Escorted Tour-Land Only
11 Days/ 10 Nights
May 7 and 28
July 2 and 16
August 6 and 20
September 3 and 17
Tour that combines the major cities, small charming towns, folklore traditions, different cuisines and unforgettable views from the Tatra Mountains to the Baltic Sea including UNESCO treasures.
Price per Person:
In a double room $2089
Single supplement $599
10 nights superior tourist class and first class accommodation all with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers-if arriving and departing on scheduled days
Breakfast each morning
7 lunches-drinks not included
3 dinners-drinks not included
English speaking tour escort
Transport between cities by motor coach
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Entrance fees to the following: Warsaw: Royal Castle, Czestochowa: Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine, Oswiecim/Auschwitz, Zakopane: cable car 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: Malbork Castle, Olsztynek: Museum of Folk Architecture
Warsaw chocolate factory Wedel or similar to taste their hot chocolate
Cake & coffee/tea at a famous Krakow cafe
Hotel taxed and service charges
Day 1 Warsaw
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. The afternoon is free. At 6:00pm, meet your guide and the rest of the group in the hotel lobby. Drive along the beautifully renovated Royal Route with its historical monuments and residences. Stop at Castle Square for a short walk through the Old Town, and then enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your meal will include typical Polish dishes and famous Polish vodka,Zubrowk. Overnight in Warsaw
Day 2 Warsaw
This morning, you will be introduced you to the highlights of Warsaw. A half-day sightseeing tour includes the Old Town, beautifully rebuilt after World War II, with the impressive Royal Castle, seat of the kings of Poland. Here the Constitution of May 3rd was proclaimed in 1791, the second oldest constitution, after the US Constitution, in the world. You will admire some of its 300 rooms and see the Canaletto Room with 23 of his paintings, the Throne Room, the magnificent Knight’s Hall with six large paintings by Marcello Bacciarelli, the Marble room with its 22 portraits of Polish kings and the largest and most impressive of all the castle’s chambers, the Ballroom. After lunch served at a local restaurant in Old Town, continue your tour with a drive to the area of the former Warsaw Ghetto. En route, you will see the building of the National Opera House and Town Hall. During your tour of Warsaw you will be taken to the famous Warsaw chocolate factory Wedel, to taste their wonderful hot chocolate. This evening you will take an unforgettable musical journey through the world famous compositions of our greatest composer, Frederic Chopin, at a piano recital. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 3 Warsaw-Czestochowa-Zakopane
After breakfast, depart for Zakopane, one of the most popular vacation resorts in the Tatra Mountains. En route, stop in Czestochowa to visit the Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine with its miraculous icon. Lunch will be served a local restaurant in Czestochowa. In the evening arrive in Zakopane beautifully situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, in the valley between Gubalowka and Giewont. It is the most popular resort in Poland and one of the most beautiful places in all of Poland, owing to its picturesque location. Once, a small mountain village, Zakopane became a fashionable artist’s retreat at the beginning of the 20th century.
Day 4 Zakopane-Krakow
In the morning, you will have a sightseeing tour of Zakopane, whose wooden architecture blends with the natural landscapes and it is copied in other parts of Poland and is known as Zakopianski Style. You will visit the Jaszczurowka Chapel, a great example of the 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 views of the Tatras from the top of Gubalowka Mountain and 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. Continue on to Krakow, take a spectacular rafting trip on the Dunajec River in the Pieniny National Park. Tonight’s dinner will be served at your hotel. Important note: Funicular to the Gubalowka Mountain (subject to confirmation on the spot. Service depends on the weather and funicular technical conditions). Dunajec Raft Trip (subject to confirmation on the spot, service depends on the weather and water level of the river. Overnight in Krakow.
Day 5 Krakow-Auschwitz-Krakow
The morning sightseeing tour will feature Wawel, the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture and rare ancient objects. The collection of monumental 16th century tapestries is matchless. You will also visit the Wawel 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. Following a short break for coffee and cake at the famous Krakow cafe drive to 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. After lunch drive to Auschwitz to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp, the infamous factory of death. In the afternoon time to explore the city on your own and time for shopping. Overnight in Krakow.
Day 6 Krakow-Wieliczka-Krakow
Morning on your own. We will enjoy coffee and cake at a local cafe. Afternoon drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, an unforgettable tourist attraction with underground chambers, grottoes, and chapels carved from salt. Dinner with a folkloric show will be served at a local restaurant in Wieliczka, before you return to Krakow for overnight. Important note: Lift service at the Wieliczka Salt Mine (subject to confirmation on spot. Service depends lift technical conditions)
Day 7 Krakow-Lowicz-Torun
After breakfast, leave for Torun. On the way, stop in Lowicz, a typical Mazovian town famous for folk art: colorful costumes and beautiful paper cut-outs. You will be invited for a home-hosted lunch by a local family, whose charming cottage is located at the foot of the former Lowicz Castle. You will be welcomed in a typical Polish way, with bread & salt, and enjoy your meal served by the young married couple in their lovely house. You will have time to talk about their day to day life and have your dessert in a beautiful garden. Continue to Torun, where the balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Torun.
Day 8 Torun-Gdansk
In the morning, see the highlights of Torun. It is the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus and considered one of the most magnificent 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. A visit to the Copernicus Museum is included in your itinerary. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Torun. In the afternoon, drive to Gdansk. Upon arrival, take a brief walk through the town’s Old Town. Overnight in Gdansk.
Day 9 Gdansk-Malbork-Gdansk
Today, tour Gdansk in depth. Start from the Upland Gate, a fragment of the city’s former fortifications and one of its main gates. Just behind it, 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, 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 church in Gdansk. On your way back pass by Mariacka Street, with its gabled terraced houses and elegant boutiques. Continue to Malbork for lunch and visiting the Teutonic Knights Castle. It is the largest brick building in Europe and one of Poland’s greatest tourist attractions. After coming back Gdansk the balance of the day is free to give you time for shopping Baltic arts and crafts, including unique amber jewelry and trinkets.Overnight in Gdansk.
Day 10 Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot-Warsaw
After breakfast drive to Gdynia, youngest of the tri-city complex, which also includes Sopot the famous and fashionable seaside resort. Here you can still see the oldest and longest wooden pier in Europe. You will also visit the Oliwa Cathedral famous for its one-of-a-kind pipe organ, to enjoy a concert. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon drive to Warsaw. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 11 Warsaw-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your stay in Warsaw or continue to Germany, Lithuania or Belarus.
Pre and/or post tour nights available in Warsaw
Warsaw: Novotel Centrum or similar
Zakopane: Hotel Mercure Kasprowy or similar
Krakow: Hotel Novotel Krakow City West or similar
Torun: Hotel Torun Centrum or similar
Gdansk:Mercure Gdansk Old Town or similar