Welcome to Poland! Perhaps you have been on a city break, or never known where to start with this big, glorious, varied country of culture, scenery and old towns... our private tour of Poland is the perfect way to tour the main sights in the company of local guides at your pace. This itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your dates, interests etc.
Taking in the main cities of Krakow, Warsaw, Torun and Gdansk with plenty of day trips and walking tours to get to know the history and stories behind these charming places. The perfect mix of guided time and free time, with all logictics taken care of so you can relax and enjoy the sights.
If you have been on one of our Baltic Capitals private tours, then you will appreciate the same approach and style to this Poland private tour!
Flights are NOT included. We are happy for you to book your own flights, or if you prefer, we can do this for you. Please contact us for flight options and prices.
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Itinerary for our Poland Highlights Private Tour
DAY 1 Krakow
Private transfer from Krakow airport to your hotel.
A boutique hotel located in a historical building, in an excellent location near the Wawel Castle. Kanonicza street is the oldest street in Krakow and both calm and picturesque.
DAY 2 Krakow
Krakow Old Town Walking Tour (Up To 4 Hour)
Highlights: Wawel Castle, Royal Cathedral, Jagiellonian University, Main Market Square, St. Mary’s Church,
Duration: up to 4 hours
Itinerary: Strolling through the Old Town of Krakow we discover all its treasures: We see Wawel Hill with the renaissance Royal Castle and Cathedral – the site of coronations and burials of kings. We then make our way to the Main Market Square – the largest medieval square in Europe – and the Cloth Hall market stalls from the fourteenth century (good place for souvenir hunters!). On the way we drop into the students’ quarter to see the buildings of the oldest university in Poland (the Jagiellonian University). We also visit St. Mary’s Church, a treasure trove of precious works of art and home to the largest medieval altar in Europe (the work of sculptor Veit Stoss) and the bugle call, which is played every hour from the tower of the church. Visit to Wawel castle and Cathedral : Wawel castle (from outside) and Cathedral (part which is free of charge) is included in every city tour.
DAY 3 Krakow
Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Tour
This is a private tour where you will travel in a car with a guide.
Highlights: Chocholow village, Zakopane
Duration: 8 hours
Itinerary: Take a relaxing and scenic trip in the Podhale region at the foot of the highest mountains in Poland – the Tatras. We visit Zakopane, known as a ski resort and winter capital of Poland. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries it became a center of bohemian life. Tourists come to enjoy the views, traditional regional cuisine (yum!) and admire the Highlanders lively folklore (traditional wooden architecture, regional costumes, unique music). During the tour we will see, among other things, examples of traditional wooden architecture, the local market (time to buy local specialties: wollen socks, smoked cheese or ship skins), with good weather we take a train (funicular) to the Gubalówka peak to admire the panorama of the Tatras. On the way to Zakopane we also stop in Chocholow, a small village with perfectly preserved (and still inhabited) wooden cottages which are more that 100 years old. Suggested entrance fees: old cemetery, optionally funicular up to Gubalowka Hill which will just be a few Euros.
DAY 4 Krakow
Auschwitz - Birkenau Private Tour
Highlights: Auschwitz site of Auschwitz camp (approx. 2 h), site of Birkenau camp (30 min – 1 h tour depending on your interest) Duration: 6 h
Itinerary: Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest concentration and extermination camp built by the Nazis during WWII. It became a symbol of the Holocaust, Nazi crimes against the population and forced labor. It is a place of unimaginable barbarism, where about 1.3 million people were killed. Most of the victims were Jews, but the camps were also a place of martyrdom of Poles, Russians, Roma, Sinti and prisoners of other nationalities. During this trip we visit both the camp at Auschwitz (where you see the displays in the former prison blocks depicting the history of the camp, extermination methods, selection and looting of property, here you also see the only surviving crematorium) and the camp at Birkenau (site of the Gate of Death, wooden barracks, the unloading ramp, the ruins of the crematoria, and Memorial).
Practical info: The tour of the Auschwitz camp takes about 2 h, after 15 min break you visit the site of Birkenau camp (tour there takes up to 1 h, you stay with the same guide for both parts). Drive from Krakow to Auschwitz approx. 1 h 20 min (one way)
DAY 5 Krakow - Warsaw
Transfer from your hotel to the Railway station by private car.
Train Krakow To Warsaw
Private transfer from the railway/bus station to your hotel.
This 4-star award-winning hotel is centrally situated, just opposite the Palace of Culture and Science, and features spacious rooms with added comforts like air-conditioned rooms with a minibar and a heated bathroom floors. The hotel’s Strauss Restaurant serves European and Polish cuisine. Guests can relax at the Bojangles Bar, which serves drinks with live piano music or sports games on TV. Guests can enjoy a free access to the fitness centre and a sauna. Massage services are available. Polonia Palace Hotel is situated within just 350 metres from Warszawa Centralna Railway Station and the Złote Tarasy Shopping Centre.
