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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow

Kraków, Poland
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  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Visit UNESCO World Heritage–listed Auschwitz-Birkenau, a former Nazi concentration camp where more than a million European Jews and other prisoners were confined or killed during World War II. A professional guide sensitively portrays the horrors of the Holocaust as you tour the barracks, watchtowers, railway ramps, gas chambers and crematoriums at the two camps, located in Oświęcim. See poignant museum exhibits and witness moving memorials, where you hear narratives by former detainees and learn of Auschwitz’s liberation in 1945.
  • Full-day tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow with a professional guide
  • Learn about the Nazi Holocaust and trace some of the stories of individual prisoners at the camp
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Auschwitz-Birkenau and its memorials
  • View the remains of barracks, watchtowers, gas chambers, and fences at the concentration camp

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour offers the flexibility of six daily departure times to choose from.

What's Included

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local guide
  • Centrally located meeting point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Admission to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Floriana Straszewskiego 14, Floriana Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland

    Pickup from Straszewskiego 14 in Krakow city center. Please reconfirm with the local service provider your exact pickup time no later than 24 hours before the tour, otherwise, we will be expecting you at Straszewskiego 14 15 min before your chosen time interval.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation, will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 14 and under
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Breaks during the tour are no longer than 10 minutes
  • The service does not include a meal, so please bring a packed lunch
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
Operated by Discover Cracow

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips


Try to go in good weather as it’s mostly outside and can be muddy.
You are only allowed to take small bags around the sites so I had to leave my backpack in the coach, which worked out fine.
Definitely worth taking a packed lunch to save time and money when at Auschwitz.
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Exceptional guide
Gemma_C, May 2022
Awesome from start to finish. Pick up was smooth and easy. Tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and told us the stories in detail but so respectfully. It’s an emotional experience but one I’m glad I’ve done
Excellent, knowledgeable guide
Olivia_W, May 2022
I was so pleased that I booked a trip to Auschwitz through a company. All the hard work was taken care of for me; as a solo traveller, this was great. The tour guide who showed us around was extremely knowledgeable and passionate on all subjects relating to Auschwitz. I was thoroughly impressed with all the information she taught me. The only thing I would say is that the meeting point isn’t very clear- I was actually stood in the wrong place. When you receive your confirmation email, it just gives you the address but no specific details about which building to stand outside of or what vehicle you are looking for. This is the only thing I think could've improved my experience. Other than that, I would highly recommend this tour.
Interesting, emotional, gripping
Antonio_A, May 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and had us totally immersed in the history of the place. Everybody should try to go there.
Historical location. ...
Alicia_B, Apr 2022
Historical location. Important to remember in order not to repeat... Guide is extremely knowledgeable
1 traveler found this review helpful
Auschwitz 1 & Auschwitz-Berkenau
Anne_S, Apr 2022
It’s a deeply moving experience that will stay planted in my heart. I will never forget. It’s one thing to see history movies, books but it’s another to be there in person. You see and learn things that are left out in books and videos. The young lass who was the tour guide was perfect. It’s not for the faint hearted
1 traveler found this review helpful
A visit you should make in your life
Pamela_W, Apr 2022
There was nothing particular...it was the experience as a whole which I appreciated. Unfortunately, as there were so many groups, we were herded through the exhibits like cattle, with barely a few seconds to read and information or take a photograph or two.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Sad but great
Matthew_T, Apr 2022
The trip was very interesting and our tour guide was excellent. His knowledge was second to none and he explained all areas of the visit very well.
An unforgettable...
Pauline_O, Apr 2022
An unforgettable experience.. Everyone shud visit Austwick once in their lifetime...it would make you appreciate every second/moment in your life.
A memorable tour to Auschwitz. Having a guide was invaluable
Amanda_P, Apr 2022
My daughter (aged 15) and I had a truly memorable day at Aushvwitz and Birkenau. The content is understandably harrowing and sobering but it is told in a very respectful and moving way. Our guide was excellent, spoke perfect English and was open to answering our many questions. The whole Viator experience was faultless. I would thoroughly recommend it and it is definitely worth visiting these two sites with a guide.
Not easy, but a must
Brian_S, Mar 2022
A must do when visiting Kraków. Long journey out and back, but well worth it. Very knowledgeable guide. Don't forget your ID or your tissues. You are on your feet and walking for a long time, so it is quite tiring. Bring snacks with you.
Perfect
Darragh_S, Mar 2022
Very well organised tour , the driver and tour guide were great and friendly. My 2nd time using this company
This visit is a must!
Aiyesha_V, Mar 2022
Our pick up point was easy to find and our driver was very friendly. Our guide wasBarbara. Her english was perfect and her knowledge was outstanding. A very moving experience but glad we went.
Wonderful Auchwitz
Tony_N, Mar 2022
Surreal tour. Everything we had expected. Fantastic guide. Lots of walking and very informative. Good transportation. Dont do Saltmines and Auchwitz on same day it’s genuinely too much. Both fantastic tours though. Once in a lifetime stuff.
A brilliant tour guide...
Robert_F, Mar 2022
A brilliant tour guide and an important experience. Would 100% recommend to anyone wanting to find out more.
good tour
Debbie_B, Feb 2022
I enjoyed the tour and there was a good cafe for food and drinks, the tour guild was good it was a long day and a lot of walking
Amazing Experience
Danielle_R, Feb 2022
What an experience! Never would I have thought to feel so overwhelmed being here. The toir was so informative and such an eye opener! I would highly reccommed a visit but it is a very emotional experience! You get your own headphones and radio to listen to the tour guide, you are able to go into some of the huts and even a gas chamber. I recommend you wear walking boots and take tissues!
The display
Hanhong_W, Feb 2022
The most impressive and shocking part of the trip was the display of the objects used by the people (the ones they brought along with them when they first arrived at the concentration camp). The amount of them is saddening to see - cannot imagine how many of them could have lived without war, and that they had hope they would have a chance to live on even when being sent to the camp.
A tour of two halves
Jason_F, Feb 2022
The first half of the tour at Auschwitz was excellent with a very informative guide. The second part, however at Birkenau, was not so good. Felt rushed and not very much information was given. We were given a different guide to the second part of the tour for some reason.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thanks for your review and touring with Discover Cracow. Glad you enjoyed the first part of your trip. As it comes to second part, we understand your concerns. We feel it shouldn`t happend .Sadly this part of your journey is out of control. Auschwitz provides guides, which take care of our customers. Hope we will see you again!
Auschwitz full day tour
Robin_A, Feb 2022
Must do excursion when in Krakow! Very impressive to see a concentration camp live and listen to the stories.
Sick, what power can do with people.
Wim_V, Dec 2021
Our guide did a fantastic job. The history of the camp and all came by. The only think you can`t tell is the fear that must have been in the camp. I didn`t know people could be so cruel.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hello Wim_V, thank you for your opinion. We are really glad that you enjoyed your tour. We hope you'll recommend Discover Cracow to others and return to Cracow one day!
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