Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour Pickup/Lunch Options

Visit the Auschwitz Museum, the site of the largest Third Reich concentration camp. Learn how the complex functioned and see the barracks where prisoners were kept. Tour the permanent exhibitions and buildings at the Auschwitz I-Main Camp and the most important original camp buildings in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Choose an option suitable for you: from different meeting points or with hotel pickup. There is also an option with lunch.
7 - 8 hours
Group size up to 40 persons
Mobile ticket

Important Information:

• The pickup time may change (possible start of the tour between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM), 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, so please check your confirmation email
• All participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
• Entry may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
• Due to the Museum Rules of the visit to both camps, a lunch break is not included
• The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the museum

What awaits you:

This 3.5-hour educational tour about how this concentration camp claimed over 1 million victims is a must-see. The complex comprises 3 main camps: Auschwitz I was the administrative center; Auschwitz II, or Birkenau, was the extermination site; and Auschwitz III, or Monowitz, was a labor camp.

Built in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest concentration camp operated by the Nazis. Before the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, the SS attempted to destroy the camp and burn the archives. The Polish government restored Auschwitz–Birkenau as a moving memorial to the victims.

Upon entering through the main entrance, see original camp buildings in the main part of the complex. Visit the museum with its permanent exhibition, an opportunity to learn about the real stories of prisoners and see their personal belongings. Finally, visit the extermination camp at Birkenau, where gas chambers and crematories are located.

The duration of your visit to Auschwitz I lasts two hours and the visit to Auschwitz II lasts one hour. There are three breaks during the tour: the first is 10-20 minutes after arriving from Krakow; the second is 10-15 minutes before going to Auschwitz II, Birkenau Camp; and the third is 10 to 20-minute before heading back to Krakow.

What to bring:

• Passport or ID card
• Weather-appropriate clothing
• Comfortable shoes

Not allowed:

• Luggage or large bags
• Sleeveless shirts
• Pets

Not suitable for:

• Wheelchair users
• Children under 14 years

from €45.67
per person
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Tour program

• Starting/pickup location
• Transfer (1.5 hours)
• Break time (20 minutes)
• Auschwitz I Guided tour (2.5 hours)
• Break time (10 minutes)
• Auschwitz II-Birkenau Guided tour (1 hour)
• Break time (20 minutes)
• Transfer (1.5 hours)
• 15 drop-off locations: Pawia 3, Metropolitan Boutique Hotel, Art & Garden Residence, Starowiślna 65, Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town, an IHG Hotel, PURO Kraków Kazimierz, ibis Krakow Stare Miasto, Wielopole 2, Aparthotel Lwowska 1, Wielopole 2, Hotel Alexander, Mercure Kraków Fabryczna City, Hotel Galaxy, Qubus Hotel Kraków, Premium Hostel

What is included in activity

• Round-trip transportation from Krakow
• Entrance tickets to The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
• Profesional Licensed Museum Guide
• Auschwitz I Main Camp tour
• Auschwitz II Birkenau Camp tour

What is not included

• Lunchbox

What places you will see

• The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial

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Directions to meet your guide

Wielopole 2, 31-072 Kraków

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Reviews by travellers
4.6 out of 5
820 reviews
Guide was great and everything was well organised. I really had the feeling of being chased through the camp. Don't stop anywhere or just look at as many people as possible through Auschwitz (1). I understand the routing, but for that reason it leaves little impression. It's simply too busy for that.
2 days ago
It is worth doing, hard to do however, you will learn so much history about what happened at both of these camps, your guides where fantastic, driver was excellent and so friendly.
9 days ago
This day trip was great. The bus was on time and we had a great guide in Auschwitz. This guide also came with us to Birkenau. He really took the time for our group and was able to explain everything perfectly. We were very satisfied.
12 days ago
Our guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable, would highly recommend this trip.
13 days ago
This was a very heartwarming trip and our guide was fantastic
about 1 month ago
The guides don't really give you time to visit, which is a bit of a shame, everything is done very quickly. Feeling like you have to constantly rush... you don't have time to read the information panels. We must move quickly, The guide waits for no one. If I had to do it again, I would do it by myself.
about 1 month ago
Our tour guide was absolutely amazing.
about 2 months ago
Our transportation guide was timely. However they have a really bad set up for drop off and pick up. Once at the camp there are shuttles between the two museum sites…but our guide wanted us to come back to him and not use the provided shuttles which would separate us from our tour group. It would’ve been a lot easier if he just dropped us off and picked us up from the same parking lot. No reason to make things more complicated than necessary. He also said mix ups with the shuttle bus have happened before. Over all well worth the value but just a confusing system.
about 2 months ago
This was the perfect choice for an educational day trip. We had a group just under 30 and split into two groups so our final group to follow the guide was less than 15. The headsets were good quality and I was able to hear the guide without any feedback. He was well informed and appropriately sensitive. I think the tour was a good length, especially considering how cold it was outside. My only critique would be that I really wish we could have had a bit more time in the hall people’s pictures. That felt a bit rushed for such a heavy space. Overall, a high quality tour for a great price. Yes, you can go here on your own for a bit less than this, but this is exactly the kind of place that you need a tour to really get the full experience.
about 2 months ago
Amazing day, very informative and emotional look into past history.
about 2 months ago
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