Old World Poland10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey
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Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk & Warsaw
Situated in the heart of Central Europe, the ancient land of Poland boasts rolling, beautiful countryside, dotted with medieval towns, castles and friendly rural villages. See Krakow's stunning Old Town and Royal Wawel Castle, walk Wroclaw's 13th-century main square, and learn about Polish origins in Poznan. Explore the ancient Hanseatic city of Gdansk and Malbork Castle, once the stronghold of the Teutonic Knights. End your journey in the Polish capital of Warsaw.
Day 1Arrive Krakow
Upon arrival in Krakow, you will be escorted to your hotel, which is just a short walk from the historic center.Sheraton Krakow Hotel - 3 Nights
Enjoy a privately guided visit of the highlights of Krakow with a local historian. Ascend Royal Wawel Hill to visit the Gothic castle. The nearby cathedral contains reminders of the first Romanesque cathedral, dating back to the 11th century. Then, explore the Old Town with its grand Market Square, historic Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Church and the Florianska Gate. End by walking across the Planty Gardens, a belt of greenery that replaced the fortified medieval walls.Sheraton Krakow Hotel (B)
Today, embark on a half-day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau to explore the former concentration camp and museum. Go underground at Wieliczka Salt Mine to discover chapels sculpted in salt, spacious chambers, crystal grottoes and underground pools. Or explore Jewish Krakow and the remains of Oskar Schindler's factory.Sheraton Krakow Hotel (B)
Day 4To Wroclaw
Depart Krakow and drive toward the Eagles' Nests castles, a chain of medieval strongholds. Your guide will take you to Pieskowa Skala Castle, called the "Pearl of Polish Renaissance," and Ogrodzieniec Castle, which offers a grand panorama. In the afternoon, arrive in Wroclaw.Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town - 1 Night (B)
Day 5To Poznan
A local historian will take you on a private visit of Wroclaw, the historical capital of Silesia. See the 10th-century cathedral, the main market square ("Rynek") and Wroclaw Town Hall.
In the afternoon, drive to Poznan.Sheraton Hotel Poznan - 1 Night (B)
Day 6To Gdansk
Depart Poznan and head north. En route, stop at historic Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest cities in Poland. With numerous monuments dating back to the beginning of the Middle Ages, the city is famous for its monumental churches, the Town Hall and burgher houses. Continue to Gdansk in the afternoon.The Hilton Gdansk - 2 Nights (B)
You will be escorted on a walking visit of this famed Hanseatic city. Experience pre-war Gdansk on the charming Mariacka Street before completing your journey on Dlugie Pobrzeze, the street that runs alongside the calm Motlawa Canal.
In the afternoon, visit the Solidarity Monument, a tribute to the shipyard workers who set off a chain reaction of peaceful revolutions across the entire continent.The Hilton Gdansk (B)
Day 8To Warsaw
Continue your journey to Warsaw. Stop at Malbork Castle, once the seat of power for the Order of the Teutonic Knights. Arrive in the Polish capital late this afternoon.Le Meridien Bristol - 2 Nights (B)
Admire the city's churches, monuments, historic buildings and palaces, many of them housing embassies and ministries. Stop in front of the Parliament and walk through the Lazienki Park with its famous Palace on the Water, the monument to Chopin and Belvedere Palace. Then, explore the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which is located in the former Warsaw Ghetto.Le Meridien Bristol (B)
Day 10Depart Warsaw
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.(B)