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Auschwitz-Birkenau: Fast-Track Tickets & Official Guided Tour (Without Transfers)

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Duration: 3 hr. 30 min. - 7 hr.
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  • In this guided tour with an official guide, experience the poignant history and the chilling terror of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.
  • This is a must-visit location because of the unfortunate legacy that it stands for as well as being a tribute to the unwavering strength of the human spirit.
  • This ticket has fast-track entry privileges and allows you to pass through the security line and start your tour as quickly as possible.
  • Once you enter the Museum, a host will give you your ticket. Join a tour group of up to 30 people led by an authorized official Auschwitz-Birkenau guide.
  • Learn about the tragic history and treatment of the Jews and other prisoners of the Holocaust and see the stark ruins of their everyday living conditions.
  • Explore the cabins and crematoriums in Birkenau, the watchtowers, railway ramps, and a former gas chamber of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The total duration of the tour is approximately 3.5 hours. You'll spend 1.5-2 hours at Auschwitz and 1-1.5 hours at Birkenau.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Fast-Track Entry

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Duration: 7 hr.
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  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a complex of over 40 concentration and extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II and the Holocaust.
  • On this tour, you will follow an expert guide to explore this solemn reminder of one of history’s darkest periods.
  • The ticket provides exclusive skip-the-line access that will allow you to enter the museum almost immediately after getting picked up from your hotel or the nearest possible pick-up point.
  • See the exhibits at the outdoor museum and learn more about the camp and its history from your guide.
  • Passing by the medical experiments block and the brick barracks is a genuinely chilling experience.
  • It is estimated that out of the 1.3 million people sent to Auschwitz, 1.1 million died.
  • Journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in an air-conditioned minibus with an English-speaking driver.
  • Pick one of five languages (English, Italian, French, German, or Spanish) for your guided tour of the concentration camp.
  • Note: The tour includes pick-up services from the hotels located in the center of Krakow. If your hotel location is in an area beyond this or in an area with limited traffic/accessibility, then you will be picked up from the nearest possible pickup place. The exact location and pickup time will be provided to you by the tour operator at least a day before your scheduled tour.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial: Self-Guided Tour with Transfers

€26.67
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Duration: 7 hr.
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  • Explore Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp at your own pace on this self-guided tour.
  • Your ticket includes transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle after you get picked up from Krakow.
  • Get an intimate look into the life of the unfortunate victims who lived here through photographs, letters, and other documents.
  • See the ruins of gas chambers and crematoria buildings, the tangible reminders of some of mankind's worst atrocities.
  • Due to changes in time due to operational restrictions at the venue, the start time of the tour may vary. However, the exact time will be provided to you by your local operator the day before the tour.
  • Important: As visitors will be visiting a former extermination camp, all visitors are expected to commemorate the dead and adjust their clothing and behavior to reflect the solemnness of the site.

The pick-up points available on this tour include:

  • Hotel Warszawski, Pawia 4-6 street
  • Wielopole 2 street
  • Lwowska 1 street
  • Sheraton Grand Kraków, Powiśle 7 street
  • Radisson Blu Hotel
  • Dielta 97

Inclusions

  • Experienced English-speaking driver
  • Round trip transfer in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Pick up from select locations
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Guide
  • Audio guide
  • Food and drinks
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

From Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup

€41
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Duration: 7 hr.
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  • Visit one of the most important places in the history of World War II, the Auschwitz-Birkenau.
  • A local driver will pick you up and drop you back at your accommodation for a convenient experience.
  • Learn all about the holocaust and genocide that took place within the walls of Auschwitz-Birkenau from an expert local guide.
  • Take a walk around the camp and look at all the rooms and areas where millions were tortured.
  • See the original buildings and personal artifacts left behind by inmates and prison guards.
  • Pay your respects to the victims of the concentration camps as you hear stories of their survival from guide.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Transfers & Lunch

