Day trip

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

Activity provider: Hello Cracow
Day trip

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour

Activity provider: Hello Cracow

From US$ 36.47 per person

Take a poignant guided tour of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, with round-trip transportation from Krakow.

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 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Your hotel or apartment in Krakow. The exact pickup time will be confirmed 24 hours before the tour.
Small group available


  • Explore one of the darkest chapters in the history of Europe in the 20th century
  • See the original buildings of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps
  • Learn the terrible history of the Holocaust from a more personal perspective
Full description

Benefit from pickup at the location of your choice in Krakow, and then journey with a driver to the most significant symbol of the Holocaust of World War II. Arrive at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in the small town of Oświęcim (about 60 kilometers west of Krakow) and get a 3-hour tour of the Auschwitz camps with a licensed guide.

See some of the original buildings of the largest concentration camp of Nazi Germany, and pause for thought as you hear about the horrific scale of the mass extermination. Visit the gas chambers where so many of the inmates were put to death and see piles of clothes stripped from the people sent to the camps by the Nazis.

Pause to reflect on the terrible history before you move on the Birkenau camp for a 1-hour guided tour. Return to Krakow at the end of a moving day and get dropped off at your hotel or apartment on arrival.

  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or apartment (if option selected)
  • Driver or tour leader
  • Transportation by van or minibus
  • Licensed guide in Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Headset to hear the live guide (in the first camp only)
  • Food (bring a packed lunch)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Plac Jana Matejki 2, 31-157 Kraków or at Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków. Please send us a message with the address of your choice.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Short skirts
  • 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
  • Be prepared to go through a security check in order to enter Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • 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 time of the tour may change +/- one hour. The exact pickup time will be confirmed via email at least 1 or 2 days before the tour. Please note that the local tour supplier has no control over the exact timing of the visit to the museum
  • 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 361 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Took the option for lunch. Glad we did as you have only 15 minutes between Auschwitz 1 & 2. Our driver Jakob was friendly and got us easily where we needed to be. There were several thousand visitors on the day we visited, definitely gets more crowded later in the day.

January 7, 2023

Communication was clear from the beginning. Pick up time was on schedule. Friendly driver and comfortable van to destination. Instructions were clear where to meet. Visit to the camp was an overwhelming experience. It’s a must for every everyone. Better yet to read and get background to understand fully the pain suffered in that place.

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August 21, 2022

The tour guide was excellent and therefore give that portion an overall Excellent. The travel was good to very good. The van was a bit cramped in the back row (8 pax van + driver) and the pick up was re-scheduled for almost three hours later than we had signed up for. It turned out not to be a big deal as we hadn’t planned anything for our evening back in Krakow. Overall the tour was incredibly worthwhile and would re-book without a second thought

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May 7, 2022

Product ID: 159719