Krakow to Auschwitz tour

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Hotel Transfers from Krakow Center

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7 hr.
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  • Immerse yourself in a historical experience with a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex.
  • Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up and drop-off services from central Krakow, with exclusive skip-the-line access to the camp.
  • Travel to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex aboard an AC minibus with an English-speaking driver, while your expert multilingual guide brings history to life.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust through a guided tour of the outdoor museum, exhibits, and the camp's harrowing past.
  • Choose from 6 language options for your guided tour, catering to your preferences and ensuring an informative experience.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Expert licensed English, Polish, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch or German-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transfers by an AC minivan or minibus
  • Audio equipment rental

Exclusions

  • Pick-up & drop-off from hotels located far from the center of Krakow
  • Tip: Don't miss the documentary on the visitor center. It is a brief introduction with real images of the camp and its prisoners, their way of life, and a summary of the history of the formation of the camp.
  • Facilities: WiFi & Cloakroom.
  • The tour is available in English, Polish, Italian, French, German, Dutch and Spanish.
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial’s visitor service. Hence, the pick-up time/duration of the tour is subject to change.
  • Note: As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details 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.
  • The maximum bag size allowed inside the museum is 30x20x10 cm.
  • All sightseeing within the camp can only be done in the company of a licensed guide.
  • Pick-up is possible 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 tour is not recommended for children under 13 years old. It is up to the parents or guardians to decide whether to let children attend or not.
  • Baby carriages and luggage larger than 30 x 20 x 10cm are not permitted inside the museum.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Fast Track Tickets

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3 hr. 30 min.
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  • Take a profound journey through history with an official guide at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, a powerful testament to the human spirit amidst tragedy.
  • This ticket has fast-track entry privileges and allows you to pass through the security line and start your tour as quickly as possible.
  • Join an authorized tour group, with up to 30 people, led by an expert Auschwitz-Birkenau guide, ensuring an informative and immersive experience.
  • 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 tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours, with 1.5-2 hours at Auschwitz and 1-1.5 hours at Birkenau, providing ample time to explore both locations thoroughly.

Inclusions

  • Fast-track entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Local host who will meet you close to Auschwitz I
  • Guided tour by an official Auschwitz-Birkenau guide
  • Headsets

Exclusions

  • Transfers
  • Parking fees
  • Tip: Engage with books, documentaries, and online resources to understand Auschwitz-Birkenau's history and significance for a more meaningful visit.
  • This tour is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Polish.
  • It is not recommended that children under 14 visit the memorial.
  • Note that last-minute tour timing changes may occasionally occur due to the nature of the venue. In rare cases, tours may be rescheduled to the following day, ensuring you still get the full experience.
  • The max size of backpacks or handbags brought into the museum shouldn't exceed dimensions: 30x20x10cm (roughly 12x8x4 inches) and 30kg.
  • Tour timings and pick-up times may change last minute due to venue requirements. In rare cases, tours might be rescheduled for the next day.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Transfers from Meeting Point & Optional Lunch

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7 hr. - 7 hr. 30 min.
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  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, located inside the Auschwitz concentration camp in Oświęcim, and enjoy seamless transfers from the meeting point.
  • With an expert guide, understand the consequences of World War II and the Holocaust, walk through the camp, and see the barracks where prisoners resided.
  • Unveil chilling details of the grueling lives that inmates here were forced to lead as you come across the various exhibits.
  • Your guide will also take you to the camp at Birkenau, to see the past living conditions of the prisoners, and the gas chambers where they were executed en masse.
  • Choose the preferred language for your tour guide from 7 available options. Upgrade to include lunch in your ticket.

Inclusions

  • 7-8 hour guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Expert guide available in 7 languages
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Lunch (optional)
  • AC vehicle transfers from Krakow with meeting point pickup
  • Entrance fees
  • Tip: Don't miss out on visiting the blocks in the camp that are open to the public as these contain important or interesting historical information panels in Polish and English.
  • The live tour guide is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch and Polish.
  • Note that last-minute tour timing changes may occasionally occur due to the nature of the venue. In rare cases, tours may be rescheduled to the following day, ensuring you still get the full experience.
    -Photography is allowed only in select parts of the Museum. Flash photography is forbidden.
  • Note: As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full names and contact details 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.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: From Krakow - Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

