Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Krakow-Poland by Tour Guide Damian S. (Guide #22531)


Lizzy Stordy

United Kingdom
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Mar 15/19

Damian picked us up right on time and chatted to us on the journey to Aushwitz informing us on the background of the camp. He then waited with us for our tour guide and waited outside the camp for us to finish the tour. During the journey Damian was very chatty with the whole party and even arranged for a shooting trip for some of the people in our party the next day. Very reliable driver. Would recommend using Damian for any local trips!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lizzy Thank you very much. It was pleasure to meet you. All the best Damian

Denise McChesney

United States
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Tour: #408009, Salt Mine Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Mar 13/19

We have had a wonderful Two days with Damian organizing our visit to Krakow. He structured everything to meet our needs and was full of wonderful information. We have had a magical visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again. Have a safe trip to Germany.

Denise McChesney

United States
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Self Guided Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Mar 12/19

We have had a wonderful Two days with Damian organizing our visit to Krakow. He structured everything to meet our needs and was full of wonderful information. We have had a magical visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for great feedback. I am really happy that you enjoyed your tour. It was pleasure to meet you. All the best Damian

Heidi Alberto

United Kingdom
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Feb 19/19

Damian was a brilliant guide nothing was too much trouble and answered all our questions .. We would 100% reccomend him as a guide he also took us to other parts of auchtiwz and drive round to show us how big it really was Thank you Damian for a fantastic day and hopefully we will be back in Krakow for another tour soon The button/alberto family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I am really happy that you enjoyed tour. All the best Damian I hope to see you soon again in Krakow.

Bruce Leaman

United States
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Tour: #408009, Salt Mine Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Feb 1/19

I was provided two full day tours by Damian. The itinerary included historic Krakow, the Salt Mines, and Auschwitz. Damian was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Poland and Krakow, starting with its earliest founding and its succession of Kings, the WW2 occupied years, and present-day Poland. He provided first class transportation in a Mercedes van, was an excellent driver, and offered me any and every opportunity to ask questions or stop and take pictures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again. All the best

Bruce Leaman

United States
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Tour: #435463, Krakow City Tour by Van, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Feb 1/19

I was provided two full day tours by Damian. The itinerary included historic Krakow, the Salt Mines, and Auschwitz. Damian was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Poland and Krakow, starting with its earliest founding and its succession of Kings, the WW2 occupied years, and present-day Poland. He provided first class transportation in a Mercedes van, was an excellent driver, and offered me any and every opportunity to ask questions or stop and take pictures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bruce Thank you very much. It was my pleasure to meet you and introduce to history of Poland. I wish you all the best. Safe trip to home and a lot of luck for next trips. Sincerely Damian

Ol Rappaport

United Kingdom
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Jan 21/19

Damian took me took to Auschwitz Birkenau last May, as I wanted to visit specific sites associated with my wife's grandparents murder there in January 1943. It was a beautiful day in early summer, filled with birdsong and wildflowers. I knew I needed to come back in winter. Naturally I chose Damian again for my return this January because he understood without me having to explain it all. It was a deeply moving experience for me which he enabled with tact, sympathy and sensitivity.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ol Thank you very much for that warm words. I am glad that I could help you to fulfill your mission. I can not even imagine how important it is to you. Take care. All the best Damian

Miriam Cecilia Quevenco

Philippines
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Dec 18/18

Auschwitz was and will always be something that reminds us of man's evil. It is not an easy tour to take but Damian was not only knowledgeable of Poland's history but he was the epitome of kindness making us realize that despite the existence of evil there is also good in man. Damian demonstrated this in all respect. He was guide, friend and brother. My sisters and I took home the best of Poland. Thank you Damian. Until our next visit!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again. I really did not find words to describe your kindness. All the best Damian

Eitan S.

