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Krakow: 2 Nights at a 3* Hotel including Auschwitz Tour and Return Flights from London £71.20 (£142.40 total) @ Groupon (New customers only)
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Krakow: 2 Nights at a 3* Hotel including Auschwitz Tour and Return Flights from London £71.20 (£142.40 total) @ Groupon (New customers only)

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Looks like a good value trip which includes a trip to the important historical site of Auschwitz. Available departure dates: 16th, 23rd, 30th Mar. You will need to apply the code WELCOME at checkout (20% off - new customers only) else apply the code WINTER for 15% off. You must buy 2 vouchers minimum (i.e 2 people must travel) to complete the booking. Please note you are purchasing a voucher, you must then book the trip (i.e confirming your flights and hotel) with the travel agent by calling the number provided at the bottom of this page. If you wish to know more info about the flight times etc... before booking, it is recommended that you phone up the agent (again the phone number can be found towards the bottom of this page)

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Hotels (you will stay at one of the two hotels featured below):
Located just a short stroll from the central train station and the historic town square, Angel City by Turnau provides a perfect base for a leisurely stay in Krakow. After busy days exploring the city, guests can relax in airy and well-lit studios, each boasting individually appointed, bold, contemporary decor, and complete with a kitchenette, a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV. While the hotel doesn’t have its own restaurant, the neighbourhood provides a plethora of excellent dining options.

Yarden Aparthotel Krakow awaits guests in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the charming Main Square and other attractions. Boasting classic decor, the rooms come complete with TVs, hot drink-making facilities, and bathrooms with hairdryers, while moments of relaxation can be enjoyed in the hotel’s quaint garden.

Auschwitz - Birkenau Memorial Tour:
During this trip, travellers can visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, the World War II Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, and learn more about the Nazi Holocaust. Get to know the stories of individual prisoners at the camp and discuss the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945. The first part is a 2-hour visit to the Auschwitz I camp that holds the permanent exhibition in the former prisoners’ barracks. Then, spend an hour at Auschwitz II Birkenau, the largest of the more than 40 camps and sub-camps that made up the Auschwitz complex. The tour includes round-trip transportation, informational booklets in different languages.

Booking:
Must book within 7 days from voucher purchase.
Booking required by phone: 0203 510 2449 and subject to availability.
Confirmations will be sent out within 3 working days from the date the booking is completed with the Travel Provider.
Limit of 4 vouchers per person. May buy extra vouchers as gifts but not to extend the stay.
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burmingum25/01/2020 18:20

Krakow is beautiful enough without a tour of the past - don’t need r …Krakow is beautiful enough without a tour of the past - don’t need reminding of the same thing over and over again.


It would be criminal to go to Krakow and NOT do Auschwitz.

IMHO everybody should go at least once.
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leewills825/01/2020 18:32

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I totally agree with you @leewills8
For a very large majority of us, myself included. Auschwitz is extremely important. Not only because of its significance in this world but, because it is the only way I could find out about relatives who perished there alongside so many others.
Some crazy views on here.

So I used this deal. Or a similar one at least. Points to note:
- If the flights are wizz air they will screw you over. I paid a bit more after booking for better timed flights. Wizz air then moved the flight times back to a worse time. Their website would not let me check in to the revised flights (The ones they moved), on-site at the airport I then got charged an extortionate fee to check in
- Also my Auschwitz tour was a little mishandled. Think the tour operator had issues on the day so there was a lot of standing around. Think this was a one off as the tour company seemed to be very well reviewed.

On to all the positives.
- Great hotel; great city (architecture, centre square, bargain food, drinks, souvenirs)
- Auschwitz absolutely a must. Sobering. But allowing you to walk in to history in a unique way. It’s at the same time like walking on a film set, but awful emotionally. A must.
- the salt mine also unique and worth a morning of your time.

