Individual arrivals to hotel.
Evening: Meeting at the hotel’s lobby with tourguide and office representative. This will be continue by a delicious welcome dinner.
Overnight in Warsaw.
Warsaw - the city that never sleeps
Morning: Walking city tour with the best of fascinating Warsaw: the Old Town almost completely rebuilt after the destruction of World War II; the area of the former Jewish ghetto; the living city centre and the stylish Royal Route connected with the Lazienki Royal Gardens and its Palace on the Water, the former residence of the Polish King Stanislaw August Poniatowski.
Afternoon: Visit the Polish Vodka Museum, a brand new place devoted to Polish vodka, a national tradition of more than 500 years and one of our best-known product exports. During the tour you will listen the fascinating story of its production, expansion and consumption. The theoretical part of the tour ends with tasting of three types of vodka at a local restaurant.
Evening: A classic Polish dinner in one of the best restaurants located in the Old Town area. We will finish this day with an exclusive piano concert with a music of Frederic Chopin, the best known Polish composer and pianist of 19th century who made an incredible impact on the music world.
Overnight in Warsaw.
Great Masurian Lakes
Morning: Travelling to Masuria, a region in northern Poland famous for impressive natural beauty with almost 3,000 lakes, dense forests, organic farms and charming resort towns. The first attraction of the trip will be a stop at the Krutynia river to enjoy a traditional boat trip through one of the most spectacular nature landscapes in Poland.
Afternoon: Arrive to Gizycko, the biggest yacht harbor in Masurian area. During free time don’t forget to look at a former Prussian Boyen Fortress, Water Tower, the unusual swing bridge and charming historic houses.
Evening: Dinner and overnight stay in the 14th-century Teutonic castle converted into an elegant hotel.
Gierloz & Swieta Lipka
Morning: Our sightseeing starts in the heart of the Masurian forests where was Adolf Hitler’s first Eastern Front military headquarters in World War II. Wolf’s Lair was also the site of the famous assassination attempt in 1944 as a part of Operation Valkyrie, a covert plan to take control in the German Reich following Hitler’s death.
Afternoon: Our next step is Swieta Lipka, known from the Sanctuary of St. Mary, an important pilgrimage shrine, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture.
Evening: Free time. Second overnight stay in Gizycko.
Biebrza National Park, Tykocin & Bialystok
Morning: Travel through Biebrza National Park famous for the largest area of marshes in Central Europe. Then we will go to Tykocin, a charming small city being one of the largest Jewish communities in Poland. The major point of the visit is XVII century synagogue and majestic Baroque church of the Holy Trinity.
Afternoon: Arrival to Bialystok, the biggest city in the north-eastern Poland. After check in, take part of a short city tour. Feel like a nobleman in the Branicki Palace, beautiful aristocratic residence called “The Polish Versailles”, relax in the main square with Town Hall, feel the magic atmosphere of Orthodox Church of St Nicholas from 19th century and Church of St Roch, Monument of Poland’s Regained Independence.
Overnight stay in Bialystok.
Morning: Depart to Bialowieza National Park, famous for its unique virgin forest and European bison (called “żubr” in Polish). During a half-day tour we will show you a forest museum with many precious scientific collections and the European Bison Show Reserve, where you will admire these big mammals and other wild animals like a wolf and lynx.
Late afternoon: Drive to Lublin for dinner and overnight stay.
Lublin, the city of inspirations
Morning: First part of the day is dedicated to the city sightseeing. Our route leads to the most interesting monuments of the Lublin Old Town: Castle Hill with the Lublin Castle, Grodzka Gate, Dominican Church, Market Square with the Crown Tribunal, the Cathedral with its Acoustic Sacristy Chamber and Treasury, 14th century Krakow Gate and New Town Hall. The tour ends … 280 metres running beneath the Market Square where a local guide shows you how Lublin looked in the medieval past.
Afternoon and evening: Free time. Overnight in Lublin.
Morning: Departure from Lublin to Rzeszow, with a step in Kozlowka for a visit in beautifully preserved Palace of the celebrated Polish aristocratic family of Zamoyski. The Palace boasts a splendid intact interior in the style of the Second Empire. See also the Socialist Art Gallery in a nearby park where one can find monuments of nowadays unpopular heroes of the Communist era, dismantled and relocated from their original sites.
Late afternoon: Arrive to Rzeszow.
Evening: Free time. Overnight in Rzeszow.
Rzeszow & Lancut
Morning: City tour of Rzeszow. During the walking tour you will visit the Old City with Main Market and Town Hall from the late 19th century as well as dominant building of the Gothic Church of St. Stanislaw and Wojciech and remains of the Old Castle of Ligez family. After we will see 17th century Old Town Synagogue and New Town Synagogue, both reconstructed after World War 2.
Afternoon: Travel to Lancut to visit the Castle Museum – another aristocratic palace with splendid interiors decorated in different styles with unique 18th century court theatre and Carriage House with 140 horse-drawn carriages of manifold purposes. The tour will finish in Lancut Distillery Museum with a tasting of their delicious liquors.
Evening: Return to Rzeszow for overnight.
Zalipie, Bobowa & Lipnica Murowana
Morning: On our way to Krakow we will visit the Painted Village of Zalipie, a charming community with cottages painted with decorative floral motifs.
Afternoon: Go to Bobowa to see wooden architecture of typical shtetl (a pre-WW2 Jewish settlement, synagogue, Jewish cemetery) and Lipnica Murowana with its 15th century wooden church of St. Leonard – UNESCO site.
Evening: Arrive to Krakow for overnight.
Morning: Enjoy the beauty of Krakow. This city tour promises to be a feast for the senses and includes: exploring the medieval section of the town, the largest market square in Europe, the fascinating churches with different architectural styles; and the beautiful streets brimming with old world charm. The world’s biggest wooden altar (carved by Veit Stoss between 1477-1489) opens its wings in the Church of the Virgin Mary each day and we will be there to witness the magical moment. From one of its twin towers we can hear the Hejnal every hour, the haunting alarm-call played by a trumpeter. The tour also included a comfortable walking tour of the legendary Royal Wawel Hill, covering the Royal Cathedral and the Belfry.
Afternoon and evening: free time.
Overnight in Krakow.
Morning: Visit the centrally-located Underground Museum to explore the medieval history of the city.
Afternoon: Free time or excursion to a Polish winery with a possibility to taste Polish wines in a charming setting overlooking the Vistula River.
Evening: A horse-drawn carriage ride around the old town after which we invite you to farewell dinner in an excellent local restaurant combined with pierogi (filled dumplings) workshop.
Last overnight in Krakow.
Last day in Krakow.
Depending on your flight/train schedule, independent transfers to the airport in Krakow or to the railway station. If you plan to continue to other destinations to extend your tour, we will be glad to assist with further arrangements.
We can help in arranging the following extra excursions from Krakow to: