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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Guided Tour

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours
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From £22.85 per person

Explore one of the darkest chapters in the history of Europe in the 20th century on a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. See original buildings of the infamous concentration camps with the help of an experienced guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 7 - 8 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Polish
Pickup optional
Pick-up possible from your hotel or apartment if located in the Old Town or Old Jewish Quarter. If you are staying outside this area, please make your own way to the meeting point.
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
4 - 5 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Auschwitz I

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Pickup included
Main stop
Highlights
  • Explore the dark history of Europe during World War II
  • Take a poignant tour of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • See where the Nazis committed their atrocities and look at personal artifacts of their victims
Full description
Depart Krakow and journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum to explore the largest concentration camp in Poland built by the Nazis. Benefit from the services of a professional guide as you take a poignant tour of both the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II labor camps. Get a short break for lunch on arrival, and then get shown around Auschwitz I to see the infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign and some of the administration buildings where the horrors were planned. Look inside the gas chamber where the Nazis committed their hideous genocide, and see personal artifacts belonging to inmates at exhibitions dedicated to their memory. Benefit from a short 15-minute break before going to the Birkenau camp for a 1-hour guided tour. Discover where the prisoners entered the camp and the wooden barracks where they were forced to live. Return to Krakow with your thoughts and get dropped off at a place of your choice in the Old Town or Old Jewish Quarter.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at meeting point/preferred address within Old Town (depending on option selected)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van or minibus
  • Skip-the-line entrance
  • English-speaking driver and tour leader
  • Entrance tickets
  • Headsets
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
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

Meet at the Kiss & Ride point: Wielopole street 2.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • 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
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • Pickup commences 2 hours before arrival at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • In exceptional cases, due to the regulations of the Auschwitz museum, the local partner reserves the right to change the pickup time. You will be informed of any changes at least 7-days before
  • 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 817 reviews

Review summary

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

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The tour was well organized, but I would have liked more time because the area is so large that the tour went too quickly to be able to process everything and let it sink in. The guide went through it quite quickly, so that you had to choose between taking photos/viewing and joining the group (otherwise the headphones would not receive anything). I would have wished that after the tour you would have had 1 hour to explore the huge area on your own. Nevertheless, it was an overwhelming experience and was able to convey the horror of the time... but unfortunately a little too "fast"...

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9 May 2022

Well arranged tour. The visit to Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau was very impressive. A brisk walking pace, but it has to be because there are considerable distances that you have to bridge. The guide spoke good English and also knew a lot to tell. We were lucky with the period it was not that busy. Only 2000 visitors per day and normally in heyday 15,000 visitors per day. In short, well organized.

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25 April 2022

I can’t recommend this tour enough. Communication and information before the day was great. We knew where to go easily. Also our tour was first thing after a late flight and we we’re concerned about food. But for a charge they can provide this. Which was so reasonable with plenty included. The drive wasn’t bad at all, comfortable van and Anna a great driver and made everything super clear all through the day. There was never any rush or confusion! She actually made this trip so easy! Our actual guide was perfect, she had so much compassion while delivering the saddest of information. So informative all the way through! Really made our trip special.

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21 April 2022

Product ID: 157299