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.
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English Morning & Mid-Day Guided Tour:
1 Dec 17 – 31 Mar 18 : Daily
Spanish Guided Tour:
1 Dec 17 – 31 Dec 17 : Daily
1 Jan 18 - 31 Jan 18 : Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
1 Feb 18 – 31 Mar 18 :Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Approx. 6.5 hoursStart time
English Morning Guided Tour:
Dec 17 & Mar 18 : 7:10am
Jan 18 & Feb 18 :7:25am
English Mid-day Tour:
1 Jan 18 – 28 Feb 18:10:15am
1 Mar 18 – 31 Mar 18:10:45am
Spanish Guided Tour:
1 Jan 18 - 28 Feb 18 : 10:15am
1 Mar 18 – 31 Mar 18 :10:45am
Tour departs from 8 Sczepanski Plac (8 Szczepanski Square). It is a 2 minute walk from Main Market Square.Ending Point
You will be dropped off back at City Centre
Alternatively you can be dropped off at 2 Swietego Jana Street.
On 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. At the end you will be dropped to City Centre.
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.
Excellent tour. Very knowledgable tour guide. Fascinating insights. Highly recommend...Monty Ross, United States, 17/Oct/2017
We would highly recommend this tour, it was organised and straight forward to get to the meeting point. The actual guide was knowledgeable and could answer all questions the...David Cullen, United Kingdom, 08/Aug/2017