The Treasures of Poland
(11 days /10 nights
Per person in dbl room land only
Warsaw - Czestochowa - Zakopane - Auschwitz - Krakow - Wieliczka Salt Mine - Lowicz - Torun - Gdansk - Malbork - Sopot - Warsaw
Land only: $2,129 USD ($2,279 CAD)
Per person in dbl room land only. Single room $2,718 USD ($2,894 CAD)
Starting in Warsaw:
2015 - May 16, Jun 06, 20, Jul 11, 25, Aug 08, 22, Sep 5, 19, Oct 3
- Airport transfers in Warsaw
- English-speaking tour escort assistance
- English-speaking local guides
- Private air-conditioned motor coach/minibus / car
(depending on the group size)
- Meals as per itinerary:
B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
- Cake & coffee/tea at famous Warsaw cafe
- Cake & coffee/tea at famous Krakow café
- Sightseeing & entrance fees as per itinerary
- Chopin concert with a glass of sparkling wine
- Luggage handling at hotels (one piece per person)
- Hotel charges and taxes
- 3 nights at Warsaw Novotel Centrum or similar
- 1 night at Zakopane Mercure Kasprowy or similar
- 3 nights at Krakow Novotel Bronowice or similar
- 1 night at Torun Mercure Helios or similar
- 2 nights at Gdansk Scandic or similar
DAY 1 - WARSAW (Welcome dinner)
Arrival in warsaw and transfer 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 beautiful Royal Route with its historical monuments and residences. Stop at Castle Square for a short walk through Old Town, and then join us for welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your meal will include typical Polish dishes and famous Polish vodka, “Zubrowka”.
DAY 2 - WARSAW ( B, L )
Morning sightseeing tour includes the Old Town with the impressive Royal Castle. Here the Constitution of May 3rd was proclaimed in 1791, the second oldest constitution, after the US Constitution, in the world. After lunch served at a local restaurant in Old Town, we continue our tour with a drive to the area of the former Warsaw Ghetto.. During your tour of Warsaw we invite you to the famous Warsaw chocolate factory “Wedel” to taste their delicious hot chocolate. This evening a piano recital featuring famous compositions of Chopin.
DAY 3 - WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – ZAKOPANE ( B, L )
After breakfast, we depart for Zakopane – one of the most popular vacation resorts in the Tatra Mountains. En route, we stop in Czestochowa to visit the Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine with its miraculous icon. Evening arrival in Zakopane beautifully situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains
DAY 4 - ZAKOPANE – KRAKOW ( B , D )
Morning sightseeing of Zakopane, whose wooden architecture blends with the natural landscapes. 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. This afternoon we leave Zakopane and take a spectacular rafting trip on the Dunajec River (weather permitting) and later continue to Krakow. Dinner at a local restaurant in Krakow’s Old Town Market Square.
DAY 5 - KRAKOW – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW ( B, L )
Morning sightseeing tour will feature Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle and Wawel Cathedral. The giant bell, Zygmunt from 1520 ranks with the world’s largest. Drive to Old Town with its restored Main Square of magnificent houses and palaces. There visit St. Mary’s Basilica to see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. In the middle of the square is the Cloth Hall originally built before 1349, with many shopping stalls inside. After lunch drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp. Return to Krakow for overnight.
DAY 6 - KRAKOW – WIELICZKA – KRAKOW ( B , D )
Morning at leisure. Afternoon coffee and cake at a famous Krakow café and then we drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, with unforgettable underground chambers, grottoes, and chapels carved from salt. Dinner with a folkloric show at a local restaurant in Wieliczka, before we drive back to Krakow.
DAY 7 - KRAKOW – LOWICZ – TORUN ( B , L )
After breakfast we leave for Torun. On the way, we will 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. We continue to Torun, where the balance of the day is at leisure.
DAY 8 - TORUN – GDANSK ( B , L )
In the morning, we 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 and historic streets preserving Torun’s past glory. A visit to the Copernicus Museum is included in your itinerary. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we drive to Gdansk. Upon arrival, a stroll in the Old Town.
DAY 9 - GDANSK – MALBORK – GDANSK ( B, L )
Today, we tour Gdansk in depth.Highlights include:the Upland Gate - a fragment of the city's former fortifications and one of its main gates, the Prison Tower and the Torture House - relics of the 15th century Gothic defense walls, the Golden Gate, Long Market - a magnificent street with grand mansions decorated with late Renaissance and Baroque facades, the Main Town and the Artus Court - a building used for Hanseatic League meetings, St. Mary's Basilica, and Mariacka Street, with its gabled terraced houses and elegant boutiques. We continue to Malbork for lunch and visiting the Teutonic Knights Castle. It is the largest brick building in Europe. Return to Gdansk, balance of day is free to shop for Baltic arts and crafts, including unique amber jewelry and trinkets , or to relax.
DAY 10 - GDANSK – GDYNIA – SOPOT – OLIWA – WARSAW ( B, L, D )
After breakfast we drive to Gdynia, youngest of the tri-city complex, which also includes Sopot the famous and fashionable seaside resort. Here you will see the oldest and longest wooden pier in Europe. We will also visit Oliwa Cathedral with its famous one-of-a-kind pipe organ to enjoy a concert. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we drive to Warsaw. Farewell dinner and overnight in Warsaw.
DAY 11- WARSAW ( B )
After breakfast transfer to airport . End of tour.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner