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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow

From US$ 44.26 per person

Travel from Krakow on this full-day excursion to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial. A professional guide will take you on a tour of this former concentration camp.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup at your hotel in Krakow
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the historical and political background of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp
  • See the barbed wire fence, the gas chambers, and cremation ovens
Full description
On this 7-hour trip from Krakow you’ll visit the former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Third Reich. You’ll see the fortified walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers, and cremation ovens where the genocide by the Nazis took place. This site is the symbol of humanity's cruelty to its fellow human beings in the 20th century. According to historical investigations, 1.5 million people, among them a great number of Jews, were systematically starved, tortured, murdered, and gassed to death in this camp.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Private hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Tour attendant
  • Local English- or Spanish-speaking guide at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet in front of "Krakville Tours" office, a very characteristic small round building. Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food and drinks

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • 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
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • Only once the museum has all names of participants will they confirm the reservation
  • There is a possibility the departure time will vary for an hour between 6 AM and 1 PM. This will be confirmed ASAP
  • Entrance for children up to 4 years of age is free of charge. You still have to pay for transportation (70 PLN)
  • The guide speaks English only
  • You cannot enter the bus until the tour leader has checked your ticket
  • The approximate walking distance at the museum is 4km
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1033 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the place and has a lot of great insights so I'll give 9/10 to him. However, I wasn't expecting the waiting time to be about an hour. We arrived at 11:20 but the tour started at around 12:10. I hoped that the organizers could have been more clear from the beginning when the actual tour starts. It would've also been good if they have mandated the use of masks inside the van; a group that we are with were talking and eating inside the van (eating wasn't allowed inside btw!) for the whole duration of our trip to and from Auschwitz.

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December 1, 2021

We can not recommend our guide Simon enough. Simon is so passionate and has a deep knowledge of the place. Thanks to Simon the experience of visiting this place of human horror was not only a visit, it was a unique historical journey. If you ever use this service ask for Simon. Thank you again

November 9, 2021

The whole day is oranised and memorable. but the guide Michael was absolutely great it was english spoken all day. Explained in full depth about auschwitz both sites. Deffinatly recommend going with this company. Absolute eye opener 'liberation to humanity' 75 years later being remembered and paying respect. Thanks, until next time

January 30, 2020

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