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Warsaw: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Ticket

1. Warsaw: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews Ticket

Learn about the centuries of Jewish history in Poland, from when the first communites settled in the country, right up until the present day. Explore 8 different galleries that will educate in an interactive way through visual and audio materials, as well as artifacts and paintings. Discover more about the most significant moments of Jewish history in the country. This includes the birth of the communities, the role of individual Jewish figures throughout Polish society, and how the Holocaust drastically impacted the Jews of Poland. See also how is their culture being revived after the Second World War.

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Warsaw: Warsaw Ghetto Private Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

2. Warsaw: Warsaw Ghetto Private Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

Experience an informative and impressive tour of the Warsaw Ghetto. The topic of this tour is the history of the establishment and liquidation of the largest ghetto in Europe. In 1940 the Nazis established the ghetto in the heart of Warsaw. Over 400,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were crammed in an area of 4 square kilometers. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, and disease and more than 300,000 were killed in Treblinka extermination camp. As a result of the attempt to completely liquidate the ghetto, an uprising broke out in 1943. The unequal struggle between the rebels against the armed German troops lasted nearly one month. In revenge, the Nazis completely destroyed the ghetto. It was survived by only a few Jews including Władysław Szpilman, the hero of the movie “The Pianist” by Roman Polanski. Before the Second World War, the second largest Jewish community lived in Warsaw, making up 30 percent of the entire city population. Within less than 3 years, the Jewish community no longer existed in Warsaw. During this 3-hour tour you will explore the real places and hear authentic stories. Discover fragments of the ghetto walls, the last street of the ghetto, and neighborhoods that were located within the ghetto. Visit the only synagogue that survived the Second World War and is still in operation. Find out where the supposed logic of destruction came from and how the plan of the final solution was put into action. Learn about everyday life in the ghetto, why the Jews took up arms, and who helped them. Discover the symbolism of the Umschlagplatz (collection point) and the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. Although the ghetto has no longer existed for a long time, its history needs to be told.

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From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Pickup and Lunch

3. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Trip with Private Pickup and Lunch

Travel from Warsaw and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant tour with a licensed guide and enjoy the convenience of tour that includes the entrance ticket, a private transfer, and a delicious lunch. After your scenic journey, arrive at the Auschwitz I Museum and embark on a walking tour with a certified educator. Explore the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, get a bit of time to explore on your own. Enjoy a tasty lunch that includes traditional dishes such as the famous Polish dumplings. Then, sit back and relax as you are make your way back to your Warsaw accommodation.

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From Warsaw: Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Tour by Train with Pickup

4. From Warsaw: Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau Full-Day Tour by Train with Pickup

Travel from Warsaw and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum with a pre-booked ticket. See original buildings and artifacts on a poignant tour with a licensed guide and enjoy the convenience of tour with a roundtrip train ride to Krakow and private pickup services. Get picked up in the early morning from your accommodation in Warsaw and be taken to the train station with a private vehicle. Your driver will assist you with the check-in and wait until you are boarded for the train to Krakow. Be welcomed in Krakow by an English-speaking driver and start your tour via shared transportation. After arriving at the Auschwitz I Museum, follow a certified educator around the remains of the Nazi camp's barracks, watchtowers, and crematoriums. With the help of the provided headset, listen as your guide tells about the ghastly Nazi crimes committed in the camps and hear stories of the everyday lives of the prisoners. Next, continue the walking tour at the Auschwitz-Birkenau II Memorial. Witness gas chambers and the remains of the railway which transported prisoners to the camps. Commemorate the camp’s victims and discover stories of survival in the memorial site. Afterward, go back to Krakow and get free time to explore city on your own. At a designated time, board the train back to Warsaw where you will get picked up at the train station and be driven back to your accommodation.

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Warsaw: Skip-the-Line POLIN Museum Private Guided Tour

5. Warsaw: Skip-the-Line POLIN Museum Private Guided Tour

Tour the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews with skip-the-line entrance on a private guided tour and get a review of the over 1000 years-long history of Polish Jews. Learn from your guide about former nationalistic prejudices, how Nazi German soldiers were fought, and about the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto. On this tour, you will also have a chance to get familiar with present-day Jewish culture in Poland. During the extended 4-hour option, the tour continues with a stroll through the streets of where the Jewish community lived before World War II. Hear the sad story of when the ghetto walls were raised and about life for over 400 thousand Jews that lived in the 4-kilometer square area.

