Choose Poland to get to know more about reach culture and history. The birthplace of world-class pianist Frideric Chopin, and Nobel-prize winners Maria Skłodowska Curie and Lech Wałęsa. Be amazed by the reach history of a land, which once bordered with Turkey and than vanished from the map of Europe for 123 years. Land which endured Second World War and the Communism and rose like a phoenix from the ashes to be one of the quickest developing countries in Europe.
Our tours are prepared to meet the requirements of groups interested in history, culture and religion. However we would like to enrich your stay in Poland with places where you can also admire polish nature. We would also like to invite you for trying local delicacies. Food which elsewhere is organic in our land is just ‘normal’. Warsaw was once called “Paris of the East”. Get to know the city where Frederic Chopin and Marie Curie Skłodowska spent their childhood. The city suffered a lot during the WWII. Nowadays the reconstructed Old Town is listed by UNESCO. Current Warsaw is a 2-million modern city with an old soul, which remembers the painful past but also gives the space for new initiatives of young generation.
Day 1: WARSAW → Częstochowa → CRACOW
Arrival to Warsaw. Morning trip to Wilanów Palace, a baroque-style residence of one of the Polish kings. In remained untouched by the WWII. In a spring and a summer season visitors can walk in beautiful gardens surrounding the palace. Drive to Częstochowa, the country’s greatest place of pilgrimage. The biggest treasure of the local monastery is an icon of the Virgin Mary, known as the Black Madonna of Częstochowa. It is credited with many miracles. Arrival to Cracow in late afternoon. A gentle walk along the Old Town. Overnight in Cracow.
Day 2: CRACOW
Cracow has been listed by UNESCO as one of the world’s most beautiful and historical cities. It escaped the ravages of World War II with many monuments and buildings of architectural merit. Discover medieval Market Square, Wawel Castle and the 16th-century Cloth Hall. Innumerable pubs and restaurants, often with live music, create a magical and unforgettable atmosphere of Cracow. St Marry church Cracow Visit to Cracow Old Town with one of the largest Market Square in Europe, a 16th-century Cloth Hall and St. Mary Basilica. During a stroll through Planty Park you will admire the Barbican and St. Florian Gate, precious examples of medieval defensive architecture encircling Cracow. Wawel Hill, a former seat of Polish dukes and kings. During the WWII it served as a residence of the Nazi Governor-General Hans Frank. Wawel Cathedral – Gothic basilica, where royal coronations took place and where kings and other distinguished Poles have been buried. Overnight in Cracow. Meals included: lunch, dinner.
Day 3: CRACOW → Wieliczka → CRACOW
After breakfast departure to Wieliczka, where you will visit the Salt Mine. The tourist route is a complex of about 20 chambers, narrow tunnels, galleries, chapels and lakes. The tour starts with 378 steps to the shaft bottom – 64 meters depth. Stroll through Kazimierz, a former Jewish district. One can still find there synagogues and cemetery. Szeroka Street known for famous worldwide Jewish festival of culture. Streets are full of restaurants, pubs and art galleries. Overnight in Cracow. Meals included: lunch, dinner.
Day 4:CRACOW → Niedzica → Szczawnica → ZAKOPANE
After breakfast departure to Niedzica. See the beautiful castle on the lake while driving for Dunajec Rafting Gorge . During a 2-hour cruise enjoy the nature, landscapes and the natural charm of Pieniny Mountains and take a deep breath of fresh air. Afterwards take a stroll through Szczawnica: Old Town, mineral water tasting. Take a cable car to Palenica Mountain or have a 2,5-hour walking tour to Homole Glen (easy accessible for everybody). Drive to Zakopane. Ovenight in Zakopane. Meals included: lunch, dinner.
Day 5: ZAKOPANE
Zakopane is known as a ‘winter capital of Poland’. Here you can get acquainted with the traditions of the people of Tatra Mountains. This region has a different architecture – typical for Zakopane are wooden huts covered with shingle. The city is famous for good ski conditions, hiking and beautiful landscapes. Next to Zakopane is a National Park. You will see wooden architecture, ski jump, where Adam Małysz – most famous polish ski jumper, who won the World Cup trained. Cable car to Gubałówka to see panorama of Tatra mountain. Visit at Krupówki – one of the best known streets in Poland, where you will enjoy a mug of Highlinder’s Tea, which magical ingredient is… a bit of vodka! Drive to Warsaw (about 5,5 hour drive). Overnight in Warsaw. Meals included: lunch, dinner.
departure after lunch