Auschwitz and Birkenau Tour with Licensed Guide

Auschwitz and Birkenau Tour with Licensed Guide

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Experience Auschwitz. It is a very meaningful and important place to understand what happened and have the opportunity to learn from it.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Private or small groups available
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 - 7 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
The driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the most important place in the history of WW II
  • See the remains of the death camps
  • Learn about the history of the genocide
Full description
Be collected from your accommodation and transported in an air-conditioned minivan. Visit KL Auschwitz 1. Walk through the iron gate bearing the notorious slogan Arbeit Macht Frei, which means Work Sets You Free. See 22 brick barracks, where hundreds of thousands of victims of the Holocaust were located in. The most chilling is block number 11, the so-called prison within the prison. Block 11 contained special torture chambers including dark chambers or standing cells where various punishments were inflicted to prisoners. The first extermination attempts using Zyklon B took place in this block. The only crematorium and gas chamber that are still standing are located at the end of the camp.  After the visit to KL Auschwitz 1, travel in the minivan to KL Auschwitz 2 Birkenau. This part of the camp is 25 times larger than Auschwitz 1 and it was the largest of the death camps. Over 1 million people died here. Within the 62 mostly wooden barracks first designed as stables are the ruins of 4 crematoriums and gas chambers, which were destroyed by the Nazis in an effort to hide the evidence of their crimes.  End your visit at the Memorial and pay your respects to all of the victims of the genocide. 
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Headset
  • Booklet available in different languages
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Corner of Kopernika and Westerplatte street beside Wyspianski Hotel (address of hotel: Westerplatte 15, 31-033 Kraków)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    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
    • This tour is not recommended for children younger than 14 years old
    • In case of bookings made over 1 month in advance pick-up time can be changed. You will be informed by phone or email in the event of any changes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 605 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4 / 5
    • Transportation
      4.7 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.5 / 5
    • Safety
      4.7 / 5
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    Our guide was amazing, Very knowledgeable and passionate about every aspect of the tour. driver very professional and fantastic English. Excellent car. Well organised and worth every penny to visit. The only downside was that it was a rush to get around Auschwitz 1 and there wasn’t time to look at exhibits or take in the enormity of some of the items as you were rushed by following groups.

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    10 March 2020

    This trip is one you need to see however you need to be prepared for how the place feels overall. For me the experience is worth going to see and will be one I won’t forget. Overall a somber trip but I think this is one people need to do as it gives you a reminder of what is important.

    21 February 2020

    Amazing experience all round. Transfer gentleman was lovely and informative. The tour guide had amazing knowledge. Would definitely go back. Only issue we had was we booked the day before and was chucked off the bus due to having no ID and left to walk back to hotel. Re booked for Following day and arrived with ID and it was never needed.

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    10 February 2020

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