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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Trip from Krakow Old Town provided by Cracow Local Tours

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Trip from Krakow Old Town

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Get the most out of your visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum with this tour. Save valuable vacation time by booking your tour in advance, and skipping the often-long entry lines. Explore the site's significant buildings with a guide by your side, ready to answer any questions about the camp's complex. Round-trip transport from Old Town Krakow as well as a boxed lunch are included.
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    Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Due to the length of this trip or the tour option, the duration may vary. Getting to the Museum from Krakow takes about an hour and a half. The visit takes place in groups of 30 people. After a short break before entering the museum, the visit in Auschwitz I takes about two hours and after a second 15-minute break, another hour in Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
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  • Round-trip transport from Krakow (including from your hotel) makes getting to Auschwitz simple
  • Museum tour lets you gain a deeper understanding of the site's history
  • Prebooked tour lets you skip the often-long entry lines
  • Headsets make sure you can hear your guide clearly
What to Expect
Get picked up from your hotel or make your way to Old Town Krakow to meet your guide and group. Climb into an air-conditioned minivan for the ride over to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Provided transportation means you can easily access this UNESCO World Heritage Site without renting a car or puzzling out public transportation. Once you arrive, proceed directly inside and skip the often-long entry lines, since you have prebooked a tour. You are equipped with a headset to hear your museum guide clearly as you explore the main camp, Auschwitz I, and Birkenau, where many lives were taken. In Auschwitz II-Birkenau, listen to informative commentary while stopping at the site's most significant buildings, such as the crematoria, the gas chamber, the unloading ramp, and the barracks. Upon the completion of this Auschwitz-Birkenau tour, return to Krakow for drop-off back in Old Town.
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Departure Point
Rynek Główny 30, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Plac Bohaterów Getta 13, 30-527 Kraków, Poland Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Pawia 4, 31-154 Kraków, Poland Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Więźniów Oświęcimia 20, 32-603 Oświęcim, Poland ibis budget Krakow Stare Miasto, Pawia 11, 31-154 Kraków, Poland PURO Kraków Kazimierz, Halicka 14A, 31-036 Kraków, Poland Hotel Galaxy, Gęsia 22A, 31-535 Kraków, Poland Hotel Indigo Krakow - Old Town, Świętego Filipa 18, 31-150 Kraków, Poland DoubleTree by Hilton Krakow Hotel & Convention Center, Dąbska 5, 31-572 Kraków, Poland Novotel Kraków City West, Armii Krajowej 11, 30-150 Kraków, Poland Hotel Petrus, Jana Pietrusinskiego 12, 30-321 Kraków, Poland Camping Smok, Kamedulska 18, 30-252 Kraków, Poland Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland Sheraton Grand Krakow, 7 Powisle Street, 31-101 Kraków, Poland Ostoya Palace Hotel, Józefa Piłsudskiego 24, 31-109 Kraków, Poland Apartamenty Galeria, Długa 55, 31-147 Kraków, Poland City Lights Apartments, Lubicz 17a/59, 31-503 Kraków, Poland PURO Hotel Kraków Stare Miasto, Ogrodowa 10, 31-155 Kraków, Poland Vienna House Easy Cracow, Przy Rondzie 2, 31-547 Kraków, Poland Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport, Kapitana Mieczysława Medweckiego 3, 32-083 Balice, Poland Best Western Hotel Galicya, Rzemieślnicza 4, 30-403 Kraków, Poland Niebieski Art Hotel & Spa, Flisacka 3, 30-114 Kraków, Poland Park Inn by Radisson Krakow, Monte Cassino 2, 30-337 Kraków, Poland Sympozjum Hotel, Kobierzyńska 47, 30-363 Kraków, Poland Hotel Alexander, Garbarska 18, 31-131 Kraków, Poland Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland
6–7 hours
Return Details
Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Wielopole, Kraków, Poland Pawia, Kraków, Poland
  • Door to door service with limitations in the option Door to Door by Private Car
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Guided tour with headsets
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel Pick-up (selected hotels) & 6 Meeting Points in Group Tour Option
  • 3 Drop-off Points to choose from in central Krakow
  • Professional guide, museum employee
  • Each tour option includes a choice of drinks. Guests can note their choice in the special requirements field. If not they will receive still water by default (Bottled water (returnable bottle)
  • WiFi on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch box (classic or vegan) - excluded only in "guided tour without transfer" option
  • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Hotel drop-off not offered in the Group Tour option
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A considerate amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Bags and backpacks larger than 30x20x10 cm are not allowed on the museum grounds. You may store luggage in the vehicles free of charge.
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Please, provide exact name and surname from your passports/documents (we need this to reserve your tickets in the museum)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for children under 14 years of age
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Debbie wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Our coach guide Jack was brilliant & very knowledgeable, it was a shame that he did not show us around, as our guide at Auschwitz and Birkenau, Yvonne, was awful. She was ok in Auschwitz but at Birkenau she rushed us through, we missed several buildings that other tours were
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Date of experience: March 2020
lancsla55 wrote a review Mar 2020
Preston, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Something I have always wanted to see. Very sad and moving. Our guide was very informative. Would certainly advise people to go. The atrocities should never be forgotten
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Date of experience: March 2020
Mark C wrote a review Mar 2020
Gloucester, United Kingdom5 contributions
A very well organised historical site. The guide was excellent and the place itself is very well preserved but the downside of that is some of the rooms and buildings are closed for maintenance. This didn't affect the visit though as there is so much to see. Make sure you have a
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Date of experience: March 2020
RoboBBB wrote a review Mar 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
Told pick up would be after 7 but email would confirm the evening before. Were told 6:05am but to be there 10 mins before. Collected at 6:15. All went very smoothly from there. Friendly, excellent driver. Comfortable bus. Good lunch. Good guide for the tours of both Auschwitz 1
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Date of experience: March 2020
Keith B wrote a review Mar 2020
Verwood, United Kingdom72 contributions21 helpful votes
The tour wasn’t as good as I expected. Having done other concentration camp tours in the past, this one didn’t hit the mark. The guide kept repeating herself, plus many of the buildings were not accessible due to Corona Virus, which isn’t the fault of the guide. The journey from
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6–7 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Italian
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