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Best of Poland

Operated by: Trafalgar

11 Days from $2,205 per person
Wroclaw old town hall, Poland

Countries Visited

Poland

Locations Visited

Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane, Wroclaw, Gdansk
  1. Day 1 Arrive Warsaw (2 Nights)

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

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Mercure Centrum
  2. Day 2 Warsaw Sightseeing

    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 Wilanow Palace.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Warsaw – Gdansk Sightseeing (2 Nights)

    Journey to Gdansk, the amber capital of the world and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, exploring the major attractions of this Baltic centre. Then, 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the European Solidarity Centre which reveals the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Radisson Hotel & Suites
  4. Day 4 Gdansk Free Day or Optional Experience to Malbork

    Enjoy a full free day 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.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Gdansk – Toruń – Wroclaw (2 Nights)

    Stop in the medieval town of Toruń this morning, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, famed for being the birthplace of the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. 'Dive Into Culture' and the flavour-filled tradition of gingerbread making for which Toruń is famous during a visit to the Living Museum of Gingerbread. Roll up your sleeves and bake your own creations before continuing to Wroclaw, a former European Capital of Culture and the capital of Lower Silesia. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Novotel Centrum
  6. Day 6 Wroclaw Sightseeing

    This morning, join your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city, which at one time or another was ruled by Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia and Germany. Discover its complex history and see some of its most important sites, including Wroclaw Cathedral, the Main Market Square, Old Town Hall and Salt Square, a former medieval marketplace and today, a flower market. Enjoy a Trafalgar Highlight - Aula Leopoldina, the Rococo library of Wroclaw University. This afternoon, consider joining an Optional Experience to Ksiaz Castle and UNESCO-listed Swidnica Church of Peace, or continue to explore the city.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Wroclaw – Zakopane

    Your journey today takes you towards the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain range of the Carpathians, which stretch roughly 1500km across Central Europe. Spend some free time enjoying the local town or consider taking an Optional Experience through lush countryside to explore the mountains and valleys for which this region is so famous. Break bread with a local Polish family at the foothills of the Tatras in Zakopane. You'll 'Connect With Locals' and gain insights into their way of life in the Polish Highlands, while enjoying a home-cooked Be My Guest dinner featuring local specialities.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
    hotel Mercure Kasprowy
  8. Day 8 Zakopane – Kraków Sightseeing (2 Nights)

    Travel to Krakow 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.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Qubus
  9. Day 9 Excursion to Auschwitz and Kraków Free Time

    Travel this morning to the former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant and permanent reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore Kraków on your own terms.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  10. Day 10 Kraków – Optional Experience to Wieliczka Salt Mines – Czestochowa (Jasna Góra Monastery) – Warsaw

    This morning, consider an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, comprising a labyrinth of tunnels with around 22 chambers. There are dozens of statues, underground lakes and a full-sized church carved out of rock salt. Later, leave Kraków and travel to Jasna Góra Monastery. This is Poland's most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary, featuring the iconic Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Delve into the history of this very important monastic site, which is revered in Poland. Finish the day in Warsaw where your journey around Poland began. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with new found friend.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Mercure Centrum
  11. Day 11 Depart Warsaw

    Say farewell to your travel companions and Travel Director at the end of a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Dining Highlights

  • 10 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR of Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw and Kraków
  • ORIENTATION of Zakopane
  • VISIT the Old Town in Warsaw, the European Solidarity Centre, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Toruń, the Living Museum of Gingerbread in Toruń, the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church in Kraków, the former concentration camp of Auschwitz and Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa
  • VIEW the Cathedral, Salt Square and the Old Town Hall in Wroclaw

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Warsaw

Wilanow Palace

This splendid baroque palace was built in the late 17th century as a summer home for King Jan Sobieski III. On our visit you’ll see the collection of royal furniture, portraits and china that forms part of the National Museum.
Adult Price: €34

Warsaw Five Senses Tour

Journey to the little-known district of Praga, voted among the 10 coolest neighbourhoods in Europe by the Independent, where we'll take a guided tour of Poland's first Vodka Museum. Experience a tantalising journey through the history of one of the world's foremost famous and noted tipples. To stimulate your senses, we'll sample local and national delicacies before a scenic drive enjoying the lights of Warsaw. One of Europe's least-known, yet most spectacular and fascinating cities.
Adult Price: €59

Gdansk

Harbour Cruise and Westerplatte

Get the real feel of Poland's most important sea port by taking a cruise through the port. Visit Westerplatte - the place where WWII began.
Adult Price: €37

Malbork Castle

Journey back in time to explore the breathtaking UNESCO-listed Malbork, completed over 600 years ago as Europe's largest brick castle, it's now the World’s biggest castle measured by land area. Resting on the Noget River, the fairy tale setting and enchanting atmosphere of this beautifully-preserved medieval fortress and former headquarters of the Teutonic Knights Crusaders is an adventure not to be missed.
Adult Price: €41

The Polish Riviera: Gdynia & Sopot

Travel to Gdynia, Polands most famous port, at the mouth of the "Polish Corridor". You’ll see Poland's most famous ships, The Blyskawica and Dar Mlodziezy. Then, we’ll kickback on Sopot’s famous wooden pier, Europe’s longest, while taking in the sea air and experiencing the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
Adult Price: €42

Wroclaw

Ksiaz Castle and Church of Peace

You won’t believe your eyes viewing Ksiaz Castle as it defies gravity, perched majestically atop a cliff. Testimony to its craftsmanship, the 13th-century castle has stood the test of time. With its breathtaking scenery and sumptuous interiors, it's witnessed amazing events, including preparations to become Hitler's headquarters. Nearby, we’ll also see the UNESCO-listed Swidnica Church of Peace, the largest timber-framed religious building in Europe. Refreshments in a local restaurant are included. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €59

Zakopane

Zakopane Adventure

The spectacular Carpathians are home to the Tatra National Park, the most popular park in Poland. You’ll hear legends of Zakopane and immerse yourself in Górale culture, traditionally passed down as oral history. Later, enjoy a horse and carriage ride into one of the most scenic Tatran valleys.
Adult Price: €45

Kasprowy Mountain Cablecar

Enjoy a ride in Poland’s highest cable car to beautiful Mount Kasprowy - a skier's paradise! Loved by all, both Winter and Summer - weather permitting. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €45

Krakow

Farmhouse Dinner And Polka Party

Tonight, you'll have a chance to enjoy the typical Polka music and traditional dance of Poland's rich culture, while savouring a delicious meal of Polish specialties and beverages at our specially-selected venue.
Adult Price: €59

From Iron Curtains to Ghetto Walls

Step back in time to take a journey into Poland’s communist past. Nowa Huta is an entire city built during the communism period. We’ll hear amazing communist stories and sample some flavours of the era. Later, we’ll stroll through Szeroka Street in the Kazimierz district to see synagogues and the birthplace of Helena Rubinstein before driving through the former ghetto of Podgorze. Kazimierz is steeped in history and its streets were used in several scenes in the film “Schindler’s List”. This optional involves reservations and catering. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €47

Wieliczka Salt Mines Exploration

Visit this amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed site just outside Krakow and marvel at the unique sculptures and setting of this 800-year old salt mine. See chambers, chapels and even salt chandeliers as we follow our guide 135 m (440 ft) underground. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €55

Warsaw

Chopin’s Warsaw

The spirit of Warsaw and the music of Chopin go hand in hand. This exclusive private recital of his music, performed for you by a celebrated Polish pianist in one of Warsaw’s historic buildings, is one of the unforgettable memories of this trip. Sparkling wine will be served during the intermission.
Adult Price: €46

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