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Polish Splendors

8 days with SITA World Tours   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 (Tuesday): Arrival Krakow
Arrival in Krakow, transfer to Hotel Novotel Krakow Centrum or similar, check-in, welcome meeting.

Day 2 (Wednesday): Krakow
For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary’s Church, the Jagiellonian University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 meters. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka. (B)

Day 3 (Thursday): Krakow-Warsaw
We leave for Czestochowa, the spiritual heart of Poland, where we visit the Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna. Through the flat low-laying plain of Central Poland we reach Warsaw in the early afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Novotel Centrum Warsaw or similar. (B)

Day 4 (Friday): Warsaw
Warsaw is essentially a post-war city with a meticulously reconstructed Old Town. The morning sightseeing tour includes the Royal Route and the Old Town with the Royal Castle, St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. In the afternoon is offered an optional excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki. (B)

Day 5 (Saturday): Warsaw-Gizycko
We continue through the well forested North Poland into the Masurian Lakeland, a myriad of postglacial lakes representing some of the most beautiful nature in the whole of Poland. The afternoon excursion of the Masurian Lakeland takes us to picture-postcard town Mragowo, further to the beautiful Baroque church in Swieta Lipka and to the town of Gizycko, surrounded to all sides by the lakes. In the afternoon we check-in at Hotel St. Bruno, or similar. (B)

Day 6 (Sunday): Gizycko-Gdansk
Leaving the Masurian Lakeland behind us we travel further North. Our first stop is at Elblag, a town with a bitter-sweet past and a seemingly bright future. After a short visit of the Old Town with the red bricked St. Nicolas Cathedral we continue to pay a visit to Malbork Castle – a massive fortress founded by the Teutonic knights in the 13th century and beautifully sat on the banks of the sluggish Nogat River. From Malbork we reach Gdansk in just one hour and upon arrival we check in at Hotel Mercure Gdansk or similar. (B)

Day 7 (Monday): Gdansk
Like a mini-state all to itself, Gdansk has a unique feel, cultured, wealthy and cosmopolitan, that sets it apart from all other cities in Poland. During morning old town walking tour we see Dlugi Targ, or Long Market, St. Mary’s Church, St. Bridget’s Church, Artus Court and Gdansk Town Hall. In the afternoon is offered an optional tour of the so-called Tri-City – a conurbation uniting Gdansk with the lively coastal towns of Sopot and Gdynia. The tour along the 35 km gulf of Gdansk includes a visit to the famous pier in Sopot and a lovely organ concert at the Oliwa Church. In the evening is offered an optional farewell dinner at the prestigious Restaurant Pod Lososiem. (B)

Day 8 (Tuesday): Gdansk Departure
After Breakfast transfer to the airport. (B)
All This Included
  • 7 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 7 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalized welcome package 
  • Entrances to Wawel Castle in Krakow, Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, St. John’s Cathedral in Warsaw Malbork Castle and Artus Court in Gdansk
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort on all tours 
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class vans throughout the itinerary
  • Portage at hotels
Accommodations
Krakow: Hotel Novotel Krakow Centrum or similar
Warsaw: Hotel Novotel Centrum Warsaw or similar
Gizycko: Hotel St. Bruno or similar
Gdansk: Hotel Mercure Gdansk or similar
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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