Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum And Memorial Guided Tour From Krakow

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Visit the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex and learn about the Nazi Holocaust on this 7-hour trip from Krakow. Your host will pick you up from your centrally located Krakow hotel and take you by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Owicim. Explore the two camps with a professional guide who will carefully, and sensitively explain everything that you can see at the site, including the barracks and poignant museum exhibits at Auschwitz I, as well as the gas chambers, watchtowers and moving memorials in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. You will learn about the history of the WWII holocaust and the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, as well as hear individual stories of some of the camp's prisoners.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Editor's Pick

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Meet your host at your Krakow hotel or in central Krakow, and then travel by coach to the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Owicim, a small Polish town roughlyan hour away. During the journey, you will be shown a documentary on the history of Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

When you arrive at your destination, you will be met by your professional guide and enter the site at Auschwitz I, walking through the gate to the camp that bears the inscription Arbeit Macht Frei (Work Sets YouFree).

The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was established in 1940, originally to hold Polish political prisoners, and operated for five years before the remaining prisoners were liberated in 1945. During its operation, more than1.5 million Jewish, Polish, Italian and French prisoners were brought here as part of one of the world's largest attempts at genocide.

The museum and memorial were founded in 1947, combining the area of KL Auschwitz (Auschwitz I) in Owicim and the Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II) in Brzezinka. The camp comprises approximately 150 buildings and you can see the original roads, fences, watchtowers and railway ramps that have all been preserved.

Visit some of the barracks on the Auschwitz I complex, which now house a collection of original exhibitions and documents, as well as articles confiscated from prisoners upon their arrival at the camp.After exploring the Auschwitz I complex, your host will meet you to take you by coach for the short journey to nearby Birkenau (Auschwitz II) where your tour will continue. Here you will see the original fences and crematoriums as well as the remains of the colossal gas chambers.

Your tour then concludes with a drop-off at your original start point.

Inclusions for Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum And Memorial Guided Tour From Krakow

  • Entrance fees
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Krakow City DIY audioguide (available after the booking) - in English

Exclusions for Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum And Memorial Guided Tour From Krakow

  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation and the free DIY Krakow City audioguide will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for child aged 14 and under

Not wheelchair accessible

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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • An emotionally draining experience - the subject matter is something you need to be prepared for. The trip itself was excellent the pickup and drop off were spot on, very well organized and executed. Our tour guide in Auschwitz was incredibly knowledgeable, and did a wonderful job of bringing the experience to life and making it real.

  • Didn't need toilet breaks and large group were not always moving at same speed. On the tour. Everyone should visit this site. Good value, we'll run day. Booked my daughter and husband, after my visit.

  • Chilling. Impressed by the respectful tour.

  • Chillingbut resoectful.

  • The guide was excellent and gave lots of relevant information. However the minibus was cramped and when we arrived we were given a break of 45 minutes, which delayed the tour and meant that we ran out of light at Birkenau it was January where I would have liked to have stayed longer e.g.. to visit the women's camp and the 'sauna'.

  • This was an excellent trip. Value for money. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions the group had. Part of history that should never be forgotten.

  • Would highly recommend.

    We were picked up from our hotel on time, where we walked to the main office a couple of streets away to get the mini bus. The mini bus was really comfy and spacious. The video about Auschwitz was informative and helped you understand more about the location. We were given regular breaks throughout the tour and the tour guide and bus drivers were really helpful and friendly. Would really recommend, good value for money.

  • Another tick off my bucket list!
    The tour was very informative, sad place, the tour guide was not biased!
    Please wear comfortable shoes, the terrain is uneven, lots of loose stones leave the high heels for another day
    Wheelchair accessibility limited. Lot of walking, climbing steps up and down, resting time limited as for sitting down facilities.
    The whole experience make a lasting impression on me. Be grateful in what I have in live
    Go out and try to make the world around me a better place for all.

  • We had a better understanding of how the final solution was carried out. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and she was able to connect events, people, and the two camps.

  • A fantastic tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept the legitimate members of the group interested. I would have given it five stars but for a few of issues. Firstly the first Discover Cracow Rep was very airy fairy. Secondly the bus was absolutely full and a few arguments broke out with some arrogant Spanish tourists over seats. Finally there was a group of American college students that where completely ignorant and disrespectful towards the site and the group.

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