From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour

From $37.68 per person

Visit the Auschwitz Museum, site of the largest Third Reich concentration camp. Learn how the complex functioned and see the barracks where prisoners were kept. Well-informed staff will recount the site's history and answer your questions.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, German, French
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.
Small group available

Experience

Itinerary
4 - 5 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 approximately 3-and-a-half-hour tour will educate you about the Holocaust as it was carried out at this site, claiming over 1 million victims. The complex comprised of 3 main camps. Auschwitz I was the administrative center, Auschwitz II (also known as Birkenau) was the extermination site, and Auschwitz III (called Monowitz) was a labor camp. The concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was built in 1940 and was the largest camp operated by the Nazis. Before the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 1945, the SS attempted to destroy the camp and burn the archives. Not everything was destroyed, however, and the Polish government restored Auschwitz–Birkenau as a moving memorial to the victims. During your visit, after entering through the main entrance gate to the camp you see original camp buildings in the main part of the complex. You also visit the museum with its permanent exhibition, an opportunity to learn about the real stories of prisoners as you view their everyday objects and personal belongings. Finally visit the most important sites at Birkenau, the extermination camp, where you see gas chambers and crematories. The duration of your visit to Auschwitz I is up to two hours and the visit to Auschwitz II is up to one hour. There are three breaks during the tour: the first being 10-20 minutes after arriving from Krakow, depending on traffic conditions. The second break comes before going to Auschwitz II, Birkenau Camp and is 10-15 minutes long. You'll have one more 10 to 20-minute break before heading back to Krakow.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation from Krakow
  • Entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Tour and guide service of the most important sites of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Headsets at the museum for adult and student tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Headsets at the museum for child and infant tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless private option is selected)
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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    Meeting point

    Coach Stop next to Main Post Office at Wielopole 2, Kraków, Polska

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    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

    • 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
    • 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 slightly from the time listed. The exact pick up time will be confirmed up to 1 day prior to the tour date
    • The guided tour of Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum is approximately 3.5-hours
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 7846 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5
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    One of the best tours we've done, seeing is definitely believing. Our driver picked us up on time and briefed us about how long it will take etc. Though we had to wait quite a while until the guided tour inside started (maybe due to number of people and social distancing measures), our guide was fantastic. She was very informative, spoke well at a good pace, and her told us her family stories as well. Highly recommend for everyone to remember a part of history.

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    September 21, 2020

    Kierowca odebral na czas ( szkoda tylko ze nie mowil po angielsku) bo Cala grupa w autobusie byla obcojezyczna . Ale bardzo Sympatyczny kierowca. Auschwitz miejsce ktore nalezy zwiedzac z szacunkiem I godnoscia. Bardzo wazny fakt z historii. Okolo 1,5 godziny w pierwszej czesci glownie chodzenie do okola budynkow do kilkow sie wchodzi ( kilka zamknietych) . Miejsce ktore warto zobaczyc ze wzgledu na historie. Warto wsluchac sie w przewodnika ( sluchawki za pewnione takze kazdy go dobrze slyszy) . Druga czesc przejAzd 5 minut , I okolo godziny z przewodnikiem 95% chodzenie do okola I sluchanie przwodnika, kawal dobrej historii- przerazajacy, trudny do uwierzenia, smutny. Miejsce warto zobaczenia tylko ze wzgledu na to co tam sie wydarzylo, moze byc nudne dla kogos - bo duzo chodzenia, ale miejsce warte doswiadczenia - polecam skupic sie na tym co mowi przewodnik !

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    August 19, 2020

    It was over all very good, however, the driver was over 20 min. late to pick us up, and then the driver or the tour guide did not provide us details as where we should go once the Auschwitz tour was over. Therefore, to go to Birkenau everyone walked back to the bus and when the driver saw us he informed us that we have to walk back again and catch a shuttle bus from Auschwitz to Birkenau.

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    July 27, 2020

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