Worth to visit
Warsaw. Capital of Poland for over 400 years. Destroyed during WW II in 75% and rebuilt, mostly to its historical design. Warsaw Old Town has been put on UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. The biggest town in Poland.
Cracow. Previous (for six centuries) capital of Poland. Seat of Polish kings in well preserved Renaissance castle. Not destroyed during any world war. Medieval lay-out of Market Square, put on UNESCO list, as well as nearby Wieliczka salt mine. While in Cracow, you can also visit Auschwitz concentration camp, now the museum.
Torun. Gorgeous medieval town remembering Teutonic Knights (listed by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage site). Birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, great Polish astronomer, town where traditional ginger bread is still baked.
Tri-City. At Baltic sea:
Gdansk, former free city, the biggest port in Poland, the craddle of Solidarity movement, with Old Town, swarming with the tourists and merchants;
Gdynia, built only 80 years ago, modern port;
Sopot, former spa discovered by Napoleon’s doctor, place of international song festival in open-air opera, famous Grand Hotel with the oldest casino and the longest pier in Baltic sea.
Czestochowa, where in XV c. monastery the Black Madonna holy icon has been kept for over 600 years, the aim of pilgrimages visiting that place all year long.
Zakopane, winter capital of Poland, where highlanders still wear their folk costumes, where Tatra mountains surround the cottage picturesquely situated in the valley. Two feniculars and many ski-lifts can take you up to the peaks.
Even during one week you can see the most important sites in Poland, going south from Warsaw, via Czestochowa and Crakow to Zakopane.
10 days tour can include apart mentioned above route also northern part with Tri-City, visiting on the way Torun and Malbork, where former Teutonic Castle, the biggest in Europe, still stands, open to visitors.
Recommended tour itinerary
|Day 1||Arriving to Warsaw; city tour of Warsaw.|
|Day 2||Going to Cracow, on the way stop in Czestochowa to visit 15th c. Pauline monastery wher famous Black Madonna holy icon is kept. Overnight in Cracow.|
|Day 3||Tour of Cracow, including visit to Royal Castle and Cathedral at Wawel Hill. In the afternoon visit to Wieliczka salt mine, put on World Heritage List of Unesco. Overnight in Cracow.|
|Day 4||Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau, former nazi concentration camp. On the way back to Cracow visit franciscan monastery in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, where for centuries Passion Play is performed, it also is the site put on Unesco World Cultural Heritage List. Overnight in Cracow.|
|Day 5||Trip to Zakopane, winter capital of Poland, in Tatra mountains. Overnight in Cracow.|
|Day 6||Visit Paradise Cave in Swietokrzyskie Mountains, picturesquely ornamented with scalactites and columns of rock. Continue back to Warsaw.|
|Price||Price for individual tourists, up to 3 persons – 1110 $|
|Included||Driving in air-conditioned comfortable car, explanation in English.|
|Not included||Hotels which tourists can book on their own, entrance tickets to museums, meals.|
|Price for more persons will be calculated separately, depending on number of participants.
Itinerary is subject of changes which can be negotiated.