So go for it. But be careful with wizz air.
Edited by: "justingalore" 26th Jan
Lionyone25/01/2020 21:49

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Whilst I take your point on much of what you say, you have to be careful with blurring lines with such rhetoric. You can be a nationalist without being a mass murderer!
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£169 each from Manchester as an fyi.
Krakow is beautiful enough without a tour of the past - don’t need reminding of the same thing over and over again.
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leewills825/01/2020 18:32

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I totally agree with you @leewills8
For a very large majority of us, myself included. Auschwitz is extremely important. Not only because of its significance in this world but, because it is the only way I could find out about relatives who perished there alongside so many others.
burmingum25/01/2020 18:20

Krakow is beautiful enough without a tour of the past - don’t need r …Krakow is beautiful enough without a tour of the past - don’t need reminding of the same thing over and over again.


It would be criminal to go to Krakow and NOT do Auschwitz.

IMHO everybody should go at least once.
Has anyone booked this? Which London airport is it?
PhilK25/01/2020 19:23

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I wouldn’t bother as most of us will agree with @paypenuts to be honest
3 hours for the tour? Is this really enough? Surely if you want to see this you need time to read things in the tour, pay attentions to details and so on. This is not a tour to tick a box in my opinion.

I voted hot, as the deal is great, but perhaps better to organise it yourself, Ryanair/Wizzair flights are cheap enough, my understanding is there are plenty of places to book the tour, also you can organise the trip yourself and spend as much time as you want there. I will say you probably need at least 3 nights in Krakow, this way you have a bit of time to see the city, you spend a day at Auschwitz/Birkenau and you have some time to chill in a restaurant/bar. With some luck, kit will not cost more that £200 per person.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 25th Jan
Krakow is beautiful and Auschwitz -1 and Auschwitz Birkenau are a must. Also, check out the salt mine, Chopin recital and the ghetto near Schindlers factory.
Just come back from Kraków what upset me more at Berkenau was how many visitors had graffiti'd their names on the walls, no compassion to what actually happened there 😔 highly recommend salt mine though
Lionyone25/01/2020 21:49

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Whilst I take your point on much of what you say, you have to be careful with blurring lines with such rhetoric. You can be a nationalist without being a mass murderer!
I don't think Auschwitz should be a reason to visit Poland
pouster0725/01/2020 23:37

Whilst I take your point on much of what you say, you have to be careful …Whilst I take your point on much of what you say, you have to be careful with blurring lines with such rhetoric. You can be a nationalist without being a mass murderer!


It's an interesting question of exactly when nationalism goes too far.
pouster0725/01/2020 23:37

Whilst I take your point on much of what you say, you have to be careful …Whilst I take your point on much of what you say, you have to be careful with blurring lines with such rhetoric. You can be a nationalist without being a mass murderer!



Personally I’d rather not take the risk. Patriotism is all fine and good especially when is celebrates your country’s freedoms but nationalism just brings out the worst in human beings.
Edited by: "hotyoda" 26th Jan
AdamBrunt25/01/2020 19:09

It would be criminal to go to Krakow and NOT do Auschwitz.IMHO everybody …It would be criminal to go to Krakow and NOT do Auschwitz.IMHO everybody should go at least once.


What a ridiculous assertion
Personally I couldn't not go to Auschwitz when I went to Poland. Not to go would have been ignorant and insensitive.
anthony.james26/01/2020 01:28

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Agreed. After dec 12, a darker place than at any point in my lifetime.
Whilst I agree that trivialising or denying the Holocaust is a ridiculous thing to do, saying that visiting Krakow and not going to Auschwitz is wrong, is pretty insulting to anyone who's from Krakow or Poland. It's a city and country steeped in culture and history, and it didn't start in the 1940s.
Edited by: "fredh" 26th Jan
Auschwitz is quite a way from Krakow. Do they arrange transport for this price?

Edit - yes, just seen that in the original post. Hot.
Edited by: "garryallen" 26th Jan
Kingydaman26/01/2020 01:01

Have you been ?


I've been to Krakow, yes. I've been for work and also with my 3-year-old. Neither time was suitable to go to Auschwitz.

Saying people must go is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. Someone could be a professor of WW2 studies and dedicate their life to raising awareness of the Holocaust and still not want to visit if they think it's too much. Saying they must go to avoid it happening again doesn't hold any ground whatsoever if they're already educated in what happened.
Edited by: "edanfalls" 26th Jan
Some crazy views on here.

