Auschwitz-Birkenau Best Value Shared Tour

Kraków, Poland
museum Auschwitz BIrkenau Tour
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From $41.94

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


Discover the story of Auschwitz on a full-day trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Oświęcim from Krakow. On the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, learn about Auschwitz’s history and visit significant buildings like the prisoner barracks and the unloading bay before you browse exhibits in the UNESCO-listed complex's museum. Round-trip transport from Krakow's Old Town. Purchase lunchbox from driver with additional charges.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Auschwitz-Birkenau on a day trip from Krakow
  • Enjoy priority admission to the sites and take a guided tour with headsets
  • Bottled water, and entrance tickets are included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point or from your hotel
  • Purchase lunchbox from driver with additional charges

What's Included

  • Hotel Pick-up & Hotel Drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide, museum employee
  • WiFi on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Mikołaja Zyblikiewicza 2
    Mikołaja Zyblikiewicza 2, 31-029 Kraków, Poland

    If you have chosen to be picked up from the Main Meeting Point when making your booking, please arrive at the meeting point (Parking Kiss&Ride, 2 Mikołaja Zyblikiewicza street) in front of the "Zabka" store) with about 15 minutes to spare.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

  • Lesser Poland Voivodeship
    Kraków, Poland

    Regardless of whether you have chosen the pick-up option or the main meeting point, you will be dropped off at the end of the tour to the center of Krakow at 2 Wielopole Street.

Pickup details

Pickup is offered from a wide list of hotels/apartments/hostels in Krakow. If you have not found your hotel on this list - come to the main meeting point (located in the city center) or consult with us about the possibility of taking you from another convenient place after booking. If You are group more than 4 persons - we will come to you even if Your Hotel is out side of our pick-up area range, in Krakow. Customers will receive a message with the exact departure time until 7 pm on the day before the activity. We kindly ask that guests wait outside, in front of the entrance 5 minutes before departure. The driver will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the specified departure time. Regardless of whether you have chosen the pick-up option or the main meeting point, you will be dropped off at the end of the tour to the center of Krakow at 2 Wielopole Street.

What To Expect

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A considerate amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Bags and backpacks larger than 30x20x10 cm are not allowed on the museum grounds. You may store luggage in the vehicles free of charge.
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Please, provide exact name and surname from your passports/documents (tickets are personal)
  • Please bring a document confirming the name and surname of each participant
  • you can order an extra paid lunch-box from the driver
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Wear comfortable shoes as quite a lot of walking on uneven and dusty ground.
It's a full day out and does involve a lot of walking on dirt and gravel paths so would not really recommend for anyone with walking disabilities.
There is lots of walking so be prepared - need to stay close to guide or you miss information.


