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Warsaw: Warsaw Ghetto Private Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Warsaw: Warsaw Ghetto Private Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

Experience an informative and impressive tour of the Warsaw Ghetto. The topic of this tour is the history of the establishment and liquidation of the largest ghetto in Europe. In 1940 the Nazis established the ghetto in the heart of Warsaw. Over 400,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were crammed in an area of 4 square kilometers. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, and disease and more than 300,000 were killed in Treblinka extermination camp. As a result of the attempt to completely liquidate the ghetto, an uprising broke out in 1943. The unequal struggle between the rebels against the armed German troops lasted nearly one month. In revenge, the Nazis completely destroyed the ghetto. It was survived by only a few Jews including Władysław Szpilman, the hero of the movie “The Pianist” by Roman Polanski. Before the Second World War, the second largest Jewish community lived in Warsaw, making up 30 percent of the entire city population. Within less than 3 years, the Jewish community no longer existed in Warsaw. During this 3-hour tour you will explore the real places and hear authentic stories. Discover fragments of the ghetto walls, the last street of the ghetto, and neighborhoods that were located within the ghetto. Visit the only synagogue that survived the Second World War and is still in operation. Find out where the supposed logic of destruction came from and how the plan of the final solution was put into action. Learn about everyday life in the ghetto, why the Jews took up arms, and who helped them. Discover the symbolism of the Umschlagplatz (collection point) and the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. Although the ghetto has no longer existed for a long time, its history needs to be told.

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

2. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

Meet your driver and get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. This private trip starts the day with a drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5 hours guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5 hours journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town you can also see Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall, thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. You will get picked up after your time in Krakow and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening.

Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

3. Warsaw: Full-day Tour to Krakow and Auschwitz by Train

Following an early morning pickup from your accommodation in Warsaw, get transferred to the train station with a private vehicle. Your English-speaking driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. After a short train ride, you will be welcomed by a local English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation to Auschwitz. Embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Start the tour with a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp where you'll learn about how its establishment by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz continue the tour to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. Between 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Around 90% of them were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5-hour journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town, visit Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican, and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall. Absorb the city's unique atmosphere with its thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip, there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. After your time in Krakow board the train at about 7.30 PM, get picked up at the platform and be transferred from the train station back to your hotel in Warsaw.

From Warsaw: Private tour of the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's HQ

4. From Warsaw: Private tour of the Wolf's Lair, Hitler's HQ

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodations in Warsaw. Take a drive deep into the Masurian woods, a beautiful countryside full of forests and lakes. Arrive at the Wolf’s lair and meet your English-speaking guide. Venture deep into the complex of bunkers. The site functioned as its own independent city during the war, complete with its own power plant, water supply, cinema, casino, central telephone-radio, airport and railway station. An 800 hectacre complex was hidden in the forest. Learn about the time that Hitler spent at the Wolf’s Lair. See the room where the failed assassination attempt on Hitler’s life took place. Afterwards, drive back to your accommodations in Warsaw.

Warsaw: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Ticket

5. Warsaw: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Ticket

Learn about the centuries of Jewish history in Poland, from when the first communites settled in the country, right up until the present day. Explore 8 different galleries that will educate in an interactive way through visual and audio materials, as well as artifacts and paintings. Discover more about the most significant moments of Jewish history in the country. This includes the birth of the communities, the role of individual Jewish figures throughout Polish society, and how the Holocaust drastically impacted the Jews of Poland. See also how is their culture being revived after the Second World War.

Warsaw: Private Full-Day Wolf's Lair Tour

6. Warsaw: Private Full-Day Wolf's Lair Tour

Wolf’s Lair is a complex of huge and tremendous bunkers, located in a picturesque land full of woods and lakes called Masuria. It is one of the most ravishing regions of Poland and is worth a visit to the breathtaking natural scenery alone. This is a secret complex of multi-story bunkers that are completely hidden from the world which were the witness to some of the most important moments of the Second World War. This is the place where the Operation Barbarossa, the secret plan to invade the Soviet Union, was being led. It is also where the decision to build the extermination camps was taken and was also where the unsuccessful assassination of Hitler took place in July 1944. Despite being blown up during the retreat of Germans in January 1945, Wolf’s Liar is still very impressive. The colossal concrete bunkers spread around the huge area show the military impetus and power of Nazi Germany. Hitler wasn’t the only one to quarter there, with many of the most important people of the Third Reich such as Goering, Bormann, Keitel, and Jodl, having also had bunkers in the Wolf’s Liar. The historic value of the place and its beautiful surroundings attract over 250 thousand tourists from all over the world each year. On the way back you will visit one of the three places: Mamerki, where you can see more bunkers, a medieval castle, or a beautiful Baroque church with a spectacular interior.

