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From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pick-up Options

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pick-up Options

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Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the largest of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Learn more about this horror from World War II.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Please wait for the tour drivers at the entrance of your hotel/apartment. This helps make for a more efficient pickup process.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Itinerary
4 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 Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
  • See an informative documentary film on the way to the camps
  • Learn about the terrible history of the camps from a professional guide
Full description
Visit the former Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau on this 7-hour trip from Krakow. By June 1940, Jews and over 700 political criminals had been sent to Auschwitz and the atrocities had begun. Birkenau was built by Auschwitz prisoners and by October 1941 was used as an extermination camp. Between 1 and 1.5 million were killed, and approximately 90 percent of those killed were Jews. Before Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in January 1945, the SS attempted to blow up the camp and destroy the documentation. They were only partially successful, and the Polish government decided to restore the site as a memorial to the victims.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off if meeting point option selected
  • A documentary film on the way to Auschwitz
  • Transportation by minibus
  • 3.5-hour guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Insurance
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver

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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

  • 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.
  • Luggage is not allowed at the site (except for handbags).
  • Handbags are considered luggage if the dimensions exceed 30cm x 20cm x 10cm.
  • Maximum size of 30 guests in Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum.
  • 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

4.7 /5

based on 1067 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Four of us went on the day tour to Auschwitz with KrakowDirect, travelling on a minibus with others, having been picked up at a meeting point close to our accommodation. From start to finish the tour went smoothly, with our personable driver explaining clearly the logistics of the day. We met our Auschwitz guide there. She led us around Auschwitz I and II (with a short break in the middle for a quick lunch at the excellent cafeteria). Her commentary was interesting, easy to understand and concise, conveying the horror of what took place there without manipulating our emotions. Not an easy job - 10/10.

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December 29, 2022

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this trip, incredibly well organised from start to finish. We booked a private transfer as my husband is currently on crutches, our driver was excellent and guide was so patient (considering the slow speed to were walking at) and so informative! I’m pleased we had a guide to share her wealth of knowledge with us, she knew just how to pitch what she was sharing! Very moving experience!

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December 27, 2019

I found everything very professional and excellent.

At all times you have been very professional and attentive. The driver was very kind and patient. I hope for us in the end that we wanted to take some photos and it was very friendly. The tour guide was friendly and explained things clearly and with great respect considering where we were. I would totally recommend it to anyone visiting Krakow

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April 24, 2019

Product ID: 71766