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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. You will be picked up from the city centre and take you by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Oświęcim. Explore the two camps with a professional guide who will carefully, and sensitively explain everything that you can see, including the barracks and poignant museum exhibits at Auschwitz I, as well as the gas chambers, watchtowers and memorials in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. You will learn about the history of the Holocaust and the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, as well as hear individual stories of some of the camp's prisoners.

After purchasing the service you will receive a link for DIY Krakow audio guide in English as a complimentary gift.
You'll start at
plac Szczepański 8
plac Szczepański 8, 33-332 Kraków, PolandPickup from 8 Szczepanski Square in Krakow city center. Please reconfirm with the local service provider your exact pickup time no later than 24 hours before the tour. Dates: Daily Return point: Krakow city centre
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  • 1
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Explore the exhibits and memorials at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • Hear a guide give historical facts clearly with a provided headset
  • No need to rent a car to get to the museum—round-trip transport is included
  • Get a free Krakow city audio tour to use independently when booking
What to Expect
For this guided tour of Auschwitz, be picked up at a centrally located Krakow Location. On the journey to Oswiecim, watch a documentary film about the Holocaust. Once you arrive at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, your guide takes you through the grounds of Auschwitz I. See the original roads, watchtowers, and railway ramps before going into exhibits and learning even more about the struggle of former prisoners. Afterward, follow your guide to Birkenau (Auschwitz II), and see some of the original fences, crematoriums, and gas chambers. Your tour ends with a drive back to Krakow, where you’re be dropped off in the city’s center.
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Important Information
Departure Point
plac Szczepański 8, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
Departure Time
EN 12-1pm
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

EN 5-6am
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 06:00 AM

ESP 11-12pm
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

EN 10-11am
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

EN 1-2pm
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:01:00 AM - 02:00 AM

EN 8-9am
8/27/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

EN 6-7am
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

EN 2-3pm
8/27/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:02:00 AM - 03:00 AM

EN 7-8am
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

EN 11-12am
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ESP 10-11am
4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

EN 9-10am
8/27/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Pick up and drop off to the city centre
  • Krakow City DIY audioguide (available after the booking) - in English
  • Entry/Admission - DiscoverCracow
  • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation and the free DIY Krakow City audioguide will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 14 and under
  • 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
  • Discounted senior tickets in our products are valid only European Union’s citizens
  • In order to get Youth discount - you have to have valid student ID
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Two of us went under our own steam to Auschwitz. I booked the tickets for a guided tour online and got the bus from Krakow station to Auchwitz. It's a bit chaotic when you arrive because it really is busy; you need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your tour in order to work
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The driver was not friendly or helpful, the staff in general did not care about the group. The tour itself was rushed, many parts of the site skipped and overlooked. Such a shame. This is a place of great historic importance where millions lost their lives and it's a dishonour
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Response from Sherpa51996735145, Sales manager at Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Zzh9, We understand importance of Auschwitz visit, therefore we are really sorry that you had such experience. Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is really busy due to amount of people that wants to visit it daily - the guides have a strict time they can guide the group through the Camp to make sure the other visitor will be able to access museum on time. Our recomendation goes to book the tour for as early as possible - morning hours are the best bet you will have a little more time to contemplate. We also would like to look more througly on the case you have mentioned regarding the driver - could you send the details of your tour (time of your tour, day etc.) to our Customer Care Team? Thank you!
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This tour was very well done. From the guides at the museum to the talkative van driver it was all very professional and well put together. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the camps and his narration around Auschwitz 1 was particularly harrowing. It's hard to say
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Visited 5 years ago in the summer and one of the most emotional days of my life and very thought provoking and leant a lot from our guide and had time to take in all of the facts and awfulness and horror of the atrocities of both camps. I think it even changed my thoughts on
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Response from Sherpa51996735145, Sales Manager at Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Frankisken, Thank you for your feedback. We are really sorry that the tour as well as your experience was unsatisfactory. Each year the numbers of visitors of Museum of Auschwitz Birkenau is growing. That being said, the time you can spend at the museum is strictly supervised and the guides need to make sure they finish on time (so other groups can enter the museum). We are recomending to book Auschwitz as early as possible as the morning tours give a little more time to think and contemplate due to smaller crowds. Warm regards,
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As something my mother and I always wanted to see for ourselves this tour absolutely exceeded expectations. I think our guides name was Margaret or something similar but she was extremely knowledgable, engaging and sensitive. Would highly recommend this company, from pick up to
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  • Duration: 7h
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