Day trip

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Transportation

Activity provider: Discover Cracow
Day trip

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Transportation

Activity provider: Discover Cracow
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Go on a day trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial museum. Learn the history from an informative tour guide, the exhibits, and the documents. Have your tickets and transportation organized for you.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Italian
Pickup optional
Pickup is from your accommodation in Krakow. Please confirm your pickup address at least 24 hours before the departure date. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


4 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Visit the infamous concentration camp of Auschwitz
  • Learn about the camp's tragic history from a licensed guide
  • Step inside memorials and exhibits to help understand what happened there
  • Visit the museum's buildings and the vast open-air concentration camp Birkenau
  • See the personal belongings of the camp prisoners
Full description

Auschwitz Birkenau is one of the most important and recognizable places in the world. This place is proof of what one human being can do to another. With an English-speaking driver, get picked up from a chosen location and enjoy a comfortable bus to the city of Oświęcim, where the Auschwitz 1 death camp was located.

When you arrive, you will first meet the activity provider's greeter, who will then introduce you to the place and pass you to the official museum guide. He will tell you about the rules of the tour and after you go through security gates, similar to those at the airport, you will receive headphones and a receiver set, so you can listen to the guide's stories, who will speak into the microphone. The tour begins at the legendary gate "Arbeit Mach Frei". The place where murderous and destructive work was performed by prisoners. The sightseeing route leads through all the most important barracks, which are dedicated to specific topics, such as daily life, work, selection, and extermination.

There is an original exhibition in each of the barracks. Original and stolen belongings of prisoners, such as suitcases, glasses, or children's toys, all this, combined with the guide's story, makes you think and does not allow you to pass by indifferently over this exhibition.

The last, but also the most dramatic place on the Auschwitz 1 route is the gas chamber and the place where the corpses of prisoners were burnt. This place and its silence are just terrifying. After visiting the first part of the camp (Auschwitz 1), there will be a short break (about 10 minutes).

Board the bus to the second part of the camp called Auschwitz II (Birkenau). The ride takes 10 minutes and you will join the same guide you already know on site. Visiting the second part of the camp will take about 1 hour.

Auschwitz II Birkenau is an open space and a place that shows in its vastness the scale of the crime that happened here. Gas and cremator chambers were located here, where thousands of people were murdered. You will see the place where the selection was made, the so-called ramp.

It was here that the decision about life or death was made. In Birkenau, you have to walk about 1 km so you should wear comfortable shoes. After the sightseeing and a short break, you will return to the driver who will take you back to Krakow.

  • Transfer by air-conditioned bus
  • A greeter in the museum
  • Licensed guide
  • All fees and tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Lunchbox (if option selected)
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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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
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • 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
  • 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

4.5 /5

based on 833 reviews

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I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau with my partner and 1 year old. The tour company (Discover Cracow) responded quickly to messages and were really helpful, we were able to take a stroller on the coach and then use a sling when walking round the 2 sites. You could use a pushchair at Birkenau but not at Auschwitz. I would recommend taking food with you as you’ll have to eat on the go as you don’t get too much time between the 2 sites. The coach driver looked after us all well and the. We had a tour guide at the 2 sites. I’d recommend exploring these sites with a tour guide as they add a lot of value and detail you wouldn’t get going round by yourself.

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March 22, 2023

It wasn’t too obvious which bus was ours at the waiting point, think they could’ve been made clearer. The guided tour started quite slowly, but was actually really good after a while. Well worth the money overall, great value! Would say it’s definitely worth the saving on the hotel & city tour prices, which was a huge price difference!

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March 22, 2023

Totally in awe of this trip to see what the people actually endured at this horrific time. Films and book do not reflect the true horror that these people suffered. Fantastic guides that told the full story to make us understand what exactly did happen. Driver was polite and kept us up to date throughout the day, really interesting things to see as well. Though it’s a long day I would highly recommend the tour.

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March 22, 2023

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