The Treasures of Poland


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    During this 11 day tour be transported by air-conditioned coach and enjoy sightseeing tours in Warsaw, Czestochowa, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Krakow, Wieliczka salt mine, Torun, Gdansk and Malbork with entrance fees included.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Warsaw
    Arrive in Warsaw with an optional transfer to your hotel. In the evening, meet your fellow tour members for a drive along the Royal Route, a short walk through the Old Town and dinner at a local restaurant including typical Polish dishes and famous Polish vodka ‘Zubrowka’. (D)

    Day 2 Warsaw
    A half-day sightseeing tour includes highlights such as the Old Town, beautifully rebuilt after WWII, the impressive Royal Castle, seat of Polish kings, and the former Warsaw Ghetto. In the late afternoon, enjoy a Chopin concert, performed by a pianist in a two-part recital. (B, L)

    Day 3 Warsaw – Czestochowa – Zakopane
    Your journey continues south to Zakopane. En-route, you will visit Yasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, home to the famous Black Madonna. On arrival, check-in at your hotel and start your discovery of Zakopane, nestled at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, a popular winter and summer resort. (B, L)

    Day 4 Zakopane – Krakow
    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this picturesque town, renowned for its many beautiful wooden churches and chapels, and take a cable car up Gubalowka Mountain for spectacular views of the High Tatra Mountains. There are also many shops with local arts and crafts made by the Highlanders (Gorale). Enroute to Krakow, enjoy a leisurely boat trip along the scenic Dunajec River. (B, D)

    Day 5 Krakow – Auschwitz – Krakow
    Krakow, the ancient capital of Poland, is a royal city located on the Vistula River. Visit the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill and the Old Town with its Market Square. In the afternoon, drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp, the infamous factory of death. (B, L)

    Day 6 Krakow – Wieliczka – Krakow
    The morning is at leisure. This afternoon drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, an unforgettable tourist attraction with underground chambers, grottoes, and chapels carved from salt. Dinner with a folklore show will be served at a local restaurant in Wieliczka before returning to Krakow. (B, D)

    Day 7 Krakow – Lowicz – Torun
    Depart this morning for Lowicz, a typical Mazovian town famous for its folk art and colourful costumes. After home-hosted lunch with a local family, continue to Torun. (B, L)

    Day 8 Torun – Gdansk
    This morning take a guided tour of Torun, considered one of the most significant historic cities of Poland. Its Old Town has been included in UNESCO’s list for its impressive 13th century Town Hall, superb churches and historic streets preserving Torun’s past glory. After lunch in a local restaurant depart to the northern city of Gdansk, located on the coast of the Baltic Sea. On arrival, there is time for a brief orientation walk through the Old Town. (B, L)

    Day 9 Gdansk – Malbork – Gdansk
    Today you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing of Gdansk and it surrounds. Visit the Upland Gate – a fragment of the city’s former fortifications and one of its main gates, Long Market – a magnificent street, with grand mansions decorated with late Renaissance and Baroque facades. Also visit Mariacka Street, with its gabled terraced houses and elegant boutiques before driving to Malbork for lunch. This afternoon, visit the Teutonic Knights Castle in Malbork, the largest brick building in Europe and one of Poland’s greatest tourist attractions. Return to Gdansk for overnight. (B, L)

    Day 10 Gdansk – Gdynia – Sopot – Warsaw
    After breakfast, drive to Gdynia, youngest of the tri-city complex, which also includes Sopot. Visit Oliwa Cathedral famous for one-of-a-kind pipe organ, to enjoy a concert. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Sopot, the famous and fashionable seaside resort with the oldest and longest wooden pier in Europe. Arrive in Warsaw, check-in to your hotel and enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers. (B, L, D)

    Day 11 Warsaw
    Your Treasures of Poland tour concludes after breakfast with an optional departure transfer. (B)

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