Day 1-3: Warsaw
We enjoy one late afternoon and one full day touring the historical monuments and the charming Old Town as well as an excursion to the fabulous Lazienki Palace and Park, where we attend the Sunday afternoon Chopin concert.
Day 4: Kracow
En route to Kraków, we stop at Czestochowa, to view Poland's holiest icon, the Black Madonna
Day 5-6: Kraków
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe whose ancient Old Town with its medieval layout has been listed as a class “O” historic monument. We'll have one morning tour with the afternoon independent exploration! The second day is a full day tour
Day 7: Wiellczka Salt Mine-Zakopane (Tatra Mt)
This morning we travel to the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mines outside of Karków,and tour the medieval galleries and halls, a magnificent cathedral and lakes- all hewn in rock and salt deposits.
The tour continues to Zakopane town, high in the Tatra Mountains.
Day 8: Zakopane (Tatra Mountains)-Oswiecim (Auschwitz)
In Zakopane we visit the Jaszczurowka Chapel, a great example of wooden architecture, as well as other sites. We enjoy a cable ride to the top of Gubalowka Hill offering a breath-taking view. In the afternoon we depart to Oswiecim the location of Auschwitz, site of the concentration camp, where millions lost their lives in the crematoria during the Holocaust.
Day 9: Auschwitz-Wroclaw
We spend a full morning visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau. In the afternoon, depart for Wroclaw.
Day 10: Wroclaw
We tour the marvelous medieval city of Wroclaw.
Day 11: Poznan
We tour the historic city of Poznan including a visit to the famous Poznan brewery.
Day 12: Torun
In Torun we explore the wonderful Old Town, listed on UNESCO and visit we visit the Copernicus Museum (a house with artefacts from Copernicus life) and also Explorer’s Museum and Regional Museum in the Old Town Hall (ratusz). This 14th-century red-brick Gothic building, dotted with 365 windows and crowned with four pinnacles, is one of the most captivating Town Halls in the country.
Day 13-14: Gdańsk
We explore the lovely Tri Cities of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot with all the historic and cultural sites, wonderful Gothic architecture as well as enjoy the beauty of the coastline and marina.
Day 15: Malbork-Ryn
We'll visit the Teutonic Knights Castle in Malbork - one of the largest Gothic fortresses in Europe and a superb example of medieval defensive architecture.
Then continue to Ryn, in the very heart of the Great Mazurian Lakes district.
Day 16: Warsaw
En-route to Warsaw, we visit Zelazowa Wola – the birthplace of great Polish composer Frederic Chopin.
Day 17: Depart
Transfer to airport for return home .