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As this was the second time doing this trip I wasn't expecting much, but it was great cause this time we had a very well informed guide, the last time we done it on our own. This trip was well worth money, and if going better with a guide.
Visiting Auschwitz when in Krakow is a must and doing a tour took all the hassle out of the day. The tour was conducted with a tour in Auschwitz followed by a tour of Birkenau. Despite the whole site being very busy the tour guide was able to ensure all of our group stayed together and the group was certainly smaller than many of the groups there on the day.
Amazing experience. Friend left her phone on the bus and our guide was very helpful. He called the driver several times to have them search the bus for it.
The tour itself, conducted by the local operator was very good and informative in spite of the sad subject matter! The communication with Viator however was no good as we could not reach any of the phone numbers provided on the documents. We managed however with the help of our hotel to find the nearest pick-up point at a hotel nearby but the lady from the tour company could not find any reference to our booking. After several phone calls they eventually sorted it out and took us along on the tour. We had booked the tour on our laptop and had no print-out available which is a situation your company should provide for as clients may book at short notice whilst travelling. At least make sure that you can be reached at any time!
This was the highlight of my trip to Krakow. The tour was very well organised and the tour guide extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter. The tour gets across the events that occurred and the tragedy of those who lost their lives, but does not overdo the emotional aspect which could make the tour difficult and distressing. The sight of the entrance to Birkenau and the train platform, carriages and the guard towers are images I will never forget.
Viator did a great job - provided simple instructions on where to be collected, a guide explaining the tour on the way to the camp, and a separate and very knowledgeable guide at the camp giving lots of detail not readily available. This is a "must do" tour.
Although the bus was late and very disorganized, the tour was amazing! The guide on the bus really wasn't necessary but the female local guide who took us around the sites was absolutely deserving of the tip we gave her. She knew everything and more and was very appropriate. Highly recommended!
turned out to be a full day tour, however no lunch break given, very interesting and moving experience
This tour was outstanding! The guide was very knowledgeable and touched the emotional points with gracefully and yet honestly. The half day tour could have easily been a full day as we did not get to see all the exhibits or linger at some of the more poignant places for reflection and prayer.
Great tour , very sombre and emotional. A really knowledgable , informative , professional guide. Highly recommended.
An excellent trip. The pick up and travel by coach could not have been better organised. On arrival we were allocated an experienced guide who explained everything clearly and in a very dignified manner.A very humbling experience with plenty of time to see everything. In total we were given six and a half hours,including travelling time for this half day trip-excellent value for money and highly recommended.
Although quite emotional, a must to visit. The horrors that took place here is a lesson to be learned by all. I came away with more respect for mankind.