- Round-trip air to Warsaw (subject to change based on U.S. departure city and availability)
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Private air-conditioned motor coach
- English-speaking tour escort
- 6 nights at First or Superior First class hotel
- Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 2 coffee breaks; including special meals with entertainment as per itinerary
- Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
- Entrance fees to the:
* Royal Castle in Warsaw
* Jasna Gora Monastery
* Black Madonna Shrine
* Royal castle
* Cathedral on Wawel Hill
* St. Mary’s Church in Krakow
* Wieliczka Salt Mine
- Chopin concert
- Gubalowka Hill cable car ride
- Dunajec River rafting trip
- Hotel charges and taxes
- Luggage handling at hotels (one piece per person)
- Comprehensive information folder.
Day 1: USA - Warsaw. Depart on a regular scheduled flight from USA to Warsaw.
Day 2: Warsaw. After arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. The afternoon is free. At 6:00 pm, meet your guide/group and drive along the beautifully renovated Royal Route with its historical monuments and residences. Stop at Castle Square for a short walk through the Old Town. A welcome dinner at a local restaurant will include typical Polish dishes and the famous vodka, “Zubrowka”. Includes: (D).
Day 3: Warsaw. This morning, a half-day sightseeing tour includes the Old Town, with its impressive 300-room Royal Castle. You will lunch at a local restaurant and then continue your drive to the area of the former Warsaw Ghetto. You will see the National Opera House and Town Hall. You will also stop at a famous Warsaw café, to taste a typical pastry called “paczek”. This evening you enjoy an unforgettable Chopin piano recital with a glass of sparkling wine. Includes (B, L).
Day 4: Warsaw – Czestochowa – Zakopane. Leave Warsaw for Zakopane, a small mountain village situated in the valley between the Gubalowka and Giewont in the Tatra mountains. En route, you will stop in Czestochowa to visit the Jasna Gora Monastery, the Black Madonna Shrine and where lunch will be hosted. In the evening you will arrive at picturesque Zakopane which at the turn of the 20th century became a fashionable artist’s retreat. Today Zakopane is the most popular resort location in Poland. Includes: (B, L).
Day 5: Zakopane – Krakow. Your sightseeing tour of Zakopane includes a visit the Jaszczurowka Chapel, built by the townspeople to thank the Lady of Fatima for saving Pope John Paul II after an attempt on his life. Admire the breathtaking views of the Tatras peaks from the top of Gubalowka, and shop for Highlanders (Gorale) souvenirs. Before you continue on to Krakow, you will take a spectacular rafting trip on the Dunajec River in Pieniny National Park. Tonight’s dinner will be served at a local restaurant in Krakow’s Old Town Market Square. Includes: (B, D).
Day 6: Krakow – Auschwitz – Krakow. The morning’s sightseeing tour will feature the royal castle Wawel, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture, rare ancient artifacts, and monumental tapestries. You will also visit the Wawel Cathedral, famous for its giant bell and 18 chapels. Following a short break for coffee and cake a renowned Krakow café, you will head to the Old Town, where you will see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz at St. Mary’s Basilica, and Cloth Hall, a central feature in the main market square. After lunch, you will proceed to Auschwitz to visit the Martyrdom Museum. Includes:(B, D).
Day 7: Krakow – Wieliczka – Krakow. After breakfast you will have time on your own. In the afternoon you will head to Wieliczka’s Salt Mine. It is an unforgettable experience of underground chambers, grottos and chapels carved from salt. Dinner including a folkloric show will be hosed at a local restaurant after which you will return to Krakow. Includes: (B, L).
Day 8: Warsaw. After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for the return flight home. Includes: (B).
- Prices are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate, and dates of travel
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