Day 1: Depart for Warsaw.
Day 2: Warsaw. Arrive in Warsaw. Time to rest and catch a first glimpse of the Polish capital. In the evening, welcome dinner. If airline tickets are purchased from our company, transfer to the hotel on arrival is included in the tour cost.
Day 3: Warsaw - Gdansk. Enjoy buffet breakfast in your hotel. Half day tour of Warsaw, including the Royal Route with all its famous statues, buildings and churches, the Royal Lazienki Park with Palace on the Water, F. Chopin’s monument and the Old Town area with the Royal Castle Square, St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square. In the afternoon depart for the Baltic coast. Evening free to walk around the old town.
Day 4: Gdansk. This morning tour the beautiful city of Gdansk, its Dluga Street promenade, Neptun's Fountain, the Gothic St. Mary's Church. Continue to the Oliwa Cathedral where you will hear an organ concert played on the magnificent Rococo organ with moving angels. In Sopot you will walk on the longest Pier on the Baltic. Return to Gdansk via Lenin's Shipyard, the birthplace of solidarity.
Day 5: Gdansk - Malbork - Torun - Poznan. After breakfast, depart for Poznan, cradle of the Polish nation. En route stop in Malbork to visit the fortified Castle of the Teutonic Knights in the 15th century. Continue to the medieval city of Torun best known as birthplace of the greatest Polish astronomer, N. Copernicus. You will see the Gothic monuments and taste the traditional gingerbread. Arrive Poznan for overnight.
Day 6: Poznan - Wroclaw. Start the day with a tour of Poznan's
Market Square and its most beautiful Renaissance Town Hall. In the Poznan Cathedral you will see the the burial chapel of the first Polish kings of Piast Dynasty. Continue South to Wroclaw. On arrival you will get acquainted with Wroclaw, called "Venice of the North" for its location on the Odra River and connected by 123 bridges. In the evening you might like to take a boat ride and see Wroclaw by night.
Day 7: Wroclaw - Czestochowa - Auschwitz - Krakow. This morning you will journey to Czestochowa, pilgrimage center of Poland with Jasna Gora Monastery where a miraculous icon of the Black Madonna is venerated. After lunch, continue to Auschwitz to visit in former Nazi concentration camp now a martyrdom museum. Arrive late in Krakow and check-in at your hotel.
Day 8: Krakow - Wieliczka. Today you will spend discovering medieval treasures of Krakow including the St. Mary's Church with the biggest Gothic altar and the Wawel Hill with the Coronation Cathedral from where Polish kings ruled for four centuries. In the afternoon you will drive to Wieliczka Salt Mine, a unique world class attraction, a UNESCO site. Here on a 1.3 mile tourist route you will explore fascinating underworld with chapels, grottoes, lakes and even a sanatorium for asthma patients. Return to Krakow for overnight.
Day 9: Krakow. After breakfast, termination of tour services. We strongly recommend to stay in Krakow another day to discover more attractions of this fascinating city, best shopping, great restaurants and wine cellars, cozy cafes and world-class museums. We will make reservations for you at the same hotel for additional nights. Transfer to the airport is available at additional cost of $45 per taxi (2 to a taxi).
Warsaw - Radisson SAS
Gdansk - Scandic
Poznan - Andersia
Wroclaw - Scandic
Krakow - Kossak.
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