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11 hr.
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  • This experience offers a tour of two concentration camps and a historic mine with a live guide.
  • 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 in Auschwitz-Birkenau, a 2-part tour that begins at Auschwitz.
  • At the second camp of Birkenau, you'll see the original barracks and locations where prisoners were held. As you walk through the camp, your guide will tell facts and stories about the prisoners.
  • Visit 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.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Expert English-speaking guide for both sites
  • Pick-up from the hotel or from the meeting point
  • Private transport in AC vehicle from Krakow
  • Entry tickets to both sites
  • Audio equipment rental
  • Pick up from your hotel or meeting point
  • Travel to Auschwitz (approx 1h)
  • Visit to Auschwitz Museum 1.5hr
  • Visit to Birkenau Musuem 1hr
  • Lunch break 1hr
  • Travel to Wieliczka Salt Mine approx 1hr
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine tour 2.5hr
  • Travel back to Krakow approx 30min (time may vary depending on the drop-off point)
  • Pick-up is possible from the hotels located in the center of Kracow. 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 tour operator will provide the exact location and pickup time at least a day before your scheduled tour.

Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Tip: Pay attention to the camp's infrastructure and layout. Observe the barracks, watchtowers, fences, and other structures to get a sense of the scale and conditions of the camp.
  • Note that last-minute tour timing changes may occasionally occur due to the nature of the venue. In rare cases, tours may be rescheduled to the following day, ensuring you still get the full experience.
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial’s visitor service.
  • Note: As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants must 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.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

  • Tip: Keep an eye out for intricate statues, bas-reliefs, and even entire salt chapels, showcasing the miners' skill and craftsmanship.
  • Sightseeing in the salt mine takes place 135 m under the surface where the temperature is between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius. We recommend wearing appropriate clothes.
  • The maximum dimensions of a bag: Auschwitz-Birkenau – 30 x 20 x 10 cm, Wieliczka Salt Mine – 35 x 20 x 20 cm.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour with Lunch & Hotel Transfers from Krakow Center

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  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex on this guided tour with lunch and hotel pickup from Krakow Center included in your ticket.
  • 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 AC 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.
  • Your ticket also includes a lunch box, offering both vegetarian and meat options. You can inform the operator of your choice during the time of booking.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Entry to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Expert licensed guide (English, French, Spanish, Italian, or German)
  • Pick-up from the hotel or from the nearest possible pick-up point
  • Transfers by an AC minivan or minibus
  • Service of an experienced driver
  • Audio equipment rental
  • Food: Lunchbox with ham or Cheese Sandwich or Hummus Sandwich Fruits, Chocolate
  • Drinks: Water

Exclusions

  • Pick-up from the hotels located far from the center of Krakow
  • Tip: The weather in Auschwitz is very unpredictable. Winters are really cold (and days short) and the summers are quite hot. Be sure to dress weather appropriately.
  • Note that last-minute tour timing changes may occasionally occur due to the nature of the venue. In rare cases, tours may be rescheduled to the following day, ensuring you still get the full experience.
  • 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.
  • Make sure that you provide the tour operator with your hotel room number for the pick-up.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Auschwitz & Birkenau Guided Tour with Transfers & Optional Private Tour

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7 hr.
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  • Dive into a compelling journey through Auschwitz-Birkenau’s somber history, led by a licensed local guide.
  • The tour includes seamless roundtrip transfers from Krakow and professional assistance, ensuring an effortless experience.
  • Immerse in an engaging narrative through the provided headsets, bringing closer the chilling realities of Auschwitz I and Birkenau.
  • Choose to tour with a small group of 15 people or a regular group of 30 people, as per your preferences.
  • Appreciate the poignant outdoor exhibitions during well-timed breaks, adding depth to your understanding of WWII atrocities.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau
  • Round-trip transfers from and to Krakow by AC vehicle (van or mini-bus)
  • Entry to Auschwitz I & Auschwitz II Birkenau
  • Licensed, English-speaking local guide
  • Private or regular group tour (optional)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Professional assistance
  • Tip: Remember, this is not a photo-op location, but a place for reflection and remembrance.
  • Dress code: smart casual, to respect the place.
  • Facilities: Infant Seats
  • For hotels in Krakow that are located in traffic-restricted areas, your pick-up will be organized from the nearest possible point and you will be informed.
  • The hours you book are tentative and may change. The duration of transfers is also approximate. The exact pickup time will be confirmed a day before the tour (in the afternoon at the latest).
  • Be prepared to go through a security check (similar to the airport's) in order to enter Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.
  • Bring along a bottle of water and some snacks.
  • Eating and smoking, as well as acting in a loud manner are forbidden at the Museum.
  • The maximum bag size permitted is 30cm x 20cm x 10cm. You can leave your bags in the car which is locked during your visit.
  • It is recommended that visitors should be at least 13 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This experience is not wheelchair/stroller accessible.
  • The experience is not suitable for pets.
  • No public transportation nearby.
  • Infants must not sit on laps.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

The Auschwitz concentration camp, also known as Auschwitz-Birkenau, is an important historic landmark in Poland. Established during World War II as part of the Nazi regime’s Final Solution Policy, which sought for the genocide of Jewish people, the extermination camp, was the site for the murder of over 1.3 million people. Today, it stands as a symbol of the Holocaust. Keep reading to find all the information you need to plan a trip from Krakow to Auschwitz. 

