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Auschwitz-Birkenau Best Value Shared Tour
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Best Value Shared Tour

By Cracow Local Tours
Get the most out of your visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum with this tour. Save valuable vacation time by booking your tour in advance, and skipping the often-long entry lines. Explore the site's significant buildings with a guide by your side, ready to answer any questions about the camp's complex. Round-trip transport from Old Town Krakow as well as a boxed lunch are included.
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 6–7 hours
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Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Round-trip transport from Krakow (including from your hotel) makes getting to Auschwitz simple
  • Museum tour lets you gain a deeper understanding of the site's history
  • Prebooked tour lets you skip the often-long entry lines
  • Headsets make sure you can hear your guide clearly

  • Hotel Pick-up & Hotel Drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking driver or tour pilot
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide, museum employee
  • WiFi on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water(500mil)
  • Entry/Admission - Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
What's not included
  • Private transportation
  • unch-box(optional, extra charge)

Get picked up from your hotel or make your way to Old Town Krakow to meet your guide and group. Climb into an air-conditioned minivan for the ride over to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Provided transportation means you can easily access this UNESCO World Heritage Site without renting a car or puzzling out public transportation. Once you arrive, proceed directly inside and skip the often-long entry lines, since you have prebooked a tour. You are equipped with a headset to hear your museum guide clearly as you explore the main camp, Auschwitz I, and Birkenau, where many lives were taken. In Auschwitz II-Birkenau, listen to informative commentary while stopping at the site's most significant buildings, such as the crematoria, the gas chamber, the unloading ramp, and the barracks. Upon the completion of this Auschwitz-Birkenau tour, return to Krakow for drop-off back in Old Town.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is offered from Your Hotel/Hostel/Apart or 9 comfortable meeting points. Customers may select a point from the list or enter their accommodation address manually. If You are group more than 4 persons - we will come to you even if Your Hotel is out side of our pick-up area range, in Krakow Upon return, it is possible to stop a front of start location or at one of 7 central drop-off points, in the main districts of Krakow. Meeting and drop-off points are visible on the map in the link. Customers will receive a message with the exact departure time until 7 pm on the day before the activity. We kindly ask that guests wait outside, in front of the entrance 5 minutes before departure. The driver will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the specified departure time. At the end of the trip, customers may return to the places were they start the tour or one of 7 droop off location from the map in Krakow.
  • Plac Bohaterów Getta, 30-548 Kraków, Poland Point A: departure & return. Podgórze district, We meet at the bus stop (50°02'46.5"N 19°57'19.4"E) on the heroes of the getto square, on the other side, towards the bridge. The nearest tram stop is Plac Bohaterów Getta. Tram lines: 3, 8, 13, 19, 24.
  • Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Point B: departure & return. We meet at the corner of Starowiślna and Dajwór street (50°03'10.8"N 19°56'55.4"E). Across the road from the post office and the pharmacy Ziko Apteka. There is a parking lot where taxis often stop. The nearest tram stop is Miodowa. Tram lines: 3, 17, 19, 24, 69.
