If you wish to experience Poland to the fullest, choose this 2-week adventure and discover the ultimate Polish tour destinations. The tour includes carefully selected cities, landmarks and activities that will let you see all the faces of Poland.
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You will see:
Warsaw Old Town
Warsaw Old Town was almost completely destroyed during World War 2 and later rebuilt with great attention to details. Colourful tenements an... [ read more ]
Royal Castle in Warsaw
Royal Castle – the pride of Warsaw completely rebuilt after its destruction during World War 2. As a part of the Warsaw Old ... [ 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 ]
Former Warsaw Ghetto
The Warsaw ghetto existed from November 1940 to May 1943 (when the Ghetto Uprising was put down) in the area of today's Northern Srodmiesc... [ 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 ]
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum is the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp. It was intended to carry out Hitler's Endl... [ 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-dr... [ read more ]
Wawel Hill, with the Cathedral and the Royal Castle, is the most picturesque and recognizable landmark in Krakow. S... [ read more ]
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka Salt Mine, also known as the Krakow Salt Mine is a 'must' when you visit Poland! It is a world-class, Unesco-listed underground la... [ 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 ]
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 ]
Wroclaw Old Town
Wroclaw city tour starts in the Old Town, splendidly reconstructed after the II World War, where you can admire a fine example of the Gothic... [ read more ]
Poznan Old Town
Poznan Main Square is one of the most picturesque market squares in Poland. The colorful townhouses create a fairytale atmosphere.... [ read more ]
Poznan Town Hall
Located right in the middle of the Main Square, Poznan Town Hall is a 16th century renaissance masterpiece. Today it houses Museum of Histor... [ read more ]
Torun Old Town
Torun main square is the heart of the city. In its center you will find a Gothic Town Hall, which houses the town museum. Inside y... [ read more ]
Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus - a famous astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe or, in other words, “stopped the Sun and... [ read more ]
The Nicolaus Copernicus’ House
A museum dedicated to the great Polish astronomer.... [ read more ]
Gdansk Main City
Main City area includes all the most important must-sees in Gdansk: the Coal Market (Targ Węglowy), the Museum of A... [ read more ]
Oliwa Cathedral is famous for its old organes and 18th-century park with lakes and old exotic trees. Inside the Cathedral you can ... [ read more ]
The beautiful three-masted frigate 'Dar Pomorza' (Gift of Pomerania), also called the White Frigate. It now houses a museum with exhibi... [ read more ]
The pier was built as a mooring point for cruise boats and opened in 1827. It is the longest wooden pier in Europe with a length of 511.5m. ... [ read more ]
Malbork is a town in the Vistula delta, founded by the Knights of the Teutonic Order. It is known for its medieval castle, bu... [ read more ]
Ethnographic Park in Olsztynek
Ethnographic Park in Olsztynek is a part of one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe – the Museum of Folk Architecture. There... [ read more ]
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 ]
|Starting date in Warsaw||Ending date in Warsaw|
|July 10||July 23|
|September 11||September 24|
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 Castle Square. You will have a short walk around the Old Town. Afterward, 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 World War II, was wonderfully reconstructed. The magnificent Royal Castle, Polish kings’ seat, and the place of the 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 to the Castle, you will have lunch in a restaurant in the Old Town. Afterward, 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 to 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 delicious sparkling wine.
Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 3 Monday – Warsaw – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Krakow
After breakfast, you will depart from Warsaw and head to Czestochowa, where you will visit Jasna Gora Monastery. It is the main Catholic center 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.
Next, you will visit 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.
You will arrive in Krakow in the evening.
Overnight in Krakow.
Day 4 Tuesday – Krakow
After breakfast, you will participate in a 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. Next, you will continue the city tour in the Krakow Old Town. You will see the Unesco-listed Main Market Square with the Renaissance Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall), once a major center of international trade. You will also enter the famous St. Mary’s Basilica and see the awe-inspiring wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss.
Afterward, you will take a rest at Krakow’s famous cafeteria where you will taste a delicious dessert and coffee.
The afternoon is at your disposal. Dinner will be served at a regional restaurant in Old Town.
Overnight in Krakow.
Day 5 Wednesday – Krakow – Wieliczka – Zakopane
After breakfast, you will depart from Krakow and head to 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. You will have lunch at a local restaurant.
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.
*Elevator service at Wieliczka Salt Mine (subject to confirmation on the spot; the service depends on the technical condition of the elevator)
Day 6 Thursday – Zakopane
After breakfast, you will participate in the 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. Afterward, 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.
Overnight in Zakopane.
* Funicular to Gubalowka Mountain (subject to confirmation on the spot; service depends on the weather and technical conditions)
Day 7 Friday – Zakopane – Wadowice – Wroclaw
After breakfast, you will depart from Zakopane and head north-west to Wadowice – the town where Pope John Paul II was born. 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 baptized. 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 lunch at a local restaurant.
Next, you will move on to Wroclaw, also called “Venice of the North”. It is the capital of Lower Silesia region and one of the oldest Polish cities. Beautifully located at the Odra River, the city has plenty of islands connected with the mainland by countless bridges. Wroclaw Old Town, with its splendid Town Hall is a treasure of urban Gothic-Renaissance architecture in Poland.
Overnight in Wroclaw.
