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From Krakow: Guided Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour by Minivan

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From Krakow: Guided Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour by Minivan

From US$ 43.52 per person

Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau one of the largest Nazi concentration camps during your stay in Krakow. Take a moving tour of the preserved ruins, museum, and memorials at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and uncover the harrowing truths of Poland’s WWII history.

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
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel in Krakow
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of the genocide
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
  • Avoid the queues with a skip-the-line ticket
Full description

Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in central Krakow between 7:30 and 9:15 AM (time to be confirmed). Travel 1 hour and 10 minutes to Auschwitz. Upon arrival, use your prepaid skip-the-line tickets and head straight inside. Follow your guide as they lead you through a tour of the vast complex.

The English guided tour is provided by the museum - max. size of the group is 30 people.

Explore the buildings of the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps, passing beneath the “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign at the main entrance. Visit the original wooden barracks, the bathhouse, and the watchtower, as well as see the crematorium, gas chamber, and the Death Wall.

Learn more about the history of the camp and how it became one of the most notorious of the Nazi regime. Hear about life in WWII-era Poland, and visit the on-site museum, which displays a moving collection of photographs, documents, and personal items belonging to the prisoners. At the end of the visit, return to Krakow, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel between 3:00 and 4:00 PM.

The English guided tour is provided by the museum - max. size of the group is 30 people.

Includes
  • Full transport to and from Krakow (max. 8 or 15 people by minivan or van)
  • Professional English-speaking guide provided by the museum
  • Admission fees to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Food and drinks
  • Headsets at the museum for children (under 8)
  • Infant tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • 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 guided tour of Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum is approximately 3.5 hours long (1.5 to 2 hours in Auschwitz and 2 hours in Birkenau) and is conducted according to Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum Rules and Regulations
  • After visiting Auschwitz, there will be a quick 10-minute break for snacks and to use the facilities
  • 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 45 reviews

Review summary

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

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A day in advance we were informed what time we would be picked up. We were also offered the opportunity to buy a lunch bag for a small amount. We were picked up right on time at our apartment. The driver was an experienced drivers. At Auschwitz it took a while before we were inside, but that is due to the strict Corona controls. We didn't mind that. It was an impressive tour of both camps. Afterwards we were neatly brought back to our apartment. All in all a very successful excursion.

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August 4, 2021

Everything went perfectly. We were contacted a day before with the exact hour of departure & were very happy to hear that we could sleep a bit longer :) Driver (ours was Michal Krupa) was perfectly on time & respected all Corona measures. Drive was very comfortable & Michal explained us the agenda of the day. Tour itself was very impressing & well organised. We could leave our drinks & food in the car which was also a nice gesture. After the short drive from Auschwitz to Birkenau, Michal was so kind to drop us off at a stop which made the walking distance as short as possible (we were there with our grandmother of 81yrs old). Drive back went smooth & dropped us back off at the apartment, but we could have picked any drop-off. So very smooth, well organised & great trip!

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June 6, 2021

Great tour guide but,,,

The young chap who picked us up was obviously in a tearing hurry to collect the other clients and drove far too fast on small streets around krakow,, scared the living daylights out of all of us, only when we left the city did he slow down and that was because of heavy traffic,,, nice young fella but drove the van far too fast.

September 20, 2019

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