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Warsaw: Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

6. Warsaw: Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

During this 3-hour tour you will explore the real-life neighborhoods, streets, and homes that made up the Warsaw Ghetto, the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Europe during World War II. Learn from a professional guide who will weave together the harrowing stories of everyday life in the ghetto while you explore fragments of the ghetto walls, the last street of the ghetto, and the still-functioning synagogue that survived the Second World War. Learn about the history of this haunting place where German authorities imprisoned Jews, located in the Muranów neighborhood of the Polish capital, between October and November 1940. Over 400,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were located in this area of four square kilometers. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, disease and more than 300,000 were killed in the nearby Treblinka extermination camp. Discover the ghetto's history, including the 1943 uprising, and its lasting legacy. 

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Warsaw: Treblinka Concentration Camp Tour with Hotel Pickup

7. Warsaw: Treblinka Concentration Camp Tour with Hotel Pickup

After being collected from your accommodation in Warsaw, you will make your way towards Treblinka, the biggest Nazi camp in all of Europe. The camp is only a 1 hour drive from Warsaw, and once having arrived, your guided tour will begin. During World War II, there were almost 2 million people killed in Treblinka and Auschwitz-Birkenau, a smaller concentration camp which lies outside of Krakow. Treblinka is a very impressive and touching place when it comes to the history, of which you will learn about throughout your tour here. In the central part of fa ield full of stones, you will discover the famous must-see monument of "The Victims of Holocaust". During your trip you will also see the “Never Again” stone, which is dedicated to the Janusz Korczak commemoration. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your point of origin in Warsaw.

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From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

8. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

Meet your driver and get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. This private trip starts the day with a drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5 hours guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5 hours journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town you can also see Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall, thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. You will get picked up after your time in Krakow and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening.

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From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Private Transport

9. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau & Private Transport

After being collected from your accommodation you will be transported in a top class limousine. You will then drive towards KL Auschwitz 1. Once here you will walk through the infamous iron gate that bears the notorious slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei", which means Work Sets You Free. You will see 22 brick barracks, which were a prison for hundreds of thousands of victims of the Holocaust. The most chilling is block number 11, the so-called prison within the prison. Block 11 contained special torture chambers including dark chambers or standing cells where various punishments were inflicted on prisoners. The first genocide attempts using Zyklon B took place in this block. The only still standing crematorium and gas chamber is located at the end of the camp. After the visit to KL Auschwitz 1, you will travel in a minivan to KL Auschwitz 2 Birkenau. This part of the camp is 25 times larger than Auschwitz 1 and it was the largest of the death camps. Over 1 million people died here. Between 62 mostly wooden barracks first designed as stables are the ruins of 4 crematoriums and gas chambers, which were destroyed by the Nazis in an effort to hide the evidence of their crimes. You will then end your visit at the Memorial, paying your respects to all of the victims of the genocide.

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Warsaw: Warsaw Historical Group Tour with Pickup & Drop-Off

10. Warsaw: Warsaw Historical Group Tour with Pickup & Drop-Off

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey along the Royal Route of Warsaw to see aristocratic residences and famous monuments. Visit the summer residence of the last King of Poland in Łazienki Park. Then, walk around the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the Old Town to see the Royal Castle, St. John's Cathedral and the tombs of the Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties. Enter the former Jewish Ghetto to look at the Polin Museum and Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto. Continue to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and discover where the Nazis assembled the Jews for deportation to the death camps on the infamous Umschlagplatz. Continue by bus to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument of the Warsaw Uprising and Monument to the Victims of the Katyn Massacre. Drive through the gritty Praga District, traffic permitting, and see the Monument of Brotherhood of Arms. Get a unique view from Dąbrowski Bridge before getting dropped off at your hotel. 

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What people are saying about Warsaw

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 344 reviews

The driver was super easy, the guide very detailed. I was picked up at my hotel on time, the journey was about 3-3.5 hours. As soon as we arrived there was a wonderful traditional lunch. Then I was able to see the museum with a great tour in English. At the end of the tour I went to Krakow, where I had 2 hours to visit the city. I would recommend it to everyone.

First of all, based on our experience (me and my wife) their whole team is always on-time, they are courteous and very accomodative. They are highly recommended especialy because of their expertise and well organized service.

Mary was fabulous! My daughter and I learned so much and Mary was patient with all our questions and knowledgeable about everything we asked.

Although it was very cold and icy, our guide managed to give us a good picture of Warsa's historical facts and places.

Fascinating museum. Bring your tissues and plan to stay at least three hours.