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Best of Poland with Dresden & Prague

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From/To: Private Group Tour

Duration: 12 days

Experience Poland's character: chic medieval hot spots like Kraków and Gdańsk vie with energetic Warsaw for your urban attention. Take an inspiring and memorable journey through the culture and history of Dresden and Prague.

Price: $3,195
Guided Tour
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Trip Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART HOME

Overnight flight to Warsaw

Day 2

Warsaw

Witaj w Warszawie! Welcome to Warsaw, an energetic and lively city. Today your expert local guide reveals the city's diverse history during your sightseeing tour. View St. John's Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town which was rebuilt after the World War II and is now UNESCO world heritage site. Marvel at the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. Afterwards you are free to explore and don't miss the opportunity to take an excursion to Wilanów Palace, the former residence of Polish King Sobieski. This evening, enjoy a festive Welcome Reception in Warsaw.

Day 3

WARSAW - TORUŃ - MALBORK - GDAŃSK

In the morning leave to Toruń, one of the most beautiful cities of Poland, picturesquely located on the both banks of the Vistula (Wisła) River. See the beautiful Old Town and Museum of the famous Polish astronomer – Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikołaj Kopernik). After a guided tour enjoy some time to stroll around on your own, visit some of the welcoming shops or perhaps relax with a cappuccino at a sidewalk cafe. Later in the afternoon continue to Malbork to see the medieval fortress of Teutonic Knights – the greatest castle in Poland. The Malbork Castle, a 15th century powerful stronghold of the Teutonic Knights, is one of the best examples of medieval fortification in Europe. Arrive in Gdańsk in the evening.

Day 4

GDAŃSK - POZNAŃ

Together with your expert local guide see the maritime center of Poland, the historical port town of Gdańsk and birthplace and home of Solidarity, the Cathedral, Neptun Monument, Crane of Gdańsk - Żuraw Gdański, the harbor, and the monument at Westerplatte where the World War II began. Then see Sopot, the health resort with the longest pier in Europe and visit the Gothic Cathedral in Oliwa with a magnificent baroque pipe organ. Arrive in the evening in Poznań.

Day 5

POZNAŃ - WROCŁAW (2 NIGHTS)

In the morning together with your expert local guide see the impressive Old Town Market Square and its Old Town Hall. Walk to Ostrów Tumski, the oldest part of Poznań, visit the country’s oldest Cathedral with the tombs of the first Polish rulers built in 10th century. See the Bishop’s Palace, the 16th century Lubrańskich Academy and gothic Church of the Sacred Virgin Mary. Continue to Gniezno, the seat of first Polish archbishop in 10th century. Visit the Gothic Cathedral with its famous 12th century bronze doors. Arrive in Wrocław in the evening.

Day 6

WROCŁAW

Today start with your expert local guide visiting the oldest part of the city – Ostrów Tumski with the Cathedral, which is the main landmark of Wrocław. Continue to the University with its magnificent baroque Aula Leopoldina. End today’s tour with a stroll around the Market Square where you are bound to be amazed at the beauty of the late gothic City Hall.

Day 7

WROCŁAW - DRESDEN - PRAGUE

Depart to Dresden, a city that has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city center. Continue to the Golden city of Prague, renowned for its gleaming spires. Relax or take a leisurely stroll through this magnificent metropolis. In the evening, enjoy dinner with entertainment and evening orientation tour.

Day 8

PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING

Your expert local guide explains the history of Prague during your guided sightseeing tour. Visit the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Cross the Vltava River to the cobble stoned old town square and view the Astronomical Clock. Spend time afterwards seeing more sights or perhaps enjoy a cruise on the Vltava river.

Day 9

KRAKÓW SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSION TO - ZAKOPANE

Kraków, with its a thousand years of municipal history and erstwhile capital of Poland, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The entire medieval layout of the Old City has been preserved. Some buildings, such as St. Adalbert's Church on the Market Square (Rynek Główny) date from Poland's early Middle Ages, the 10th and 11th centuries. Market Square is the biggest medieval square in Europe. Just as in previous centuries, the cultural, commercial, and public life of Kraków is concentrated here. Begin your sightseeing  today with morning visit to the renaissance Royal Castle and the Coronation Cathedral - the burial place of kings and famous Poles on Wawel Hill during tour with your expert local guide. Because it was not destroyed during the World War II, Kraków is a treasure house of architecture and art, having been collected since the 10th century. Visit the Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) housing a multitude of souvenir shops and the Mariacki Church - St. Mary’s Church with the famous 15th century linden wood altar in the medieval Old Town. Tonight enjoy dinner with music and entertainment in local Highlander's restaurant in Zakopane.

Day 10

ZAKOPANE - WIELICZKA - KRAKÓW

See a resort village nestled in the splendor of the Tatra Mountains region. Go for a funicular ride with extraordinary views. Take a short excursion through Krupówki Street, the main street of folklore, with dozens of shops and souvenir stalls, regional arts and crafts. Take an excursion to the unique Wieliczka Salt Mine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the famous underground chambers and sculptures are hewn out of rock salt! This 800 year old salt mine is the oldest in Europe. Walk through the underground salt stone world: the splendid St.Kinga’s Chapel with salt sculptures and relics, corridors housing the original constructions and post excavation chambers as well as the subterranean salt lakes. 

