Day 1: Home - Warsaw, Poland
Our Door to Door UK Airport Transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight to Warsaw. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Warsaw
Embrace the moving history of Warsaw, a city reborn after WWII, as you embark on a locally guided tour. Your journey through this capital city includes stops at what remains of the Warsaw Ghetto and Wilanow Palace. The afternoon is free to relax or explore independently.
Day 3: Warsaw - Czestochowa - Krakow
Travel south to Krakow, a charming old world city famous for its well-preserved town centre. En route, stop in Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland, where each year over 5 million pilgrims journey to pay their respects to the famous Black Madonna. Housed in the Jasna Gora monastery, you journey inside for a close look at this miraculous image. Arriving in Krakow, enjoy some free time. This evening it’s your choice - dinner is included and you will choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Krakow’s great restaurants.
Day 4: Krakow
Join a local expert on a panoramic city tour. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Day 5: Krakow - Auschwitz - Wroclaw
Today you 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 fi rst-hand about the terrors as well as the resilience of the human spirit that occurred within those walls. Later this afternoon you arrive in the ancient city of Wroclaw. Tonight, join your travelling companions for some locally-brewed beer and a traditional “home-style” dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 6: Wroclaw
A morning tour of Wroclaw familiarises you with to this large and ethnically diverse city. It could be the only location where you can find a Stare Miasto (Old Town) with a Synagogue, a Lutheran church, a Roman Catholic church and an Eastern Orthodox church standing near each other. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 7: Wroclaw - Torun
Today you travel to the town of Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage site and birthplace of the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus. Torun remains one of the best preserved medieval towns in all of Europe and is one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Poland.’ This evening, join a local resident for a walking tour of this unspoiled town, including a stop at Copernicus’s house. Next, you step back into history while baking and sampling your very own gingerbread according to a 500 year old recipe.
Day 8: Torun - Gdansk
Travel to the port city of Gdansk. Make a stop at the Gdansk Shipyards, site of the creation of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement in 1980 that helped liberate Poland from Soviet rule. Take a walk through the evolution of this democratic movement in Poland and throughout Europe at the newly-opened Solidarity Centrum
Day 9: Gdansk
This morning, join a local expert for an introduction to this strategic and remarkable city. Next choose to join your tour manager on an excursion to the seaside resort town of Sopot. Or remain in Gdansk and join a local guide on an educational shopping excursion during which you’ll learn about Polish amber.
Day 10: Gdansk - Marienburg Fortress - Warsaw
Your journey through Poland comes full circle with your return to Warsaw. En route, stop in the town of Malbork, home to Marienburg Fortress, the largest castle in the world. A guided tour of this 700-yearold structure introduces you to the world of the Knights of the Teutonic Order. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner celebrating a fantastic journey.
Day 11: Warsaw - Home
Your tour comes to a close today. Arrive back in the UK where our door to door airport transfer service will take you home.