Old World Poland10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey
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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)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
Area: 120,725 sq. miles
Official Language: Polish
What To See: Krakow’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a great place for an enchanting stroll. The city’s famous merchant town surrounds a large market square and historical houses with opulent interiors. Although much of the Old Town of Warsaw has been rebuilt, the city boasts many historical and cultural attractions. Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland with incredible skiing and mountaineering.
Old World Poland
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