August 31 – September 11, 2024
Experience Poland throughout its length and breadth.
11 – day grand tour through the central, northern and southern Poland.
Group size: 15-20 people.
Cost: $4900 in Double/Twin room acommodation
First minute cost per person until March 31, 2024: $4400
We have been listening to our guests, learning and improving since the beginning when we did the first tour in 2004. We talk and see what makes impressions on our guests as well as what can be improved or changed. We do that during our time together with our guests and also after the tour when we ask for feedbacks.
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Itinerary of the PO North-South Poland Tour
Day 1. Warsaw. Meeting Day
The Tour starts in Warsaw. We will meet you and provide airport or hotel pickup .
In the evening the group will be welcomed by your English speaking Tour Leader and we will have welcome dinner in one of the restaurants in Warsaw.
Day 2. Warsaw.
Guided tour in Warsaw, introducing the capital of Poland with its Old Town, which was meticulously rebuilt after World War II. It is an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th centuries, and as a result, was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
In the afternoon entrance to the POLIN Muzeum of the History of Polish Jews – an institution that narrates a 1000-year history of Polish Jews, one of the most modern museums in Poland, recipient of the European Museum Academy Award in 2016.
Day 3. Warsaw. Wilanów.
Morning visit at the Wilanów Palace and Park – a baroque royal residence, property of Jan III Sobieski, one of the last great kings of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Free time in the afternoon.
Day 4. Olsztynek. Gdańsk.
Morning departure towards Gdańsk.
Stop in Olsztynek (about 2h 40 min drive from Warsaw) to visit Ethnographic Park – in the area of the open-air museum there are 74 buildings of large and small regional architecture from Warmia, Mazury, Powisle and Little Lithuania. The buildings are varied architecturally and functionally.
Day 5. Gdańsk.
Guided tour in Gdańsk. In the morning we will focus on the oldest history of the city which was the member of the Hanseatic League. A walk in the Old Town near Motława river and medieval crane and city gates, St. Mary’s Church, Long Market and Famous Neptune’s Fountain.
Entrance to the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk shipyard.
Day 6. Gdańsk and Gdynia
Westerplatte, the place where the first battle of the European theater of World War II took place.
Emigration Museum in the port of Gdynia. The exhibition presents the history of departures from Polish lands over the centuries.
Meeting with amber processing master.
Day 7. Malbork. Toruń.
Guided tour in Malbork Castle – the largest teutonic castle and one of the largest castles in the world.
Travel to Toruń.
Day 8. Toruń.
Guided tour in Toruń, a picturesque medieval city, the hometown of Nicolaus Copernicus, famous for its delicious gingerbread.
Medieval Town of Toruń – one of the World Heritage Sites in Poland, as described by UNESCO “a small historic trading city that preserves to a remarkable extent its original street pattern and outstanding early buildings, and which provides an exceptionally complete picture of the medieval way of life”.
Day 9. Częstochowa. Kraków.
Visit in Częstochowa on our way to Kraków.
Visit in Jasna Góra Monasterywith the Black Madonna Sanctuary. The place is important for the Polish people not only from the perspective of the Catholic religion, but also because of the significant role it played in the history of the nation.
On the way to Kraków you will have the opportunity to see castles (we do not plan to stop and visit) of the Trail of Eagles’ Nests: a chain of medieval castles, mostly from the XIV century, located between Kraków and Częstochowa
Day 10. Kraków. Auschwitz or Wieliczka half-day trip.
For this day, you will have 3 options to choose from (the group will be divided according to the participants’ choices):
1. Travel to Oświęcim (about 1h 10 min drive) and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum with a regular English tour.
2. Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine (about 30 min drive from Kraków), one of Polish National Monuments, a mine that was opened in the XIII century. We will arrange for you the regular tour in English. Please note: there are about 800 steps down (an elevator takes tourists up).
For those who wish to visit both places (Auschwitz and Wieliczka) – an additional day in Kraków is needed. Please find the supplement in the cost section of the itinerary.
3. Free time in Kraków.
Day 11. Kraków.
Guided tour of Kraków
– Wawel Hill – located at the left bank of Vistula river, this architectural complex with its castle was the official seat of Polish monarchs until 1611.
– The Old Town with main market square and St. Mary’s Church – oldest district of Kraków, dating to XI century, one of the first sites chosen for the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. One of the most recognizable parts of the market square is the gothic XIV century St. Mary’s Church
– Rynek Underground Museum – an excavation site turned into a museum. Located underneath the Market Square, it is dedicated to showing Kraków’s history from the Middle Ages with the use of modern technology and artifacts from the past.
Day 12. Kraków. Departure day.
This is the last day of the tour. You can leave Poland from Kraków or Warsaw (please find the supplement for transfer to the Warsaw airport in the cost section below).
The total cost of the North-South Poland Tour is $US 4900 (SGL room supplement: $US 840 ).
First Minute price till March 31, 2024: $US 4400 (in DBL or TWN room occupancy).
Supplement for the additional day in Kraków for guests who wish to visit both Auschwitz Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine. The supplement includes the additional night at the hotel, entrance ticket (ticket to one attraction is included in the general tour price) as well as private transportation: $US 200 per person
Supplement for transportation to Warsaw airport on the departure day: $US 175 per person
Tour cost includes: accommodations in 3 and 4 star hotels tested and praised by our guests , two meals daily, every day: breakfast, lunch or dinner, transportation between cities by air-conditioned, comfortable mini bus, sightseeing tours as specified in the tour itinerary, baggage allowance of one large suitcase per person, services of an English-speaking Tour Leader throughout the whole Tour, medical, accident and third party insurance,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.
For reservation make a deposit of $US 500 per person and fill out the reservation form Reservation Form – North-South Poland Tour – Google Forms
Important: The deposit is refundable until the 90-day before the date of starting your Tour. If a tour has less than 15 persons who have made reservations 2 months 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.
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