  • Wielopole 2, 31-072 Kraków, Poland Point C: departure & return. We meet at the kiss & Fly point (50°03'33.6"N 19°56'34.3"E).Nearest tram stop Poczta Główna. Tram lines: 1, 3, 8, 13, 18, 24, 52.
  • Pawia 4, 31-154 Kraków, Poland Point D: deparure & return. The bus stop is in front of the Warszawski hotel and across the street from the Andels' hotel (50°03'54.7"N 19°56'41.7"E). Nearest tram stop Teatr Słowackiego. Tram lines: 2, 3, 10, 14, 24, 52, 62, 73, 78. Bus lines: 124, 152, 424, 502.
  • Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland Point E: departure only. We meet at the Kiss&Ride stop (50°03'56.9"N 19°56'04.7"E).Nearest tram stop Teatr Bagatela. Tram lines: 1, 4, 8, 15, 20, 24,70, 74, Bus lines: 124, 152, 352, 424, 502.
  • Floriana Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Point F: departure & return. We meet at the bus stop in front of the Maltański hotel on Straszewskiego 14 street (50°03'27.2"N 19°56'01.7"E). The nearest tram stop is Filharmonia. Tram lines: 1, 2, 6, 18, 69, 73, 78.
  • Sheraton Grand Krakow, Powiśle 7, 31-101 Kraków, Poland Point G: Departure only. We meet a front of Sheraton Hotel at powieśle 7 str (50°03'20.4"N 19°55'51.1"E). The nearest tram stop is Jubilat. Tran lines : 1, 70. Bus lines: 114, 124, 144, 164, 169, 173, 179, 194, 252, 304, 424, 503.
  • Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland Point H: departure & return. We meet a front of Novotel Centrum Hotel at Kosciuszki 5 str (50°03'17.1"N 19°55'33.5"E). The nearest tram stop is Jubilat. Tran lines : 1, 70. Bus lines: 114, 124, 144, 164, 169, 173, 179, 194, 252, 304, 424, 503.
  • Monte Cassino 1, 30-337 Kraków, Poland Point I: Departure only. We meet a front of B&B Hotel at Monte Cassino 1 str. The nearest tram stop is Rondo Grunwaldzkie. Tran lines : 1, 70. Tram lines : 52, 22, 18. Buslines: 503, 179, 469, 173, 424, 114, 503, 307, 179.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Park Inn by Radisson Krakow, Monte Cassino 2, 30-337 Kraków, Poland Point H: return only. We will stop a front of Park Inn Krakow Hotel, Monte Cassino 2 str. The nearest tram stop is Rondo Grunwaldzkie. Tran lines : 1, 70. Tram lines : 52, 22, 18. Buslines: 503, 179, 469, 173, 424, 114, 503, 307, 179.
  • Starowiślna 65, 31-052 Kraków, Poland Point B: departure & return. We will stop at the corner of Starowiślna and Dajwór street (50°03'10.8"N 19°56'55.4"E). Across the road from the post office and the pharmacy Ziko Apteka. There is a parking lot where taxis often stop. The nearest tram stop is Miodowa. Tram lines: 3, 17, 19, 24, 69.
  • Wielopole 2, 31-072 Kraków, Poland Point C: departure & return. We will stop at the kiss & Fly point (50°03'33.6"N 19°56'34.3"E).Nearest tram stop Poczta Główna. Tram lines: 1, 3, 8, 13, 18, 24, 52.
  • Pawia 4, 31-154 Kraków, Poland Point D: departure & return. We will stop at the bus stop is in front of the Warszawski hotel and across the street from the Andels' hotel (50°03'54.7"N 19°56'41.7"E). Nearest tram stop Teatr Słowackiego. Tram lines: 2, 3, 10, 14, 24, 52, 62, 73, 78. Bus lines: 124, 152, 424, 502.
  • Garbarska 2, 31-131 Kraków, Poland Point E: departure & return. We meet at the Kiss&Ride stop (50°03'56.9"N 19°56'04.7"E).Nearest tram stop Teatr Bagatela. Tram lines: 1, 4, 8, 15, 20, 24,70, 74, Bus lines: 124, 152, 352, 424, 502.
  • Floriana Straszewskiego 14, 33-332 Kraków, Poland Point F: departure & return. We will stop at the bus stop in front of the Maltański hotel on Straszewskiego 14 street (50°03'27.2"N 19°56'01.7"E). The nearest tram stop is Filharmonia. Tram lines: 1, 2, 6, 18, 69, 73, 78.
  • Novotel Krakow Centrum, Tadeusza Kościuszki 5, 30-105 Kraków, Poland Point H: departure & return. We will stop a front of Novotel Centrum Hotel at Kosciuszki 5 str (50°03'17.1"N 19°55'33.5"E). The nearest tram stop is Jubilat. Tran lines : 1, 70. Bus lines: 114, 124, 144, 164, 169, 173, 179, 194, 252, 304, 424, 503.

