Highlights Of Poland Escorted Group Tour
Poland is a vast, diverse country with many different regions, landscapes and cultural influences. Our Highlights of Poland group tour is the perfect introduction to Poland, in the knowledgeable and fun company of our local guide and fellow travellers. You will be spoilt with beautiful old towns, architecture, culture, and nature as you tour from Krakow up to Gdansk in the Polish summer months.
7 nights * 4 star hotels * Optional day trips & tours * Departure dates July - August * Escorted Group Tour * From 922 EUR pp
DAY 1: (TUESDAY): ARRIVAL KRAKOW
Arrival in Krakow, optional transfer to Hotel Novotel Krakow Centrum**** or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.
DAY 2: (WEDNESDAY): KRAKOW
For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary's Church, the Jagiellonian University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 meters. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka.
DAY 3: (THURSDAY): KRAKOW - WARSAW
We leave for Czestochowa, the spiritual heart of Poland, where we visit the Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna. Through the flat low-laying plain of Central Poland we reach Warsaw in the early afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Novotel Centrum Warsaw**** or similar.
DAY 4: (FRIDAY): WARSAW
Warsaw is essentially a post-war city with a meticulously reconstructed Old Town. The morning sightseeing tour includes the Royal Route and the Old Town with the Royal Castle, St John's Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki.
DAY 5: (SATURDAY): WARSAW - MRAGOWO
We continue through the well forested North Poland into the Masurian Lakeland, a myriad of postglacial lakes representing some of the most beautiful nature in the whole of Poland. The afternoon excursion of the Masurian Lakeland takes us to picture-postcard town Mragowo, further to the beautiful Baroque church in Swieta Lipka and to the town of Gizycko, surrounded to all sides by the lakes. In the afternoon we check-in at Hotel St. Bruno**** or similar.
DAY 6: (SUNDAY): GIZYCKO - GDANSK
Leaving the Masurian Lakeland behind us we travel further North. Our first stop is at Elblag, a town with a bitter-sweet past and a seemingly bright future. After a short visit of the Old Town with the red bricked St. Nicolas Cathedral we continue to pay a visit to Malbork Castle - a massive fortress founded by the Teutonic knights in the 13th century and beautifully sat on the banks of the sluggish Nogat River. From Malbork we reach Gdansk in just one hour and upon arrival we check in at Hotel Mercure Gdansk**** or similar.
DAY 7: (MONDAY): GDANSK
Like a mini-state all to itself, Gdansk has a unique feel, cultured, wealthy and cosmopolitan, quite unlike all other cities in Poland. During morning old town walking tour we see Dlugi Targ, or Long Market, St. Mary’s Church, St. Bridget’s Church, Artus Court and Gdansk Town Hall. In the afternoon is offered an optional tour of the so-called Tri-City - a conurbation uniting Gdansk with the lively coastal towns of Sopot and Gdynia. The tour along the 35 km gulf of Gdansk includes a visit to the famous pier in Sopot and a lovely organ concert at the Oliwa Church. In the evening is offered an optional farewell dinner at the prestigious Restaurant Pod Lososiem.
DAY 8: (TUESDAY): GDANSK DEPARTURE
Optional transfer to the airport.
DEPARTURE DATES 2019
Tour Departure Date - Tour End Date
9th July - 16th July 2019
23rd July - 30th July 2019
30th July - 6th August 2019
6th August - 13th August 2019
13th August - 20th August 2019
20th August - 27th August 2019
7 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels
7 x buffet breakfast
Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
Personalised welcome package
Entrances to Wawel Castle in Krakow, Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, St. John’s Cathedral in Warsaw, Malbork Castle and Artus Court in Gdansk
Service of English speaking tour escort on all tours
Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class vans throughout the itinerary
Portage at hotels
OPTIONAL EXTRAS - choose your preferred tours!
Transfer airport to Hotel Novotel Krakow Centrum: EUR 40.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 60.00 for private van (4-7 persons)
4-hour excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine: EUR 60.00 pp
Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka: EUR 40.00 pp
3-hour excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park and visit to Palace on the Water: EUR 40.00 pp
Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki: EUR 40.00 pp
4-hour excursion of Tri-City with Sopot and Gdynia with organ music concert at Oliwa church: EUR 45.00 pp
Farewell dinner at Restaurant Pod Lososiem: EUR 50.00 pp
Transfer Hotel Mercure Gdansk to airport: EUR 55.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 95.00 for private van (4-7 persons)
Half board at hotels (7 x 3 course dinner with coffee/tea): EUR 220.00 pp
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.
PRE/POST TOUR EXTRA NIGHTS
If required we can book additional nights at the start or end of your tour, or arrange an add-on pre/post tour to any of our other destinations.
Please note this coach tour is guaranteed (if two or more persons are booked on).