Auschwitz Tour from Krakow

from $3245 pp

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"Was a brilliant tour - very moving. Guide was very knowledgable and was happy to answer our questions." Julie, Manchester

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Comfort Tour includes:

  • Pick up from a convenient meeting point
  • Transport to Auschwitz Camp from Krakow
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport back to Krakow
  • All fees and tickets included!
  • Documentary movie subject to availability

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Extra time after the tour

Take advantage of an extra moment to reflect on your experience

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What you will see

In your programme

  • Main gate "Arbeit macht frei"
  • Objects of everyday use
  • Personal belongings
  • Gas chambers
  • Pictures of individual prisoners
  • Original documents
  • Crematoria
  • Original wooden barracks
  • Bathhouse
  • Watchtower

You walk into the camp throught the main gate just like the thousands of its prisoners, looking up at the infamous sign 'Arbeit macht frei'. Highly ironic, as most of them were never to see the outside world again.

You see for yourself the living conditions of the prisoners while visiting the blocks. People say the most horrifying sight are the piles of personal belongings taken from the prisoners, as well as the gas chamber and the Death Wall which remind us of their sad fate. It is especially important to remember them today. As George Santayana said:

“Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it”.

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Entrance gate "Arbeit macht frei"

See for yourself the gate that Auschwitz prisoners passed every day returning to their barracks from emaciating work.

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Railway trucks

These are original rails used by the Nazis. Prisoners were transported by cattle wagons in terrible conditions.

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Personal belongings

All that was left after the murdered were piles of personal belongings - glassess, childrens’ shoes, hairbrushes...

About tour

Exemplary itinerary for the Comfort Tour

Pick up
Morning pick-up or afternoon one during the high season, depending on your location, and 1h30min journey by minibus to Auschwitz from Krakow. 
If you have any requests regarding the time of the tour, please make a note while booking it.

The Auschwitz Concentration Camp Tour takes about 2 hours, then you are transferred to the second camp, Birkenau. The tour continues for around 1h 20min

Free time
After the guide has left, you'll have 15 min free time to reflect on the experience or visit the camp's book store

Transport back to Krakow
You will be dropped off at your accommodation or by the Market Square if requested

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Our tip

We recommend to take your own refreshments or a packed lunch as there is no lunch bar or deli at the Museum. Bottle of water and a hat is advisable during the hot sunny weather.

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Please note that the tour is not running on the following days: 1.04.2018, 24.12.2018, 25.12.2018.
Standard language: English
Other languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish available on request.

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Pick-up locations

For Budget tours: Hotel meeting point: Powisle 5 street next to Sheraton Grand Hotel

For Comfort tours: We will choose the closes meeting point for you, they are as follows: 1. Hilton Garden Inn 2. Qubus 3. Galaxy 4. Holiday Inn 5. Sheraton Grand 6. Golden Tulip/Lobzowska 7. Park Inn 8. Andels Hotel (all availabilities may vary)

Tour Options & Prices

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choice of over 78% travellers


Licensed guide up to 30 people

All fees and tickets included

Walk from any central hotel to your pick up

up to 25 min

up to 15 min

up to 2 min

Pick up point

1 pick up point (city center)

8 pick up points

at your hotel

Transport vehicle

60 person BUS

20 person MINIBUS

8 person VAN

Free time after your tour

no time guaranteed

15 min

30 min

Price for a party of




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Our Customers love this tour

90 000 travellers each year


Nothing to improve. I was surprised everything ran so smooth
and for the price was an absolute bargain.


Decide on a wim to got to poland and used this company to book the hotel and tours and to be honest i wasn't disappointed. Being kept informed by text message as to the trips times and pickups and drop off was absolutely spot on

Reviewed by: Paul S.

Comment date: 2017-09-21


My father and brother have just come back from a 3 day trip to Poland visiting Auschwitz They have had nothing but praise for the excellent service that your organization provided from the moment they were picked up from the Airport by your driver, to the helpfulness of the Hotel staff and the tour of Auschwitz where they were very impressed by the driver that escorted them there and back and also by the tour guide. This was a Christmas present from me to them and it helps make it even more special when you have the ease of mind that it is run by such a professional outfit such as yours. I will tell people what a good service you provide if they want to travel to Poland .

Reviewed by: Micheal

Comment date: 2017-09-15


“Huikea kokemus!” Huikea, pysäyttävä kokemus ihmisen pahuudesta lähihistoriassamme. On tärkeää, että näitä paikkoja suojellaan ja pidetään yllä tulevia sukupolvia varten, jotta emme koskaan unohtaisi miljoonien viattomien ihmisten karmeaa kohtaloa. Laadukas opastus, mutta hieman kiirettähän siinä pidettiin, jotta 4-5 tunnissa ehdimme kaiken nähdä. Varsinkin Birkenaun puolella saimme kuitenkin kävellä rauhallisemmin ja aistia historian hirveyksiä yhdessä oppaan kanssa. Oli mielenkiintoista kävellä junaradan pielusta kohtaan, jossa juutalaiset nousivat vaunuista ja edelleen kävellä heidän jalanjälkiään kaasukammion ja krematorion luokse. Unohtumaton, pysäyttävä kokemus!

