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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Szatkowska 25th July 2017

Very sad but everyone must see.

Kim Jardine 25th June 2017

The tour was excellent, the guide spoke very good English.

Bonnie Isaacson 29th May 2017

Fantastic job - driver was very friendly and spoke English well. Museum guides are terrific and make no doubt about the horrors that happened there.

Anne Crowley 28th May 2017

It's hard to say brilliant for such a moving place, but speaking of the tour and guide and service this was a 10

Selina Hughes 23rd May 2017

I loved every moment of this trip Completely worth a visit so interesting and surreal.

Guest 23rd May 2017

Everything was great. The only changes I would recommend would be to give more time at each camp. Auschwitz I has several really good exhibitions that we did not look at and I think some time (maybe 30 minutes or so) given to visitors to freely wander around Birkenau would be useful.

Nicki Davidson 22nd May 2017

I am very pleased that we visited Auschwitz, however, the tour guide we had was very young and had only been a guide for a week so that knowledge that she passed on was very limited. We were disappointed with the guide and found ourselves trying to listen in on other groups.

Guest 16th April 2017

Very informative tour, emotional and hard hitting.

Sandra Hyde / Jeff Johnson 10th April 2017

Our guide was not good at all. First of all, she was late and so we had to stand around and wait for her to arrive. Then she was very curt and unfriendly. She did not want to answer our questions, or if she did deign to answer anything, she made us feel stupid for asking and only repeated what she had already told us, offering no further information or explanation. We heard other guides giving a lot more additional and more interesting information, but our guide practically just read what was on the posted information signs, which we could have done ourselves. Some people on our tour even turned their audio devices to another channel just to get other information from other guides!!! Overall, our guide made it a very very disappointing experience. I would not recommend to anyone at all. (Our driver for the day was nice but all he had to do was pick us up, drive us, and return us to krakow, which he did ok, although his driving on the way back was kind of wild and he almost hit 2 bicyclists, actually cut off another bicyclist (she yelled at him a lot and loudly!), and nearly hit a pedestrian in separate incidences...a little disturbing.) Auschwitz itself was very interesting, as was Birkenau, just wish we had had a different guide so we could have left enlightened and not just disappointed in the tour.

Christine Kelly 7th April 2017

The journey to Auschwitz began right on time; we were collected from our Hotel Reception and travelled by people carrier with an additional six people. The journey took over one hour and was hassle free. Auschwitz 1 is first stop and is quite busy, if you need to use the toilet you will need 1.5 Polish zloty so have some change with you - this is no big deal as entrance to the site is free and I only mention it for information purposes! Our driver parked and we had 20 minutes of free time to wander gift shops etc. As there is no time for this after the first tour. Our driver gave us clear directions and liaising with our guide and other groups was no problem. Our guide was excellent, as was the tour and upon completion, our driver was waiting for us and gave us lunch (ham and cheese roll and water). You have 10 minutes before transferring to Birkenau. Again, the transfer and liaison with our guide and other groups went smoothly. This part of the tour was also excellent but it is vast and there is quite a long walk however, I was really moved by the whole experience. The journey home was also hassle free. I can't praise Freebookers enough, there was nothing to fault and I am a perfectionist.

Paul Swift 29th March 2017

Expected some information on the journey there but I suppose it is safer if the driver concentrates on the road.

Jeff Smith 28th March 2017

Well organised tour with a pleasant and informative guide. Tour only spoilt by disrespectful acts of other visitors. Jews would you believe! Talking and takingboictures at inappropriate moments and a large group matching and chanting along railway tracks.unbelievable

Will Abbott 15th March 2017

Informative and the driver was helpful.

Yvonne Brown 13th March 2017

Fist class service from pick up at the hotel to drop off

Jo Langley 12th March 2017

Tom? Our driver was great

Jaque Grinberg 14th February 2017

Pick up was exactly on time; guide was brilliant - knowledgeable, sympathetic - 'lunch' was lousy, but who has an appetite in this place

Guest 10th February 2017

The guide was superb but it all felt a little rushed with no time to stop and reflect on things you were seeing Our driver was a little grumpy and made us feel unwelcome

Lois Williams 8th February 2017

Our driver Helena? Was wonderful. She was waiting for us in reception. The drive was smooth and safe and she chatted to us in great English giving us information and answering questions. She looked after us really well. Nothing was too much trouble and she guided and transported us throughout. The tour guide at Auschwitz was very good, very informative. All together would strongly recommend.

Darren Pooley 5th February 2017

The tour was very well handled, the English tour guide we joined was very informative, explained a lot of the detail in a sensitive way, and was always sympathetic to those that had suffered at the camps. We saw a lot of more of the camp than we had anticipated, with access to several barracks and areas that we hadn't expected. I can't say it was a great experience, purely because of the nature of the place itself, but I can say I was very grateful I had taken the tour, to gain a true understanding of what took place there and to pay my respects to those that suffered. I would recommend taking the tour, because of the historical relevance and the quality of the tour provided.

Melissa Burley 31st January 2017

The Auschwitz tour was very well organised. We were picked up promptly from outside our hotel, the driver explained the order of the day and gave us instructions on where we need to be at certain times etc. At Auschwitz we had an English speaking tour guide who was very knowledgable and gave us all a great insight into the realities of such a horrific period in history. We are provided with a sandwich and a drink from our driver, and there was also snacks available at the cafe. Overall the day at Auschwitz-Birkenau was eye opening, saddening but also very insteresting at the same time. I would definitely recommend booking through this company for the Auschwitz tour.

Guest 24th January 2017

Slightly rushed at Auschwitz1 but guide was excellent

Beth Appleby 20th January 2017

Fantastic tour, no negatives at all to mention! We were picked up on time by a friendly driver in a lovely taxi. Tour was amazing, guide was great and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

Steve Powell 4th January 2017

Your driver was very good picking us up from our hotel at the scheduled time. We got to Auschwitz about 40 minutes ahead of our scheduled tour time of 10.30 and then had to wait in the cold for about another half hour until it was our group's turn to take the tour. The guide was excellent and the tour was very thought provoking.

Nigel Barrett 22nd December 2016

Very good logistics and tour

Leigh Mason 21st December 2016

The driver was on time but was not very talkative it seemed a bit like a military exercise and felt rushed its very much like it's all about making money rather than the experience it seemed very rushed.

Aisling Kelly 16th December 2016

Tour was excellent - downside was the amount of people visiting which made the visit rushed with no time to dwell on where you were. Tour organisation excellent.

Delyse Dalton 11th December 2016

Sad but so compelling

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.