Book tickets and visit Auschwitz-Birkenau without queuing. The offer includes a tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex with a licenced guide-educator without having to wait in a queue at the ticket office or worry about ticket availability. For individuals who wish to visit Auschwitz I and Birkenau but prefer not to travel in an organized group, skip-the-line tickets offer a convenient way to obtain a personalized entry pass easily
Auschwitz-Birkenau Guided Tour from Krakow
Take a guided tour of the most important historical place in Poland and in the world. Auschwitz was a witness to disturbing events that left their mark on the history of mankind. Embark on a poignant journey from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau, exploring the harrowing history of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau with a knowledgeable local guide, and make the most of your stay in Krakow with a well-organized day trip.
About this activity
Instant confirmation after booking
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour
Private Option Available
Live tour guide
- A Day Tour full of knowledge and emotions conducted by a knowledgeable guide
- Learn about the history of the Holocaust
- Visit the largest concentration camp, including original barracks and gas chambers
- See for yourself the main gate with the "Arbeit macht frei" inscription
- Receive skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Auschwitz Birkenau Museum and Memorial
- Be assited by an experienced tour leader
- Travel comfortably in a modern, air-conditioned coach with comfortable seats
- Return back to Krakow full of thoughts and reflection
Take a tour to Auschwitz - one of the most important historical places in Poland.
Auschwitz concentration camp was a witness to disturbing events that left their mark on the history of mankind. Today, it is a museum and a place of remembrance, listed as one of the most precious historical sites by UNESCO. A visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is sure to leave a lasting impression on your heart. Such an important event should be properly prepared to provide solid historical knowledge and a valuable experience, which is why we warmly invite you to join our Auschwitz tour from Krakow.
During our day trip from Krakow to Auschwitz and Birkenau, you will be under the care of professionals. During the journey, our experienced drivers and tour leaders will take care of you, and on-site, you will have a guided tour. Our tour is the best opportunity to visit Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp. A knowledgeable guide will first take you through Auschwitz I, and then you will be transported to Auschwitz II – Birkenau to continue your journey. Afterwards, we will return together to the center of Krakow. This is the most convenient option for those who want to visit Auschwitz during their stay in Krakow.
We are a tour operator with extensive experience, and we have been organizing tours from Krakow to Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum for many years, consistently earning many positive recommendations from participants. By choosing our tour, you can be assured that we will make every effort to ensure that your visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is informative and educational. This includes a punctual itinerary, quick entrance with skip-the-line access, and comfortable transportation to and from Krakow.
During the Auschwitz Tour, we will take care of creating the appropriate atmosphere and ensuring your comfort and safety at the highest level. The Auschwitz Tour starts and ends in the center of Krakow. We guarantee that you will return from this trip full of reflections and contemplation, enriched with valuable historical knowledge about the Holocaust. Book a tour now to secure your spot.
- Entrance tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau
- Guided tour of Auschwitz Memorial And Museum with licensed guide
- English-speaking driver
- Tour leader/driver assistance for whole tour
- Transport from Krakow and return to Krakow (The main meeting point is located near Krakow Main Square and Wawel Castle)
- Hotel pickup if you select the option with private transport from hotel in Krakow
- Food and drinks (lunch options available)
- Toilet fees (where required)
Not suitable for
Animals with the exception of assistance dogs with appropriate documents upon prior contact
In the vehicle:
- Smoking (including e-cigarettes and tobacco heaters)
- Consuming alcohol
- Eating (there is a scheduled meal break)
- Behavior that may endanger the safety of the trip (unjustified movement on the bus board, etc.)
During a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
- Dress unsuited to the seriousness of the place
- Bringing in and consuming meals, alcohol, smoking and e-cigarettes on the sightseeing route.
- Filming and photographing indoors with flash units and tripods. Filming and photographing in prohibited places
- Entering under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants
- Behavior or public statements:
- violating the good name of KL Auschwitz victims;
- denying Nazi crimes;
- insulting the Memorial Site;
- incitement to hatred;
You can read the full regulations of the Museum and Memorial here
What to bring
- Passport or ID Card (Lack of an identity document may result in the inability to visit the camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau)
- Comfortable footwear
- Lunch (if lunch box option not selected)
Know before you go
- Tickets to Auschwitz-Birkenau are issued under your name – make sure to bring your identity card or passport.
- When filling in your reservation, ensure that you have entered the correct details. If the name and surname provided in the reservation are not the same as the name and surname on the identity card, you may experience problems with entering the museum.
- The departure time may change. We will inform you of any changes the day before the tour.
- Make sure to provide the correct contact details, otherwise, we will not be able to contact you in case of organisational changes.
- If you have purchased a reduced ticket, do not forget to bring a document entitling you to the discount.
- visitng Auschwitz-musesum is not recommended for people under the age of 13
- During the visit to the Auschwitz site, you will be guided by a licensed museum guide
- Bags larger than 20x30x10 centimeters are not allowed on the museum grounds - larger ones will have to be left on the bus
- The distance to Auschwitz from Krakow is approximately 80 kilometers, and the journey takes approximately 1.5 hours, which is included in the total duration of the visit to the Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum
- The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is not fully adapted for people with disabilities. There is an option to rent a wheelchair, but not all parts of the museum are accessible.
- If you're interested in an Auschwitz and Salt Mine tour in a single day, we also offer such a tour. You can check out the offer here: day trip to Auschwitz and Salt Mine Tour with a guide.
- We also offer private tours to Auschwitz. Please feel free to contact us if you need a private guide
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