Israel
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Dec 2/18

Damian is great guide! Nice, friendly and with a vast knowledge on the area and the general history of Poland. We learned a lot and enjoyed the time with him. Truly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eitan, thank you very much for nice review. It was pleasure to spend time with you. I hope to see you next time in Krakow too. All the best Damian

Chris Port

United Kingdom
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Oct 31/18

A very sobering and thought provoking day spent at Auschwitz and Birkenau Collected promptly from the hotel and an enjoyable trip with Damian chatting aboit anything and everything I can't recommend this tour guide enough. Very nice guy, knowledgeable and looked after us well throughout the day making sure we were where we were supposed to be at all times! Thanks for making the day easy and stress free

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad that you enjoyed tour. It is very important to me to know that. Thank you again for a great day. I wish you all the best.

Davey Richerson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Damian was a fantastic guide for our half-day trip to Auschwitz. Damian was extremely knowledgeable and easy to communicate with, his van was comfortable and equipped with everything you need to make your journey smooth and the whole day was well organised and ran to schedule. Would highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was pleasure to meet you. All the best and I hope to see you again in Krakow.

Vicky Simpson

Australia
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

Damien is a likable and pleasant young man and spoke very good english. He was a careful driver with a comfortable car and it was nice on the long drive to chat to him about Polands past and future and what it is like living in Poland. He showed us a few extra little thing on our tour which were appreciated. You won't be disappointed if you choose Damien for a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for great review. All the best.

Tracy Eckebrecht

Canada
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

Damien was delightful and compassionate and full of knowledge which he generously shared with us. When I was overcome with emotions after Auschwitz and unable to continue to Berkenau, Damien shared his understanding of the inhumanities of war and some personal family stories which helped me to cope. He is a gem of a tour guide. Highly recommended!

Paulomi Bhatt

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: Krakow Excursion Tours, Krakow, Poland
Date: Sep 21/18

Damien is a wonderful guide - extremely punctual, courteous and very knowledgeable. The communication with him prior to the trip was efficient and meticulous from his side We had a great trip with Damien for 5 days in and around Krakow and would definitely recommend and use his services again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for nice review. I hope to see you next time in Krakow. All the best Damian

Paulomi Bhatt

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #435463, All Admissions Fee to Museums and Lunches, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 21/18

Damien is a wonderful guide - extremely punctual, courteous and very knowledgeable. The communication with him prior to the trip was efficient and meticulous from his side We had a great trip with Damien for 5 days in and around Krakow and would definitely recommend and use his services again

Cathy Kozak

United States
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Tour: #435463, Krakow City Tour by Van, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

Damian made our visit to Krakow exceptional. He created a specialized tour for my family of 6, which he modified along the way to make our tour more personalized to our interests and the walking abilities of my elderly mother. He was extremely knowledgeable, personable and professional. He consistently went above and beyond to make our trip as enjoyable and informative as possible. By the end of our tour, we all felt as though he was an honorary member of our family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for great review. It was pleasure to meet you and your family. I am glad that I made your trip nicer. All the best. I hope to see you again in Krakow.

Jean Oconnell

United States
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Tour: #407700, Zakopane Sightseeing, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

Damian did a great job with being flexible and accommodating to our requests because of so so weather. He was a good driver of a wonderfully comfortable Mercedes van, knew short cuts and spoke perfect English. All in all, a great day.

Frank S.

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: #407700, Zakopane Sightseeing, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

The guide was a first-rate companion during the 2-hour journey to Zakopane from Krakow. We stopped at a traditional smoked-cheese shop while passing through the wood-architecture area. I am very grateful for historical and personal perspective the guide provided on life in this area, and his assistance with transferring my luggage to my hotel for my stay in Zakopane. I enjoyed our conversation of the music, film, and politics in the US and Poland. It was a memorable day. I'd book it again in a heartbeat.

Frank S.

New York, NY, United States
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Tour: #408009, Salt Mine Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

The salt-mine tour is an unusual, fascinating subterranean maze of constrained tunnels and extraordinary open vistas. There are many remarkable works of art throughout, created by professional artists as well as dedicated, talented amateurs. It's a long climb down a very well-constructed staircase, but there are lifts to the surface. Damian was in contact throughout the booking process. He was assertive, yet collaborative, in securing my ticket for an English-language tour that was about to commence.

