5 star rating: Highly Recommended 132 Reviews

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  • Location:Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour from Krakow

Take in a poignant piece of World War II history on a half-day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow. Led by an expert guide, explore the UNESCO-listed concentration camp and be one of the first groups to enter the museum onsite. Pass through the old prison blocks and exhibits, and preserve the memory of those who perished there. Your small-group tour is limited to 19 people and will conclude with transportation back to your Krakow hotel. 

Highlights

  • Auschwitz half-day trip from Krakow with an expert guide
  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and memorial
  • Be one of the first groups to enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • Learn about the history of WWII, the Holocaust and the German concentration camps
  • Lunch box, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport included
  • Small-group tour limited to 19 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour from Krakow

Learn about the history of the Holocaust during your Auschwitz-Birkenau tour

Established in the early 1940s by the Nazis, Auschwitz was originally intended for Polish political prisoners. Later, when it was extended to include the neighboring site of Birkenau, it became a larger complex for primarily European Jews, killing an estimated 1.6 million people.

Begin your half-day trip with pickup at your Krakow hotel or in the city’s Main Square. Accompanied by your local guide, travel out of the city to the town of Oswiecim, roughly an hour west. A documentary on the history of the Holocaust will be available on board for some insightful background before reaching the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex.

Your small group will be one of the first to enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum onsite. Your guide will explain the camp’s history in a sensitive manner as you tour the grounds and museum exhibitions, paying homage to the lives lost.

There is no café at Auschwitz-Birkenau, but midway through the tour you will be given a break to eat a provided boxed lunch, including two sandwiches, bottled water and fruit. Your trip will conclude with drop-off back at your Krakow hotel.

Customer Reviews

armand a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour bus was comfortable and the lady that picked us up was very patient and accomodating. The tour itself is great but in my opinion was not long enough. We wanted to see more in both camps but we are very satisfied. The tour guide spoke too softly but overall was very good.

Jacqueline G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We were a group of 8 on this trip, the tour lady was very informative.

Cordelia E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very informative and heartfelt tour.

Stefano G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Knowledgeable guide handled with sensitivity. Good length of tour and logistics well managed.

Patrick P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent tour guide led us through these sobering sites. Her knowledge and gravitas kept us all engaged and mindful of the horrors of these hellish places.

Wannes D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Perfect. Nicely organized.

Stephen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very efficient organisation. An excellent tour guide who gave so much detailed information.

mary s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I booked a small tour of auschwitz for my husbands birthday as he is very intrested in ww2, from start to finish everythingwas well organised, our tour guide was fantastic ,he gave us lots of information, the tour itself was very emotional and if your in krakow you should make the effort to go you wont be disappointed but do take hankies

Michael F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really enjoyable tour. Minibus was prompt picking us up and the guide was very pleasant and informative.
Many thanks...

Aphrodite Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Well wow talk about an experience...we all learnt about WWII in school and knew that millions of Jews died. But once I walked into the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps it really hit home the extent of how terrible it really was. It is impossible to fully comprehend the atrocities that occurred there, but after having walked through the buildings, seeing what I saw brought me close to tears. To see personal articles left behind of those who never managed to escape was very sobering. It is something everyone needs to experience, to understand the true extent of how terrifying the Nazis really were...

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