Day 11

KRAKÓW - AUSCHWITZ - CZĘSTOCHOWA - WARSAW

In the morning uncover recent history when you visit Auschwitz (Oświęcim) concentration camp - a sobering, permanent reminder of the atrocities of World War II, where St Maximilian Kolbe and St Edith died - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel to Częstochowa and visit the Pauline Monastery at Jasna Góra, Poland’s most famous Shrine to the Virgin Mary. Dating back to the 14th century, this Poland’s greatest place of pilgrimage is home to a miraculous portrait of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Jasna Góra’s most precious treasure. In the evening arrive in Warsaw. 

Day 12

WARSAW - HOME

This morning, after a hearty Polish breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to your Tour Director and new found friends as your unforgettable European holiday comes to an end. Transfer to Warsaw airport. Departure. 

What’s Included

    Insider Experiences
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Tour Director.
  • Local Speciality Taste Krakowski Precel - traditional pretzel made in Kraków.   
  • Local Speciality Enjoy shopping in local bazaar in Kraków.   
  • Local Speciality Enjoy excellent meal with authentic Polish cuisine and traditional Polish vodka, beer or wine with entertainment.      
  • Local Speciality Enjoy shopping in local Highlander’s market in Zakopane.   
  • Local Speciality Taste Oscypek - smoked ewe's milk cheese made in the Tatra Mountains.   
  • Local Speciality Enjoy traditional Highlander’s dinner with folk music and dance in Zakopane.
  • Local Speciality Taste beer in local brewery in Prague.
    Sightseeing Highlights
  • Warsaw
    Views of St. John's Cathedral and the Royal Palace in the Old Town, Warsaw Ghetto and Wilanów Palace - the former residence of Polish King Sobieski.
  • Toruń
    See one of the most beautiful cities of Poland with its Old Town. Visit Museum of the famous Polish astronomer – Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikołaj Kopernik).
  • Malbork
    See the medieval fortress of Teutonic Knights – the greatest castle in Poland.
  • Gdańsk
    See the historical port town of Gdańsk and birthplace and home of Solidarity, the Cathedral, Neptun Monument, Crane of Gdańsk - Żuraw Gdański and the harbor.
  • Westerplatte
    See the monument and the place where the World War II began.
  • Sopot
    See the health resort with the longest pier in Europe.
  • Oliwa
    Visit the Gothic Cathedral.
  • Poznań
    See the Old Town Market Square, Old Town Hall, Ostrów Tumski, the oldest part of Poznań. Visit the country’s oldest Cathedral with the tombs of the first Polish rulers built in 10th century. See the Bishop’s Palace, the 16th century Lubrańskich Academy and gothic Church of the Sacred Virgin Mary.
  • Gniezno
    See the seat of first Polish archbishop in 10th century.Visit the Gothic Cathedral with its famous 12th century bronze doors.
  • Wrocław
    See Ostrów Tumski with the Cathedral, see the University, Market Square and be amazed with the late gothic City Hall.
  • Dresden
    See Dresden Castle, the Zwinger Palace, Frauenkirche - Lutheran church and take a stroll in the city centre.
  • Prague
    Visit St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle and the Old Town Square. See Charles Bridge.
  • Kraków
    See the Old Town and visit the Royal Castle, the Coronation Cathedral, the Cloth Hall - Sukiennice, the St. Mary’s Church - Kościół Mariacki and Jagiellonian University.
  • Zakopane
    See a resort village in Tatra Mountains. Go for a funicular ride with extraordinary views. See the Krupówki Street, the main street of folklore, with dozens of shops and souvenir stalls, regional arts and crafts.
  • Wieliczka
    Visit the 800 year old - the oldest salt mine in Europe. See the underground salt stone world: the splendid St.Kinga’s Chapel with salt sculptures and relics, corridors housing the original constructions and post excavation chambers as well as the subterranean salt lakes.
  • Auschwitz (Oświęcim)
    Visit the concentration camp of World War II.
  • Częstochowa
    Visit the Pauline Monastery at Jasna Góra, Poland’s greatest place of pilgrimage and home to a miraculous portrait of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa.
    Dining
  • Festive Welcome Reception in Warsaw, which includes a Traditional Polish meal and Welcome Drinks: Traditional Polish vodka, beer or wine.
  • Be Spoiled Dinner with Entertainment, which includes a traditional, local three-course meal, music and more...
  • Traditional Highlander’s dinner with folk music in Zakopane.
  • 10 full breakfasts.
  • 10 three-course dinners which include Traditional Polish vodka, beer or wine.
  • Farewell Dinner with vodka, beer or wine in Kraków.
    Travel Highlights
  • Air travel from any major North American airport.
  • First class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom.
  • The services of one of our professional Tour Directors throughout your journey.   
  • A qualified Local Guide in Warsaw, Gdańsk, Poznań, Wrocław, Dresden, Prague, Kraków, Wieliczka, Auschwitz.   
  • Capture treasured memories of your trip with a complimentary group photo taken at a landmark location.
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