The Magic of Poland
From Warsaw To Czestochowa, Zakopane, Krakow, Auschwitz, - 6 Nights
- Departing from:
- Czestochowa, Zakopane, Krakow, Auschwitz,
- 6 Nights
- This regular tour runs every fortnight from May to October. Check with our office for dates.
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This popular escorted tour of Poland visits the historic cities of Warsaw and Krakow as well as the majestic and scenic mountains along the Austrian border near Zakopane.
Explore the Old Town of Warsaw, a UNESCO Site, as an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century;
See the famous Black Madonna picture at Jasna Gora Sanctuary, the world top pilgrimage destination in Poland;
Take a breathtaking cable car ride to Gubalowka Hill and admire the fascination panorama of unshakable Tatra Mountains;
Enjoy a spectacular rafting trip on the Dunajec River through the picturesque gorges of Pieniny National Park, navigated by the highlanders;
Admire the wooden altar by Wit Stwosz in Krakow - the largest Gothic alterpiece in the world and one of the national treasures of art in Poland.
1. WARSAW Saturday
6.00 PM, meet your guide and the rest of the group in the hotel’s lobby.
Drive along the beautifully renovated Royal Route with its historical monuments and residences. Stop at the Castle Square for a short walk through the Old Town, and then join us for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your meal will include typical Polish dishes and famous Polish vodka, “Zubrowka”.
2. WARSAW Sunday
This morning, we introduce you to the highlights of Warsaw. A half-day sightseeing tour includes: Old Town, beautifully rebuilt after World War II, with the impressive Royal Castle, the seat of the kings of Poland. Here the Constitution of May 3rd was proclaimed in 1791, the oldest constitution, after the US Constitution, in the world. You will admire some of its 300 rooms and see the Canaletto Room with 23 of his paintings, the Throne Room, the magnificent Knights’ Hall with six large paintings by Marcello Bacciarelli, the Marble Room with its 22 portraits of Polish kings and the largest and the most impressive of all the castle’s chambers, the Ballroom. Continue our tour with a drive to the area of the former Warsaw Ghetto. En route, you will see the building of the National Opera House and the Town Hall. Lunch to be enjoyed at a local restaurant.
Also during your tour of Warsaw we will invite you to the famous Warsaw Chocolate Factory “Wedel” to taste the delicious hot chocolate at the “Wedel Old-Fashioned Shop”.
This evening you will take also an unforgettable musical journey through the world famous compositions of our greatest composer, Frederic Chopin, at a two-part piano recital.
3. WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – ZAKOPANE Monday
After breakfast, we depart for Zakopane – one of the most popular vacation resorts in the Tatra Mountains.
En route, we stop in Czestochowa to visit the Jasna Gora Sanctuary and the Black Madonna Shrine with its miraculous icon.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before we continue to Zakoane, beautifully situated in a valley between Gubalowka and Giewont. Once, a small mountaing village, Zakopane becasem a fashionable artists’ resort at the beginning of the 20th century.
4. ZAKOPANE – KRAKOW
In the morning, you will have a sightseeing tour of Zakopane, whose wooden architecture blends with the natural landscapes and it is a copied in the other parts of Poland and is known as Zakopianski Style. You will visit Jaszczurowka Chapel, a great example of the wooden architecture in Zakopane, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima at Krzeptowki, which was built by the people of Zakopane to thank the Lady of Fatima for saving the Pope, John Paul II, after an attempt on His life.
Admire the breathtaking views of the Tatras from the top of Gubalowka Mountain and shop for souvenirs of arts and crafts of the Highlanders (Gorale) in the local shops.
Lunch on your own and free time. Before we continue on to Krakow, take a spectacular rafting trip on the Dunajec River in Pieniny National Park. Tonight’s dinner will be served upon arrival at the hotel.
5. KRAKOW – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW Wednesday
The morning sightseeing tour will feature Wawel, the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture and rare ancient objects. The collection of monumental 16th century tapestries is matchless. You will also visit the Wawel Cathedral, the place of the cult of St. Stanislaw and St. Jadwiga, Queen of Poland. Its 18 chapels are true architectural masterpieces. The giant bell, Zygmunt from 1520 ranks with the world’s largest. This is the place where Polish kings were crowned and buried. Walk to Old Town with its restored Main Square of magnificent houses and palaces. There, you stop at St. Mary’s Basilica where to see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. In the middle of the square is Cloth Hall built before 1349, but renovated in the 16th century with many shopping stalls inside.
After lunch we drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp, the infamous factory of death.
6. KRAKOW Thursday
In the morning time on your own.
Coffee and cake at the famous Krakow caféteria and a visit to Czartoryski Museum that presents most valuable art collection in Poland, and one of the most valuable in Europe. “The Lady with an Ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci or the “Landscape with the Good Samaritan” by Rembrandt van Rijn, as well as many other masterpieces of not only painting, but also sculpture, crafts, military, applied arts are presented in the renovated interiors of the museum.
Dinner with folklore show to end your day in Krakow.
7. KRAKOW Friday
Buffet breakfast at the hotel ends your tour.
Selected class hotels, rooms with private facilities
English-speaking tour escort assistance
Obligatory local guides
Private air-conditioned motor coach/minibus/car
Meals as per itinerary:
breakfast daily – 3 x lunch served at the local restaurants – 3 x dinner (including one dinner with folkloric show in Krakow and one at Krakow hotel)
- Cake & coffee/tea at famous Warsaw caféteria
Cake & coffee/tea at famous Krakow caféteria
Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
- Warsaw – Royal Castle
- Czestochowa – Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine
- Zakopane – cable car to Gubalowka Hill and a rafting trip on the Dunajec River
- Krakow – Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill, St. Mary’s Church, Czartoryski Museum
- Chopin concert
Hotel charges and taxes
INDICATION OF HOTELS:
3 nights at 4-star hotel in Warsaw
Novotel Warszawa Centrum or similar
1 night at 4-star hotel in Zakopane
Mercure Kasprowy or similar
3 nights at 4-star hotel in Krakow
Novotel Krakow City West or similar