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From Lodz: Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour with Lunch

1. From Lodz: Auschwitz-Birkenau Small-Group Tour with Lunch

Explore the tragic history of the Holocaust on a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. Depart Lodz and travel to the town of Oświęcim with an English-speaking driver. Upon arrival, learn more about the history of the camp at exhibitions that detail how almost 1.3 million people were put to death. See original documents and items belonging to the prisoners, such as shoes and suitcases. Learn about the terrible events that took place at both the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, where more than 90% of the prisoners were killed behind the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate.

Warsaw to Łódź: Discover Poland's Coolest City

2. Warsaw to Łódź: Discover Poland's Coolest City

On this tour you will discover the energy of Łódź, a city that used to be dominated by industrial activity and now is being transformed into a modern and innovative hub. Visit the former industrial complexes which have been transformed into beautiful art museums and buzzing commercial centers. Visit a beautifully restored palace that used to belong to the Herbst family, one of the richest factory owners in Łódź. After lunch you will be taken to the Jewish cemetery in Łódź (once the largest one in Europe) and listen to the history of the Jews who built this city along with Polish, German and Russian inhabitants. Then your guide will take you to the hidden backyards with artistic installations off the beaten track. The tour will finish with a walk along the longest promenade in Poland, Piotrkowska Street. Here you can take a rickshaw while you admire the beautiful facades of bourgeois palaces and tenement houses built in the 19th century.

From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

3. From Warsaw: Lodz Private Full-Day Tour

Meet your driver at the hotel and take a full day trip to Lodz. After a century marred by wartime occupation, economic woes, and industrial decline, Lodz - Poland’s third-largest city - is on the rise. 19th century Lodz was the heart of the Polish textile industry and the sheer number of factories there earned the city its reputation as the “Polish Manchester”. The local economy attracted immigrants from far and wide, with an emphasis on Jewish, Russian, and German culture, as well as that of its native Poles. Travel to this vibrant metropolis to explore its rich cultural heritage and discover the modernist architecture that was once home to the country's richest display of multiculturalism. Arriving to Lodz, meet your guide. The first stop on your route is the Old Town Square, where your guide shares how this area was home to a thriving Jewish community before World War II. Learn how the look of this square changed during and after the war as your guide points out the simple, Soviet-style architecture. Next, walk to the renovated industrial complex of the Manufaktura, which boasts an open-air plaza surrounded by large brick buildings and the longest stretch of fountains in Europe. Head to the Ksiezy Mlyn fabric-making complex, the perfect showcase for the revitalization of the city as it has grown a great deal in recent years. At the end of the tour, discover Piotrkowska Street, a popular avenue full of shops, pubs, restaurants, and sculptures that commemorate famous inhabitants of Lodz. Once you've had your fill of the third-biggest city in Poland, make your way back to Warsaw.

From Warsaw: Lodz & Litzmannstadt Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

4. From Warsaw: Lodz & Litzmannstadt Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

Discover the cultural relevance and unique architecture of Lodz, Poland’s third-largest city, on a private tour that commemorates the tragic history of the Jewish Ghetto enacted during World War II. Depart Warsaw on a 1.5-hour drive to Lodz, which was the once center of the polish industry and was referred to as the Promised Land or the Polish Manchester.  Learn about its grim history during World War II, where, under Nazi control, it was annexed and its name changed to Litzmannstadt.  Walk around the Jewish Ghetto, where over 200.000 Polish Jews were retained, and unfortunately only a few survived. See how this historic district has survived and now serves a memorial, commemorating the tragic events of the Holocaust.   Explore the maze of factories and workshops that contrast with the splendid pre-war buildings with richly decorated facades found in the picturesque city center.

From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Lodz with Lunch

5. From Warsaw: Small-Group Tour to Lodz with Lunch

Discover how to become a millionaire by being a bootblack and traces the lives of 19th century factory owners. To have the best walking tour around Lodz, you must make a visit to Manufaktura - former factory which was renovated a few years ago. Nowadays this complex, located in the city center, is a shopping mall. Think about the Industrial Revolution while seeing genuine architecture of red brick buildings. One of the gates remain as a triumphal arch of an old mill. Then, have a walk along the longest European trading route – Piotrkowska Street. This pedestrian street is located in the heart of the city, full of clubs, restaurants, bars and wide range of cultural sites. Admire the old buildings, renovated factories and a Lodz speciality – rickshaws. At the end, you will be invited to the White Factory (Biała Fabryka), home to the Textile Museum (Museum Włókiennictwa). The museum possesses a number of looms, old materials and examples of the weaver’s art.

Lodz: Full Day Tour from Warsaw by Private Car

6. Lodz: Full Day Tour from Warsaw by Private Car

A private driver will pick you up from the address provided in Warsaw by Mercedes car, comfortable for up to six passengers and will take you to Łodź for a full-day tour. During this 3-hour city tour, the local English speaking guide will introduce you to the atmosphere of this beautiful industrial city. It is often compared to Manchester – the largest 19th-century textile industry centre in the world. Lodz is therefore often called the “Polish Manchester”. One of the first steam engines in the Kingdom of Poland was run at Ludwik Geyer’s White Factory in 1839 and it was here that the first factory chimney appeared on the Lodz skyline. Księży Młyn (‘Priest’s Mill’) is a well-preserved, complete industrial quarter with a factory, workers’ dwellings, hospital, school, fire station, owner’s villa, stalls and garden. In recent years the factory has been redeveloped into exclusive apartments. The villa holds a museum presenting the luxurious 19th-century interiors. Not far away, there’s the Scheibler Palace with the Cinematography Museum.  This engaging 5-kilometer catwalk is Łódź's primary playground and personifies everything this city is attempting to achieve in the coming years. It's with good reason that visitors will spend a significant amount of time on this street. Piotrkowska not only keeps going but it has even more alternative culture, terrific gastronomy and more post-industrial complexes for you to explore! OFF Piotrkowska is an altogether different, unique and alternative proposition. Situated just off ul. Piotrkowska (hence the name) between numbers 138-140, the complex has taken over the beautiful old cotton mill buildings of the former Ramisch factory. Originally from Czechoslovakia, the Ramisch family relocated to Łódź in the 1830s and in 1850 purchased the first plot of land on which construction of the factory began; adjoining plots were purchased as the empire expanded. By 1909 the factory, in the very heart of the city, was firing on all cylinders. Production continued right up until 1990, after which the buildings and their rich heritage were all but forgotten about and the area fell into a sad and dilapidated state. Manufaktura today is the result of Poland’s largest renovation project since the reconstruction of Warsaw’s Old Town in the 1950s. The history of the site is one of the fortunes made and lost, of war, nationalisation and destitution. What you see before you was once a series of factories – all producing various textiles – that were constructed in the latter part of the 19th century. After sightseeing and lunch, the driver will take you back to Warsaw and drop you off at your chosen location.

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