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Auschwitz-Birkenau Historical Tour From Krakow with Transport

  • Full-day tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau from Krakow
  • Tour the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps and memorials
  • Learn more about Poland’s WWII history from a knowledgeable guide
Auschwitz-Birkenau Historical Tour From Krakow with Transport
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The Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps were the largest and most notorious of the Nazi regime and this full-day tour from Krakow visits both. Take a moving tour of the preserved ruins, museum, and memorials at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and uncover the harrowing truths of Poland’s WWII history and Nazi occupancy. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Krakow hotel in time for a 9.15am departure. Traveling by air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicle, set out on the around 1-hour 10-minute journey to Auschwitz and watch the documentary ‘The liberation of Auschwitz’ along the way. On arrival, use your prepaid skip-the-line tickets to head straight inside and follow your guide on a tour of the vast complex.

Explore the various buildings of the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps, passing beneath the ‘Arbeit macht frei’ sign at the main entrance, and visiting the original wooden barracks, the bathhouse, and the watchtower, as well as seeing the crematorium, gas chamber, and the Death Wall. Along the way, learn more about the history of the camp and how it became one of the most notorious of the Nazi Regime, hear about life in WWII-era Poland, and visit the on-site museum, which displays a moving collection of photographs, documents, and personal items belonging to the prisoners.

At the end of the visit, return to Krakow, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 4.15pm.
Reviews (49)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
A thought provoking experience

We booked the group tour of Auchwitz on recommendation from my brother in law. It was a humbling experience which helped my understanding of such an unthinkable period in recent history. The tour was very well organised, our driver Michael, picked us up from the...More

Thank Chrisward100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Krakow direct tours

Had an amazing trip in Poland. With it being the first time coming to Poland I wasn’t sure what to expect. When we arrived we was met with our transfer and driver from krakow direct tours he was brilliant , very professional and very much...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
99% the best company tour

First, it's important that you don't have to pay when you reserve, just pay the driver. They are very punctual, pick you at the hotel and on the way they show you a video talking about auschwitz. The small bus was very confortable and secure,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Miguel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A truly moving experience

We were picked up from our hotel in a private, luxury minivan for the journey to Auschwitz-Birkenau (about an hour). Our driver was extremely helpful directing us where we had to go to collect headsets and where to join our tour. I can thoroughly recommend...More

Thank Caswell_Boy
Reviewed 16 October 2018
Brilliant Company

Could not thank Krakow Direct enough for making our day as easy as it was. From start to finish, we didn't have to worry about a thing. They managed to meet our needs with such short notice. They picked us up in the morning(10:30am) from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah F
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17 October 2018|
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Response from Chrissie063 | Reviewed this property |
It should say where the main pick up point is. The driver or guide will have a list of names so you just show your ticket.
Sybil M
22 September 2018|
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Response from jeff w | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most tour bus pick up at hotel and in our experience right on time. The driver came into the hotel and collected us so we didn't have to wait outside. Top tips: it's between a one and two hour journey from Kraków... More
21 April 2018|
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Response from jeff w | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes, this is a tour with fourteen others. It is not possible to tour either Auchwitz or Birkeneau on your own, you have to be part of a group with an official tour guide. Most arrive by mini bus or coach. On... More