Gill Williams

United Kingdom
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

Exactly as described. Collected from and returned to our hotel in a private car. Damian is very pleasant and helpful and explained where we should go at each site and what to expect. He was waiting when we finished. Under no time pressure to finish.

Rita Millwee

United States
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

What a wonderful guide we had with Damian. He was very accommodating and helpful. We so appreciated his sensitivity after visiting this sad area. We were extremely pleased with his punctuality and all the information he gave us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your visit. I hope to see you again in Krakow. All the best Damian

Don Stevens

Canada
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Tour: #407700, Zakopane Sightseeing, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Have a great day.

Kimberly Cowley

United States
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Damian was everything we hoped to have in a tour guide. He answered our questions about Poland's history along with giving us many interesting facts about life today in Poland. He was punctual in picking us up and flexible with our drop off location. Damian is a pleasant and knowledgable young man and I encourage anyone wanting to take a tour from Krakow to choose him.

Robert May

United States
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Myself and two of my colleagues were in Poland for only one day. We are history teachers who came here specifically to see Auschwitz-Birkenau before a conference we were attending in Normandy. I had a hard time finding a tour that could accommodate our limited time (only the morning). Our guide, Damian, was fantastic, got us right in and helped us get everywhere we needed to be. He was incredibly friendly and really made the day enjoyable, which could have been easily stressful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for nice review. All the best.

Bill Beaver

United States
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

Damian was very flexible when we wanted to add one additional person to this tour. He was even willing to leave earlier so we could purchase the correct ticket at Auschwitz. Our guide Wojtek did an outstanding job managing our trip to Auschwitz. He made sure we arrived at Auschwitz on time, got us setup with our tour and was waiting for us when we were done. He even took us to see the "Canada" warehouse, an area most people don't get to visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed our service. I wish you all the best.

Jayne Shannon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #408009, Salt Mine Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

The tour was not what I expected it was far better - I would do the tour again. Our tour guide, Damian, was brilliant , he was punctual, knowledgeable and very attentive. I was highly recommend this company

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review. I wish you all the best. Damian

Ol Rappaport

United Kingdom
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: May 16/18

This was a deeply personal visit to Auschwitz to stand where my grandparents last walked before they were murdered. Damian facilitated my pilgrimage perfectly, giving me the privacy to say my prayers and the companionship I needed on such an emotional journey. I have no hesitation in recommending him, he has great local knowledge, a host of anecdotes and excellent English. I am already booking for next year.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. See you in Krakow. Please remember to prepare for cold winter. All the best Damian

Paul Morgan

United States
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: May 4/18

Enjoyed this tour. Made navigating the visit to the Auschwitz area easier logistics-wise. Our driver Artur was great about getting us to where we needed to be on time and in the right line for our tours. Would definitely recommend and book again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for nice feedback. I wish you all the best and I hope to see you next time in Krakow.

Paul Morgan

United States
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Tour: #408009, Salt Mine Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: May 3/18

Enjoyed this tour. Made visiting the Salt Mines easy and interesting. Our driver Artur was great. Very helpful both on the tour and recommending things to do and places to eat in Krakow. Would definitely recommend and use again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Once again Thank you very much. I am glad that you enjoyed your tours.

Anthony Morgan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour & Krakow City Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Mar 21/18

Damian proved to be a admirable host with a wealth of information and after our Auschwitz visit he introduced us to a lovely traditional Polish restaurant where we ate well, it was a log cabin type building, warm and welcoming. We went on to see the sights of Kraków before returning to our camping site thoroughly worn out but delighted.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again for using my service. It was pleasure to meet you. I hope to see you next time in Krakow. All the best. Damian

Jennifer Lowinski

United States
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Tour: #407986, Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour, Krakow, Poland    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

Damian is very knowledgeable and I greatly enjoyed the historical background he provided about the region on the drive. I had a custom tour because of time restrictions and Damian was very punctual at each location and had me at the airport with plenty of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was pleasure to meet you. have a great day and all the best.