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PO Galicia Tour

 Experience the world your ancestors had to leave.

Based on our many years of experience in providing Genealogy Tours and other historical and tailor-made tours in Poland we present you for the third year in a row the offer of the PolishOrigins Galicia Tour.

We want to show you traces of the old life which have survived the centuries and tell you stories about the life of your ancestors. We will also show you the present-day life in Poland in which you can still notice many signs of the older times, in authentic architecture and traditional customs, cherished by warm and open people in their everyday life. We were born and grew up in Galicia and we will be proud to tell you all we know about life, now and in the past, in our land.

Our goal is to enrich your understanding of your forefathers’ life. So many of these brave people had to leave their small villages in hope of ensuring a better life for themselves and their offspring. You probably know already a lot about them. You may have managed to collect copies of church records of your grandparents. Perhaps you have read history book about your grandfather’s village. Or maybe you even remember family stories told by your grandma when you were a child.

But visiting their Old Country gives you something more meaningful and moving.

This is experiencing it deeply by being here, seeing, touching, tasting, breathing and talking about all of it.

PO Galicia Tour map

Itinerary of PO Galicia Tour 2015

Day 1. Arrival at the Rzeszow Airport or at the Krakow Airport before noon or a day before. We will meet you and provide airport or hotel pickup. Read more about how you can fly directly to Rzeszow, Krakow, and about the place where we will be staying 'Dubiecko Castle'.

Day 2This is the Polish Nobility Day. First, we will visit Łańcut Castle constructed in the style of a grand aristocratic palace-residence. Next, we will go to a museum of nobility culture located in an old manor house. Read and see more...

The Nobility Day - Manor House

 

Day 3. Your Ancestors Life Day. We will visit a famous ethnographic open-air museum where you will see the rural architecture of the region and the representation of a 19th century Galicia town. In the evening be prepared for the country party in the old Galicia style! Read and see more...

 

Day 4. Ancient History, Nature and Slovakia. This day will visit Carpathian Troy and Magura National Park Museum. Our route to Podhale region will lead through Slovakia with its beautiful old town of Bardejov which is exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a fortified medieval town and included as whole on the World Heritage Unesco list. Read and see more about:
Carpathian Troy 
Magura National Park

Carpathian Troy

Day 5. Tatra Mountains and Zakopane day. We will travel up to Gubalowka mountain by trail carriages, visit Tatra Museum, visit the old cemetery in which almost all tombs are unique works of art, made ​​of wood, metal or stone. You will have free time and a great opportunity to do shopping in the outdoor market. In the late afternoon we will have dinner in one of the Zakopane restaurants with live Gorals band music. Read and listen to more...

Zakopane view


Day 6
 We will visit Dunajec Castle, an important center of Polish-Hungarian relations since the 14th century. Next, we will take you to Dunajec river rafting. We will have dinner in the hotel. Read and see more...

Niedzica Castle

Day 7. Krakow. After breakfast we will leave for Krakow. As you know, there are plenty of magnificent, historic places to see in Krakow. You will have guided tour through the Old Town, Wawel Castle and many other places. Read and see more...

Wawel Castle

Day 8. Wieliczka Salt Mines. This day you will see wonderful underground world of salt chambers and sculptures. Dinner in one of the charming old town restaurants in Krakow. Read and see more...

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Day 9. Auschwitz. Trip to the Concentration Camp Museum in Auschwitz and Birkenau. On the way a short stop in Oświęcim, important  town in the history of the Galician emigration. 

Auschwitz


Day 10.
The Communist Day. We will take you for a tram ride through the industrial part of Krakow - Nowa Huta. You will have opportunity to hear stories and to feel atmosphere of the communism years in Poland. 
Read and see more...

The old Vladimir Lenin Steelworks

Day 11. After last common breakfast in the hotel we will transfer you to the Krakow Airport. For people interested in flying back from Rzeszow we can organize travel to the Rzeszow Airport. More...

More details about the whole Tour

Media Kit (pdf)

Testimonials

Blogs from previous PO Galicia Tours

Cost

Total cost of PO Galicia Tour is 6900 Polish zlotys. (We operate in Poland as a licensed Polish business entity and we accept payments in Polish zlotys (PLN)). For you to have an orientation about value of your payment in the US$ click here to check current average currency exchange rate between US Dollar and Polish zloty USD/PLN. This is an average currency exchange rate and it is usually distorted by commissions charged by all the financial intermediary institutions (so-called spread between currency buy and sell rates)).
If you are returning PolishOrigins Tours client or want to combine Galicia Tour with tailor-made Genealogy Tour or Family & Friends Tour then you are entitled to a 7% discount (500 PLN).

Tour cost includes: accommodations in first class hotels in TWN/DBL rooms with private bath or shower, two meals daily: breakfast, lunch or dinner, transportation between cities by air-conditioned, comfortable mini bus, sightseeing tours as specified in the tour itinerary, baggage handling of one suitcase per person, services of an English speaking guide throughout the whole Tour, hotel taxes, transfers on arrival and departure from and to the airports or hotels.

Not included in the tour cost are: items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, mini-bar, gratuity to guides and drivers, air transportation to and from Poland.

Here are planned dates for PO Galicia Tours for 2015: 

  • May 10-20, 2015
  • September 6-16, 2015
  • October 4-14, 2014

If you make reservation until the end of 2014 you will pay 5900 Polish zlotys total fee for the whole package of the PO Galicia Tour in 2015. (To keep private character and atmosphere each group size will not exceed 15 participants.)

Reservation

For reservation make a deposit of 600 (six hundred) Polish zlotys and provide your chosen dates by filling the reservation form: 

    PO Galicia Tour - Deposit
    Date

Important: If a tour has less than 4 persons who have  made reservations 35 days before planned date of starting the Tour, we reserve the right to cancel the whole Tour. In that case all deposits for that Tour date will be refunded.

If you would like to have Private Galicia Tour organized especially for you and your family & friends in any term, please contact us. Also, visit our Genealogy Tours and Family & Friends Tours offer here: http://tours.polishorigins.com

We invite you to contact us by email: tours@polishorigins.com or by phone: 0048 664 407 089 (6.00 AM - 4.00 PM EST).