Poland is a country that’s as captivating as it is surprising. A country that has attractive old towns, wild forests, powdery sand beaches and humming city life. Hordes of tourists visit Poland each year due to its majestic beauty.
Pickup from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Free for leisure or shopping in the evening
Your journey through this capital city includes a stop at the monument dedicated to the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto.
The afternoon is at leisure to take in the alleyways, visit a quaint café in Warsaw’s Old Town, explore a museum or simply relax.
Depart for Gdansk this morning. En route, stop in the town of Malbork, home to Malbork Castle, one of the largest castles in the world.
Continue to Gdansk, stopping at the Gdansk Shipyards, site of the creation of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement in 1980 that helped liberate Poland from Soviet rule.
Later, it’s your choice! Join your Tour Manager on an excursion to the seaside resort town of Sopot -OR- remain in Gdansk and join a local guide on an educational shopping excursion during which you’ll learn about Polish amber at a demonstration, followed by the opportunity to purchase the stone. Your evening is at leisure. Take a stroll through a beautiful square, shop for local handicrafts, or soak in the seaside atmosphere.
Travel to the town of Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, the famous astronomer. Torun remains one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe and is one of the “Seven Wonders of Poland.”
On arrival, walk past Copernicus’s house before stepping back into history while baking and sampling your very own gingerbread according to a 500-year-old recipe.
Join a local expert for a walking tour of this unspoiled town. Later this afternoon, arrive in the ancient city of Wroclaw.
Tonight, join your traveling companions for some locally-brewed beer and a traditional “home-style” dinner at a local restaurant.
This could be the only location where you can find a Stare Miasto (Old Town) with a Synagogue, a Lutheran church, a Roman Catholic church and an Eastern Orthodox church standing near each other.
The remainder of the day is at leisure to savor Wroclaw’s idyllic parks and captivating culture.
Depart for Krakow, En route, stop in Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland, where each year over 5 million pilgrims journey to pay their respects to the famous Black Madonna.
En route, stop in Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland, where each year over 5 million pilgrims journey to pay their respects to the famous Black Madonna. Housed in the Jasna Góra monastery, journey inside for an up-close look at this miraculous image.
Arriving in Krakow, enjoy some free time to get acquainted with the city.
Explore the city on a panoramic tour that includes Market Square, St. Mary’s Church and the university. You will also see the famous Wawel Castle, the former residence of Polish kings
The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps you’ll stroll the quaint side streets of Krakow’s famous Old Town, have coffee in one of the largest squares in Europe, or walk along the river for views of the new sections of the city. You may also visit the Schindler Museum or join your fellow travelers on an optional excursion.
Embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to Auschwitz. A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp where you will learn firsthand about the terrors as well as the resilience of the human spirit that occurred within those walls. This evening celebrates traditional Polish culture during a folklore show and dinner, complete with wine and beer.
Checkout and transfer to Krakow or Warsaw airport for departure.