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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour

Activity provider: SeeKrakow

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour

Activity provider: SeeKrakow
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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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
The exact pickup time and location will be confirmed by email or SMS the day before the activity takes place. The pickup time may vary slightly from the one listed.

Experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Break

  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • Break

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps
  • Learn about the Holocaust from knowledgeable, English-speaking guides and staff
  • Tour the permanent exhibitions and buildings at the Auschwitz I-Main Camp and the most important original camp buildings in Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Krakow
  • Entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Guide
  • Auschwitz I Main Camp tour
  • Auschwitz II Birkenau Camp tour
  • Headsets at the museum for adult and student tickets
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • 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
  • If you select the pickup option, please include the name and address. The supplier will get in touch with you regarding the exact time and place of the pickup
  • Departure time and point depend on the option selected and might differ from the time listed. The exact pickup time will be confirmed up to 1 day prior to the tour date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 8097 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Great tour! You would learn so much from the tour guide. I found some rooms in the concentration camp really disturbing and I can't look at it (esp the hair one). Make sure you bring umbrella and a hat and lots of water if you visit on a sunny cause it's extremely hot and no shade at all in Auschwit II.

August 6, 2022

I took it in English (even though my main language is Spanish) and the guy was EXCELLENT. I think it was the best tour in my life. I was fully concentrated the whole time (which is difficult to me when the tour is this long), English SUPER clear, detailed and understandable history which made me cry a few times. SUPER recommended. It’s sad I can’t remember his name, it started with M. The only thing I can “complain” would be, to set the video we watch on the way there with subtitles because the volume was low and the people were talking so it made hard to follow the story

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July 31, 2022

The museum and the visit to the fields were very interesting. I find the € 50 surcharge not fair depending on the language. We were forced to listen to the whole tour in English. I wonder why a place like this where they should encourage visits and pass on information to ensure that such a horror never happens again, should be an obstacle to choose the language of your country. There were numerous kids and children present and not all of them understood the English language.

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July 31, 2022

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