Best of Poland

Best of Poland

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Best of Poland

11 Days Starting and ending in Warsaw

Visiting: Warsaw, Gdańsk, Toruń, Wrocław, Zakopane, Kraków, Częstochowa

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

BPOLZM20

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From: $2595 $2253 Operator discount: -$269 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$73 -13%

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Poland on our "Best of Poland" tour. This meticulously crafted adventure invites you to explore the rich tapestry of Polish culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. From the vibrant streets of Warsaw to the historic charm of Kraków, Gdansk, Torun, and Wroclaw, each destination offers a unique glimpse into Poland's soul. Discover the picturesque mountain town of Zakopane, and pay homage to history with visits to the poignant Auschwitz concentration camp and the spiritual Jasna Góra Monastery in Czestochowa. Alongside a Local Specialist, you'll uncover hidden gems, including the UNESCO World Heritage town of Torun and the majestic Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków. With luxury air-conditioned coach travel, cherry-picked hotels, and a host of included meals and sightseeing experiences, this tour promises a seamless and enriching Polish adventure.

Highlights

  • Explore Warsaw

  • Gdansk

  • Torun

  • Wroclaw and Kraków with a Local Specialist

  • Discover Zakopane

  • Visit the Old Town in Warsaw

  • the European Solidarity Centre

  • the UNESCO World Heritage town of Torun

  • Aula Leopoldina in Wroclaw

  • the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church in Kraków

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Day 1: Welcome To Warsaw

Location: Warsaw

Accommodation: Hilton City

Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Connect with Warsaw’s steadfast spirit – a city rebuilt from the ashes of World War II. After checking in this afternoon, relax and unwind or take a stroll through the city. This afternoon meet your fellow travelers and Travel Director at the hotel.

Day 2: Discover Historic Warsaw

Location: Warsaw

Accommodation: Hilton City

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, embark on an in-depth guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the iconic and unexpected highlights of what has been the capital of Poland since the late 16th century. Gain a deeper understanding of how the city was rebuilt after the devastation of the Second World War. In your free time, you may consider an Optional Experience to Wilanów Palace.

Day 3: Onwards To Coastal Gdańsk Dive Into Culture

Location: Warsaw, Gdańsk

Accommodation: Dwor Arche

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Journey to Gdańsk, the amber capital of the world and one of the oldest cities in Poland, stop at a local farm and enjoy a Be My Guest lunch, filled with local and home grown produce. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, exploring the major attractions of this Baltic center.

Day 4: Gdańsk Your Way

Location: Gdańsk

Accommodation: Dwor Arche

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Dive Into Culture during a visit to the European Solidarity Center which reveals the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement. The rest of your day is free to explore Gdansk on your terms. Admire the architecture in the historic Long Market and wander down Long Lane to Golden Gate, or consider joining an Optional Experience to visit Malbork Castle, founded by the Teutonic Order of Knights in 1274. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel.

Day 5: Journey To Toruń And Cultural Wrocław

Location: Gdańsk, Toruń, Wrocław

Accommodation: Novotel Centrum

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Stop in the medieval town of Toruń this morning, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. You’ll join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will reveal the city’s Leaning Tower, the house of famed astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and Toruń Castle, among other key attractions. Continue to Wrocław, a former European 'Capital of Culture'. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 6: Explore Wrocław Dive Into Culture

Location: Wrocław

Accommodation: Novotel Centrum

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, join your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. Discover its complex history and see some of its most important sites, including Wrocław Cathedral, the Main Market Square, Old Town Hall and Salt Square, a former medieval marketplace and today, a flower market. Dive Into Culture and visit the Baroque ceremonial hall of Aula Leopoldina at Wrocław University. This afternoon, consider joining an Optional Experience to Książ Castle and UNESCO-listed Świdnica Church of Peace.

Day 7: Off To The Tatra Mountains And Zakopane Stays With Stories

Location: Wrocław, Zakopane

Accommodation: Nosalowy Dwór

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your journey today takes you towards the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain range of the Carpathians, which stretch across Central Europe. Spend some free time enjoying the town or consider taking an Optional Experience through lush countryside to explore the mountains and valleys for which this region is so famous. Tonight, you’ll warm up at your Stays With Stories accommodation, the Hotel Nosalowy Dwór, nestled right next to the stunning high peaks of the Tatra Mountains. You’ll soon discover why the resort is said to be the perfect place to rest and recharge as you soak up the breath-taking mountain views and a direct neighbor to the Tatra National Park.

Day 8: Continue To Kraków

Location: Zakopane, Kraków

Accommodation: Qubus

Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel to Kraków where you will enjoy views of the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill during your tour with a Local Specialist. Your walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit to the Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church. This evening, perhaps sample some lively Polish entertainment with dinner.

Day 9: Kraków Your Way

Location: Kraków

Accommodation: Qubus

Meals Included: Breakfast

Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, renowned as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland and home to an entire chapel carved from rock salt, as well as dozens of sculptures. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights on your own. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci on the Old Town Square, visit a traditional milk bar.

Day 10: Venture To Auschwitz And Return To Warsaw Dive Into Culture

Location: Kraków, Częstochowa, Warsaw

Accommodation: Hilton City

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Our journey this morning takes us to the former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Traveling to Jasna Góra Monastery, we rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims, who have journeyed to the famous shrine for centuries. We'll Dive Into Culture and see the iconic Black Madonna of Częstochowa. This evening, we arrive in Warsaw, where we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends.

Day 11: Farewell Warsaw

Location: Warsaw

Meals Included: Breakfast

Say farewell to your travel companions and Travel Director at the end of a wonderful holiday.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Best tour I joined so far

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Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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