The Treasures of Poland
For centuries, Poland has been playing a pivotal role in the growth of European culture. Its contribution is evident in individuals like Frederic Chopin, Nicolaus Copernicus, Karol Szymanowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jan Matejko, Pope John Paul II etc. Poland is host to over 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – and in this tour, The Treasures Of Poland, we visit several of the most important sites.
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Day 1: Arrive Warsaw
Arrive in Warsaw with an optional transfer to your hotel. In the evening, meet your fellow tour members for a drive along the Royal Route, a short walk through the Old Town and dinner at a local restaurant including typical Polish dishes and famous Polish vodka ‘Zubrowka’.
Hotel: Novotel Centrum, 2 nights
Day 2: Warsaw
A half-day sightseeing tour includes highlights such as the Old Town, beautifully rebuilt after WWII, the impressive Royal Castle, seat of Polish kings, and the former Warsaw Ghetto. In the late afternoon, enjoy a Chopin concert, performed by a pianist in a two-part recital.
Day 3: Warsaw – Czestochowa – Zakopane
Your journey continues south to Zakopane. En-route, you will visit Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, home to the famous Black Madonna. On arrival, check-in at your hotel and start your discovery of Zakopane, nestled at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, a popular winter and summer resort.
Hotel: Hotel Mercure Kasprowy
Day 4: Zakopane – Krakow
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this picturesque town, renowned for its many beautiful wooden churches and chapels, and take a cable car up Gubalowka Mountain for spectacular views of the High Tatra Mountains. There are also many shops with local arts and crafts made by the Highlanders (Gorale). Enroute to Krakow, enjoy a leisurely boat trip along the scenic Dunajec River.
Hotel: Novotel Krakow City West, 3 nights
Day 5 Krakow – Auschwitz – Krakow
Krakow, the ancient capital of Poland, is a royal city located on the Vistula River. Visit the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill and the Old Town with its Market Square. In the afternoon, drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp, the infamous factory of death.
Day 6: Krakow – Wieliczka – Krakow
The morning is at leisure. This afternoon drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, an unforgettable tourist attraction with underground chambers, grottoes, and chapels carved from salt. Dinner with a folklore show will be served at a local restaurant in Wieliczka before returning to Krakow.
Day 7: Krakow – Lowicz – Torun
Depart this morning for Lowicz, a typical Mazovian town famous for its folk art and colourful costumes. After a home-hosted lunch with a local family, continue to Torun and the rest of your day is at leisure.
Hotel: Mercure Torun Centrum
Day 8: Torun – Gdansk
This morning take a guided tour of Torun, considered as one of the most significant historic cities of Poland. Its Old Town has been included in UNESCO’s list for its impressive 13th century Town Hall, superb churches and historic streets preserving Torun’s past glory. After lunch in a local restaurant depart to the northern city of Gdansk, located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. On arrival there is time for a brief orientation walk through the Old Town.
Hotel: Mercure Gdansk Old Town, 2 nights
Day 9: Gdansk – Malbork – Gdansk
Today you will enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Gdansk and it surrounds. Visit the Upland Gate – a fragment of the city’s former fortifications and one of its main gates, Long Market – a magnificent street, with grand mansions decorated with late Renaissance and Baroque facades. Also visit Mariacka Street, with its gabled terraced houses and elegant boutiques before driving to Malbork for lunch. This afternoon visit the Teutonic Knights Castle in Malbork, the largest brick building in Europe and one of Poland’s greatest tourist attractions. Return to Gdansk for overnight.
Day 10: Gdansk – Gdynia – Sopot – Warsaw
After breakfast, drive to Gdynia, youngest of the tri-city complex, which also includes Sopot. Visit Oliwa Cathedral famous for one-of-a-kind pipe organ, to enjoy a concert. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Sopot, the famous and fashionable seaside resort with the oldest and longest wooden pier in Europe. Arrive in Warsaw, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Hotel: Novotel Centrum
Day 11: Depart Warsaw
Your Magic of Poland tour concludes after breakfast with an optional departure transfer.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|May: 09, 30||$2,810.00||$3,560.00|
|July: 04, 18||$2,810.00||$3,560.00|
|August: 08, 22||$2,810.00||$3,560.00|
|September: 05, 19||$2,810.00||$3,560.00|
|Meals:||10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners|
|Transport:||Transport by air-conditioned coach|
|Accommodation:||10 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Services of an English speaking Tour Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.