Warsaw and Treblinka death camp private tour
(in memory of Janusz Korczak)
20th January 1942 in Wannsee (near Berlin) the Nazis held a conference where they discussed the implementation of what they called the “Final Solution of Jewish Question”.
As a result of that meeting the Nazis set up death camps in Treblinka, Bełżec and Sobibór, where they began systematic extermination of Jews.
In Treblinka around 800,000 Jews were murdered from July 1942 – till August 1943. One of them was Janusz Korczak with his 200 orphans.
On August 2, 1943, an armed uprising organized by prisoners broke out in the camp.
Out of 840 people only 200 managed to escape. After the uprising, the camp was slowly liquidated.
The Nazis wanted to erase the traces of this cruel crime.
At present, there is a museum and symbolic monuments, a railways frame and tracks. Only the stones on the so-called "road to death" are authentic witnesses of that human tragedy…
This trip is to show you the places where Korczak lived and worked. This trip is in memory of this great man.
After breakfast, your guide will take you for a tour around Warsaw.
Visit to Polin, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews where we will concentrate on Ghetto times.
Following the museum visit, we will take you for a walk through streets of Warsaw and stop at locations of former Warsaw Ghetto, you might say the footsteps of Janusz Korczak: Chłodna 33 Street, the Jewish Orphanage, the Pawiak Gestapo Prison, where Korczak was imprisoned for one month, the Courts at Leszno Street (now Al. Solidarności) to name a few. The walk is about 10 kilometers long, but adjustments can be made.
This history walk ends at Umschlagplatz, where hundreds of thousands of Ghetto inhabitants were deported to Treblinka Death Camp.
The evening is free to spend at leisure.
Overnight in Warsaw.
We will go to Treblinka (approx. 2h by car from Warsaw). Your guide will accompany you during the whole trip, however if you need some time for solitary reflection, just let us know.
Dinner on the way back in one of the typical Polish country inn.
Depending on weather you can also have a short walk on riverside and admire beautiful landscapes of the river Bug.
Overnight in Warsaw.
After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to airport/railway station in Warsaw.
If you wish to extend your stay and do the other sightseeing tours in Poland, please let us know in your comments in get-a-quote form.
Please note, that at Poland for weekend you can always modify your trip. Let us help you to plan your tailor made program.
Price starting at $440*
Inclusions: accommodation in 3* hotel (incl. breakfast) 3 nights, private transfers, meals as mentioned, private local guide (English speaking) at your disposal during the whole trip;
Exclusions: international/domestic flights, visas (if necessary), travel insurance, meals not mentioned, entry fees to visited museums & objects, tips, personal expenses.
*The starting price is per person and based on two travellers sharing a room.
Upon inquiry a detailed quote will be provided.