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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Transportation and Entrance

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Transportation and Entrance

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Visit Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about the history of the Holocaust and the Nazi terror against European Nations. See original buildings as well as remnants of gas chambers and crematoria.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 7 hours
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Instructor
English, Polish
Optional audio guide
English, Polish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore both the Auschwitz Museum and the Birkenau Memorial
  • Learn the history of the Holocaust and genocide
  • Visit many permanent exhibitions on the grounds of the Museum
Full description
From Krakow, travel in an air-conditioned bus for approximately 1.5 hours to Birkenau near the town of Auschwitz. Upon arrival have a short break. Before you start your tour collect returnable booklets in your own language and receive from the driver all important information regarding what you must see. Explore the biggest Nazi extermination camp on your own. Spend at least one and a half hour seeing the remnants of living barracks for prisoners and the notorious gas chambers. From the Birkenau Memorial make your way to the Auschwitz Museum. Before you enter, receive guidelines from the driver and spend up to 2 hours in the Museum visiting numerous permanent exhibitions intended to provide an account of the horror of the camp. Finish your tour and go back to Kraków to the starting point, seeing various landmarks on the way.
Includes
  • Pickup from the meeting point in the center of Krakow
  • Round trip transfer and drop-off
  • Entrance to both camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Guidebooks available in 19 languages
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour (unless option is selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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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Meeting point

The bus stop located at Kiss and Ride Bus Stop (K+R) opposite Mercure Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • 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
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • The maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed in the Museum grounds is 30x20x10 cm
  • There are spots in the museum where it is not allowed to take pictures
  • 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

4.8 /5

based on 541 reviews

Review summary

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

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I had booked the excursion with my sister and the transfer went smoothly. We had traveled as a group in a minibus to Auschwitz-Birkenau and then to the Auschwitz Museum. At both destinations, we were allowed to explore the terrain on our own. We each had a little over two hours to look at both sites. I have to say that the time was too tight. There is so much to explore let alone read that the 2 hours were definitely too short. The guide had been very friendly and interested. During the drive, he had already explained to us a few things about German history with regard to both concentration camps. He also gave us a travel guide for both camps. That definitely made exploring easier for us. In every respect it is worth a visit and I would recommend it to anyone.

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July 20, 2022

Easy way to get to the camps if you don’t have your own transportation and don’t want to sign up for a guided tour. The coach was comfortable and we were shown documentaries on the way there. We had 2 hours in each camp. Our guide Paul was knowledgeable and took good care of us!

July 12, 2022

I liked the tour very much. The day before departure, I received a WhatsApp message confirming the time and place of the meeting. The bus was served on time, the driver Andrei and the guide Paul were with us. On the way, he told a lot of interesting information and recommendations on what to see. Upon arrival, he handed out a booklet guide. The absence of a guide in the camps themselves does not make this excursion less interesting, on the contrary, it is possible to spend as much time as you want at each location. And also near the locations there are stands with photos and descriptions, and everything is clear in the booklet. I recommend this excursion.

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July 6, 2022

Product ID: 293880