From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

From $22.91 per person

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps with a professional educator to learn about its inhumane history. With 7 hours to spend at this site, learn the fate of the millions of victims of the Holocaust.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Polish, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Czech, Russian
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Krakow city center.

Experience

Itinerary
4 - 5 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the largest concentration camp of the Nazi Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Learn more about the dark history from a professional guide
  • Go to the original barracks and see where the prisoners were held
  • See the main gate to Auschwitz
Full description
Depart Krakow for a confronting day of reflection with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. Undoubtedly, it is a solemn place that leaves a lasting impression all visitors, and an important memorial to the victims of the extermination.  Funded by the Nazi party in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau became both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. As the largest concentration camp operated by the Nazis, it became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews, put to their death in the hideous gas chambers. Visit the museum and memorial in the suburbs of Oświęcim, about 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes later, meet a professional guide who will show you around the site and speak of its dark history. Pass through the gate with the inscription "Arbeit macht frei" to enter Auschwitz I, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of this place. Then, visit the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question." Spend about 1 hour at the Birkenau camp, before meeting your driver for the return journey to Kraków.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (depending on option selected)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entry to Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Student card

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts
    • 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
    • Please note that you are not permitted to enter the museum with large bags or backpacks (the maximum size permitted is 20 x 30 centimeters)
    • Your pickup time may vary depending on your location and you will be informed by phone or email to your hotel reception in the event of any changes
    • Please advise if you require a child safety seat when booking
    • It is recommended to bring lunch and drinks with you
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 6624 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5
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    The local partner was well organized to confirm the trip the day before as agreed by email and telephone. The van was on time to pick us up from our airbnb. The crew was always nice and helpful. Everything went well and the visit is really worthwhile. The only suggestion would be that maybe the van needs a microphone for the explanations and the van had some broken air conditioning exists that made it a bit too cold. But definitely recommend the trip!!

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    July 17, 2021

    the driver, very friendly, was on time although the time was slightly changed the day before by the company (9:05 instead of 8:30) but that was not a problem. On site the guide was very nice but spoke very low (English) and we did not understand everything he was saying because he was cheating on his words. There was a big thunderstorm while visiting Aushwitz Birkenau so the time there was shortened for our English group but not for the few people who were doing the tour in German but taking the same bus so we had to wait practically an hour before being able to leave. It didn't seem right to us.

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    July 11, 2021

    Although my departure time was changed, the tour was excellent. Transport at the scheduled time without confusion and an excellent guide. However, there could be a longer lunch break between Auschwitz and Birkenau for lunch and some points the guide passed too quickly, it would be nice to have more time to absorb and look at things.

    October 6, 2020

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