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Auschwitz – Birkenau Tour With Free Audio Guide

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Key Highlights

  • A haunting yet poignant insight into the atrocities of the Holocaust
  • Tour the camp with an expert guide; visit both Auschwitz and Auschwitz Birkenau
  • On the coach you will be shown a moving documentary on life in the camp
  • Round trip transportation from Krakow is included and pick up is available from selected Krakow hotels.
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    English Guided Tour (March - December): Daily
    German Guided Tour (January - December): Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday


    Approx. 6.5 hours

    Start time

    Morning English Tour:
    Jan - Dec: between 06:30am and 08:30am
    Morning German Tour:
    Jan - Dec: between 06:30am and 08:30am
    Afternoon English Tour:
    Jan - May & Oct - Mar: between 10:00am and 1:00pm
    June - Sept: between 12:00 noon and 3:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Please wait next to reception desk of your hotel in Krakow.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    Alternate Pick up point: You can join the tour at 2 Swietego Jana Street, Discover Cracow Tourist Information point. (Corner of Swietego Jana Street and Main Market Square).

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off back at your hotel.
    Alternatively you can be dropped off at 2 Swietego Jana Street.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free!

    Auschwitz Birkenau was one of the largest of the Nazi concentration camps. It is estimated that during World War II around 1.5 million people died at Auschwitz. A visit to Auschwitz is a sombre experience, yet understanding the atrocities that occurred here is an important means of ensuring such events never happen again.

    In 1979 Auschwitz was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites and designated a memorial and museum. On this Auschwitz tour you will visit both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau).

    Your tour is led by an official Auschwitz guide who will be able to answer any questions you may have. On the coach on the way from Krakow you will be shown a moving documentary on life in the camp.


    For your Auschwitz Tour you will be picked up from your hotel reception desk at the time arranged with the local activity operator. Alternatively, you can join the tour at the local activity operator’s office at Swietego Jana Street.

    As you make your way to Auschwitz, a moving documentary on life at the camp will be shown on the coach. The guide on the coach is multi-lingual and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

    Tours at Auschwitz can only be conducted by an official Auschwitz guide. On arrival you will be split into groups by language (Auschwitz tour is conducted in one language only) to start the tour.

    Your tour covers both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau). The visit to each camp lasts around 2 hours and 1 hour 30 minutes respectively.

    After your guided tour of Auschwitz you will return to Krakow by coach.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Multilingual tour escort (on the coach)
    • Official Auschwitz guide (tour conducted in one language only)
    • Auschwitz entrance fee
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transfers in air-conditioned coach


    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Free Krakow Audio Guide! With all bookings of this tour you will receive a downloadable Krakow audio guide absolutely free. The link to download your free audio guide will be emailed to you within 72 hours of receiving your booking

    Please confirm your excursion and pick up time with the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour. The contact details of the activity provider can be found on your voucher.

    Your time at Auschwitz is guided. It is not possible to explore independently

    Please be respectful during your visit. Smoking, eating and talking loudly are forbidden. Photography is not allowed inside some buildings.

    This tour can be taken by people with limited mobility however there may be some compromises to the itinerary. We suggest you call us so we can discuss your requirements.

    The maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into Auschwitz can not exceed dimensions: 30x20x10 cm. Larger bags can be left on the bus.

    We recommend you to carry your lunch as there are no meals included on this tour.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • Great service

      Could not fault this service the transport was comfortable and clean was picked up at hotel at time arranged and left back would definitely recommend this company...

      Kathleen ward
    • Auscwitz & Birkenau Tour

      Traveled from Krakow to Auscwitz in around one and a half hours in a luxury mini bus, well organized trip. Would recommend....

      K Gorman
    • Harrowing but what an experience.

      Our tour through Auschwitz and Birkenau was fantastic. The guide we had was very thorough and patient with all of us. She would wait until we were all within earshot or view of...

      Mr James S Loughron
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