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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow provided by Discover Cracow Tours

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial Guided Tour from Krakow

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Get more out of going with a guide to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum during this tour from Krakow, and enrich your knowledge of the dark time in history when this former Nazi concentration camp was in operation. Hear sad stories, see important memorials, and walk through the grounds and exhibits. Fit this significant guided tour into your trip with multiple tour times offered.
You’ll have 9 starting options
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  • 1
    Stare Miasto
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 4
    Stare Miasto
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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You'll end at
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  • Explore the exhibits and memorials at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • Hear a guide give historical facts clearly with a provided headset
  • No need to rent a car to get to the museum—round-trip transport is included
  • Get a free Krakow city audio tour to use independently when booking
What to Expect
For this guided tour of Auschwitz, be picked up at a centrally located Krakow Location. On the journey to Oswiecim, watch a documentary film about the Holocaust. Once you arrive at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, your guide takes you through the grounds of Auschwitz I. See the original roads, watchtowers, and railway ramps before going into exhibits and learning even more about the struggle of former prisoners. Afterward, follow your guide to Birkenau (Auschwitz II), and see some of the original fences, crematoriums, and gas chambers. Your tour ends with a drive back to Krakow, where you’re be dropped off in the city’s center.
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Departure Point
Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland Dajwór 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Dietla 91, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Wielopole 2, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Powiśle 7, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Pawia 2, 31-154 Kraków, Poland Monte Cassino 1, 30-337 Kraków, Poland Na Zjeździe 11, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Pick up and drop off to the city centre
  • Krakow City DIY audioguide (available after the booking) - in English
  • Entry/Admission - Stare Miasto
  • Entry/Admission - Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation and the free DIY Krakow City audioguide 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Keith G wrote a review Mar 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
Booked with Discover Krakow before we came away. Picked up on time with a very friendly and informative guide who showed us everything around Auschwitz I and II. I would say there is a lot of walking involved during the tour so you must be aware of this and large bags are not
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Date of experience: March 2020
Glenhaven1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bromley, United Kingdom1 contribution
A high paced tour that delivered an exceptional experience. The guide was excellent, informative yet concise, well expressed in English, and her tone was perfectly pitched for what was an emotional undertaking for all involved. I was pleased that all visitors behaved in a
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Date of experience: February 2020
Tansy B wrote a review Feb 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom91 contributions65 helpful votes
We booked tickets before we travelled, a lot of companies do these trips but we thought discover Cracow were a good price and we booked through Viator. We called into the office on the day we arrived in Krakow to confirm our pick up time. The transfer was in a small minibus so
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Date of experience: February 2020
MFC1958 wrote a review Feb 2020
26 contributions7 helpful votes
It was worth a visit, there was lots to see but because it is a mega busy place you can't read everything. It was good having a guide because they do tell you stuff that you don't get to read about. I actually felt taking photo's was a bit weird.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jessica S wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Could not recommend this tour enough. We requested an English speaking tour guide and I'm so glad we did. The other tours had around 20+ people on them whereas this one only had around 8 which made the whole experience so much better! The lady we had was so passionate about what
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Date of experience: December 2019
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By: Discover Cracow Tours
Great tour... Once they showed up
Just like another reviewer here, I experienced not to be picked up at 11 A.M. as I was promised. I called the book
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The mind boggles- human engineering at its finest!
Amazing trip. The sight we saw were breathtaking and it was hard to believe so much was constructed underground! H
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Amazing View (Bell Tower)
Extremely interesting tour lots to see and the audio guide is excellent. The giant bell is well worth viewing!!
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Never use this company they never showed up to pick me up for my return to airport I also tried contacting them n
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Highlight of our stay
We arrived after a 30min transfer from our hotel to the Salt Mines. We had a fabulous guide who was very knowledgab
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You will never forget or regret your visit Auschwitz.
Our guide was excellent. She spoke with gravitas, had an emotional connection with the victims and answered all o
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Cottage Style Evening with Folk Show
Fabulous show with lovely food and drink. Bus pick up in Krakow and drop back off again. Definitely recommend
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Very Interesting !
There is so much information about various planes and there use. You have the opportunity to travel back in time !
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A wonder
The salt mine is a wonder to see. How the miners worked and created the sculpted marvels is an unmissable story. Th
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Mrs S Broadfoot
We met our tour guide in the foyer & he took us around the museum talking about each area we were in but I would sa
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Diane J
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Brilliant, well worth the time and money, learnt so much from our guide, so friendly and informative, food was exce
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Incredible tour - lots of walking!
Although the mines, when you get down there are incredible, there is A LOT of walking and A LOT of steps. Also, bec
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Robert N
Great tour
Great tour with our tour guide, David. We were given a nice mix of street food and local dishes. David was knowledg
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great exhibits
Tram ride from Old Town gets you very close, Bit of a queue and timed entrance so worthwhile booking in advance. Gr
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Entry only if pre-booked?!
Walked from our hotel 2 miles away to the museum only to be turned away by a very abrupt woman on the main desk, as
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