From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour & Pickup Options

Visit Auschwitz on a day trip with a pre-booked ticket, enjoy a hotel pickup from Krakow or start from chosen meeting point. Learn about the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps during a guided tour with a certified historian and guide. Your guide will show you around the preserved area and explain the history of the site.
Group
7 hours 30 minutes - 8 hours
Group size up to 40 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
English
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Important Information:

• The pickup time may change (departure is possible between 6:00 AM and 11:00 AM), so please consider this in your plans. You choose a preferred time which is not guaranteed. The exact start time will be communicated the day before the tour via email from the activity provider
• As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants must provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
• You are not permitted to enter the museum with large bags or backpacks (the maximum size permitted is 20 x 30 centimeters)
• It is recommended to bring lunch and drinks with you
• The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, your guide have no influence on the duration of the break time
• For reasons beyond the operator's control, the tour may be canceled. In this case, the customer will always receive a full refund

What awaits you:

Visit Auschwitz on a day trip from Krakow. Learn about the history of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps during a guided tour with a certified historian and guide.

Auschwitz-Birkenau was founded in 1940 by Nazi Germany and was the largest concentration camp operated by the Nazis. It became the final resting place for millions of people, mostly Jews and Poles, who were murdered in gas chambers.

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 the site. Then, visit the second camp at Birkenau, where mass killings took place as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question."

What to bring:

• Passport or ID card
• Comfortable shoes

Not allowed:

• Luggage or large bags
• Smoking
• Pets
• Short skirts
• Oversize luggage
• Sleeveless shirts
• Backpacks



This was an excellent and well organised trip. Picked up directly from our hotel, we also had the add on of lunch (sandwiches, drink, snack and fruit) which was very handy. The tour it's self was at a good pace and the guide was very good, knowledgeable and easy to follow. Slight issue - when the group had to walk single file, the people at the rear would lose signal and be unable to hear the guide. I would highly recommend.
Nicola
from €50
per person
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What is included in activity
Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
Skip-the-line entry ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum
Licensed guide
What is not included
Toilets (fee is in local currency - pln)
Pickup and drop-off from your hotel
Lunchbox
Tour program

• Starting/pickup location
• Bus / coach (1.5 hours)
• Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau
• Auschwitz I Guided tour (2 hours)
• Break time (10 minutes)
• Auschwitz II-Birkenau Guided tour (1.5 hours)
• Bus / coach (1.5 hours)
• Drop-off

What places you will see

• The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial

Activity book period
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Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Wielopole 2, 31-072 Kraków, Poland

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Reviews by travellers
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Victoria C.
We had a fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable and emotive speeding us around. The whole experience was emotional and sobering
about 22 hours ago
Markus
insanely well organised. I was called + got a message the day before for the exact pick up location and time (we had to walk like 4 minutes). The bus then left on time, our guide picked us up in front of the bus, we visited Auschwitz first, then a short bus drive to Birkenau. 20 minutes after we left back to Auschwitz and around 7.5 hours later we were back home.
1 day ago
Abbie E.
An excellent tour, with many things to see, consider bringing something to eat because it is too long. Inside the field the guide leaves a lot to be desired as he is totally unrelated to the transfer.
2 days ago
Hannah
The guides were all very informative and well prepared. They could get through the terrible message of the lager very effectively. I appreciated the organization and the pickups by shuttle bus, although our tour was as anticipated by 1 hour, it didn’t affect us much and actually left us more afternoon time.
5 days ago
Jenny
The day before the trip, we received a call and they confirmed the pickup time. Our driver Peter arrived on time and took us straight there. Was great to skipped the security queue, there were many school parties that day. Finally the tour was conducted by a fluent English speaker. Happy to recommend.
8 days ago
Lauren
Communication with the company is very good - use What’s App. Transportation to and from is comfortable and punctual. The English speaking guide was well informed. She actually is from Oswiecim the town where Auschwitz-Birkenau complex is located. Her presentation was thorough and respectful.
8 days ago
Rebecca
Bus could fit 24 people including driver and the tour ""guide"", but we was only 10 people in the bus (1.5h ride) to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Got 15min break, toilets (free) and restaurant with food, snacks, drinks and ice-cream at the entrance, no need to order food from the tour company. They say no bags bigger than a A4-paper, but I had my school backpack and they let us in with it, same with many other tourists that had it. No locking storage for bags there. They splitted us up by language of the tour with other groups of the tour company. The tour in Auschwitz is 1h 50min with a guide (not same person from the bus), I recommend not to walk alone as its not interested without a guide. Then 10min break before a 2min bus ride to Birkenau. 1h 30min tour with the same guide in Birkenau. And then 1.5h ride back to Krakow. We could survive with bank cards through the whole Krakow trip, no cash is needed. Mask is required inside.
10 days ago
Ashley
Well worth it. A surreal experience. Don’t plan on doing anything after, make this the one thing you do in the day. Just so much to process.
10 days ago
Martha N.
Mario is an amazing guide! He explained everything with a lot of detail, he made us transport ourselves to the sad past, reflecting and measuring everything that was lived more clearly.
11 days ago
Sophie
The price was cheaper compared to others. We started tour earlier as they sent an email to me and followed by calling for further confirmation. Driver arrived on time to pick up me and he speaks english very well. The overall was good and I recommend to others as well. Thank you
16 days ago
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per person
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