Day trip

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pickup & Lunch Options

Activity provider: Royal Cracow

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pickup & Lunch Options

Activity provider: Royal Cracow
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Visit the largest Nazi concentration camp from World War II on a day trip from Krakow. Learn the tragic story of the Holocaust on a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 7 - 7.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Dutch, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Krakow. Please be ready at least 5-minute before the scheduled departure time. The pickup time is approximate and may vary a little depending on the location of your accommodation. If pickup from the provided location is not possible, the nearest possible place will be arranged within a 3-minute walk.

Experience

Highlights
  • Witness the darkest moments of WW2 at the Aushwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • See the terrifying symbols of Nazi cruelty, such as the "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate
  • Hear how the camps were operated and the inhuman conditions of its prisoners
  • Explore intact buildings, including the original barracks and gas chambers
  • Learn about the lives of those who died and view their belongings at the museum
Full description

Pay your respects at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. Make use of transportation from Krakow, and take a guided tour of the historical landmark.

Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Krakow, and journey by air-conditioned vehicle to Oświęcim. Enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for a 3.5-hour guided tour of the former Nazi concentration camps.  Hear how 1.3 million Jews, along with prisoners from Poland, France and Italy were murdered there during World War II. See the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate and learn the origins of the camp and what life was like for the prisoners. Visit the original barracks and gas chambers, along with platforms and other sites, and take a poignant trip through history via period photos and personal artifacts that bring the past to life.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (depending on the option selected)
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Engish speaking tour leader assistance
  • Guide in Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • Entry ticket
  • Optional lunch (with 2 ham, cheese or hummus wraps, an apple, a chocolate bar, bottle of water, and chewing gum)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • 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
  • The Old Town is a restricted traffic zone so if your accommodation is in this area, the activity provider will contact you to confirm the nearest possible pick-up point
  • People with disabilities may find it hard to move around. Wheelchairs are available at the Visitor Service Center if reserved in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2412 reviews

Review summary

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

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Great experience. Very easy and well organised. Tour guides were great. We brought our own lunch. There is a cafe at the end also but we were hungry after the first tour so it’s a long wait for the cafe. Food is provided pre-paid. Do grab a hot chocolate at the end in the cafe! Nice warm up after freezing at the second tour as the second camp is very open!

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January 25, 2023

I would highly recommend visiting Auschwitz and Berkinau and I would also recommend booking through GET YOUR GUIDE. It is an experience my friend and I will never forget, it was an extremely heartbreaking. However, it was very interesting. The only downfall I had was the fact I felt asif the day was a little rushed, the tour guide seemed to go a little fast. I think the groups should be smaller in order for everyone to be able to read, listen and understand. Also, it’s a shame there isn’t headphones at Birkenau as I struggled to hear the tour guide which was very frustrating, my friend and I couldn’t get to the front to listen because we had a large group on the same tour.

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January 24, 2023

Received a whatsapp 1 day before with the pickup time and an option to add lunch. Bus arrived only 10minutes late. Tour leader provided an useful and organised plan. The tour guide for the 2 camps gave informative insights and went at a reasonable pace, maybe slightly fast as people at the back of the group had not yet arrived at each location until she had already spoken and was already moving on. The headsets helped with still hearing her voice, but the context was hard to gage when you are still looking at something different due to the tight corridors. Overall the organisation was great and the camps themselves were obviously extremely depressing but gave you a small insight into what life was like there. I recommend watching Schindler's List before going, to give more context and picture it all better. Be prepared for a mentally tiring day in a very dark and eerie site. Would recommend this tour, especially for the price. Thank you.

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January 23, 2023

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