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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Trip from Krakow

  • Auschwitz-Birkenau tour from Krakow
  • Watch a film about the history of the Nazi concentration camps during WWII
  • Visit the sites of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Trip from Krakow
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Trip from Krakow
Learn about the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on this 6-hour tour from Krakow. Take in the history and horror of this UNESCO-listed site, where approximately 1.1 million people died during World War II. The tour includes a documentary film about the Nazi camps and visits to Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II–Birkenau, the two separate camps on site.
What to Expect

Your driver will collect you from your Krakow hotel between 8am and 9am. It's generally about a 90-minute drive to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

You'll start at Auschwitz I, the first camp to be built on the site, where you'll join an English-language tour provided by the museum. Begin by watching a documentary movie about the history of Nazi concentration camps in German-occupied Poland before exploring the site with your guide. Many of the original buildings here have been converted into powerful and moving museums.

Next, stay with your group for the transfer to Auschwitz II-Birkenau, about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) away, where around a million people were killed, more than 90% of them Jews. Much of the camp was demolished, but you'll see the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria where so many went to their deaths. You'll spend about an hour here with the same guide before returning to the main gate.

Here you'll rejoin your driver and board your van for the transfer back to Krakow. You should be back at your hotel between 3:30pm and 4:30pm. Please note that bad traffic can create delays.

Reviews (117)
1 - 5 of 69 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Sobering but essential tour. Well run and organised tour.

I used Krakow Shuttle - Tours for both Airport - Hotel transfer and this tour. In every case, the drivers and guides were on time, reliable and efficient. The tour to Auschwitz and Birkenau was sobering but interesting and informative. The day we visited the...More

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 2 days ago
Perfect in every way.

We used this company for three trips: airport pick up. Auschwitz. and Saltmines all on separate days, Staff were courteous, professional, freindly and helpful. Communication via text concerning pick up times was excellent and the mini bus was very clean and comfortable. An excellent company...More

Thank Seaboughan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Not to be missed

I booked online and included the optional lunch in my booking. As promised I received a text the night before departure saying when we would be picked up from our hotel. On the dot of the time prescribed our driver arrived and after a short...More

Thank cltboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great trip

I went with Krakow shuttle tours who were bang on time. Good information video en route to camp. Guide was very good, extremely knowledgeable and excellent tone given the subject material. My only gripe is the bus that picked us up, and it looked a...More

Thank philrogan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Poignant & Powerful Tour - Would recommend

It feels strange recommending something so distressing and horrific but I really would recommend visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau and this company were fantastic. We were texted the night before our planned trip confirming time and location of collection. The mini bus arrived on time and took us...More

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25 September 2018|
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Response from Cornelia N | Reviewed this property |
they will pick you up from where ever you wish. you give them your location when you make your booking and they will send you an email in relation to the exact time that you will be picked up. they will request from you to... More
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4 September 2018|
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Response from kimmiglasgow | Reviewed this property |
i wouldnt advise taking children i have been twice, first time my brain struggled to cope with the emotions and the 2nd i just couldnt go into some of the rooms Give it a pass until they are older and able to cope and... More