Sample programme

Warsaw – Gdańsk

    Day 1: Warsaw
    Arrival in Warsaw airport, welcome and transfer to downtown Warsaw. On the way – the avenues of Ujazdów – broad avenues bordered by aristocratic residences surrounded by gardens which shelter ministries and embassies, the Belvedere Palace – a neo-classical palace currently the official residence of the President of the Republic of Poland, the Square of the Three Crosses. New City Centre: Marsza?kowska Street and the Jerusalem Avenue, the Bank Square with its town hall. The Constitution Square, the Old Jewish district, and the Royal Route. Finally: the Palace of Science and Culture – the symbol of the city. It is the highest and largest construction in Poland. It was presented by Stalin, the “Big Brother” who controlled Poland, as a “gift from the Soviet people”. Then the “Behind the iron curtain” Rally:
    Today, Warsaw’s cityscape has many survivors of the communist period – hidden gems of Soviet architecture. During this 3-hour rally will you see the famous sights of communist Warsaw, and you’ll also get to experience first-hand some very special Sovietesque experiences, recreated just for your pleasure – like tasting some communist specialities at a “milk bar” a and riding in a Fiat 126p, the People’s Car! The rally ends in the hotel. Check-in.
    Transfer for the dinner in the “Dom Polski” restaurant, which offers delicious Polish cuisine.
    Afterwards back to the hotel for the night.

    Day 2: Warsaw –Gdańsk
    Excursion “Following Chopin’s’ footsteps”.
    The Polish composer Frederic Chopin, author of mazurkas, polkas and etudes, is known worldwide. The Polish capital possesses many mementoes of the famous composer.
    Trip to Żelazowa Wola, home village of the great composer, situated an hour drive from Warsaw.
    To see: his childhood home – small manor house surrounded by a beautiful park, renovated and furnished in the style of the time, which has been transformed into a museum; family portraits, manuscripts, various documents and the composer’s first piano.
    Next, a transfer to the Kampinoski National Park and lunch in the “Łowicz wedding” style. The weddings are organized in an old wooden house which belongs to the ethnographic park. The guests participate in the region’s traditional wedding, they will dance, take note of the local habits, taste some local specialties and receive a regional cake as a farewell gift.
    Return to Warsaw, transfer to the airport. Flight to Gdańsk. Transfer to the hotel in Gdańsk. Check-in.
    Dinner at the elegant “Pod Łososiem” restaurant in the old town, which is famous for being the place where four hundred years ago, the production of Goldwasser, an exceptional type of herb vodka, which contains gold leaf, began. Back to the hotel for the night.

    Day 3: Gdańsk – Malbork
    On the “Amber Route” – amber is the stone with soul, as the ancients believed. To acquire it they travelled as far the Baltic Sea. Amber from Gdańsk is appreciated all over the world. The programme of this special city tour of Gdańsk will include Długi Targ – Gdańsk’s most beautiful street, with the Town Hall, Artus Hall, and Mariacka street. Numerous jewellery galleries have their shops there, all of them selling amber, of course. We’ll visit one of the amber galleries to get acquainted with the fascinating history of amber and its origins, and to have a go at working on pieces of amber provided by the organisers. You can see and buy unique pieces of amber, objets d’art featuring amber, as well as exquisite amber jewellery. Then discovery of the Gothic St. Bridget’s Church to see the biggest altar made of amber.

    Lunch in the Gdańska restaurant – the highlight of this restaurant is its 17th-century Gdańsk setting: life size townsfolk figures, a 17th-century portrait of a Gda?sk cog captain, and medallions showing famous citizens of Gdańsk. Historical Halls: Great Royal Hall, Gdańsk lounge, Hevelius Cellar.

    Afterwards, a drive to Malbork. The castle in Malbork is the largest Gothic fortress in Europe. It used to be the headquarters of the Order of Teutonic Knights. The Palace of the Great Master, the High and Medium Castles with their collection of armoury and weapons, historical objects and collection of amber objects are to be seen here.
    At the end of this visit: knight’s tournament – knights in heavy armour exchange sword blows... to the last drop of sweat. There is always a pretty lady in the audience who knows how to reward the most chivalrous of competitors.
    Return to Gdańsk.
    Gala dinner in the Artus Hall – this impressive mansion is located on Gdańsk’s most beautiful street – Długi Targ. It served as the seat of St. George and the brotherhoods of rich patricians, and also as an exchange. Founded as a meeting place for merchants and dignitaries, it was named after the legendary King Arthur and his round table. Now it is a museum with elegant and stylish interiors dating back to the 16th century. Dinner here, with an accompaniment of chamber music, will be an unforgettable experience.

    Day 4: Gdańsk – Sopot
    Active morning: transfer to Sopot – the most popular coastal spa. Its career began in 1824, when the first baths were built. Walk the pier that goes far into the sea. The coast guarantees perfect conditions for many sport activities so we invite our guest to participate in nordic walking or variuos water sports.
    Transfer to Gdańsk airport, departure.

 

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