See what remains of Birkenau’s watchtowers, fences, barracks and gas chambers
  • Trace the stories of individual prisoners and visit the memorials to the camps’ victims
  • Learn the history of WWII’s Holocaust and about the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945
Full description
The tour of the Museum, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, comprises both parts of the former concentration camp – Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau – and a documentary film presenting the first moments after the camp was liberated.

The Auschwitz camp has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of the city of Auschwitz, which was integrated into the Third Reich. In 1942 it became one of the centers for Endlösung der Judenfrage (the final solution of the Jewish issue) – the Nazi plan to murder the Jews living in the territories occupied by the Third Reich.

The Auschwitz camp, until the end of its existence, was first and foremost a place of extermination. It has become a world-famous symbol of the Nazi genocide, in particular the destruction of the Jews. Today it serves as a memorial to those who lost their lives here, with hundreds of people visiting daily to pay their respects.
Includes
  • Tour guide assistance
  • Documentary film during the transfer
  • Local live guide
  • Headset to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected centrally located Krakow hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the Museum cannot exceed dimensions 30 x 20 x 10 cm. Larger bags must be left in the bus.
• There is a 15-minute break during the tour, when you can eat a snack and drink a bottle of water that you are recommended to bring
• There is no particular age restriction, however, due to the nature of this tour it is not recommended for children aged 14 and younger
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Taking photos in the buildings with the use of flash is forbidden. You are allowed to take photos only in selected parts of the Museum.
• Eating and smoking, as well as acting in a loud manner are forbidden at the Museum
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Infants must sit on laps
Save up to 20%

From US$ 48.09 US$ 38.47 per person

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 51 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by

INTERCRAC Ltd.

Product ID: 1647