The Splendours of Poland

The Splendours of Poland

Day 1 - Wrocław
Arrival in Wrocław, situated on the Odra river with many canals and bridges. Sightseeing round Ostrów Tumski – an island on the river – and the oldest part of the city. Dinner and overnight stay in Wrocław.




Day 2 - Wrocław - Brzeg - Opole - Kraków
Breakfast, departure for Kraków, en route a visit to the castle in Brzeg – the pearl of the Silesian Renaissance, and called the Silesian Wawel, and a tour of Opole with its medieval Old Town. In the centre of the city, there is the Gothic Cathedral, a Franciscan Monastery and Church, remnants of the city walls and bastions, and a beautiful Old Town Square. Arrival in Kraków for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 - Kraków - Wieliczka
Breakfast, city sightseeing – the heart of Kraków – the Main Market Square with its magnificent Renaissance building – The Cloth Hall – in the centre of the square, and the impressive St Mary's Church in the corner; Wawel hill with the Royal Castle, Cathedral and Cathedral Museum. In the afternoon, an excursion to the famous Salt Mine in Wieliczka, with many chambers and corridors carved in salt, placed by UNESCO on the World Cultural Heritage List in 1978; return to Kraków, dinner and overnight stay in Kraków.

Day 4 - Kraków - Częstochowa - Warsaw
Breakfast, departure for Częstochowa – a visit to the Pauline Monastery housing the Holy Icon of the Black Madonna. The tradition of pilgrimages to Częstochowa dates back to 1392, when the monastery was established. Departure for Warsaw, dinner and overnight stay in Warsaw.

Day 5 - Warsaw - Żelazowa Wola
Breakfast, city tour of the Polish capital – the Old Town with the Royal Castle, St. John's Cathedral, Barbican and Łazienki Palace and Park; in the afternoon – a visit to the house of Frederic Chopin in Żelazowa Wola – a romantic country manor; return to Warsaw, dinner and overnight stay in Warsaw.

Day 6 - Warsaw - Mazury - Malbork - Gdańsk
Breakfast, departure for the beautiful Mazury Lake District. A tour of the region en route to Gdańsk, including a visit to the castle in Malbork, the former residence of Masters of Teutonic Knights Order and now a museum with an interesting collection of amberware. Departure for Gdańsk – the city of the first leader of "Solidarity" Lech Wałęsa. Dinner and overnight stay in Gdańsk.

Day 7 - Gdańsk - Gdynia -Sopot
Breakfast, sightseeing of the Tricity – the Old Town with Długi Targ and Mariacka streets – the two most beautiful streets in Gdańsk, Oliwa Cathedral with the famous organ and the shipyard in Gdańsk - the seat of "Solidarity", Westerplatte – the symbol of World War II, the harbour city of Gdynia and the well known spa of Sopot. Dinner and overnight stay in Gdańsk.

Day 8 - Gdańsk - Toruń - Poznań
Breakfast, departure for Poznań; en route sightseeing of Toruń – the city of the great astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus – including the Old Town with Copernicus' house; arrival in Poznań - a cradle of Polish state; city tour including the Old Town Square with the beautiful Renaissance Town Hall and the modern trade area; dinner and overnight stay in Poznań.

Day 9 - Poznań
Breakfast, departure.

 

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