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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.

Gross-Rosen Camp & Jawor Tour

2. 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, which was the biggest Nazi concentration camp in Lower Silesia, with particularly harsh conditions and hard labor 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.

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

3. 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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4.7 / 5

based on 4 reviews

The day tour was fantastic though the tour was more emotional as it was one of the death camp. I am focusing on the tour guide. The more I praise about him will not be enough to measure his knowledge, his kindness as well as friendliness. I am very much satisfied to get him as tour guide in that entire day trip. I would really admire the effort of his to make us satisfied as well as filled with as much information as it can be.

Very nice trip. Highly recommended to everyone

We had a very knowledgeable guide (driver) on this tour called Martin and are impressively knowledgeable and skilled. We had a wonderful day and we all recommend a trip to beautiful Lublin and an otherwise dark and gloomy part of the history of the Majdanek Nazi camp. Horrible story which unfortunately is true, incredible enough. Highly recommend GetYourGuide to anyone who is planning to go here.

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...

Great tour with lots of information. The guide responded very well to questions and requests

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