Auschwitz Birkenau Guided Tour - Memorial and Museum

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  • Use the promo code "A15" for 15% off (to be applied for tours between 21th and 25th November)
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  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Expert Auschwitz Birkenau guide
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Entrance fees
  • Pickup from selected hotels

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About

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

The only way to do so is the Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum Tour.

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

You will see:

  • Memorable Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Original wooden barracks, documents, gas chambers, pictures, personal belongings and more
  • Documentary screening on the way to the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum 

Auschwitz Birkenau 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. 

You can learn so much more about Auschwitz History by reading our blog posts: 30 Shocking Auschwitz facts that you should know and Auschwitz Photos - Pictures of History.

Auschwitz Tour Itinerary

Pickup from selected hotels

While booking the tour you will have a chance to choose your pickup point. The list of hotels is limited so if you cannot find your accommodation, please pick Discover Cracow Plac Szczepanski 8
Transport by an air-conditioned minibus
Professional drivers and executive cars
Screening of a Documentary on the way

Watching the documentary will help you feel more prepared to experience Auschwitz tour
Auschwitz Tour
Official Auschwitz guide will share the heartbreaking story in your language. Entrance fees are already paid so you don’t have to worry about anything.
Drop off 

You can be dropped off near the place of the pickup or the Main Market Square

Museum regulations

  • Please, wear comfortable shoes - the 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. As a preparation before sightseeing we provide you with a documentary on the way
  • 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

  • If you cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the activity you will get a full refund 
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the activity or you do not show up for the tour - no refund is due
  • Groups of 15 people and more are obliged to cancel the booking at least two days prior the tour to get a full refund
  • To receive a discount the participant is required to show a valid ID confirming the age of the participant (students are required to have a valid Student ID)
  • 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
  • Pickup from hotels located in Old Town or Kazimierz might include about 5 minute walk to the bus                        
  • A customer is kindly requested to contact us at least 24h before the beginning of the tour to confirm pick-up time and place of departure
  • In case of any issues, you can always ask our Tour Leader for help or call our Support Center (the number will be on the sticker that you get before the tour)
  • The lunch is not provided during the Auschwitz tour, so we highly recommend taking a lunchbox with you

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. If you can’t find your hotel, please pick Discover Cracow Plac Szczepański 8 which is our visitor's center located in the Main Market.

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 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 our minibus, it will be locked and supervised by the driver.

What is the difference between Regular and Small Group Auschwitz tour?

The main difference between those two Auschwitz Tours is the number of participants - The regular group is up to 30 persons and the Auschwitz Small Group Tour ha up to 22 participants which gives you more personalized guide's attention. Also, the Small group Auschwitz Tour offers entering the Museum earlier avoiding crowds and a snack box is included in the price. The itinerary is the same for both tours.

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 Ticket is also available on our website.