Grand Tour Of Poland
8 Days: Warsaw, Gdansk, Malbork, Torun, Wroclaw, Czestochowa, Auschwitz, Krakow
Start your tour in Warsaw, the capital of Poland and explore its statues, buildings and churches, the Royal Castle Square and the picturesque Old Town Market Square, featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Depart Warsaw for Gdansk, before visiting Malbork’s imposing Teutonic Knights Castle. The tour also includes a visit to Auschwitz, the biggest Nazi concentration camp of World War II.
Day 01 – Saturday: Arrive in Warsaw (D)
Arrival in Warsaw Chopin airport (WAW). You will be met and transfer to your hotel. Welcome dinner. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 02 – Sunday: Warsaw – Gdansk (BD)
Morning half day tour of Warsaw including Royal Route with its famous statues, buildings and churches; the Royal Lazienki Park with F. Chopin’s monument and numerous edifices like e.g. Palace on the Water. Old Town area ,listed on UNESCO World Heritage List, features the Royal Castle Square with Royal Castle, St John’s Cathedral, the picturesque Old Town Market Square. In the afternoon drive to Gdansk. Overnight in Gdansk.
Day 03 – Monday: Gdansk (BD)
Sightseeing of Gdansk & Sopot incl. walk along Sopot pier. In Gdansk stroll along Długa Street with Artus Court and Neptune fountain – symbol of Gdańsk. Drive to the Gates of Gdańsk Shipyard where “Solidarity” Union started, which later led to the collapse of Communist regime in Eastern Europe. Transfer to Gdansk Oliwa Cathedral famous for Rococo pipe-organ. Additionally stop in Sopot – Baltic SPA city; walk along the pier in Sopot – the longest in Europe. Overnight in Gdansk.
Day 04 – Tuesday Gdansk – Malbork – Torun (BD)
Departure for Torun with en route visit of imposing Teutonic Knights’ Castle in Malbork – listed on UNESCO World Heritage List, an outstanding example of medieval defensive construction. In the afternoon tour of Torun Old Town- listed on UNESCO World Heritage List. Unique example of Gothic architecture with churches, burghers’ houses, defensive walls; en route also the Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus- famous citizen of Torun. Overnight in Torun.
Day 05 – Wednesday: Torun – Wroclaw (BD)
This morning journey to Wroclaw. In the afternoon sightseeing of Wroclaw called the city of hundred bridges. Old Town features Town Hall and picturesque tenement houses. Visit to Ostrow Tumski – the oldest part of the city. Overnight in Wroclaw.
Day 06 – Thursday: Wroclaw – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Krakow (BD)
Transfer to Krakow via Czestochowa and Auschwitz. En route visit to Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa- Marian Shrine with the miraculous picture of Black Madonna.
Further on stop at Auschwitz – the biggest Nazi concentration camp of II World War (on UNESCO World Heritage List). Evening arrival in Krakow. Overnight in Krakow.
Day 07 – Friday: Krakow (BD)
Excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine – a unique world class attraction listed on UNESCO World Heritage List. Tour includes beautiful chapels sculpted in salt, spacious chambers and underground ponds. All this at the average depth of 250 m below the ground level.
Tour of Krakow including entrance to St.Mary’s Church & Wawel Castle.
Stroll in Old Town area listed on UNESCO World Heritage List. En route the Barbican, Florianska Gate and Collegium Maius courtyard (Jagiellonian University, the oldest in Europe). In the Main Market Square; Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) and St Mary’s Church. Walk to Wawel Hill with Royal Castle- one of the most magnificent Renaissance residences in Europe. Overnight in Krakow.
Day 08 – Saturday: Depart Krakow (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for your flight back home.
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- 7 overnights
- 1 overnight in Warsaw
- 2 overnights in Gdansk
- 1 overnight in Torun
- 1 overnight in Wroclaw
- 2 overnights in Krakow
- Meals: breakfast& Dinner at the hotels daily
- Welcome dinner
- Sightseeing with local guides and entrance fees where applicable – as per itinerary
- Professional English speaking tour escort throughout the tour
- Transportation by air–conditioned vehicles throughout the tour (with number of seats adequate to the group size)
- Arrival and Departure transfers
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