Day trip

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Lunch & Private Options

Activity provider: Discover Cracow

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Lunch & Private Options

Activity provider: Discover Cracow
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Go on a day trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial museum. Learn the history from an informative tour guide, the exhibits, and the documents. Have your tickets and transportation organized for you.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Duration 7 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish
Pickup optional
Pickup is from your accommodation in Krakow. Please confirm your pickup address at least 24 hours before the departure date. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
4 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Auschwitz I (guided tour)

  • Break

  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the somber memorial at Auschwitz Birkenau
  • Learn the history from your informative guide
  • Step inside memorials and exhibits to help understand the camp
  • Visit the museum's buildings and the vast open-air concentration camp
  • See the personal belongings of the camp prisoners
Full description

Auschwitz Birkenau is one of the most important and recognizable places in the world. This place is proof of what one human being can do to another. With an English-speaking driver, get picked up from a chosen location and enjoy a comfortable bus to the city of Oświęcim, where the Auschwitz 1 death camp was located.

When you arrive, you will first meet your official museum guide. He will tell you about the rules of the tour and after you go through security gates, similar to those at the airport, you will receive headphones and a receiver set, so you can listen to the guide's stories, who will speak into the microphone. The tour begins at the legendary gate "Arbeit Mach Frei". The place where murderous and destructive work was performed by prisoners. The sightseeing route leads through all the most important barracks, which are dedicated to specific topics, such as daily life, work, selection, and extermination.

There is an original exhibition in each of the barracks. Original and stolen belongings of prisoners, such as suitcases, glasses, or children's toys, all this, combined with the guide's story, makes you think and does not allow you to pass by indifferently over this exhibition.

The last, but also the most dramatic place on the Auschwitz 1 route is the gas chamber and the place where the corpses of prisoners were burnt. This place and its silence is just terrifying. After visiting the first part of the camp (Auschwitz 1), there will be a short break (about 15 minutes).

Board the bus to the second part of the camp called Auschwitz II (Birkenau). The ride takes 10 minutes and you will join the same guide you already know on site. Visiting the second part of the camp will take about 1 hour.

Auschwitz II Birkenau is an open space and a place that shows in its vastness the scale of the crime that happened here. Gas and cremator chambers were located here, where thousands of people were murdered. You will see the place where the selection was made, the so-called ramp.

It was here that the decision about life or death was made. In Birkenau, you have to walk about 1 km so you should wear comfortable shoes. After the sightseeing and a short break, you will return to the driver who will take you back to Krakow.

Includes
  • Transfer by air-conditioned bus
  • Licensed guide
  • All fees and tickets
  • Meeting point pickup (if option selected)
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • 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
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, GetYourGuide and your guide have no influence on the duration of the break times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 837 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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This was my third time booking this trip with Get the Guide. Always prompt to answer my queries and refunds were easy for cancelled trips. Trip itself was excellent. Pick up time was changed, reviewed message, reason and Get the Guide were again in hand. Guide was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend booking through Get the Guide.

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September 11, 2022

Very moving and incomprehensible experience. Despite having read and studied the inhumane incidents during the war in, among other things, the concentration camps, it is some very special and incomprehensible feelings that overwhelm you when you enter Auschwitz and see all the horror that took place. Standing and walking there puts everything in a different perspective than watching a documentary program on TV

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August 3, 2022

The tour to Auschwitz was very interesting. The transfer back and forth from Kraków and between Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz Birkenau went smoothly, although the taxi driver spoke poor English. The tour guide had a lot of information and was able to answer the questions well. In Auschwitz Birkenau, unfortunately, you could not visit as much as you had hoped.

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June 4, 2022

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