€40
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Duration: 7 hr.
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  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a complex of over 40 concentration and extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II and the Holocaust.
  • The ticket provides exclusive skip-the-line access that will allow you to enter the museum almost immediately after getting picked up from your hotel or the nearest possible pick-up point.
  • Journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in an air-conditioned minibus with an English-speaking driver.
  • Follow an expert guide to explore this solemn reminder of one of history’s darkest periods. Pick one of five languages (English, Italian, French, German, or Spanish) for your guided tour of the concentration camp.
  • See the exhibits at the outdoor museum and learn more about the camp and its history from your guide.
  • Passing by the medical experiments block and the brick barracks is a genuinely chilling experience.
  • It is estimated that out of the 1.3 million people sent to Auschwitz, 1.1 million died.
  • Your ticket also includes a lunch box, offering both vegetarian and meat options.
  • Note: The tour includes pick-up services from the hotels located in the center of Krakow. If your hotel location is in an area beyond this or in an area with limited traffic/accessibility, then you will be picked up from the nearest possible pickup place. The exact location and pickup time will be provided to you by the tour operator at least a day before your scheduled tour.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • French-Guided Tour
  • German-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour
  • Italian-Guided Tour
  • Expert licensed guide
  • Pick-up from the hotel or from the nearest possible pick-up point
  • Transport by an air-conditioned minivan or minibus
  • Service of an experienced driver/English-speaking tour manager
  • Entry tickets
  • Audio equipment rental
  • Food: Lunchbox with ham or Cheese Sandwich or Hummus Sandwich Fruits, Chocolate
  • Drinks: Water
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Auschwitz - Birkenau: Full Day Guided Tour from Krakow

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Duration: 7 hr.
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  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, located inside the Auschwitz concentration camp in Oświęcim.
  • With an expert guide by your side, understand the consequences of World War II and the Holocaust.
  • Over 1.1 million people were exterminated at Auschwitz by Nazi forces under Hitler’s command.
  • Walk through the camp and see the real places and barracks that these prisoners lived in.
  • Discover the grueling lives that inmates here were forced to lead as you come across the various exhibits.
  • There is plenty of documentation of the many trials and tribulations the prisoners had to undergo.
  • Your guide will also take you to the camp at Birkenau, to see the living conditions the prisoners were subjected to, and the gas chambers where they were executed en masse.
  • Please note that eating, smoking, and acting in a loud manner are not allowed at the site.
  • Also, bear in mind that Auschwitz is a memorial and therefore, appropriate attire is expected.

This ticket has the following variants you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • French Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • German Guided Tour
  • Italian Guided Tour
  • Expert tour guide (choose from English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian-speaking guides)
  • Round-trip transportation from Krakow with pick up from the meeting point
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Entrance fees
  • Short breaks (10–20 minutes)
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Super Saver Tour - Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine From Krakow

€61.80
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Duration: 11 hr.
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  • This experience offers a guided tour to two concentration camps and a historic mine.
  • Hotel pickups and drop-offs from your hotel/hostel/accommodation in Krakow add to the convenience of this tour.
  • You'll begin at the Nazi Holocaust's largest concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, a 2-part tour that begins at Auschwitz.
  • As you walk through the camp, your guide will tell you facts and stories about the prisoners held here.
  • At the second camp of Birkenau, you'll see the original barracks and locations where prisoners were held.
  • After an hour-long lunch break, meet again to resume your tour: next up is Wieliczka Salt Mine, an attraction that speaks to Poland's mineral and religious culture.
  • Descend 135 meters below ground level and follow the tourist route past multiple chambers, original sculptures, and authentic miner workplaces.
  • Timings - The tour begins daily at 8am.
  • Note: As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name as part of the booking. Entry may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering.

This ticket has the following options you can choose from:

  • English Guided Tour
  • Spanish Guided Tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine Full-Day Tour with Transfers & Lunch

€74.60
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Duration: 11 hr.
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  • In this tour, get a chance to pay your respect to the many victims of the Holocaust as you visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial.
  • You will be able to witness the lives lived by these victims as you explore the two concentration camps and a historic salt mine on this tour.
  • This tour is a guided one and, to add a cherry on top, hotel pick-up, drop-off and a wholesome lunch are also included!
  • Your tour will begin at the Nazi Holocaust's largest concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where your guide will let you in on the stories of the lives lived by the Holocaust victims held here.
  • You will then head to Birkenau, where you will witness the original barracks and locations where prisoners were held.
  • You will then get to unwind as you indulge in a wholesome lunch, available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
  • After this relaxing lunch break, your tour guide will lead you to Wieliczka Salt Mine 135 meters below ground level, to get a closer look into Poland's mineral and religious culture.
  • Please note: The name in your booking should match your full name in your photo ID, as per Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum requirements.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • English guided tour
  • Italian guided tour
  • Spanish guided tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Auschwitz Tours Reopens Post COVID-19

Poland’s famous landmark has officially reopened to the public on 1st February 2021, in line with the latest Government guidance. Given that the health and safety of visitors are of utmost priority, effective measures have been put in place to ensure maximum security without compromising on the essence of the experience. Read on to learn about these Auschwitz tours and what you can expect from your visit.

