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Poland: Witness to History (Connections Journey)

9 days with Abercrombie & Kent   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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DAY 1 ARRIVE WARSAW, POLAND
Arrive in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Gather this evening for a welcome dinner. (Dinner)
 
DAY 2 WARSAW | BAROQUE HIGHLIGHTS
This morning, set out for a guided tour of Warsaw's highlights, including the 14th-century St. John's Archcathedral and the Royal Castle. After lunch, visit Wilanow Palace and Gardens, the former Polish royal residence. Explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 3 WARSAW | HISTORY OF RESISTANCE
This morning, see the remnants of the infamous Ghetto and visit POLIN Museum, a profound cultural institution that celebrates a 1,000-year history of Polish Jews. Enjoy lunch and an afternoon on your own. Tonight, revel in a private piano performance with a glass of sparkling wine at Szuster Palace. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 WROCLAW | HEART OF SILESIA
Drive to Wroclaw, stopping for coffee en route. Once there, enjoy lunch in the city's historic center, before setting out on a guided walking tour of Wroclaw's picturesque Old Town, viewing Market Square, Salt Square, the Shambles, and St. Elizabeth & Mary Magdalene churches. Afterward, check in to your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 5 WROCLAW | LAMPLIGHTING ON CATHEDRAL ISLAND
After a relaxing morning at leisure, continue to explore charming Wroclaw, visiting White Stork Synagogue, the only temple in the city to survive World War II. Then, view a giant cyclical panorama painting of the Battle of Raclawice, before embarking on a cruise of the Oder River through the historic city center and around the ancient Cathedral Island. Tonight, dine at a local restaurant. Later, join a city lamplighter, one of only two official lamplighters left in Europe, as he illuminates over 100 gas lanterns. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 CZESTOCHOWA | ICON OF THE MADONNA
Drive to Czestochowa, where you visit the monastery of Jasna Gora, home of the Black Madonna, a painting that has drawn countless reverent visitors over the centuries. After lunch, proceed to Krakow and check in to your hotel. This evening, join a hands-on class in pierogi cooking, followed by dinner and a performance of folk music and dancing exclusively for your group. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 AUSCHWITZ | ECHOES OF THE HOLOCAUST
This morning, visit the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, preserved as a memorial for the 1.5 million people of 28 nationalities who perished here. Explore the stone buildings of Auschwitz with your specialist guide, who brings to life the everyday horrors experienced by those who were brought here. Return to your hotel, and spend the afternoon at leisure. (Breakfast)
 
DAY 8 KRAKOW | STUNNING SALT CAVERNS
This morning, explore the remarkable Bochnia Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the world’s only underground ferry systems. Descend the mine and explore its network of chambers and lakes, which have been carved out over the centuries. After lunch in the mine, walk Krakow’s magnificent Market Square. You may also enjoy a visit to St. Mary’s Church, with its famous 15th-century Baroque altar. Tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 9 DEPART KRAKOW
Transfer to the airport for your onward travel. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
Discover the rich history and culture of this fascinating center of Europe, from its political and religious heritage to the struggles of World War II. End your journey inside Poland's oldest mine, where you dine and explore among salt caverns.
 
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Boutique Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests
Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in Warsaw’s history, from its early glories to the Warsaw Uprising of World War II.
  • Descend into the stunning Bochnia Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Reflect on a dark chapter of the past at Auschwitz.
  • Join one of Europe's last city lamplighters as he illuminates the authentic gas lanterns in Wroclaw's medieval center.
  • Learn to cook pierogi, and then enjoy dinner with a show of folk music and dance, on an exclusive A&K experience.
Accommodations
Warsaw: Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw
Wroclaw: Hotel Monopol Wroclaw
Krakow: Hotel Copernicus
Notes
  • Minimum age is 10 years.
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
  • Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 8.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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