Spend a day learning about Auschwitz-Birkenau—a former concentration camp during Nazi-occupied Poland. This site now stands as a place of remembrance to the victims who lost their lives there during the Second World War. You’ll be able to travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau with ease as Krakow hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Avoid long visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. By going on a guided tour, you’ll learn more about the sites you see, as well as background historical information too.
No need to book transfers—round-trip transport from Krakow is included
Admission ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau is included
A guide will enhance your tour with historical information
This tour involves basically a taxi service from Krakow to Auschwitz, not a guided tour from Krakow. Once at Auschwitz, you are put into a group of about 24 instead of what this advertises as a group of 6 small tour. The group of 6 is only for the taxi part of the tour and it is not a tour. There is no guidance or tourist information shared along the way like some other tours we took. Once at Auschwitz the tour was good. The guide was very well educated and communicated well. The sound sets are always a little hit and miss and as with most guided tours, there is not enough time spent at each place to fully appreciate what you are seeing and really experience it all. For the price, it wasn't a bad tour, I just don't think it was what was advertised.
I did this tour with my 14 year old daughter. We both found it to be excellent. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, mindful and highly respectful of the most difficult context and history that he was explaining to us. He also answered all questions posed, often elaborating and citing examples to maximise clarity.
My husband and I had to sit at the back of the minibus where four people were squeezed into tiny seats, we couldn’t even sit back as not enough room so had to lean forward resulting in an extremely uncomfortable journey to and from Auschwitz (over 3 hours of leaning forward) and back pain for the rest of our time in Kraków.
Had a small problem in coordinating the pick up but other than that it was a great experience. The guide was very knowledgable and story teller so that one could really understand the extent of the drama that took place in these camps. Something anybody should do once in life. Highly recommended.
Pour l’excursIon que vous payé, il y a une heure de départ qui est inscrite.
Lorsque vous avez payé, vous recevez un courriel (e-mail) de confirmation avec une heure différente. Dans cette confirmation, il est inscrit que la veille de l’excursion, vous recevrez une autre confirmation avec votre prise en charge pour le lendemain. Assurez-vous de bien recevoir cette confirmation, car l’heure sera changée et vous perdrez votre excursion.
Nous avons payé 75 € pour une excursion qui n’ a pas été réalisée, car l’heure de la prise en charge est passée de 7h30-12h00, à 9h00 et pour finir à 7h30 (confirmation jamais reçu). Quelqu’un de l’hôtel a dû téléphoner pour nous (polonais uniquement) chez Viator afin de savoir pourquoi personne passait nous chercher pour l’excursion et c’est de cette façon que nous avons appris que l’heure de la prise en charge a été devancée d’une heure et demi.
Nous avons contacté Viator pour le report de l’excursion (jamais de retour) et pour le remboursement de l’excursion (jamais de retour).