Poland complete: Cracow-Wroclaw-Torun-Gdansk-Masuria-Warsaw

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Cracow. For many years the city was the seat of the Polish kings and is still considered Poland's cultural and artistic capital. In the evening, a guided Old Town walk. Overnight in Cracow.

Day 2: Cracow
During the city sightseeing tour of Cracow you will see the historic buildings in the Old Town, registered in 1978 on the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. The centre of the Old Town is Europe's largest medieval Market Square with the famous Cloth Hall. St Mary's Church with its Gothic pentaptych altarpiece carved in limewood is a meeting point for all tourists. The afternoon is free for individual visits and sightseeings. We recommend a visit to the Royal Castle and the Cathedral on Wawel Hill or to the UNESCO salt mine of Wieliczka with its famous St Kinga's Chapel at the depth of 101m or a sightseeing tour of the Jewish district of Kazimierz. We can arrange a kosher dinner with a Klezmer concert (live) in one of Jewish restaurants located there. Overnight in Cracow.

Day 3: Zakopane
During today's excursion you will admire the highlights of the Tatra Mountains. It is the largest alpine-type massif in Central Europe with Mt Rysy (2499m.), the highest peak on the Polish side. Drive to the Pieniny National Park, a small but very picturesque limestone mountain range. Here you can enjoy a raft trip on the Dunajec River through the breath-taking landscape of the Dunajec Gorge. We continue our trip to Zakopane, Poland's most popular centre of winter sports and summer hikes, located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Zakopane is famous for its still alive highlanders' folklore. We recommend a traditional Highlander folklore show and lunch at a local restaurant with typical Highlanders' specialities. Overnight in Cracow.

Day 4: Czestochowa
You leave Cracow in the morning for a visit to Czestochowa - Poland's spiritual capital. The Pauline monastery on Bright Mountain houses the Chapel of the Miraculous Picture and the icon of Virgin Mary with the Christ child, known as Black Madonna. The Pauline monastery pulls in millions of pilgrims every year. Overnight in Wroclaw.

Day 5: Wroclaw
During today's sightseeing tour you will discover the most important attractions and historic monuments of the city. Owing the numerous bridges and crossings, Wroclaw is also called a "Polish Venice". Most of tourist attractions are located on the islands formed by the Odra River's offshoots. The Ostrow Tumski Island shelters a complex of sacral buildings with the Gothic Cathedral of St John the Baptist. You will admire the Old Town Square with the Gothic town hall, which houses the city's historical museum. In the afternoon, opportunity to see the biggest baroque building in town - the Wroclaw University with its Aula Leopoldina, the city's largest secular hall from 17th century. The Centenary Hall from 1913 is the world's first modernist structure made of ferro-concrete, built by the German architect Max Berg and placed on UNESCO's World Heritage list. We also suggest visiting an impressive Panorama painting of the Battle of Raclawice, the oldest and only existing example of panorama painting in Poland. Overnight in Wroclaw.

Day 6: Poznan
After breakfast, we drive to Poznan, where our local guide awaits you for a city sightseeing tour. 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. Not far from the square stands the parish church, one of Poland's most impressive baroque buildings with rich interior decorations. In 966, Ostrow Tumski Island witnessed the baptism of the first Polish ruler, Mieszko I. Overnight in Torun.

Day 7: Torun
A sightseeing tour of Torun, the city of Nicolaus Copernicus. The 200.000 inhabitants of Torun are proud of the Old Town, which has been added to UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List. Founded in 1233 by the Teutonic Knights, the city is home to many splendid examples of historical architecture. The Old Town Hall combines elements of Gothic with late Renaissance. Opposite, there is a monument commemorating Nicolaus Copernicus and his house of his birth collects the documents and instruments from the epoch. Torun is also famous for its tasty ginger bread. Overnight in Gdansk.

