Grand Tour of Poland

Explore top Polish attractions on this best-selling 12-days tour. Enjoy a varied extensive program with many unusual experiences, such as walking an underground corridors in the Wieliczka Salt Mine or attending a lesson on how to prepare famous pierogi. Our Grand Tour gives you thrilling personal insight into Poland, with fantastic landscapes and 1000 years of amazing history!

Duration 12 days
* extensions available
Availability May/2021 - Sep 2021
Departures from Warsaw
Ends in Warsaw
Group Size Max 25
Average rating 4.7/5
Show prices in: PLN USD EUR GBP CAD AUD
The proposed programme is a framework, the order of the visited objects may change.
The tour is not recommended for disabled people.
Triple room - upon request.
Tour Date Double occupancy Single occupancy
14/May/2021 - 25/May/2021 1741 EUR / per person 2099 EUR / per person
9/Jul/2021 - 20/Jul/2021 1741 EUR / per person 2099 EUR / per person
13/Aug/2021 - 24/Aug/2021 1741 EUR / per person 2099 EUR / per person
10/Sep/2021 - 21/Sep/2021 1741 EUR / per person 2099 EUR / per person
24/Sep/2021 - 5/Oct/2021 1741 EUR / per person 2099 EUR / per person
Included in price

  • hotel accommodation as described or similar
  • transport (air-conditioned high-class motorcoach)
  • experienced driver
  • parking fees
  • professional English-speaking escort guide while on tour
  • 17 diversified meals, including breakfasts and 6 three-course dinner
  • city tours of Warsaw, Gdansk, Krakow, Zakopane and Wroclaw with English-speaking guides
  • sightseeing of Gniezno, Malbork Castle, the Jasna Gora Monastery, Wawel Castle, Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, Wieliczka Salt Mines, Church of Peace in Swidnica, the Museum of the Warsaw Uprising
  • private Chopin piano concert with a glass of wine
  • cruise on the Ostroda-Elblag Canal
  • organ concert in Gdansk-Oliwa
  • cable car to Mt. Gubalowka
  • horse carriage ride and highlander show in Zakopane
  • city tax in Gdansk
  • information booklet
  • tour organization and travel documents

Not included in price

  • airfare
  • airport transfer
  • travel insurance
  • optional gratuity
  • other services not mentioned in programme

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Day 1

Arrival

Individual arrivals to the hotel.
Evening:
Meet and greet with tour leader and a representative from our office. After short introduction, taste a culinary goodies during welcome dinner.
Overnight in Warsaw.

Day 2

Warsaw - city tour, Warsaw Uprising Museum & Chopin piano concert

Warsaw Old Town

Morning:
Your full-day tour of the city covers the very best of fascinating Warsaw: the charming Old Town (painstakingly rebuilt from scratch after WW II); the historical Jewish Ghetto area; the vibrant downtown and the elegant Royal Route with the Palace on the Water in the Lazienki Gardens, one of Europe’s finest 18th century royal residences.
Afternoon:
The next stop is the Museum of the Warsaw Uprising, widely regarded as the best new museum in Poland, and dedicated to the uprising of 1944, the consequences of which scar and define the city to this day. Alternatively, you can choose to have free time to explore the cobbled lanes of the Old Town and spot the details of restoration on the facades of the historical houses.
Evening:
A delicious traditional Polish dinner in a stylish restaurant. We conclude the day with a private piano concert of works by Chopin, a Polish composer-pianist revered worldwide as the greatest master of Romantic music.
Overnight in Warsaw.

Day 3

Boat cruise & Teutonic knights

Malbork Castle

Morning:
Shortly after an early breakfast, we board our bus and head northwards to the Baltic Sea. We will travel through the Warmia (Ermland) region, stopping in the Ilawa Lake District to visit a marvel of 19th-century German engineering: the Ostroda-Elblag Canal, a system of canals combined with a narrow-gauge railway. Your boat cruise will let you take in the natural and technical wonders of this top Poland attraction.
Afternoon:
A tour of Malbork (Marienburg) Castle, a triumph of architecture and one of the biggest medieval castles in Europe. Between 1309-1459, it was the seat of the mighty Order of Teutonic Knights. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with meticulously restored interiors such as the great halls, magnificent high towers and even a central heating system.
Evening:
Drive to Gdansk. Check in to a comfortable hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4

Gdansk

Neptune fountain in Gdansk

Morning:
We start in the Old Town of Gdansk. Gdansk’s past as the richest Polish port city has made it one of the top tourist destinations in Poland. Its Old Town is full of maritime atmosphere and packed with unique Hanseatic-style architecture. During sightseeing you will see the Old Town, St. Mary’s (the largest Gothic church in Poland), the Neptune Fountain and the Artus Court. After, we take you to Oliwa district with a beautiful 13th-century cathedral famous for its set of incredibly complex pipe-organs. After an organ recital, you will have free time in Gdansk.
Afternoon:
On the way to the Old Town, we stop at the famous Gdansk (formerly Lenin) Shipyards, the birthplace of the Solidarity movement led by Lech Walesa.
Evening:
Free time. Overnight stay in Gdansk.

