Escape to Poland is by far and away the most professional tour company I've ever used, I booked the trip to Auschwitz and also the airport transfers.
We got a great deal on our bookings the airport transfers worked out cheaper then a taxi and the entire trip to Auschwitz was something like £20 per person i think, this includes tour guide, transport to and from the camps, and entry into the camps.
When we arrived our driver was waiting there for us with our name on a board took our bags and dropped us off at our hotel, on the way he explained where we were to be picked up for our trip to Auschwitz a couple of days later.
The day of the trip the driver was on time and met us at our hotel to start the trip, once all the other people had been picked up we set off for Auschwitz (about a 50 minute drive or so) on the way there a dvd is played showing what it was like when the soviets liberated Auschwitz with real footage of what they saw and found, I'd say i was a fairly strong bloke but the things you see in that dvd break you and really set the scene for what your going to see at the camps.
We arrived at Auschwitz and met our tour guide I wish i could remember her name she was amazing and had a really good knowledge of the place and what it was like to be there, she has worked with survivors of the camp and knew what they had been through and actually showed emotion and compasion when explaining things to us, we were shown around the camp which is perfectly preserved and entered numerous buildings showing different artifacts and such, some with the rooms set up like they would have been when the camp was open.
At the end of this tour the guide jumped in the tour van with us and we went on to Auschwitz Birkenau, no matter how many shows you've seen, films, documentaries, or how many books you've read on this place nothing will prepare you for what you see or what you feel the minute you step inside this place, we were shown around the camp which is hard to explain how big it is and how many buildings are there, I think everyone needs to see this place.
The trip lasts for around about 6 hours or so but it didn't drag at all it goes over realy smooth and very professionally.
We were dropped off back at our hotel and the next time we saw this comapny was to drop us off back at the airport again hassle free, perfectly on time.
I read a lot of reviews before deciding to book with escape to poland and I'm really skeptical when it comes to reading reviews but got to say this company lived up to the expectations of its reviews and not hard to see why so many people post positive reviews of them, save yourself loads of time and book with this company you can't go wrong!
Thankyou to everyone at Escape to Poland for making our trip extra special
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