Uncover Poland’s Wartime History With Experts

Designed by psychologist & historian Damien Stewart

At Poland at War Tours we are dedicated to exploring Poland’s complex wartime history in a way that is both engaging and educational.

WW2’s legacy is perhaps more keenly felt in Poland than anywhere else.

The war began here in 1939 with Germany’s attack on the Westerplatte and it was here that Nazi Germany set up many of its most infamous concentration and death camps as they sought to subjugate and murder millions of Jews and Poles (along with many other persecuted minorities).

It was also in Poland where WW2’s largest underground resistance movement was organised and where heroic men and women launched two of the war’s most significant uprisings against German forces: the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 and the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

Wherever you turn in Poland, you will find traces of the war, memorials to the fallen, and cultural spaces exploring the nation’s wartime past.

From interactive, modern museums such as Gdańsk’s Museum of the Second World to WW2 ruins like Hitler’s forest HQ (the Wolf’s Lair), there’s a wealth of historical sites that will expand your understanding of this colossal conflict.

Join a Poland at War tour and visit the country’s most captivating historical locations in the company of experts who bring the stories of the past to life.

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Day Tours and Multi-Day Tours Across Poland

Whether you are searching for a day-long activity during a weekend in Warsaw, Krakow, Wrocław, or Gdańsk, or you’re hoping to undertake a more intensive tour of multiple historic locations, we have options.

Our tours cover the length and breadth of Poland and we visit all the country’s major WW2 sites. Learn the tragic history of the Holocaust on a guided visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, or the 1,000-year story of Jews in Poland at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

Discover legendary defiance and the power of the human spirit on a visit to The Warsaw Rising Museum which provides a fascinating overview of the single largest military effort taken by any European resistance movement during World War II.

A trip to Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory in Krakow is a reminder of the risks that many individuals took during the war to come to the aid of those in need. Meanwhile, a visit to the Wolf’s Lair (Hitler’s wartime base) in Masuria is a chilling insight into the Nazi dictator’s wartime life.

Browse our Day Tours of WW2 Poland and Multi-Day World War Two Tours to learn more about the wide array of destinations we travel to.

Learn More About Poland at War Tours…

Poland at War Tours was founded by psychologist and historian Damien Stewart as a way of widening awareness of Poland’s complex wartime history and celebrating Poland’s cultural diversity and the depth of its historical sites.

But most importantly of all, Poland at War Tours is about commemorating all the wartime victims of Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Russia. Approximately 19% of Poland’s pre-war population were killed during WW2, a greater loss of life per head of population than any other country that fought in WWII.

It is our belief that only through the dissemination of these tragic historical facts and the preservation and continued maintenance of key historical sites we can imbue future generations with the requisite knowledge to ensure that the events of WW2 are never repeated.

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