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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pick-up Options

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pick-up Options

From US$ 26.08 per person

Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the largest of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Learn more about this horror from World War II.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
Pickup optional
Look for the KrakowDirect tourist bus at the bus stops in the following addresses: · Straszewskiego 17, 1-101 Kraków · Poczta Główna, 31-072 Kraków · Dajwór 69, 31-052 Kraków
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
  • See an informative documentary film on the way to the camps
  • Learn about the terrible history of the camps from a professional guide
Full description
Visit the former Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau on this 7-hour trip from Krakow. By June 1940, Jews and over 700 political criminals had been sent to Auschwitz and the atrocities had begun. Birkenau was built by Auschwitz prisoners and by October 1941 was used as an extermination camp. Between 1 and 1.5 million were killed, and approximately 90 percent of those killed were Jews. Before Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in January 1945, the SS attempted to blow up the camp and destroy the documentation. They were only partially successful, and the Polish government decided to restore the site as a memorial to the victims.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off if meeting point option selected
  • A documentary film on the way to Auschwitz
  • Transportation by minibus
  • 3.5-hour guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Insurance
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver
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

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

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.
  • Luggage is not allowed at the site (except for handbags).
  • Handbags are considered luggage if the dimensions exceed 30cm x 20cm x 10cm.
  • Maximum size of 30 guests in Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum.
  • 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

4.7 /5

based on 1004 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable guide (Dave Kennedy). Although a very somber experience, it felt important, and the guide created the perfect atmosphere. I highly recommend this tour. The pick up and drop off from the hotel made it very easy to navigate. The communication between the shuttle company and myself was very good, and they gave us plenty of time to prepare.

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October 2, 2021

Guide in Auschwitz' was very nice (apart from the carrier). Local travel agencies were quick to contact, but the haggling with the start/departure times was less. We had booked with departure time 12 noon; but after booking that was changed to 08:45. The day before the excursion I asked if it was still at this time, and then it was not: choose from 06:40 or … 12:00 . Also good driver. If you are not dependent on transport from the hotel, it is also fine to do it yourself.

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September 20, 2021

I have to say it was an immensely powerful experience and everyone should try to see it. I will definitely never forget that and that is a good thing. The entire process was handled with so much respect and consideration and although there was a lot going on, a lot of time was taken for each individual group and everything was organized in an excellent way. I can only recommend this experience to everyone.

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September 11, 2021

Product ID: 71766