Visit Auschwitz & Birkenau and pay your respects to the Victims of Holocaust on an educational day trip from Krakow. Take the opportunity to learn more about the Holocaust and see one of the most terrifying sites in world history.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 9:45 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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  • Learn about the history of the Holocaust
  • Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former German extermination camp
  • Pay your respects to the Victims of Holocaust
  • Discover the horrors of this World Heritage Site
Full description
Depart from Krakow to Auschwitz in a day-long tour that is suitable for individual tourists and groups. It takes 1.5 hours to get there from Krakow. 

When you reach Auschwitz, begin a 3.5-hour tour with a local guide. The visit includes 2 sections of the camp: Auschwitz I which was mostly for political prisoners and the immense concentration and death camp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau which was mostly used for Jewish and Roma prisoners. The entire trip lasts approximately 7 hours.
  • Transport by high-quality air-conditioned minivan or minibus
  • English speaking driver or tour leader's assistance
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Guided 3.5-hour sightseeing tour in English

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

1. Hotel Wyspiański, Westerplatte 16, 33-332 Kraków, Poland 2. Radisson Blu Hotel, Krakow

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
  • 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
• Food is not allowed inside the museum
• Bags bigger than A4 sheet size are not allowed inside the museum but you can leave them in the left-luggage office for an extra fee or leave them in the car/minivan/bus
• There is an airport-style security control
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 176 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The local guide at the museum was excellent: passionate and articulate and conveyed the horrific nature of this atrocity. The tour coordinator was also very good and managed the group well. Being in a group meant we entered the museum without queuing. The trip was quite reglemented though in terms of timings. If you get a chance to book a guide directly with the museum and take your own transport you might be able to further explore in depth the museum and learn more.

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March 8, 2020

Humbling tour

Tour guide vortech was very good and knowledgable. I am glad I went as its one of those places I think everyone should visit to try to ensure everyone knows what went on. Very good tour all round and worth the cost. Thank you I intend to return to Poland

October 2, 2019

The site was excellent and the tour guide was terrific but it always felt like we were being rushed. I would not book a tour. You can get in on your own without a tour and take your time and visit what you want to rather than what the guide has time to show you.

September 22, 2019

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Poland Travel

Product ID: 209766