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Auschwitz-Birkenau Best Value Shared Tour

Kraków, Poland

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  • 6 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the story of Auschwitz on a full-day trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Oświęcim from Krakow. On the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp, learn about Auschwitz’s history and visit significant buildings like the prisoner barracks and the unloading bay before you browse exhibits in the UNESCO-listed complex's museum. Round-trip transport from Krakow's Old Town and a boxed lunch is included.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Auschwitz-Birkenau on a day trip from Krakow
  • Enjoy priority admission to the sites and take a guided tour with headsets
  • A boxed lunch, bottled water, and entrance tickets are included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point or from your hotel

What's Included

  • Hotel Pick-up & Hotel Drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide, museum employee
  • WiFi on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

08:01 AM

End points

This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
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Pickup details

Pickup is offered from Your Hotel/Hostel/Apart or 9 comfortable meeting points. Customers may select a point from the list or enter their accommodation address manually. Upon return, it is possible to stop a front of start location or at one of 7 central drop-off points, in the main districts of Krakow. Meeting and drop-off points are visible on the map in the link. Customers will receive a message with the exact departure time until 7 pm on the day before the activity. We kindly ask that guests wait outside, in front of the entrance 5 minutes before departure. The driver will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the specified departure time. At the end of the trip, customers may return to the places were they start the tour or one of 4 droop off location from the map in Krakow.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A considerate amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Bags and backpacks larger than 30x20x10 cm are not allowed on the museum grounds. You may store luggage in the vehicles free of charge.
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Please, provide exact name and surname from your passports/documents (tickets are personal)
  • Please bring a document confirming the name and surname of each participant
  • you can order an extra paid lunch-box from the driver
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 Best Value Shared Tour?

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

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Auschwitz-Birkenau Best Value Shared Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Auschwitz-Birkenau Best Value Shared Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Traveler Tips


