Meet with your tour leader, personal travel expert and other travelers. Enjoy a hearty and delicious welcome dinner.
WARSAW – THE PHOENIX CITY
We start the day with a tour covering the best of Warsaw. First, the colorful and charming Old Town, listed high on the UNESCO World Heritage List after reconstruction from the rubble of the war; the historical Jewish Ghetto area, where you can see some original fragments of the wall that separated Jews and Poles during the occupation. We will also take you to the Royal Lazienki Palace Park, a magnificent palace and park complex, Warsaw’s most attractive green area.
After free time for lunch you will visit the ultra-modern, poignant Warsaw Uprising Museum, which commemorates the uprising of 1944, the single most important event that has defined today’s Warsaw. Alternatively, you can choose to have free time to explore the city further.
A classic Polish dinner in Warsaw Old Town. We will end the day with a private Chopin piano concert. With a glass of sparkling wine in your hand you will hear a selection of six to eight of Chopin’s masterpieces, such as études, mazurkas, polonaises, nocturnes, impromptus, préludes, and scherzos.
LAND OF A THOUSAND LAKES
After an early breakfast, we will like to take you to the Masurian Lake district, an area of outstanding natural beauty with almost 3,000 lovely lakes. At the mid-point of the trip, we will stop in Warmia region and visit Etnographic Park in Olsztynek, one of the eldest open-air museums in Poland.
Arrival to Gizycko, important holiday centre in the lakeland. Free time to discover this natural paradise and the fantastic little town. Places definitely worth seeing include the Boyen Fortress, the unusual swing bridge, a neo-classical Evangelical church, the Teutonic castle, several other churches and a number of places to sit back, relax and admire the charming views.
Dinner and overnight stay in Gizycko castle converted into an elegant hotel.
WOLF’S LAIR & ŚWIĘTA LIPKA
In the heart of Masurian forests we can find the brooding ruins of Hitler’s wartime headquarters. This was where Hitler spent almost 3 years (1941-44) commanding all the German army operations. The bunker was also the site of the famous assassination attempt in 1944, known from the film, ‘Valkyrie .’
Near Mrągowo, on the edge of Lake Dejnowa, is Święta Lipka, a beautiful and important pilgrimage shrine. This is a monument of exceptional value, listed as possibly the most magnificent object of the late Baroque in Poland today.
Free time. Second overnight stay in Gizycko.