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Treasures of Poland: A Cultural and Historical Tour of Poland

POLAND SMALL GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour the cultural sites of Warsaw and Kraków
  • Explore small charming villages
  • Enjoy diverse geography and wonderful landscapes
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

We begin our tour of Poland in Warsaw, known in Polish as Warszawa, the capital and largest city of Poland.

After exploring the enchanting capital with its historical monuments and charming old town, we travel to Kraków, visiting Auschwitz along the way.

Kraków (aka Cracow), is one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. Music, theater and the country's finest museums abound in Kraków. We spend three nights and two glorious days touring Kraków.

From Kraków we continue our tour of Poland, traveling to the Tatra Mountains to the charming town of Zakopane and the Tatrzanski National Park.

Next, we go to western Poland and the marvelous medieval city of Wroclaw, the capital of the Lower Silesia province. Known as "Venice of the North," it enjoys a beautiful location along the Odra River.

Our Poland tour continues as we arrive inPoznan, a beautiful small town.

We will tour Torun, the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, before arriving in magical Gdańske. The list of additional treasures includes: Olsztyn, the Teutonic Knights Castle in Malbork - one of the largest Gothic fortresses in Europe and a superb example of medieval defensive architecture. 

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Warsaw (Warszawa)

   


    We arrive back in Warsaw for another full day touring including a visit to Zelazowa Wola, the birthplace of the great Polish composer Frederic Chopin.

   

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 .

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Trip Details

TRIP LENGTH
17-day trip begins and ends in Warsaw
2017 DATES
May 26-June 11
September 8-24
2018 DATES
May 26-June 11
September 8-24
LAND COST 2017
From $4550 May/Sep TBA

$200 discount if booking with our Baltic States Tour
ACCOMMODATIONS
4 & 5* hotels in or near old town
GROUP SIZE
6-12 guests
INCLUDED MEALS
Daily breakfast, 3 dinners
 

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