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Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour Pickup & Lunch Option

Activity provider: KrakowTouring.com

Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour Pickup & Lunch Option

Activity provider: KrakowTouring.com
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See the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp with a guide certified by the museum. Spend a day at the museum to learn about the fate of many of the victims of the Holocaust.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 - 7.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish
Pickup optional
Please wait outside the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Ponder the past as you walk through the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate
  • Travel by bus to the largest camp used by the Nazis during the Holocaust
  • Go to the original barracks and see where the prisoners were once held
  • Listen as a local guide tells you about the events that took place at the camp
  • Pause for a break with a yummy boxed lunch with meat and veggie options
Full description

Step into history with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Learn about the tragic history of the largest Holocaust concentration camp from your guide. Travel by climate-controlled bus from Krakow, and take a break with a nice boxed lunch during your tour. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Krakow and board a comfortable bus for the 1.5-hour trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex, a historic site that serves as an important Holocaust memorial. 

Explore the museum in the outskirts of Oświęcim, approximately 60 kilometers west of Krakow. Upon arrival, meet a local guide who will show you around the site and tell you about its inhuman history.

Stop for a break where you can refuel with a tasty box lunch before continuing your tour. 

Find out how Auschwitz-Birkenau has become both a symbol of human suffering and a witness to physical and emotional exhaustion. Hear about how it became the final resting place of millions of people, mostly Jews, that were sentenced to death in hideous gas chambers. 

Walk through the gate marked "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work frees) to enter Auschwitz 1, where your guide will show you around the preserved area and introduce the history of the place.

Spend approximately an hour in Birkenau, where the mass killings as part of the Nazi "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" took place. After the visit, you can reflect on the experience during the ride back to Krakow. 

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off (depending on the option selected)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Entry ticket to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Lunchbox (depending on the option selected)
  • Restrooms
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 163 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Very good service - would have been excellent, but the hotel pickup wasn’t possible last minute owing to timing restrictions imposed at Auschwitz. We were texted all through this and guided to a central pick up point which was only 10 mins walk from the hotel, so not too bad. Packed lunch was very good and worth having. Our guide made sure we were at the right place and right time - essential for this tour where there are so many visitors. Coach modern and comfortable

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November 30, 2022

Really well organised from pick up at hotel to drop off after the trip. We ordered a lunch but it wasn’t necessary, and was a bit of a burden to carry around Auschwitz. What they don’t make clear is the your minibus group will join other groups, we were a mini bus of six and the group at Auschwitz was about 25. It wasn’t a problem as the audio equipment worked really well. The guide at Auschwitz was really well informed, educated and passionate and the spaces between groups worked well. It is really important to do both Auschwitz and Birkenau otherwise you will not appreciate the contrast and scale of the atrocity. Altogether a well organised and respectful trip. I would certainly recommend this company.

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November 22, 2022

Very good excursion and guide, the one-way transfer went well with stops at each hotel (or nearby) for each participant, except on the way back where everyone was invited to go down to the city center, with in my case more than 15min walk to get to the hotel. Too bad there was no return to the starting point. Otherwise everything went well and I recommend the excursion.

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November 16, 2022

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