Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour From Krakow

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Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour from Krakow
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Easily fit in a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with this tour that includes round-trip transport from Krakow. After your ride to the memorial, take a tour led by a museum guide who knows the stories and history of the former WWII camp well. You are also provided with headphones, so you don’t miss a word along the way.
  • Fit in a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum while in Krakow
  • This package guarantees a guided tour of the attraction with a museum guide
  • Get headphones, so you can hear your guide clearly and don’t miss a thing
  • Convenient round-trip transport from Krakow is included for a seamless trip

What's Included

  • Half day trip to the the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum from Kraków,
  • Tour the site with an English-speaking guide,
  • 7h tour including door-to-door transport from Krakow in comfortable minivans,
  • 3.5h guided tour in English,
  • English speaking licensed driver,
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 3/30/2020 - 11/30/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

  • 12/1/2024 - 12/3/2024

    Monday - Tuesday : 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Wednesday : 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM

Pickup details

Everyday pick-up time between 07:00-09:00am from Krakow City. The final pick-up time will be sent to the customer 1-2 days before the trip.

What To Expect

Auschwitz Tour - Krakow Trip

7 hours Admission Ticket Included

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

7 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult,
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Please note, that the maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the Auschwitz Museum & Memorial can not exceed dimensions: 30x20x10cm.
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • Two days before the tour we will send you exact pick up time from your location.
  • Since now, for all bookings made for 2020 for Auschwitz-Birkenau tour, we need surname and name of every participant (the same as in their ID or PASSPORT). If we will not get it, we will not be able to buy entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museu.
  • Please make sure to bring with you to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, ID or PASSPORT, because the guards will ask about it before enter. Without it, you will not be able to enter the museum.
  • 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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Traveler Tips


