Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau Private Tour from Krakow

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  • Day Tour
  • Max People: 30
  • Krakow

Explore Holocaust History with an Auschwitz Tour from Kraków

Allow Poland At War Tours to take you on an exploration of the infamous German Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz, a solemn reminder of the atrocities committed during World War II. Auschwitz, the German name given to the camp, is located in the Polish city of Oświęcim. Join us on a special guided tour of both Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II – Birkenau, and engage with a past that should never be forgotten.

Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through Auschwitz I, initially an abandoned Polish Army barracks before World War II. Learn about the transformation of this site into a concentration camp, where countless innocent lives were imprisoned and lost. Witness the cells, the execution wall, and other haunting spaces within the camp as you reflect on the profound impact of human actions.

Honor the Fallen on a Guided Historical Walking Tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau

We then take the short journey to Auschwitz II – Birkenau and walk through the iconic gate that so many Jews, along with victims of various backgrounds, traveled through, never to return. See the ramp where prisoners were off-loaded from trains and the path leading to the gas chambers and crematoria. Learn about the desperate actions of the German forces who, as they fled the advancing Soviet Army, attempted to destroy evidence of their crimes by blowing up these grim structures.

It is estimated that approximately 1.1 million people died at Auschwitz, encompassing not only Jews but also Poles, Romani people, Soviet POWs, and others. Through this tour, we honor their memory and state unequivocally – Never Again!

Before you leave, take a moment to reflect on the enormity of the history surrounding you, and commit to remembering and educating others about the Holocaust and the importance of standing against hatred and intolerance.

(If you would like to embark on a longer tour focused on Poland’s wartime past, have a look at our Multi-Day WW2 Tours of Poland.)

Booking a tour to Auschwitz:

If you would like to book a tour to Auschwitz, please contact us directly, with advanced notice, to ensure we can secure your tickets for the date you would like to visit. Tours of Auschwitz are highly regulated by the Auschwitz Museum and therefore, our tours are based on options set out by the Museum. All guides for our Auschwitz tours are licenced by the Auschwitz Museum.

Please note – The Auschwitz Museum requires that all visitors show photo identification prior to entry. Therefore, to book your tickets to Auschwitz, we will need the exact names from everyone in your party as they appear on the identification they will produce on entry to Auschwitz. Failure to produce identification or names of people within the party could potentially lead to those persons not being allowed entry to Auschwitz. We hope you will understand the need for these procedures at the Auschwitz Museum and we ask for your patience so that we can ensure you and your party have the experience you hope for at this most important site of remembrance.

Please also note Auschwitz is approximately 70km from Krakow and can take up to 1.5hrs, each way, to complete the journey. We can arrange travel to Auschwitz on the day of your tour from your Krakow hotel. Ask us for details.

Min/ Max guests:

Please note – Ticket price is set by the Auschwitz Museum and relates to length of tour and group size, specifically:

  • 1-10 people
  • 11-20 people
  • 21-30 people

The Auschwitz Museum offers three levels of tour:

3.5-hour tour

A general tour that takes you to Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

6-hour tour

A study tour that takes you deeper into the history of the Auschwitz complex taking in sites that are not visited on the general tour. These sites include the reception centre, Kanada, and Crematoria IV, V, VI at Birkenau.

8-hour Study Tour

This tour can be done all in one day or split over two days as two 4-hour tours. On the 8-hour tour, you will see everything included in the 6-hour tour, plus more, including the Judenrampe situated between Auschwitz I and II where people were initially unloaded until a rail spur was added to take people directly into Birkenau for selection.


Auschwitz tours are walking tours and will require a lot of walking. Wheelchair access is restricted in some places at Auschwitz, specifically in the barracks at Auschwitz I. Please consider that elsewhere at Auschwitz I and II you will be travelling over rough ground. Contact us for more information.

The museum advises that a tour of Auschwitz is not recommended for children under the age of 14 years old.

Special Notes

Sturdy walking shoes required.

Bring weather appropriate clothing, sun-protective clothing, hat, and sunscreen in summer, warm clothing in winter.

Ensure you bring along any snacks and water you will need for the journey, however can be purchased at the Museum.

Price From

€288 (incl of VAT)

Price Includes

  • Transport to and from Auschwitz from either Krakow or Warsaw, alternatively, meet us there.
  • Entry into the Museum.(ask us about tours in French and Spanish)
  • Fully licenced and highly experienced English and Polish speaking Auschwitz guide. Tours in other languages can be arranged. Ask us for details.

Price Excludes

  • Costs involved with travel to & from Poland.
  • Costs involved with travel to & from Gdansk from elsewhere in Poland.
  • Accommodation.(unless previously arranged).
  • Airport or train station transfers, however can be arranged.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner throughout tour.
  • Activities outside of the quoted itinerary.
  • Gratuities (e.g., for guides, hospitality) at the discretion of guests.
  • Other personal expenses.
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