So I used this deal. Or a similar one at least. Points to note:
- If the flights are wizz air they will screw you over. I paid a bit more after booking for better timed flights. Wizz air then moved the flight times back to a worse time. Their website would not let me check in to the revised flights (The ones they moved), on-site at the airport I then got charged an extortionate fee to check in
- Also my Auschwitz tour was a little mishandled. Think the tour operator had issues on the day so there was a lot of standing around. Think this was a one off as the tour company seemed to be very well reviewed.

On to all the positives.
- Great hotel; great city (architecture, centre square, bargain food, drinks, souvenirs)
- Auschwitz absolutely a must. Sobering. But allowing you to walk in to history in a unique way. It’s at the same time like walking on a film set, but awful emotionally. A must.
- the salt mine also unique and worth a morning of your time.

So go for it. But be careful with wizz air.
Edited by: "justingalore" 26th Jan
justingalore26/01/2020 08:10

Some crazy views on here.So I used this deal. Or a similar one at least. …Some crazy views on here.So I used this deal. Or a similar one at least. Points to note:- If the flights are wizz air they will screw you over. I paid a bit more after booking for better timed flights. Wizz air then moved the flight times back to a worse time. Their website would not let me check in to the revised flights (The ones they moved), on-site at the airport I then got charged an extortionate fee to check in- Also my Auschwitz tour was a little mishandled. Think the tour operator had issues on the day so there was a lot of standing around. Think this was a one off as the tour company seemed to be very well reviewed.On to all the positives.- Great hotel; great city (architecture, centre square, bargain food, drinks, souvenirs)- Auschwitz absolutely a must. Sobering. But allowing you to walk in to history in a unique way. It’s at the same time like walking on a film set, but awful emotionally. A must.- the salt mine also unique and worth a morning of your time. So go for it. But be careful with wizz air.


Good to see someone giving advice on the trip and not talking/preaching politics. Thank you.
Scottc12326/01/2020 08:47

Worldwide the denial percentage is closer to 50%. …Worldwide the denial percentage is closer to 50%. google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/370870/The 5% mostly approximates the number of believers of other religions that believe that Judaism shouldn't exist.


The article you have linked to seems to back up the claim that you are denying, that approximately 5% of people do not believe the Holocaust happened. Surely you are not equating the 46% worldwide who have never heard of the Holocaust with people who hold an active belief that it did not happen?
Edited by: "edanfalls" 26th Jan
edanfalls26/01/2020 08:54

The article you have linked to seems to back up the claim that you are …The article you have linked to seems to back up the claim that you are denying, that approximately 5% of people do not believe the Holocaust happened. Surely you are not equating the 46% worldwide who have never heard of the Holocaust with people who hold an active belief that it did not happen?


I'm not denying anything. I will try to will reword, you have misinterpreted.
Scottc12326/01/2020 09:04

I'm not denying anything. I will try to will reword, you have …I'm not denying anything. I will try to will reword, you have misinterpreted.


How have I misinterpreted? You said "Worldwide the denial percentage is closer to 50%. The 5% mostly approximates the number of believers of other religions that believe that Judaism shouldn't exist." But the very article you linked to does not say that - it says that nearly 50% of people have not "heard of the Holocaust".
edanfalls26/01/2020 09:06

How have I misinterpreted? You said "Worldwide the denial percentage is …How have I misinterpreted? You said "Worldwide the denial percentage is closer to 50%. The 5% mostly approximates the number of believers of other religions that believe that Judaism shouldn't exist." But the very article you linked to does not say that - it says that nearly 50% of people have not "heard of the Holocaust".


Fixed wording. Many of the people who are not aware will likely be that way because teachers, TV or the larger society around them deny, or place no importance in the holocaust. Even more shockingly most of the people who do know things about it "learnt" from TV. Humanity faces tough times if it can't learn from the past; the worldwide rise in nationalism is worrying, given it's past history of association with troubled times.
Scottc12326/01/2020 09:12

Fixed wording.


