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Highlights of Poland

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Explore Warsaw, the medieval Old Towns of Gdansk, Wroclaw and Kraków, and Auschwitz.

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      About this trip

      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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      Trip code: PHIG

      10 Nights

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      14 Meals
      • 10 Buffet breakfasts

      • 4 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 Buffet breakfasts

        • 4 Three course dinners


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      Unbeatable Features

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Highlights of Poland

      Your Itinerary

      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

      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

      Optional Experiences

      Chopin’s Warsaw

      The spirit of Warsaw and the music of Chopin go hand in hand. This exclusive private recital of his music, performed for you by a celebrated Polish pianist in one of Warsaw’s historic buildings, is one of the unforgettable memories of this trip. Sparkling wine will be served during the intermission.

      Adult Price: €46.00

      Wilanow Palace

      This splendid baroque palace was built in the late 17th century as a summer home for King Jan Sobieski III. On our visit you’ll see the collection of royal furniture, portraits and china that forms part of the National Museum.

      Adult Price: €34.00

      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

      Optional Experiences

      Harbour Cruise and Westerplatte

      Get the real feel of Poland's most important sea port by taking a cruise through the port. Visit Westerplatte - the place where WWII began.

      Adult Price: €37.00

      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

      Optional Experiences

      Malbork Castle

      Journey back in time to explore the breathtaking UNESCO-listed Malbork, completed over 600 years ago as Europe's largest brick castle, it's now the World’s biggest castle measured by land area. Resting on the Noget River, the fairy tale setting and enchanting atmosphere of this beautifully-preserved medieval fortress and former headquarters of the Teutonic Knights Crusaders is an adventure not to be missed.

      Adult Price: €41.00

      The Polish Riviera: Gdynia & Sopot

      Travel to Gdynia, Polands most famous port, at the mouth of the "Polish Corridor". You’ll see Poland's most famous ships, The Blyskawica and Dar Mlodziezy. Then, we’ll kickback on Sopot’s famous wooden pier, Europe’s longest, while taking in the sea air and experiencing the lifestyle of the rich and famous.

      Adult Price: €42.00

      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

      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 why not join an optional experience to the spectacular Ksiaz Castle and UNESCO listed Swidnica Church of Peace, or continue to explore the city.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace

      You won’t believe your eyes viewing Ksiaz Castle as it defies gravity, perched majestically atop a cliff. Testimony to its craftsmanship, the 13th-century castle has stood the test of time. With its breathtaking scenery and sumptuous interiors, it's witnessed amazing events, including preparations to become Hitler's headquarters. Nearby, we’ll also see the UNESCO-listed Swidnica Church of Peace, the largest timber-framed religious building in Europe. Refreshments in a local restaurant are included.

      Adult Price: €59.00

      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 through lush countryside to explore the mountains and valleys for which this region is so famous. Later check-in to your hotel where you will enjoy dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Mercure Kasprowy

      Optional Experiences

      Zakopane Adventure

      The spectacular Carpathians are home to the Tatra National Park, the most popular park in Poland. You’ll hear legends of Zakopane and immerse yourself in Górale culture, traditionally passed down as oral history. Later, enjoy a horse and carriage ride into one of the most scenic Tatran valleys.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      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

      Optional Experiences

      Farmhouse Dinner And Polka Party

      Tonight, you'll have a chance to enjoy the typical Polka music and traditional dance of Poland's rich culture, while savoring a delicious meal of Polish specialties and beverages at our specially-selected venue.

      Adult Price: €59.00

      Kasprowy Mountain Cablecar

      Enjoy a ride in Poland’s highest cable car to Mount Kasprowy - a skier's paradise! Loved by all, both Winter and Summer weather permitting.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      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

      Optional Experiences

      Wieliczka Salt Mines Exploration

      Visit this amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed site just outside Krakow and marvel at the unique sculptures and setting of this 800-year old salt mine. See chambers, chapels and even salt chandeliers as we follow our guide 135 m (440 ft) underground.

      Adult Price: €55.00

      From Iron Curtains to Ghetto Walls

      Step back in time to take a journey into Poland’s communist past. Nowa Huta is an entire city built during the communism period. We’ll hear amazing communist stories and sample some flavours of the era. Later, we’ll stroll through Szeroka Street in the Kazimierz district to see synagogues and the birthplace of Helena Rubinstein before driving through the former ghetto of Podgorze. Kazimierz is steeped in history and its streets were used in several scenes in the film “Schindler’s List”.

      Adult Price: €47.00

      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

      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(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 Buffet breakfasts

        • 4 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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