Please don’t take photos, they are not encouraged, but people still seem to get their kicks doing this and it seems really disrespectful.
Pick up on time, very knowledgable driver who explained what the day consisted of.
Very well organised Pick up was in time, the guide was excellent The tour was very moving, and well worth the visit
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Recommended, professional and friendly
Anna_R, Jan 2024
The driver contacted us the day before with the pick up time and also offered us a packed lunch as an optional extra. The pick up from the accommodation was really punctual and we travelled in a 9 seater minivan. We had the same guide for both camps who was very knowledgeable and allowed us time to absorb our surroundings and the information. The guide also answered any questions we had at the end of the tour. The driver was friendly and helpful and the whole day went smoothly from start to finish .
Aushwitz/ Birkenau trip with Viator
Lesley_A, Dec 2023
A very worthwhile trip Even though it is difficult to process the horror that happened in this place. History is very important and even more important that we learn from it! This trip was well organised, the driver (Wiktor) was polite and on time and I would recommend booking with Viator.
Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour
Gary_B, Dec 2023
Religious user of Viator when booking trips/excursions whilst on holiday and have never been disappointed. Most recently used Viator for a tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The tour was of course a very sobering experience however, delivered in a very educational and informative manner. The guide (his name which I’ve forgotten), was very knowledgeable and able to provide a real insight to life for prisoners of the camps. As always, total admiration for a guide speaking in a second language, especially on such a historical matter. Additional mention to our driver Wiktor, who was very helpful and made sure we got where we needed to be.
Humbling experience
NicholasS, Nov 2023
Difficult to answer that one given the subject matter.....very difficult to put into context. Would recommend this experience for its historical significance
pick up was in time and...
Kalavathi_R, Nov 2023
pick up was in time and guided tour and drop back to hotel were all arranged well. One can relay on this tour
Great tour
Leah_P, Oct 2023
The driver who collected us was lovely and the tour guide was professional and well informed. Would reccomend this tour to anyone travelling to Krakow.
Outstanding and moving tour
Jasdeep_M, Oct 2023
Absolutely fantastic tour. Share your number to get text updates and driver collects from your hotel in a small minibus. Upon arrival to Auschwitz, check in happens where the English guided tours are collated into a group of approx 30 people with thier English speaking guide. Extremely knowledgeable and sensitive guide throug audio device from the wonderful Miroslaw! After an extensive tour of Auschwitz I, there is a short break before being driven to Birkenau and reuniting with your group for a final 45mins of reflection and memorial. Really one of the best tours I have ever been on, a must for humanity
A must do when visiting Krakow
Robert_W, Sep 2023
Very well organized tour with an amazing guide. Be prepared for a lot of walking and a lot of emotions. This tour is a must do when visiting Krakow.
Outstanding
David_R, Sep 2023
Everything about this tour was just as we hoped it would be. Driver and guide were incredible. Really strongly recommended.
Very informative tour
Cornelis_B, Sep 2023
Everything ws well taken care of from getting picked up at the hotel to getting dropped off, The tour guide was very informative and gave plenty of opportunity for questions, obviously a sad place to visit but very important to learn about our history.
A great thought provoking experience
Scott_W, Sep 2023
We were impressed with the service from the start. Luca our guide was great. He had good grasp of the history, and brought the facts alive adding greatly to the experience. He was able to explain many complex situations very clearly. I found his humanity and insight profound. I would highly recommend the tour as a must for everyone. We must never forget...
More time
Simonetta_S, Aug 2023
The tour is very educational. You read about this part of history, you watch documentaries or movies or possibly ask grandparents, however nothing really prepares you for the visuals that you receieve while at the museum. As I appreciate and respect the purpose of the museum and all those that want to visit and pay their respects, my feedback would be to allow more time to reflect on what the museum represents and those that lost their lives. Maybe for many the time that is allotted is more then enough. where as for my travel companions and others on the tour, we all felt it was so rushed and the guide was difficult to understand as the speaking was through a mic set and we listened through headphones. The information felt more like a rehearsed speech then an actual interactive tour. It was disappointing how rushed everything felt. Totally understand that it is difficult to pass through so many visitors in such a short time, however as feedback, more time to be able to actually read the plaques and listen to a tour without having another group right behind you pushing you forward, would be better. For those that want to take themselves through the museum a headset with prerecorded Information would be a great alternative so those that want more time at the museum have an option.
Once in a life time...
popi_t, Aug 2023
Once in a life time experience. Everything was scheduled to the last detail. Our driver Loucas was really helpful thank you.
A trip highly recommended
Jane_K, Aug 2023
Everything was very well organized from beginning to end. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. A gruesome story, but so important that we don’t forget.
Excellent tour
Eilidh_M, Jul 2023
Igor was a great driver/organiser for our trip. We had thought about doing it independently but are glad we booked a tour as it was much easier to navigate. The tour of the site/museum was excellent but a harrowing experience.
Do it yourself by train and taxi if you really want to spend time there absorbing the scale of what happened there.
Patricia_B, Jul 2023
Driver was lovely and tour giver was very knowledgeable. You were given exactly 10 minutes to eat in between camp 1 and camp 2. Trying to stuff in your lunch was not appropriate. Even 20 minutes would have been reasonable. After waiting a lifetime to pay my respects I was very dissapointed that ZERO time is given for to sit, absolve, contemplate, say a prayer, nothing, rush rush rush back to transport and back to your hotel. I thought it was going to be a full day, was back to hotel by 2pm. If I was to do it again I would take the train and do things at my leisure. No time for book shopping in shop after. Total time at Camp 1 and Camp 2 is approx 2.5 ours of moving extremely quickly around and not being given time to read and rush rush because another tour is in front and behind. The tours are absolutely nothing but a massive source of income with no regard whatsoever given to reasons people are there.
So so, could be better
Clare_N, Jun 2023
Prompt pick up, lovely driver. Unfortunately your was hit with idiots taking selfies/chatting/disrespectful behaviour. Obviously unavoidable but tour guide struggled with microphone, repeatedly made unusual "err" noises through commentary and was noticeably breathless through our audio headsets on light exertion. Distracting 🙁
Great trip
Helen_H, Jun 2023
Great tour with transport and Pawel the driver was lovely. Added extras of pack lunch looked great value for money even though we didn’t opt for it.
Great day trip to Auschwitz, with conditions
Aaron_R, Jun 2023
The official Auschwitz tour guide once we arrived at the memorial was wonderful. She was informed and kept the tone respectful and informational, allowing us to formulate our own opinions and emotions about this difficult part of history. We went through an organized tour because we heard the transportation was difficult between Krakow and Auschwitz, which is true. The tour provided door to door service. However, our driver, which was organized through this group tour, had a lot of unsolicited political opinions, controversial, conspiracy theories, etc. It made us uncomfortable and gave some undertones to the day that we would have preferred to go without. He tried to be a comedian and stir the pot, which we did not think appropriate for what we were learning this day.
A definite place to see...
Andrew_P, Mar 2023
A definite place to see while in krakow, highly recommended Professional for start to finish Thank you

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