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

Gaynor D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Everyone should do this tour as it brings into reality everything that you have read and worse. We were picked up at our hotel on time and we had a short film on the bus before arriving at Auschwitz. We were then introduced to our guide who was excellent. After the first tour we had our packed lunch and then taken on the bus to Birkenau where we met our guide again. Again a very poignant tour.

Dorothy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The small tour was very memorable although highly emotional too. We were picked up by 7.20 at our hotel which meant we arrived early at Auschwitz and avoided many queues.
The guide was amazing she was so knowable and also talked so sensitively about the topic.

Rebecca A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Definitely a must see, if you come to Krakow. Very thought provoking and sad. Our guide was fantastic and she certainly knew her stuff.

A packed lunch was also included in the tour which was a nice touch.

Keith L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent and informative Tour Guide... A Very Moving and Thoight Provoking trip

John M C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a very moving and sometimes harrowing experience.
Karolina did a wonderful job - and I really recommend this trip to anyone.

Callum O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic. Very informative

Callum O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Picked up from hotel and dropped off in chosen location. The driver and tour guide were both fantastic - we would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to see Auschwitz.

Linda O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We were in a small group of seven and our young and highly experienced guide, Anna, made our visit one to remember. It was a very personal visit to a place all of us knew about but did not dare to imagine. Even having visited, it is still so very hard to understand how humans can act so horrifically against each other.

Andrew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent trip - guide and driver brilliant

sophie N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This trip was very tasteful and respectful. The video we saw on the way to the camp was interesting and the tour guide was superb. I can and #39;t say I and #39;enjoyed and #39; the trip but it was very grounding and I and #39;m really glad to have done it. The early start meant it was fairly quiet, the car park was full leaving.

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