Auschwitz & Birkenau
About Auschwitz & Birkenau
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 Krakow (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 Krakow. 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.
Prices and Group Bookings
Price Per Person (up to 10 persons) 180 PLN
Groups over 10 Persons Negotiable
What’s included in the price?
8-seater van transport with hotel pickup/drop off, entrance fees included, headset rental included. On site join others for larger group tour guided in English by someone licensed directly with the museum. The snack provided is a sandwich plus water.
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.
Auschwitz & Birkenau Reviews
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Amanda Weis 5th Jul 2018
We LOVED the tour!! Richard was our driver, and he carefully explained how the day would proceed (much appreciated), stayed with us until we had found our group and received our headphones (again, really appreciated, as it was a little chaotic with so many people).
Everything went as scheduled.
We (my husband and I) sat up front on the way back to Krakow and we got a chance to talk to him. We chatted all things Krakow, he answered questions we had about things we saw along the way, and we chatted sport/general nonsense.
Our tour guide in Auschwitz was Lucasz. Also great. He was informative, respectful, and could answer any/all questions posed.
Doug Davidson 30th Jun 2018
Well organized and on time. The bag lunch was dreadful.
Guest 22nd Jun 2018
Our tour guide was excellent . She was one of the best tour guide I have come across .you could not improve on that.
Chris Metcalf 18th Jun 2018
The tour is amazing it is important we all learn the history of what happened
Trudi Luxford 16th Jun 2018
Pick up was on time and driver friendly . Felt the tour was a bit rushed, appreciate a big group but sometimes we didn’t have enough time to read everything.
Steve Tomlinson 15th Jun 2018
The Auschwitz Tour was very emotional, very informative and well organised. The only problem, this is a personal opinion, it was hurried, too quick.
Maureen Gore 12th Jun 2018
Although a very distressing, sad & harrowing experience I think it’s a trip that had to be done.
Danielle Gault 2nd Jun 2018
great service many thanks
Holly Clark 2nd Jun 2018
The tour was brilliant. Really well organised. We were told via email that we would be picked up at 8:10am from our hotel and we were picked up exactly on time! Couldn’t ask for a better organised day. The lady who picked us up was really friendly and helpful!
Guest 28th May 2018
While I can’t say I enjoyed the tour, I can say that this tour is a must. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, didn’t dramatize (because this place doesn’t need dramatic enhancement of the information, the facts alone are enough), and was very respectful of her surroundings. I hope our society never becomes so callous that we can come here and not feel sadness and anger and a sense of loss, regardless of race or religion.
Photos by Dennis Jarvis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archer10) and Jason M Ramos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaysmark)