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Best of Poland

Operated by: Trafalgar

11 Days from $2,358 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Wroclaw old town hall and plaza, Poland

Countries Visited

Poland ...more Poland

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Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw, Zakopane, Krakow, Czestochowa, Auschwitz ...more Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw, Zakopane, Krakow, Czestochowa, Auschwitz
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to Warsaw

    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 evening meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the hotel.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Crowne Plaza Hub
  2. Day 2 Discover Historic Warsaw

    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.

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  3. Day 3 Onwards to Coastal Gdańsk

    Journey to Gdańsk, 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 Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Radisson Hotel & Suites
  4. Day 4 Gdańsk Your Way

    Enjoy a full free day to explore Gdańsk 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.

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  5. Day 5 Journey to Toruń and Cultural Wrocław

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Q Plus
  6. Day 6 Explore Wrocław

    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.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Off to the Tatra Mountains and Zakopane

    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. Break bread with a local Polish family at the foothills of the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane. You'll Connect With Locals and gain insights into their way of life in the Polish Highlands, while enjoying a home-cooked dinner featuring local specialities at this memorable Be My Guest experience. 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 neighbour to the Tatra National Park.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Nosalowy Dwór
  8. Day 8 Continue to Kraków

    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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Novotel Centrum
  9. Day 9 Kraków Your Way

    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 or enjoy an evening of Polish folklore.

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  10. Day 10 Venture to Auschwitz and Return to Warsaw

    Our journey this morning takes us to the former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Travelling 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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Crowne Plaza Hub
  11. Day 11 Farewell Warsaw

    Say farewell to your travel companions and Travel Director at the end of a wonderful holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Best of Poland
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Warsaw, Gdańsk, Toruń, Wrocław and Kraków with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Zakopane
  • Visit the Old Town in Warsaw, the European Solidarity Centre, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Toruń, Aula Leopoldina in Wrocław, 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 Wrocław, Wawel Royal Castle and the Cathedral in Kraków
  • Connect With Locals In the Polish Highlands, join a local family of forest rangers for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local gastronomic delights.
  • Stays With Stories Learn more about Zakopane and the towering Tatra Mountains when you stay overnight at Hotel Nosalowy Dwór, the largest resort in the region.
  • Dive into Culture Visit the Aula Leopoldina at Wrocław University, the beautiful Baroque ceremonial hall of this ancient place of learning.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit the Jasna Góra Monastery in Czestochowa and see the revered Black Madonna, a venerated icon recognised by several Pontiffs.
  • Dive Into Culture Gain incredible insights into a turbulent time in Poland's history and the importance of freedom, citizenship, democracy and solidarity at the state-of-the-art European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk.

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Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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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

Available on Day 2

Warsaw Five Senses Tour

Journey to the bohemian district of Praga, voted among the 10 coolest neighborhoods in Europe by the Independent, where our Local Specialist will show us Poland's first Vodka Museum. Experience a tantalizing journey through the history of one of the world's most 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, but most spectacular and fascinating cities.
Adult Price: € 59

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, led by our Local Specialist, we’ll see the collection of royal furniture, portraits and china that forms part of the National Museum.
Adult Price: € 36

Gdańsk

Available on Day 3

Harbour Cruise and Westerplatte

Get the real feel of Poland's most important seaport by taking a cruise with our Local Specialist. We'll also visit the Westerplatte peninsula, the site of the eponymous battle, which is known as the place where WWII began.
Adult Price: € 37

Available on Day 4

Malbork Castle

Journey back in time with our Local Specialist 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: Sopot & Oliwa

Travel to Poland's happy place, Sopot, where you can take in the sea air and relax on the longest wooden pier in Europe. We will also visit Oliwa, home to the twin-spired Cathedral that houses what was once the largest organ in the world.
Adult Price: € 40

Wrocław

Available on Day 5

Discover Old Wroclaw by Tram

Join our Local Specialist to step back in time as we climb aboard a historic tram to discover the Wroclaw of the past. We'll see the highlights of Stare Miasto, learn about the ‘Battle of Breslau,' one of the last major actions of WWII, and visit the moving Katyn memorial. A leisurely stroll through Centennial Park will lead to UNESCO-listed Centennial Hall, an early landmark of concrete architecture. Crossing the famous Oder river, we'll pass Wroclaw's islands, known as ‘Polish Venice,’ and then back to visit the city's symbol: The 13th-century Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. A great way to enjoy this historic city!
Adult Price: € 43

Available on Day 6

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. With our Local Specialist, 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

Available on Day 7

Zakopane Adventure

The spectacular Carpathians are home to the Tatra National Park, the most popular park in Poland. You’ll hear legends of Zakopane from our Local Specialist 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

Kraków

Available on Day 8

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 savoring a delicious meal of Polish specialties and beverages at our specially-selected venue.
Adult Price: € 63

Available on Day 9

From Iron Curtains to Ghetto Walls

Step back in time to journey into Poland’s communist past. Nowa Huta is an entire city built during the communist period. We’ll hear amazing communist stories from our Local Specialist and sample a few flavors 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."
Adult Price: € 47

Wieliczka Salt Mine Exploration

With our Local Specialist, we'll 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 440 feet underground.
Adult Price: € 56

Warsaw

Available on Day 10

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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Donna Demchak
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Michele was really a pleasure to work with. She is friendly and helpful in every way and her expertise was appreciated. We couldn’t be happier!!
Vacation
Best of Poland was spectacular and we loved every minute of it. Our tour director Judith did a great job keeping us informed of daily events etc. and was always ready to help in every way.
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