POLAND IN A NUTSHELL
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Day 1 Arrival in WARSAW
Arrival in Warsaw (Chopin Airport). Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Guided Warsaw city tour. The programme includes seeing the sights of the Old Town. Drive to the palace and park complex of the Royal Palace on the Isle and a walk in the park. Dinner.
Day 2 WARSAW
Breakfast. Departure for Wilanów. Tour of the palace that was the residence of king Jan III Sobieski. In the afternoon, a trip to Żelazowa Wola – the birthplace of the composer Frédéric Chopin. Return to Warsaw. Dinner.
Day 3 WARSAW – CZĘSTOCHOWA – CRACOW
Breakfast. Departure for Częstochowa and a tour of the most famous catholic shrine in Poland on Jasna Góra. Drive to Cracow. Check-in at the hotel. Evening stroll round the beautifully-illuminated Main Market Square. Dinner.
Day 4 CRACOW
Breakfast. Guided walking tour of Cracow city centre. Visit to Wawel Royal Castle and cathedral, housing the royal tombs, followed by a stroll along the lanes of the Old Town. Along the way, you will see, among others: the Collegium Maius, the oldest building of the Jagiellonian University. A walk to the main square of the Old Town. A visit to St. Mary’s Basilica housing a wooden altar from the 16th century. Leisure time. Dinner.
Day 5 CRACOW – WIELICZKA – CRACOW
Breakfast. Trip to Wieliczka. Tour of the Salt Mine with the underground caves and a wonderful chapel. Return to Cracow. A stroll round Kazimierz - a former Jewish district. Dinner at the restaurant where a concert of klezmer music will take place.
Day 6 CRACOW – AUSCHWITZ – WROCŁAW
Breakfast. Drive to Auschwitz. Tour of the former Nazi extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. A tour of the camp includes the Auschwitz permanent exhibition and the most important parts of Birkenau: the former camp area, barracks, the unloading ramp and ruins of gas chambers and crematoria. Further drive to Wrocław. Arrival at the hotel and check-in. Dinner.
Day 7 WROCŁAW
Breakfast. Guided tour of Wrocław. A stroll around the Old Town – Market Square, University of Wrocław with its beautifully-ornamented baroque lecture hall: Leopoldin's Hall. Next, on to see the Racławice Panorama - 114-meter long monumental painting from the 19th century. Leisure time. Dinner.
Day 8 WROCŁAW – KSIĄŻ – POZNAŃ
Breakfast. Departure for Książ. A tour of the 13th-century castle. Drive to Poznań. Check-in at the hotel. Stroll round the Old Town. Dinner.
Day 9 POZNAŃ
Breakfast. Guided tour of the Old Town. Along the route of the walk: Town Hall, pillory, historical tenements, Baroque Fara Church. At noon the moving figures of the clock tower can be seen - the "Poznan mechanized goats". These figures are also the symbol of the city. Leisure time, followed by a stroll to Ostrów Tumski Island and a visit to Poznań Cathedral. Dinner.
Day 10 POZNAŃ - TORUŃ
Breakfast. Drive to Toruń. Check-in to the hotel. Guided tour of the Old Town: the house of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the Old Town Square with numerous historical tenements. Leisure time. Next, a stroll round the interesting heritage park where cottages from the whole region are located. Dinner.
Day 11 TORUŃ - GDAŃSK
Breakfast. Departure for Gdańsk. Guided city tour. Stroll round the Old Town: Golden Gate, Town Hall, Neptune fountain, Artus Court and the gothic St. Mary's Church. Next, "Żuraw" on the Motława River - the biggest port crane of medieval Europe. Leisure time in the afternoon. Dinner.
Day 12 GDAŃSK - MALBORK - WARSAW
Breakfast. Departure to Warsaw. On the way, a stop in Malbork and a tour of the Castle of the Teutonic Order - one of the biggest medieval fortresses in Nothern Europe. Arrival in Warsaw. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner.
Day 13 Departure from WARSAW
Breakfast. Check-out. Transfer to Chopin Airport.
Price on request
12 nights in twin room in 3* hotels:
3 nights in Warsaw
3 nights in Cracow
2 nights in Wroclaw
2 nights in Poznan
1 night in Toruń
1 night in Gdansk
- 12 x breakfast
- 12 x dinner
- Sightseeing programme including service of an English speaking local guides
- Transfers from/to the airport transportation by bus according to the programme
- Assistance of a professional English speaking tour leader
Price does not include:
- Entrance tickets , Optional propositions