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– Poland in two weeks –

Day 1st
Your arrival to Warsaw, our guide meets you and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon half-day tour of Warsaw centre, with our guide, including ride up to the platform of the Palace of Culture and Science to see Warsaw from the XXX-th floor. Next, time to relax and for your dinner. This evening time for relaxation.

Day 2nd
Breakfast and a half-day tour of the Jewish ghetto area. Next, visit to the Łazienki Garden for a guided walk to the Palace and the Frederic Chopin’s music concert (on weekends). Short break for your lunch. Afternoon second part of your sightseeing tour including Old Town, beautifully rebuilt after World War II, with the impressive Royal Castle, seat of the kings of Poland. Here the Constitution of May 3rd was proclaimed in 1791, the second oldest constitution, after the US Constitution, in the world. You will admire some of its 300 rooms and see the Canaletto Room with 23 of his paintings, the Throne Room, the magnificent Knight’s Hall with six large paintings by Marcello Bacciarelli, the Marble room with its 22 portraits of Polish kings and the largest and most impressive of all the castle’s chambers, the Ballroom. Dinner at regional restaurant at the Old Town.

Day 3rd
Breakfast and early departure for Zakopane – one of the most popular vacation resorts in the Tatra Mountains. En route, we stop in Czestochowa to visit the Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine with its miraculous icon. The tour will be conducted by a local, monastery monk. Break for your lunch. Continuation of you ride to Zakopane, with a break in Wadowice for guided walk – the hometown of John Paul II. In the evening we arrive in Zakopane beautifully situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, in the valley between Gubalowka and Giewont. It is the most popular resort in Poland and one of the most beautiful places in all of Poland, owing to its picturesque location. Once, a small mountain village, Zakopane became a fashionable artist’s retreat at the beginning of the 20th century. Dinner and an overnight stay at hotel in Zakopane.

Day 4th
Breakfast and private sightseeing tour of Zakopane, whose wooden architecture blends with the natural landscapes. Copied in other parts of Poland, it is known as Zakopianski Style. You will visit the Jaszczurowka Chapel, a great example of the wooden architecture in Zakopane. The tour includes also visit to the Museum of Zakopane style in “Koliba”. Next, admire the breathtaking views of the Tatras from the top of Mount Gubałowka, and shop for souvenirs of arts and crafts of the Highlanders (Gorale) in the local shops. Lunch on your own, and an afternoon visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima at Krzeptowki, which was built by the people of Zakopane to thank the Lady of Fatima for saving the Pope’ after an attempt on His life . Tonight’s dinner will be served at a typical Highlanders’ inn with a folklor show.

Day 5th
After breakfast, spend a relaxing day on your own and take a spectacular rafting trip on the Dunajec River in Pieniny National Park. On your way to Pieniny Park stop in Niedzica, famous for its XIV century castle and lake. Your raft trip will end in Szczawnica-Zdrój, one of the famous Polish spa. Break for your lunch with possible option to visit to the spa house to taste famous and healthy spring water. In the afternoon, we leave for the medieval city of Krakow, with possible break in Debno – small village on the “Wooden architecture trail”, where you visit st. Michael church, dated on XV century. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Krakow center.

Day 6th
Breakfast at hotel and sightseeing tour will feature Wawel the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture and rare ancient objects. The collection of monumental 16th century tapestries is matchless. You will also visit Wawel Cathedral, the place of the cult of St. Stanislaw and of St. Jadwiga, Queen of Poland. This 18 chapels are true architectural masterpieces. The giant bell, Zygmunt from 1520 ranks with the world’s largest. This is the place where Polish kings were crowned and buried. Next, your walk along the Royal Route to visit the Old Town with its restored Main Square of magnificent houses and palaces. There, you will stop at St. Mary’s Basilica to see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. In the middle of the square is Cloth Hall built before 1349, but renovated in the 16th century with many shopping stalls inside. The afternoon time for visit the Oscar Schindler factory – Museum or sightseeing tour by car of the Nowa Huta (socialist) district. Dinner at a local restaurant in Old Town.

