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Polin Travel Guide & Genealogy - Private Day Tours

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Address: Ul. Augustianska 4/3, Krakow 31-064, Poland
Phone Number: +48 513 158 001
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We offer special academically designed one day private tours to...

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.

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My trip to discover my father’s roots

My wife and I spent a day with Tomasz Cebulski tracing my father’s root in Galicia. My father was born 120 years ago in small village named Kobiernica in Galicia. Most of his... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a day with Tomasz Cebulski tracing my father’s root in Galicia. My father was born 120 years ago in small village named Kobiernica in Galicia. Most of his family (parents, wife, children, brothers and sisters) perished in Auschwitz. When I finally gathered the strength visit and trace my family’s history I contacted Tomasz for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our college age daughter and her friends recommended Tomasz. Do not want to be critical of tour guides, as good ones are worth every cent you spend with them. Tomasz is so much more. A political scientist, one who wants the visitor to Auschwitz to understand and appreciate the significance of the tragedy here. The day we spent with Tomasz... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My son, daughter-in-law and I feel so lucky to have discovered the wonderful Tomasz Cebulski as our private guide to the Holocaust sites of Krakow and Auschwitz. His perspective as a historian and genocide scholar, combined with his sensitivity, cultural insights, kindness, passion and, yes, humor, helped us to better understand this most horrible chapter of our shared history. He... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were guided by Tomasz, Ewa and Joanna in June-July. The logistics, including the accommodation, the guiding and the transport, worked perfectly. Equally, their knowledge and perspective on the sites we saw was fantastic. It helped to make our "Heritage Tour" one that will stay in each of our memories for life. Book early to ensure you secure Tomasz' services!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Myself and four colleagues came on a trip to Kraków from Berlin. As we are all licensed tour guides ourselves of a former concentration camp we were very particular with when it came to deciding on a company to take us around the former sites of Auschwitz-Birkenau. We discovered Tomasz and were so happy with our decision. Tomasz knew all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Tomasz was a wonderful person to get to know. He researched my family ahead of time. We met and he took us to my family hometown, we saw the place where my family house would have been and many other connections. He is a great person to know, friendly and full of knowledge which he conveyed to us about the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Back in March of this year, we had the opportunity to plan a trip with Polin Tours. We have been on many trips and can be quite high maintenance with our demands and constant questions... but Tomasz was amazing. Accommodated every request and diligently answered every question. He even made time to sit down with me before the trip to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Tomasz is a truly incredible teacher. Despite our assumption that we understood the Holocaust, Tomasz gently dispelled many of our illusions and taught us more than we could have imagined. We spent the day understanding the Jewish ghetto in Krakow and exportation and Auschwitz 1 and 2. We came away drained and raw but with a much better understanding of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

i am the child of survivors of the Shoah (Holocaust / Genocide of European Jews). After extensive research I chose to engage Tomasz Cebulski as our guide for 4 days in Poland. My parents were both Jews born in Poland. I had traveled to Poland with my Mother of blessed memory in 1996 when my children were very young. Now... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We just spent six days with Tomasz in Poland exploring my husband's family which was wiped out in the Holocaust. We were two adults and two adult children (32 and 35). All of us felt Tomasz was fantastic. We echo the enthusiastic comments by others about his intelligence, knowledge, thoughtfulness, determination, and maturity. His zeal to discover everything he could... More 

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