Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour & Hotel Pickup

Duration: 7h
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Pickup from your Hotel

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Guided Tour Itinerary

Pickup from Selected Hotel
The driver will pick you up from your hotel. Please be ready 15 minutes before the departure time.
Transfer to Auschwitz Museum (90 min)
Travel with our professional English-speaking drivers to Oświęcim which is located ~70km from Kraków. After approximately 1.5 hours, you will reach the Museum, where our local guide will be waiting for you.
Tour of Museum Grounds Auschwitz I
Enter the museum with an official tour guide, who will share the heartbreaking story in the English language
Transfer to Auschwitz II Birkenau Museum (10min)
After visiting the Auschwitz memorial camp you will be taken to Birkenau with the same bus that you arrived with.
Auschwitz II Birkenau Memorial Tour
Continuation of your tour in Birkenau camp. It's the place where the greatest murder the world has ever seen took place. Over a million people died here of nazi crimes.
Back to Cracow (120 min)
You can be dropped off near the place of the pickup or the Main Market Square (City Centre). Enjoy Cracow City!

Tour Details

Our tours offer more than history—they offer understanding. Discover the untold stories of World War II, the Holocaust, and the chilling reality of Nazi Concentration camps before 1945.About Auschwitz-Birkenau

Come with us on an unparalleled journey, guided by local experts who will reveal the secrets of this haunting past. Explore authentic sites such as crematories, gas chambers, and barracks, where you'll witness firsthand the echoes of history.

Led by knowledgeable guides, you'll traverse Auschwitz I and II-Birkenau camps, uncovering stories of courage and tragedy with every step. Feel the weight of history as you touch artifacts of survival, from personal belongings to poignant photographs.

Every year, millions of tourists flock to Poland to visit the Auschwitz state museum. Walk through the iconic gate bearing the chilling inscription: “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work sets you free), a poignant reminder of the enduring scars left by history.

About Auschwitz-Birkenau

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp became the grim destination for prisoners from across Europe, mainly Jews, during World War II.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum was established in 1947 after WWII after Red Army liberated the camp in Oswiecim. Numbers are shocking over 1 million people died in nazi german concentration camp in occupied Poland; 960 00 Jews where among them (438 000 were Hungarian nationality, 300 000 were Poles, 70 000 from France […])

This site stands as a chilling symbol of the consequences of extreme nationalism. Prisoners lived in horrible conditions with 700 kcal per day, forced to work over their strength. You will witness real places and barracks where they lived and the remains of the railway ramp.

Auschwitz has earned its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, alongside the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour for more details.

Museum Regulations

  • Please, wear comfortable shoes - the tour requires a lot of walking, and also take an umbrella or a raincoat so you’re prepared in case of rain (the majority of the tour will take part outside)
  • Please bear in mind that there are hundreds of tourists visiting the Museum every day and keeping your own pace of sightseeing is not possible. We provide you with a documentary on the way, you will learn and prepare yourself for sightseeing
  • You will be asked to leave your bigger belongings in a car (don’t worry, they will be locked and supervised by our driver).  The allowed dimensions of a bag you can take with you are 30x20x10 (A4 size)
  • You will get a headset to hear the guide clearly throughout the whole tour
  • Eating and smoking, as well as acting in a loud manner are forbidden at the site
  • Taking photos in the buildings with the use of flash is forbidden. You are allowed to take photos only in selected parts of the Museum. 

Terms & Conditions

  • Free cancellation until 24h before the pickup hour
  • Minor delays (circa 30 minutes) are possible due to traffic conditions.

Faq

How far is Auschwitz from Krakow?

It is 66 km distant from Krakow which means that it takes about 1 h 30 min to get there by car. It is a separate town with no administrative relevance to Krakow, which is why the tour takes that much time. 

I am using a wheelchair, can I visit Auschwitz?

Yes, you can visit Auschwitz with an assisting person. Bearing in mind that the wheelchair should be capable of folding so it would fit into a minibus. However, some sites in Auschwitz are available only through steps so you may not be able to see some of them. Sightseeing in a wheelchair is difficult due to the historical aspect of the buildings (no driveways, large steps, and stairs, pebbly ground).

What luggage size can I take to Auschwitz?

The dimensions are 30x20x10 and you will not be able to enter with any luggage that exceeds those. These are strictly followed and controlled. You can leave your bigger luggage in the car, it will be locked and supervised by the driver.