Polin Travel Guide & Genealogy - Private Day Tours

Polin Travel Guide & Genealogy - Private Day Tours

Polin Travel Guide & Genealogy - Private Day Tours
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We offer special academically designed one day private tours to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, Cracow, Kazimierz, Wieliczka Salt Mine and majority of Polish and Jewish heritage and Holocaust related sites in Poland. We specialize in private guiding and genealogy services in Poland but we also work in other fields like Christian genealogy and regular private, expert guided tours to most popular travel destinations around Cracow and Central Europe. All our guides have broad academic education and years of experience conducting tailor-made tours though Poland. We always match our best guides according to the chosen travel itinerary and the visitors background and needs. In this way we secure not only exploring the local history with professionals but also often lasting personal contact enriching the travel experience. We believe in quality, not quantity.
Krakow, Poland

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gabe86
Seattle, WA8 contributions
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Oct 2021
I highly recommend Tomasz as a guide for anyone travelling to Poland to learn about Jewish history and culture in this region! I had a fairly deep understanding of the Holocaust before the trip and booked a tour with Tomasz because I was sure that I would be able to learn from him. He is incredibly knowledgeable about Polish history, Jewish history in central and eastern Europe, and the Holocaust. More importantly, he is very good at explaining and sharing his vast knowledge with visitors. We did a 4 day tour with Tomasz including Krakow, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Lublin, Majdanek and stops at various towns that used to have large Jewish communities. Many guides can show you the camps and tell you about the Holocaust, but Tomasz will additionally teach you about the long and rich history of the thriving Jewish community in central and eastern Europe, which is crucial to fully understand the Holocaust. I give my highest recommendation to touring with Tomasz, regardless of how much time you have.
Written October 28, 2021
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Brendan Murphy
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Mar 2022
I am an educator from Atlanta, GA, in the United States where I teach a seminar class on the Holocaust to high school sophomores. For over 10 years now I have been running trips with my students to Auschwitz to study the Holocaust more carefully. Each year I make arrangements to hire a local tour guide who is a scholar/specialist on Auschwitz to guide my students there. Tomasz Cebulski is exceptional, the very best. Auschwitz is a terribly difficult place to guide students. It demands one who is not only an expert on the history of Auschwitz but of the Holocaust itself. Moreover for a place as incomprehensible as Auschwitz (especially for high school students), guides there must be able to convey the meaning of this history, its lessons, without being trite and in a way that challenges us. With his unique sensibility and expert delivery Tomasz Cebulski surpasses both of these requirements. His sincerity reaches me and my students in that place where truth is kept. Their time with Tomasz leaves a lasting impression. He is exactly the type of guide that Auschwitz requires.
Written March 21, 2022
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Sheiladevi
Boca Raton, FL5 contributions
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Sep 2022
Spending four days with Tomasz in Poland was an education in world history with a specialization in the Middle East! You can see in his commitment to his subject matter- living in Jerusalem, learning a lifetime heritage of its culture, values and politics to include extensive study of its cemeteries as well as those in Poland His narrative is much more than an overview of the subject matter. It is the education of a mentor and advisor of a PHD candidate. He himself knows all about earning those degrees and teaching Doc and Post Doc candidates from around the world. He is a wealth of charm and empathy and a dedicated researcher in pursuit of clients' individual genealogy and other interests. You will be thoroughly delighted by the experience.
Written September 17, 2022
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Audburn
Orlando, FL1 contribution
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May 2023
Tomasz of Polin Travel was our expert guide when my husband and I made a long anticipated ancestral trip to Poland. We traveled with Tomasz from Krakow to Czestochowa, and surrounding areas, where past generations of my mother’s family lived. Amazing does not adequately describe Tomasz. He is kind, personable, and thoughtful. He has a wealth of knowledge about Polish Jewish history and WWII which provided important context for the sites we visited. Through our pre-trip communication of my genealogical research, Tomasz developed a custom itinerary and this was so personally meaningful to me. As part of this experience, we visited the Archive in Czestochowa where his knowledge of English and Polish, as well as Russian, was invaluable in helping me understand treasured genealogical records relating to my family. Tomasz utilized every moment of the time we had together to educate us and to provide the most meaningful experiences possible. We could not have had a better guide, or person, than Tomasz for this memorable trip. If you are looking for the most proficient guide with expertise in Jewish genealogy, choose Tomasz of Polin Travel!
Written June 13, 2023
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alankstern
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Sep 2023 • Couples
For Holocaust related tours in Poland you need only one extraordinary tour and genealogy company - Polin Travel Guide and Genealogy. Don't look any further. Tomasz Cebulski, general manger and private guide, provides expert knowledge. He is extremely knowledgeable, highly educated with a PhD, a published expert and academic. His English is superb, as if it is his native language. He is a very friendly, warm person who is always prompt to the minute. His explanations of the Nazi camps, murder sites and other Holocaust sites will expand your knowledge base and bring you to tears. His genealogical research skills are amazing. There is no other like Tomasz and Polin Travel which is second to none. Tomasz and Polin Travel made our tour of Holocaust related sites in Poland an unforgettable experience.
Written September 14, 2023
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Emily K
New York City, NY30 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Family
We are so grateful and pleased that Tomas guided us through personally meaningful parts of Jewish Poland. He is scholarly, articulate, well related, and kind. Indeed, his youthful appearance and energy are belied by a sophistocated, yet empathic understanding of Poland's proud and tragic history. How enlightened we have become, and how lucky we feel to have had Tomas as our guide!
Written October 20, 2023
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William W
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May 2023 • Couples
I really enjoyed the learning experience of a full day tour of Auschwitz. We had Wojtek as our guide, he was very well versed and was able to put a personal touch on the tour. He did not rush at all and gave very detailed descriptions of everything we were seeing. If you are on the fence about hiring Polin travel, don't be, it was well worth every dollar to learn so much in one day.
Written June 4, 2023
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Hugh
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Feb 2020
Tomasz Cebulski is enormously knowledgeable and a guide of the highest calibre. Visiting the largest of the death camps is a shattering experience which left my group completely hollow by the end of the day. Tomasz is an expert beyond comparison. I would make every body visit this camp at some point in their life and Tomasz would be the person who should guide them.
Written March 9, 2020
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,647 contributions
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Aug 2022
I had been in touch with Dr. Tomasz Cebulski for over 2 years (pre COVID). I can't begin to elaborate on how helpful he was on planning our trip, arranging hotels..... He also advocated on my behalf to ensure a credit with the requisite travel organization!

My son and I took a tour of Auschwitz with Jerzy. It was so incredibly informative and meaningful! We really gained so much from this trip. It was a trip of a lifetime, and we will always be grateful!

Thank you Tomasz and Jerzy for creating such an impactful experience for us!
Written August 13, 2022
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Deborah Z
Bethesda, MD1 contribution
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Oct 2023 • Family
If I could give Tomasz Cebulski twenty stars I would! Not only is he a scholar of the highest order, he is kind, compassionate, attentive and caring. My sister and I spent nine days on a Jewish tour of Poland with Tomasz and after the first hour we realized we were in the presence of brilliance. And, it just continued, each day, hour after hour, as we traveled around Poland.
Written October 18, 2023
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