The Big Five - Polish Metropolises: Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Cracow, Lodz


Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Warsaw, Poland's biggest city and booming capital with officially 1,7 milion and unofficially 3 milion inhabitants. During the orientation walk in the evening you will discover the atmosphere and the night life of the city.

Overnight in Warsaw

Day 2: Warsaw
After breakfast the sightseeing tour of Warsaw , the fast-growing European metropolis. The huge, modern skyscrapers and hectic multi-lane-streets are in the big contrast to the quiet Old Town with its colourful tenement houses, Royal Castle, Barbican and St. Jonh Cathedral. In the afternoon we recommend a visit to one of Warsaw's gigantic shopping malls. On request we gladly arrange tickets to a cultural event in the evening.

Overnight in Warsaw

Day 3: Warsaw-Poznan
You leave Warsaw in the morning and drive to Poznan - the largest city in the Greater Poland Voivodeship with about 570,000 inhabitants. Tourists flock to the city centre where the Old Town Square contains a wealth of historical monuments and museums. The Renaissance town hall houses the Historical Museum of Poznan and the Museum of Musical Instruments is located nearby. Overnight in Poznan


Day 4: Poznan - Wroclaw
Drive to Wroclaw. Thanks to many new investments and renovations that have been achieved in the recent years, Wroclaw is often called the most beautiful city of Poland. The sightseeing tour of the biggest city in the Lower Silesia Voivodeship with nearly 640 000 inhabitants includes the Old Town Square, Gothic Town Hall, St. John's Cathedral and Wroclaw University with its baroque Aula Lepolodina. On request dinner at the famous brewery "Spiz" including beer tasting. Overnight in Wroclaw.


Day 5: Wroclaw-Cracow
Although Cracow is the third largest city of Poland with population amounts about 760,000 inhabitants, it does not appear as a large metropolis and preserved its own, unique flair and atmosphere. In the afternoon arrival in Cracow, check-in and free time or a guided orientation walk.


Day 6: Cracow
During the city sightseeing tour you will disover the historic buildings in the Old Town, registered on the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. Very famous is Europe's largest medieval Market Square with the Cloth Hall as well as St Mary's Church with its Gothic pentaptych altarpiece carved in limewood. In the afternoon, optional visit to the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill or excursion to the famous UNESCO saltmine in Wieliczka. On request visit to a jazz concert in one of the numerous jazz clubs. Overnight in Cracow.


Day 7: Cracow-Lodz
Drive to Lodz, the second biggest city of Poland with 800,000 inhabitants, that stands for European Capital of Culture contest in 2016. The sightseeing tour in city of four cultures, which for many years was only perceived as a city of factories and textile industry. Visiting the biggest renovated site in Europe "Manufaktura", the culture-entertainment-trade centre of Lodz, that is a combination of modern forms, materials and architecture. The Piotrkowska Street is believed to be the longest commercial street in Europe. Overnight in Lodz./p>

Day 8: Departure
Transfer to the airport in Warsaw and departure.

Services:

  • 2 nights in Warsaw
  • 2 nights in Warsaw
  • 1 night in Poznan
  • 1 night in Wroclaw
  • 2 nights in Cracow
  • 1 night in Lodz
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • 7 x three-course dinner at the hotel
  • guided orientation walk in Warsaw
  • city sightseeing tour of Warsaw
  • city sightseeing tour of Poznan
  • city sightseeing tour of Wroclaw incl.
  • entrance fee to the Cathedral and Aula Leopoldina
  • city sightseeing tour of Cracow with.
  • visit to St Mary's Church incl. entrance fee
  • city sightseeing tour of Lodz



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