Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow - Reviews

From USD $ 49.07 View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Advertisement
Advertisement
Viewing All 1356 Reviews What's this?
Sort By:

sandersonskc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

EXCELLENT INFORMATIVE BUT SENSITIVE

Cathleen R S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Everyone should take this tour. Very educational about a sad tragic place. The guide was superb

alexander t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

This is not a trip to review with gushing adjectives, do this trip, experience the emotions, take in the shocking realties and understand the historical value of this memorial site and go away enlighten.

Antony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Very moving

Scott B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

It is hard to describe this tour as great because of the content and the location visited but it truly was a good tour. We were so glad we did this tour, the bus was convenient pick up and drop off, timing was as described also. Thanks to Viator for offering this tour because it is so important that many see this.

dennis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Outstanding from start to finish and great value.
This is an emotional day and it's nearly impossible to believe this really happened - but it did!!
Cannot recommend highly enough and if you're in Krakow - you must go!!

john

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

This tour is our second visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau - and there are still things that we missed initially on the first visit - we still think that all people should be coaxed to visit Auschwitz - to see the facts and not the rubbish that it never happened.

Michael T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

From start to finish I was in tears. The tour was so emotional and the tour guide made you feel like you could imagine what happened. The guide was very well prepared with information and knew lots about the camp. I wouldn't say it was very suitable for people in wheelchairs or struggling to walk as the ground was uneven and most buildings didn't have wheelchair access

yannie1388

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

The tour was amazing! Very well organised and I would choose same tour if I had to do it all over again.
Thank you!

Jim F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

A harrowing experience, but one I'm glad I did. Our guide Michel Bomzat was both passionate and very knowledgeable and he certainly added to the tour.

DOUGLAS S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

An incredibly moving experience. Sadly, it showed humanity at its worse. Despite the horrors, I would highly recommend this tour.

Lisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Natalia was a fantastic guide, and she made everything very real for us in an informative and sensitive way. I learnt a lot, and would recommend taking this trip to anyone who is interested in history.

gbencini

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

This was a tour I have been wanting to take for many years. Finally I made it. During the coach ride from our Hotel to Auschwitz, the Viator representative accompanying us gave us some information regarding Auschwits-Birkenau. We were then shown a video film of well prepared. This was a tour which I shall never forget. thank you.

Keith F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Our guide was very informative, she showed us all the sites and we learned so much. Would recommend the tour.

Deborah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

The tour guide was excellent.

I learned so much about the History of the place, Auschwitz was 5 star compared to the awful Birkenau and it looks like that upon arrival. It was so thought provoking hearing about what those individuals had to endure and almost unbelievable, that one minute they had a normal family life and then it was hell on earth, it really gets you thinking. I think this is a considered trip as there was a lot of emotional content and probably not suitable for children in my opinion, maybe over 16 is the right sort of age.

Viator were great as usual, but on this occasion slight mix up and be careful to look out for the departure time. Our one said 8.45 but that was from the main departure point, not our Hotel which was at 7.55, so we missed the pick up and had to go the next day. It was fortunate we had nothing else booked. Perhaps Viator could list the actual pick up time on the instructions at each Hotel.

Deborah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

The tour guide was excellent.

I learned so much about the History of the place, Auschwitz was 5 star compared to the awful Birkenau and it looks like that upon arrival. It was so thought provoking hearing about what those individuals had to endure and almost unbelievable, that one minute they had a normal family life and then it was hell on earth, it really gets you thinking. I think this is a considered trip as there was a lot of emotional content and probably not suitable for children in my opinion, maybe over 16 is the right sort of age.

Viator were great as usual, but on this occasion slight mix up and be careful to look out for the departure time. Our one said 8.45 but that was from the main departure point, not our Hotel which was at 7.55, so we missed the pick up and had to go the next day. It was fortunate we had nothing else booked. Perhaps Viator could list the actual pick up time on the instructions at each Hotel.

Christina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Perfect length and history of tour. It was quite crowded when we went so did not get a full appreciation of all the artifacts left there but not a reason for skipping this.

lchanger

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

A good way to visit this site. We'll run, stress free.

Jennifer K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

This tour was amazing!

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Everyone should visit Auschwitz at least once.
We went with Krakow Tours and everything, from the hotel pick up to the drop off was very well organised. On the trip to the camp not sure it should be called a museum, you are shown an uncompromising film that doesn't hide the horrors that took place in the camp.
Upon arrival at Auschwitz we had a short break before picking up our headsets and being introduced to our guide Anna. Anna was clearly passionate to get the real message of the atrocities across and was very knowledgable on the full history from the initial creation of the barracks before being taken over and converted. The scale and numbers are difficult to comprehend .. even now.
The tour covered the main areas of Auchwitz but there were a number of other exhibits you could return and see.
After a short break and coach ride, we arrived at Birkenau where you are immediately met with the iconic image of the railway lines going through the arch gateway. Not much still exists of this camp as every effort was made to try and erase the horrors that occurred, however just to experience the scale of the site is incredible.

Mr R H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

We found the tour well organised by Kraków Tours. A very moving and sometimes distressing experience as we anticipated it would be. The guide had just the right delivery for this tour.

ddpadg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

An important tour for all. Extremely emotional and difficult. The logistics were outstanding. Well organized. Good handoff to the museum guides who shared the information so sensitively yet clearly and matter of fact. Walking including on gravel and small tight steps prevented my partner who was recovering from a broken foot to do much of the tour. She had to exit Auschwitz and sit right out front. No seats inside as we had been told. Time provided for bathroom breaks. One small blip required us to wait an hour to depart for 3 persons who went on different language speaking tour. Not sure what happened- if people went for a drink or their tour was that long behind us. Reason for sharing this is stay flexible. It's a big group and there are back to back tours at these museums. Again highly recommend - the reality of what we can do to one another removes any naïveté about us humans.

JULIE H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Excellent tour. Very emotional, but everyone should go and this was very well-organised with an amazing guide.

Caitlin R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Amazing experience - everyone should visit in their lifetime. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. A few tips for the tour: you cannot take large bags in with you, only small bags are permitted no backpacks etc. If you have a larger bag you can leave it on the bus. You cannot take food inside with you. There is only a quick break between the end of the Auschwitz tour and the Birkenau tour, so not much time to grab a snack. You are driven on the bus from Auschwitz to Birkenau, so I would recommend bringing some snacks with you and leaving them on the bus to be eaten on the short trip between camps. Bring some small change for the toilets, as they charge to use them. We visited in September and it was drizzling and very cold, would recommend a small folding umbrella and lots of warm layers I wore jeans and three top layers and was still a little cold.

Matthew B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Overall real quality tour. I debated between self guided and an organized group tour and was not disappointed in my choice. The guide really provided a ton of valuable information and stories that I would not have had anywhere else. Very informative but didn't feel too rushed. Huge positive is the free time at Birkenau to explore and reflect on your own.

Viewing 1 of 55

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message