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1 day CRACOW
Arrival to Cracow, the cultural capital of Poland, place where the ancient history respires with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Meeting with the guide and orientation tour around the city which survived the World War II almost intact. Finally accommodation in the hotel located near the Old Town, dinner and overnight.
2 day CRACOW – AUSCHWITZ – CRACOW
In the morning transfer to AUSCHWITZ for one day study tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau - the largest Nazi Germany’s concentration camp. Nowadays it is the symbol of Holocaust. You will have a specialized tour of the permanent exhibitions and the specific surveys of living conditions and mass destruction of the Jews in Birkenau. Lunch in a restaurant nearby. In the evening return to Cracow, dinner and overnight in the hotel.
3 day CRACOW
In the morning sightseeing tour of Cracow. We will start with the heart of the Old Town – the Main Market Square surrounded by historical buildings, palaces and churches. We will visit St. Mary’s Church, famous for its wooden altarpiece carved by Wit Stwosz. The building has two towers of unequal height and form. From the taller tower the bugle call is played hourly. Making our way through the Royal Route we will reach the Wawel Hill situated at the Vistula River with a complex of impressive historical monuments of unique historical and artistic values. We will visit the Cathedral, the oldest church, erected at the beginnings of the 11th century. The tombs of many Polish kings are situated there. Lunch in a restaurant in the Old Town. In the afternoon tour of Kazimierz – Jewish district of Cracow. You will see the ancient synagogues and the old Jewish Cemetery. Visit to Oscar Schindler’s Factory – housing a museum memorizing the story of Schindler and the Jewish prisoners of Plaszow. We will visit also the Pankiewicz’s Pharmacy holding a permanent exhibition of the annihilation of Cracow’s Jews by the Germans and the role that the Pharmacy had in the ghetto. In the evening dinner in one of charming Jewish restaurants to the accompaniment of Klezmer Band music. Return to the hotel, overnight.
4 day CRACOW – WIELICZKA – CRACOW
After the breakfast check-out, excursion to Wieliczka and visit to Wieliczka Salt Mines. built in the 13th century, one of the world’s oldest salt mines still in operation. Inscribed in UNESCO's First World List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. One can admire there the chapels carved out of the rock salt, subterranean lakes, many interesting sculptures, the chandeliers, even floors being made entirely out of salt. After the tour transfer to the airport in Cracow. End of services.
1st day WARSAW
Arrival to Warsaw, the capital of Poland and the largest economic, political and cultural centre. Totally destroyed after World War II, was reconstructed with meticulousness and reinstated to its magnificence. Warsaw shows beautiful examples of historic buildings, but also still numerous examples of architecture influenced by social realism. Transfer to the hotel located in city center, accommodation. In the afternoon meeting with an English-speaking guide and sightseeing tour of the city. We will start with the Old Town, established in the XIIIth century. The whole area is mostly closed to traffic. The heart of the Old Town is the Market Square with the symbol of Warsaw – monument of the Warsaw Mermaid, surrounded by a fountain. During your walk through the Old Town you will see also the Royal Castle, completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt between 1971-1988 using castle remains and rubble. After the visit we recommend to spend some free time at the Old Town visiting local art galleries and souvenirs traders, watching street artists working, trying Polish desserts in one of the open air coffee houses. In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
2nd day WARSAW
Today we will continue the sightseeing tour of Warsaw. We will go through the Royal Route with its beautiful buildings predominantly Neo Classical in style and many churches and palaces. Please pay special attention to the Holly Cross Church. In the pillars of the temple, there are urns containing the hearts of composer Fryderyk Chopin. We will visit Łazienki Park - one of the most beautiful part of Warsaw and favorite place for walks and Wilanow Palace - one of the most precious monuments of Polish Baroque built for King Jan III Sobieski. Lunch in a restaurant next to Wilanow Palace. In the afternoon we will visit Warsaw Rising Museum, very modern museum, opend in 2004 to commerate the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against nazi occupation. We will go through Jewish Ghetto, with many monuments and memorials, UmschlagPlatz, Jewish Cemetery and Path of Remembrance. In the evening we invite you to a farewell dinner in the Old Town with a folkloristic show. Overnight in the hotel.
OPTION: excursion to Nieborów (the baroque Palace of the Prince Radziwill family, surrounded by a park in the English-French style) and Żelazowa Wola (birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin, museum devoted to Chopin located in a beautiful park).
3rd day WARSAW
After breakfast, free time and transfer to the airport.
1 day GDAŃSK
Arrival to Gdańsk, beautiful maritime city, situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea, tempting with a thousand-year history and impressive architecture, which makes it a destination with a very rich heritage. Transfer to the hotel located in city center and accommodation. In the afternoon meeting with an English-speaking guide and sightseeing tour of the city. We will walk through the Mariacka Street, one of the most beautiful parts of Gdańsk with its narrow houses, richly decorated facades and terraced entrances, to see the St. Mary’s Church, the largest brick church in the world with many exquisite examples of Medieval and Baroque art like the stone Pieta, the copy of the Last Judgement by Hans Memling or astronomical clock. Next we will see the Great Crane, situated over the Motlawa River. It represents one of the most characteristic symbols of Gdańsk. It used to play the double role of a port crane and the city gate. We will continue with the Długa Street. Together with Długi Targ Street it forms the Royal Route with Neptun’s Fountain, situated at the square in front of the Artus Court. In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
2 day GDAŃSK – FROMBORK - GDAŃSK
Today we will continue the sightseeing tour of Gdańsk. We will see the oldest parish church in the Old City – St. Catherine’s Church and Uphangen’s House – the only burgher tenement house in Gdańsk, restored with its interior. Our guide will take us to the Westerplatte peninsula – place where the II World War officially started. Now a small museum and a towering monument to the Polish defenders remains there. Lunch in a restaurant in the Old Town. In the afternoon excursion to Frombork, a small town situated on a hill rising above the Vistula Bay. In this town the famous Polish astronomer – Nicolaus Copernicus spent a half of his life. We will visit the Cathedral where he was buried. In the evening return to the hotel in Gdańsk, dinner and overnight.
3 day GDAŃSK - ŁEBA
After the breakfast departure to Łeba – the very well-known and the biggest holiday costal village in Poland. We will visit the Slowinski National Park with its amazing moving dunes. The biggest dunes rises to 42 meters above sea level. Slowinski Park is included in UNESCO World List of Biosphere Reserves. Apart from the dunes it is known also for beautiful pine forests, lakes and rivers. In the evening arrival to the hotel in Łeba, dinner and overnight. We recommend to spend some time in the centre of the village, as it is a very delightful tourist resort.
4 day ŁEBA - KOŁOBRZEG
After breakfast, departure to Kołobrzeg – the biggest health resort in northern Poland with beautiful beaches, rich history and favorable climate. Lunch in a restaurant and accommodation in the hotel. In the afternoon we will take a tour of the town and we will visit St. Mary Basilica from 11th century with a wide three dome tower; Neo-Gothic Town Hall located at the central market square; picturesque lighthouse from 1945 and the pier at the end of the popular seaside promenade of Kołobrzeg. Dinner in the hotel and evening walk along the beach to admire the sunset. Overnight in the hotel.
5 day KOŁOBRZEG
After the breakfast transfer to the airport in Gdańsk. End of services.