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Best of Poland

Duration 11 days

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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.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Arrive Warsaw (2 Nights)
Connect with Warsaw’s steadfast spirit – a city rebuilt from the ashes of World War II. 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: Mercure Centrum
Meal: Welcome Reception

DAY 2

Warsaw Sightseeing
This morning, embark on an in-depth guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the iconic and unexpected highlights of what has been the capital of Poland since the late 16th century. Gain a deeper understanding of how the city was rebuilt after the devastation of the Second World War. In your free time, you may consider an Optional Experience to Wilanow Palace.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3

Warsaw – Gdansk Sightseeing (2 Nights)
Journey to Gdansk, the amber capital of the world and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, exploring the major attractions of this Baltic centre. Then, ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a visit to the European Solidarity Centre which reveals the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel.
Hotel: Radisson Hotel & Suites
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 4

Gdansk Free Day or Optional Experience to Malbork
Enjoy a full free day to explore Gdansk on your terms. Admire the architecture in the historic Long market and wander down Long Lane to Golden Gate, or consider joining an Optional Experience to visit Malbork Castle, founded by the Teutonic Order of Knights in 1274.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5

Gdansk – Toruń – Wroclaw (2 Nights)
Stop in the medieval town of Toruń this morning, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, famed for being the birthplace of the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. ‘Dive Into Culture’ and the flavour-filled tradition of gingerbread making for which Toruń is famous during a visit to the Living Museum of Gingerbread. Roll up your sleeves and bake your own creations before continuing to Wroclaw, a former European Capital of Culture and the capital of Lower Silesia. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Novotel Centrum
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 6

Wroclaw Sightseeing
This morning, join your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city, which at one time or another was ruled by Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia and Germany. Discover its complex history and see some of its most important sites, including Wroclaw Cathedral, the Main Market Square, Old Town Hall and Salt Square, a former medieval marketplace and today, a flower market. Enjoy a Trafalgar Highlight – Aula Leopoldina, the Rococo library of Wroclaw University. This afternoon, consider joining an Optional Experience to Ksiaz Castle and UNESCO-listed Swidnica Church of Peace, or continue to explore the city.
Meal: 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 some free time enjoying the local town or consider taking an Optional Experience through lush countryside to explore the mountains and valleys for which this region is so famous. Break bread with a local Polish family at the foothills of the Tatras in Zakopane. You’ll ‘Connect With Locals’ and gain insights into their way of life in the Polish Highlands, while enjoying a home-cooked Be My Guest dinner featuring local specialities.
Hotel: Mercure Kasprowy
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine

DAY 8

Zakopane – Kraków Sightseeing (2 Nights)
Travel to Krakow where you will enjoy views of the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill during your tour with a Local Specialist. Your walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit to the Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church. This evening, perhaps sample some lively Polish entertainment with dinner.
Hotel: Qubus
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 9

Excursion to Auschwitz and Kraków Free Time
Travel this morning to the former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant and permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore Kraków on your own terms.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 10

Kraków – Optional Experience to Wieliczka Salt Mines – Czestochowa (Jasna Góra Monastery) – Warsaw
This morning, consider an Optional Experience to 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. This is Poland’s most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary, featuring the iconic Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Delve into the history of this very important monastic site, which is revered in Poland. Finish the day in Warsaw where your journey around Poland began. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with newfound friends at your hotel.
Hotel: Mercure Centrum
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

DAY 11

Depart Warsaw
Say farewell to your travel companions and Travel Director at the end of a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR of Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw and Kraków
  • ORIENTATION of Zakopane
  • VISIT the Old Town in Warsaw, the European Solidarity Centre, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Toruń, the Living Museum of Gingerbread in Toruń, the Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church in Kraków, the former concentration camp of Auschwitz and Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa
  • VIEW the Cathedral, Salt Square and the Old Town Hall in Wroclaw

Dining Highlights

  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply
  • VIP entry to many sights
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Best of Poland

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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