Escorted Tour-Land Only
7 Days/ 6 Nights
May 7 and 28
July 2 and 16
August 6 and 20
September 3 and 17
One of the largest countries in Europe, with broad access to the Baltic Sea, situated in the middle of the European continent on the crossroads between West and East. A journey across Poland is an opportunity not only to visit historical points of interest, but also to taste local cuisine, as many Polish dishes may by be genuine novelties even for connoisseurs. It is also an opportunity to take advantage of Poland’s strong ties to the European tradition of contemporary culture and art. Come and visit a land of Frederic Chopin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Lech Walesa and Holy Father John Paul II.
Price per Person:
In a double room $1359
Single supplement $389
6 nights superior tourist class and first class hotels with private facilities.
Round trip airport transfers-if arriving and departing on scheduled days
3 lunches-drinks not included
3 dinners-drinks not included
Warsaw chocolate factory Wedel or similar to taste their hot chocolate
Cake and coffee/tea at a famous Krakow cafe
English speaking tour escort
Motor coach transportation between cities
Hotel taxes and service charges
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Entrance fees to the following: Warsaw:Royal Castle, Czestochowa: Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine, Oswiecim/Auschwitz, Krakow: Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill, St. Mary’s Church, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Zakopane: cable car to Gubalowka Hill and a rafting trip on the Dunajec River
Day 1 Arrive 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 we invite you to the famous Warsaw chocolate factory “Wedel” to taste the delicious hot chocolate at the Wedel Old Fashioned Shop.This evening you will take an unforgettable musical journey through the world famous compositions of our greatest composer, Frederic Chopin, at a piano recital. A glass of sparkling wine will be served during intermission. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 3 Warsaw-Czestochowa-Zakopane
After breakfast leave 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 at 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. Overnight in Zakopane.
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 a free time. Continue on to Krakow, take a spectacular rafting trip on the Dunajec River in Pieniny National Park. Tonight’s dinner will be served at a local restaurant in Krakow’s Old Town Market Square. 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 and 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. Overnight in Krakow.
Day 6 Krakow-Wieliczka-Krakow
In the morning time on your own. 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.
Day 7 Krakow-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport. You may extend your stay in Krakow or continue with one of our many other tour options to Germany, Prague,Budapest or Vienna.
Pre and /or post tour nights in Warsaw and/or Krakow available.
Warsaw: Hotel Novotel Centrum or similar
Zakopane: Hotel Mercure Kasprowy or similar
Krakow: Hotel Novotel City West or similar