Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

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  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 5 - 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2145IT3
Leave Krakow for a morning or afternoon to visit the UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. This sobering half-day trip will have a lasting impact, commemorating the lives of those who died in the extermination camps during the Holocaust of World War II.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included

Auschwitz-Birkenau is the best-known cemetery and place of genocide in the world. Started in 1940 as a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners, in 1942 the camp became a center for the extermination of European Jews. During the years 1940 to 1945, approximately 1.5 million people died there. The majority of the camp's victims were Jews, along with Poles, Gypsies, Russian POWs and members of other nationalities.

Your tour of this haunting site begins onboard the coach with a 15-minute documentary about the liberation of the camp. On arrival at the museum, your guide will show you the exhibitions in some of the surviving prison blocks, the gas chamber and the crematorium.

After a short break, the tour continues to Birkenau, where the view from the watchtower above the entrance gate reveals the forbidding expanse of the biggest Nazi concentration camp built during the Holocaust. A Martyrdom Museum was set up here in 1947, and in 1979 Auschwitz-Birkenau was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites.

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Tour departs from Central Krakow.

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Hotel pickup is available from selected centrally located Krakow hotels. Please advise your full hotel name and address at time of booking

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Tour drops off at selected Krakow hotels. You will be advised on the day the closest drop off point to your hotel.

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8:45am Departure
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Departs at 8:30am.

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Departs at 3:15pm. Available May to September only

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

  • Entrance fees
  • Headphones
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Guided walk through Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp
  • Documentary black and white screening aboard the bus
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 45 people)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Brian V, October 2014

Great experience.

Reviewed by: Grace C, October 2014

A Must-Do tour! It must however also be made clear that this is not a half-day tour - there are two venues to visit, Auschwitz 1 and Birkenau. From pick up to drop off, it is a minimum of 6 hours. On the day of our tour, it took 8 hours. The delay was due to one guide turning up to lead two full bus loads of visitors. The second guide did not turn up. The non-English-speaking visitors almost missed their chosen-language guide(s) at the museum which had specific timings for tours. Once we got to the museum however, the tour (led by the museum's guide) was fascinating, and sobering. The groups however, were too large, which did not give enough time to read and ponder what had gone on in the camps. There was also no prior information given to advise that thick-soled shoes should be worn because the ground is mostly uneven, pebbly and shale-like (very sharp to step on). Moreover, some of the images and videos were quite graphic and confronting, but no warnings were given that they could be potentially disturbing to view. Nevertheless, all in all, this tour is definitely worth doing. Grace and Mark

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Tour code: 2145IT3