22-31 August 2011
Your arrival to Warsaw and your transfer to a hotel, where our tour leader is waiting to invite you. A welcoming dinner in a local restaurant with a local Polish dishes. The first overnight stay at a hotel during your Poland tour.
Breakfast, guided tour of Warsaw: the Old Town with the Royal Castle and Barbican, the Royal Route, Krakowskie Przedmiescie, Lazienki with its gardens and the Palace on the Water. Dinner in a restaurant, an overnight stay at a hotel.
Breakfast, transfer to Czestochowa. Visit to Jasna Góra – Czestochowa monastery, the most important place for Polish Catholicism. The tour includes the Paulinians’ Hill, the Treasury and the Chapel, with the famous icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
Breakfast, transfer to Oswiecim. Visit to the Auschwitz – Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim, the biggest German Nazi concentration camp from the World War II. An afternoon excursion to Ojców National Park with picturesque Jurassic landscape and caves, possible visit to a cave or to Pieskowa Skala Renaissance castle. Arrival to Krakow, dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
Breakfast, guided tour of Krakow: the Old Town Market with St. Mary’s Basilica and historical trade pavilions of the Cloth Hall, the Royal Route, Collegium Maius, Wawel Hill with its Royal Castle and cathedral. An afternoon guided walk round the old Jewish Quarter – Kazimierz with synagogues and Jewish relics. Dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Wieliczka – a visit to the famous Royal Salt Mine with it’s underground chambers, chapels, lakes and salt sculptures. An afternoon transfer to Zakopane. Sightseeing tour of the city with a funicular ride up Gubalówka mountain, where you will admire a full panorama of the Tatra mountains. Dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
Breakfast. Excursion to Sromowce Nizne for a safe rafting cruise through Pieniny Mountains on Dunajec Gorge (or a two hour break in Kroscienko – the “capital” of this mountain region). An afternoon drive back to Zakopane through picturesque mountains, with possible stops in Debno to visit famous 15th wooden church with rich polychrome, or in Niedzica to admire its picturesque castle with Gothic and Renaissance parts located between two lakes. Dinner in a regional restaurant with live folk music, an overnight stay at a hotel in Zakopane.
Breakfast. Departure to the city of Sandomierz – an example of Renaissance architecture in Poland. Your visit includes a walk through the streets of the Old Town, and a visit to the castle and St. Jacob’s Church with Dominican Monastery. Transfer to Lublin. Dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to Kozlówka where you can visit the famous Polish “Museum of Socialism” with the gallery of the art of socialist realism. Transfer to Kazimierz Dolny – a beautifully located old town on the Vistula river banks, known also as a place especially cherished by artists. A guided tour of the town. An afternoon departure to Warsaw. Dinner and an overnight stay at a hotel.
Breakfast. Farewell meeting with our tour leader and your private transfers to Warsaw air-port for return flights or next part of your Poland travel.
Date: 22-31 August 2011
Price: 1450 $ / person
– transfers by a luxury coach with our professional drivers,
– accommodation (9 nights) at 3* and 4* hotels in double / twin rooms (single bed rooms available on request),
– breakfasts (9) and dinners (9),
– service of English / Polish speaking tour leader,
– services of English speaking local guides,
– entrance tickets according to the tour program,
– portage services at our hotels,
– VAT and local taxes.
– pre- and post-tour services like additional overnight stays or transfers upon arrival and departure on request with additional fees, personal expenses and tips for tour leader and driver not included.