Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Krakow, Poland by Tour Guide Christopher S. (PhD)

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Krakow, Poland
Christopher S. (PhD)
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Andrew Lacko

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jul 2/18

Kenneth Osnoss

United States
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Tour: #39673, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mines, Krakow, Poland    
Date: May 31/18

Christopher was excellent. His logistical skills made a long day of touring proceed seamlessly. We were transported in a fine vehicle, with Christopher's knowledgeable commentary along the way. His English language command is excellent, and he is both professional and personable. We were very pleased with the services provided by ToursByLocals and Christopher.

Angela Rhoades

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: May 29/18

We were unsure what to expect when visiting Poland, and decided a guide was our best bet. Christopher was very easy to communicate with prior to our visit, and helped planned a couple days worth of activities. He was very helpful in navigating ticket purchasing, which lines to be in and transportation. Very knowledgeable about the history in Poland (and in general), and was able to provide us with some very good information.

Lois Frederick

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Apr 9/18

Christopher is an excellent tour guide. He is so knowledgeable about the entire history of Poland and the war years. My husband and I traveled to Poland wanting to understand the history as well as to gain an understanding of the Polish people. Christopher had so much information to share. We had Christopher for three other tours for a total of four days. We liked how he synthesized each day, refreshing us on information from previous days, and expanding on our understanding. Highly recommend.

Christian R.

Switzerland
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Apr 5/18

Même si Christopher n'a pas la possibilité de guider ses clients lui-même à l'intérieur des camps (pour des raisons organisationnelles), les informations données durant le trajet complètent de manière idéale la visite.

Donna Hall

Australia
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jan 13/18

A huge thank you to Christopher for making our trip to Auschwitz so informative. His knowledge on not only the camp but Poland is outstanding. Would definitely recommend this tour. A little tip is make sure you book well in advance and go early. We got to the camp at 8am and felt like we were the only ones there. Also spend the extra money and get a private tour. Thanks again Christopher

Donna McQuillen

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Dec 7/17

Rosemary Burki

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Oct 22/17

6 out of 5 Excellent guide. Christopher was with us for 3 tours - one very full day tour to Auschwitz and the Salt Mine and another 10 hour tour that included Slovakia and Zakopane. He is very well read and did not hesitate to introduce us to various aspects of history as well as traditional folk customs and art. I highly recommend Christopher for everyone. He is able and happy to create a tour to individual interests. Thank you for a wonderful time in and around Krakow!

Benjamin Zachs

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Oct 12/17

Christopher was excellent and incredibly helpful. Not only was he a great guide, but he worked extremely hard to get us a private guide at Auschwitz at last minute through sheer perseverance. This is a tour everyone should experience and Chris made it more incredible.

Stephanie Lippian

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Sep 23/17

I cannot say enough about the incredible experience that we had on our tour with Christopher. It was an extremely somber day touring Auschwitz. Christopher was respectful, knowledgable and professional. His knowledge and pride in his country is evident. We learned so much more than expected and wish that we more time with Christopher. He also was very resourceful about the city, sites that shouldn't be missed and great restaurants. Dziękuję Ci, Christopher!

Stephen Blake

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Sep 1/17

Christopher made the visit to Auschwitz hassle-free. He takes care of the driving, buying tickets, and transportation between the two camps. He provides good commentary and good conversation during the ride to/from the site. At Auschwitz, he is not allowed to guide inside the camps, so he must turn you over to an Auschwitz guide, but that worked out fine for me.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You dear Stephen for so good words aof review! I'm happy I could meet You. In Auschwitz Birkenau in fact I am allowed to guide inside but while requesting admissions they decide who guides insideon particular day according to their schedule, number of visitors, other regulations they have... so priority always have their museum workers. Simply speaking all depends on the museum and sometimes they decide that I have to and can guide inside. Thank You again Stephen for meeting You and appreciation!

Laura Groselle

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Aug 12/17

Christopher did a great job on our Auschwitz tour. We had a spectacular tour of Birkenau. Christopher is very knowledgeable regarding the history of the camps and was able to answer all of our questions. His English skills are very good. We highly recommend him!

David K.

los angeles, CA, United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jun 28/17

Please see my comments for the tour of Krakow that Christopher provided. That review applies to this tour as well. We were fortunate to have him as a guide for two days on two different tours. We recommend his services.

Michael Cutler

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Apr 14/17

The best there is!! Christopher made everything easy and enjoyable. Smart, knowledgeable, funny and a great guy.

Helly Worsdell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Apr 12/17

James Matykiewicz

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Apr 10/17

Christopher was very knowledgeable about Poland. We would definitely recommend him to other travelers.

