Arrival to Warsaw
Arrive to Warsaw. Meeting with a driver and transfer to your hotel. Free rest of the day.
Warsaw sightseeing (3 hours)
Meet with one of the best local guides and explore such highlights as The Old Town (the Castle Square – St John’s Cathedral – the Old Town Market Square – the Barbican), Lazienki (the Royal Palace on the Water and the Frederic Chopin Monument), the Royal Route and the former wartime Jewish Ghetto (the Umschlag Platz, the Museum of Polish Jews).
Need more Warsaw experiences? On your free day don’t forget to discover Praga district, the most authentic Warsaw area, nowadays becoming famous as an artistic district. Compare it with the business downtown and the area around the House of Parliament.
On the way to Krakow. Czestochowa tour (8 hours)
In the morning continue to Krakow with a stop in Czestochowa.
The Monastery of Jasna Gora is home of the miraculous “Black Madonna” painted icon. The mysterious image helped to make Czestochowa one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world, right after Rome, Lourdes and Fatima. The tour includes the Miraculous Picture Chapel and the Basilica, the 600th-Anniversary Museum, the Arsenal and the Treasury.
Arrive to Krakow in late afternoon.
Krakow sightseeing (4hours)
One of the most professional local guides will take you around the magical Old Town: up to the Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel hill. Following the Royal Route, you will see the ancient Jagiellonian university areas and walk through the largest mediaeval square in Europe. While there, stop to visit the oldest shopping mall, the Sukiennice, and the Church of the Virgin Mary (with the magnificent Gothic wooden altar by Wit Stwosz). The tour finishes at the fortified city walls beside the Barbican Gate.
Auschwitz & Wieliczka (11 hours)
During this all-day tour you will visit Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau and one of the greatest attractions in Poland, the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Auschwitz is a memorial and museum that all people should visit. It was the largest extermination camp where the Nazis killed about 1,500,000 people here, mainly Jews, but also Poles, Gypsies and members of other nationalities. Wieliczka is the only mine in the world which has been in operation for at least 700 years. The highlights of the place are the underground museum and sculpted chapels made by miners. Both places are included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Return to Krakow in early evening.
Zakopane tour (9 hours)
Approximately 100km south of Krakow is the country’s capital of winter sports. After arriving in Zakopane, you will take a ride up a funicular railway to the top of Gubalowka Hill to see a stunning view of the Tatra mountains, the most spectacular and highest mountain range in Poland. Afterwards you will walk along Krupowki Street – one of the best-known Polish promenades. This is the central area full of local shops, restaurants and boutiques. It’s also a place where Oscypek can be bought. Oscypek is the traditional smoked sheep cheese, made from a mixture of cow and sheep milk. If you are interested in the old style charm of the Zakopane, the guide will take you through the center of Zakopane along the ‘wooden trail’. Do not forget to taste the regional food there!
Return to Krakow in early evening.
Departure from Krakow
Depends on your travel plans, transfer to the Krakow airport or to the train station. End of the services.