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Southern Adventure – 9-day group tour

Unesco

Start the tour in Warsaw and head south to discover Polish marvels! You will experience the culture of Polish Highlanders, pay your respects in Auschwitz-Birkenau, visit the hometown of John Paul II, join the rafting adventure on Dunajec river and much more!


Prices from 1417 EUR
Up to 40 people
Skip-the-line tickets
Professional guide
English-speaking tour leader

Garey57  posted 2019-07-05 on TripAdvisor

A great travel agency  

AB Poland worked with me to completely customize my three days in Poland and make the most of my time. They answered all of my questions, made great suggestions and built the perfect itinerary all at reasonable enough prices. Plus, my guides Jacek in Warsaw and Kinga in Krakow were knowledgeable and friendly hosts, making conversation easy. Have nothing bad to say at all. I would highly recommend AB Poland.

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4.68 74 opinions

 You will see:

Warsaw Old Town

Warsaw Old Town was almost completely destroyed during World War II and later rebuilt with great attention to details. In the Castle Square ... [ read more ]

Royal Castle

Royal Castle – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was completely rebuilt and reconstructed after its destruction during World War I... [ read more ]

Royal Route

Walking down Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street (Royal Route) you can pass many important sites. In St. Anne’s Church you can climb up its... [ read more ]

Former Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. The most notable point there is Grz... [ read more ]

Jasna Gora monastery

The famous Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora is the main Catholic centre in Poland. Every August, thousands of people join... [ read more ]

Tatra Mountains

Tatra mountains – the highest mountain range of Carpathians. Tatra National Park is the most frequently visited national park in ... [ read more ]

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Gubalowka Hill

In Zakopane you must take a ride by the funicular railway to the top of Gubalowka Hill(1,126 m). From the high altitude,... [ read more ]

Krupowki street

On Krupowki, Zakopane’s most famous street, you will find local shops and stalls with products from the mountainous Podhale regio... [ read more ]

Wooden Church at Jaszczurówka

Picturesquely situated, the wooden chapel is a pearl of the Polish highland architecture.... [ read more ]

Dunajec River Gorge

The Dunajec River Gorge is undeniably one of the most scenic river rafting routes in Europe. You will find yourself in the middle the P... [ read more ]

Krakow Old Town

Krakow Old Town offers a unique atmosphere with thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings and horse-dri... [ read more ]

Wawel Hill

Wawel Hill, with the Cathedral and the Royal Castle, is the most picturesque and recognizable landmark in Krakow. S... [ read more ]

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum is the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp. The museum exhibition contains original do... [ read more ]

Family House of John Paul II

John Paul II's family home has been converted into a museum. Inside the house 'where it all began' you may see a rich collection of his fami... [ read more ]

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine is a world-class, Unesco-listed underground landmark. Each year more than 1 million tourists visit the mine –... [ read more ]

Lowicz

This small town is known for its triangular Market Square – the only one in Poland and one of only three in Europe. Just next to the M... [ read more ]



 Info

Starting date in WarsawEnding date in Warsaw
2021
May 15May 23
June 5June 13
July 10July 18
August 7August 15
September 11September 19

 Tour plan

Day 1 Saturday – Warsaw

(Welcome dinner)

Arrival at Warsaw Chopin Airport. Taxi transfer to your hotel.

At 6 pm you will meet your guide and the rest of the group in the hotel lobby. The Royal Route and its buildings with historical value will be the first thing to explore. You will pass the Copernicus Monument, the University of Warsaw and the Presidential Palace until you reach the Castle Square. You will have a short walk around the Old Town. Afterwards, a welcome dinner consisting of traditional Polish meals and the Polish vodka “Zubrowka” will be served for you at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Warsaw.

Nowy Swiat in Warsaw   National Stadium in Warsaw   Castle square in Warsaw


Day 2 Sunday – Warsaw

(Breakfast, Lunch)

In the morning you will discover more Warsaw sights. During a half-day Warsaw city tour you will see more of the Old Town which, completely destroyed in the World War II, was wonderfully reconstructed. The magnificent Royal Castle, Polish kings’ seat and the place of proclamation of the second constitution in the world – the Constitution of May 3rd will undoubtedly impress you. Inside you will visit some of its 300 rooms, including the Canaletto Room with 23 of his paintings, the Throne Room, the King’s Hall, the Marble room and the splendid Ballroom. After the visit at the Castle, you will have lunch in a restaurant in the Old Town. Afterwards, you will pass by The National Opera House and the Town Hall. You will finish the tour in the area where the Warsaw Ghetto was located.

