Guided tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour from Krakow

From US$ 35.41 per person

Visit the former concentration and extermination camps of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Learn about their tragic history with a live guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Dutch, Swedish, Ukrainian, Hungarian
Pickup optional
Pickup from your accomodation in Krakow
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of Auschwitz and the Holocaust
  • Visit the largest of the former Nazi concentration camps
  • See the former gas chambers and the barracks where prisoners were kept
Full description
Travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau on a 7-hour trip from Krakow. Visit the largest death camp in human history, and an infamous site of genocide during WWII. Auschwitz-Birkenau is synonymous with the worst atrocities ever committed. The camp was built by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of Oswiecim. The total number of deaths is estimated at over 1.5 million people, representing 28 nationalities. Nearly 90 per cent of those killed were Jews. A visit to the former concentration camp is certain to be memorable because it makes it possible to imagine the scale of the Holocaust. Since 1979 the site has been listed by UNESCO on its Cultural and Natural World Heritage list.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial
  • Round-trip transportation to Auschwitz
  • Guided group tour with a live guide (if option selected)
  • Food or drinks
  • Information booklet (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • 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
  • Maximum luggage/bag/purse/backpack size is 30x20x10cm
  • If your child is less than 150 cm tall, please inform the supplier so that a child seat can be arranged
  • From March 2020, new guidelines at Auschwitz-Birkenau mean booking well in advance is the only way to ensure you are able to visit. It is generally possible to change your ticket date and time after purchase if necessary. Be sure to contact the local partner with any questions you may have about your booking time and date
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service
  • Time of departure is approximate and may change up to 3 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 245 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Very professional driver, at the time of the appointment but did not speak French ... adorable guide, patient, clear and precise. We were able to visit the 2 camps with a break between for a small snack. The little extra: the cut ticket goes! We went VIP ... Visit not to be missed!

August 28, 2021

Very well organized excursion through Legendary Krakow (via GYG). We were picked up on time at our hotel by driver Milo, super friendly and drove neatly. He took us to Auschwitz and put us in touch with our fantastic guide who spoke great English. Tour was comprehensive and information. We were also lucky that it wasn't crowded, so we didn't feel rushed and we weren't trapped with other groups. Then we were driven to the immense Birkenau and we were fairly alone with our guide. Very impressive experience.

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July 12, 2021

The previous night, we received an email picking up the next morning as promised. The time was the same as what I had ordered. The friendly driver came to pick us up from our hotel. The driver and the guide spoke fluent English. In fact, our female guide at the museums was absolutely great! Everything went really well and smoothly. I recommend!

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October 25, 2019

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