Very sad and emotional place but needs to be visited to show that people have not forgotten and to pay respects.
A truly haunting experience but a tour that everyone should do at least once in their life.
Our tour guide was very good. It was more than a job for her. She had real empathy for to subject matter.
This was a place that I had on my list of and #34;must do and #34;. The small group tour was well run and the guides friendly and knowledgeable. It was nice to have a bag lunch provided. The day was wet and cold so visiting in those conditions added to the impact that Auschwitz has. Very moving experience.
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.
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