Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum Guided Tour from Krakow
Whole event takes around 7 hours. You will be picked up directly from your accommodation place in between 08:00am and 10:00am (pick up time will be confirmed). Meeting will took place either at the front-desk of a hotel or outside near an entry to apartments. Just after collecting all participants you will reach Auschwitz in about 1 hour. English guided tour in Auschwitz and Birkenau Museum is provided by a licensed museum guide. (Headphones are included) Visiting the camps takes around 3,5 hours and consists of sightseeing of two Nazi camps & Auschwitz and Birkenau. After tour you will be taken back to Krakow. Either to your accommodation place or any other destination within the city.
- Guided tour in Auschwitz-Birkenau in English
- Price included services of the Museum local guide, rental cost of headphones
- Documentary movie subject to availability
- Wifi access
- Pick up from hotel between 7:30 - 9:30 to be confirmed
- Transportation between both camps
- Meeting at your hotel, apartment etc.
- Transport to and from (eg. to Auschwitz and return)
- Comfortable A/C minivan transportation with licensed driver
- High quality, friendly and helpful English-speaking drivers
- Total cost of transport, fuel, parking cost
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please note, that the maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the Auschwitz Museum & Memorial can not exceed dimensions: 30x20x10cm
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Two days before tour we will send you exact pick up time from your location
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
The pickup was good and timely, the tours of Auschwitz-Birkenau were quite rushed and packed with other groups, but informative and very interesting. Really needed more time to take pictures, explore the sites, and visit the shops, but we were much too rushed through. Also, the guide once at Birkenau, did not use the headphones, so it was much more difficult to hear him. Was great to have the small lunch (at additional cost) that our guide got for us during the tour, but only had ten minutes with which to eat it and use the restrooms, etc. We were back at our hotel by around 3:30, so seemed like more time could be added and would make this much more enjoyable.
We were picked up at a central location in Krakow for our tour. We were told to report to bus #22, but there were no markings on the bus and the bus driver did not speak to us. We weren't sure that we were heading to the correct place until we reached Auschwitz. There, we were met by a company rep and walked from the parking lot to the camp where we met our guide. We were given headsets so we could hear her, which was helpful. She essentially walked us through the process that the prisoners that were sent to this camp went through. After touring Auschwitz I, we loaded up the minivan and were driven to Birkenau (Auschwitz 2) which was about 3 km away. When we arrived, we walked another 3 km in order to see all of the parts of the camp. It was an emotionally difficult day, but it is important to understand what went on in these camps so that it does not happen again. Seeing the evidence of these murders and walking through the gas chamber was heart rending.