Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour from Krakow

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Auschwitz Birkenau Historical Tour From Krakow with Transport

From $26.60

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps were the largest and most notorious of the Nazi regime and this full-day tour from Krakow visits both. Take a moving tour of the preserved ruins, museum, and memorials at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and uncover the harrowing truths of Poland’s WWII history and Nazi occupancy. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau from Krakow
  • Tour the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps and memorials
  • Learn more about Poland’s WWII history from a knowledgeable guide
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and round-trip transport.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided by Mercedes - Benz
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan, with Wi-Fi
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Documentary movie "Liberation of Auschwitz"
  • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Your exact pickup time will be provided by email by the local supplier latest 16h befoure the tour start

What To Expect

Your tour begins with pickup from your central Krakow hotel in time for a 9.15am departure. Traveling by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicle, set out on the around 1-hour 10-minute journey to Auschwitz and watch the documentary ‘The liberation of Auschwitz’ along the way. On arrival, use your prepaid skip-the-line tickets to head straight inside and follow your guide on a tour of the vast complex.

Explore the various buildings of the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps, passing beneath the ‘Arbeit macht frei’ sign at the main entrance, and visiting the original wooden barracks, the bathhouse, and the watchtower, as well as seeing the crematorium, gas chamber, and the Death Wall. Along the way, 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 drop-off at your hotel around 4.15pm.

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

3 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • As it is mandatory in Auschwitz Birkenau museum to confirm your personal details, you are required to take with you passport or ID to be presented at the entrance to museum. Please do not forget it, otherwise you may be not allowed to enter museum.
  • While in the camps, visitors are required to behave appropriately and respectfully.
  • Visitors are generally allowed to take pictures with a few, clearly indicated exceptions.
  • The maximum size of your carry-on can not exceed the following dimensions: 30 x 20 x 10 cm. You can leave your larger luggage in the car.
  • Please note that in the camps there are mostly dirt tracks, which may cause minor difficulties for wheelchair-users.
  • Some spaces are not accessible by wider wheelchairs or strollers. For the comfort of visitors with mobility problems, the museum provides substitute wheelchairs of size allowing to move around the grounds and buildings. Our driver will help you arrange the substitute wheelchair.
  • A visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau can prove traumatic, therefore we recommend that visitors were at least 13 years old.
  • Your exact pickup depends on your accommodation place. Check your email a day before the tour!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Lesley_C, Sep 2023
Very well organised. Pick up times communicated well. Throughout the trip, about 7 hours, you can only get drinks at various stops. We bought sandwiches beforehand which you can eat on the coach. Our guide (sorry have forgotten the young ladies name) was so passionate and knowledgeable about both camps with a few family memories of this horrific time. A very sombre day but a must do.
A must do trip
Alison_l, Sep 2023
Auschwitz an unforgettable tour, history should always be remembered . Guide very informative. Would highly recommend
Guide in a hurry
Alan_V, Sep 2023
Extremely moving visit and very interesting looking at some of the worst history in our lifetime. However our guide didn't seem to want to answer any questions or move off her script. She spoke very fast and appeared to be moving our group through at a fast pace. Spoilt the experience at times by the haste of presentation. Otherwise all good with collection and provision of services offered
Logistics and communications very poor
Jenny_T, Sep 2023
While the time at the camps and museum was an unforgettable experience, the company that arranged our transport to and from were not great. No pick up time was confirmed until gone 9pm the night before. On the morning it was over an hour from being picked up until we actually set off to Auschwitz as there were so many pick ups and we waited nearly half an hour for passengers who arrived late.
Worth it
Anita_H, Sep 2023
I didn't catch the name of our guide, but she was very professional and well spoken. One of the best tour guides I ever had. The pick up and drop off service was great, but I have to add that on 'what's included list' there was also wifi and an evening old town tour promised which we did not get.
Harrowing & informative
Kate_B, Sep 2023
Our pick up time was altered which was a bit inconvenient. However once on the tour we had an excellent driver & tour guide at the museum
Fantastic experience and information
Sean_G, Sep 2023
Amazing experience. Everyone should book this if in Krakow. It taught me a lot and the guide was very knowledgable.
Well worth it
Robert_S, Aug 2023
Comfortable ride, experienced guide and no hazzle with queing for tickets! Would recommend this trip to anyone, good value for money!
Overall excellent experience
Sanjay_T, Aug 2023
Bus was neat, clean and in good condition. The tour guide explained the entire place nicely and each point elaborated sufficiently, which depicts the realty of this museum.
Victoria_H, Aug 2023
Great service, collected us from our hotel at the time stated. Friendly driver The guide was also really nice & very informative It’s not a tour I could use the word “fun”, it was heartbreaking & almost puts everyday life into perspective. I think many people around the world should go & pay their respects & honour those who were cruelly tortured
5 star service
Darren_H, Aug 2023
Amazing service great clean transport to the tour and the guide we had was absolutely amazing Michael his name was ( sorry if spelt wrong)
Sobering but Fantastic Experience
paul, Aug 2023
The transfer was in a fantastic Mercedes minibus and pick up bang on time. We had the best worst day for the experience in that although Aug 6th it was driving rain and really added to the experience. We had the best tour guide who I’m sorry can’t remember his name but was amazing and his grandad was in Auschwitz which he only told us at the end, he told us all the things we needed to know with passion and respect and thanks to him made the once in a lifetime visit unforgettable, thank you guys worth every penny !!!!
Everyone should do the tour
Mark_D, Aug 2023
Good, tour guide was very informative. Mini bus driver also very helpful. Was nice to have some free time to move around birkenau at end of our tour but would have also been nice to have a bit of free time in auschwitz also
Waste of money
Jay_L, Aug 2023
They never showed up at pickup spot. Never received text. Don’t waste money. I ended up driving and hour for no reason because I had to buy generals entry ticket.
Driver and tour-guide...
Ron_V, Aug 2023
Driver and tour-guide were excellent. Minus was that our booked departure time of 10.00 am was changed without oir consent to 11.45.
U should visit when u see...
Annette_B, Aug 2023
U should visit when u see how these people tried to survive in these terrible torture conditions it actually puts u to shame when u moan about things. A great experience very touching history information day
The Horrors of Auschwitz
Malc, Jul 2023
A long day out due to traffic, but well worth it. The second world war is part of history and therefore viewing the horrors of Auschwitz and Birkenhau concentration camps is a must see tour to fully understand the reality of what happened during this period. A very sombre day out but extremely educational
Good but more description needed for pickups .
Ross_M, Jul 2023
Loved the tour. Guide was brilliant and very knowledgeable. Only problem I had is that was given the wrong pick-up point and was told it was our fault and had to walk another 20 minutes to catch bus up. More description is definitely needed
Great customer service...
Nichola_B, Jul 2023
Great customer service from the tour company keeping us informed of the pick up time. The tour itself was run very smoothly and both our driver and tour guide were amazing! I would highly recommend this tour.
Very informative tour of...
Deborah_A, Jul 2023
Very informative tour of a unbelievable period of history. Guide was respectful and patient while guiding our elderly parents through the museum and memorial

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