993 reviews
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Auschwitz /Birkenau great tour!
Stella_H, Sep 2023
An extremely moving experience and very interesting. Knowledgeable guide who was very informative. I didn’t take photos as I didn’t feel it was appropriate to do so.
Abandoned by bad bus driver
Kathy_J, Sep 2023
The tour of Auschwitz was excellent. However the day was spoilt by not being dropped back near our hotel. The driver told us our hotel was just down a short road from where he dropped us. It was 25 minutes walk and we had trouble finding our way back. Oh and the driver also got stopped by the police for speeding. I would have given the tour 5 * but for this. I tried to email Viator before posting this but every email address I had got rejected .
Great tour company
Maddison_D, Sep 2023
Really recommend this tour and company. Our driver Michał was excellent. Very friendly, knowledgable and helpful. A very sad experience but really informative and a definite must do tour.
Great once in a life time experience
Sam_H, Sep 2023
Pick up was on time and the driver was very polite. Interesting tour, very informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable. It did include quite a lot of walking. I don't think it was as accessible to people with a disability as you would think. There was a couple on crutches with us that kept getting a little left behind. They would catch up eventually and the guide waited while they did. But think it would have been a little easier on them if they had a 5 to 10 minute reprieve in between instead of the guide continuing as soon as they reached us. The ground in many places was very uneven and there was quite a bit of stair climbing involved. It was what I expected as an able bodied person but I don't think it was made clear enough in the description for non able bodied people.
Must visit
Leslie_M, Sep 2023
The tour guide was wonderful. She was informative and passionate and so invested in the tour. When she found out we had family that we were trying to find out about, she came over and looked at our papers and gave me some information based on what she read. She also gave me an email address to co tact others who might know more. I am so very grateful to her.
10/10 excellent
Jade_B, Sep 2023
Well organised trip, friendly and helpful driver. Delicious lunch (bought as an extra). The trip itself was incredible, highly recommend to anyone to go, very memorable experience and a must see.
Driver took on extra fare
Neil_D, Sep 2023
After a lengthy tour in the heat which was really good we were told we had a 30 minute break before returning to Krakow. As soon as we ordered a drink the coach driver was rushing us along to get back in the bus. It became apparent that he had taken an extra fare from someone that did not travel on the tour with us. The extra fair was to the airport and meant we did not get our break after an exhausting tour in the heat due to the flight departure time. The airport was not on our route back to Krakow and we we held up in lots traffic. The journey time back to Krakow took an hour more than it should have. As a consequence we were very unhappy.
Chloe_C, Sep 2023
The tourist guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. A very surreal experience when you are there. The transport there and back was brilliant.
Fiona_F, Sep 2023
Amazing experience. First time in kRakow. Back home in Scotland watching and reading about world war 2 so interesting. topic of interest when I was at school
A must see. Well organised
Barbara_R, Sep 2023
Pick up at our apartment by minibus. Jakub, the driver, was friendly and professional and made sure we kneww where to meet and at what time after each stop. Auschwitz is something you have to see to even try and comprehend what has happened there, truly harrowing. Same for Birkenau of course but different as it’s a large open space with fewer visual triggers, let’s say. Our guide Anna told the stories really well. You were given an audio device and headset so she did not have to shout and everyone could hear her. I felt there was enough time spent everywhere to take it all in. I have to say that it was well organised inside bothe places so you did not have all sorts of groups walking through each other etc. Definitely worth it!
Our guide excellent in his telling - He brought the history to us
Simona_B, Sep 2023
I can say that it was an amazing trip for us and our guide was excellent in his telling We have learned a lot and saw great part of the world history
Too rushed and hard to understand tour guide
Andrew_J, Sep 2023
Seeing the gas chamber and a list of names of the deceased. Also seeing the cells whete the prisoners were kept before being shot on the Death Wall
Highly Recommend
Cheryl_C, Sep 2023
Although a somber tour and clearly the worst time in German history, both Michal and our tour guide Marianna were amazing! It is a must see if visiting Poland. Highly recommend it!
Good for its money
Cassie_N, Sep 2023
Michaeł was kind, efficient and communicative. The tour was very fast paced- just a heads up. Must be able to move quickly.
Incredible Auschwitz experience
David_R, Sep 2023
Highly organised trip. Everything happened on time and was directed and explained well. The tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau is one of best museum trips in the world I suspect
A visit to Hell
Janet_W, Aug 2023
We have all seen the movies/documentaries and read the books but nothing prepares you for the reality and scale of this horror. Our guide Anna was incredibly informative and compassionate, she told us about individual acts of bravery and heroism with such pride. Its a very sombre place and I personally felt intrusive taking photos. There is alot of greenery and trees around and in the camps, which surrounded by the barbed wire and sentry posts makes its stark reality more poignant. It's a place that should be visited however difficult you find it. It was a very very warm day when we visited and Anna told us the prisoners had to stand sometimes for 20hrs in the yard without food or water. I find it very difficult to process the level of cruelty that was inflicted on so many people for so long. Lest we never forget.
Excellent value.
Bethan_L, Aug 2023
This was so easy to visit such a memorable and important place. The bus arrived in time and was extremely comfortable. They let us know two days before what time pick up was and our driver text the day before to confirm and ask if we wanted lunch (which were brilliant for their price) Everything was easy and the tour itself give us enough inside for a guided tour. Can not fault this trip and would defiantly boon it again.
Go to Auschwitz, absolutely, but get a better driver.
Ann_M, Aug 2023
The tour of Auschwitz was amazing. Our guide was great. But the drive there and back could have just as easily been a bus ride. Our driver did not converse or point out any items of interest or try to start conversation at all. It was disappointing.
Great tour
laura_p, Aug 2023
Driver was good and friendly. Guide was knowledge easy to listen to. Answered all questions. Would definitely recommend.
Great value and good tour
Lee_H, Aug 2023
Amazing guide. The tour was good and informative. Weather was perfect. Amazing bit of history explored

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