Grand Tour of Poland

Our Grand Tour is the ultimate choice if you wish to discover the best of Poland in 12 days. Enjoy a varied extensive program with many unusual experiences. A thrilling personal insight into Poland, with fantastic landscapes and 1000 years of amazing history.

Duration 12 days
* extensions available
Availability May, 2019 - Sep, 2019
Departures from Warsaw
Ends in Warsaw
Group Size Max 28
Average rating 4.7/5
Show prices in: PLN USD EUR GBP CAD AUD
Tour Date Double occupancy Single occupancy
17/May/2019 - 28/May/2019
Sold out
1810 EUR / per person 2181 EUR / per person
12/Jul/2019 - 23/Jul/2019 1810 EUR 1629 EUR / per person 2181 EUR 1963 EUR / per person
23/Aug/2019 - 3/Sep/2019
Last available spots
1810 EUR / per person 2181 EUR / per person
27/Sep/2019 - 8/Oct/2019
Sold out
1810 EUR / per person 2181 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 licenced guides
  • sightseeing of Gniezno, Malbork Castle, the Jasna Gora Monastery, Wawel Castle, Our Lady’s Church, Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, Wieliczka Salt Mines, Swidnica Peace Church, the Museum of the Warsaw Uprising
  • entrance to private Chopin piano concert
  • 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 taxes in Krakow and Zakopane
  • information booklet
  • tour organization and travel documents

Not included in price

  • airfare
  • airport transfer
  • optional gratuity

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Day 1

Arrival

Individual arrivals to the hotel.

Evening
Meet with your tour leader and a representative from our office. This is followed by a hearty and delicious welcome dinner.
Overnight in Warsaw.

Day 2

Warsaw

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

The Day of Teutonic Knights

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

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. Think Amsterdam; tall and slim red-brick waterfront houses. 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 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 Gdańsk.
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 – Copernicus

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.
Evening
Free time. Overnight stay in Torun. 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.

Day 6

The first Polish capital

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. The cathedral is a true gem and it was the coronation site of five Polish kings. Visitors can see the tomb of Saint Wojciech (Adalbert) as the centerpiece of the cathedral. It is renowned also for its bronze Romanesque gate.
Afternoon
Arrival at the medieval city of Wrocław 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)

Morning
From the feedback of the last ten seasons, Wroclaw has always been warmly received by the visitors. You can either enjoy free time (there is plenty to do and see) in the old town or see the breathtaking university hall or go on a complimentary trip to Swidnica, a small town an hour’s drive away. 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.
Midday
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.

Day 8

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Morning
This day’s journey 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
In the 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.

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.
Afternoon
During the day, there is time for some souvenir hunting along Krupowki Street in Zakopane.
Evening
Arrival in Krakow. Overnight stay in the beautiful Old Town.

Day 10

Wieliczka

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.
Morning & evening
Free time. Overnight stay in Krakow.

Day 11

Krakow - royal capital

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 squarethe 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 take a comfortable walking tour of the legendary Wawel Castle, covering the Cathedral and the Belfry.
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

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 –Poland is noted for having restorative micro-climates.
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, 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

Best Western Prima, Wroclaw

50-110 Wroclaw, Kiełbaśnicza 16-19
Situated just a few steps from Wrocław’s Market Square, Best Western Prima Wrocław hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi connection and free access to the on-site fitness centre. Conference rooms are also available at the hotel. Best Western Prima Wrocław is located just 200 metres from the lovely Market Square in Wrocław. During their stay, guests can visit numerous monuments in Wrocław, spread around the Market Square and enjoy the great atmosphere of Wrocław in one of the many cafes and pubs.
Day 8

Aquarion, Zakopane

34-500 Zakopane, Jagiellońska 29
Hotel Aquarion is an elegant, four-star hotel located by Jagiellońska Street in Zakopane, a 10-minute walk from Krupówki Street. In each room, there is wireless internet, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, as well as ironing board, iron and safe. The interiors are a combination of elegance and functionality.
Day 9, Day 10, Day 11

Amber Design, 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

 

The proposed programme is a framework, the order of the visited objects may change.

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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