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Itinerary
Meet your guide and tour group in central Kraków in the morning, and climb aboard a bus for the roughly 1.5-hour drive to Auschwitz. Along the way, get an orientation to the site’s painful history and 1945 Soviet liberation through a documentary video.

When you arrive, take a short bathroom break before beginning a 2-hour guided tour of the Auschwitz I site, which served as the one-time SS administrative center during World War II. Learn about the estimated 1.5 million Jews and other targeted people who were murdered here through a series of museum displays and live commentary from your guide. Headsets will be provided for groups of more than 10 people to ensure everyone can hear clearly.

Return to the bus for a short drive to the neighboring Auschwitz II-Birkenau site, where the majority of mass executions took place during the camp’s operation. Throughout the tour, you will see the remnants of prison barracks, gas chambers, a crematorium, and railroad tracks that have been preserved as a reminder of one of Europe's darkest chapters. After 1 hour at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, return to the bus for the drive back to Kraków.
Locations visited
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Cracow City Tours
Overview
Remember victims of the Holocaust with a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the largest and most infamous Nazi concentration and extermination camp. On this full-day trip from Kraków, learn about the dark history of the camp through informative displays and a guided tour of the surviving prison barracks, gas chambers, and crematorium. En route to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, watch a documentary film about the liberation of Auschwitz for added historical context.
Highlights
  • Day trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum from Kraków
  • See the remnants of the deadliest Nazi concentration and extermination camp
  • Pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust
  • Watch a documentary video on the bus ride to the camp
  • Learn about the history and liberation of Auschwitz, now named a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Respectful way to explore the legacy of World War II in Poland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well organized and very informative

The tour was very well organized. On the way to the camp, we watched a very interesting documentary about the liberation of Auschwitz. The guide was very kind and we had enough breaks. We did the tour in Spanish with a Polish girl and her...More

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TomKrak, Manager at Cracow City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for sheering your opinion with us. As well we would like to thank you for pointing out that even if there are a lot of visitor in the museum it is possible to fulfill the visit. That is a great job...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good tour but shorter times than expected so be aware.

We booked whilst in Krakow with Cracowcitytours and were offered a morning or afternoon tour. We opted for the afternoon Auschwitz-Birkenau tour and went ahead and booked it. We opted for the self guided tour as we had previously been before and had the guided...More

Thank Zombiebitch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very well organised tours

We went on our first tour to the Salt Mine with some trepidation as some of the previous comments on Tripadvisor were not that positive. But the whole experience was excellent. Extremely efficient getting everyone on the bus, easy bus to the Salt Mine, great...More

Thank patrickjj
Reviewed July 4, 2018
Very Informative and Professional Tour

I was extremely pleased with the tour I took from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau. On our bus ride to the Memorial, we watched the official movie about the history of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Our guide was very knowledgeable and talked with authority about the events that took place...More

Thank Zackery H
Reviewed May 15, 2018
Good tour for half day

I went on this tour when I was in Krakow. The tour started in the morning and in a very comfortable bus ride they took us to the Auschwitz camp and then to Birkenau later. The tour leader and guide were very friendly and knowledgeable...More

Thank Nav M
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May 29, 2018|
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The tour guide get tickets for you, so you don't have to queue for tickets but for admission to the venue there is no queue. Also, around 50-60 people were on the bus. The tour guide uses headphone facility, so there is no... More
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