Visit today’s Poland and pay tribute to the heroes and victims of this country’s experience during WWII. For the population of Poland, the end of the Second World War was not necessarily a liberation. The arrival of the Soviet Army meant first defeat and then essentially a new occupation. For many Poles, the political consequences of the war lasted until 1989, when Poland became an independent and democratic state again.
Arrival in Krakow. Transfer to a hotel.Day 2
Krakow – Auschwitz Birkenau
In the morning walking tour around the Old City. Then transfer to Oswiecim to one of the biggest former German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz Birkenau. Transfer back to the hotel in Krakow.Day 3
Lublin – Majdanek
Transfer to Lublin. A short walking tour in the city, then a visit to the former concentration camp in Majdanek. An overnight stay at a hotel in Lublin.Day 4
In the morning transfer to Warsaw and a sightseeing tour: Warsaw Uprising Museum, Umschlagplatz Monument in the square where Jews were gathered for deportation from ghetto; Warsaw Uprising Monument located by a canal manhole by which people escaped the Nazis; the Pawiak – former prison in occupied Warsaw. An overnight stay at a hotel in Warsaw.Day 5
The tour continues: The Memorial Route of Jewish Martyrdom and Struggle, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Ghetto Heroes Monument, both located in the former Jewish district (Northern District) – during the war this area was a part of the concentration camp KL Warschau. Next the Katyn Museum on the citadel – a memorial for Katyn massacre. Then a walk in the Old City.Day 6
Treblinka – Wilczy Szaniec
Transfer to Treblinka, where a former concentration camp is situated. It is a second biggest extermination camp after Auschwitz. Then transfer to the Wolf’s Lair in the Mazurian forests, which was a war headquarters for Adolf Hitler and the General Command of Armed Forces. It was built to lead the troops that attacked USSR and is located in the western part of Gizycko Fortyfied Region. Transfer to the hotel in vicinity.Day 7
Sztutowo – Gdansk
Transfer to Sztutowo, the area of the former concentration camp Stutthof. In the afternoon transfer to Gdańsk and a walking tour around the Old Town. Then a visit to the European Solidarity Centre. An overnight stay in Gdansk.Day 8
The tour continues in Gdansk. A tour along the Freedom Route: Westerplatte – the place of defence of a Polish Military Transit Depot where the first battle of the Second World War took place. The attack was started by the battleship Schleswig – Holstein. Next the Polish Post Museum building, which was attacked at the same time as Westerplatte.Day 9
Transfer to Hel Peninsula, where the Battle of Hel was held. It took place in Jastarnia, Jurata, the city of Hel and its vicinity. Its aim was to defend the Fortified Region Hel. Then a visit to the Museum of Coastal Defence. Transfer back to the hotel.Day 10
Transfer to the airport. Departure.