Warsaw: Treblinka Heartbreaking Concentration Camp Tour

7. Warsaw: Treblinka Heartbreaking Concentration Camp Tour

After being collected from your accommodation in Warsaw, you will make your way towards Treblinka, the biggest Nazi camp in all of Europe. The camp is only a 1 hour drive from Warsaw, and once having arrived, your guided tour will begin. During World War II, there were almost 2 million people killed by Nazi Germany in Treblinka and Auschwitz-Birkenau, a smaller concentration camp that lies outside of Krakow. Treblinka is a very impressive and touching place when it comes to the history, of which you will learn about throughout your tour here. In the central part of a field full of stones, you will discover the famous must-see monument of "The Victims of Holocaust". During your trip you will also see the “Never Again” stone, which is dedicated to the Janusz Korczak commemoration. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your point of origin in Warsaw.

6 Hour Private Car Tour to Treblinka With Hotel Pickup

8. 6 Hour Private Car Tour to Treblinka With Hotel Pickup

Experience an informative tour of the Treblinka extermination camp. Jews from occupied Poland, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Yugoslavia, Slovakia, and the Soviet Union were transported daily to Treblinka and, upon arrival, exterminated in specially built gas chambers. In August 1943 an armed uprising broke out and only about 100 prisoners survived. After the uprising, the camp was completely demolished and abandoned by the Germans. After World War II, one of the most impressive memorial sites of the Holocaust was built on the site of the former extermination camp. Although nowadays there are no buildings or barracks there, the experience of being at this moving historical site is unforgettable. During this 6-hour tour to Treblinka you will see real places and hear authentic stories. You will find out how the plan of the Final Solution was put into action. You will visit the Museum of Fight and Martyrdom in Treblinka and see the exhibition devoted to the extermination camp. You will explore the area around the former camp and the memorials with a licensed English or German speaking guide. You will walk through the symbolic entrance gate and along the road leading to the camp. You will stop at a breathtaking memorial and you will hear about the history of Janusz Korczak and children from his orphanage.

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Private Transfer

9. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Private Transfer

Get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. Meet your driver and climb into a private car or minivan, then set off for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5-hour guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide. Block no. 11, known as the Death Block, was where people were murdered at the Wall of Death. Outside the camp, see the gas chamber, where 70,000 people were killed in 1940-1943. Watch a film made after the liberation of the camp which is shown in various language versions within the museum. After this, head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, 3 km from Oswiecim, in the former village of Brzezinka, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approx. 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, prisoners from 28 countries of Europe, and people of all nationalities and political and religious persuasions. Since 1944, transports of prisoners from all over the continent entered directly through the Gate of Death. In 1979, Auschwitz – Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. During the tour, there will be time to eat lunch in the restaurant. You will get picked up after the tour and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening. The entire tour lasts up to 13 hours. The tour is available in English by default. Other languages: Spanish, Italian, German, and French are available on request.

Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Private Tour with Synagogue & Cemetery

10. Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Private Tour with Synagogue & Cemetery

During this 3-hour tour you will explore the real-life neighborhoods, streets, and homes that made up the Warsaw Ghetto, the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Europe during World War II. Learn from a professional guide who will weave together the harrowing stories of everyday life in the ghetto while you explore fragments of the ghetto walls, the last street of the ghetto, and the still-functioning synagogue that survived the Second World War. Learn about the history of this haunting place where German authorities imprisoned Jews, located in the Muranów neighborhood of the Polish capital, between October and November 1940. Over 400,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were located in this area of four square kilometers. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, disease and more than 300,000 were killed in the nearby Treblinka extermination camp. Discover the ghetto's history, including the 1943 uprising, and its lasting legacy. 

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Everything was organized and planned to the point. Our tour operator picked us up from our hotel, drove us to the train station and made sure we hopped on the right train. Then, we met up with our driver in Krakow who took us to the the city centre since we had some time to get a glimpse of it. Then, we met up with another driver who drove us to Auschwitz. Afterwards, we returned to Krakow when we had the opportunity to view the city with its beautiful Christmas decorations. We hopped in our train and our tour guide waited for us in Warsaw to drive us back to the hotel. Overall, it is a very tiring one day trip, since you wake up very early and return at night, but worth every penny since its organization is to the point!

Mary was our guide and she was fantastic. It is a great choice as you combine some walking with the car ride to other areas a little bit further than the downtown. It was not only just listening to what she had to say, but having a conversation with her about the fascinating facts and historic context of Warsaw.

The guide was very kind, nice and knowledgable! My boyfriend and I learned very much about the jewish history in Poland and Warsaw. If you want to know more about the Holocaust and the Warsaw Guetto, I definitively recommend it. Super worth it!

Our guide, Marzena, did a terrific job showing us the former Warsaw Ghetto. The three hours were flying by while Marzena provided us with information about the Ghetto, Jewish life in Poland and answered all our questions.

Mateusz was an amazing driver. We enjoy the the trip.