Best of Poland
From 15/04/2023 to 10/10/2023
1 Be My Guest.
1 Farewell Dinner.
1 Welcome Reception.
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Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).
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Day 1 - Welcome to Warsaw Connect with Warsaw's steadfast spirit - a city rebuilt from the ashes of World War II. After checking in this afternoon, relax and unwind or take a stroll through the city. This evening meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the hotel.
Day 2 - Discover Historic Warsaw This morning, embark on an in-depth guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the iconic and unexpected highlights of what has been the capital of Poland since the late 16th century. Gain a deeper understanding of how the city was rebuilt after the devastation of the Second World War. In your free time, you may consider an Optional Experience to Wilan?w Palace.
Day 3 - Onwards to Coastal Gda?sk Journey to Gda?sk, the amber capital of the world and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, exploring the major attractions of this Baltic centre. Then, Dive Into Culture during a visit to the European Solidarity Centre which reveals the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel.
Day 4 - Gda?sk Your Way Enjoy a full free day to explore Gda?sk on your terms. Admire the architecture in the historic Long Market and wander down Long Lane to Golden Gate, or consider joining an Optional Experience to visit Malbork Castle, founded by the Teutonic Order of Knights in 1274.
Day 5 - Journey to Toru? and Cultural Wroc?aw Stop in the medieval town of Toru? this morning, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. You'll join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will reveal the city's Leaning Tower, the house of famed astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and Toru? Castle, among other key attractions. Continue to Wroc?aw, a former European 'Capital of Culture'. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Day 6 - Explore Wroc?aw This morning, join your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. Discover its complex history and see some of its most important sites, including Wroc?aw Cathedral, the Main Market Square, Old Town Hall and Salt Square, a former medieval marketplace and today, a flower market. Dive Into Culture and visit the Baroque ceremonial hall of Aula Leopoldina at Wroc?aw University. This afternoon, consider joining an Optional Experience to Ksi?? Castle and UNESCO-listed ?widnica Church of Peace.
Day 7 - Off to the Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Your journey today takes you towards the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain range of the Carpathians, which stretch across Central Europe. Spend some free time enjoying the town or consider taking an Optional Experience through lush countryside to explore the mountains and valleys for which this region is so famous. Break bread with a local Polish family at the foothills of the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane. You'll Connect With Locals and gain insights into their way of life in the Polish Highlands, while enjoying a home-cooked dinner featuring local specialities at this memorable Be My Guest experience. Tonight, you'll warm up at your Stays With Stories accommodation, the Hotel Nosalowy Dw?r, nestled right next to the stunning high peaks of the Tatra Mountains. You'll soon discover why the resort is said to be the perfect place to rest and recharge as you soak up the breath-taking mountain views and a direct neighbour to the Tatra National Park.
Day 8 - Continue to Krak?w Travel to Krak?w where you will enjoy views of the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill during your tour with a Local Specialist. Your walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit to the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church. This evening, perhaps sample some lively Polish entertainment with dinner.
Day 9 - Krak?w Your Way Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, renowned as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland and home to an entire chapel carved from rock salt, as well as dozens of sculptures. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights on your own. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci on the Old Town Square, visit a traditional milk bar or enjoy an evening of Polish folklore.
Day 10 - Venture to Auschwitz and Return to Warsaw Our journey this morning takes us to the former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Travelling to Jasna G?ra Monastery, we rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims, who have journeyed to the famous shrine for centuries. We'll Dive Into Culture and see the iconic Black Madonna of Cz?stochowa. This evening, we arrive in Warsaw, where we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends.
Day 11 - Farewell Warsaw Say farewell to your travel companions and Travel Director at the end of a wonderful holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers. Sightseeing Highlights Explore Warsaw, Gda?sk, Toru?, Wroc?aw and Krak?w with a Local Specialist Discover Zakopane Visit the Old Town in Warsaw, the European Solidarity Centre, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Toru?, Aula Leopoldina in Wroc?aw, the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church in Krak?w, the former concentration camp of Auschwitz and Jasna G?ra Monastery in Cz?stochowa View the Cathedral, Salt Square and the Old Town Hall in Wroc?aw, Wawel Royal Castle and the Cathedral in Krak?w Connect With Locals In the Polish Highlands, join a local family of forest rangers for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local gastronomic delights. Stays With Stories Learn more about Zakopane and the towering Tatra Mountains when you stay overnight at Hotel Nosalowy Dw?r, the largest resort in the region. Dive into Culture Visit the Aula Leopoldina at Wroc?aw University, the beautiful Baroque ceremonial hall of this ancient place of learning. Dive Into Culture Gain incredible insights into a turbulent time in Poland's history and the importance of freedom, citizenship, democracy and solidarity at the state-of-the-art European Solidarity Centre in Gda?sk. Dive Into Culture Visit the Jasna G?ra Monastery in Czestochowa and see the revered Black Madonna, a venerated icon recognised by several Pontiffs.
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