Suzanne James

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Feb 23/17

Extremely knowledgeable and likeable guide - inspiring - well worth doing

Kathryn Rowcliffe

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Feb 22/17

Christopher was an excellent guide. He made our trip smooth, enjoyable and was extremely informative with not only the sites we visited but lots of other information about Poland and its history. Our day was tailor made by Christopher to ensure we got the most out of the places we visited and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Richard Atwell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Dec 7/16

Excellent guide. Timings were great with no waiting. Was there when he said he would me. Very informative and helpful, willing to talk about other things in Poland. Well worth the money.

Valerie Koop

Canada
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Sep 26/16

Wonderful experience! Christopher is informative, engaging and extremely good company! Not only did he know a great deal about local sites and history, he had a wealth of knowledge on any topic raised. I look forward to my next visit to Poland and would not hesitate to contact Christopher again for tours, transfers and recommdations.

Marsha Santicchia

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jul 19/16

Christopher drove us to Auschwitz for our tour. He was not permitted to be our guide at Auschwitz but he gave us a lot of information during the drive. He was very flexible when we decided we also wanted to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines after the Auschwitz tour. We would definitely use Christopher if we ever visit Poland again.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Please note, Christopher was not permitted to be the guide at Auschwitz as the site has its own guides, and no one else is allowed to give tours inside.

Donald Kent Holbrook

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jul 8/16

Christopher was totally awesome. He was punctual, courteous, conscientious, and helped us get all we needed. He arranged the wheel chair for my wife, helped me choose books because I like references etc. He knew answers to all my questions, and the ride was comfortable. He told us what to expect and knew all about the history of the region etc. It was most helpful, for what is a poignant experience. Christopher speaks English well. Auschwitz was the highlight of the trip for many of us, so thanks

Abhijit Basu

India
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jun 6/16

Chris was an excellent storyteller of the past and present of Krakow. I would definitely recommend his services without hesitation.

Alan Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #39673, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mines, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jun 2/16

Christopher was an outstanding guide. Not only was he exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly he went above and beyond with respect to making arrangements for us for a wonderful hotel, dinners, travel to and from the airport and numerous suggestions that enhanced this tour as well as a tour of Krakow on the following day. When we left we all felt like we were leaving a good friend as well and an exceptional and engaging guide.

Deborah Young

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Apr 13/16

Christopher was excellent in looking after me and he arrived in my hotel on time! He's deaf aware! He has good knowledge how to communicate in a different ways with a deaf person like myself!

Timothy Wynn

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Mar 11/16

Is the best guide I have ever had in Poland and one of the best I've had in All my travels.

Lynda Barlow

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Mar 3/16

Christopher was an extremely good and knowledgeable guide. He told us a lot about Krakow and Poland in general, as well as about Auschwitz where he himself you to be a guide. Excellent English and I would recommend him to anyone.

Janusz Przewozniak

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jan 10/16

We ( 2 60+, 2 late 20's)had a very comprehensive couple of days with Christopher who proved to be a very able guide, knowledgeable, flexible to our requirements and gave us a good intro into the beautiful city of Krakow. We used him also for our day @ Auschwitz, which logistically was absolutely the right think to do. Trip was in Jan '16 - sorry for late review ! Highly recommended.

Phillip Robinson

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jan 4/16

Great conversation and background driving to the tour, and sobering and thoughtful discussion on our return. Highly recommend Christopher for this and any other tour he offers.

Caroline Quinton Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Nov 28/15

Christopher looked after us very well. He was punctual, friendly, extremely knowledgable and I would recommend him to anyone else travelling to Krakow or anywhere in Poland.

Paul Dandeker

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Oct 7/15

Christopher was great company on the drive there and back to the site. He is extremely knowledgable on all European history and its impact on Poland throughout the centuries. Unfortunately he was not present during the tour itself, but I would highly recommend his accompanying any tour, for his intimate knowledge and great personality

Annmarie D'Amour

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: May 25/15

Christopher is a really interesting person and we had a good discussion during the trip to and from Auschwitz. He is not able to give a tour at the site but was able to get me ahead of the line and to a group with a good guide. And she was - it's an incredibly emotional trip and I believe Christopher is very sensitive to that fact. He was most accommodating.

Christopher Skarzynski

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: May 7/15

Our guide Christopher was awesome. Even thought this tour was private, he was able to advance us through a throng of people to expedite our visit. His knowledge of things on the exterior of the camp was so very interesting and added much content to our overall experience.

Michael Aronson

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Dec 31/14

Christopher delivered exactly as promised - we greatly appreciated his friendly and informed approach.

Darren Cowan

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Dec 9/14

Christopher was so knowledgable and professional. Would easily recommend him to others.

