Guided tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours
Guided tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Visit local tours

From US$ 16.46 per person

Explore one of the darkest chapters in 20th-century European history on a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. See the original buildings of the infamous concentration camps with the help of an experienced guide.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • Explore the dark history of Europe during World War II
  • Take advantage of a fast access ticket and skip-the-line entrance
  • Visit the site where the Nazis committed their atrocities
  • Look at the haunting personal artifacts of the victims
Full description

Learn about one of the darkest chapters in 20th-century European history on this guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

Make your own way to the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in your own vehicle or by public transport (bus or train). The journey from Krakow takes approximately 1.5 hours. When you arrive, meet your host who will give you your ticket and introduce you to the group.

Skip the queue line with pre-booked entrance and pass through the airport security-style check before entering the Memorial. Inside the Auschwitz I museum, embark on a guided walking tour with a professional certified educator for approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. Next. proceed to the Auschwitz Birkenau II memorial for a 1-hour guided walking tour.

After this, walk around on your own and spend time as long as you want inside Auschwitz-Birkenau II. Return to your hotel by bus, car or train yourself (transport is not included in the price).

Please be aware that the lunch break is only about 10 minutes, so it is advisable if you bring a packed lunch with you.

  • Auschwitz-Birkenau skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Local host assistance
  • Licensed guide
  • Headset for during the tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from Krakow or other cities
  • Parking fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet in front of luggage storage located next to the entrance to the museum.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • As per the requirements of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, all participants are required to provide their full name and contact details as part of the booking
  • Entrance may be refused if the name provided on the booking is not identical to the name on the ID provided when entering
  • Owing to the requirements, all tickets to the museum are non-refundable. Please consider your purchase carefully
  • Bags bigger than 20x30x10 centimeters are not allowed in the Auschwitz museum
  • You are reminded that this is a memorial site; please dress appropriately
  • Eating, smoking, and loud behavior are not permitted inside the museum
  • The camps are not adapted for wheelchair users. If you use a wheelchair and still decide to visit, please go with someone who can assist you
  • The pace and duration of the tours are determined by the memorial's visitor service. Unfortunately, GetYourGuide and your guide have no influence on the duration of the break times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 749 reviews

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The actual tour of the camps was informative; worth visiting. The parking however is confusing at best, there is parking at each of the locations but they have people directing vehicles to lots further away where you pay to park separately at each location. Because you are further away this also makes you late for your tours.

March 23, 2023

Bemühter Guide, nett, kennt sich aus und konnte auf Fragen antworten. Wir fuhren nach der Führung in Auschwitz 1, gemeinsam mit ihr mit dem Shuttle zu Auschwitz 2 und nach dieser Führung wieder zurück. Nach falscher Buchung konnte mir das freundliche Service weiterhelfen und alles konnte richtig umgebucht werden. Organisierung top. Sehr zu empfehlen!

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March 23, 2023

The guide was very Informative. The only negative point I would say is by the end of the tour I experienced a bit of hurry and the guide didn't give much information. But the first part in museum was really impressive and informative compared to the second which was in birkenau.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 223212