Reviewed by: Niko-Janne – Finland

Comment date: 2017-09-11


“Indrukwekkend” Het is een hele reis ernaartoe, ben blij dat ik het tevoren (thuis) al geboekt had, alles goed op tijd

Reviewed by: Anna – Netherlands

Comment date: 2017-09-03


“company and driver brilliant” got in touch with us the night before on time in the morning everything was great all day .would book with these again

Reviewed by: micheal

Comment date: 2017-09-02




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Before your visit

What time will you pick us up for the tour?

The pick-up time depends on the Auschwitz guide's reservation which may vary from day to day. We run morning and / or afternoon tour, please contact us for detailed information. We always send an email with a tour voucher and exact time of your pick-up 3 days prior to your tour date. If you have any preference you may email us or put a request in a request box, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

How many people will be on the van?

To guarantee you a comfortable journey, we use two types of vehicles for transport: Mercedes Vito (8 seater) and Mercedes Sprinter (14 and 20 seater). If you are travelling with luggage you don't have to worry - it'll fit into the minibus.

How long does the tour last?

The tour with a guide lasts around 3,5 hours. The transfer time is around 1,5 hrs one way. The whole tour takes 6,5 - 7 hrs.

Where is the meeting point for the tour?

In case of a Budget Tour we choose the most convenient meeting point near the Old Town - Radison Blu Hotel, Straszewskiego 17, Kraków. If you book a Comfort or Premium Tour, our minibus picks you up from your hotel (hostel or apartment) within Krakow central area only, at the time stated in your tour voucher, unless it is impossible then a meeting point will be assigned (very often it is the case if your accommodation is located within the Old Town). Please note we can only guarantee a hotel pick up if the full address of your Krakow accommodation is provided.

How long do we stay in Auschwitz?

The tour around Auschwitz takes about 2 hours and the tour around Birkenau lasts about 1.5 hour.

How far is it from Krakow to Auschwitz?

The distance between Krakow and Auschwitz is about 40 miles. The journey takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Can children visit the memorial?

It is not advised by the Auschwitz Museum that children under the age of 12 visit the camps as the stories and photos are violent and cruel. However, it is the decision of the parents. Please note it is not allowed to bring prams and strollers to the campsite.

Is there any lunch break during the tour?

There is only around 10-minute break between visiting both camps. Therefore we advise to take some packed lunch with you. It is also possible to buy some snacks at the museum's shop but consumption is not allowed on the premises of the camps.

I am a wheelchair user, will I be able to see the museum?

Yes. Wheelchair users are requested to have a companion to assist them during the tour. It is necessary to have a folding wheelchair which will fit into the van. Please note that some sites in Auschwitz are accessible only by steps. It is recommended that wheelchair users take private tour rather than group tour so the guide can adjust to their individual needs.

I am an elderly person, I don't think I can manage to walk such a long distance. Could you provide a wheelchair?

Wheelchairs can be hired from the museum free of charge. Please inform us upon booking, by requesting the wheelchair in the 'other requests' box, to make sure we secure its availability. Please note that paths are not wheelchair adapted and not all exhibitions are accessible by wheelchair. It is neccessary that a wheelchair user has a companion to push the wheelchair.

If I feel tired in the middle of the tour can I go back to the minivan?

You can either go back to the minivan or to the restaurant located close to the museum and wait for the rest of the group. Our driver is always at the spot (parking lot) ready to help you.

Can I take pictures at the Museum?

Taking pictures without the flash is allowed at the Musuem, except certain exhibitions, which are excluded to honor the victims of the Holocaust. (block no. 4) and the basement of block no. 11.

When do I receive free time in the Quality Tour?

The 15 min extra time is given after the tour has finished at Birkenau Camp and the guide has left the group.

Can I take the Auschwitz Tour and the Salt Mine Tour on one day?

Yes, it is possible. In that case depending on your tour option, itinerary and your hotel location you will return to Krakow for some time to be soon picked up again. We advise to take some packed lunch and snacks with you. Most convenient solution to accommodate both Tours in one day is to upgrade them to a private transfer. In that case you have a vehicle to yourself, which will allow you to go to the Salt Mine directly from the Auschwitz Tour and have more time to spare.

What size bags are allowed in the Auschwitz Museum?

The bags should not exceed the limit of 30cm x 20cm x 10cm. It is strictly controlled by the staff at the Museum.

What's the difference between the Budget Tour, Comfort Tour and Premium Tour?

Basic Tour: the pick up from your hotel is not guaranteed; you may be asked to make your way to a meeting point nearby. Quality Tour: you have a guaranteed hotel pick up. LUX Tour: hotel pickup and private transfer is guaranteed - you have the whole vehicle for yourself. The Quality Tour guarantees 15 minutes of extra time at the end of the tour, while in case of Basic Tour it is not guaranteed. LUX Tour guarantees 30 minutes of free time after the tour has finished, or 45 if you upgrade.

Is E2P a licensed tour operator?

E2P is one of few lincensed tour operators in Krakow which means that we can offer you a full service (including guide assistance), not only transport to Auschwitz. As we're a licensed tour operator we provide money protection to all our Clients. What is more, we hold a public liability insurance with ALLIANZ Insurance Company. Moreover, to keep the highest standards of online payments safety we closely cooperate with PROTX, DOTPAY and BARCLAYS BANK. Please note that some companies offer only transport to Auschwitz advertising it as an "Auschwitz Tour". Film projection, guide's assistance and headphones are a high additional cost about which you may find out when you arrive at the Museum. Escape2Poland includes all fees.

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