Visit Poland's absolute top destinations during one-week guided trip! See the tallest building in Poland in the modern capital, face the legendary Wawel Dragon in Krakow, allow a moment of reflection in Auschwitz-Birkanau, go 135 metres underground in Wieliczka Salt Mine and taste oscypek in the Tatra mountains!
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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 – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was completely rebuilt and reconstructed after its destruction during World War I... [ read more ]
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 ]
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 – the highest mountain range of Carpathians. Tatra National Park is the most frequently visited national park in ... [ read more ]
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 ]
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, 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 ]
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 ]
|Starting date in Warsaw||Ending date in Krakow|
|May 8||May 14|
|May 29||June 4|
|June 12||June 18|
|July 3||July 9|
|July 17||July 23|
|August 7||August 13|
|August 21||August 27|
|September 4||September 10|
|September 18||September 24|
|October 2||October 8|
Day 1 Saturday – Warsaw
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.
Day 2 Sunday – Warsaw
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.
Day 3 Monday – Warsaw – Czestochowa – Zakopane
After breakfast, you will depart to Warsaw and 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.
Day 4 Tuesday – Zakopane – Krakow
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. Next, 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 arrive in Krakow and have dinner at your hotel.
* Funicular to Gubalowka Mountain (subject to confirmation on the spot; service depends on the weather and technical conditions)
** Dunajec Rafting Trip (subject to confirmation on the spot; service depends on the weather conditions)
Overnight in Krakow.
Day 5 Wednesday – Krakow – Auschwitz – Krakow
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. After lunch, you will head to the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau – the primary symbol of the Holocaust. The museum exhibition contains original documents, suitcases, shoes and other belongings of the murdered prisoners.
Overnight in Krakow.
Day 6 Thursday – Krakow – Wieliczka – Krakow
Free time in the morning.
Then, we invite you for coffee and a delicious cake at the famous Krakow caféteria. In the afternoon, you will visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine* – a world-famous underground landmark, where you will see saline corridors and lakes, salt sculptures, spectacular timber constructions and magnificent chambers. You will also see the only underground church in Europe.
Then, you will have dinner in Wieliczka’s regional restaurant, accompanied by a traditional Polish folk dance show.
*Elevator service at Wieliczka Salt Mine (subject to confirmation on the spot; the service depends on the technical condition of the elevator)
Overnight in Krakow.
Day 7 Friday – Krakow
Breakfast at a hotel and end of the tour.
per person in twin / double room
per single room supplement
- Selected class hotels, rooms with private facilities
- English-speaking tour escort assistance
- English-speaking local guide
- 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:
3 x lunch served at a local restaurants,
2 x dinner (welcome dinner in Warsaw, dinner with folk show in Wieliczka) served at local restaurants,
1 x dinner at the hotel in Krakow
- Cake & coffee/tea at famous Warsaw caféteria
- 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,
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
- 20% deposit to confirm the tour (not refundable in case of cancellation)
- balance 6 weeks before arrival
- up to 5 weeks before the tour – we charge 20% cancellation fee
- 5 weeks or less – we charge 100% cancellation fee
2 nights at 4-star hotel in Warsaw – Novotel Warszawa Centrum or similar
1 nights at 3-star hotel in Zakopane – Mercure Kasprowy or similar
3 nights at 4-star hotel in Krakow – Novotel Krakow City West or similar
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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