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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

From US$ 15.65 per person

Explore one of the darkest chapters in the history of Europe in the 20th century on a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. See original buildings of the infamous concentration camps with the help of an experienced guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, Dutch
Pickup optional
Pick-up possible from your hotel or apartment if located in the Old Town or Old Jewish Quarter. If you are staying outside this area, please make your own way to the meeting point.

Experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Auschwitz I

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Explore the dark history of Europe during World War II
  • Take a poignant tour of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • See where the Nazis committed their atrocities and look at personal artifacts of their victims
Full description

Depart Krakow and journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum to explore the largest concentration camp in Poland built by the Nazis. Benefit from the services of a professional guide as you take a poignant tour of both the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II labor camps. Get a short break for lunch on arrival, and then get shown around Auschwitz I to see the infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign and some of the administration buildings where the horrors were planned.

Look inside the gas chamber where the Nazis committed their hideous genocide, and see personal artifacts belonging to inmates at exhibitions dedicated to their memory. Benefit from a short 15-minute break before going to the Birkenau camp for a 1-hour guided tour. Discover where the prisoners entered the camp and the wooden barracks where they were forced to live.

Return to Krakow with your thoughts and get dropped off at a place of your choice in the Old Town or Old Jewish Quarter.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at meeting point/preferred address within Old Town (depending on option selected)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van or minibus
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • English-speaking driver and tour leader
  • Entrance tickets
  • Headsets
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Kiss & Ride point: Wielopole street 2. Look for a 'Cracow Visit local tours' representative.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

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
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • Pickup commences 2 hours before arrival at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • In exceptional cases, due to the regulations of the Auschwitz museum, the local partner reserves the right to change the pickup time. You will be informed of any changes at least 7-days before
  • 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

4.6 /5

based on 976 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Easy pick up, although we were told to go across town as they didn't pick up at our hotel, only to drive through our area. Excellent driver, and the guide at auschwitz was brilliant. It is an emotionally draining day, but I would not have missed it for the world. You need to be able to walk over rough ground, but you will be so engrossed in the commentary, you won't notice after a short while. A must do trip, well organised

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October 1, 2022

A very moving experience, and given the sad circumstances of this activity, would definitely recommend. We was picked up very close to our accommodation, so very convenient. For a little extra, you can order a packed lunch, which was very good for the price. Our driver Peter was very friendly and got us there and back safely. The tour guide Anna was very informative and made the tour a positive experience, which was appreciated.

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September 29, 2022

Really easy to book and get to the meeting point. Transport on time and really efficient. Tour guide was excelled so much information and would recommend. Only thing is that there was not time at the end of the first tour to go to the toilet and the stop off point had a paying one only where we had no cash.

September 26, 2022

Product ID: 157299