Jean Link

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Nov 28/14

This was our second day with Christopher and he was just as energized as the first day. On our drive from Krakow to Auschwitz, Christopher gave us a lot of background info on Auschwitz and the occupation of Poland. Once we arrived at the camp, Christopher organized our tickets and tour very efficiently. Following the tour he showed us a few more things that were not covered on the tour. Overall an A+ experience.

Scott Geldzahler

United States
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Tour: #39673, Family Search Tour + Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Nov 21/14

David Zagorsky

Australia
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Tour: #39673, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Tour, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Oct 4/14

Great tours, very friendly guide with lots of insights into everything he showed me.

John Allman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Aug 23/14

Christopher was an excellent guide during our 4 day stay in Krakow. He was knowledgeable. punctual, enthusiastic and a safe and careful driver.I would recommend Christopher to any visitor to Krakow. 5 marks out of 5.

Janice Sale

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jul 27/14

Christopher was a thoughtful and kind guide the tour was so sad but full of history and some questions we never got to ask the guide in auschwich .Christopher was more than informative in his replies to our questions

Michael Huber

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jul 24/14

Valerie Seeley

Australia
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Tour: #39673, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jul 20/14

This was more of a drop off and pick up services the camp has it' town guides. Still was great as he organised the tickets and got us in the English tour with minimal trouble considering how many people want to view the site. This suited our groups needs. He was happy to let my partner practice his polish language skills

Charlie Oldani

United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jul 12/14

Christopher was right on time and offered a lot of interesting facts on our drive to Auschwitz. If i make it back to that region I would want him as my guide again. We were very satisfied with him.

Michael McGuire

Omaha, NE, United States
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jul 11/14

A very sobering tour. Hard to imagine humans can be so cruel. Christopher went out of his way to assist my 80 year old mother and by doing so, gave us time to walk the camp.

Stephanie W.

Canada
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jun 26/14

Christopher was a wonderful tour guide. His English was very good and he gave us so much information about the history of the country during our relaxing drive to Auschwitz. He showed us where and assisted us to purchase our tickets and arranged a convenient spot to meet us after the tour. It was so great to have him as our tour guide after such a sad tour. He showed compassion and understanding of our reaction to Auschwitz and delivered us back to our hotel with a having made a new friend. Great!

James Blach

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Private Tour Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Mar 6/14

Really did help make the most of our holiday. Would not hesitate to use the service again!!

Barbara Beesley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Feb 8/14

This tour is not for the faint-hearted, but an essential one for all who visit Krakow. Kris explained everything very clearly and sensitively, also explaining the history surrounding the terrible things that happened at Auschwitz-Birkenau. We could not have asked for a better guide to take us there. We highly recommend him.

Marie English

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Oct 26/13

It wasn't christoper that gave the tour it was a guide employed by Auschwitz. At first she spoke very fast and we could not understand her. She seemed in a bad mood but after a hour or so she got a lot better and we really enjoyed the tour but she needs to speak slower.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marie was informed by me and fully agreed before the tour that this is always rule of Auschwitz that You have to have there local museum guide additionally. And it is also unfortunately fully museum choice who is the guide on particular visit although always my visitors are fully satisfied 5*. Marie's review here concerns and could be sent to museum of Auschwitz. My best Regards

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The Auschwitz-Birkenau museums require that their guides be used inside. Christopher's role is transportation and guiding services outside the museum. We've asked Christopher to pass Marie's comments back to the museum officials.

Marg Szarka

Canada
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Tour: #39673, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Salt Mine, Jewish Quarter and Family Place, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Sep 18/13

Christopher was amazing in organizing all the tours. Our guide and driver were very knowledgeable and very friendly. Our driver spoke English and we had a great conversation re / life in Poland which was very valuable. Thanks Christopher ! Marg

James Davison

United States
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Tour: #39673, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jun 1/13

We loved our visit to Poland and learned history that was not in our schoolbooks. Christopher's pride in his country was evident with his historical knowledge. We got by our initial confusion with an airport transfer and it was smooth from then on. Thanks to Christopher for his flexibility in our schedule, too. We saw all that we intended to see and a bit more! Thank you for a brief peek into your wonderful city, Krakow. Jim and Mimi Davison

Sandra Levy

Israel
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Tour: #39673, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Sosnowiec Jewish Cemetery, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jul 15/12

Christopher is a great guide as well as being a very wonderful person. He has wide knowledge of the area and was very helpful in all the arrangements, taking care of us to the very last moment. His English is excellent. We highly recommend Christopher.

Nicky Rochussen

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39673, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow, Poland    
Date: Jun 4/12

Christopher was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. He tried to make our day out as pleasant as possible, and we would certainly recommend him.