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The resilience of Poland is revealed on this exploration of a land marred by a tragic war, but restored with enviable verve.
Explore the rebuilt center of Warsaw, the medieval Old Towns of Gdansk, Wroclaw and Kraków, and Auschwitz.
Welcome to Warsaw. On arrival at Warsaw Airport, transfers will operate at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. After check-in this afternoon, relax and unwind or take a stroll through the city. This evening meet your fellow travelers and Travel Director at the hotel.
Say farewell to your newfound friends at the end of a wonderful vacation. Airport transfers will arrive at 7:30 am and 10 am. Conditions apply.
|Depart Date||Return Date||Price||Discount||Availability||Price|
|20 Apr 18||1 May 18||$1,460pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|18 May 18||29 May 18||$1,460pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|1 Jun 18||12 Jun 18||$1,460pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|29 Jun 18||10 Jul 18||$1,625pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|13 Jul 18||24 Jul 18||$1,625pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|27 Jul 18||7 Aug 18||$1,625pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|10 Aug 18||21 Aug 18||$1,625pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|24 Aug 18||4 Sep 18||$1,625pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|21 Sep 18||2 Oct 18||$1,460pp||Request Quote Book Now|
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Triple Room Discount: $10 p.p.
Airport Transfers: On arrival at Warsaw Airport transfers will operate at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Guests arriving alter should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Warsaw Airport at 7:30 am and 10 am.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $107 per person.
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The currency in Poland is the Zloty (zł). While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive in Poland, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Poland. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.
Polish cuisine is rich, hearty, and heavy on the meat. Local dishes include Bigos (sauerkraut, fresh cabbage, onions and meat), kotlet schabowy (breaded pork cutlet) and klopsiki (meatloaf with tomato sauce). Poland’s faworki pastries (pastry twisters) and chocolates are definitely worth a try. Beer is becoming increasingly popular and of course there is vodka, which is served chilled before, during and after meals.
We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.
At restaurants in Poland it’s appropriate to leave up to 10 percent gratuity for good service. Try to have extra change handy as it is not common practice to add it to your credit card receipt.
At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director. Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit. A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.
Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.
If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
Optional Experiences are subject to change and seasonal availability. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip and pricing. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can only be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
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, and discover the Museum of the Polish Poster in the palace grounds.
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 old summer palaces, if available, is one of the unforgettable memories of this trip. Sparkling wine will be served during the intermission.
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.
Journey back in time to explore the breath-taking 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.
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.
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 breath-taking scenery and sumptuous interiors, it's witnessed amazing events, including its preparation to become Hitler's headquarters in 1943. Nearby, we’ll also see the UNESCO-listed Swidnica Church of Peace, the largest timber-framed religious building in Europe.
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.
Enjoy a ride in Poland’s highest cable car to Mount Kasprowy - a skier's paradise! Loved by all, both Winter and Summer.
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.
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 flavors of the era. Later, we’ll stroll through Szeroka Street in the Kazimierz district to see synagogues and the birthplace of Helena Rubenstein 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”.
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.
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