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Warsaw: Treblinka and Tykocin Day Tour

1. Warsaw: Treblinka and Tykocin Day Tour

You will be picked up by your guide from the hotel, and following a 1.5-hour ride you will arrive to Treblinka. Visit the site with a beautiful memorial commemorating hundreds of thousands of victims that passed through the camp, as your guide provides you with historic context to help you understand the events that took place there between 1942 and 1943. The next stop will be in Tykocin, where you will have free time to enjoy lunch in one of traditional restaurants recommended by the guide, and to stroll through this picturesque place. The must-see attractions in Tykocin are its beautiful synagogue and castle. The synagogue was built in the 17th century, before being decorated iinside in the 18th century. You can admire the inscriptions on the walls in Hebrew and Aramaic, and can also admire its beautifully decorated bima. It's a perfect place to discover the rich heritage of the Jewish community that lived for centuries in the east of Poland, which used to be a religious and ethnic melting pot. Another interesting place in Tykocin is its modest museum organized by its people in one of the oldest wooden houses. It exhibits a typical interior of a Polish house in the countryside until the mid 1990s. On the other bank of the Narew River you will discover the castle. The version of the castle you are able to visit today is a faithful reconstruction of Tykocin's castle, which in the 16th century was the main residence of one of the Polish kings. During the visit you will discover different weapons and armor used by Polish knights, and can discover the king's secrets. Following your visit to the castle, the guide will bring you back to Warsaw.

Treblinka: Half Day Tour from Warsaw by Private Car

2. Treblinka: Half Day Tour from Warsaw by Private Car

A private driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Warsaw in a Mercedes vehicle, comfortable for 1 up to 6 passengers. They will then take you to Treblinka for a half-day tour. During this 3-hour tour, the local English-speaking guide will introduce you to the atmosphere of this dramatic place. The Treblinka extermination camp was created on the order of Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler in 1942. However, from 1940 there was a penal camp for the Polish population (‘Treblinka I’) in the northern part of the Warsaw District, which in 1941 was transformed into a labor camp. In the vicinity of ‘Treblinka I’, the death camp called ‘Treblinka II’ was established to perform mass extermination of Jewish men, women, and children. The camp in Treblinka was second after the Auschwitz-Birkenau in terms of the number of victims killed in stationary gas chambers using flue gases and during mass executions. Among the victims, are Jews, Poles, and many other nationalities. The Germans directed transports from ghettos in occupied Poland to the camp, including the Warsaw Ghetto. Currently, in the area of the camp, the Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom was built. While visiting the camp in Treblinka, you can visit the exhibition dedicated to the extermination camp. A monument built in 1964 commemorates Treblinka and its victims. After sightseeing and lunch, the driver will take you back to Warsaw and drop you off at your chosen location.

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