Auschwitz Tours COVID-19 Safety Measures 

  • Visitors are advised to book the Auschwitz tours online in advance to avoid long queues at the venue.
  • The number of visitors allowed on the museum grounds has been limited for safety reasons.
  • Everyone should get their temperature checked at the entry station.
  • All the visitors are required to cover their mouths and noses with a mask when entering the museum area.
  • Social distancing protocols to be followed throughout the tour.
  • Visitors should use the sanitization station to disinfect their hands during the tour.
  • All the areas within Auschwitz-Birkenau are cleaned and disinfected daily.

Your Tickets to Auschwitz Tours Explained

There are 4 different types of tickets to Auschwitz tours available for the visitors. Depending on your budget and requirements, you can buy the desired ticket.

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What is the Best Way to Book Auschwitz Tour? Buy Online Tickets.

The best way to buy tickets for Auschwitz tours is by purchasing them online. This is a safe and contactless transaction experience with several benefits such as:

  • Advance Reservation – Visitors can buy their Auschwitz tickets several weeks in advance and avoid the chances of the Auschwitz tours selling out for their desired date.
  • Convenience – Book your tickets to Auschwitz tours in a click to avoid the hassle of standing in long queues. You will also be able to get support via phone, chat, or email if you face any issues while booking the tickets.
  • Great Offers – Tourists can get amazing discounts and offers when they select our platform to book the Auschwitz tour tickets.

Auschwitz Tour Discount Tickets

  • Children aged 17 years and below can enjoy discounts on the Auschwitz tours.
  • Students aged 18-26 years can also enjoy reduced pricing on their Auschwitz tickets.
  • Carry a valid photo ID for verification at the time of the tour.
  • Sign up to get 5% cashback. These credits are valid forever and can be used when you book your next experience.

Which Auschwitz Tour Is Perfect For You?

1. If you’re looking for something pocket friendly...

If you're on a budget, go for the Auschwitz-Birkenau tour fast-track entry as it is one of the cheaper guided tour options. Skip the lines at the ticket office and begin your tour in a hassle-free manner. You can also pick one of four languages (English, Italian, German, or Spanish) for your guided tour of the concentration camp.

2. If you want to delve deeper...

You should go for the full-day guided tour from Krakow or go on a small group tour to Auschwitz Birkenau that includes a hotel transfer if you wish to explore the place at your own pace. Learn about its history with the expert guide, who will give you all the information you need, and more.

3. If you want to explore beyond Auschwitz...

If you wish to see more than Auschwitz tours, opt for the super saver combo ticket that includes access to both the concentration camp and Wieliczka Salt Mine as well. Choose the guided tour in the language of your choice and make the most of your visit to Poland.

Why Go for Auschwitz Tours?

  • Auschwitz-Birkenau is a complex of 40 concentration and extermination camps in Poland that was operated by the Nazis during WWII between 1940 and 1945.
  • Learn about the history of this camp and the horrors faced by the prisoners here on a guided tour of the camps including the gas chambers and the crematoria buildings.
  • This is the largest concentration and extermination camp where around 1.1 million died out of the 1.3 million people that were sent to Auschwitz.
  • Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, excavated from the 13th century, which is one of the oldest operating salt mines that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site now.
  • Descend 135 meters below ground to learn about the history of the mine and explore the beautiful chambers, original sculptures, and the miner workplaces here.

Auschwitz Tour Highlights

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
Auschwitz I
Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine

Plan Your Visit to Auschwitz Tours

Timings
Getting There
Facilities
Dining options
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Auschwitz tour timing

Auschwitz-Birkenau Entrance Hours:
December: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
January & November: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March, October: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
April, May & September: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
June, July & August: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Closure: January 1, December 25, and Easter Sunday.

Duration: It takes around 4 hours to cover the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps and the museum.

Best Time to Visit: Plan a visit in the morning during the weekday in the months of April to May to avoid the peak crowds. The weather is pleasant during this time and you can avoid the holiday crowd at this time.

Auschwitz tour getting there

Address of Auschwitz-Birkenau: Ofiar Faszyzmu 12, 32-600 Brzezinka, Poland
Find on Map

  • By Train: Take a direct train from Krakow to Oswiecim which is located 2 km from the Auschwitz concentration camp. It will take around 1.5 – 2.5 hours to reach.
  • By Bus: From Krakow MDA Bus Station, there are four bus carriers that run between Krakow and Auschwitz and will drop you off at the Auschwitz I camp.
  • By Car: You can also arrive by car and park your vehicle in the paid car parking spaces available near the concentration camps.
  • Guided Tour: You can also take a guided tour from Krakow to Auschwitz which will take around 7-11 hours and can be completed as a day trip.
Auschwitz tours facilities

Facilities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Toilets: There are toilets available at both the camps but you need to pay a small fee to use them.
  • Refreshments: Auschwitz I camp has a restaurant and a fast-food counter to get food and drinks but there is no food available at Auschwitz II camp.
  • Storage Room: There is a luggage storage facility available near the main entrance.
  • Book Shops: You can buy books from the book shops that are open in both the camps. You can also buy these books from the online book shop of Auschwitz.