Next, you will visit the famous Warsaw chocolate factory ‘Wedel’ to taste the delicious hot chocolate at the ‘Wedel Old Fashioned Shop’.

In the evening, we will invite you for a piano recital. You will listen to Frederic Chopin’s masterpieces performed by of one the most talented Polish musicians. During the concert you will taste a delicious sparkling wine.

Overnight in Warsaw.

castle-square-2 indeksWarsaw Uprising Monument


Day 3 Monday – Warsaw – Czestochowa – Zakopane

(Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast you will head to Czestochowa where you will visit Jasna Gora Monastery. It is the main Catholic centre in Poland and its greatest pilgrimage destination, visited by more than 5 million pilgrims yearly. Every August, people join walking pilgrimages to Jasna Gora to pray in front of the famous Black Madonna painting – one of the most recognizable sacred images in Poland. You will have lunch at a regional restaurant in the city of Czestochowa.

You will spend the afternoon in Zakopane – a beautifully located holiday resort at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains, known as ‘the winter capital of Poland’ and a center of Goral (Polish highlanders) culture. Its picturesque location between Gubalowka and Giewont is a guarantee for breathtaking mountainous views.

Overnight in Zakopane.

Czestochowa, Jasna Gora z Klasztorem OO. Paulinow. EU, Pl, Slaskie. LOTNICZE. Jasna Gora interiorHotel Stamary, Zakopane


Day 4 Tuesday – Zakopane

(Breakfast, Dinner)

After breakfast, you will partcipate in Zakopane tour. You will admire the characteristic wooden architecture built in the so-called Zakopianski Style. One of its best examples is the Jaszczurowka Chapel. Another wooden church in Zakopane is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima at Krzeptówki – constructed by the Gorals after the attempt on Pope John Paul II’s life. Then, you will admire the amazing views from the Gubalowka Hill*. You will also discover local shops with souvenirs and regional products hand-made by Gorals. Afterwards, you will have time to arrange lunch by yourself and also some free time at your disposal. Make sure to taste traditional local specialties, especially the famous Oscypek sheep cheese.

In the evening you will have dinner at a regional restaurant, accompanied by a traditional Polish folk dance show.

* Funicular to Gubalowka Mountain (subject to confirmation on the spot; service depends on the weather and technical conditions)

Overnight in Zakopane.

Gubalowka Gubalowka Zakopane


Day 5 Wednesday – Zakopane – Krakow

(Breakfast, Lunch)

Free time in the morning.

Afterwards, you will depart from Zakopane and go to the Pieniny National Park to participate in an exciting rafting trip on the Dunajec River*. Next, you will have lunch at a local restaurant and depart to Krakow – the most popular tourist destination in Poland.

* Dunajec Rafting Trip (subject to confirmation on the spot; service depends on the weather conditions)

Overnight in Krakow.

tatra mountains Kraków, Mariacki church Sukiennice


Day 6 Thursday – Krakow

(Breakfast, Dinner)

After breakfast, you will participate in half-day Krakow city tour. The program includes the Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle, the seat of three Polish monarch dynasties. There, you will have a chance to see valuable art, treasured furniture and other unique objects from the past. You will also visit the Wawel Cathedral, the former venue for coronations, royal weddings and funerals. In the Cathedral’s vaults, many Polish kings are buried. Inside, you will admire 18 chapels which are considered true architectural masterpieces. You will see the giant Sigismund’s Bell, ranked as one of the biggest in the world. The Unesco-listed Main Market Square in the Old Town is your next stop. There, you will admire the Renaissance Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall), once a major centre of international trade. You will also enter the famous St. Mary’s Basilica and see the awe-inspiring wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss.

You will have free time in the afternoon. In the evening, you will have dinner at a restaurant in the Old Town.

Overnight in Krakow.

