Western Poland (Grand Tour)
2000 EURper person
The most interesting places of Western Poland
Type of tour: group
Tour duration: 13 days/12 nights
Rates are included: transfers, accommodation at the hotel with breakfasts, 16 excursions.
*Price per person if there is a group of 12 people
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- Arrival to Warsaw, meeting with a guide-driver, transfer to the hotel. After a short rest - a first encounter with 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, a welcoming dinner at a restaurant on the Market Square.Overnight stay in Warsaw.
- Breakfast at the hotel. Further exploring Warsaw and the surrounding areas - the most beautiful parks and palaces of Warsaw : Wilanów – the residence of King John III Sobieski , the Royal Łazienki Palace Park ( with the Chopin monument and the Palace on the Water) , the former Warsaw Jewish Ghetto area, and also some of the places connected with the struggle of Varsovians during the war. Facultatively for choice - theater, opera or dinner in one of the folk restaurants. Overnight stay in Warsaw.
- Breakfast, leaving Warsaw for Lodz. Lodz is a remarkable multicultural city – it’s worth stopping here for a moment to immerse ourselves in the unique atmosphere and experience an unforgettable adventure! A stroll along Piotrkowska Street - the longest pedestrian street in Poland, admiring the buildings reared by Jewish and German owners but also Orthodox churches: St. Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral and the Orthodox Church of St. Olga , Catholic churches and The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew. On the Old Cemetery (at Ogrodowa Street) Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox lie next to each other and you will find mausoleums of manufacturers on the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe at Bracka Street. If you are interested in fashion or just like shopping, you'll find something for yourselves in the more than three hundred shops and branded boutiques in Manufaktura. Overnight stay in Lodz.
- Breakfast. Leaving Lodz for Czestochowa to admire the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary called the Black Madonna, the Queen of Poland. A guided tour of the Treasury and Armory of the famous Polish Sanctuary.
In the second part of the day - a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau : the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps, today a museum of martyrdom. This place is by all means worth a visit, not only because it is located on the list of World Heritage Sites of Poland (UNESCO) but also to pay respect to the murdered and for a moment to think about the meaning of life. Overnight stay in Cracow.
- Breakfast. A short visit to Wadowice and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (also a UNESCO Treasure) in the footsteps of the Great Pole – St. Pope John Paul II. After that a visit to the National park in Pieniny for Dunajec river rafting with the highlanders called bargemen. It will be a unique opportunity to admire the beautiful mountain landscape from the perspective of a winding river. Overnight stay in Zakopane.
- Breakfast. Walk around Zakopane – to see famous Krupówki, the main street of “The Polish winter capital", and to take a funicular to Gubałówka to admire a stunning panorama of the Tatry Mountains. Entering the local church and finally - a visit to a local market for buying souvenirs. Dinner at the regional inn. Leaving Zakopane for Cracow. The evening tour of the salt mine in Wieliczka – after being on the high peaks of the Tatry mountains on the same day you will find yourselves deep underground to admire the craftsmanship of the local artisans. Over the centuries a real city with chapels, monuments and miles of corridors has been carved out of the rock salt by the miners and the nature. Overnight stay in Cracow.
- After breakfast – Cracow City tour: entering the Wawel Castle to see the Royal Castle with the Cathedral, walking along medieval streets of the Old Town and the Market Square admiring the Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Church up to the Barbican - a remarkable fortified outpost. A visit to Kazimierz after lunch - the former Jewish quarter, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, to feel its unique atmosphere. Overnight stay in Cracow.
- Early breakfast. A trip to Wroclaw. Before visit in Wroclaw – a quick stop into Moszna Castle, one of the best preserved and monst beautiful castles in east Europe. After sfew hours of driving on one of the highways we will find ourselves in one of the largest, oldest and most beautiful Polish cities. The charm of Wroclaw heightens the fact that the city stands on 12 islands, connected by "a hundred bridges." A visit to the beautiful Market Square, entering the Cathedral Island - the oldest part of Wroclaw, a short cruise along the Odra river to reach the walls of the Centennial Hall - a unique place on the map of Poland where the history harmonizes with the modernity. We will say goodbye to Wroclaw to the beat of music which is played by the local multimedia fountains. For the lovers of local beer that evening can last longer in one of the beer houses in Wroclaw. Overnight stay in Wroclaw.
- Leaving Wroclaw for the cities which were important in the beginnings of the Polish state - Poznan (walk through the Old Town, Freedom Square with the Raczynski Library, Polish Bazaar and the Imperial Castle , drive to the Malta Lake and the Cathedral Island) , Gniezno (Cathedral with the tomb of St. Wojciech) and Biskupin (the famous archaeological reserve in Europe - open-air museum as a life-size model of an Iron Age fortified settlement in Poland ). There will be the areas (with a great number of symbols and legends) in which the first Polish rulers resided and where they were probably baptized. Overnight stay in Poznan.
- Breakfast. Transfer to Gdansk - the cradle of Solidarity. A visit to the Old Town of this port city with the Basilica, the House of Arthur's Court, the Neptune Fountain, The medieval port Crane. Overnight stay in Gdansk.
- Breakfast. Exploring the coast. A visit to the shipyard of Gdansk, Westerplatte (the place of the beginning of World War II in Europe), but also ports in Gdynia and Sopot ( with its longest pier in Poland ). These three cities establish a metropolitan area which is called Tricity. Overnight stay in Gdansk.
- Breakfast. Leaving for Malbork - the fortress of the Teutonic Order, the largest and one of the best preserved castles in Poland. This powerful bastion of the Order of the Teutonic Knights is one of the best examples of medieval fortifications in Europe. Traversing the corridors and halls with a guide we will know a lot of interesting curiosities from Knight-Monks’ lives and Europe itself of those times. Leaving Malbork for Torun. The medieval Old Town of this charming place is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage List. After a visit to the house of the famous Polish astronomer - Nicolaus Copernicus you will have the opportunity to try the local specialty - Toruń gingerbread. Overnight stay in Torun.
- Breakfast. Trip to Warsaw, the final shopping. Departure.
Prices per person in EURO
- 1 person – €3500
- 3 people – €3000
- 5 people – €2500
- 7 people – €2300
- 9 people – €2200
- 11 people – €2100