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THE SPIRIT OF POLAND

Magical Poland. The most famous and interesting places in our country. An absolute must if you want a thorough flexible introduction to Poland, its history, culture and the unparalleled spirit. 

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This tour starts on every Friday. Choose if you prefer to travel on your own or possibly connect with other travellers. If you prefer to join excursions with other people visiting Poland on the same dates, please tell us and enjoy great complimentary dinners in Warsaw and Kraków.
Code: TS Length: 6 days Distances: 855 KM/530 miles
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Day 1 arrow WARSAW



Welcome meeting at the airport or the train station with our driver who will take you to the selected centrally located hotel in Warsaw. Rest of the day free for leisure. Recommended activities:

  • viewing terrace on the 31st Floor of the Palace of Culture and Science
  • museums: Warsaw Uprising, Fryderyk Chopin or the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Day 2 arrow WARSAW - KRAKOW

Morning:  After breakfast, enjoy a three-hour introductory tour of Warsaw. It will include the very best of the city: the charming Old Town painstakingly rebuilt from scratch after WW II, the area of the former Jewish Ghetto, the busy downtown, and the elegant Royal Route including Łazienki Royal Gardens and the Palace on the Water.

Afternoon and evening:  free time.

Day 3 arrow KRAKOW – ROYAL CAPITAL

Morning:  We’ll arrange transfer to the railway station, where you will board the express train to Kraków. The journey shouldn’t take more than 3,5 hours. In Kraków our local driver will welcome you at the arrival platform and transfer you to the hotel.

Afternoon:  Meet your local guide to explore the historic city, in particular the picturesque Barbican Gate, Main Market Square – the largest medieval square in Europe – with the 16th-century Cloth Hall in its centre. Also take some time to walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town up the ceremonial route to Wawel Hill and the castle of the Polish monarchs, where we will visit the Cathedral and the Royal Private Apartments. This tour will take 5 hours and a horse carriage ride around the historic city Centre will be a fitting finale for your impressions.

Evening: To conclude the day, we shall invite you to the Chopin Piano Concert taking place in the historical chambers of Bonerowski Palace in Kraków.

Day 4 arrow LITTLE POLAND HIGHLIGHTS (AUSCHWITZ & WIELICZKA)

A full day private tour with your personal, English speaking driver who will take care of all the arrangements.

Morning:  We will explore Auschwitz which has unfortunately become a grim symbol of our civilization. Our tour will include the Holocaust Museum in Auschwitz I, as well as the less frequently visited Auschwitz II - Birkenau, the extermination camp itself.

Afternoon:  After visiting Auschwitz, you will travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a fascinating monument of engineering which dates back to the 13th century. The subterranean universe comprises over 300 km of galleries hewn into the rock and salt deposits.

Day 5 arrow POLISH MOUNTAINS OR CZESTOCHOWA

Decide by yourself how you would like to spend this day. You can choose between one of two equally interesting, but different complimentary tour options. Both are private, so you’ll travel with in comfort by car with a professional and personal English -speaking driver/guide:

  • 1st Option:  ZAKOPANE
    Zakopane is the main Polish mountain resort at the foot of the majestic Tatra mountain range (over 2,000 metres above sea level). A car tour around Zakopane, admiring the exquisite and very characteristic local wooden architecture and making a funicular railway trip up to one of the most beautiful places in the Tatras: Mt. Gubalówka, facing the astonishing beauty of Zakopane. During the day, you will also have enough time to walk down Krupówki Street for souvenir-hunting.
  • 2nd Option:  CZESTOCHOWA
    We set out on a journey to the south of Poland and visit Częstochowa, its spiritual heart. The monastery is famous for the miraculous painting of the Black Madonna and you will be taken on a guided tour of the grounds by a Pauline monk.

Day 6 arrow THE END OR CONTINUATION

Depending on your flight/ train schedule, our driver will take you either to the airport in Kraków or to the railway station. If you plan to continue to Warsaw or to other destinations in Poland or Central Europe to extend your tour, we will be glad to assist with further arrangements.

DATES

Every Friday: starting from September 2014 until December 2015.

This tour program is perfect both for independent travelers as well as for small flexible groups. In case you would like to join other like-minded people who sign up for the same tour dates, we can connect you and will invite you for complimentary dinners on the first night in Warsaw and on the last night in Kraków.
This program and its starting dates can be customized to match your needs and preferences.

PRICES

double occupancy single occupancy
MIDRANGE 2560 PLN (approx. 850 USD) 3100 PLN (approx. 1030 USD)


WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • accommodation and breakfasts: 2 nights in Warsaw and 3 nights in Kraków
  • all airport/train station transfers
  • private guided tours in Warsaw and in Kraków
  • horse carriage ride in Kraków
  • Chopin concert in Kraków
  • private full-day tour to Auschwitz and Wieliczka
  • private full-day tour either to Zakopane or to Częstochowa (please select)
  • entrance tickets: Palace on the Water, Cathedral and the Royal Private Apartments, Mt. Gubalówka
  • 1st class train tickets from Warsaw to Kraków
  • all taxes included

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Should you be interested in customizing the program and dates tour, please let us know.

REVIEWS

Excellent
The tour was very comprehensive and gave us a good overview of your country and many of the cities. The history was fantastic to learn about. All of our tour guides, Anna and the additional guides, were very knowledgeable and easy to understand.
Beth USA

Excellent
The service was perfect: the driver was very kind and efficient; Monika was professional and very quick to respond to email during the initial organization.
Serena Italy

Excellent
The tour was FABULOUS! First-class all the way! Extremely well planned and executed! I would recommend StayPoland to anyone interested in discovering this beautiful country. I hope to return and take the longer tour someday!
Anita USA

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