From Krakow: Self-Guided Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau

From Krakow: Self-Guided Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau

From $7.59 per person

Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau to visit one of the most significant places in the world history. See the original artifacts and places in the camp, and learn more about the history of war and holocaust.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6.5 - 7.5 hours
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Driver
English, Polish
Optional audio guide
English
Pickup optional
Your hotel or accommodation in Krakow.
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
3.5 - 4.5 hours
  • Krakow

  • 1.5 hours
  • Break

  • Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

  • Break

  • 1.5 hours
  • Krakow

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau museum
  • Explore the building and the surroundings of the camp
  • See poignant sites and personal artifacts of those who experienced the terror of Nazi occupation
  • Take your time to visit at your own pace and dedicate more time for the things that you find interesting
Full description
Start your tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned van for approximately 1.5 hours. After the arrival, have a short break. Then, collect your tickets to the museum from the driver who will provide all the necessary details, such as the total length of the tour and the time and place of the meeting after the tour.  First, dedicate yourself to a 2-hour visit to Auschwitz I. Take the route through the permanent exhibition placed in former prisoners' barracks. See the original artifacts that belonged to the former prisoners. Learn more about the history of the camp thanks to the informative explanations provided for the exhibits.  After visiting Auschwitz I, move to the next part of the camp at Birkenau. Visit the second part of the camp for about 1 hour. See the remnants of the numerous barracks, the crematoriums, as well as the unloading ramp. After visiting Birkenau, meet with the driver in the appointed place and for your return trip to Krakow.
Includes
  • Entry to Auschwitz I and Auschwitz-Birkenau II
  • Roundtrip transportation between Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Guidebook
  • Live guided commentary (unless option selected)
  • Informational guidebook
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
  • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • Please bring your ID or passport with you
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • The maximum size of bags and backpacks permitted in the museum is 30 cm x 20 cm x 10 cm so if you have bigger luggage you can leave it on the bus
  • You cannot get there in your own car so the departure is only from Krakow
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2571 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.3/5
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We were one of two couples in a mini bus. Plenty of room and a good driver (ish). We were taken to get out tickets then transported to Auschwitz II where we were the only people there. It added to the poignancy. We were then transported back to Auschwitz I where it didn't go so well. We booked an "unguided" trip and yet we were herded around like sheep because of some excuse about the Coronavirus (it made no sense and nobody could explain why). Thus, much of the emotion was removed and were simply pulled from place to place, without time to spent reading the personal accounts (which is our thing). It made the second part quite disappointing. On the way home the driver was distracted several time by text messages on his phone which he then replied to and by 2 phone calls. This made the journey home quite stressful.

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March 7, 2020

Only the most wonderful impression. We met at the indicated place, 10 minutes before departure we were placed on the bus. We left at a clearly indicated time. The road was comfortable. Booklets were handed out in front of the entrance to Auschwitz 2- Birkenau (it would be better if they were handed out at the beginning of the trip). We spent almost 3 hours in Auschwitz 2- Birkenau, then we went to Auschwitz 1. We were handed out tickets at the entrance. Everything was organized at the highest level. Thank you so much for a comfortable tour. Highly recommend!

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March 2, 2020

Wear sensible footwear as the ground is uneven and it was very wet and muddy when we were there. Take a pack lunch and drinks to save time as the food is poor quality and expensive in the cafe. Take 2 zly coins for the toilets. An enjoyable well organised day.

March 1, 2020

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