Auschwitz Tickets food
  • Bistro Bilard: If you are looking to eat some pizza and chase it down with some cold beer, look no further than this no-frills joint across the street from the camp.
  • Kebab Pizza Burger Allis: A 12-minute walk away, the restaurant offers a wide selection of Italian, American and Turkish dishes. Their burgers come highly recommended.
  • A La Carte: For those looking to enjoy an authentic Polish meal, head on to this restaurant, only 1 km away from the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum.
Hotels near Auschwitz

Here are some great options for accommodations around Auschwitz-Birkenau:

  • Budget Hotels: Gościniec Na Rozdrożu, B&M Guesthouse, and Villa Centro apartamenty ze śniadaniami.
  • Mid-range Hotels: Hotel Dąbrowski, Old Tree Villa and Hampton by Hilton Oswiecim
  • Luxury Hotels: Hotel Imperiale and PIRAMIDA Park Hotel & Wellness

Visitor Tips

  • Book the fast track Auschwitz tour tickets to skip the line to enter the museum and save a lot of time and energy.
  • Visitors can photograph the insides of the Auschwitz Memorial but avoid flat photography and pay attention to the No Photography signs inside.
  • You need to pay 2 PLN to use the toilets inside the memorial.
  • You cannot take backpacks or handbags that exceed 30x20x10 cm.
  • Wear comfortable shoes since you would be walking a lot on uneven and muddy paths.
  • It is recommended to not bring children aged 14 and under to the museum as the experience can be too traumatic for them.

All Your Questions Answered About Auschwitz Tours

Q. Is the Auschwitz tour open now?

A. Yes, the Auschwitz tours are open for visitors.

Q. Is it safe to go for Auschwitz tours post COVID-19?

A. Yes, it is visitors to go for the Auschwitz tours because necessary measures have been taken up to ensure the safety of the public. This includes temperature checks, the mandatory wearing of masks, maintaining a safe distance between the visitors, regular sanitization of hands, and more.

Q. How much does the Auschwitz tours cost?

A. The Auschwitz tour price starts from €23.56.

Q. What is the best way to buy tickets to Auschwitz tours?

A. The best way to buy tickets to Auschwitz tours is by booking them online. Visitors can avail amazing discounts on the Auschwitz tickets and can even reserve slots well in advance. This allows them to choose their desired date for the visit.

Q. Can I buy Auschwitz tours online?

A. Yes, the tickets to Auschwitz tours can be bought online by the visitors.

Q. Who can avail Auschwitz tour discount, if any?

A. Children aged less than 17 years and students under 26 years can enjoy discounts on the Auschwitz tickets.

Q. Who can go for Auschwitz tours for free?

A. Children below the age of 5 can enjoy Auschwitz tours for free.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for Auschwitz tours?

A. Depending upon the experience selected, visitors can get a full refund on their Auschwitz tours ticket if they cancel 48 hours or 24 hours prior to the tour.

Q. Can I buy Auschwitz tours on the day?

A. You can buy the tickets to Auschwitz tours on the day but the tickets are subject to availability and you would have to stand in the long queues during peak times. Furthermore, online ticket holders are prioritized at the venue over on-the-spot ticket buyers. If you opt to purchase the Auschwitz tickets offline, you would be missing out on discounts and offers as well.

Q. Do I need to print my tickets to the Auschwitz tour?

A. No, you do not need to print the tickets for Auschwitz tour. You can download it on your mobile to get the unique barcode of the ticket scanned to gain entry.

Q. How long does the Auschwitz tour last?

A. An Auschwitz tour can last anywhere between 7 to 11 hours, depending on the experience that you have selected.

Q. Do I need an ID for the Auschwitz tour?

A. Yes, you will need to bring a valid photo ID along with the Auschwitz tickets to enter. Any official ID with a clear photograph of the visitor will work.

Q. Can I pre-book a slot for the Auschwitz tour experience?

A. Yes, you have the option of pre-booking slots for the Auschwitz tours if you buy your Auschwitz tickets online.

Q. Can you go to Auschwitz with a guide?

A. Yes, you can take guided Auschwitz tours to learn more about its history and significance.

Q. What is the best time to go for the Auschwitz tour?

The best time to go for the Auschwitz tours is on the weekdays as there are fewer tourists present.