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Warsaw: Majdanek Concentration Camp & Lublin Guided Day Tour

1. Warsaw: Majdanek Concentration Camp & Lublin Guided Day Tour

Learn more about Majdanek Concentration Camp and the city of Lublin in Poland on a full-day guided tour. You’ll hear the history of the camp and how it fitted into the Nazi’s Regime plans during the Second World War. See the city of Lublin itself after the visit to the camp. After your pickup, your expert guide will escort you through what remains of the camp barracks, which was captured more or less intact in 1944. Hear how it was the first concentration camp to be captured by Allied forces and how it is unusual with it being located within the boundaries of a city. See the monument at the former front gate that symbolizes the conditions the prisoners lived in.   After a traditional Polish lunch, visit the city of Lublin, often dubbed “Little Cracow”, “Vienna of the North”, and “Little Jerusalem”. As you stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town, you’ll learn how Lublin was a very wealthy city with its palaces, sacral architecture, and tenement houses, all of which make it one of the most beautiful cities in East Poland.

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Warsaw: Private Guided Tour to Majdanek Concentration Camp

2. Warsaw: Private Guided Tour to Majdanek Concentration Camp

Be taken back in time to World War II and see the history of Majdanek Nazi concentration camp. This tragic place was in operation between 1941 and 1944, and now is a monument and memorial to all the people who were interned there. The site now stands as a moving lesson about the Holocaust and the horrors of the Nazi regime, and to the dark times of WWII. Visiting Majdanek will leave you reflecting about human history. Your professional guide will take you into the most interesting parts of the Majdanek site, and tell you everything you want to know about its history. Your tour is private, so it’s you who decides where you want to go. Pay your respects and have a moment with your thoughts while visiting such a meaningful place. At the end of the Majdanek tour, see the highlights of Lublin. Far back in history Lublin played an important role as an administrative, trade, and military centre in the Polish kingdom. Your guide will give you a piece of its history and show you the most important places, such as Lublin Castle and Krakow Gate.

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Warsaw: Majdanek Concentration Camp and Lublin Old Town

3. Warsaw: Majdanek Concentration Camp and Lublin Old Town

Experience Lublin in 12-hours. From a hotel pickup and drop off. Your guide will take you through the best parts of south-east of Poland.  See Majdanek, the former Nazi concentration camp in Lublin. You will explore the barracks where prisoners from many European countries lived and the sites where they were murdered. The guide will show you multimedia exhibition as well as other exhibitions organized in the barracks. Majdanek is the best-preserved Nazi concentration camp of the Holocaust where you will see the original crematorium ovens as well as the famous Mausoleum that contains ashes of cremated victims. Next visit the Old Town of Lublin where you will have free time for lunch. Take your time exploring this beautiful and extremely calm place. Then you will discover the Lublin castle, its tower with a viewing terrace and the magnificent Chapel of the Holy Trinity where quite recently 15th century frescoes were discovered.

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Gross-Rosen Camp & Jawor Tour

4. Gross-Rosen Camp & Jawor Tour

During this trip you will get to visit 2 very unique places and experience the fascinating region of Lower Silesia. With its turbulent past, interesting culture and incredibly beautiful landscape, it is one of the most visited "voivodeships" (provinces) in Poland. First up is the Gross-Rosen Museum in Rogoznica – the biggest Nazi concentration camp in Lower Silesia, with particularly harsh conditions and tough labour in the quarries. The motto of the place was "Vermichtung durch Arbeit" (extermination through labour). Around 40,000 prisoners died there including Poles, Jews, Russians, French and Hungarian. The second part of the trip will be spent at the Churches of Peace in Jawor – one of the largest wattle and daub religious buildings in Europe, built in the old Silesia in the middle of the 17th-century. This place is a manifestation of the desire for religious freedom and a rare sign of Lutheran ideology connected with the Catholic Church. Situated outside of the city walls, the churches were made of wood or clay in less than a year and are currently on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

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Kazimierz Dolny, Lublin, Majdanek and Kozlowka Day Tour

5. Kazimierz Dolny, Lublin, Majdanek and Kozlowka Day Tour

This Kazimierz, Lublin, Majdanek and Kozlowka private tour is a comfortable and special trip. During it, you will visit some of the most beautiful cities in Poland with a professional guide in an air-conditioned vehicle.  Stroll through the medieval Old Town in Lublin with its winding streets full of fascinating legends. Discover Kazimierz, the pearl of the Polish Renaissance and a popular holiday resort, and visit Majdanek on this private tour. In Lublin, enter the impressive castle and see the fabulous Byzantine wall paintings of the castle chapel. Visit the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Poland and discover the history of the outstanding Jewish community of Lublin. The picturesque Kazimierz attracts many artists who seek inspiration here. Visit the concentration camp, block houses, a gas chamber and crematory in Majdanek. In Kozłówka, you will find unique sights such as a social realist art gallery.

