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. Check out the already available guaranteed dates for 2024!
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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 it... [ 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
You will see: Auschwitz I (about 2h): The Arbeit Macht Frei gate, the main gate seen by the prisoners barracks (storage, workshops) t... [ 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! The salt mine in Krakow is a world-class, Unesco-... [ 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 ]
Guaranteed tours 2024
|Starting date in Warsaw||Ending date in Warsaw
Day 1 Saturday – Warsaw
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.
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
The morning sightseeing tour will feature Wawel Hill with its impressive Royal Castle and Wawel Royal Cathedral - the place of the cult of St. Stanislaw and St. Jadwiga, Queen of Poland. Its 18 chapels are true architectural masterpieces. The giant bell, Zygmunt from 1520 ranks with the world’s largest. This is the place where Polish kings were crowned and buried. Continue the tour with the walk to the Old Town with its restored Main Square of magnificent houses and palaces. There, you stop at St. Mary’s Basilica, where to see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. In the middle of
the square is Cloth Hall built before 1349, but renovated in the 16th century with many shopping stalls inside.
This afternoon is at leisure.
***Optional tour to Wieliczka Salt Mine – booking of the tour is requested 30 days prior to tour departure.
- The regular tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine lasts 2-3 hours.
- There are approximately 800 stairs along the entire Tourist Route, 380 of which are at the beginning of the tour.
- Make sure to put on comfortable shoes.
- The visit is always conducted under the supervision of a local guide (the Miner) – obligatory.
- The temperature underground falls within the range of 17-18°C, regardless of the season. We advise you to dress appropriately taking the above in mind.
Only a small carry-on luggage (with maximum dimensions 20 x 20 x 35 cm) is allowed during the tour of the Mine. Guests may leave larger luggage in a special luggage locker, but keep in mind that the number of lockers and their size are limited. The museum cannot guarantee the availability of an appropriate locker
Overnight in Krakow.
Day 5 Wednesday – Krakow – Zakopane
In the morning visit Kazimierz – Jewish Quarter of Krakow, that was established in 1335 by great Polish King Casimir the Greatest, who appreciated Jewish talents and usefulness for developing the country. Surrounded by defensive walls with its own Town Hall, soon the district became one of the European centres of Jewish religion, learning and culture. Today, the world of narrow streets and lines, small architectural buildings and sacral places show us an extraordinary trace of co-existence of Jewish and Polish communities. Following lunch on own, we drive to Zakopane beautifully situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains in the valley between Gubalowka and Giewont. It is Poland’s most popular resort and one of the most beautiful places owing to its picturesque location. Once, a small mountain village, Zakopane has become a fashionable winter resort for artists since the beginning of the 20th century.
Overnight in Zakopane.
Day 6 Thursday – Zakopane
In the morning you will have a sightseeing tour of Zakopane, whose wooden architecture blends with the natural landscapes. Copied in other parts of Poland, it is known as Zakopianski Style. You will visit the Jaszczurowka Chapel, a great example of wooden architecture in Zakopane, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima at Krzeptowki, which was built by the people of Zakopane to thank the Lady of Fatima for saving the Pope after an attempt on His life. Admire the breathtaking view from the top of Gubalowka*, then have time to shop for souvenirs of arts and crafts of the Highlanders (Gorale) in the local shops. After lunch on your own you will have free time.
*Funicular to Gubalowka Mountain (subject to confirm on spot; service depends on the weather and funicular technical conditions)
Day 7 Friday – Zakopane – Wadowice – Wroclaw
Today we depart for western Poland and the historic city of Wroclaw. Known as "Venice of the North", it is one of the oldest cities in Poland, capital of Lower Silesia, with a beautiful location along the Odra River. En route we stop in Wadowice, the birthplace of John Paul II, where we will see the house where He was born and grew up. From the window of His bedroom He used to see a clock with the sign “Time flies, eternity awaits”. In the Basilica of Wadowice, where Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II was baptized. you can still see the special plaque, that commemorates this fact, as well as a stone font where the Pope prayed during His first pilgrimage to Poland in 1979. After lunch at a local restaurant we drive to Wroclaw with its beautiful historical buildings like Town Hall in Market Square, recognized as a gem of Gothic-Renaissance urban architecture in Poland.
