Auschwitz Tour

Should one visit Auschwitz? It is a difficult question, and a deeply personal one. For many people, be they pilgrims on a private journey, backpackers exploring eastern Europe, historians, travellers or native Poles, it is a must. The proximity to Cracow makes a visit to the museums a very real option - the town of Oswiecim (Auschwitz) is an hour and a half journey by car from Cracow. And certainly, having seen the camps (regardless of how many other groups are also filing through) few will regret the experience. The camps and their legacy are an indelible part of today's world, and visiting them is both sobering and edifying.

The basic structures of both camps have survived, and the experience of these is amplified by a number of exhibitions about the major victims of the atrocities, chiefly the Jews, but also Poles, Gypsies and Russians. There are many different exhibits, and the apparatus of the camps, as well as the personal belongings left behind by the victims will speak for themselves.

We will drive you to the museum at Auschwitz from Krakow. We will also arrange for you to have a tour with a museum guide - all are experts on the camps and their legacy. The tour will also include nearby Birkenau (the expansive satellite of the Auschwitz camp), which for many visitors makes a more powerful impression than the first.

As always, we offer unique tours, free of overcrowded buses and full of worthwhile information - on site and on the way there! Our guides are knowledgeable and spirited locals and will make sure you get the most out of your tour.

Price Per Person (up to 10 persons) 160 PLN

Groups over 10 Persons Negotiable

Tour Time: 9 am - 4 pm. Approx. 7 hours

Minimum of 2 people per tour.

Prices include all entrance fees and taxes. Price provided is for English language tours. Tours in other languages: Please contact for information.

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Stuart Green 5th December 2016

Thought provoking & essential tour to remind everyone of recent atrocities. Andrew our driver was very amiable, passed us on a local English speaking guided group of about 25 before a short transfer to Birkenau. Wrap up well if going over winter months!

Ian Draper 4th December 2016

The overall organisation of the tour from hotel pick up to hotel drop off was excellent, with helpful friendly drivers and guide. The visit was well arranged and we had time to relax between elements to relax and absorb the experience. This was in fact my 2nd personal visit this year and I found it helped to formalise my thoughts about the whole holocaust issue.

Lynne Phillips 23rd November 2016

Very interesting but all so very sad but a very good trip.

Peter Rye 18th November 2016

The tour was well organized with pickups throughout Kraków for each hotel, and the visit to Auschwitz is profound and moving. Our Polish guide had a great mix of fact and narrative to convey, as much as he could, the horrors of the place. While a visit to Auschwitz is not a happy-feel-good day, it's extremely moving and needs to be experienced. I have used Kraków Atours before to visit the Salt Mines and they again took great care of us to show us their part of Poland.

Guest 17th November 2016

Picked up on time, friendly helpful driver.

Jane and Ella White 4th November 2016

The tour was fantastic, really informative. The pick up was exactly on time.

David Hickey 4th November 2016

I booked the Auschwitz tour with Freebookers blind. No 3rd party referral. Our driver was punctual, drove carefully, walked us through the procedure at Auschwitz and the day's timetable. All went according to plan. At the end of the day, we were dropped outside our apartment. I will not hesitate to use Freebookers in the future.

Freya 1st November 2016

Fantastic. Well organised. On time. Incredibly informative and friendly.

V. Fullbrook 28th October 2016

Very moving and guide was very informed

Georgina Harper 25th October 2016

The tour itself was really good and very educational.

Paul Townend 23rd October 2016

Excellent guide, Anna.

Mateusz Wilk 17th October 2016

Friendly driver; well organised tour; according to plan and schedule.

Eleanor Martin 17th October 2016

An unforgettable experience

Wendy Little 14th October 2016

Brilliant very organised hassle free tour with great drivers and guides.

Acey Weston 13th October 2016

An emotional journey into the past. A definite must see, so much to learn and feel. Prompt pick up and great treatment by the driver and tour guide, both very welcoming.

Mark Holmes 13th October 2016

Well organised. Very informative.

Margaret Rathbone 10th October 2016

The pick up was on time - Artur, our driver was very helpful and informative about the area we were travelling to and we liked him very much. Auschwitz was very emotional - it is so important to keep the memorial alive and ensure people learn from it. Our guide on the tour was superb.

Guest 7th October 2016

The only improvement would be if they opened more building and let different groups go in different buildings so they weren't so crowded.

Nicole Del Sesto 4th October 2016

fantastic!

Wendy Singleton 3rd October 2016

We were picked up from our hotel on time, our driver (Andrew)was very nice and helpful. Our guide for the Auschwitz Tour was absolutely fantastic. He has been doing it 10 years and was full of enthusiasm and was happy to answer any questions. He spoke with compassion and was full of knowledge. I can't remember his name, but it started with V

Guest 2nd October 2016

very organized. tour leader was very informed

Greenwell 28th September 2016

Prompt pick up. Well organised. Comfortable mini bus. Grateful for the umbrellas provided as the weather was quite wet. Very emotional tour.