Cabby man on the Old Town square in Krakow   Old town in Krakow city panorama, Poland Wawel Castle


Day 7 Friday – Krakow – Auchwitz – Wadowice – Krakow

(Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, you will go Auschwitz-Birkenau – a primary symbol of the Holocaust. It was built and operated by Nazi Germany during World War II. It functioned as a concentration and extermination camp. The museum exhibition contains original documents, suitcases, shoes and other belongings of the murdered prisoners. In the afternoon you will go to Wadowice – the town where Pope John Paul II was born. After lunch at a regional restaurant, you will visit the Pope’s family home, later converted into a museum. From young Karol’s bedroom window you will see the clock with a well-known sign: “Time flies, eternity awaits”. Then, you will enter the Basilica of Wadowice where Karol Wojtyla was baptised. Inside, you will see a stone font where he prayed when he visited Poland in 1979 for the first time as the Pope. You will have free time in Krakow for the rest of the day.

Overnight in Krakow.

Auschwitz   Wadowice Old Town    Kraków, Wawel hill


Day 8 Saturday – Krakow – Wieliczka – Lowicz – Warsaw

(Breakfast, Dinner)

In the morning you will visit Wieliczka* – Europe’s oldest salt mine. You will be charmed by salt chambers and sculptures – all carved in salt! Many generations of Polish miners created this amazing landmark. You will also see the stunning St. Kinga Chapel – the only underground church in Europe. You will have free time to arrange lunch on your own.

Next, you will stop in a Mazovian town called Lowicz known for its folk art: multi-coloured clothes and exceptional cut-outs made of paper. There, a local family will host you for traditional Polish dinner. Their cottage is located just at the foot of the Lowicz Castle. You will experience Polish hospitality by being welcomed with bread & salt. During the meal you will have a chance to talk to the family about their everyday life. After dinner, you will arrive in Warsaw.

*Elevator service at Wieliczka Salt Mine (subject to confirmation on the spot; the service depends on the technical condition of the elevator)

Overnight in Warsaw.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Kaplica św. Kingi in Wieliczka Corpus Christi in Lowicz


Day 9 Sunday – Warsaw

(Breakfast)

Breakfast at a hotel and end of the tour.

 Prices

 1417 EUR

per person in twin / double room

 399 EUR

per single supplement



 Price includes
  • Selected class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • English-speaking tour escort assistance
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Taxi transfer from Warsaw Chopin Airport to your hotel
  • Private air-conditioned coach/minibus (depending on the group size) throughout the entire tour
  • Meals as per itinerary: breakfast daily, 3 x lunch, 4 x dinner (including one dinner with folk show in Zakopane, and one home-hosted dinner in Lowicz)
  • Cake & coffee/tea at famous Warsaw cafeteria
  • Cake & coffee/tea at famous Krakow caféteria
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees: Warsaw – Royal Castle, Czestochowa – Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow – Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill, St. Mary’s Church, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Zakopane – funicular to Gubalowka Hill and a rafting trip on the Dunajec River
  • Chopin concert
  • Hotel charges and taxes
Payment policy:
  • 20% deposit to confirm the tour (not refundable in case of cancellation)
  • balance 6 weeks before arrival
Cancellation policy:
  • up to 5 weeks before the tour – we charge 20% cancellation fee
  • 5 weeks or less – we charge 100% cancellation fee

 Accommodation

  •  3 nights at 5-star hotel in Warsaw – Sofitel Victoria or similar
  •  2 nights at 4-star hotel in Zakopane – Radisson Blu or similar
  •  3 nights at 4-star hotel in Krakow – Qubus or similar

 Practical information

For security reasons maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the Auschwitz museum cannot exceed dimensions: 30x20x10 cm. Please leave your bags in the car.

You need to go down 800 steps in the Wieliczka Salt Mine. At the beginning you have to take 350 of them in order to get to the mine. Wear comfortable shoes. In case you have walking difficulties you can join a group for disabled tourists so that you avoid steps (though you visit less chambers).

Please bring warm clothes for Wieliczka Salt Mine. The temperature underground ranges between 14° and 16° C.



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 Reviews

StotheN  posted 2020-09-09 on TripAdvisor

Recommended  

I have done multiple tours with this company and found all of them to be excellent. Very good
communication and customer support. Recommended!

Robert H  posted 2020-07-04 on TripAdvisor

Top class tour operator!  

I participated in a few events organized by AB Poland Travel - Tours. They are extremely professional and trustworthy. Everything was organized perfectly. Piotr and his crew are very friendly, helpful and patient. I highly recommend this company! You will not be disappointed.

dcamargo  posted 2020-08-18 on TripAdvisor

Highly recommended  

Fair price, excellent customer support, guide had full knowledge and nice transportation. Would do a
trip with them again.

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