10 Day Classic Poland

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Sep 28  (Sold Out) $2219* $1639
$2359* $1639

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Accommodation Details:
Sofitel Warsaw Victoria in Warsaw, Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto in Krakow and Hotel Vivaldi in Poznan cannot comfortably accommodate three passengers; therefore, prices reflect a double, plus a single configuration which is available on request.

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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes.

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DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Poland
Depart for Poland

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Warsaw
Arrive in Warsaw, Poland's capital and cultural center of the country on the banks of the Vistula River and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by dinner
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Warsaw City Tour
This morning, the tour of Warsaw includes both banks of the Vistula River. Visit Lazienki Park one of the jewels of the city, to view the Chopin Monument. Then travel along the Royal Route with its historic monuments and residences toward the Warsaw Ghetto. Stop at the inspiring Memorial that commemorates the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Walk through the cobbled streets of the Old Town to Market Square. View the Cathedral of St. John and the Royal Castle. The balance of the day is at leisure or, join the optional tour to Wilanow Palace. This former summer residence of the Polish kings was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan Sobieski III and is situated just outside of Warsaw. The tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Later in the afternoon, attend an optional Chopin concert, a highlight of the day. A piano recital of Chopin's most favorite works is performed in a stunning setting. Enjoy a glass of champagne during intermission
Optional: Wilanow Palace (PM)
Optional: Chopin Concert (PM)
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Marienburg Castle, Drive to Gdansk
Today, travel north towards the Baltic Sea and enjoy the picturesque scenery. En route, stop in the town of Malbork, home to the imposing red brick Marienburg (Malbork) Castle, one of the largest Gothic castles in the world and a classic medieval fortress. It was founded in 1274 by the Knights of the Teutonic Order and is located on the bank of the river Nogat. Continue to Gdansk, Poland's principal seaport, renowned for its shipyards and industrial heritage. The city is the home of Solidarity, the worker's movement which started the breakaway of the country from the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Tonight after dinner, perhaps begin exploring the Old Town (Stare Miasto) with a leisurely stroll
Overnight: Gdansk
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Gdansk City Tour
This morning, during the city tour, learn of Gdansk's trading past as one of the great ports of the Hanseatic League and discover the medieval town and its gabled buildings and city gates. See the Main City Hall, that now serves as a Museum of History, Neptune fountain and St. Mary's Church, the third largest brick church in the world. Balance of the day is at leisure to further explore the city on your own and shop for high quality Baltic Amber items and souvenirs. This evening, perhaps join the optional tour to the fascinating Kashubia region to enjoy a traditional meal
Optional: Kashubia & Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Gdansk
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Visit Medieval Torun, Travel to Poznan
Depart Gdansk for enchanting Torun, located on the Vistula River, one of the “Seven Wonders of Poland.” Torun was founded by the Teutonic Knights and served as a trade centre for the Hanseatic League. The Old Town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe. During the guided tour, view the house where world-famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born. Continue your visit through the cobbled streets of the impressive Old Town (Starówka ). Don't forget to taste Torun's famous pierniki (gingerbread). Afterwards, travel to Poznan, one of the oldest cities in Poland, destroyed in World War II but faithfully restored. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Poznan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Visit Poznan, City Tour of Wroclaw
Begin this morning, with a guided tour of Poznan with its 1,000 years of history, having briefly been the capital of Poland in the 13th century. Visit the Cathedral, located on Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island) on the Warta River, where several early Polish kings are buried. View the Golden Chapel that houses the sarcophagi of Poland's first rulers. Afterward, continue to Wroclaw, a culturally diverse city, having absorbed Bohemian, Austrian and Prussian influences. The city with its turbulent history has been under occupation by many rulers, king, and emperors. Today, Wroclaw is a flourishing city with scenic waterways, attractive buildings, bridges, and parks. Take a guided tour of the city, known for its Market Square, one of the most beautiful squares in Poland
Overnight: Wroclaw
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Auschwitz, Travel to Krakow
The sombre highlight of the day is a visit to Oswiecim, better known by its German name of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous network of concentration camps from World War II. It has since been turned into a museum by the Polish government and is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After an introduction and historic film, the solemn visit includes a guided tour of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum. Afterwards arrive in Krakow, former residence of the Polish kings for overnight. Tonight, perhaps join the optional festive dinner with a show of traditional Polish entertainment
Optional: Polish Folklore Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Krakow City Tour
This morning, enjoy a tour of medieval Krakow, including a visit to the 16th century Wawel Royal Castle District. Visit the Jewish Quarter and view Oskar Schindler's factory. Continue to the Old Town and Market Square to view St. Mary's Church and the Renaissance Cloth Hall. The afternoon is at leisure to buy last minute souvenirs, or relax in a sidewalk café in the heart of the historic town. Perhaps, join the optional tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine (PM)
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Depart Poland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

This former summer residence of the Polish kings is situated just outside of Warsaw. The tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Wilanow was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski. It stands for the splendor of Poland in the past and is considered one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 16 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $48.00
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This evening head to one of the many private palaces in Warsaw for a piano recital featuring the music of Frederic Chopin. As a child growing up in Warsaw, Chopin quickly established himself as a prominent musical prodigy of his time and today is considered a father of Classical Romantic music. During the break, a glass of local sparkling wine will be served.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #3 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $59.00
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Journey to the Kashubian region of Poland, home to one of Europe´s smallest minorities. The area boasts strong traditions which are still cultivated today and a unique language. Your expert guide takes you to the local museum with time to explore a Siberian house, a barrack of a Soviet labor camp and a reconstructed bunker of the Polish resistance in WWII. Then continue to a microbrewery for a dinner of local specialties including a sample of the customary Kashubian beer.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $75.00

Tonight, join an exciting evening of traditional Polish culture, music and dance. A lively show complete with iconic polka music will accompany a fine dinner of local specialties and drinks served in a typical restaurant.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #8 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $79.00
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Legend has it that the salt mines in Wieliczka were part of a dowry from Kinga, the Hungarian princess, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The tour will be conducted with a group on a route that takes you through three levels of underground galleries and chambers.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Times to be arranged locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

There are a total of 800 steps to descend to the underground mine, with convenience stops along the way. After a short break, all visitors will return to the surface in a mining elevator. This tour is not recommended for travelers that have difficulty walking on uneven and/or steep terrain.

Day #9 17 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $69.00
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