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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Private Transport

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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Private Transport

From US$ 260.79 per person

Travel by minivan from Krakow to visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp on an 8-hour tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Learn about the Nazi program of Arbeit Macht Frei and the genocide of World War II.

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 8 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish
Audio guide included
German, French, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Russian, English
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Krakow.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp on a 8-hour tour of Auschwitz
  • Travel in a private comfortable minivan from Krakow
  • See the barracks where prisoners were kept and the gas chambers where they were sent to die
  • Learn the terrible history of the death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • Go the Birkenau camp to see where more than 125,000 prisoners of war were incarcerated
Full description
Explore the former Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau on a full-day historical tour. Founded on 27th April 1940, the real hell started in Auschwitz in June 1940 when more than 700 Polish political prisoners and Jews arrived at the camp. From that moment on, Auschwitz became the site of extermination by inhumane conditions and physical destruction of prisoners. Although it is a challenge, it is important to remember these events to make sure that this history is never repeated.  It was the biggest death camp of the Nazi regime and during your tour, a licensed guide will sensitively take you to see the barbed wire fences, watchtowers, barracks, gallows, and gas chambers. These depict the circumstances under which the Nazi genocide took place. Spend 2 hours here with a short 20 minutes break. You will also visit Birkenau, set up by Heinrich Himmler, a short 5-minutes drive from Auschwitz. Birkenau comprised of more than 300 buildings, including latrines, watchtowers, and gas chambers. During its 3 years of existence it fulfilled different functions but from October 1941 acted as a camp for around 125,000 prisoners of war. 
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation in Krakow
  • Entrance fee to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • A live tour guide at Auschwitz and Birkenau with headsets
  • Professional art historian guide
  • A bottle of water on a hot day
  • An umbrella on a rainy day
  • Food
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • 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
  • Please note that the maximum bag size is 20 cm by 30 cm and any bag larger will not permitted inside the museum
  • The pickup time can be changed to anytime between 6:00 AM and 1:30 PM
  • The minibus can be replaced by a larger bus with the same level of comfort
  • Please advise if you require a child car seat
  • You will need to bring your student card if you purchase a student ticket
  • Please bring lunch to save time
  • You will see only the most important places and exhibitions because to visit the entire post-camp space would require a multi-day stay
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Everything was perfect, information about the pick-up time received the day before. Punctual collection, well-organized tours in Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau. The return trip was also problem-free. Really first class service

October 5, 2020

Our driver - Mateusz wtih ComFort Tours Cracow was excellent. He was on time and came to find us in front of the hotel and was very accommodating with information on our drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Very comfortable van, too.

December 18, 2019

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bus was on time, guide in Auschwitz EXCELLENT ± very involved, correct tone and attitude, very extensive with explanation and imagination of things

April 29, 2019

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