Wear comfortable shoes as quite a lot of walking on uneven and dusty ground.
It's a full day out and does involve a lot of walking on dirt and gravel paths so would not really recommend for anyone with walking disabilities.
There is lots of walking so be prepared - need to stay close to guide or you miss information.
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Great and cheap option to visit Auschwitz
Lszl_H, Aug 2022
The host was really friendly and arrived at the pickup place on time. He told us many things. I recommend it to everyone.
Great trip put, well...
Adam_M, Aug 2022
Great trip put, well looked after and we didn't have to do a thing other than book it. Would definitely do again
You can be confident with Viator
Iain_P, Jul 2022
All that Viator did was professional considerate and well-priced. The young gentleman who drove us there deserves special mention: courteous on-time, organised, friendly and with impeccable English. I wouldn' t hesitate to book with Viator again. The tour around the camp- which Viator aren't responsible for - was fine but too rushed. A day on and it's difficult to recall what I learned. No time to stop and reflect at all on what I saw and heard. Given the place, that needs addressing.
Excellent!!
Lisa_k, Jul 2022
What a wonderful experience from beginning to end! Communication with your company was top notch. Our driver was friendly and safe. The tour itself was surreal. Everyone should experience this tour as it brings the stories of these poor people to life. We saw a lot of things and learned a lot from our tour guide. A few tips: lots of walking and in dirt so wear comfy shoes. Part of the tour was outside and it was hot! Bring water and possibly a hat or umbrella. Lunch was worth it through the company. It’s a long day, so I encourage you to prepurchase a lunchbox.
Very Interesting A+++
Aaron_D, Jul 2022
Went to Auschwitz and Birkenau on the 22nd or July 2022. The driver picked us up straight away and on time and didn’t have to wait around. He was very friendly and spoke excellent English. Kept up us informed throughout the whole journey. Auschwitz was very large and very interesting and heartfelt. A lot of walking around, which we didn’t mind. The tour guide was very good and very informative and knowledgeable too. Birkenau was not not much to see there, expect for the tracks and one bit of the original train. A few barracks and living quarters too. But still very interesting and heartfelt. Overall a 5 star trip, would 100% recommend this to anyone!
A fantastic tour
Anthony_P, Jul 2022
This is a harrowing tour that I feel everyone should do at least once in their life it shows an important part of history that should never be forgotten.
A place everyone should visit
Tiina_U, Jul 2022
The driver took good care of the group. Auschwitz-Birkenau is a place that everyone should see. Unforgettable experience.
Harrowing but important...
Jane_G, Jul 2022
Harrowing but important visit, we need to remember history so it never repeats itself. The day ran efficiently.
Was an eye opening experience
Mitchell_E, Jul 2022
The drive there was seamless from the pickup to drop off, from Aushwitz one to the bigger camp, was an eye opening experience with an amazing tour guide and great driver
An excellent and thorough...
Medley_J, Jul 2022
An excellent and thorough tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions that we had.
Well organised
t8xb59fk5h, Jul 2022
Can definitely recommend especially our tour guide. Very well organised. Travelled here today. Pick up from hotel. Transfer very smooth. Kept informed along the way. Note: pre order your lunch as it is well needed. Lunch very good value.
Well worth seeing
Peter_V, Jul 2022
This excursion was a sobering and necessary experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was time well spent.
Guides at the Auschwitz museum
Daisy_P, Jul 2022
Pick-up at the hotel was perfect, chauffeur was excellent, correct information. The guide at the Auschwitz museum did the tour on a really high tempo, there wasn’t any time to read the labels or take pictures, we could’nt keep up. We understand that this is a daily or weekly thing for the guides, but for the visitors it’s a once a lifetime oppurtunity. Especially at Birkenau we nearly had to run to keep up, So we would recommend the tour but please notice that visitors come here one time only and that’s important for the experience
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Apologise for the guide speed, even our driver notice very short time at this day and report it to us. The guide explain to us later that reason of high speed was the very high temperature (36C at this day), when is more than 35 they have team order from the museum to not stay longer than 30 minutes in Birkenau - rules of the museum. As the driver said by the way to the museum - we never know who will be your guide, they have their own way to show/express the place. we always keep in mind that our guests are here for the first time and only once or twice in their lives
Very informative trip but a long day
Sandra_C, Jun 2022
Felt we had to do this to pay our respects whilst in Krakow, picked up at hotel at 9am promptly, got to Auschwitz at 10:15 - first guided tour lasted 2 hours and was very informative, although very harrowing and emotional, and then back on bus to drive along road (2 min journey) to second camp, Birkenau, where we had further 1 hour guided tour, then back on bus to Krakow, all in lasted 7 hours and were back in Krakow by 4pm
Auschwitz-Birkenau 19.06.2022
Aynsley_G, Jun 2022
Our tour guide (grey haired polish lady) was SO informative with many years worth of tour guide experience. She was so knowledgeable and told us stories we didn’t even know ourselves. The tour was a nice pace and so well organised.
Great tour
Bruno_G, Jun 2022
The whole tour went very smoothly. My pick up was on time, smooth ride to Auschwitz - Birkenau. I made a reservation for one lunch box, which was a great option, and our driver was great, helping us navigate the battalion of tourists in the entrance. Would definitely recommend it
Amazing trip. Everyone...
Emma_M, Jun 2022
Amazing trip. Everyone should do it. The driver was kind and considerate. The tour guide had so much knowledge and held your attention.
Great tour
Ashley_W, Jun 2022
Amazing service picked up and dropped off at door paid for lunch bags which were fantastic plenty of lovely things in them for lunch made feel very welcome and comfortable, an amazing experience and something you must see when in poland can highly recommend
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Very interesting few...
Dawn_B, Jun 2022
Very interesting few hours, with an excellent tour guide Was very busy, but we'll organized. Take your own food as only 10 minute break between two sites.
THE MUST DO
Andrew_G, Jun 2022
Absolutely amazing. Our drive was amazing, and our tour guide, she was just outstanding. Loved everything about this experience.
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