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Lublin, Poland World War II

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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.

Warsaw: Majdanek Concentration Camp and Lublin Old Town

2. 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.

Gross-Rosen Camp & Jawor Tour

3. 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

4. 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.

Warsaw to Majdanek Concentration Camp One-Day Trip by Car

5. Warsaw to Majdanek Concentration Camp One-Day Trip by Car

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.

From Warsaw: Kazimierz Dolny, Lublin, Majdanek & Kozlowka

6. From Warsaw: Kazimierz Dolny, Lublin, Majdanek & Kozlowka

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 Jewish community of Lublin. The picturesque Kazimierz attracts many artists who seek inspiration here. Visit the concentration camp, blockhouses, a gas chamber, and crematory in Majdanek. In Kozłówka, you will find unique sights such as a social realist art gallery.

Lublin: Local Jewish Heritage Full-Day Guided Tour

7. Lublin: Local Jewish Heritage Full-Day Guided Tour

Your guide will greet you at the hotel and invite you for the fully private sightseeing. The history of Lublin Jews is almost as long as the history of the city - it has about 700 years. Before the outbreak of World War II, the Jewish population constituted 30% of the citizens of the city. Over time, Lublin became the center of Jewish culture, religion and science. In the 1930s, the largest and most prestigious rabbinical school in the world was opened in Lublin. The town was called the Jewish Oxford and the Jerusalem of Poland. Go through a Memorial Trail of Lublin Jews, that commemorates places related to the tragic history of the Jewish community and marks the borders of the ghetto in Podzamcze and the last road of Lublin Jews to Umschlagplatz, from where about 28,000 people were transported to the death camp in Bełżec. Hear about a world that no longer exists. See the Lublin castle, the Grodzka Gate (called also the Jewish Gate), Chewra Nosim Synagogue - the only preserved pre-war Jewish temple, the Old Jewish Cemetery, and the former Academy of the Sages of Lublin – currently hotel and synagogue. Finally, visit the Majdanek State Museum – the former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp. Enjoy the most important places for Jewish history in Lublin and learn from your guide what else you can discover on your own after this tour.

From Warsaw: Private Day Trip to Lublin and Majdanek Camp

8. From Warsaw: Private Day Trip to Lublin and Majdanek Camp

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or apartment at 08.00 am. Since it’s a private tour, the service is exclusive and tailored to your tempo and interests. After a 2.5-hour drive and a pleasant chat with your guide, you arrive at the Majdanek museum in the suburbs of Lublin city. Four sections of the camp are preserved - the selection square together with shower barracks and gas chambers, the technical barracks that host museum’s exhibitions, the complete field of barracks and the crematory with pits and an urn of ashes. Barbed wires and guard towers surround the area. The walk with your guide takes approx. 2-3 hours. You will have time to read the materials in the exhibition barracks and visit the place in your tempo. After visiting the camp, the guide will take you to Lublin’s picturesque and historic Old Town. The district is one of Poland's official national historical monuments, as designated on May 16, 2007, and tracked by Poland’s National Heritage Board. The lunch break is possible in one of the local restaurants.

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What people are saying about Lublin, Poland

Overall rating

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.

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...

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