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After seeing the large groups at auschwitz I am very glad I booked this tour,
Our guide was very professional cannot fault at all if you are going to visit here take this tour.
A profoundly moving experience. The tour leader was polite and helpful, and the pickup and transportation was well organised.The video presentation played on the bus on the way there, really helped to provide some context, as well as to help prepare us somewhat for what we were about to see at Auschwitz. The tour guide was also excellent, she handled what is a very difficult topic in a highly sensitive way, whilst really impressing upon us the extent of the horrors that took place there. I am so glad that I chose to do the small group tour, as it was more intimate, and gave us more space and time to take everything in, and we didn’t feel like we were being herded around.
Very moving and humbling tour...our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate...Im pleased we went on the small group tour and the early tour as well, our guide took the time to explain what is a very difficult and sensitive topic to us and answered any questions we asked. The tour gives you just a very very small insight into what conditions the prisoners lived in. We had the time to look and read the information in the blocks and try and imagine what this camp was like, im not sure if you went on a later tour you would be able to take your time to look and read all info and take in the surroundings as when we left Auschwitz approx. 11am it was extremely busy. This trip was an experience I am pleased we decided to go on even though it was and is an extremely sensitive topic.....unimaginable horrors
It is hard to find the right words to describe this experience, but I will try. Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau was an experience I will never forget. I walked away from the camp with a much clearer idea of what life in the camps was like and at the same time a sense of humility and respect for those whose lives were taken away from them Our guide Martin was the reason for this. He was very well informed and insightful. I highly recommend this visit. It is time well spent. We can never forget.
Excellent tour. The transportation staff and tour guides were professional and very knowledgeable. Having a guide (Michael) who provided so much insight, anecdotes and history and really made this a moving experience. I would highly recommend this tour.
Very efficient transportation and a very nice driver who made our entry into the museum easy despite the crowds. Unfortunately, the video presentation shown on the ride to the museum was not working properly which meant that we missed major parts of what was a well chronicled story about the concentration camp. The tour was a small group which was really nice and our tour guide was amazing with her knowledge about the site. The lunch was good although we didn't get to eat it until the ride back because the guide wanted to get us through the tours ahead of the big groups - which was a good trade off. Overall, a beneficial experience to be on the tour at such a moving site and well worth joining the tour to see it!
Excellent tour. Highly recommend these folks. Even better than expected. Great transportation, knowledgeable guide, good lunch. Well done.
The actual Auschwitz-Birkenau tour was very good. The guide was knowledgeable and very respectful regarding the incidence which happened there.
I expected a bit more from the escort, on the bus ride over to Auschwitz. She put on a documentary on the way there which gave us a pretty good overview. That was the extent of her, or the drivers interaction with us.
One the way back, it would have been nice if she or the driver spoke something about the area we were traveling through, maybe gave us some interesting facts about the towns (or even the names) we were passing through. The bus driver and the escort talked to each other all the way home and didn't interact with the passengers at all, except to thank us for using the service and they hoped we have a good rest of the trip.
This is the first time I ever experienced no interaction with the escort on a trip.
Tour was well organised, very informative and educational. Tour guide was excellent, eye opening, sobering and overwhelming all at the same time. Would highly recommend it.
It was an excellent tour. We were totally satisfied with the agency that supplied the driver and car, also the guide was very good. She was Polish and very passionate about the subject and delivered her message appropriately and clearly. As there was only six persons in the tour, we received very personal attention and very comfortable. It also commenced quite early, which meant we were ahead of the main large tour groups. This tour has already been recommended to other tourists we have met along the way. One particular was through trip advisor my wife reviewed and conversed through other travellers questions.
The early departure was really good as we got there before most of the big groups. Guide was great and knowledgeable.