Extremely well organised and our Guide was very knowledgeable and we found this to be a very good tour Thanks
Although, due to our own lack of planning, we missed our original booking (small group tour), the local representative took care of us and allowed us to join a later tour. In addition, we were given the bag lunch that was part of original booking.
This is a tour everyone should take. Viator rocks!
A very Moving experience, one which we are very happy to have had the opportunity to take off our bucket list .
One and half hours from Krakow ,we arranged this tour in advance for the Saturday of the long weekend in September . The pick up was as scheduled for 7 am , and our English speaking guide was truly a prize. Her understanding of history and her storytelling ability took you back into the darkest places in these 2 awful camps , almost as if she was there in real time . There were 10 of us on this tour ,travelling 1 and half hours from Downtown Krakow. Enroute they showed a film which acted as the introduction of what was to come . We left,on time in a fatastic mini bus at 7 am, that was so smart as we arrived at Auschwitz as one of the very first groups to enter the grounds and allowed us to moved through all areas at a easy pace. Upon completion of this tour we had a break and a box lunch was served ........ prior to heading back to the mini bus to a short drive onto Birkenau............... Brutal............leaves you speechless learning of the tragic events that took place here on these massive grounds. Tremendous value , and worth the 7 hour tour once returned back to the centre of Krakow to our hotel ...............allowing for a wonderful afternoon evening to reflect on what we witnessed. It was well worth the weekend adventure from Toronto ,Canada.
interesting trip very well organized. Tour guide informative and very good with her description of the tragedy that happened there. Very early start at before 7 am but we arrived before the crowds with virtually no lines. We also had a local Auschwitz guide that seemed to take control and make sure our group was moved along speedily and to the front of the exhibits. This also allowed us to have more free time and the day moved by quickly with virtually no waiting. Well worth the extra for the small group tour.
While depressing because of what happened there it is a must see. Tour guide was excellant and very informative.
Although enjoy is not the right word to use in these circumstances, this was a very worthwhile trip. It was sobering to see up close what I'd read about.The trip was well organised. I would like to single out our guide Justyna who was knowledgeable and passionate about the subject.
very solemn, that's why I booked on the last day so it wouldn't make the trip melancholy. It has to be seen however, especially Birkenau. So Sad.
Guides and driver attentive, prompt and very respectful. Having the van transport us to the memorial was convenient and being part of the tour enabled us to enter the memorial site without waiting. The tour through auschwitz was solemn yet thorough and handled with grace.
Transportation was very right on time and comfortable, there was a video to watch on the way there, and it was nice to have a utilitarian lunch provided 2 thin sandwiches, an apple, water, and some biscuits. Someone really tall might have felt squashed in the van, however. Claudia was an excellent guide- she kept us moving but not too fast, I had plenty of time for photos and the bookshop at Auschwitz, and she was very informative and easy to understand. I really liked the time of day and smaller size of our group. The size of Birkenau was very thought-provoking I never realized it's true scope before. I think that everyone should visit a concentration camp at some point it's too important to disappear from memory. Warning- lots of walking, especially at Birkenau which is entirely outdoors. Dropped off right in front of my hostel. Only suggestion- could have used maybe 10 more minutes at the end of the Birkenau portion due to one set of restrooms being closed.
Great tour, being a small group made the experience feel more personalised. Transport to the sites was very comfortable mini van and the guide was amazing, she gave us the history behind both sites as we walked around, she was both very knowledgeable but also very personable. Would highly recommend.
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