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Itinerary for Highlights of Poland Private Tour

Highlights of Poland Private Tour

Poland is vast and brimming with historic sights and cultural events, so to do 'Poland in a Nutshell' is quite a task However, if you would like to see the main highlights, this is the tour of Poland for you. This sample itinerary is 15 nights long, but can be altered to suit you. You will see the main sights of Poland with a mixture of private guided day trips and relaxed train travel between the cities. If you want to add some rural overnights, we can arrange this. To plan your Poland highlights tour please contact us and we will craft an itinerary for you.

 

Day 1 - Wroclaw

Transfer from the airport / bus station  / railway station to your hotel.

Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel.
 

Day 2 - Wroclaw

Wroclaw Old Town Walk (Up To 4 Hour)

Wroclaw is picturesquely located on the Odra River. It is one of the oldest and the most beautiful cities in Poland. Our tour reveals the fascinating and tumultuous history of the city which belonged to Polish Kingdom, then to Czech Kingdom, to Habsburgs’ Empire, to Prussia and Germany… We stroll around the Old Town area and discover all its highlights: the Old Town Square with a magnificent Gothic Town Hall (14th century), the famous Hansen and Gretel tenement houses, charming streets like Jatki. We also admire the Wroclaw University building standing on the embankment of the Odra River – its Aula Leopoldina is a masterpiece of Baroque art. We also visit Ostrow Island hiding the complex of sacral buildings including the Gothic Cathedral of St John. While walking around Wroclaw Old Town do not miss the dwarfs figures – they are the symbols of the Orange Alternative and remind the history of opposition against the communist regime.
 


Day 3 - Lower Silesia

Pearl Of Lower Silesia - The History Of British Sissi (7-8  Hour)

Lower Silesia region is famous for beautiful landscapes, old castles and the health resorts. During this tour we discover the landmarks of this region. We visit the Church of Peace in Swidnica (17th century), the largest timber-framed religious building in Europe. It bears exceptional witness to the political situation of Europe in the 17th century, religious wars and spiritual commitment. Then we see an impressive castle in Ksiaz, the third largest one in Poland. Built in the 13th century it was then rebuilt in different styles and hides 400 rooms and lodgings. Famous people visited this castle, among them Winston Churchill. Before WW II when Mary Theresa Olivia Cornwallis-West (known as Daisy or Sisi) was living here with her family (Hochberg), it was one of the most impressive residences in Europe with 300 people serving it. It was visited even by Winston Churchill. We visit the castle and stroll around the beautiful gardens. Afterwards we go to Szczawno Zdroj, a historical spa resort with a beautiful spa architecture from the 19th century. Here you can take a relaxing walk and a sip of local mineral water in an old pump room.
 

Day 4 - Wroclaw to Krakow

Train travel from Wroclaw to Krakow 

Your train tickets for travel from Wroclaw to Krakow will have been pre-purchased and delivered to you.
Upon arrival in Krakow
Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it).

 

Day 5 - Krakow

Krakow Old Town Walking Tour (4 Hours)

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.
Duration: up to 4 hours.
 


Day 6 - Zakopane 

Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Tour

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 7 - Krakow

Auschwitz - Birkenau Private Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau is the largest concentration and extermination camp built by the Nazis during WWII. This is a comprehensive tour showing you this most moving, infamous remnant of modern history. Our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the camp. You will then join an organised tour of the complex with an official guide. The tour of the Auschwitz camp takes about 2 h, after a 15 min break you visit the site of Birkenau camp (tour of Birkenau takes up to 1 h, you stay with the same guide for both parts). Our driver-guide will then meet you at the end of the tour and drive you back to your hotel. It is approx 1 h 20 min (one way).

 

Day 8 - Krakow to Warsaw

Train travel from Krakow to Warsaw

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the station.
Train from Krakow to Warsaw
Your train tickets will have been pre-purchased and delivered to you.
Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it).

 


Day 9 - Warsaw

Warsaw Old Town Walking Tour (4 Hours)

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.
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.
 

Day 10 - Warsaw

Wilanow Palace Private Tour (4 Hours)

A visit to Wilanow Palace with entrance fee included (4 hours)

 

Day 11 - Warsaw to Torun

Train travel from Warsaw to Torun

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the station.
Train from Warsaw to Torun
Your train tickets will have been pre-purchased and delivered to you. The journey takes approximately 3 hours.
Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it).
 

 

Day 12 - Torun

Torun Private Walking Tour (2 Hours)

Our local guide will meet you at your hotel and take you for a private walking tour of Torun. The tour lasts 2 hours.

 

 


Day 13 - Torun to Gdansk

Train travel from Torun to Gdansk

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the station.
Train from Torun to Gdansk
Your train tickets will have been pre-purchased and delivered to you. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours.
Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it).

 

Day 14 - Gdansk

Gdansk & Sopot Tour + Oliwa Cathedral

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!
This is a 4 hour tour with a driver and guide.
 

Day 15 - Malbork

Malbork Castle Private Day Trip (5 Hours)

Private day trip with your guide 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 16 - Gdansk

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport. End of the tour.

 

Overview

Bestselling private tour of Poland
Exceptional personal guides and drivers
Can start any day of the year
Can start/end in any city to suit your flights
Choose from 3, 4 or 5 star hotels
Tailor the itinerary to suit you - add day trips, extra nights or travel on to our other destinations
From 2911 EUR pp

Notes

For groups of friends we can offer a discount, so please ask us about this
If you want to visit a particular place or event - we can arrange this!
This tour does not include flights - you can book your own or we can do this for you
Tailor-made itineraries are our speciality and we want you to get the right tour for you
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