  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24963P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A considerate amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Bags and backpacks larger than 30x20x10 cm are not allowed on the museum grounds. You may store luggage in the vehicles free of charge.
  • Youth between 18 and 26 years must present a valid student ID on the day of the activity.
  • Please, provide exact name and surname from your passports/documents (tickets are personal)
  • Please bring a document confirming the name and surname of each participant
  • you can order an extra paid lunch-box from the driver
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24963P1

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 9 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Getting to the Museum from Krakow takes about an hour and 20 minutes. The visit takes place in groups up to 30 people. After a short break before entering the museum, the visit in Auschwitz I takes about two hours and after a second 15-minute break, another hour in Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
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Shonagh R
Shonagh R
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Disappointing
We booked a skip-the-line ticket for 1200 as there was 6 of us. It was very disorganised gathering outside with the
802ragnhildf
802ragnhildf
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Great guided tour
The guide was very insightful, and spoke english well! Overall a guided tour I would recommend. We got to know the
anthonyaW296GN
anthonyaW296GN
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Absolute joke
Been waiting over an hour for pick up and I’m still waiting absolutely disgusting I want a refund ASAP
reachemza
reachemza
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Avoid this company
Book with someone else Take your money fast enough, do not deliver what you pay for, won't refund Dreadful custome
sajkak2022
sajkak2022
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Amazing experience
If you are in Krakow, you need to visit the salt mines. Be prepared to walk inside the mines. Lots of stairs. Some
Pieman79
Pieman79
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Great Trip
Very interesting. Easy to get to, good for a few hours visit. Suitable for all ages. Highly recommended.
Griffontheroad
Griffontheroad
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Long day well spent
The trip was organized excellently . Drivers safe , punctual and informative , guides extremely knowledgeable and i
mary_3712
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Very Interesting
Our guide was great- very educational and funny. She told us so many great stories and tidbits about the mines. Our
606suellenf
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5 star tour and tour guide
We did this tour Sunday 10th at 12pm. Our Tour guide (unfortunately cant remember his name), was amazing, so much d
Seaside828751
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GREAT people
I booked with them in January 2020; Covid intervened, they have been through tough times, BUT they did refund, in f
Gav C
Gav C
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Emotional and eye opening
It was a very emotional but worthwhile trip and our guide was excellent- we found it very harrowing but its definit
scully2602
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Lovely visit
Went to the zoo to fill our day up as our planned trip was cancelled. We are staying by the main square so it’s a d
R7692QNmichaell
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Excellent service, knowledgeable & friendly
Fantastic and friendly service from Jacob, sign with our name on it as we left our terminal and a bottle of water w
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Left stranded
This may be a long review, but we had a long day. Please bear with me. It seems I purchased this tour without a t
Alexissaan
Alexissaan
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Lovely
I am glad I visited it! It is incredible and the guide spoke fluent English and gave precise information. It is wor
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hilly29surrey
addlestone16 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We took this trip the first week in January . We were lucky with the weather it was sunny and above freezing but you shd wrap up well as much of it is outside and the second part is very open . There is a lot of walking and stairs and the trip moves at a fast pace so those with mobility issues would struggle ! We had two 20 min comfort breaks but this wasn’t enough time to go to the loo and get food or a drink . We ordered a packed lunch which was excellent . We ate it in 2 stages but we’re glad of it as those without were very hungry as we left the city at 730 and weren’t back till 230. This is a harrowing trip with no holds barred , you even go in one of the gas chambers which I found extremely disturbing but I guess that’s the point . Our guide was very knowledgeable and showed us the captive pictures of his grandfather and uncle so really personal . The minibus was clean and comfortable and the driver safe and proficient . We felt this trip was sensitively handled , informative and offered good value .
Written January 14, 2020
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DR67
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
There was the luxury of being picked up from local destinations that were easily accessible however our pick-up time was delayed unbeknown to us so it would have been useful to have a contact number. Apart from this, the tour was fascinating and an appropriate length. The tour guide was emotive and gave everyone enough time to look around and gave clear instructions when necessary. Highly recommend.
Written January 13, 2020
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BenHenderson
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK77 contributions
Very thought provoking visit that you must do if you can. Contact and pick up was efficient with this company. It was a very early morning pick up but worth it as you miss the queues and it won’t feel as pressured around the site as the queues build up quickly as you are taken around with a guide and your own headset.
Written September 6, 2020
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Richard-Roadman
Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands404 contributions
May 2022
To be fair; the transport from city to camp and back was ok. And also de tour thru the camp, which was held by an official campguide so out off influence from the tour company, was very interesting. But my problem with the organized tour by Cracow Local Tours is that I have personally experienced that with other tour companies you receive a official camp booklet when leaving town and a movie is showed so you arrive very well prepared by the camp. And because its almost an hour and half drive it would have been nice for underway. Now there was no information what so ever before (or after) visiting the camp
Besides the camp is also easily reached by publictranport and you can very easily reserve your tickets, with or without guide, on the camp website itself and individually visitors also receive the camp booklet full of information.

