Leisure round trip in Poland

5 cities in 8 days

Description

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Poland, the beauty of its cities and fascinating history. 8 days are needed to cover all the must-sees: Cracow, Częstochowa, Wrocław, Poznań and Warsaw. This package is the absolute greatest way to explore Poland to be transfixed by the richness of its history, architecture, culture, and welcoming people.

Programme

Day 1
CRACOW

Arrival in Cracow. Check in at the hotel.
Day 2
CRACOW / Old Town - WIELICZKA

AM: Discovery of Cracow - the old royal capital, one of the most beautiful cultural heritage sites of Poland. Guided tour of the Old Town (Stare Miasto) with the Main Square, Cloth Hall and Wawel Castle.
PM: Excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Back to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 3
CRACOW – AUSCHWITZ – WROCŁAW

AM: Departure to Oświęcim to visit the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp
PM: Continue to Wrocław - historical capital of Lower Silesia, nicknamed the "Polish Venice" because of the hundreds of bridges and footbridges that cross the Oder River. Panoramic tour of the city, dinner and overnight in Wrocław.
Day 4
WROCŁAW – POZNAŃ

AM: Guided tour of the historic center of Wrocław: City Hall (Ratusz), the cathedral and the University, a masterpiece of Gothic art.
PM: Visit to Panorama of the Battle of Racławice. Transfer to Poznan, one of the oldest cities in Poland and capital of the region of Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), considered the cradle of the Polish nation. Dinner and night in Poznan.
Day 5
POZNAŃ – WARSAW

AM: Guided tour of the historic centre of Poznań: Ostrów Tumski Cathedral where the first Polish kings were buried, St. Stanislaus Church and St. Mary Magdalene Church, Old Market Wquare with the Town Hall and its two goats (Poznan's motif) that come out of it at midday.
PM: Departure for Warsaw - capital of Poland, the largest city and the center of economic, political and cultural events. Panoramic tour, dinner and overnight in Warsaw.
Day 6
WARSAW

AM: Discover the monuments of Old Town Warsaw (Stare Miasto), rebuilt soon after the bombings of World War II: the Royal Route, the Castle of Polish kings, the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist's martyrdom and market square with the monument of the Mermaid.
PM: Guided tour of the exhibition "1000 years of Jewish history in Poland" at the Museum of History of Polish Jews (POLIN).
Day 7
WARSAW – CZĘSTOCHOWA – CRACOW

AM: Departure to Częstochowa, a famous place of Marian worship, known as the Polish version of Lourdes. Discover the fortified monastery of the Pauline Fathers that houses the miraculous icon "Black Madonna."
PM: Continue to Cracow - free walk in the Old City. Dinner and overnight in Cracow.
Day 8
CRACOW

Departure