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Poland Services / Eastern Poland (Grand Tour)

Eastern Poland (Grand Tour)

2550 EUR

per person

See the most interesting places of Eastern Poland

Type of tour: Collecting group
Beginning of tour:  during the period 01/04/2017-31/10/2017
Tour duration: 12 days/11 nights
Rates are included: transfers, accommodation at the hotel with breakfasts, 16 excursions.
* price for 12 people group
> 10 dni
  • Type tour
    Dla grupy
  • Departure
    Warsaw
1

Day 1

Arrival in Warsaw , meeting with a guide-driver, transfer to the hotel. After a short rest - the first meeting with the contemporary and historical Warsaw: a drive along the main streets of the Polish capital, a walk through the Old Town which was rebuilt again from the ruins after the war, a visit to the exhibition at the Royal Castle, the stories of mermaid and the foundation of the city, dinner at a restaurant on the Market Square. Overnight stay in Warsaw.

Day 2 

Breakfast at the hotel.  Exploring Warsaw and the surrounding areas - the most beautiful parks and palaces of Warsaw - Wilanów, the Royal Łazienki Palace Park ,  the former Warsaw  Jewish Ghetto area, and also the places which commemorates  the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Facultatively, for choice - theater, opera or dinner in one of the folk restaurants. Overnight stay in Warsaw.

Day 3 

Breakfast at the hotel. Goodbye to Warsaw, a trip to the northeast, in the direction of The Great Masurian Lake District. On the way, a short visit to the museum of the former concentration camp in Treblinka. Admiring the picturesque view of the Polish countryside in the spring / summer / autumn livery through the car windows.  Introduction to the culture, architecture and cuisine of Warmia and Mazury - a visit to the Ethnographic Park in Olsztynek. Lunch at a regional inn. A short tour of Olsztyn – one of Copernicus’s cities. Overnight stay in Olsztyn.

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Reszel –  a quick peek at the Monumental Castle of the bishops and story about Reszel’s witches, through the Holy Lipka (the Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary with famous relic which is an important pilgrimage shrine)  to the village of Gierłoż where there are  ruins of Hitler's wartime headquarters situated in the heart of Masurian forests. Next the trail will lead along the Masurian Lakes to Giżycko (as far as possible – depending on the season and weather conditions – a cruise on one of the local lakes). Fish dinner. Overnight stay in Giżycko / Mikolajki.

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Setting off for Podlasie Region -  multicultural Białystok, a synagogue and the other traces of the Jewish Community in Tykocin;  Polish Orient - Tatar Settlement in Kruszyniany (for dinner, you can taste the local cuisine), the holy places of the Orthodox Christianity (Supraśl). Overnight stay in Bialowieza.

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel.  Riding by a horse cart with a local guide to the Białowieża Region Forest - the well-known nature reserve on the border between Poland and the Republic of Belarus, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which symbol is the bison living here. A visit to The European Bison Show Reserve and then the Church with Oriental mosaic, having lunch in the Tsar’s restaurant. Transfer to Lublin. Overnight stay in Lublin.

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel. Visiting Lublin, which reminds Cracow a bit by its picturesque streets and the atmosphere.  Visiting the museum in the Castle with the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, passing through the underground tourist route under the city streets with the models of pre-war Lublin. The possibility of visiting the memorial at Majdanek or driving to Nałęczów (spa) and Kazimierz Dolny (known as an oasis of artists thanks to its location), a quick peek at the Vistula River from the Castle Hill. Overnight stay in Zamosc or Sandomierz.

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel. The next part of the trip around Eastern Poland through Leżajsk, Łańcut (visiting the Castle Museum – the aristocratic residence of the Lubomirski’s and Potocki’s), Rzeszow (sightseeing) - Tarnow - Cracow. Overnight stay in Cracow.

Day 9

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with great Cracow - a traditional walk along the Royal Route, through the Old Town, the University district up to the Wawel Hill towards the Castle of Polish kings. The tour guide will tell you about the most famous monuments - the Barbican, St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, you will know the legends associated with St. Mary’s Trumpet Call, a knife on one of the old houses or the foundation of Cracow. Visiting the Wawel Royal Castle. Dinner at a folk restaurant. Overnight stay in Cracow.

Day 10

Breakfast at the hotel. A trip to Zakopane, monuments of wooden architecture. The cable car trip to the peak of Kasprowy or by the funicular to the top of Gubałówka - panoramic view of the mountains. A glimpse into some of the highland traditions, folklore (making of the highlander cheese- oscypek). A visit to a local market, tasting of different kinds of cheese and other local delicacies. Lunch at a regional inn. In the second half of the day - the opportunity to relax in the thermal pool (Bucovina / Białka Tatrzańska) or visiting the Wieliczka Salt Mine (a Historic Monument listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List). Overnight stay in Cracow.

Day 11
    Breakfast at the hotel. Stroll through the former Jewish district of Kazimierz (we suggest to visit the famous Schindler's factory, one of the synagogues, the Eagle Pharmacy museum, or just stroll through the completely different Cracow). The trip to Auschwitz - visiting the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the place where during the Second World War there were made the terrible crimes against humanity. Dinner at a restaurant with Klezmer music. Overnight stay in Cracow.
Day 12
    Breakfast at the hotel. Leaving for Warsaw with a stop in Czestochowa. Excursion with a local monk in the Monastery Complex of Jasna Gora - the sacred place of Catholics around the world with the miraculous Icon of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa. A spare time for buying souvenirs in Warsaw. Departure from Warsaw.

Tour Location

Warsaw-Olsztyn-Giżycko-Bialowieza-Lublin-Zamosc-Krakow-Warsaw

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    Prices per person in EURO
    1 person – €6800
    2 people – €4190
    3 people – €3470
    4 people – €3150
    5 people – €2930
    6 people – €2890
    7 people – €2880
    8 people – €2770
    9 people – €2700
    10 people – €2650
    11 people – €2600
    12 people – €2550