Krakow: Group Tour to Auschwitz – Birkenau

Take part in our regular group tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp from Krakow and learn more about the modern history marked by German crimes and cruelty in forced labour camps during World War 2 in occupied Poland. We will take you to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the site of former camps, that now preserves this place in memory of over 1 million people (including 960 000 Jews) who died here and acts as a research centre. The Museum grounds became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and today it is visited by over 2 million people from all over the world annually.

During the visit with a local guide, you will be able to see the most important parts of the museum such as:

Auschwitz I – the main camp (approx 2 hours of visiting):

  • camp infrastructure barracks (storage, workshops),
  • SS guardhouse and camp director’s office,
  • The Arbeit Macht Frei gate, thousands of prisoners walked through this gate on their way to long hours of hard labour,
  • numerous exhibitions showing personal belongings of the prisoners,
  • courtyard of the Block 11 with so-called Death Wall – place where people were executed,
  • Block 11- the camp jail – had several functions; prisoners were held in the basement; the first test of mass murder with Zyklon B was arranged here,
  • the site of the execution of the camp commandant Rudolf Hoss,
  • the gas chamber and crematorium I.

Auschwitz II – Birkenau, the largest center of extermination (up to 1,5 hours of visiting)

  • the infamous railway entrance gate for trains transporting prisoners to the camp,
  • the ramp, destination for trains carrying people deported to Auschwitz,
  • the ruins of gas chambers and crematoria I and II,
  • the monuments to the victims, located at the end of the railroad platform, between the ruins of the gas chambers,
  • the main camp bathhouse – the Sauna,
  • Kanada, the storehouses for loot,
  • the ruins of gas chambers and crematoria IV and V,
  • the barracks.

The tour is available every day and depending on your location we can pick you up from your hotel in the city centre or start from a convenient meeting point.

Tour Itinerary:

  1. Pick up at 8:30 or 10:30 am* from your hotel or one of the meeting points in Krakow
  2. A drive of approx. 1,5 hours in a shared air-conditioned vehicle to Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum
  3. Up to 3,5 hours of a guided group tour in English with a local guide 
  4. Free time for lunch or having rest by the entrance to the Museum (before or after sightseeing )
  5. Drive back to Krakow in the same vehicle 
  6. Drop off in Krakow

*exact pickup time is confirmed on the day before the tour

Whole tour lasts up to 8 hours

Price: 190 PLN per person

What is included:

  • transportation in a high quality air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking drivers’ or tour-leader’s assistance
  • skip-the-line entrance
  • entrance tickets to Auschwitz I (Main Camp) and Auschwitz II (Birkenau) Camps
  • up to 3,5 hours of a guided sightseeing tour inside the camps in chosen language*
  • free time for rest or lunch in the restaurant by the entrance to the Museum

*The local guided tour is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish

Due to frequent problems with availability of entrance tickets and guides in Auschwitz, please book your tour as early as possible before your planned visit so we can make all necessary arrangements for you.

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FAQ

Visiting Auschwitz during COVID-19

Please remember about the safe distances between visitors while waiting for entry and during the tour. Visitors should enter the Museum with their mouths and nose covered, please take a mask with you. You are obligated to hand disinfection in a non-contact hand disinfection apparatus. Inside buildings, please follow the one-way direction of the tour to avoid crowds in passages.

How long is the Auschwitz tour?

Whole tour lasts approx 7 hours including 3,5 hours of sightseeing inside the camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau with local English speaking guide.

Is photography allowed in Auschwitz?

Photography is allowed inside Auschwitz, but please be respectful. There are also certain places within Auschwitz I that are sign posted and you're told not to take photos.

Before you go to Auschwitz you need to know.

You are not allowed to enter the museum in Auschwitz with any food (drinks, sandwiches etc.) however you can leave everything in the car/mini-van/bus which will be closed during your visit in the museum;
You are not allowed to enter the museum with bags bigger than A4 sheet size so you can leave them in the left-luggage office (an extra pay) or leave in the car/mini-van/bus. During security control you must declare all the electronic items, watches, belts, keys just like in the airport. To avoid any delay you will need your collaboration.

How far is Krakow from Auschwitz?

The concentration camp of Auschwitz is locatedabout 66 kilometres west of Krakow

How long before the tour do I have to book Tour to Auschwitz ?

Due to frequent problems with availability of entrance tickets and guides in Auschwitz, please contact us as early as possible before your planned journey so we can make all necessary arrangements for you.

Customer Reviews

  1. (5/5)

    We booked this tour because we weren’t confident if being able to set it up ourselves. Fortunately it turned out I be excellently organised with our driver arriving on time at both ends. How the train and tour work was clearly explained in a friendly way.

  2. (5/5)

    Thank you for all your help during my visit to Krakow last few days and organizing our trip to Auschwitz.

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