Day 5

Torun – city of Copernicus

Copernicus in Torun

Morning:
After breakfast, we bid farewell to Gdansk and head south towards Torun, another red brick pearl!
Afternoon:
Lunch break followed by a tour of Torun Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This delightful historical city is rich in original Gothic structures that survived numerous wars and invasions, including a magnificent town hall, medieval fortification walls, the Polish “leaning tower of Pisa”, as well as the superb St. James’ church. The town has always been famous for its gingerbread. Taste it in different shapes and sizes!
The town may for many be the surprise hit of the entire trip. Based on what our previous clients have said, it never fails to leave a lasting impression.
Evening:
Free time. Overnight stay in Torun.

Day 6

The first Polish capital

Gniezno

Morning:
On the way to Wrocław (Breslau), we will stop in Gniezno, the first Polish capital. The town is a must-see to understand the early history of Poland. A true gem, the cathedral was the coronation site of five Polish kings. Its centerpiece is the tomb of Saint Wojciech (Adalbert). The cathedral is renowned also for bronze Romanesque gate.
Afternoon:
Arrival at Wroclaw, city located in the Lower Silesia region.
Evening:
Dinner in a superb restaurant. Overnight stay at a centrally located hotel.

Day 7

Lovely Silesia (The Church of Peace & Wroclaw)

Church of Peace, Swidnica

Morning:
You can either enjoy free time (there is plenty to do and see!) in the old town, see the breathtaking university hall or go on a complimentary trip to Swidnica, a small town located 70 kilometres away from Wroclaw. Swidnica is home to the huge wooden Church of Peace, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was one of the three places in Silesia where Protestantism was permitted after the Thirty Years’ War and the church itself was built without using a single nail.
Afternoon:
Shortly after lunch, we will take a short walk in the Old Town led by an experienced local guide.
Evening:
Free time. Overnight stay in Wroclaw hotel.

Day 8

Auschwitz-Birkenau & Zakopane

Auschwitz museum

Morning:
This day will be towards a totally different kind of experience. In eastern Silesia, at the edge of the town of Oswiecim there are two gruesome reminders of the former German death camps that now make up the Holocaust Memorial, kept so that humanity will never forget one of the worst periods in its history. We will visit the older camp Auschwitz I (the museum) and II Birkenau, a concentration and extermination camp.
Afternoon:
After lunch we continue south to Zakopane, the principal Polish mountain resort located at the foot of the majestic Carpathian mountain range.
Evening:
We take a horse carriage ride to one of the best local restaurants. Enjoy a lively highlander show with live music and dance where you will see the folk customs that are still thriving in this region, and get a taste of the local cuisine and the strong “highlander tea”. Overnight stay in Zakopane hotel.

Day 9

Polish mountains

Morning:
We see the exquisite local wooden architecture in Zakopane before hopping onto the funicular railway to Mt. Gubalowka, one of the most beautiful peaks in the Tatras, to view the dramatic scenery. The tour will be incomplete without visiting one of the most famous Polish cemeteries “Na Peksowym Brzyzku”, where several people of culture, science and art are buried, as well as a wide range of individuals much deserving to Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. The local tombstones and crosses combine the folk traditions and art trends dominating in the 19th and 20th century.
Afternoon:
After lunch, there is time for some souvenir hunting along Krupowki Street in Zakopane. Next, check-out and departure from Zakopane.
Evening:
Arrival in Krakow. Overnight stay in the beautiful Old Town hotel.

Day 10

Wieliczka Salt Mine & free time in Krakow

Wieliczka interior

Morning:
Descent into the underground chambers of the Wieliczka Salt Mines for an unparalleled and eerie tour of the medieval galleries, chapels and halls carved out of rock and salt deposits. All you’ve heard about this place is true: there is nothing like it in the world.
Afternoon & evening:
Free time. Overnight stay in Krakow.

Day 11

All flavors of Krakow

Krakow Main Square

Morning:
This city tour promises to be a feast for the senses and includes: exploring the medieval section of the town that has the main town square, the largest square in Europe; the fascinating churches with different architectural styles; and the most 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 every hour you can hear the Hejnal, the haunting alarm-call played by a trumpeter. We will also take a comfortable walking tour of the legendary Wawel Castle, covering the Cathedral and the Belfry.
Afternoon:
Lunch break and free time to explore the Old Town’s streets by your own.
Evening:
Afterwards, we shall treat you to a sumptuous dinner in one of Krakow’s finest restaurants. You will have a chance to learn how to prepare delicious pierogi, our national dish, a type of dumpling filled with meat, vegetables or fruit.
Overnight stay in Krakow.

Day 12

Black Madonna & return to Warsaw

Jasna Gora monastery

Morning:
Breakfast is followed by the last highlight of our tour –Czestochowa. Along with Rome, Fatima in Portugal and Lourdes in France, the Jasna Gora Monastery of Czestochowa belongs to the most important and inspiring pilgrimage points in Christendom. We will see not only the famous Black Madonna but also the monastery premises on a tour led by a resident Pauline monk.
Afternoon & evening:
Arrival in Warsaw at approx. 18.00. Drop-off possible at: the Chopin Airport, Hotel Novotel Airport, Hotel Airport Okecie and Hotel SOFITEL Victoria.

