My wife, and teenage grandson, had the pleasure of having Andrew Durman as our driver/tour guide during a recent 7 day tour of Krakow and Warsaw. Andrew picked us up at the Krakow airport, escorted us to many interesting tourist sites each day(both planned and unplanned), and dropped us off at the Warsaw airport at the end of our trip. Andrew was very friendly, spoke excellent English, had an exceptional knowledge of the people and history, the major tourist sites, as well as off-the-beaten path sites, the architecture including the homes, churches and villages in the Poland.
We discovered Andrew on a Rick Steve’s forum site. He responded quickly to our emails and we agreed on a tour itinerary and he made all of the advance ticket and private guide arrangements so there were no delays at the major attractions, like Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Waleszczak Salt Mine, Pope John Paul’s home, and the Jasna Gora Monastery, home of the Black Madonna. He even arranged a private tour of the Monastery with a Pauline monk who then invited us to a private mass with the unveiling of the Black Madonna.
We stayed in apartments in the center of the Krakow and Warsaw old town and Andrew picked us up each morning in his 7 passenger Mercedes van, drove us all day and enjoyed dining at some of his favorite restaurants. In addition to the major sites indicated above we also visited Zakopane, Wadowice, and Kalwaria, and many churches, and palaces in Krakow and Warsaw area. Andrew was born in a small village near Krakow and we visited his family’s Catholic church and saw the site of his family home.
We highly recommend that you consider using Andrew for a very personalized tour of Poland.
His website is: http://www.tour-service.pl/index.html
Thank you, Andrew for the great time.