Guest 27th September 2016

It was well organized. The driver was on-time. The tour was very good.

Linda Brennan 25th September 2016

Eva our guide was amazing, everything was v efficient and organised, recommended

Sean Prendergast 21st September 2016

It's a must. We had a great guide with good English

Sean Prendergast 21st September 2016

It's a must. We had a great guide with good English

Mrs Joann Gavin 20th September 2016

This tour was everything I would expect from a great tour, the driver was fantastic, he drove carefully and told us lots of information, he was pleasant and polite and very very helpful as we had 2 individuals with learning disabilities in our group. Cannot praise him enough. He is a valuable asset to your company. The trip was life changing, the sites are much bigger than I thought and being there made the situation somehow more real, if that makes sense. A must see, well done.

Pat Murray 31st August 2016

Excellent tour,picked up from hotel bang on time by Arthur for our trip to auschwitz,very professional trip to a pretty harrowing place,guided tour a bit rushed by excellent guide but I can see why it has to be this way

Wilfred Plante 24th August 2016

I would like to thank you & your staff for an unforgetable experience the guide we had was clear & knowledgable. I will never forget the sights & feeling I got while reliving the horrible things that happened there. Will & theresa Plante

Anne-Marie Scott 24th August 2016

Great driver, knowledgeable guide but very rushed - no time to even read information.

Wilfred Plante 24th August 2016

I would like to thank you & your staff for an unforgetable experience the guide we had was clear & knowledgable. I will never forget the sights & feeling I got while reliving the horrible things that happened there. Will & theresa Plante

Guest 22nd August 2016

interesting thought provoking

Guest 25th July 2016

I thought our guide David Kennedy was excellent. Such an emotional subject is hard to present in a calm but sensitive way, which he did admirably

Guest 23rd July 2016

Auschwitz itself was a real eye opener. However, the ride was VERY bumpy and felt a bit awkward

Guest 21st July 2016

The tour was very well arranged. The pickup service was in time, the tour guide was very pleasant to listen to and we got a realistic impression of the camps. Two small points of critique: so now and then it felt like we had to hurry from one place to another, as it was very crowded within the buildings of Auschwitz especially. This did not feel quite right with respect to the disasters that happened there, as the spot turned into a real touristic attraction. Also, the headphones we were wearing during the tour were disturbed so that it was difficult to hear what our guide was telling. The loud noise got me a little bit annoyed.

John Blute 17th July 2016

The tour was very well organized from a timely pickup to a guide who was passionate about telling this story.

LEVI TEHILA 13th July 2016

wellorganized and carried out toperfection

Guest 12th July 2016

It was well organised with a courteous driver who picked us up from our apartment and a knowledgeable guide whobwas very informative and helpful.

LEVI TEHILA 11th July 2016

The driver was was exeptional. HE was friendly , polite and educated .He was very knowledgeable.He organised our visit perfectly.

Guest 10th July 2016

Everything went smoothly.

Charlotte 9th July 2016

The tour was amazing! Guide very informative, would recommend a guide through out the tour as you are able to ask questions. Lunch was provided during the break.

Ian Mellor 29th June 2016

Fantastic and awe inspiring.

Alison Armitt 27th June 2016

Really thought I had to go to see this place to fully understand the events that happened there. I would of loved more time to stand and contemplate the surroundings but the guides keep you moving at a steady pace. I did feel rushed. Once visited though never forgotten.

Guest 25th June 2016

Very efficient organization. Friendly personnel. Not one single negative point.

Barry Williams 22nd June 2016

Very moving but professionally presented. the guideas superb.

Duane Bridger 22nd June 2016

Very insightful. The guide was knowledgable and passionate.

Mike Tomcik 21st June 2016

Our tour guide was not very receptive to questions,and we couldn't stay long in any one spot, but considering the crowd that needed to move along I don't think it could have been better.

Cheryl Jones 18th June 2016

The tour was excellent! Very well organised! The tour guide was so knowledgable, and very interesting to listen to. She was very friendly and obviously enjoyed her job. Her name was Magda. I think she told us everything she knew.

Cheryl Jones 18th June 2016

The tour was excellent! Very well organised! The tour guide was so knowledgable, and very interesting to listen to. She was very friendly and obviously enjoyed her job. Her name was Magda. I think she told us everything she knew.

James Vegella 16th June 2016

Guide was very nice. Spoke perfect English. Told us all the highlights. If you are ever in Krakow you must take this tour.