Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Best Value Shared Tour

Kraków, Poland
museum Auschwitz BIrkenau Tour
  • 6 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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.
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Mind blowing beyond...
Kenneth_G, Feb 2024
Mind blowing beyond belief everyone should experience it would recommend it to all our friends !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very humbling experience
Roslyn_A, Feb 2024
Very humbling experience. Extremely knowledgeable guide. Would definitely recommend this tour when you visit Krakow.
Highly recommend
Alison_P, Feb 2024
Great service from start to finish We were contacted the day before with details of pick up (from our hotel!) Mini bus to Auschwitz English speaker tour guide who was amazing! So knowledgeable! Mini bus straight back to the hotel. Couldn’t have asked for more.
A great ecperience
Dianne_H, Feb 2024
We were picked up from our hotel on time in a lovely, clean and comfortable bus. Michal was our guide for the day, he was very informative and looked after us perfectly. Auschwitz is a must if you are in Krakow, the reality of a terrible moment in time brought to life. Our return journey was good and we arrived back at hotel well on time.
Would 100% recommend!
Charley_S, Feb 2024
Knowledgeable driver and tour guide. We had a fantastic day and would highly recommend this tour. Flexible pick up and drop off locations. We took our own packed lunch but they can provide these for an extra fee.
A must do whilst here
Elizabeth_G, Jan 2024
Tour guide was amazing trip was really organised. A great experience and a must do whilst here. Very informative and moving. Also gave us a lovely packed lunch
Too rushed
Melissa_D, Jan 2024
The tour of auschwitz was an interesting experience however, we felt the tour was very rushed and the group sizes were way too big. I think I would recommend attending without a tour but with a guide.
Outstanding and emotional
Dawn_B, Jan 2024
Even with snow the tour went ahead as planned with no delays. The driver and guide were fantastic. The tour itself was very emotional but definitely worth a visit so you can have some comprehension of what happened. You are outside 50% of the time so if you go in the winter months you will need to wrap up warm ,
Fantastic
mark_p, Jan 2024
Picked up on time , friendly driver, the guide was amazing , totally recommend this trip, if ever in krakow this is a must trip, very informative and sad at the same time .
Wonderful moving...
ORESTI_T, Dec 2023
Wonderful moving experience like traveling in time, totally recommended. Also the tour was very informative.
A very moving visit.
Robert_E, Dec 2023
The pick from our hotel was on time,the driver was excellent and pointed out landmarks during the drive. The guide at Auschwitz was brilliant and knew the dates and explained everything. The whole day was excellent and well worth it. The lunch box was more than adequate.
Great trip
Jeanette_H, Dec 2023
Everything went so smoothly, no waiting about driver was there on time and very pleasant. Would definitely recommend
experience the past.
Irene_B, Dec 2023
The guide was very good,unfortunately I don’t remember her name but she explained everything clearly and was a good tour.
Must do tour
Suzanne_G, Dec 2023
A must do tour if you are in Krakow. Our tour guide was excellent.. very well organised tour and glad we went with the guide option.. our driver told us that on some tours people are just dropped off and then have to queue for ages to get on. Definitely worth the money and would highly recommend.
A very good and moving day
Frances_H, Dec 2023
From the pick up point - to the tour and back- a very good and moving day. This is a must if you are in the area - the site and exhibition was excellent and v thought provoking and a privilege to be allowed to see it all. The driver Michal and tour guide -Anna were exceptional. Thank you for a good day.
An invaluable experience.
Mark_D, Dec 2023
A very sad and humbling experience. The guide was very informative and helpful. The transport and mini bus driver was also very polite and informative. Really recommend taking this tour.
Great trip
Claire_S, Dec 2023
Very interesting and informative trip. Smooth process was contacted with time few days before and then WhatsApp day before asking if we required lunchbox. Driver Jacob was lovely even rung when running little late for pick up due to heavy snow. Anna was our guide she was lovely and very informative. Didn't rush us at all. Lunchbox very good value and delicious. 100% recommend
Excellent but sobering experience
John_M, Dec 2023
Both sites interesting and conveyed the horror of the holocaust. Guide provided good level of information about both sites
Enjoyable and smooth trip
Susan_M, Dec 2023
Michael our driver was very polite and made our trip enjoyable. He was very attentive and let us know where to go and what to do every step of the way
Sobering must see.
dawn_H, Nov 2023
The guide was very knowledgeable. The driver was on time prompt and always communicating. Sobering experience, but definitely something that everybody needs to see. So it's never repeated in anyone's lifetime.
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