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Majdanek Concentration Camp 1-day Guided Tour from Warsaw

6. Majdanek Concentration Camp 1-day Guided Tour from Warsaw

Reflect upon the immense tragedy of the Holocaust with a visit to the Majdanek National Museum, located on the site of the concentration camp in Lublin. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodations in Warsaw and drive you to Lublin. Enter the museum through the memorial gate, consisting of a symbolic Pylon evocative of mangled bodies. Learn about the grim history of the camp and the people who were murdered there from your professional tour guide. The museum contains several different exhibits located in the former barracks of the camp which detail the creation and operation of the camp, as well as commemorating its victims. Majdanek is notable for being captured by the Red Army nearly intact. Because it wasn’t destroyed by the Nazis in an attempt to cover up their war crimes, Majdanek offers unique insight to their brutal regime. See the gas chambers, showers, and crematoriums where thousands of Jews, Poles, Russians, Belorussians, and Ukrainians lost their lives. Pay your respects to the dead at the Mausoleum which contain the ashes of the camp's victims. After a day of sobering reflection, dine at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will be driven back to Warsaw.

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Warsaw: 12-Hour Guided Private Tour to Majdanek and Lublin

7. Warsaw: 12-Hour Guided Private Tour to Majdanek and Lublin

During this tour you will be taken back in time to World War II. See the history of Majdanek, a Nazi concentration camp close to Lublin. This tragic place was in operation between 1941 and 1944, and is now a monument and memorial to all the people killed there during the war. Experience this deeply moving lesson on the Nazi Holocaust and the dark times of the WWII. It will leave you reflecting about Poland's dark history. Your professional guide will lead you through the camp and tell you everything you want to know. The tour is private, so it’s you who decides where to go and what to learn about. Pay your respects and have a moment with your thoughts while visiting such a meaningful place. After the Majdanek Death Camp tour, lift your spirits with the highlights of Lublin. Far back in history Lublin played an important role as an administrative, trade, and military centre in the Polish kingdom. Your guide will tell you a bit of its history and show you the most important places of the city, such as Lublin Castle and the Kazimierz district, as well as the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery.

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Lublin: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

8. Lublin: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

Sample the best Polish popular, craft, and regional beer throughout a beer-tasting tour in Lublin. This experience aims to better introduce you to Polish beer, including its history, Polish tradition, and customs. This fun and cultural evening offers an insightful introduction to the world of Polish beer. Spend time with your group of friends or family privately, as your guide takes care of you personally and explains each beer that you will drink. The beers sampled will include those from major Polish breweries, as well as specialty regional beers. Your first venue will offer you Polish appetizers, and each venue you visit will provide a different experience, including a different atmosphere and selection of beer to choose from. Throughout the 2-hour option you will taste a set of 7 beers and some appetizers at 3 different venues. If you want to try more flavors of beer, then the 3-hour option is for you. This includes 11 beers at 4 different venues with appetizers which are a perfect match to beer. There is also the option to choose a 4-hour option for those who would like to have the best combination of Polish beer and traditional food in 5 venues. With this option, enjoy 13 beers and more food than you are able to eat.

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Lublin & Majdanek Small-Group Tour from Warsaw with Lunch

9. Lublin & Majdanek Small-Group Tour from Warsaw with Lunch

Lublin was competing for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2016, because it presents an idea of integration, tolerance and dialogue between cultures of the West and East. Amount of cultural festivals, galleries, theaters, places for artists is very impressive. You’ll never feel bored in this city. On the outskirts of Lublin there is a historical place of Nazi concentration and extermination camp – Majdanek. It was unique sample of camp located near population center. The camp was going to be the source of a free workforce for the realization of the plans to build a German empire in the east.  Prisoners came from nearly 30 countries, mainly Poles and Jews, also Russians, Byelorussians and Ukrainians.  The tragic history of the Lublin concentration camp came to an end on 23rd July 1944 after the Red Army entered the city. Now you can visit Majdanek National Museum, Monument of Struggle and Martyrdom at Majdanek, Mausoleum containing ashes from the victims of Nazi hate and some remains of the camp.

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Lublin: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

10. Lublin: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Lublin with a knowledgeable, private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. The Old Town in Lublin is considered to be one of the best preserved historic complexes in Poland. In the past, Lublin played an important role as an administrative, trade, and military center in the Polish kingdom. During the two-hour tour, explore the Market Square and stroll down streets to admire renaissance buildings and see the former Town Hall. Walk through the historic gates which are remnants from the defensive walls of the 14th century, Krakowska Gate and Grodzka Gate. See the extremely old remains of Fara Square and Trinity Tower. Follow your guide to check out the beautiful neo-Gothic Lublin castle. Enter St. John the Baptist Cathedral and discover its rich interior and stunning organs. Finally, visit the Church the Holy Spirit with its spectacular altar. Extend your tour to three hours and admire other extraordinary sacral buildings like the Carmelite Church or the Roman Catholic Church of St. Piotr and Paul. Lublin is full of delightful architecture; look out for beautiful Romanesque townhouses in the heart of Lublin, like the building of Theatre of Osterwy. End the tour at Lublin Union Monument and find out the story behind it.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

We had Jake and he was amazing! So knowledgeable and attentive to all our needs. He allowed us to do the activities at our own pace and always made sure we were comfortable. The tour itself is amazing! Majdanek was very sobering and moving and Lublin was beautiful!

The young guide Jacob did anexellent job explaining useverything about the Camp and work and live conditions. Thanks to his dedication we were able to better imagine how our grand father resp great grand father lived the last year of his life...

Damien was awesome, very knowledgeable about the area's history, he kept us entertained for the full three hours, would definitely recommend this tour!

Damien was awesome, he was really fun and knowledgeable. We had a great time, highly recommend this tour!

Very interesting Tour. Excellent Guide with a deep knowledge of history