Auschwitz Birkenau Museum: Guided Minivan Tour from Krakow

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Auschwitz Birkenau Museum: Guided Minivan Tour from Krakow

From US$ 46.21 per person

Visit the largest former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on a 8-hour tour by minivan from Krakow. Learn about the genocide of World War II from your knowledgeable guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Audio guide/headphones
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
The day before your tour, the local partner will contact you via email, text message, or through the reception desk with your exact pickup time from your accommodation in Kraków. While the partner will try to pick you up between 10 AM-12 PM (midday), please note that due to restrictions by the museum the pickup time might change and be as early as 6 AM.

Experience

Itinerary
5 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the largest former Nazi concentration camp on a 8-hour tour of Auschwitz
  • Learn about the terrible history of the death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau
  • See significant monuments from the terrible events of World War II and Hitler’s Third Reich
Full description
First, travel by minivan for 1 hour and 20 minutes before you arrive at the camp. Founded on 27 April 1940, Auschwitz became the site of extermination by inhumane conditions and physical destruction of prisoners. 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 minute break.  You will also visit Birkenau, a short 5-minute drive from Auschwitz. Birkenau comprised of more than 300 buildings, including latrines, watchtowers and gas chambers. Although a challenge, it’s important to remember these events to make sure that this history is never repeated. Spend approximately 1.5 hours here before the 1 hour 20 minute drive back to Krakow.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Krakow
  • Entrance and live tour guide at Auschwitz with headsets
  • Entrance and live tour guide at Birkenau
  • Umbrella on a rainy day
  • Lunch
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Food and drinks
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • 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
  • 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
  • In exceptional cases, the minivan might be replaced with a bigger bus, with very similar comfort
  • During visits to the memorial site, you will see only the most important places and exhibitions. Visiting the entire post-camp space would require a multi-day stay
  • In exceptional cases, if there are no guides available in your selected language, there will be a translator translating to the language you selected
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4516 reviews

Review summary

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  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
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Would highly recommend this minivan trip to Auschwitz. We had chosen to be picked up at 11am but were contacted the evening before by our driver to say he would collect us at 8am instead, which wasn't a problem for us. We were collected from our apartment on time, the driver spoke great English and wore a mask. The minivan was modern and clean. We collected another family then set off to Auschwitz. It was a pleasant drive and everyone wore masks. Upon arrival at Auschwitz our driver took us through the entry point where we were handed over to a museum guide. She was fabulous, had lots of knowledge and was very respectful. The pace was ideal for us, we didn't feel rushed. We had a 10min break to eat the lunch we had brought with us then went back to our driver who took us to Auschwitz 2 where the same museum guide was waiting for us. After being shown around here our driver was waiting outside for us and took us back to Krakow.

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October 17, 2020

We were informed about the pick-up time in the hotel the day before, picked up punctually the day before, the driver was friendly and at least spoke to passengers as our English is not that good. He accompanied us until the tour was handed over and waited for us. Everything is easy

July 30, 2020

Our whole day was a fantastic experience that was done in a manner which was befitting the type of trip it was we had a fantastic driver and a fantastic guide for the tour so thanks to everyone the experience is strange as it is such a horrific experience that people went through and nobody could even try to understand it but standing in the area that the murders that took place is something everyone should do so it is never ever to be repeated so to say you’ll enjoy it isn’t the right words to say the experience is going to effect everyone differently but do go it is worth the heavy heart

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March 13, 2020

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