Auschwitz Birkenau Tour with Hotel Pick-Up and Lunchbox

Duration details - 2,5h Auschwitz Tour + 1,5h Birkenau Tour + 3h Return Transport
Pick-up times - 7 AM or 10:00 AM - please check availability for each day by clicking on "Select Date"
en
Hotel Pick-Up (from city center hotels only)
mobile voucher

Why Choose Us?

  • Easy booking and instant confirmation
  • Transport from Krakow by comfortable air-conditioned minibus
  • Expert Auschwitz Birkenau tour guide for a whole day
  • City Center Hotel Pick-Up
  • All Entrance fees included
  • Lunchbox for each passenger

Available Pickup points

 

  • Hotels located in the city center
  • Common meeting point - Kiss & ride Parking - Floriana Straszewskiego 14 (In front of Maltanski Hotel)
  • Attention! Be aware that some hotels located in the city center cannot be reached by a larger bus due to the entry regulations. In this case, you will need to go to the nearest meeting point, which will be indicated to you by our staff.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour Itinerary

Pickup from selected bus stops
While booking the tour you will have a chance to choose your pickup point (hotel located in center Krakow or meeting point). Please be at the chosen pick-up point 10 minutes before the departure time.
Transfer to Auschwitz by an air-conditioned minibus (~1,5h)
Travel with our professional English-speaking driver to Oświęcim which is located ~70km from Kraków. After approximately 1.5 hours, you will reach the Museum, where our guide will be waiting for you.
Auschwitz I Tour
The official Auschwitz tour guide will share the heartbreaking story in the English language. Auschwitz I was a concentration camp, used by the Nazis to punish and exterminate political and other opponents of their regime.
Transfer to Auschwitz II Birkenau (10min)
After visiting Auschwitz camp you will get a lunchbox (sandwich, cake, fruit, water) and proceed to Birkenau camp, with the same bus that you arrived with.
Auschwitz II Birkenau Tour
Continuation of your tour in Birkenau camp. Birkenau is where the greatest murder the world has ever seen took place. Over a million people died here.
Return to Krakow from Birkenau camp (~2h)
You can be dropped off near the place of the pickup or the Main Market Square. Enjoy Krakow City!

About Auschwitz Tour

Do you want to get to know the true story about World War II, Holocaust, and Nazi Concentration camps?

The only way to do so is the Auschwitz Tour.

Auschwitz Tour reveals one of the most (in)famous periods of humankind's history. You will see authentic crematories, gas chambers, and barracks. Every year millions of tourists visit Auschwitz and walk through the gate with an inscription: “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work sets you free). 

The tour is a great way to learn about the history of this tragic place. Your guide will take you through the Auschwitz I and II-Birkenau concentration camps, explaining the significance of each site along the way. You'll also have the opportunity to see firsthand some of the artifacts that remain from the Holocaust, including personal belongings of prisoners and photos of those who perished.

You will see:

  • Memorable Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Auschwitz Tour with the professional tour guide in a group tour of up to 30 people

  • Original wooden buidings, documents, gas chambers, crematorium, pictures, personal belongings, and more
  • Lots of walking with only a short break (10 minutes), as this tour is very intense

Auschwitz-Birkenau camp details:

Prisoners from all over the Europe (mostly Jews) were transported to Auschwitz.

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

It is said that this place is a symbol of what nationalism can lead to. Prisoners lived in horrible conditions with 700 kcal per day, forced to work over their strength. You will witness real places and barracks were they lived in. 

Auschwitz has been put on the UNESCO World Heritage List as well as Wieliczka Salt Mine - check out the Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour for more information.

Museum regulations

  • Please, wear comfortable shoes - the Auschwitz Tour requires a lot of walking. Also take an umbrella or a raincoat with you in order to be prepared in case of rain (the majority of the tour will take place 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.
  • 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 Auschwitz 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 up to 24 hours before the start of the tour
  • Please arrive at the designated pick-up point minimum 5 minutes before the departure time
  • Minor delays (circa 20 minutes) are possible due to traffic conditions           
  • Pick-up time of the tour can change due to a low availability of the Museum. Your chosen start time may not be final! In such case we will inform You about it at least one day before the tour however money refund is not possible.        

Faq

Is there an option to pick me up from a place which is not on the list?

Unfortunately, we have a limited number of pick up points which are mentioned while booking.

How long do Auschwitz tours last?

The guided Auschwitz tour lasts about 3,5h and one-way transfer from Krakow to Auschwitz takes about 1h 30min (+ pickup time) so the whole tour takes about 7 - 7,5 hours.

I am using a wheelchair, can I participate in Auschwitz Tour?

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 vehicle (please contact us beforehand if you have any difficulties with moving). 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 cm 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 our minibus, it will be locked and supervised by the driver.

I am interested in WWII history - what others tours can I take to enlarge my knowledge about this subject?

The History of World War II in Krakow is such an interesting and tragic subject, no wonder why you want to learn more about it. We highly recommend taking Schindler's Museum Guided Tour - it will not only teach you about the story of Oscar Schindler but also the conditions of living in Krakow through the wartime. 

Another place where you can learn more about War and particularly Krakow Ghetto is the Eagle Pharmacy. You will discover the story of Tadeusz Pankiewicz, a pharmacist that volunteered to be locked inside Krakow Ghetto in order to help Jewish people survive in the ghetto. The Eagle Pharmacy is included in a list of museums allowed to visit for free with our Krakow City Pass.