Led by Expert on Eastern European history - Don Lewandowski
First class hotels, rooms with private bath or shower
English-speaking tour guide /chaperone
English-speaking local guides in: Warsaw, Czestochowa, Zakopane, Oswiecim/Auschwitz, Krakow.
Private air-conditioned motor coach/minibus
Meals as per itinerary:
11 x breakfast 8 x lunch 3x dinner
Luggage handling at hotels (one piece per person)
Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
Sept. 9. - Sunday – USA
Afternoon departure for Warsaw. Dinner and breakfast aboard.
Sept. 10. - Monday – Arrival in WARSAW (D.)
Upon arrival meeting with your tour guide and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner and short walking tour of beautiful Old Town with colorful houses, art galleries, quaint restaurants, fashionable boutiques and antique shops. Overnight in Warsaw.
Sept. 11. - Tuesday - WARSAW (B.L)
A half-day city tour of Warsaw including the Royal Castle, Lazienki Palace and Park, Museum of Warsaw Uprising, site of former Warsaw Ghetto and more. Free afternoon. Overnight in Warsaw.
Sept. 12. - Wednesday - WARSAW - CZESTOCHOWA – KRAKOW (B.L)
Departure for the royal city of Krakow. On the way tour of Jasna Gora, the most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary in Poland and the country's greatest place of pilgrimage destination for hundreds of years housing the famous Black Madonna icon to which miraculous powers are attributed.
Continue to Krakow passing through picturesque Ojcow National Park, ranked as one of Europe’s most beautiful nature reserves with lime rocks of fantastic shapes. Walking tour of Medieval Market Square of Krakow. Old Town, St. Mary’s Church, Cloth Hall. Overnight in Krakow.
Sept. 13. - Thursday – KRAKOW - WIELICZKA(B.L)
Sightseeing of magical Krakow: (Wawel Cathedral Chapels with crypts of most Polish kings, their family members and national heroes. Afternoon trip to 900 years old (the oldest in Europe) salt mines of Wieliczka with unique underground labyrinthine passages, giant caverns, underground lakes and chapels with sculptures in the crystalline salt. Overnight in Krakow.
Sept. 14. - Friday - KRAKOW - ZAKOPANE (B.D.)
Departure for Zakopane, the premier mountain resort, famous for its unique folklore and charming architecture. Cable car ride to Gubalowka Mountain to admire spectacular view of Zakopane and Tatra mountains followed by the tour of Krupowki Ave followed by very enjoyable dinner with entertainment. Overnight in Zakopane.
Sept. 15. - Saturday - ZAKOPANE - CHOCHOLOW-OSWIECIM-WROCLAW (B.L)
On the way to Wroclaw stop in the quaint village of Chocholow to visit region’s most famous wood carving shop and museum of Jan Zieter. From here continue to Oswiecim to tour the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Overnight in Wroclaw
Sept. 16. - Sunday -. WROCLAW – (B.L)
Sightseeing of beautiful Wroclaw, city of 5 rivers and 100 bridges, often called the Venice of North, includes Old Town, Ostrow Tumski and Panorama of Raclawice. Overnight in Wroclaw.
Sept. 17. - Monday - WROCLAW – POZNAN - TORUN (B.L)
On the way to Torun – we stop in Poznan for a short tour of city’s Old Market Square, Town Hall and St. Stanislaus church, commonly known as the Fara Church, huge and most beautiful Baroque Parish Church, one of Poznan's most mysterious buildings, as parts of the crypts have not yet been investigated. Overnight in Torun.
Sept. 18. - Tuesday - TORUN – MALBORK - GDANSK (B.L)
After breakfast enjoyable sightseeing of breathtaking Torun, founded in the mid-13th century by the Teutonic Order, one of the most beautiful cities of Poland the birthplace N. Copernicus, great Polish astronomer. From here we continue to famous medieval city of Malbork to tour the largest in Europe brick castle, built by the crusading Teutonic Knights in 1236. This magnificent fortress covers area of 40 football fields, and has walls which at most points are 20 inches thick. An early evening arrival in amazingly beautiful Gdansk. Overnight in Gdansk.
Sept. 19. - Wednesday – GDANSK (B.L.)
Sightseeing of amazingly beautiful Gdansk – first mentioned as a Polish city in 997 or 999, granted municipal autonomy in 1260. You visit a stunning Town Hall, Artus Court, Neptune's Fountain and St. Mary's Basilica, the largest brick church in the world and two famous avenues; Dlugi Targ and Mariacka, lined with cozy boutiques, jewelry and art shops. Overnight in Gdansk.
Sept. 20. - Thursday - GDANSK – GRUNWALD - WARSAW (B.D.)
On the way to Warsaw we visit Grunwald, where on July 15, 1410 one of the biggest in Middle Ages battle took place between Teutonic Knights and coalition of Polish Kingdom and Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Time to relax before enjoyable and elegant farewell dinner at Warsaw Old Town.
Sept. 21. Friday. - Thursday - WARSAW (B)
After breakfast transfer to F. Chopin International Airport in Warsaw