Day 1 • Warsaw
Arrival. Meeting your tour leader, your personal Poland
travel expert. Transfer to hotel. Evening stroll in the Old
Town listed on UNESCO World Heritage List after reconstruction
from the rubble of World War II. We visit Old
Town Market Square with the Monument of the Warsaw
Mermaid, St. John’s Archcathedral, see the Royal Castle,
Barbican and defensive walls with the Little Insurgent Monument.
In the evening Polish traditional welcome dinner.
Day 2 • Warsaw
After breakfast we visit the ultra-modern Warsaw Uprising
Museum, which commemorates the Uprising of 1944,
the single most important event that has defined today’s
Warsaw. Then we go for a walk to Powązki Cemetery to
visit “Avenue of Notables” and graves of well-known Poles
(Władysław Reymont, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Czesław
Niemen, parents of Fryderyk Chopin). In the afternoon we
travel to the Royal Łazienki Park to have a stroll through
romantic park complex, Warsaw’s most attractive green
area and visit a magnificent Palace on the Water. Optional:
Chopin piano recital in the evening.
Day 3 • Warsaw – Malbork – Gdańsk
After breakfast we transfer to Malbork, probably the
largest medieval castle in Europe. Built in the late 13th
century, as Marienburg, to serve as the residence of the
Grand Masters of the Knights of the Teutonic Order. This
imposing red-brick fortress consists in fact of three castles
and is rightly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
After that arrival to Gdańsk.
Day 4 • Gdańsk
After breakfast, on the way to the Old Town of Gdańsk,
we stop at the famous Gdańsk Shipyard, the birthplace of
the Solidarity movement led by Lech Wałęsa and see the
European Solidarity Centre. Gdańsk’s past as the richest
Polish port city has made it one of the top tourist destinations
in Poland. We explore St. Mary’s church, climb to
the top of the tower and see the magnificent view of the
whole city. We visit Long Street and Long Market. After
that we have free time to visit amber workshops and galleries.
In the evening we take a ship cruise to Westerplatte
famous for the first battle of the World War II.
Day 5 • Gdańsk – Sopot – Gdynia – Słowiński National Park
After breakfast we travel to Sopot. Sopot, the most popular
Polish seaside spa and resort, quaint and sophisticated,
known for being the ‘Monte Carlo’ of the Baltic. We
have a stroll on the longest wooden pier in Europe. After,
we take you to the Emigration Museum in Gdynia which
is housed in the historical building of the Marine Station,
where thousands of emigrants started their way for American
dream in interwar. In the afternoon we have a stroll
on “moving dunes” in Słowiński National Park.
Day 6 • Gdańsk – Kraków
After early breakfast we transfer to Gdansk Lech Wałęsa
Airport for a flight to Kraków. The historic center of Kraków,
the former capital of Poland, is listed on UNESCO
World Heritage List. We visit Wawel Royal Castle – residence
of Polish kings through almost 600 years with its
Royal and State Apartments, Wawel Royal Cathedral - for
many centuries a burial place of Polish kings. Then we go
to Market Square with Renaissance Cloth Hall where you
can buy numerous souvenirs, Gothic St. Mary’s Basilica
and Collegium Maius, the oldest college of Jagiellonian
University, founded in 1364.
Day 7 • Kraków – Oświęcim – Wadowice – Kraków
After breakfast we drive to Oświęcim to visit Auschwitz-
-Birkenau museum, former nazi concentration camp,
which is listed on UNESCO World Heritage List. The Auschwitz
concentration camp complex was the largest of
its kind established by the Nazi regime. About 1 million
Jews were exterminated there during World War II. We
have a 3,5 hour long walk with a local guide. In the
afternoon we visit Wadowice, the birthplace of Pope John
Paul II, his family’s house and the church where he was
baptized. We have an opportunity to try Pope’s favorite
cake in the local bakery.
Day 8 • Kraków – Wieliczka – Zakopane
After breakfast departure to Wieliczka. Visiting the
700-year-old Wieliczka Salt Mine (on UNESCO World Heritage
List), an unforgettable three kilometers of underground
chambers, caves, chapels and statues all sculptured
from salt. Mining salt, which was called “white gold”
in middle ages, contributed to a great development of
Kraków. Arrival to Zakopane. We take a stroll along Krupówki
Street - one of the best-known Polish promenades
attracting visitors from all over the world. Next we take a
ride up a funicular railway to the top of Gubałówka Hill to
see a panorama of the Tatra mountains. Evening relax in
a local restaurant with live music of the highlander band.
Day 9 • Zakopane
After breakfast we take a walk to Morskie Oko (Sea eye)
lake – the largest lake in the Tatra Mountains. After that
we visit the oldest parts of Zakopane - beautiful timber
lodge of Villa Atma with its archetypal Zakopane style
architecture (now used as a museum) and the famous
cemetery “Na Pęksowym Brzysku” with many “gravestones”
in the birch grove made of wood. These graves are
considered to be supreme works of arts. We visit also the
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptówki, which is
built as a highlanders’ thanksgiving for saving of the life of
Pope John Paul II after the assassination attempt in 1981.
Optional: in the evening rest in the Polish greatest thermal
spas in Bukowina.
Day 10 • Zakopane – Częstochowa – Warszawa
After breakfast we depart to Warsaw. On our way we stop
in Częstochowa – spiritual capital of Poland and the country’s
greatest place of pilgrimage. We visit Jasna Góra
Sanctuary to see the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. Then
transfer to Warsaw Chopin Airport.
package rate from 639 €*
* per person in twin/double, with minimum
40 persons, price includes: accommodation in 3*
hotels on HB basis, coach transfers as per program,
local English/German speaking guide, price
does not include: flight tickets, travel insurance,
entrance fees (approx. 110 EUR), other meals
and beverages. Remark: this quote is subject to
availability based on the final dates of the tour and
needs to be confirmed.