Overnight in Wroclaw.
Day 8 Saturday – Wroclaw – Poznan
After breakfast, city tour of Wroclaw includes the Old Town dominated by the building of the Gothic Town Hall dated to 14th-15th centuries. The south-west of the square is bounded with the Salt Market Square lined with Renaissance burgher houses and the nearby Wroclaw University dated 18th century. We also visit Ostrow Tumski – the residence of bishops and princes in the early Middle Ages. Its main point is the enormous Gothic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist dating back to 13th-14th centuries. From here, we drive to Poznan for your dinner served at the hotel and overnight.
Overnight in Poznan.
Day 9 Sunday – Poznan – Torun
After breakfast a brief sightseeing tour in the historic city of Poznan. The first settlement here can be traced back to the early 9th century. The first ruler of Poland, Mieszko I, who baptized the country, founded his church right here. The church was rebuilt after the war. In the 15th century it took on a Gothic shape. The most interesting part of the city is Old Town with its famous Renaissance Town Hall, now housing the Historic Museum. In the middle of the attic, above the clock, you can see two metal goats butting their horns 12 times every day at noon. After lunch at a local restaurant, we
continue 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 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
Today we tour Gdansk in depth. We start from the Upland Gate - a fragment of the city's former fortifications and one of its main gates. Just behind it, we pass by a baked-brick construction consisting of the Prison Tower and the Torture House - relics of the 15th century Gothic defense walls. The Golden Gate, situated next to the Prison Tower, opens onto Long Market - a magnificent street, with grand mansions decorated with late Renaissance and Baroque facades. A real feast for the eyes!!! It is here that the richest burghers of Gdansk once lived. Next, we come upon the Main Town and the Artus Court - a building used for Hanseatic League meetings. It is renowned as the most beautiful court among all of Europe’s Hanseatic cities. Just behind it stands the tower of St. Mary's Basilica, a part of the most precious and largest red-brick Gothic churches in Gdansk. On our way back we pass by Mariacka Street, with its gabled terraced houses and elegant boutiques. Following lunch on own, we will drive to Gdynia - youngest of the tri-city complex and Oliwa, where we will visit Oliwa Cathedral famous for its one-of-a-kind pipe organs. Finally we will continue to Sopot, the famous and fashionable seaside resort. Here you can still see the oldest and longest wooden pier in Europe.
Overnight in Gdansk.
Day 12 Wednesday – Gdansk – Olsztyn
After breakfast, we have time at leisure for shopping Baltic arts and crafts, including unique amber jewelry and trinkets. Following lunch on own we will drive to Olsztyn with enroute stopping in Gietrzwald to take part in an open-air picnic with folkloric entertainment.
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 in 2023
per single room supplement
- Selected class hotels, rooms with private facilities
- English-speaking tour escort assistance
- Obligatory English speaking local guides
- Private air-conditioned motor coach/minibus/car (depending on the group size)
- Meals as per itinerary:
5 x lunch served at the local restaurants
1 x dinner served at the local restaurants
1 x dinner served at the hotel
1 x picnic dinner with folklore entertainment in Gietrzwald
1 x home-hosted dinner in Lowicz)
- Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
- Entrance fees:
Czestochowa – Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine
Krakow – Wawel Royal Cathedral on the Wawel Hill and St. Mary’s Church
Zakopane – cable car to Gubalowka Hill
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 a 4-star hotel in Warsaw – Novotel Warszawa Centrum or similar
- 2 nights at a 4-star hotel in Krakow – Novotel Krakow City West or similar
- 2 nights at a 3-star hotel in Zakopane – Mercure Kasprowy or similar
- 1 night at a 4-star hotel in Wroclaw – Novotel Wroclaw Centrum or similar
- 1 night at a castle-hotel in Rydzyna – Sheraton or similar
- 1 night at a 3-star hotel in Torun – Mercure Torun Centrum or similar
- 2 nights at a 3-star hotel in Gdansk – Novotel Gdansk Centrum or similar
- 1 night at a 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. In 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 the steps (though you visit fewer chambers).
Please bring warm clothes for Wieliczka Salt Mine. The temperature underground ranges between 14° and 16° C.
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