About the experience of visiting the camp itself; that's a no-brainer and must when in Krakow. Very interesting to see and hear how the biggest drama's of the WWII. There is limited availability if you don't want to do a guided tour, only in the late afternoon, but there is lot's of information placed around the camps and inside the building. And with the given camp booklet you get enough information to understand everything. Advantage is that you can visit the camp in your own pace and see the things you want to see. With a guide you first walk over 2 hours thru Auschwitz I and after that you walk about an hour thru Auschwitz II-Birkenau. In the first part you have to wear a headphone with receiver because otherwise you might not hear the guide in the buildings when several groups are in at the same time.
Only thing I missed was a stop by the original unloading platform between camp I and II. Strange that the tour doesn't include it because it is almost on route between the between the camps and a significant piece of the story.
Also there are free shuttlebussen for individual visitors between the camps.
Written May 12, 2022
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Camilo T
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
The tour was good but not complete. It was supposed to be a 3.5 to 4 hour tour but our guide did it in 2.5 hours, as we had no transportation included we decided to go back into the Auschwitz I museum and noticed that we didn’t enter to the entire exhibition with the group.

On the other hand our ticket said we had included water and a lunch box that was never provided to us.

You can enter the museum for free if you don’t want a guided tour. If you want a guide the museum also have guided tours in many different languages for less that 20€ and there is a free shuttle between Auschwitz I and Birkenau every 15 minutes.

To get there from Kraków you can book round-trip buses departing from the main train station for about 5€.
Written January 7, 2020
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FellowTraveler812777
7 contributions
The tour was so informative and the tour guide knowledgeable about both concentration camps. I do think this is something everyone should come see and experience. You also get a packed lunch, which was very nice.

My biggest issue with the tour was that it felt very rushed. You went through buildings quickly without having much time to take it all in. The tour guide was accompanied by a museum person who kept ushering us forward the whole time. It felt a bit disrespectful to the memory of the place. Would have really liked more time.
Written January 14, 2020
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Mirren
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My partner and I booked with Local Cracow Tours on our arrival to Krakow from their office in the main square. We were staying in an apartment rather than a hotel but the woman on the desk was more than flexible in getting the transportation to pick us up around the corner from our apartment. We were then delivered to a local hotel where we joined a larger group for the tour. The guides were very welcoming and put on an informative video for the duration of the journey. On our arrival we had to wait a short time for the rest of the group to arrive (it was really cold but some amenities at the museum entrance). Our guide David was excellent his knowledge was sound and he gave us enough time to look/take photos without feeling rushed. Would definitely recommend.
Written January 8, 2020
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stevel71
Hawkesbury, Canada27 contributions
Oct 2021
First off It was an amazing experience, I rated 4 out 5 because our driver was a half hour late picking us up. We had to call them to see what was going on. I almost gave up and considered renting my own car.
Once we were finally picked up the rest of the day went smoothly. Our driver Michael despite being late was very good and he was a very nice young man. He got to out tour just in time.
If you are ever in the area this is a must see. You see it on TV and in movies. But no matter what you think, it's only in person can you truly understand the magnitude of this place. It's a heavy, taxing day. You are emotionally drained once you leave, but it's so worth it. It's 1000% an absolute must visit.
Written October 27, 2021
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Tjb-93
106 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Highly recommend this trip. We had a tour guide called Zuzanna who was very informative, her knowledge was endless. The tour itself is done in good taste and very respectful, my heart was pounding throughout. I do think there are too many tours happening at once so some parts are over crowded which did spoil it a little. Our tour guide had to ask one group to move on at one point as they were congregating which was causing a hold up. We had a nice lunch included in the price but make sure you rely to the email after booking through this app when they ask what package you would like or else you will be without your packed lunch
Written March 2, 2020
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Janiebird69
Bolton, UK43 contributions
Our driver, Mikal, met us outside our hotel at the given time. He then drive us to Aushwitz for our tour. Mikal kept us informed throughout the day. He introduced us to our tour guide who was excellent. I would highly recommend this tour with its competitive price
Written April 20, 2022
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