Welcome to Lublin

Lublin is of special interest to travellers seeking Poland’s Jewish past. For centuries the city was a leading centre of Jewish scholarship, giving rise to Lublin’s nickname the ‘Jewish Oxford’. That heritage came to a brutal end in WWII, but here and there you can still find traces.

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$86.57 Day Trips & Excursions

Lublin and Majdanek Day Tour from Warsaw

Meet your driver at your Warsaw hotel around 9am, climb aboard your climate-controled vehicle, and meet your small group of no more than eight people. Relax and sit back for the 2.5-hour journey to Lublin. An ancient cultural center, and the star of Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel The Magician of Lublin, Lublin was a candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture 2016, thanks to its sense of integration, tolerance, and dialogue. Get out and stretch your legs, and enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Town, one of the best preserved in Poland, with its narrow streets, historic buildings, and medieval gates, as well as theaters, stores, and galleries. Break for an included lunch at a local restaurant: soup, a main course, and water are included. Should you wish, you can upgrade to a more elaborate meal – a special menu in a destination restaurant. Just ask your operator on booking. Barely 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the city center lie the  remains of Majdanek, the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp where so many of Lublin's Jewish citizens were murdered. Barracks, guard towers, wire fences, and even gas chambers have been preserved for posterity, making an eerie sight amid the city. Here, your guide will lead you on a circuit through the remains of the concentration camp and impart its tragic history. Prisoners here came from almost 30 countries, and were murdered right until the Red Army entered Lublin and liberated the camp on 23 July 1944. You'll visit the Monument of Struggle and Martyrdom, the Majdanek National Museum, and the mausoleum, which holds ashes from victims of Nazi hatred. You'll finish at Majdanek around 5pm, and hop back in the vehicle for the drive to Warsaw, returning to your hotel around 8pm.

$98.12 Tours & Sightseeing

Kazimierz Lublin Majdanek Kozlowka Tour

Experience the medieval Old Town in Lublin with its winding streets full of fascinating legends. Discover Kazimierz - the pearl of Polish Renaissance -  a small historic town and a popular holiday resort. Visit Majdanek - one of the biggest Nazi concentration camps and Kozłówka - one of the greatest country houses of Central Europe .Tour Program: Lublin –  Enter the impressive Castle and see the fabulous Byzantine wall paintings of the Castle Chapel. Visit the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Poland and discover the history of the outstanding Jewish community of Lublin. Kazimierz - This picturesque place attracts many artists who seek inspiration for their work here. Majdanek - Concentration Camp. Visit to block houses, a gas chamber and crematory Kozłówka - is likely to delight those who appreciate such 'rare specialties' as a unique museum of socrealism.

$404.01 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Majdanek Concentration & Extermination Camp Tour

Majdanek Concentration Camp Tour A tour to the former Nazi concentration camp nearLublin-among an estimated 150,000 prisoners who entered Majdanek, 80,000 people, including 60,000 Jews, were killed – shot or murdered in gas chambers. Now visitors can see prisoners barracks and Monument – Mausoleum containing ashes of victims. That 8 hours tour is a must for people who wish to see and hear more about Polish and Jewish history.The official name is Konzentrationslager Lublin -Concentration Camp Lublin. Colloquial name has came from the name of Lublin’s district – Majdan Tatarski where the camp was founded.In the beginning Majdanek was a small camp for POW‘s, later for Jews displacement from Zamojszczyzna (Region in the south-east of Poland near the city of Zamosc). But after the German offensive in Union of Soviet Socialist Republics it has been rebuilt to contain over 50,000 prisoners.From October 1941 to July 1944 about 150,000 of people were working in this camp. They were used for works inside the camp as also in German industrial companies placed near Lublin. The number of victims was smaller than Auschwitz or Belzec , but means of extermination were as cruel as everywhere or even worse. Executes by a firing squad was ordinary here.Museum in Majdanek was founded immediately after expulsion German army from this territory and before the end of II World War. The exposition is prepared with great care. It includes baths and prisoners barracks, gas chamber, crematories and German warehouses. Majdanek is one of the best preserved Nazi concentration camps in Poland. The mission of museum inMajdanek is to tend memory and evolve education about German occupation in Poland.