Day 8: Gdansk & Gdynia & Sopot
The day starts with a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Tri-City incl. Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. A walk through the Old Town of Gdansk including its beautiful City Hall, St Mary Church, Arturs Court and Neptun Fountain, which is a symbol of the city. The Gdansk Crane is situated at the waterfront of the Moltawa River and houses the Maritime Musuem. Visit to Sopot, a noble holiday resort with its longest wooden pier in Europe and to the harbour of Gdynia. Drive to the monumental cathedral of Oliwa, where you will listen to an organ concert. In the evening, we can arrange the dinner at a local restaurant in the Old Town of Gdansk. Overnight in Gdansk.

Day 9: Malbork Castle
Visit to Malbork, well-known for its Europe's largest Teutonic Knights' castle, a classic medieval fortress with multiple defensive walls. It was built to become a seat of the Grand Master of the Order and is registered on the UNESCO List of World Heritage. Inside the castle, there is a museum with rich amber exhibits. Drive to Olsztyn and a city sightseeing tour of the Masurian Region's capital or a cruise on the Elblag Canal, built in the 19th century, today a historic monument of hydrographical art and a real tourist attraction. The ship moves through a lake, a canal and a meadow and you do not need to get off!. On request a barbecue dinner. Overnight in Masuria.

Day 10: Great Masurian Lakes
During today's sightseeing tour, you will admire the highlights of Masuria. Hitler's headquarters, known as the Wolf's Lair, are situated in the middle of a forest near Gierloz and consist of 30 buildings and 50 bunkers. Beside an own electric power generator and railway station there was an air-strip. The whole area was camouflaged and protected by wire entanglements and mine fields. Visit to Swieta Lipka, the Jesuit monastic complex considered the most beautiful baroque construction in Poland. Built in 1721, its baroque organ has figures of saints and angels that can be put in motion. Worth a visit is Poland's summer capital Mikolajki, located in the middle of large lakes in a beautiful landscape. We suggest a boat cruise on one of the Great Masurian Lakes. In the evening, you can enjoy your dinner at the "Farmer's Wedding". Overnight in Masuria.

Day 11: Warsaw
You leave the picturesque Masurian Lakes District and drive to Warsaw, Poland's booming capital. During the sightseeing tour, you will visit the most important tourist attractions of the city. Totally destroyed during the 2nd World War, the Old Town and the Royal Castle were reconstructed and placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Along the Royal Route, you will find many old churches and palaces, including the Holy Cross church with the urn with Frederic Chopin's heart. The tallest building in Warsaw, the Palace of Culture and Science, a gift from the former Soviet Union, is also worth a visit. We can arrange your farewell dinner in one of local restaurants in the Old Town. Overnight in Warsaw.

Day 12: Departure
Breakfast and departure.

Services:

  • 3 nights in Cracow
  • 2 nights in Wroclaw
  • 1 night in Torun
  • 2 nights in Gdansk
  • 2 nights in Masuria
  • 1 night in Warsaw
  • halfboard with.
  • 11 x buffet breakfast
  • 11 x three-course dinner in the hotel
  • guided Old Town walk in Cracow
  • city sightseeing tour of Cracow with.
  • visit to St Mary's Church incl. entrance fee
  • guided excursion to the Tatra Mountains and Pieniny National Park
  • city sightseeing tour in Zakopane
  • visit to the Pauline monastery with Black Madonna
  • city sightseeing tour of Wroclaw with.
  • visit to Aula Leopoldina incl. entrance fee
  • city sightseeing tour of Poznan
  • city sightseeing tour of Torun with
  • visit to the Copernicus' family house incl. entrance fee
  • city sightseeing tour of Tri-City with Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot with.
  • entrance fee to the Oliwa Cathedral incl. organ concert
  • entrance fee to the Sopot pier
  • visit to Malbork castle incl. entrance fee
  • sightseeing tour of Masurian Lakes District with.
  • Entrance fee to the Wolf's Lair
  • visit to the Swieta Lipka Jesuit complex incl. organ concert
  • visit to Mikolajki
  • city sightseeing tour of Warsaw
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