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The Magic of Poland escorted coach tour is a wonderful introduction to this beautiful, large and diverse country. Steeped in history there is so much to do and see, from the carefully and lovingly restored capital Warsaw and the natural breathtaking beauty of the Tatra Mountains, to the royal capital Krakow with it's stunning buildings and lovely atmosphere .
Many meals and excursions are included, making this an excellent value for money tour of Poland.
DEPARTURE DATES 2017 Tour Departure Date - Tour End Date
13th May - 19th May 2017
3rd June - 9th June 2017
17th June - 23rd June 2017
1st July - 7th July 2017
22nd July - 28th July 2017
12th August - 18th August 2017
26th August - 1st September 2017
9th September - 15th September 2017
23rd September - 29th September 2017
7th October - 13th October 2017
Warsaw - Novotel Warszawa Centrum**** or similar
Zakopane - Mercure Kasprowy*** or similar
Krakow - Novotel Krakow City West**** or similar
Please note flights are NOT included in this package. You are welcome to book your own flights, or we can do this for you, simply call or email us for a quote. If your chosen flights do not coincide with the tour dates and you need to spend an extra night or two before or after the tour please call or email us and we can arrange this for you.
Please note this coach tour is guaranteed (if two or more persons are booked on).
Itinerary for our Poland Highlights Escorted Tour
DAY 1 Saturday ● WARSAW
After arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. The afternoon is free. At 6:00PM, meet your guide and the rest of the group in the hotel lobby. Drive along the beautifully renovated Royal Route with its historical monuments and residences. Stop at Castle Square for a short walk through Old Town, and then join us for
welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your meal will include typical Polish dishes and famous Polish vodka, “Zubrowka”.
DAY 2 Sunday ● WARSAW
This morning, we introduce you to the highlights of Warsaw. A half-day sightseeing tour includes Old Town, beautifully rebuilt after World War II, with the impressive Royal Castle, seat of the kings of Poland. Here the Constitution of May 3rd was proclaimed in 1791, the second oldest constitution, after the US Constitution, in the world. You will admire some of
its 300 rooms and see the Canaletto Room with 23 of his paintings, the Throne Room, the magnificent Knight’s Hall with six large paintings by Marcello Bacciarelli, the Marble room with its 22 portraits of Polish kings and the largest and most impressive of all the castle’s chambers, the Ballroom. After lunch served at a local restaurant in Old Town, we continue
our tour with a drive to the area of the former Warsaw Ghetto. En route, you will see the building of the National Opera House and Town Hall. During your tour of Warsaw we invite you to the famous Warsaw chocolate factory “Wedel” to taste the delicious hot chocolate at the “ Wedel Old Fashioned Shop”. This evening you will take an unforgettable musical journey through the world famous compositions of our greatest composer, Frederic Chopin, at a piano recital. A glass of sparkling wine will be served during intermission.
DAY 3 Monday ● WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – ZAKOPANE
After breakfast, we depart for Zakopane – one of the most popular vacation resorts in the Tatra Mountains. En route, we stop in Czestochowa to visit the Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine with its miraculous icon. Lunch will be served a local restaurant in Czestochowa. In the evening we arrive in Zakopane beautifully situated at the foot of the
Tatra Mountains, in the valley between Gubalowka and Giewont. It is the most popular resort in Poland and one of the most beautiful places in all of Poland, owing to its picturesque location. Once, a small mountain village, Zakopane became a fashionable artist’s retreat at the beginning of the 20th century.
DAY 4 Tuesday ● ZAKOPANE – KRAKOW
In the morning, you will have a sightseeing tour of Zakopane, whose wooden architecture blends with the natural landscapes and it is copied in other parts of Poland and is known as Zakopianski Style. You will visit the Jaszczurowka Chapel, a great example of the wooden architecture in Zakopane, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima at Krzeptowki, which was built by the people of Zakopane to thank the Lady of Fatima for saving the Pope after an attempt on His life. Admire the breathtaking views of the Tatras from the top of Gubalowka Mountain and shop for souvenirs of arts and crafts of the Highlanders (Gorale) in the local shops. After lunch on your own you will have a free time. Before we continue on to Krakow, take a spectacular rafting trip on the Dunajec River in Pieniny National Park. Tonight’s dinner will be served at a local restaurant in Krakow’s Old Town Market Square.
DAY 5 Wednesday ● KRAKOW – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW
The morning sightseeing tour will feature Wawel, the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture and rare ancient objects. The collection of monumental 16th century tapestries is matchless. You will also visit the Wawel Cathedral, the place of the
cult of St. Stanislaw and St. Jadwiga, Queen of Poland. Its 18 chapels are true architectural masterpieces. The giant bell, Zygmunt from 1520 ranks with the world’s largest. This is the place where Polish kings were crowned and buried. Drive to Old Town with its restored Main Square of magnificent houses and palaces. There, you stop at St. Mary’s Basilica where to see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. In the middle of the square is Cloth Hall built before 1349, but renovated in the 16th century with many shopping stalls inside. After lunch we drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp, the infamous factory of death.
DAY 6 Thursday ● KRAKOW – WIELICZKA – KRAKOW
In the morning time on your own. Coffee and cake at the famous Krakow caféteria and afternoon drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, an unforgettable tourist attraction with underground chambers, grottoes, and chapels carved from salt. Dinner with a folkloric show will be served at a local restaurant in Wieliczka, before we drive back to Krakow.
DAY 7 Friday ● KRAKOW
After breakfast this morning, we transfer you to the airport for the return flight home.
Reviews for our Poland Highlights Escorted Tour
"We had a wonderful holiday in Poland, (on The Magic of Poland tour) thanks to your hard work on our behalf. We were met on time at the airport and taken to the station and advised which platform to wait on. The journey to Warsaw was pleasant and an English speaking couple was very helpful on the train telling us that the first drink is included in the ticket price.
The rafting trip on the Dunajec river was wonderful and one of the highlights of the holiday.
After breakfast on day 7 we went to Polski Pod. It is in an excellent location and we enjoyed our stay there very much. During the two days after the tour we visited many interesting places and were very pleased we had extended the stay in Krakow.
Our fellow travellors were very pleasant and always arrived on time. The timings for the tour were amazing and always accurate.
Our guide, Adam, was excellent. 10 out of 10 and the driver 9 out of ten.
We appreciate the time you spent organising the extra days for us. I have always organised our European trips and know how time consuming this can be. Thank you very much for everything." Mr & Mrs Partington, May 2012
"We greatly appreciated Margaret's attention to detail and the way she looked after us... We enjoyed all the activities and the restaurants. A cushion for the raft ride would be a good thing to take!...Thanks to you all for an enjoyable and interesting holiday in Poland" Sandra and Valerie, July 2012
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