We can provide the best rates for an extended stay or arrange a continuation of the tour. Favourite private extensions include:

  • Lublin, once called Poland’s Jerusalem
  • Kazimierz Dolny, an untouched renaissance trading town
  • Poznan, one of Poland’s most historic and dynamic cities
  • Bialowieza forest, the last unspoilt forest in Europe with its renowned bison or a spa hotels break
Day 1, Day 2

Sofitel Victoria, Warsaw

00-065 Warsaw, Królewska 11
Sofitel Victoria Warsaw hotel is located in the centre of Warsaw, just off the Saxon Garden park, a few steps from Krakowskie Przedmiescie street (the Royal Route) and the Old Town with the magnificent Royal Castle. A walk to the elegant shopping street of Nowy Świat takes about 15 minutes. Guests of this Sofitel hotel are offered 343 luxurious, air-conditioned rooms with free Internet access. All are equipped with an LCD TV with satellite channels, a telephone, a comfortable work desk and a safe. There is a tea/coffee set and a minibar in each room. The hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool and a gym, available free of charge to hotel guests. A Turkish sauna and a massage parlour are available at an additional fee.
Day 3, Day 4

Hanza (or similar), Gdansk

80-888 Gdańsk, Tokarska 6
The Hanza Hotel is situated on a historic bank of the Motlawa river, near the famous Gdansk Crane. Thanks to this our Guests are provided with peace and seclusion on the one hand, but close proximity to the Old City on the other, with its museums, galleries, cinemas, pubs, sights and marina. As the Hanza is well situated, the rooms have a view either over the Motława river or the Old City. In addition, the hotel is equipped with WIFI wireless Internet.
Day 5

Hotel 1231, Torun

87-100 Toruń, Przedzamcze 6
Hotel 1231 is a boutique hotel, in whose interiors modernity is combined with the history of the restored 13th-century Old Mill. Hotel 1231 is located in the center of Torun Old Town in the immediate vicinity of the ruins of the Teutonic Castle, over the Torun Struga. It is just a few steps from the Philadelphia Boulevard.
Day 6, Day 7

Radisson BLU (or similar), Wroclaw

50-156 Wroclaw, Purkyniego 10
The 5-star Radisson Blu Wrocław hotel is situated in a quiet area over the Oder River, just opposite a rotunda, where the famous Racławice Panorama can be admired. The beautiful Old Market Square is just 10 minutes’ walk away from the hotel. Wrocław Główny railway station is about 2 km from the property. The hotel offers guests free access to its fitness centre and has an excellent Polish restaurant. Hotel rooms are air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi access.
Day 8

Belvedere (or similar), Zakopane

34-500 Zakopane, Droga do Białego 3
The luxurious Belvedere hotel is located just off Białego Valley in Zakopane and features a spacious spa centre and sports facilities. There are several restaurants and bars at guests’ disposal. The hotel offers comfortable, elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Every room is equipped with satellite TV, a minibar and an electronic safe. The bathroom includes floor heating, a shower cabin, a heated towel rack and a hairdryer. The Belvedere features a spacious spa and wellness centre with a jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and indoor swimming pool with hydromassage. Thalassotherapy treatments and massages are also available.  The on-site sports centre features a bowling alley, a billiards table and a virtual golf course. Guests can also visit the hotel gym and play squash.
Day 9, Day 10, Day 11

Amber Design (or similar), Krakow

31-131 Krakow, Garbarska 8-10
Amber Design occupies a historical tenement house, located in a quiet street just 5 minutes away from the Main Square. As part of the Amber Boutique Hotels complex, it will enchant you with its art deco and Art Nouveau ornaments. Rooms are equipped with one double bed or two single beds, a free safe, satellite TV, telephone, wireless Internet access and tea coffee/tea replenished daily.

Details

  • visit to the Museum of the Warsaw Uprising
  • private Chopin piano concert
  • wonderful cruise on the Elblag canal
  • organ concert in Oliwa Cathedral
  • former Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk (the place where the Solidarity movement started)
  • gingerbread tasting & the Polish leaning tower of Pisa in Torun (Copernicus’ birthplace)
  • fascinating Church of Peace in Swidnica
  • less frequently visited Auschwitz II (Birkenau) Holocaust Memorial
  • highlander show in Zakopane
  • cable car ride to Mt. Gubalowka
  • opening of the world’s largest wooden Gothic altar
  • horse-drawn cart ride in Zakopane
  • tour of the Czestochowa monastery led by a Pauline monk

Unesco world heritage monuments

  • Historic Centre of Warsaw
  • Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork
  • Medieval Town of Torun
  • Krakow’s Historic Centre
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Church of Peace in Swidnica

National & landscape parks

The Tatra National Park

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