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Discovering Poland 2021

12 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Warsaw, Poland.

Day 2 Warsaw, Poland - Tour Begins
Welcome to Warsaw! This city features a blend of old-world charm and modern energy. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3 Warsaw
Choose how you explore Warsaw because it’s your choice! Embark on a classic city tour and embrace the city’s moving history as you discover the main sights and the Old Town -OR- gain a different perspective on Warsaw’s past with a tour that delves into the city’s communist history, stopping to visit different museums along the way. The afternoon is at leisure to take in the alleyways, visit a quaint café in Warsaw’s Old Town, explore a museum, or simply relax. (B)

Day 4 Warsaw - Malbork Castle - Gdansk
Depart Warsaw and stop in the town of Malbork, home to Malbork Castle, one of the largest castles in the world. On a guided tour of this 700-year-old structure, gain an introduction to the world of the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Continue to Gdansk, stopping at the Gdansk Shipyards, site of the creation of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement in 1980 that helped liberate Poland from Soviet rule. (B,D)

Day 5 Gdansk
Start your morning with a local expert in Gdansk. Get to know this port city’s history on a tour highlighting City Hall and St. Mary’s Church. Peek into Poland’s age-old culture of amber, which dates back to the Neolithic period. Later, it’s your choice! Embark on an excursion to the seaside resort town of Sopot -OR- remain in Gdansk and explore the city as you wish. The evening is yours to stroll through a city square, shop for local handicrafts, or soak in the seaside atmosphere. (B)

Day 6 Gdansk - Torun
Travel to the town of Torun (UNESCO), birthplace of the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Torun remains one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe and is one of the “Seven Wonders of Poland.” On arrival, join a local expert for a walking tour of this unspoiled town. Pass by Copernicus’s house before stepping into the past when you bake and sample gingerbread based on a 500-year-old recipe. (B)

Day 7 Torun - Wroclaw
Enjoy a morning at leisure to independently explore the city. As the afternoon sets in, your journey continues to the ancient city of Wroclaw. Get a taste of the culture when you join your traveling companions for some locally-brewed beer and a traditional “home-style” dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 8 Wroclaw
Start your morning on a tour of Wroclaw, bringing this 1,000-year-old city to life. In the Stare Miasto (Old Town), discover a diverse blend of ethnicities and religions all coexisting within a unified Polish mindset. The remainder of the day is yours. You can visit idyllic parks, immerse yourself in the captivating culture, or even search for the many “dwarf” statues hidden on the streets of the city. (B)

Day 9 Wroclaw - Czestochowa - Krakow
Leave Wroclaw for Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland. Every year, over 5 million pilgrims journey to pay their respects to the famous Black Madonna in the Jasna Góra monastery. Venture inside for an up-close look at this miraculous image. Depart for Krakow, an enchanting city famous for its well-preserved town center. Get acquainted with the city during an evening at leisure. (B)

Day 10 Krakow
Join a local expert on a panoramic tour of Krakow, including Market Square, St. Mary’s Church and the university. You will also see the famous Wawel Castle, the former residence of Polish kings. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps you’ll stroll the quaint side streets of Krakow’s famous Old Town, have coffee in one of the largest squares in Europe, or visit the Schindler Museum. Consider taking an optional excursion to medieval salt mines for a unique adventure. (B)

Day 11 Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow
Embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to Auschwitz*. A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp, where you will learn about the coldblooded terrors as well as the resilience of the human spirit. This evening, celebrate traditional Polish culture during a folklore show and dinner, complete with wine and beer. (B,D)

Day 12 Krakow - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
Map
All This Included
On an all-encompassing tour of Poland, uncover the country’s poignant past and engaging present. Tour the thriving capital city of Warsaw, reborn after World War II. See Wawel Castle, the former home to the kings of Imperial Poland. Behold the Black Madonna while visiting the Jasna Góra Monastery. Step into the past when you try your hand at a 500-year-old recipe for gingerbread. During a moving visit to Auschwitz, unveil its somber history and tragic reality. Discover Polish culture at a folklore dinner and show in Krakow. From the thriving capital city of Warsaw to the coastal city of Gdansk, experience Poland at its best.
  • 14 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • Visit the Jasna Góra monastery to witness the world-famous Black Madonna.
  • Explore the poignant history of Auschwitz.
Accommodations
Warsaw: Mercure Warszawa Grand 
Gdansk: Radisson Blu Hotel Old Town 
Torun: Copernicus Torun Hotel 
Wroclaw: Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town 
Krakow: Holiday Inn City Center Hotel 
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Mercure Grand Warszawa Hotel
Notes
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.