Polish Cultural Highlights

8 days/
7 nights
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Cultural Guided tour History
Tour code: WK-8

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Day 1. Warsaw (D)

Arrival to Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Bus transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon City tour, including Castle Square, the southern gateway to Warsaw’s Old Town, where there is a monument to Sigismund II

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Arrival to Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Bus transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon City tour, including Castle Square, the southern gateway to Warsaw’s Old Town, where there is a monument to Sigismund III Vasa, the King who moved the capital from Krakow to Warsaw, the interior of the splendid baroque Royal Castle, St John’s Cathedral, Warsaw’s oldest church, the picturesque Old Town Square that combines elements of Renaissance, baroque, Gothic and neoclassical design as well as the imposing Barbican and city walls.
Welcome dinner and overnight in Warsaw.

Day 2. Warsaw – Gdansk (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning tour to Wilanow Palace & Park, often called “small Versailles”, the summer residence of King John Sobieski, the one who defeated Turks at the gate of Vienna in t

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Breakfast at hotel.
Morning tour to Wilanow Palace & Park, often called “small Versailles”, the summer residence of King John Sobieski, the one who defeated Turks at the gate of Vienna in the 17th century. Magnificent interiors include furniture and china from the period, and a gallery of Polish portraits. Palace is surrounded by beautiful park with a variety of landscapes: English park, Italian Baroque garden and rose garden.
Departure to Gdansk (450 km from Warsaw. Lunch en route.
Arrival to Gdansk. Overnight in Gdansk.

Day 3. Gdansk (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel.
Day tour of the so called Tri-city, Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia. You will start the acquaintance of this area in the historical part of Gdansk, the beautiful Hanseatic City, where you will

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Breakfast at hotel.
Day tour of the so called Tri-city, Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia. You will start the acquaintance of this area in the historical part of Gdansk, the beautiful Hanseatic City, where you will see Green Gate, Long Market, 15th century meeting hall of the merchants – Artus Court, symbol of Gdansk – Neptun’s Fountain, Town hall, St. Mary’s Church – the biggest brick church in the world, Mariacka Street, famous for its terraces full of amber jewellery, waterfront canal with The Crane – the biggest crane of medieval Europe. We will stop at the monument to the Shipyard Workers in Solidarnosc Square – starting point of the battle for democracy in Europe. Short stop for the organ music concert in Oliwa Cathedral. Tour continues to the Baltic seaside resort of Sopot. Walking along the pier. Free time.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Gdynia, the leading Polish port with its sailing ship “Dar Pomorza” and battleship “Blyskawica”.
On the way back to Gdansk you will stop by the Vistula River estuary to see the Westerplatte Monument, erected in the place where World War II started. Westerplatte is a symbolical place commemorating the heroic defence of Poles against Nazis.
Dinner and overnight in Gdansk.

Day 4. Gdansk – Malbork – Torun – Poznan (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Poznan (355 km from Gdansk).
On route we will visit the impressive Malbork Castle. It’s an outstanding example of the castles of the Teutonic Order, which evolved in

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Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Poznan (355 km from Gdansk).
On route we will visit the impressive Malbork Castle. It’s an outstanding example of the castles of the Teutonic Order, which evolved in the frontiers of Medieval Western Europe. It is the largest brick building in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Further drive to Torun, the city of Nicolaus Copernicus.
Lunch at restaurant.
Torun sightseeing tour including Old Town and Copernicus House.
Arrival to Poznan. Overnight in Poznan.

Day 5. Poznan – Wroclaw (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning Poznan sightseeing tour including the island of Ostrow Tumski (the Cathedral Island), the most important royal residence during the days when Poland was still a pagan country, v

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Breakfast at hotel. Morning Poznan sightseeing tour including the island of Ostrow Tumski (the Cathedral Island), the most important royal residence during the days when Poland was still a pagan country, visit at St Peter and Paul’s cathedral –  Poland’s very first cathedral, the charming Old Town Square with its Renaissance Town Hall. You will stroll through the narrow streets of this historical area until you reach St. Stanislav’s Church, a precious pearl of the Polish Baroque.
Lunch at restaurant.
Departure to Wroclaw (180 km from Poznan).
Arrival to Wroclaw, one of the most marvelous cities in Poland, situated on 12 islands. During a two-hour walk around the city you will visit the most significant of them, Ostrow Tumski (the Cathedral Island). This is the place where St. John the Baptist’s Cathedral and the two-storey Gothic Holy Cross Church were constructed in the 13th Century. Our tour continues to the University, with its magnificent Baroque hall of Aula Leopoldina, further stroll around the Market Square, where you will be amazed by the beauty of the Gothic City Hall.
Overnight in Wroclaw.

Day 6. Wroclaw – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Krakow (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Krakow (270 km from Wroclaw).
Stop in Czestochowa to visit Jasna Góra Monastery with the miraculous Black Mdonna Shrine.
Lunch at restaurant in Czestochowa.
Further drive

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Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Krakow (270 km from Wroclaw).
Stop in Czestochowa to visit Jasna Góra Monastery with the miraculous Black Mdonna Shrine.
Lunch at restaurant in Czestochowa.
Further drive to Auschwitz, visit to the former Nazi concentration camp.
Drive to Krakow. Overnight in Krakow.

Day 7. Krakow (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning Krakow City tour. You will start by going up to the Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel hill. Sticking to the Royal Route, you go down Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets to see the Jag

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Breakfast at hotel. Morning Krakow City tour. You will start by going up to the Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel hill. Sticking to the Royal Route, you go down Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets to see the Jagiellonian university areas, and then a walk through the largest mediaeval square in Europe. While there, you will visit the oldest shopping mall, the Sukiennice cloth hall, and then the Church of the Virgin Mary (including the magnificent Gothic wooden altar by Wit Stwosz). The tour finishes at the fortified city walls beside the Barbican Gate.
Afternoon tour of Wieliczka salt mine (15 km from Krakow), Europe’s oldest salt mine, recognised by UNESCO as the World Heritage Monument. A 2,5 km walk with an expert guide through the chambers and corridors decorated with sculptures and figures, is an unforgettable attraction. Magnificent chapels, captivating underground lakes, original tools and equipment and traces of mining works allow us to understand the human struggle against the elements, the miners’ work, their passion and their beliefs.
Transfer back to Krakow.
Farewell dinner and overnight in Krakow

Day 8, Krakow (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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itinerary

  • Day 1. Warsaw
  • Day 2. Warsaw - Gdansk
  • Day 3. Gdansk
  • Day 4. Gdansk - Malbork - Torun - Poznan
  • Day 5. Poznan - Wroclaw
  • Day 6. Wroclaw - Czestochova - Auschwitz - Krakow
  • Day 6. Krakow - Wieliczka
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