Things to do in Lublin

Our most recommended things to do in Lublin

Lublin Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

1. Lublin Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Lublin with a knowledgeable, private guide on a walking tour of the historic city center. The Old Town in Lublin is considered to be one of the best preserved historic complexes in Poland. In the past, Lublin played an important role as an administrative, trade, and military center in the Polish kingdom. During the two-hour tour, explore the Market Square and stroll down streets to admire renaissance buildings and see the former Town Hall. Walk through the historic gates which are remnants from the defensive walls of the 14th century, Krakowska Gate and Grodzka Gate. See the extremely old remains of Fara Square and Trinity Tower. Follow your guide to check out the beautiful neo-Gothic Lublin castle. Enter St. John the Baptist Cathedral and discover its rich interior and stunning organs. Finally, visit the Church the Holy Spirit with its spectacular altar. Extend your tour to three hours and admire other extraordinary sacral buildings like the Carmelite Church or the Roman Catholic Church of St. Piotr and Paul. Lublin is full of delightful architecture; look out for beautiful Romanesque townhouses in the heart of Lublin, like the building of Theatre of Osterwy. End the tour at Lublin Union Monument and find out the story behind it.

Warsaw: Majdanek Concentration Camp & Lublin Guided Day Tour

2. Warsaw: Majdanek Concentration Camp & Lublin Guided Day Tour

Learn more about Majdanek Concentration Camp and the city of Lublin in Poland on a full-day guided tour. You’ll hear the history of the camp and how it fitted into the Nazi’s Regime plans during the Second World War. See the city of Lublin itself after the visit to the camp. After your pickup, your expert guide will escort you through what remains of the camp barracks, which was captured more or less intact in 1944. Hear how it was the first concentration camp to be captured by Allied forces and how it is unusual with it being located within the boundaries of a city. See the monument at the former front gate that symbolizes the conditions the prisoners lived in.   After a traditional Polish lunch, visit the city of Lublin, often dubbed “Little Cracow”, “Vienna of the North”, and “Little Jerusalem”. As you stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town, you’ll learn how Lublin was a very wealthy city with its palaces, sacral architecture, and tenement houses, all of which make it one of the most beautiful cities in East Poland.

Warsaw: Majdanek Concentration Camp and Lublin Old Town

3. Warsaw: Majdanek Concentration Camp and Lublin Old Town

Experience Lublin in 12-hours. From a hotel pickup and drop off. Your guide will take you through the best parts of south-east of Poland.  See Majdanek, the former Nazi concentration camp in Lublin. You will explore the barracks where prisoners from many European countries lived and the sites where they were murdered. The guide will show you multimedia exhibition as well as other exhibitions organized in the barracks. Majdanek is the best-preserved Nazi concentration camp of the Holocaust where you will see the original crematorium ovens as well as the famous Mausoleum that contains ashes of cremated victims. Next visit the Old Town of Lublin where you will have free time for lunch. Take your time exploring this beautiful and extremely calm place. Then you will discover the Lublin castle, its tower with a viewing terrace and the magnificent Chapel of the Holy Trinity where quite recently 15th century frescoes were discovered.

Lublin: Magic Christmas Tour

4. Lublin: Magic Christmas Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit by taking a walking tour through the beautiful and festive Lublin. Discover a wide variety of traditions and customs when it’s filled with colors and traditional Christmas offerings. Wander through the streets draped in Christmas lights, and feel spellbound by the magical atmosphere during the festive time. Learn about the history of the Christmas tree and the first person who decorated it. Hear interesting the stories of the Christmas spells, and the Christmas legends of the city.  Visit the beautiful and realistic nativity scene of Lublin. At the authentic markets, savor some of the most renowned local products of the city. Fill your heart with joy and experience the magic of Lublin. 

Lublin & Majdanek Small-Group Tour from Warsaw with Lunch

5. Lublin & Majdanek Small-Group Tour from Warsaw with Lunch

Lublin was competing for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2016, because it presents an idea of integration, tolerance and dialogue between cultures of the West and East. Amount of cultural festivals, galleries, theaters, places for artists is very impressive. You’ll never feel bored in this city. On the outskirts of Lublin there is a historical place of Nazi concentration and extermination camp – Majdanek. It was unique sample of camp located near population center. The camp was going to be the source of a free workforce for the realization of the plans to build a German empire in the east.  Prisoners came from nearly 30 countries, mainly Poles and Jews, also Russians, Byelorussians and Ukrainians.  The tragic history of the Lublin concentration camp came to an end on 23rd July 1944 after the Red Army entered the city. Now you can visit Majdanek National Museum, Monument of Struggle and Martyrdom at Majdanek, Mausoleum containing ashes from the victims of Nazi hate and some remains of the camp.

Lublin Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

6. Lublin Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

Meet your friendly guide at Krakowska Gate, then set off on a 2.5, 3.5, or 5-hour food tour (depending on the option chosen). The tour has been designed to showcase the very best of Polish cuisine at 2, 3, or 4 carefully selected venues across the city while giving you a guided walking tour of Lublin's highlights. At each venue, taste, compare, and explore the flavor combinations of Polish delicacies while learning about local history and traditions. On the 2.5-hour option, visit 2 venues to taste different styles of dumplings, as well as Polish meats. Your meal is accompanied by a soft drink, a coffee or tea, and a delicious cake. On the 3.5-hour tour, taste authentic Polish food at 3 venues, including 3 kinds of dumplings, Polish meat, regional specialties, traditional soup, as well as a soft drink, coffee or tea, beer, and a cake. During your tasting, listen to your guide share fascinating information about local customs and which delicacies are related to which occasions. To get a deeper understanding and appreciation of Polish cuisine, select the 5-hour option, which offers a combination of food and alcohol tastings with sightseeing. In addition to food sampling, savor tastings of 8 vodkas or beers, and enjoy a guided walk through the city’s Old Town where you can admire the stunning architecture of the district which is one of the best-preserved historic complexes in the country. Stop by the former Town Hall in the bustling Market Square, then end the tour with a stroll by the Old Town Gate, a remnant of the defensive walls from the 14th century.

Warsaw to Majdanek Concentration Camp One-Day Trip by Car

7. Warsaw to Majdanek Concentration Camp One-Day Trip by Car

Be taken back in time to World War II and see the history of Majdanek Nazi concentration camp. This tragic place was in operation between 1941 and 1944, and now is a monument and memorial to all the people who were interned there. The site now stands as a moving lesson about the Holocaust and the horrors of the Nazi regime, and to the dark times of WWII. Visiting Majdanek will leave you reflecting about human history. Your professional guide will take you into the most interesting parts of the Majdanek site, and tell you everything you want to know about its history. Your tour is private, so it’s you who decides where you want to go. Pay your respects and have a moment with your thoughts while visiting such a meaningful place. At the end of the Majdanek tour, see the highlights of Lublin. Far back in history Lublin played an important role as an administrative, trade, and military centre in the Polish kingdom. Your guide will give you a piece of its history and show you the most important places, such as Lublin Castle and Krakow Gate.

Gross-Rosen Camp & Jawor Tour

8. Gross-Rosen Camp & Jawor Tour

During this trip, you will get to visit 2 very unique places and experience the fascinating region of Lower Silesia. With its turbulent past, interesting culture, and incredibly beautiful landscape, it is one of the most visited "voivodeships" (provinces) in Poland. First up is the Gross-Rosen Museum in Rogoznica, which was the biggest Nazi concentration camp in Lower Silesia, with particularly harsh conditions and hard labor in the quarries. The motto of the place was "Vermichtung durch Arbeit" (extermination through labour). Around 40,000 prisoners died there including Poles, Jews, Russians, French, and Hungarian. The second part of the trip will be spent at the Churches of Peace in Jawor, one of the largest wattle and daub religious buildings in Europe, built in the old Silesia in the middle of the 17th-century. This place is a manifestation of the desire for religious freedom and a rare sign of Lutheran ideology connected with the Catholic Church. Situated outside of the city walls, the churches were made of wood or clay in less than a year and are currently on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

From Warsaw: Kazimierz Dolny, Lublin, Majdanek & Kozlowka

9. From Warsaw: Kazimierz Dolny, Lublin, Majdanek & Kozlowka

This Kazimierz, Lublin, Majdanek, and Kozlowka private tour is a comfortable and special trip. During it, you will visit some of the most beautiful cities in Poland with a professional guide in an air-conditioned vehicle.  Stroll through the medieval Old Town in Lublin with its winding streets full of fascinating legends. Discover Kazimierz, the pearl of the Polish Renaissance, and a popular holiday resort, and visit Majdanek on this private tour. In Lublin, enter the impressive castle and see the fabulous Byzantine wall paintings of the castle chapel. Visit the oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Poland and discover the history of the Jewish community of Lublin. The picturesque Kazimierz attracts many artists who seek inspiration here. Visit the concentration camp, blockhouses, a gas chamber, and crematory in Majdanek. In Kozłówka, you will find unique sights such as a social realist art gallery.

Lublin Private Vodka Tasting Tour

10. Lublin Private Vodka Tasting Tour

Embark on an amazing party tour with a great combination of facts and hands-on vodka experiencing. Grab your friends for a tasting and lesson at the same time. Drink both white and flavored vodkas, as well as legendary local liqueur, and play fun games to compare the flavors with your mates. Your guide will teach you how to drink vodka the Polish way and tell you about the occasions in which Poles drink vodka, as well as why it is referred to as the national drink. All the locations are carefully chosen based on their unique atmospheres, which reflect different periods in Polish culture and history. During the tour, you will also taste appetizers perfectly matched to the spirits, which include white vodka (potato, grain), flavored vodka (nuts, lemon), liqueur, and 70% absinthe. If you and your friends like partying and nightlife tours, this activity is a must-do during your stay in Lublin. Choose the two-hour option to taste a set of five vodkas and appetizers at three different venues. If you are interested in more flavors, then opt for the three-hour option, which includes seven special shots at four different venues, all paired with appetizers. For the best combination of Polish vodka and traditional cuisine at five venues, select the four-hour option to enjoy 10 vodkas and more food than you're able to eat.

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What people are saying about Lublin

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

The day tour was fantastic though the tour was more emotional as it was one of the death camp. I am focusing on the tour guide. The more I praise about him will not be enough to measure his knowledge, his kindness as well as friendliness. I am very much satisfied to get him as tour guide in that entire day trip. I would really admire the effort of his to make us satisfied as well as filled with as much information as it can be.

The young guide Jacob did anexellent job explaining useverything about the Camp and work and live conditions. Thanks to his dedication we were able to better imagine how our grand father resp great grand father lived the last year of his life...

Damien was awesome, very knowledgeable about the area's history, he kept us entertained for the full three hours, would definitely recommend this tour!

Damien was awesome, he was really fun and knowledgeable. We had a great time, highly recommend this tour!

Great tour with lots of information. The guide responded very well to questions and requests