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Highlights of Poland 2018 (Costsaver)

Duration 10 days

Destinations visited :
  • Poland
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The resilience of Poland is revealed on this exploration of a land marred by a tragic war, but restored with enviable verve. Explore the rebuilt centre of Warsaw, the medieval Old Towns of Gdansk, Wroclaw and Kraków, and Auschwitz.

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DAY 1

ARRIVE WARSAW (2 NIGHTS)
Welcome to Warsaw. After check-in this afternoon, relax and unwind or take a stroll through the city. This evening meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the hotel.
HOTEL : Novotel Centrum

DAY 2

WARSAW SIGHTSEEING
This morning enjoy a comprehensive guided sightseeing tour of this fascinating city with a Local Specialist. See all the main sights and hear about how in 1945 the city was rebuilt after the devastation of the bombings during the Second World War. You may also wish to consider an Optional Experience to Wilanow Palace.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3

WARSAW – GDANSK SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS)
Travel to Gdansk known as the amber capital of the world. It is one of the oldest cities in Poland and famous for being the centre where Lech Walesa co-founded the famous Solidarity movement. On arrival enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist and view the major attractions of this Baltic city. Tonight dinner is served at your hotel.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL : Novotel Centrum

DAY 4

GDANSK FREE TIME OR OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE TO MALBORK
Today is a completely free day to explore the city independently or consider joining an Optional Experience to visit Malbork Castle which was founded by the Teutonic Order of knights in 1274.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5

GDANSK – TORUŃ – WROCLAW (2 NIGHTS)
Stop in the medieval town of Toruń this morning, famed for being the birthplace of the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Wroclaw which was the European Capital of Culture in 2016 and is the capital of Lower Silesia and the fourth-largest city in Poland. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL : Novotel City

DAY 6

WROCLAW SIGHTSEEING
This morning enjoy a guided tour of the city with a Local Specialist. This city was at one time or another ruled by Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia and Germany. Discover its complex history and see some of the most important sites including Wroclaw Cathedral, the Main Market Square, Old Town Hall and Salt Square which was a former medieval marketplace and today hosts a flower market. This afternoon your Travel Director will suggest an Optional Experience or you may continue to explore this magical city.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7

WROCLAW – ZAKOPANE
Your journey today takes you towards the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain range of the Carpathians which stretch roughly 1500km across Central Europe. Spend time enjoying the local town or consider taking an Optional Experience mountain excursion. Later check-in to your hotel where you will enjoy dinner.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL : Mercure Kasprowy

DAY 8

ZAKOPANE – KRAKÓW SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS)
Travel today to the picturesque city of Kraków. View the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill during a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Your walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit to the Cloth Hall and the Mariacki Church. This evening, perhaps sample some lively Polish entertainment with dinner.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast
HOTEL : Ibis Centrum/Ibis Stare Miasto

DAY 9

EXCURSION TO AUSCHWITZ AND KRAKÓW FREE TIME
Travel this morning to visit the poignant former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. This afternoon you will have free time to explore Kraków.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast

DAY 10

KRAKÓW – OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE TO WIELICZKA SALT MINES – CZESTOCHOWA (JASNA GÓRA MONASTERY) – WARSAW
This morning consider an Optional Experience to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines, comprising a labyrinth of tunnels with around 22 chambers. There are dozens of statues, underground lakes and a full-sized church carved out of rock salt. Later leave Kraków and travel to Jasna Góra Monastery which you will visit with a Local Specialist. This is Poland’s most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary featuring the iconic Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Find out about the history of this very important monastic site which is revered in Poland. Finish the day in Warsaw where this trip around Poland started. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with newfound friends at your hotel.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL : Novotel Centrum

DAY 11

DEPART WARSAW
Say farewell to your newfound friends at the end of a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
MEAL(S) : Buffet Breakfast

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • AUSCHWITZ : Visit the poignant former concentration camp
  • GDANSK : Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to see the major sights of the Amber city
  • JASNA GÓRA MONASTERY : Visit the monastery which is home to Poland’s most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary featuring the Black Madonna with a Local Specialist
  • KRAKÓW : Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the Cloth hall and the Mariacki Church
  • TORUŃ : Stop in the scenic UNESCO World Heritage town birthplace to Nicolaus Copernicus
  • WARSAW : Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the old town of the city
  • WROCLAW : Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Wroclaw Cathedral, Salt Square and the Old Town Hall
  • ZAKOPANE : Overnight in the town at the foothills of the Tatra Mountains

DINING

  • 10 BUFFET BREAKFASTS
  • 4 THREE COURSE DINNERS

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

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Highlights of Poland 2018 (Costsaver)

The resilience of Poland is revealed on this exploration of a land marred by a tragic war, but restored with enviable verve. Explore the rebuilt centre of Warsaw, the medieval Old Towns of Gdansk, Wroclaw and Kraków, and Auschwitz.

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