Day 7th
Breakfast and your ride to Auschwitz- Birkenau, the site of the former German Nazi Concentration Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous death factory. Today, a Museum, it is a silent witness to human tragedy. Your  tour  with local, museum guide, who will take a special care of you. Return ride to Krakow, and later on this afternoon time to relax or a guided walk along Kazimierz – Jewish district, with old synagogues and cemeteries. Your dinner will be served at local, regional restaurant with Jewish live music and menu. An overnight stay ay hotel in Krakow.

Day 8th
After breakfast you leave Krakow, going to Northern part of Poland. On the way, we will stop in Lodz. Your guided tour of the Lodz ghetto area: the Old Town (former place of Jewish Ghetto), the Jewish cemetery (the largest in Europe, with over 160.000 buried persons), Poznanski’s residence. Time for lunch and afternoon ride to Lowicz, a typical Mazovian town famous for folk art: especially noteworthy are the colorful costumes and beautiful paper cut-outs. Visit to the an open air museum presenting wooden architecture and folk art. Private tour of the Museum. Today dinner will be served at regional restaurant in Łowicz. An overnight at hotel.

Day 9th
After breakfast this morning, departure to Gdansk. On your way one of the possible stops to visit other Poland’s tourist highlights: Zelazowa Wola – the Frideric Chopin’s birthplace, with visit to the Museum, located at a manor house where he was born. Another place worth to visit is Torun – the city of Nicolas Copernicus – famous Polish astronomer. Guided walk along the Old Town street with visit to the Museum – Copernicus’s home, Crooked Tower, and tasting local famous Gingerbread. You come to Gdansk at evening time, check-in at a hotel, dinner at hotel.

Day 10th
Breakfast and guided tour of Gdansk Old Town: the st. Mary Basilica, Neptun Monument, Zuraw Gdanski, the harbor, visit to Historic BHP Halls, with exposition dedicated to “Solidarity” movement, and the “Monument of the Fallen Shipyard Workers”. Next, a visit to the Gothic Cathedral in Oliwa you can listen to a concert on a baroque pipe organ. Next, time for lunch and visit to Sopot – famous Polish spa at the Baltic seaside, famous also for the longest wooden pier in Europe. Dinner or lunch at one of the famous “sailor’s restaurant”, with local dishes. Overnight at the hotel in Gdansk.

Day 11th
Breakfast and departure to to Malbork for guide tour to see the medieval fortress of Teutonic Knights – the largest brick castle in Europe. The Malbork Castle, a 15th c. powerful stronghold of the Teutonic Knights, is one of the best examples of medieval fortification in Europe. Time for your lunch and ride to Ketrzyn, and nearby Gierloz – the Wolf’s Lair. Private tour with local guide. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Ketrzyn.

Day 12th
Breakfast and return ride to Warsaw. On your way some possible stops like at Mikolajki – unofficial capital of Masuria region, famous for lakes, forests and Medieval castles. Moreover a stop in Pultusk – famous for a longest in Poland trade market (rynek). You will come to Warsaw at late afternoon time. Check-in at hotel and farewell dinner with our guide. Night at hotel in Warsaw.

Day 13th
Breakfast and transfer to the Warsaw airport for your return flight.

Notices:
We can organize that tour on private request on different tour date, even for 2 person group. Send your request by email: grzegorz.b@excitingpoland.com

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star rating  - Overall organization: The tour was well organized, with a balance of churches, castles, palaces, museums, and outdoor sites such as a national park or archeological sites. It was a good... read more

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2017-09-04

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2022-06-13

star rating  Our group of 5 had a tour of Poland individualized for us, to experience our heritage, religion, history and culture. Everything was so well organized and friendly. We... read more

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2023-10-10

star rating  We were delighted that Grzegorz Bartecki was able to put together an exceptional two day tour to find and visit my husband's grandfathers birthplace in Lutotow. The two day tour... read more

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Hotels

Accommodation at 3* / 4* standard, good hotels, in a double bed or twin beds room,

Transport

All transfers by a private car, van or bus

Min. persons per tour:

2

Duration

13 days

Included in the tour:

  • all transfers by a private car, van or bus,
  • our English speaking guide-driver assistance,
  • accommodation at 3* / 4* standard, good hotels, in a double bed or twin beds room,
  • breakfasts at the hotels,
  • dinners as in the tour program,
  • guided in English tours mentioned in the tour program above, with entries,
  • VAT (tax).

Not included in the tour:

  • single room supplementary fee on request,
  • tips for our guide-driver.

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