English Guided Tour (March - December): Daily
German Guided Tour (January - December): Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Approx. 6.5 hoursStart 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
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).
You will be dropped off back at your hotel.
Alternatively you can be dropped off at 2 Swietego Jana Street.
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.
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.
The trip was very well organised, thought through and delivered. The guide that showed us around was outstanding-thank you. The ladies who organised the bus went out of their...Bronislaw Wieczorek
Very interesting tour, enjoyed it!...John Abdilla
Brilliant well organised tour from start to finish,very knowledgable guides both on route to auchwitz and the salt mines,also in the two site tours as well....Karen alexander