POLISH ESCAPE

Discover remarkable culture and history on your guided tour of Poland. Escape for nine days in the affordable and less-crowded off season to explore this country rich in proud tradition. Begin in Warsaw—gateway city between East and West—for remarkable sightseeing, from the 14th-century Cathedral of St. John to remnants of the Jewish ghetto. Travel to the historic factory town of Łódź, home to the grand Poznanski Palace. In the University town of Poznań, see the baroque St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and Old Market Square before dining on regional specialties.

Learn about the turbulent history of Silesia and its historical capital, Wroclaw. Admire its fine patrician houses during a guided tour and a visit to the Market Square. Stop in Opole, one of Poland’s oldest cities, and continue to Czestochowa. Visit the Jasna Góra Monastery—home to the Black Madonna, venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and the country’s national symbol.

As you travel to Krakow, stop at the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps for a guided tour of the notorious and chilling sites of the Holocaust. The following day, join a guided walk through Krakow’s historic Jewish center in the Kazimierz Quarter to enjoy its cafés, antique shops, and art galleries. Explore the Remuh Synagogue and 14th-century St. Mary’s Church before returning to Warsaw to conclude your off-season travel to Poland with a farewell dinner.

Destination: Poland

Travel Dates: From 05/10/2019 to 08/12/2019

Company: GLOBUS

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    Breakfasts Included: 8
    Lunches Included: 0
    Dinners Included: 4

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1 ARRIVE IN WARSAW, POLAND.
Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
2 WARSAW.
Your Local Guide will tell you about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway city between East and West. See the medieval Stare Miasto (Old Quarter) with its market square and 14th-century Cathedral of St. John, the "wedding cake" Palace of Culture and Science, neoclassical Lazienki Palace, and the remnants of the Jewish ghetto. (B)
3 WARSAW-LODZ-POZNAN.
Stop in Lodz, where an orientation shows you the Manufaktura complex, a former factory and a reminder of the city's former main industry, textilemanufacturing, the grand Poznanski Palace, and more. Continue to the university city of Poznan, where guided sightseeing features the major sites of this historic city, like the Old Market Square, the Town Hall, and the baroque ST. PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL. This evening, dinner with local specialties awaits at a local restaurant. (B,D)
4 POZNAN-WROCLAW.
Travel south and arrive in the historical capital of Silesia, Wroclaw. Through the ages, this impressive city belonged to Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, Germany, and (after 1945) to Poland. Hear about its turbulent history during your guided tour, and admire its highlights, such as the cathedral and the MARKET SQUARE with its fine patrician houses. (B)
5 WROCLAW-OPOLE-CZESTOCHOWA.
Stop in the Old Town of Opole, the historical capital of Upper Silesia, and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Then, continue to Czestochowa and prepare for a fascinating visit of JASNA GORA, the monastery near Czestochowa. Admire its BLACK MADONNA, which is venerated as the "Queen of Poland" and has become the country's national symbol. (B,D)
6 CZESTOCHOWA-AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU-KRAKOW.
On the way to Krakow, visit Auschwitz and Birkenau, and see what is left of the notorious World War II CONCENTRATION CAMPS, chilling reminders of the Holocaust. (B)
7 KRAKOW.
In the morning, an optional excursion to the Wieliczka salt mines is available. Later, follow your Local Guide for a walk through Krakow's historic Jewish centre, the KAZIMIERZ QUARTER, with its cosy art cafes, antique shops, and galleries. Also visit the REMUH SYNAGOGUE and 14th-century ST. MARY'S CHURCH with its uneven towers. (B)
8 KRAKOW-WARSAW.
Return to Warsaw, where a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate your visit to Poland. (B,D)
9 WARSAW.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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