5 star rating: Highly Recommended 84 Reviews

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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Devote a day to the memory of Holocaust victims on this small-group Auschwitz tour from Krakow, led by an expert guide. Departing in the early morning, your group is one of the first to enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, a solemn memorial dedicated to the millions who were killed at this German concentration camp during World War II. Your guide will explain some of the atrocities that happened here, and give insight into the history of the Holocaust as you browse the exhibits and explore the preserved grounds.

This small-group tour is limited to 19 people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from a guide.


  • 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

Start your tour with a pickup from Market Square in central Krakow or your Krakow hotel, and relax on the 1.5-hour minivan drive to Auschwitz. Along the way, watch an onboard documentary to learn about the history of the Holocaust and prepare yourself for your Auschwitz visit.

You’ll be one of the first groups to enter the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, comprising the Auschwitz I concentration camp and Auschwitz II extermination camp, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau. Auschwitz is the most infamous of all the Holocaust concentration camps, where an estimated 1.5 million people were killed during World War II. Today, millions of visitors come to pay tribute to the lives lost and the atrocities this site witnessed under the hands of Adolf Hitler.

Listen to your guide explain the origins of the camp and hear what life was like for prisoners here. See original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps as you explore the camp, and head inside the museum to explore the poignant exhibits detailing the stories your guide touched on during the tour.

Roughly halfway through the tour, a 15-minute break is factored in to your itinerary. Use this free time to enjoy your lunch box that includes two sandwiches, fruit and bottled water. After approximately three hours at Auschwitz, travel back to central Krakow and finish with a drop-off in town or at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Haunting. Everyone should do. Local polish guide was informative and sensitive. Only thing would like more time in Auschwitz 1. good group size

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What can I say about this tour. The tour guide was fantastic and it is a very confronting thing to see in reality. This tour should be taken by all the children of the world to make sure this never happens again. Definitely recommend this tour to ALL.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is an excellent tour. Both tour guides were knowledgable and ready to answer any questions. The tour arrived early in the morning to Auschwitz avoiding crowds and waiting time. Although this is a sad part of history, it's important to experience and remember and this tour provided the right balance of time and information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Phenomenal, must-see experience. Outstanding tour guide for the museum. The tour group coordinator Sophie did a great job making it happen. Our only negative was the bus ride to and from Auschwitz...the driver was overly aggressive and made some overly dangerous passing maneuvers and it didn't result in any time savings. Very dangerous of the company to allow drivers to behave like that, and the tour coordinator didn't make any effort to correct the driving behavior.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was excellent. She recommended books, told us personal stories of the victims, and of the Germans. The bus was on time and comfortable. The lunch was good. For the price, this tour is highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided great insight. Would recommend to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My friends and myself took this tour each of us had an unforgetable experience , prompt pick up at the hotel in a lovely clean coach .
The tour itself was truly unforgetable , from start to finish , the tour g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very nice day. I chose this tour partly because I wanted to get to Auschwitz first thing in the morning. The early morning pick up enabled the group to get there before it was overrun with tourists. The packed lunch was more than sufficient and very good. Claudia, the tour guide on the bus, spoke excellent English and was very kind and accommodating. The guide at Auschwitz was good, though she had a very strong accent, so I had to listen very carefully. Over all, a great experience. I would definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Sophie was so knowledgeable and kept us moving at just the right pace. Loved being picked up at the hotel and arriving early in front of the large buses. Would definitely recommend your service.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was well organised and -as promised- the group was limited to 19. Our guide at the memorial site, Ewa, was excellent. More freetime at the Auschwitz I camp, would have been great, but perhaps impossible regarding the crowds. A very moving experience! Words can't describe....

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