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This tour is certainly not for everyone. It is highly controversial and your senses are going to get hit from many different directions. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It is well organized and the knowledge level of our guide is phenomenal.
The your begins with the bus ride from Krakow to Auschwitz. A short documentary was shown on the ride. My only critique is the quality of the film. I realize this documentary was done a while back - but - it might be a good idea to maybe get better equipment in the bus or maybe even re-dub the short film. With current technology, I do not see why this cannot be done.
I highly highly recommend this tour. But be prepared for the emotions that will hit you!!
Highly recommended!!!!! FYI Bring food and water as you are walking all day and have 15-20 minute breaks to get food and use the restrooms quickly.
Good tour of a very sad place. Our guide was knowledgable and interesting while being very respectful. Lots of information and history.
Another excellent tour. Our transfer guide was friendly, the documentary shown on the coach was informative. All arrangements worked well. I had a good idea of what to expect at Auschwitz Birkenau but I was concerned about how respectful the tour would feel. I needn't have been worried. Our guide Tomasz was knowledgeable, informative and respectful. I left feeling that I had a better insight into the atrocities that took place in Auschwitz. I would recommend this tour.
Even though its a a very sad place to visit, our tour guide Klega was fun to be with. She was very informative and knew what tone to be maintained where. A very well organised tour. The Coach was on time and we were picked and dropped on time. Everything went smooth. You rock !
Absolutely amazing trip and a bargain at that, would recommend anyone to book this trip. You have to remember it isn't a pleasant trip to the camps, because it is avery thought provoking day there and the guide was first class, thank you.
the guide had was easy to understand and she had very good knowledge of the camps, was happy to answer questions if you had any. the pick up point was very easy to find, staff are very friendly
A sobering experience that I'm sure doesn't need to be gone into at length. Be prepared for walking and for crowds. One tour group is mere seconds behind another at high season. The guide was full of info and respectful. My quibbles are regarding the folks who drove us there. They were prompt at pick up and got us to and from the site in good time. We were given 5 minutes upon arrival to use the bathrooms (which cost 1 zlotty per person so be prepared). We were told we'd have an additional 15 minutes break between visiting camp 1 and camp 2. But we were told we were behind schedule so we were denied the ability to use the bathrooms or get a snack between tours. Camp 2 has no facilities at all so you'll be holding it all the way until you reach Krakow. There's no bathrrom on the bus. I can underastand they need to be ready for afternoon tours but they really should warn us in advance so one could quickly grab snacks and use the bsathrroms early. Otherwise, fine tour and professional.
Thought provoking and insightful for myself and 13 year old daughter. The DVD that plays on the bus going to Auschwitz helps those that may only have limited info about what happened. My 13 year old handled the whole tour really well and is 'thirsty' for more knowlege about WW2 and the plight of the innocent people that lost their lives and those that survived but still lost their lives.... The guide was excellent, sensitive and full of knowlege... we went on the 3:15 tour which I believe would be better in terms of crowds ect... Jill and Laura Victoria Australia
Absolutely no problems with the trip, would definitely recommend. It ran a little late but the coach dropped everyone off at their hotels - so was great!