Krakow: Group Tour to Auschwitz – Birkenau

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

Tour is available every day and starts from following meeting points

  1. 8:55 a.m. from Aparthotel Miodowa, 51 Miodowa Street (Kazimierz Jewish District)
  2. 9:05 a.m. from Hotel Wyspianski, 15 Westerplatte Street (from the side of Kopernika Street) (Old Town)
  3. 9:15 a.m. from Radisson Blu Hotel, 17 Straszewskiego Street (Old Town)

Tour Itinerary:

  1. Pick up from one of the meeting point in Krakow
  2. 1 hours and 30 minutes driving by air-conditioned vehicle to Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum
  3. 1 of 2 different options for sightseeing inside the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camps – please read below
  4. Free time for lunch or having rest by the entrance to the Museum (before or after sightseeing )
  5. Driving back to Krakow in the same vehicle
  6. Drop off in Krakow

Whole tour lasts up to 8 hours

There are 2 options to choose from for this tour:

Option number 1

Sightseeing Tour of the Museum with live guide which includes both camps: Auschwitz I – Main Camp and Auschwitz II (Birkenau) – Death Camp. In Auschwitz I Camp you will see permanent exhibitions and buildings and also famous „Arbeit Macht Frei” sign over the entrance gate. In Auschwitz II Birkenau you will see most important authentic buildings in Auschwitz II like barracks for prisoners, ruins of gas chamber and crematoria and also famous railway entrance and unloading platform (ramp). Whole guided tour inside the both camps lasts up to 3,5 hours.

Available languages of local live guide tour to choose from: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish

Price: 170 PLN per person

What is included:

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

Option number 2

Self-guided tour of only one of the camps – Auschwitz II (Birkenau) Death Camp which is more important from the historical point of view than the Camp I because it was here where 90 % of all prisoners of Auschwitz Camps were murdered by German Nazis. You will be able to see crematoria II and III, ruins of gas chambers, prisoners barracks and famous railway unloading ramp/platform by the entrance to the camp. This option is recommended to those visitors who do not like rushed sightseeing group tours and prefer to have more time to contemplate on their own. We will provide you with official guide book in chosen language that will help you with sightseeing on your own.

Available languages of guidebooks to choose from: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German and Russian

Price: 100 PLN per person

What is included:

  • transport by high quality air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking drivers; or tour-leader assistance
  • entrance to Auschwitz II (Birkenau) – Death Camp
  • rental of official guidebook in chosen language
  • self-guided tour inside Auschwitz II Camp for up to max 3,5 hours
  • free time for rest or lunch in the restaurant by the entrance to the Museum

Choose number of participants and date:

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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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