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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow

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Kraków, Poland
Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Visit UNESCO World Heritage–listed Auschwitz-Birkenau, a former Nazi concentration camp where more than a million European Jews and other prisoners were confined or killed during World War II. A professional guide sensitively portrays the horrors of the Holocaust as you tour the barracks, watchtowers, railway ramps, gas chambers and crematoriums at the two camps, located in Oświęcim. See poignant museum exhibits and witness moving memorials, where you hear narratives by former detainees and learn of Auschwitz’s liberation in 1945.
  • Full-day tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau from Krakow with a professional guide
  • Learn about the Nazi Holocaust and trace some of the stories of individual prisoners at the camp
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Auschwitz-Birkenau and its memorials
  • View the remains of barracks, watchtowers, gas chambers, and fences at the concentration camp

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour offers the flexibility of six daily departure times to choose from.
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Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Local guide
Pick up and drop off to the city centre
Food and drinks
Hotel pick up and drop off

Departure Point

Floriana Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland

Pickup from Straszewskiego 14 in Krakow city center. Please reconfirm with the local service provider your exact pickup time no later than 24 hours before the tour, otherwise, we will be expecting you at Straszewskiego 14 15 min before your chosen time interval.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation, will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 14 and under
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Breaks during the tour are no longer than 10 minutes
  • The service does not include a meal, so please bring a packed lunch
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please confirm your selected pick up place at least 24 hour before tour start. Otherwise, we will expect you on Straszewskiego 14 Street
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Cracow
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Try to go in good weather as it’s mostly outside and can be muddy." See review
  • "You are only allowed to take small bags around the sites so I had to leave my backpack in the coach, which worked out fine." See review
  • "Definitely worth taking a packed lunch to save time and money when at Auschwitz." See review

Reviews

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661 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-2
Great place to see, tour organisation was a shambles
Tessa_B
, Oct 2021
We joined the 10:30am departure from Krakow but the bus didn't arrive until later and we ended up leaving just after 11am. Arrived late to Auschwitz and were rushed into the Museum. Our tour guide was great! We didn't have any stops for food/lunch so definitely take food with you. The second part of the tour was very rushed as we had been running late so they had to get us back to the bus. The instructions for getting back to the bus were 'walk down there' which ended up being quite a long walk with no real idea if we were going in the right direction! There's lots of walking, especially around Birkenau so be prepared for that. Overall it's a must see museum but I wouldn't recommend using this tour provider unless their organisation improves.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Informative, Thoughtful and Moving
johannabrenner
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide in Auschwitz brought light to a very dark situation. She was clear and concise, while also being sympathetic.
star-3
Poorly organised
Rebecca_N
, Oct 2021
The tour was poorly organised. There was one woman trying to organise 65 people and she appeared frazzled and the process was slow with poor communication. We waited over an hour (approximately 1hr 15 min) from when we arrived at Auschwitz to when we actually went in. The guide who spoke was very informative and very knowledgeable. The bus driver was also great
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Worthwhile visit but logistical chaos
Katherine_C
, Oct 2021
The time at Auschwitz was very moving and I am glad I visited this place to pay tribute to lives lost and survivors who went through so much. However, the tour itself was very unorganized and the operator guide did not do a good job at communicating what we were to expect from the day. When meeting for the bus there were three different operators at the same stop with no signs to signify which tour was which, the one way to find your bus was by trying to jockey to the front of the groups of people to get your name checked off one of the several bus’ lists. There was no documentary to watch on the way, no information until we arrived - glad I downloaded a podcast. I recommend bringing a spare battery pack for phones as there is no where to charge on bus and very limited time to do so throughout the day. The tour’s operator never introduced herself, was hard to find & never said where she was going when she ran off somewhere. When we arrived at Auschwitz site there was logistical chaos. No one from operator or museum to direct people around or show where to queue up. Half of the group went in earlier for the tour while half of the group stayed back but the operator guide didn’t convey landmarks or times for meeting, how long we were to wait, where we could go, what we were allowed to do in the 45 min wait besides standing and milling about. The guide herself was from the museum and did a nice job repeating the facts multiple times so they stuck but I wish we heard more human stories rather than history book facts. The operator guide needs to have better communication, visual signs, more accurate itinerary with times, etc. I also wish they enforced mask wearing on the bus like they did in enclosed spaces - the bus was pretty full and people were coughing throughout the hour + drive. I recommend the operator should have additional people to staff such big groups, give participants timetables of what to expect for the day, carry noticeable signs for meetup points, tell us when it’s alright to stray away for a bathroom, food, or coffee break and how long the break would be — we didn’t have any of this in my experience yesterday. It was a long and somewhat frustrating day of mostly standing and waiting around and trying to find the guide and not being sure what to do when.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
The guided tour was...
Saskia_M
, Oct 2021
The guided tour was really intense. Everyone should do it at one point, because we can never forget what happened. It was really important for us and we are very glad we did this tour.
star-5
Auchwitch tour.
Andrew_C
, Oct 2021
The tour was very well run and the guide Thomas was excellent. I would highly recommend booking with viator.
star-5
Great Trip! In about 2...
Niklas_D
, Oct 2021
Great Trip! In about 2 1/2 hours we went to Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz 2(Birkenau), which is enough time to see everything and to take pictures from everything. I loved the guide, she seemed very experienced and excited about her job. She created a great atmosphere.
star-5
Perfect day!
Ioanna_T
, Oct 2021
This tour should be on every one's list when visiting Kraków. It was an amazing experience, we were left speechless for hours after the guidance was over. Greatly organised by the sraff. Thanks a lot!
star-5
Everyone Needs to Visit
Adam_M
, Sep 2021
The experience was phenomenal and everything I had hoped it would be. The guide was immensely knowledgeable and the grounds were impeccable.
star-5
Humbling, must not be allowed to be forgotten
andrea_d
, Sep 2021
It’s not a place to take photos, be respectful to the place you are. It’s a place everyone should experience during your lifetime
1 traveler found this review helpful

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