Krakow to Auschwitz Birkenau tour in a nutshell

Things to know before going on a guided tour from Krakow to Auschwitz

  • Guided tours allow you to visit an attraction with an expert local guide available in multiple languages. You get in-depth information about the history of the place and interesting facts. You will, however, have to stick with your tour group for the majority of the trip. 
  • You can also get fast-track entry tickets to skip the lines.
  • The tickets will also provide you with round-trip transportation from Krakow to Auschwitz in an air-conditioned vehicle.

Which Krakow to Auschwitz tour is best for you?

Krkrakow to Auschwitz tour

If you are short on time

Go for: Fast-track entry tickets
Guide: Official Auschwitz-Birkenau guide

  • Get fast-track tickets to save time and get direct entry to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • You'll be accompanied by an official Auscwitz-Birkenau guide who will share historical insights, making your visit more enriching.

Recommended ticket:

Guided Tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau with Fast-Track Tickets

Krkrakow to Auschwitz tour

If you want to explore beyond

Go for: Combo tickets
Guide: Expert guide in English, Spanish, or Italian

  • Get the combo tickets, including the Auschwitz and Salt Mine tour, with a professional English, Spanish, or Italian-speaking guide. 
  • Enjoy free transfers to and from Krakow and an optional lunch for a hassle-free experience.

Recommended ticket:

Combo: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour from Krakow with Optional Lunch

Krkrakow to Auschwitz tour

If you're looking for a personalized experience

Go for: Small group guided tour tickets
Guide: English-speaking local guide

  • Go on a small group tour of 15 or fewer people to Auschwitz with a licensed guide if you want an intimate and personalized experience.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the concentration camps and enjoy comfortable roundtrip transfers from Krakow.

Recommended ticket:

Small Group Guided Tour of Auschwitz & Birkenau with Transfers from Krakow

Krkrakow to Auschwitz tour

If you're looking for hassle-free transfers

Go for: Guided tours with transfers
Guide: Expert guide in multiple languages

  • Get Auschwitz tours with free round-trip transfers and avoid the hassle of planning your travel to and from Auschwitz.
  • You will be accompanied by a professional driver and a guide in an AC vehicle to ensure you have the best experience.  

Recommended ticket:

Auschwitz Guided Tour with Transfers from Meeting Point & Optional Lunch

Guided Tour of Auschwitz with Hotel Transfers from Krakow Center

Guided Tour of Auschwitz with Lunch & Hotel Pick-Up from Krakow Center

Exploring Auschwitz

Auschwitz I
Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

What to expect at Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau tour?

Auschwitz, the infamous concentration camp complex is where the genocide of over 1.3 million people during WWII took place. On your tour, you will be able to explore the concentration camps, which continue to stand as a solemn reminder of one of the darkest periods in human history. Follow an expert guide through the various surviving parts inside Auschwitz camps, such as the barracks and the gas chambers, and learn in detail about the life in the camp, its history, and more. Additionally, you can view the post-war relics at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Please remember that a visit to Auschwitz can be a emotional experience because of its dark history and the atrocities that were committed at this site.

Plan your Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau tour

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Frequently asked questions about Krakow to Auschwitz tour

How can I book my Krakow to Auschwitz tour?

You can book your Krakow to Auschwitz tours online.

Do I need to bring my ID or passport with me for the Krakow to Auschwitz tour?

Yes, please carry a valid photo ID with your ticket voucher to gain swift entry to Auschwitz. Your passport works as a valid ID proof.

How long does the Krakow to Auschwitz tour take?

Depending on the tickets that you purchase, the Auschwitz to Krakow tours can take between 3.5 to 11 hours.

Are Krakow to Auschwitz Birkenau tours available in different languages?

Yes, Krakow to Auschwitz tours are available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.

How to get to Auschwitz from Krakow?

You can reach Auschwitz from Krakow via public transportation such as bus and train or via car. Find more information about how to get to Auschwitz here.

How far is Krakow from Auschwitz?

Krakow is approximately 71 km away from Auschwitz.

Which is the best Auschwitz tour from Krakow?

The best Auschwitz tour from Krakow depends on your preferences. You can book the fast-track entry guided tour if you are short on time, a guided combo tour if you want to explore beyond Auschwitz, or a small group guided tour if you want to have a personalized experience.