Discover best Polish must-sees from north to south! You will have a unique chance to see the Tatra mountains and the Baltic Sea during one trip! Other Polish treasures, such as Jasna Gora monastery with Black Madonna, Wawel Hill, Wieliczka Salt Mine or Nicolaus Copernicus' House are waiting for you!
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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 ]
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 ]
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 Polish astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe or, in other words, “stopped the ... [ 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 ... [ 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 ]
The beautiful three-masted frigate 'Dar Pomorza' (Gift of Pomerania), also called the White Frigate. It now houses a museum with exhibi... [ read more ]
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. The conce... [ 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 ]
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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 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 – Lowicz – Torun
After breakfast, you will depart from Krakow and go to Torun. You will have a 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 lunch. 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. You will have free time in Torun for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Torun.
Day 8 Saturday – Torun – Gdansk
After breakfast, you will join Torun city tour. You will discover the city of Nicolaus Copernicus and the best gingerbread in the world. Torun is inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage List thanks to its glorious medieval Old Town. You will see the outstanding churches and medieval streets that are the reminiscent of the past glory of Torun. Then, you will visit the 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 9 Sunday – Gdansk – Malbork – Gdansk
After breakfast, you will join 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 the Mariacka Street where you will see stylish boutiques and gabled terraced houses.
In the afternoon, you will go to Malbork is the next city you will visit. 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 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 10 Monday – Gdansk – Gdynia – Sopot – Oliwa – Warsaw
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, you will head to the youngest town of Tricity complex – Gdynia. In this port town you will see famous Polish ships. Afterwards, 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.
Next, you will go back to Gdansk to listen to an organ concert at the Oliwa Cathedral. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will head back to Warsaw.
Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 11 Tuesday – 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: breakfast daily, 7 x lunch served at the local restaurants, 2 x dinner (including one dinner with folk show in Wieliczka), 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, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Zakopane – funicular to Gubalowka Hill and a rafting trip on the Dunajec River, Krakow – Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill, St. Mary’s Church, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Torun – Copernicus Museum, Gdansk – organ concert in the Oliwa Cathedral, Malbork Castle
- 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
- 1 night at 3-star hotel in Zakopane – Mercure Kasprowy or similar
- 3 nights at 4-star hotel in Krakow – Novotel Krakow City West or similar
- 1 night at 3-star hotel in Torun – Mercure Torun Centrum or similar
- 2 nights at 4-star hotel in Gdansk – Mercure Gdansk Old Town 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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