Day 8 Saturday – Wroclaw – Poznan
After breakfast, you will pay a visit to the Raclawice Panorama – a painting portraying the battle of Raclawice of April 4th, 1794 in which the Polish insurrectionist army led by Tadeusz Kosciuszko fought the Russian troops. The painting is arranged along the interior walls of a rotunda as one unbroken circle and viewed from an elevated central balcony.
Afterwards, you will depart from Wroclaw and go to Poznan, where dinner at your hotel will be waiting for you.
Overnight in Poznan.
Day 9 Sunday – Poznan – Torun
After breakfast, you will participate in Poznan city tour. It is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The traces of first settlement date back to the early 9th century. Here, Mieszko I – the first sovereign of Poland and the baptizer of our country founded his church. The Old Town is the most charming part of the city. Its central point is the renaissance Town Hall, now home to the Historical Museum of Poznan. Every day at noon people gather next to the Town Hall to watch the traditional duel of the Town Hall goats – the number one symbol of the city.
You will have lunch at a regional restaurant and then move on to Torun.
Overnight in Torun.
Day 10 Monday – Torun – Gdansk
After breakfast, you will participate in Torun city tour. You will discover the city of Nicolaus Copernicus and the best gingerbread in the world. Torun has inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage List thanks to its glorious medieval Old Town. You will see the outstanding churches and medieval streets that are reminiscent of the past glory of Torun. Then, you will visit The Nicolaus Copernicus’ House and have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will depart from Torun and head to Gdansk. There, you will have a short walk in the Old Town.
Overnight in Gdansk.
Day 11 Tuesday – Gdansk – Gdynia – Sopot
After breakfast, you will join the Gdansk city tour to explore this port city in a more detailed way. First, you will see the Upland Gate which used to be a fortification of Gdansk and also one of the main city’s gates. Then, you will pass by the Prison Tower and the Torture House – the remains of the gothic defense walls from the 15th century. Close to the Prison Tower, you can find the Golden Gate which marks the beginning of the Long Market consisting of charming streets on which great mansions with facades from Renaissance and Baroque are located. Here, the richest Gdansk’s burghers used to live. Your next point is the Artus Court where the Hanseatic League had their meetings. The St. Mary’s Basilica standing behind it is Gdansk’s biggest gothic church. Then, you will admire Mariacka Street where you will see stylish boutiques and gabled terraced houses.
Next, you will listen to an organ concert at the Oliwa Cathedral and you will head to the youngest town of Tricity complex – Gdynia. In this port town, you will see famous Polish ships. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, you will visit Sopot – the most popular summer resort in Poland. There, you will have a chance to take a walk on Europe’s longest wooden pier.
You will have free time in Gdansk for the rest of the day. You will have a chance to visit local shops with handmade amber jewellery.
Overnight in Gdansk.
Day 12 Wednesday – Gdansk – Malbork – Olsztyn
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
You will depart from Gdansk and head to Malbork. There, you will have lunch and visit the Teutonic Knights Castle. This medieval stronghold built in the 13th century is the biggest castle in the world! The castle complex is considered an outstanding example of defense architecture and is listed on UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. You will have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will reach Olsztyn. This city is wonderfully located in a region full of lakes and forests. The Old Town is surrounded by fortified walls, which makes it the most fascinating part of the city. Then, you will participate in an open-air picnic with folklore entertainment in Gietrzwald.
Overnight in Olsztyn.
Day 13 Thursday – Olsztyn – Olsztynek – Lowicz – Warsaw
After breakfast, you will depart from Olsztyn and pay a visit to the Ethnographic Park in Olsztynek, which is a part of one of the oldest open-air museum in Europe – the Museum of Folk Architecture. There, you will find a lot of examples of folk architecture like houses, windmills, and barns. The interiors of the Ethnographic Park are particularly interesting – old houses, the evangelical church, a smithy, a pottery stand, a Dutch windmill. The Museum’s aim is to maintain the legacy of the past for future generations.
Next, you will stop in Lowicz – a town in the Mazovia region famous for its folk art – multi-colored clothes and exceptional cut-outs made of paper. There, a local family will host you for a 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.
Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 14 Friday – Warsaw
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 guides
- Taxi transfer from Warsaw Chopin Airport to your hotel
- Private air-conditioned coach/minibus/car (depending on the group size) throughout the entire tour
- Meals as per itinerary:
8 x lunch served at the local restaurants,
5 x dinner (including one dinner with folk show in Zakopane, one picnic with folklore entertainment in Gietrzwald, and one home-hosted dinner in Lowicz) served at the local restaurants, 1 x dinner at the hotel
- Cake & coffee/tea at famous Warsaw cafeteria
- Cake & coffee/tea at famous Krakow cafeteria
- 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,
Wroclaw – the Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice,
Gdansk – organ concert in the Oliwa Cathedral,
Malbork – Malbork Castle,
Olsztynek – Museum of Folk Architecture.
- 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
- 3 nights at 4-star hotel in Warsaw – Novotel Warszawa Centrum or similar
- 2 nights at 4-star hotel in Krakow – Novotel Krakow City West or similar
- 2 nights at 3-star hotel in Zakopane – Mercure Kasprowy or similar
- 1 night at 4-star hotel in Wroclaw – Novotel Wroclaw Centrum or similar
- 1 night at castle-hotel in Rydzyna – Sheraton or similar
- 1 night at 3-star hotel in Torun – Mercure Torun Centrum or similar
- 2 nights at 3-star hotel in Gdansk – Novotel Gdansk Centrum or similar
- 1 night at 3-star hotel in Olsztyn – Omega 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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