Auschwitz Tour

auschwitz tour from krakow

Visit the most well-known former concentration camp and the place of biggest and most tragic genocide in the world history – The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum that has witnessed death of around 1.5 million people committed by the Nazis. It definitely is a must-see place in Poland, but also in Europe altogether.

Auschwitz Museum Cans Cyklon BAt the beginning of our Auschwitz-Birkenau tour you will watch a documentary about the history of concentration camps in Poland for a better historical background. Firstly, you will be taken to Auschwitz I, which was the first and main part of the camp but also served as administrative headquarters for the whole complex. There will be a professional English speaking guide waiting for you there – provided by the Museum – and the tour will take about 2 hours. After that, we will drive you to Auschwitz II – Birkenau, which was initially designed as a concentration camp and quickly turned into the main place of the genocide with gas chambers and crematoria. Birkenau was also the place where women’s camp was located. It is about 2 kilometers away from Auschwitz I. You will spend there about 1.5 hours with the same guide. After the tour ends you will be transferred directly back to Krakow. You should be back to your hotel around 4-4:30 p.m.

Here is few reasons why you should use our services:

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp & Auschwitz Museum Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau was a Nazi Concentration Camp built and functioning during World War II on the Polish territory, next to Oswiecim. In 1947 Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum was founded and it remains a visual evidence of mass murder that took place there. The Museum consists of two parts of the former concentration camp: Auschwitz I  and Auschwitz II – Birkenau. You can find more information about the Auschwitz Museum under this link

KrakowShuttle vs. Bus from Krakow to Auschwitz

Auschwitz & Birkenau TourYou can visit Auschwitz Camp during your stay in Krakow, as it is located only 50 kilometers (around 30 miles) from Krakow. It will be more comfortable and less expensive to join our organised tour rather than take a bus from Krakow to Auschwitz by yourself. Why? KrakowShuttle offers a door-to-door service so you won’t need to search for Krakow-Auschwitz Bus at the bus station, you will be picked up directly from your hotel and our driver will take care of you for the entire duration of the tour. English-speaking guide in Auschwitz is included to the tour — you won’t need to buy any tickets on your own or stand in the line as we book tickets beforehand. Finally, our Auschwitz Tour includes also English-speaking driver assistance so you won’t need to worry about anything and you can ask him anything you want to know. Groups are small and the tour is operated by comfortable Mercedes Sprinter mini bus or Mercedes Vito van equipped with AC and video screens. You can also order a lunch box which will be served on the way back. Last not least, during the way to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum you will watch the official documentary about the camp as an introduction to our tour.

Our Auschwitz tours reviews

Our Auschwitz Tour has been reviewed by many travellers from around the globe. You can read all the reviews on Trip Advisor profile. We’re also proud to announce that in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 we were awarded by TripAdvisor users and we received the Certificate of Excellence! In case of any doubts feel free to contact KrakowShuttle help desk which is available 24/7 by telephone or e-mail. Since 2003 there’s been 90 000 passengers that used our services!

Auschwitz day trip from Krakow

If you are wondering how to plan an Auschwitz day trip from Krakow during your stay, you can find some practical tips here:

  • For your day trip try not to plan any other special activities as most probably you will be tired after coming back to Krakow
  • Eat your breakfast early, you will be picked up for the Auschwitz Tour between 7:30 and 9 a.m., we will inform you about the exact pickup time 12 hours before the tour with a text message and email
  • You can carry your umbrella, extra jumper or backpack with you, but bear in mind that the maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed to carry on the Museum grounds is 30 x 20 x 10 cm — in case you won’t need it you can always leave it in the car, the driver will be waiting for you the entire time.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, it is a walking tour!
  • The weather in Poland can be really tricky so if it is cloudy and chilly bring extra jacket as it might be windy.

You will be back in Krakow around 4 p.m., book KrakowShuttle packed lunch box if you would like to eat something on the way back.

Krakow Tours Auschwitz and Salt Mines

If you short on time during your stay in Krakow, you can always book our Auschwitz and Salt Mine Krakow Tour bundle which will take one full day but you will manage to see both places! In the morning, you will be picked up for Auschwitz Tour directly from your accommodation and you will visit both camps with an English speaking guide. In the afternoon, our bus will take you from Auschwitz to Salt Mine in Wieliczka, where, once again, you will join the tour with museum’s English speaking guide. You will be driven back to your hotel around 6 or 7 p.m.  It will be a long day but we promise you will have enough time to visit both Auschwitz and Salt Mine (both tours aren’t shortened in any way, you will manage to see exactly the same things as you would on the regular tour) and we will make it as comfortable as we can.

Please note that this tour is not available on: 25th of December, 1st of January, Liberation Anniversary, Easter Saturday afternoon, Easter Sunday and March of the Living Day. If you have any doubts about availability of the tour on any particular day, please do not hesitate to ask our staff about it!

Please note that the maximum size of bags and backpacks allowed to carry on the Museum grounds is 30 x 20 x 10 cm. You can always leave your belongings inside the bus which will be parked nearby. Your whole tour is operated by the same driver so you don’t need to worry about your bag being left behind.

Please note that for Balice airport/hotels near the airport pickup the additional fee is 60 PLN per booking.

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic.

lunch option with the tour

No extra fees! All included in the Price!

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Pickup hours: 7:30 - 9:00 Duration: 7 hours