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This is NOT a half day - you will leave at 8.30am and get back by about 3:30pm so just bear that in mind. Take snacks and water and comfortable shoes. And tissues - lots of tissues. It is harrowing but very worthwhile. Hard to call in enjoyable under the circumstances but I am glad I did it. Our tour guide, Wojciek, was adorable and so helpful.
Everything about the trip was amazing. The tour guide was so informative and interesting, the guide on the bus was a lovely Polish girl who was very kind and informative. It was very upsetting but I think people need to know exactly what happened as I did not realise the severity of the torture these poor people incurred by the Third Reich.
Very efficient and timely pick ups, excellent guides both on the coach and our actual site guide. Although they say it's a half day trip, it's really more like 6 hours allowing for the coach trip. Highly recommended.
Everyone should see Auschwitz and the video on the way to the camp was informative. Local tour guides were great.
This is my second time to Kraków and I still found this tour so educational and moving. The tour we took was over Easter weekend so it was very busy other museums and such were mainly closed but at no point did I feel we were being rushed or not given the same amount of information as any other time. The bus collection was close to our hotel and arrived early, the tour guide was helpful and informative while we were traveling and all the instructions given for times and pick ups were very clear. On arrival due to the amount of people we were split into groups, we waited in line for our allocated time and then our particular tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau we were given two guides, the young man who accompanied us on the bus who translated from the main guide of the camp tour this took a little longer but was still worth standing just a little longer in places. When we arrived at our second stop the weather was awful wind and snow coming in sideways! So we were given the choice of a long or slightly shorter version of events and although I had been before, I could not tell the group had chosen the shorter version. It was amazing that I managed to see by chance the other side of the camp this time around and it was still so emotionally draining. I would highly recommend this tour and the tour company looked after us the whole time. The only thing I would say is:- this states a 'half' day tour, you do really need to have a whole day put aside for the earlyish pick up and later afternoon drop off. A must do tour.
The tour guide was brilliant. Really knew his stuff and took his time to answer our questions. Great value for money too
La organizacion y la visita perfectas.
La guía, una maravilla... nos acercó a una de las realidades más crueles de nuestra humanidad
Very well organised, Excellent guide not rushed , Well worth going good value
The trip to Aushwich - Birkenau was very moving and an experience that although extremely harrowing was one that I am grateful to have taken. Both our guides were respectful and informative. I felt they had real empathy and understanding of the magnitude of the situation they were portraying to us.
From start to finish the tour was amazing, brilliant coach tour guides, and the tour guide throughout the excersion was out of this world! Her knowledge, facts and figures were phenomenal!
It was very interesting and touching. The trip was good. Highly recommended!
Really interesting with good tour guide. The time could have been cut however we were waiting around for about 40 minutes before entering Auschwitz 1 and before getting the coach back to Krakow.
Well organised and very clearly explained by the guides. A must visit site.
One cannot really say this is a visit to enjoy, more that everyone should do it at least once.
The journey to the camps sets the tone with a wartime video that brings a harsh reality to what is about to be experienced. At both the camps the guide gives out an amazing amount of information unemotionally, but with great sensitivity. No matter how much you think you know before going you will learn a lot more. The quality of the English spoken by the guide ensures that nothing will be missed.
The museum achieves a respectful balance between respect for those who suffered here and demonstrating to visitors what remains of the place and how things happened
The tour itself was well organised and would recommend it.
Our guide, Anna, was amazing. She had so much information and took the time to answer questions. My he experience was very powerful. The trip,was everything we wanted and more. We highly recommend this trip.
Coach courier most helpful. Tour guide excellent. Trip extremely worthwhile.
Extremely well done. It's a tough place but the guide Simon was very good also too the movie shown on the bus going there.