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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring the Polish capital. In the early evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers
Today’s included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide is an excellent introduction to Warsaw. Magnificently
reconstructed after WWII, Warsaw is a rich tapestry of nearly every European architectural style, from gothic to neoclassical, with wide, modern avenues in striking contrast to the narrow lanes of the old section. Continue to Gdansk on the Baltic Sea, which was one of the most important Hanseatic cities in the 14th and 15th centuries. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
One of the most important shipping ports in Northern Europe, Gdansk (formerly known by its German name,
Danzig) is the birthplace of “Solidarity,” the Polish trade union that revolutionized Polish modern politics. Sightseeing this morning with your Local Guide introduces you to the city’s past and present. Later, spend some time exploring on your own, or join the optional excursion to the town of Malbork, founded in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights. Visit its gothic Marienburg Castle, one of the most striking fortified castles in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
First stop today is medieval Torun on the Vistula River, birthplace of renaissance astronomer Copernicus and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Local Guide will introduce you to the many captivating highlights, including the starówka (Old Town) with the ruins of a 13th-century Teutonic Knights’ castle as well as many samples of gothic architecture. Head west to Poznan, one of the country’s oldest cities and a part of Polish history for the past 1,000 years. This afternoon, discover the main attractions on your included city sightseeing with a Local
Guide. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
First, to Jasna Góra in Czestochowa for a guided visit of the Monastery that withstood the repeated onslaughts of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Since then, its Black Madonna has been venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol. Later, head to Kraków. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Dating back to the 7th century, Kraków is revered by many as Poland’s most beautiful city. It was the country’s capital for over 500 years. On your included guided tour, see the Market Square, the Jewish Quarter, Wawel Hill, and visit the Cathedral. Continue exploring on your own or book an optional visit to the spectacular Wieliczka Salt Mines, a subterranean maze of tunnels and chambers—some of them richly decorated. This evening, consider joining an optional traditional dinner. Meals included: Breakfast
Get a breath of fresh mountain air today on the included excursion to Zakopane. Located in a picturesque valley at the base of the Tatra mountain range, Zakopane has developed into a beautiful, pristine resort. Typical of this area are the highlander wooden houses, cafes, restaurants, and shops on Krupowski Street. Enjoy a little hiking or browse around the small market for an authentic souvenir. Return to Krakow. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Encounter sobering history this morning on your visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. In the afternoon, continue to Warsaw. Tonight’s optional dinner is a great way to round out your fascinating adventure in Poland. Meals included: Breakfast
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Meals included: Breakfast
Prices shown exclude flights and transfers
Cosmos brochure price in black from £999
Travel 55 discount price in red from £930
Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C
|Tour 6080 starts and ends in Warsaw. Prices shown exclude flights and transfers|
||Prices from||Dates 2022
|May 14, 28
|August 27 (small group)
|June 18 (small group)
|September 3 (small group)
|July 9, 30||£1039
Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website
A rich cultural heritage, fascinating history, and beautiful landscapes make Poland an interesting place to discover. On this Poland tour, you’ll spend two nights in Warsaw and Gdansk, three nights in Kraków, and one night in Poznan. Along the way, learn about Poland’s history and visit some of its historic cities with their charming old towns, and some UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide—an expert in the city’s history, sights, culture, and secrets—in Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Poznan, and Kraków. Torun is the birthplace of renaissance astronomer Copernicus and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Middle Ages, it was a prominent trade center as a member of the Hanseatic League. Dating back to the 7th century, Kraków is known as Poland’s most beautiful city and cultural capital. Here, your sightseeing features the Market Square, one of Europe’s loveliest squares, along with Wawel Hill. Gdansk is a beautiful port city on the Baltic Sea which played an important role in recent history by facilitating the events that brought to the fall of the Berlin wall.
On this Poland tour, you’ll visit Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage spot. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the "Queen of Poland." You'll also visit what is left of the Auschwitz concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Enjoy an included excursion to Zakopane, a mountain resort in the Tatras, a favourite holiday spot for locals and visitors. You’ll have a chance to do a little hiking or to relax taking in the spectacular views.
You’ll arrive home from this value-minded tour through Poland with a new appreciation of Poland’s history, culture, nature and wonderful cities— an enriching vacation!
This Portrait of Poland tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos call 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55
Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price.
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TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with
private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
HEADSETS: throughout the tour
Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Spectacular train rides, breathtaking cable car ascents, Aegean cruise ships, scenic day ferries, private first-class motorcoaches (most with free Wi-Fi )—Cosmos offers a wonderful variety of transportation for a memorable travel experience. And with Cosmos, you never have to worry about getting to the ferry on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long queues to take the cable car. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! Each itinerary lists daily travel distances in kilometers and miles, so you’ll see just how close each country and destination are to each other.
When it comes to meals, Cosmos strikes a perfect balance. We include some meals to save you time and money, yet we also leave enough free time so you can sample Europe’s gastronomic delights on your own. See individual itinerary pages for specifics about which meals are included on your holiday.
After a day of travelling, you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel. We select hotels with the best guestrooms, service, and food for the money. See individual itinerary pages for hotels.
Sights and Sounds
Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of Europe. Cruise down the Rhine River, through the Greek Isles, or across the Straits of Gibraltar. Bask in the beauty of Tuscany, the Swiss Alps, Scottish Highlands, French Riviera, Costa del Sol, and more. See the must-see sites with knowledgeable Local Guides who will bring each destination to life. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
Friends in Local Places
At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximise your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides. With commentary delivered in English, our Tour Directors are multilingual so they can navigate Europe with ease and give you the richest experience possible. When in London, the Cosmos hospitality desk is available at your hotel for any help or information you may need. Our expert staff can suggest what to do and where to go, and arrange excursions, evening entertainment, and theatre outings for you.
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No one enjoys a holiday where every second is scheduled. We build free time into every Cosmos holiday, so you can explore the way you want. Whether you’re into art, music, food, wine, or history, we give you the freedom to truly personalise your trip with optional excursions that are meaningful to you. Best of all, you can make your selections, and even prepay for most of them, in advance online at cosmos.co.uk.
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