DAY 6 Warsaw
Warsaw Old Town Walk 4 Hours
Highlights: Royal Road, Royal Castle, Old Town Square, Barbican, President’s Palace, Warsaw University
Duration: up to 4 hours
Entrance fees: There is an option to also have entrance to Royal Castle at an extra 9 euros per person. Please advise if you wish this.
Itinerary: We stroll around the historical centre of Warsaw, where numerous palaces, churches and memorials hide beautiful and tragic history of the city. During the tour we follow the Royal Way and discover all the highlights of the historical centre: Old Market Square with the Baroque tenements houses, a statue of Mermaid (the symbol of Warsaw), Royal Palace, Cathedral of St. John, the remains of fortifications and the Barbican. In Krakowskie Przedmiescie, the most famous promenade of Warsaw we admire old historical buildings, eg. Warsaw University, President’s Palace and the Church of the Holy Cross, where Chopin’s heart was buried.
DAY 7 Warsaw
Visit to Wilanow Palace (4 hours)
Entrance fee included.
DAY 8 Warsaw - Torun
Transfer from your hotel to the Railway station in private car.
Train from Warsaw to Torun approximately 3 hours.
Private transfer from the railway/bus station to your hotel in Torun.
The 4-star Hotel Bulwar is located in Toruń, along the banks of Vistula River, 350 metres from the Old Town Market Square and next to the famous Leaning Tower. It offers modern, air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV. Guests of the Bulwar can visit an on-site spa and wellness centre and try a selection of body treatments. They can also relax in a hot tub or a sauna. All rooms are decorated with wooden features and come with free internet, a spacious bathroom and a minibar. Most rooms offer stunning views of city’s Gothic architecture and the river. A varied buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel’s elegant restaurant, which specialises in seasonal international dishes. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Main city attractions are just a short walk away. Private parking is available on site.
DAY 9 Torun
Torun Private Walking Tour 2 Hours
A private walking tour of Torun in the company of a local guide. The tour lasts 2 hours.
DAY 10 Torun - Gdansk
Private transfer from your hotel in Torun to the railway/bus station.
Train from Torun to Gdansk approximately 2.5 hours.
Transfer from Station to Hotel
Hotel Hanza is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Old Town Gdańsk, at the picturesque Motława River. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel features access to fitness centre and a wellness centre with a sauna and three massage rooms offering a choice of treatments using eco-cosmetics. A varied buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel restaurant, which specialises in Mediterranean dishes with elements of regional cuisine. Meals can also be enjoyed on the sun terrace overlooking the river. All elegant rooms at the Hanza come with a seating area and a 32-inch LCD TV. Each has a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a bathroom with a hairdryer and free cosmetics. Upon request, bathrobes are available. Guests can relax in the Hanza's wellness centre with a sauna and massage treatments.
Hotel Hanza is situated next to the famous Crane and a yacht marina. It takes only a 5-minute walk to reach beautiful Saint Mary’s Church.
DAY 11 Gdansk
Gdansk & Sopot Tour + Oliwa Cathedral
This is a 4 hour tour with a driver and guide.
During this tour we see all the must see sites in Gdansk and its vicinity including Sopot, a beautiful spa resort, often called the “summer capital of Poland”.
In its Golden Epoch – 16th century Gdansk was the richest city in the Polish Kingdom. Being an important port and trade centre Gdansk became a real melting pot of ethnic groups, cultures and religions. Walking around the Gdansk Old Town we see the Artus’ Court, magnificent Gothic St. Mary’s Church and the famous Neptun’s Fountain, a symbol of Gdansk. We see The Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970 and learn a bit about the Fall of communism in Eastern Europe. In the Gothic Oliwa Cathedral we enjoy a short organ recital – the organs built in the 18th century (an amazing example of rococo art) were the largest ones in Europe in that time! Today they attract thousands of music amateurs with their beautiful sound. Afterwards we relax in Sopot, a popular spa resort. During free time do not forget to take a walk through molo – the longest wooden pier in Europe!
DAY 12 Gdansk
Malbork Castle (Unesco) 5 Hours
We go to Malbork ( approx. 1h drive from Gdansk) to see one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe (UNESCO).
It was built in the 13th – 14th century and is a unique example of Gothic brick architecture. The castle was the seat of the Teutonic Knights – one of the 3 largest (after the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller) religious orders involved in the medieval crusades. From Malbork, the Teutonic Knights led a crusade against the pagans living along the Baltic coast. During the tour we visit the complex at Malbork: the High Castle, the Medium Castle, the Castle of the Grand Masters, a church, numerous chapels, refectories, dormitories and cellars. A walk through the castle takes you to the dark times of the Middle Ages and the Crusades.
Once at the Castle you will be met on the spot by a private guide who will show you around.
DAY 13 Gdansk
Gdansk Hotel To Airport Transfer
Transfer Hotel to airport . The driver will meet you in the Hotel's reception.
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