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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Camp Guided Tour

From US$ 48.89 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
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
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.
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 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
  • 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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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

  • 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 pickup 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
  • 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 7908 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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A very powerful and sombre experience, but something I would recommend. This is my second time visiting and I found it better than the last due to the level of information we got. Our guide, Lukasz T, was very thought-provoking and engaging, while also knowing lots of information. As we were guided through the exhibits, Lukasz was patient and respectful.

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November 14, 2021

A well-speaking driver who guided the group well towards the entrance, where the guide was waiting for us. He drove well on both the outward and return journey. An impressive tour by a guide who did not speak English very well, but was easy to follow. The mini-bus was comfortable, with a downside that the air conditioning did not work, making it very hot on the way back (with 29C) in the bus.

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September 10, 2021

Communication with the organizer was smooth. The pick-up via shuttle was punctual and comfortable, our tour guide was a friendly, competent and courteous lady, who was also very empathetic to the questions, needs and emotions of the participants. It was a formative experience for us, which we will recommend to everyone.

July 22, 2021

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