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An extraordinary city, where difficult and distressing history had tangled the Polish and the Jewish fate. This is a perfect trip for those who wish to see and hear more about the Polish and the Jewish history. We will start the tour at one of the biggest open-air museums in Poland – the Museum of Lublin Village, where we will learn about the old customs and ways of life of the past inhabitants of the village. Our next stop will be Majdanek – a former concentration camp, and today a unique museum commemorating the horrors of the Second World War.
At the end we will visit Lublin, and one of the greatest Old Towns in Poland, which together with the Neo-Gothic castle will create a picturesque background for reflection and calming emotions.
8:00 – Departure from Warsaw.
11:00 – Arrival to Lublin.
11:00 – 13:00 – Guided tour of the Lublin Open-air Village Museum.
13:00 – 14:00 – Free Time in Open-air Village Museum.
14:00 – 16:00 – Guided tour of the Museum in Majdanek.
16:00 – 17:30 -Guided tour of the Old Town in Lublin.
17:30 – 19:00 – Free time in the Old Town.
22:00 – Return to Warsaw.
The Open Air Village Museum
We will start the tour at the Museum of the Lublin Village, one of the largest open-air museums in Poland. On this small area you can experience the life of the old village and the provincial town of the 30s of the last century. The charm of this place is reproduced with attention to details. We can spend time walking true the village and visit recreated interiors like hairdresser, iron shop or real Jewish kitchen.
Our next step into the past will be a visit to Majdanek – today a memorial site and a museum, and a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. This exceptional place, apart from the its historical significance allows us to experience what it had been like for the prisoners. It has also a number of excellent permanent exhibits, including “Majdanek’s Shoes” or time limited installations like the “Dolls of Majdanek”. The guide will walk us through the entire camp, tell the story about the camp uprising, until it has been transformed into a museum; bring you to the reality of the camp and help you move back to these difficult times showing prisoners’ barracks or gas chambers.
At the end we will visit Lublin and its beautifully preserved Old Town, take a walk through the narrow streets and try to feel the magic of the City. During walking we will see such historical monuments as: Medieval Cracow Gate and Grodzka Gate, Basilica of the Dominican Fathers, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Chapel of the Holy Trinity and Castle Tower. Our walk will culminate with a visit to the amazing castle in Lublin. Everyone will have the chance to discover the charms of Lublin and spend unique moments in this stunning city during leisure time.