I've seen your edit - it completely changes the meaning of what you wrote. So it's harsh to say I misinterpreted when what you wrote was completely wrong.
Scottc12326/01/2020 09:12

Many of the people who are not aware will likely be that way because …Many of the people who are not aware will likely be that way because teachers, TV or the larger society around them deny, or place no importance in the holocaust. Even more shockingly most of the people who do know things about it "learnt" from TV.


That's another quite bold claim, do you have any evidence for it rather than just saying it's "likely" the case? It could also be possible that the vast majority of the 46% who are unaware of the Holocaust live in very poor rural areas. It would be difficult to cast a moral judgement on someone for not knowing about a historical event when they live in a third-world slum and struggle to survive day to day.

Scottc12326/01/2020 09:12

Humanity faces tough times if it can't learn from the past; the worldwide …Humanity faces tough times if it can't learn from the past; the worldwide rise in nationalism is worrying, given it's past history of association with troubled times.


I certainly agree there. But we have to be specific about the problem and jumping to conclusions like you did above does not help.
fredh26/01/2020 02:59

Whilst I agree that trivialising or denying the Holocaust is a ridiculous …Whilst I agree that trivialising or denying the Holocaust is a ridiculous thing to do, saying that visiting Krakow and not going to Auschwitz is wrong, is pretty insulting to anyone who's from Krakow or Poland. It's a city and country steeped in culture and history, and it didn't start in the 1940s.


I don't see how it is insulting at all.

No one is saying it didn't. And no one is saying that going to Auschwitz is the only reason you should go to Poland/Krakow.

Rather if you are going to Krakow then you should seriously consider including Auschwitz in your itinerary.
We was in Krakow in between Xmas and NY. Did the Auschwitz tour on the Saturday... Make sure you get there early as the queues are massive to get in and shut off at a certain time (2 o'clock I think) so many people can get turned away. Recommend the Salt Mine also.
A polite reminder that the Nazis also murdered over 5 million non Jews.

And those who fought against the Nazi ideology died in the millions too.

So definitely worth having reminders of the death and destruction far right ideologies can cause. It’s not just about Jews.
leewills825/01/2020 18:32

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Absolutely we do. Everyone should visit this site of inhumanity. It must never be allowed to happen again- if it is forgotten it will
AdamBrunt26/01/2020 10:09

I don't see how it is insulting at all.No one is saying it didn't. And no …I don't see how it is insulting at all.No one is saying it didn't. And no one is saying that going to Auschwitz is the only reason you should go to Poland/Krakow.Rather if you are going to Krakow then you should seriously consider including Auschwitz in your itinerary.


Semantics.
paypeanuts25/01/2020 18:11

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Don’t bundle all us Geordies with the horse puncher. Trust me, we found it embarrassing
dandoc225/01/2020 23:49

I don't think Auschwitz should be a reason to visit Poland


Why? It could be one of them. Shouldn’t be the only reason as there is a lot of fantastic places there but Auschwitz shouldn’t be forgotten.
I've been on this trip, it's highly recommended along with the Salt Mine.
Someone said there's no need to remind yourself if you've read and know about it. Nope. I'm a WWII history buff and I've read everything around that period but NOTHING prepared me for actually being there and seeing the instruments of torture, especially given the Nazi obsession with documenting everything.
At least, some positives are in the form of bringing tourism to Kraków.
burmingum25/01/2020 18:20

Krakow is beautiful enough without a tour of the past - don’t need r …Krakow is beautiful enough without a tour of the past - don’t need reminding of the same thing over and over again.


Something called history!
Really...
I post this every time this comes up.

please go for longer than just two nights!

auschwitz will take most of your only full Day. It will take well over and hour each way just for the transfers( once you add traffic and a couple of other pickups for other visitors it can be 3 hours in total) . Then 3+ hours to get round. a life time to get over it. But realisticly it will dominate your thoughts for the evening aswell

there is so much more to krakow than just as a dark tourism destination. Please go for longer and take time to see krakow for more than just what happens during the years of nazi occupation.
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