Wieliczka Royal Salt Mine - 60 USD / person
Auschwitz - 48 USD / person
Day 5 Option - 90 USD / person
Warsaw - Metropol 3***
Warsaw - Polonia Palace 4****
Krakow - Wyspianski 3***
Krakow - Novotel Centrum 4****
After arrival at the Warsaw airport or rail station, you will be met and transferred to your downtown hotel. You'll have the rest of the day at leisure to relax or take a walk in town. Overnight in Warsaw.
After breakfast, you will have a half-day, guided tour of the most important sights in Warsaw. You will see Old Town with the Royal Castle, the Royal Route and "Lazienki" - the Royal Parks. You will also see the former Jewish Ghetto and the monument dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. In the afternoon you'll be transferred to the Warsaw rail station for departure on the express train to Krakow. The 3-hour train journey takes you through pleasantly varied landscapes of the Polish countryside. Upon arrival in Krakow, you will be met by our driver and taken to your downtown hotel. Overnight in Krakow. (B)
After breakfast, join your guide for a tour of Krakow. You'll see the Main Market Square with St. Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall with its historical trade pavilions, the Royal Route and Wawel Hill with the impressive Royal Castle and Cathedral. The afternoon is free for either shopping or a choice of two other optional tours:
The Wieliczka Salt Mine - a visit to the famous Royal Salt Mine with many underground chambers including a chapel and salt sculptures;
or a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oswiecim, the infamous Nazi extermination camp from World War II.
Optional dinner with live music at a local restaurant. Overnight in Krakow. (B)
After breakfast, you will have a choice of two, full-day tours available:
- Czestochowa - the Black Madonna monastery, one of the most important pilgrimage centers in Europe, or
- Zakopane, the "winter capital of Poland" a resort town in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains, a beautiful scenic area with unique folk culture and traditions and local food specialties.
Return to your Krakow hotel in the evening. Overnight in Krakow. (B)
Breakfast, followed by a transfer to the airport or rail station for your departure.Option: return by express train to Warsaw and transfer to the Warsaw airport. (Extra fee to be advised) (B)
Tour code: EXPLND