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Pearls of Poland Vacations

13 days
12 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 2,100.00 ( double / twin occupancy)
$ 2,500.00 ( single occupancy)

 

 

Dates:

May 29, 2020 - Jun 10, 2020 
Sep 18, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020 

Hotels:

Day 1 Sofitel Victoria, Warsaw
Day 2 Sofitel Victoria, Warsaw
Day 3 St. Bruno, Gizycko
Day 4 St. Bruno, Gizycko
Day 5 Branicki, Bialystok
Day 6 Europa, Lublin
Day 7 Europa, Lublin
Day 8 Grand Hotel, Rzeszow
Day 9 Grand Hotel, Rzeszow
Day 10 Amber Design, Krakow
Day 11 Amber Design, Krakow
Day 12 Amber Design, Krakow

Listed hotels will be used on all tours. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those listed.

Included:

• hotel accommodation as described or similar
• transport (air-conditioned high-class motorcoach)
• experienced driver
• professional English-speaking escort guide while on tour
• 18 diversified meals including breakfasts, one lunch and five
three-course dinners
• city tours of Warsaw, Lublin, Sandomierz, Rzeszow and Krakow
with licensed guides
• sightseeing of Wolf’s Lair, Swieta Lipka, mosques of Bohoniki &
Kruszyniany, Holy Mount of Grabarka, Kozlowka palace,
Krzyztopor Castle, Underground Tourist Route of Sandomierz,
palace and distillery museum in Lancut, Zalipie, Bobowa, Lipnica
Murowana, Church of the Virgin Mary, Wawel hill
• private visit with vodka tasting in Polish Vodka Museum
• boat trip on the Krutynia river
• half-day tour in Bialowieza National Park including forest
museum and Bison Show Reserve
• tasting in Polish winery on the outskirts of Krakow
• information booklet
• tour organization and travel documents

Optional Services:

  • To Auschwitz- Birkenau Museum
  • To Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • To The Eagles’ Nests trial (Szlak Orlich Gniazd)
  • To Dunajec Raft Trip
  • Zakopane mountain resort
  • Jasna Gora (Black Madonna) Monastery
  • Brewery in Tychy

Itinerary:

All-inclusive in-depth exploration of Poland for your next Polish vacations. Beautiful cities, small towns, historical and architectural landmarks, beautiful nature and seaside! 

An ideal trip for everyone interested in discovering different part of Poland – with its multicultural history, beautiful wild nature and hospitable inhabitants. It is a perfect continuation of our classic tours - Grand Tour of Poland and Polish Dream tour. Feel the magic of Eastern Poland!

Day 1  : Arrival in Warsaw and city tour

Individual arrivals to hotel. Evening: Meeting at the hotel’s lobby with tourguide and office representative. This will be continue by a delicious welcome dinner.  Overnight in Warsaw. (D)

Options: transfers
Day 2  : Warsaw

Morning: Walking city tour with the best of fascinating Warsaw: the Old Town almost completely rebuilt after the destruction of World War II; the area of the former Jewish ghetto; the living city centre and the stylish Royal Route connected with the Lazienki Royal Gardens and its Palace on the Water, the former residence of the Polish King Stanislaw August Poniatowski.

Afternoon: Visit the Polish Vodka Museum, a new place devoted to Polish vodka, a national tradition of more than 500 years and one of our best-known product exports. During the tour you will listen the fascinating story of its production,expansion and consumption. The theoretical part of the tour ends with tasting of three types of vodka
at a local restaurant.

Evening: Free time Overnight in Warsaw (B)

Day 3  : Great Masurian Lakes

Morning: Travelling to Masuria, a region in northern Poland famous for impressive natural beauty with almost 3,000 lakes, dense forests, organic farms and charming resort towns. The first attraction of the trip will be a stop at the Krutynia river to enjoy a traditional boat trip through one of the most spectacular nature landscapes in Poland.

Afternoon: Arrive to Gizycko, the biggest yacht harbor in Masurian area. During free time don’t forget to look at a former Prussian Boyen Fortress, Water Tower, the unusual
swing bridge and charming historic houses.

Dinner and overnight stay in the 14th-century Teutonic castle converted into an elegant hotel.

 

Day 4  : Gierloz & Swieta Lipka

Morning: Our sightseeing starts in the heart of the Masurian forests where was Adolf Hitler’s first Eastern Front military headquarters in World War II. Wolf’s Lair was also the site of the famous assassination attempt in 1944 as a part of Operation Valkyrie, a covert plan to take control in the German Reich following Hitler’s death.

Afternoon: Our next step is Swieta Lipka, known from the Sanctuary of St. Mary,
an important pilgrimage shrine, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Evening: Free time. Second overnight stay in Gizycko. Overnight in Gizycko (B)

Day 5  : Biebrza National Park, Tykocin and Bialystok

Morning: Travel through Biebrza National Park, the largest area of marshes in Central Europe and follow the Tatar trail to Bohoniki and Kruszyniany, the oldest centers of followers of Islam within the Polish borders. Visit two wooden mosques and nearby cemeteries, listening to the history of the culture and religion of this unusual national minority.

Afternoon: Enjoy delicious dishes of Tatar cuisine in Kruszyniany, the only agritourism farm run by the Tatar family. Evening: Arrival to Bialowieza, famous for its unique virgin forest and European bison (called “żubr” in Polish). Dinner and overnight stay (B, D)

Day 6  : Bialowieza

Morning: It’s time to enjoy the natural beauty of Bialowieza! During a half-day tour we will show you a forest museum with many precious scientific collections and the European Bison Show Reserve, where you will admire these big mammals and other wild animals like a wolf and lynx. Afternoon: On the way to Lublin, a nice stop in Holy Mount of Grabarka, the most important Orthodox sanctuary in Poland, which is called also “the Hill of Crosses” as more than 7000 crosses of various sizes are scattered about the mountain. Late afternoon: Arrive to Lublin for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7  : Lublin

Morning: First part of this day is dedicated to the city sightseeing. Our route leads to the most interesting monuments of the Lublin Old Town: Castle Hill with the Lublin Castle, Grodzka Gate, Dominican Church, Market Square with the Crown Tribunal, the Cathedral with its Acoustic Sacristy Chamber and Treasury, 14th century Krakow Gate and New Town Hall. Afternoon: Travel to Kozlowka for a visit in beautifully preserved Palace of the celebrated Polish aristocratic family of Zamoyski. The Palace boasts a splendid intact interior in the style of the Second Empire. See also the Socialist Art Gallery in a nearby park where one can find monuments of nowadays unpopular heroes of the Communist era, dismantled and relocated from their original sites.

Evening: Overnight in Lublin (B)

Day 8  : Krzyztopor & Sandomierz

Morning: You will see the magic and mystery ruins of Krzyztopor, which was the largest residence in Europe for almost 11 years! (before the erection of the Palace of Versailles in France). Unfortunately, over the centuries, it has fallen into ruin, but still attracts attention. Afternoon: After a short ride follow to Sandomierz, a peaceful small town with many hidden historical secrets. The visit includes a walk through the streets of the Old Town and the underground tourist route. Evening: Arrive to Rzeszow in late afternoon. Overnight in Rzeszow (B)

Day 9  : Rzeszow and Lancut

Morning: City tour of Rzeszow. During the walking tour you will visit the Old City with Main Market and Town Hall from the late 19th century as well as dominant building of the Gothic Church of St. Stanislaw and Wojciech and remains of the Old Castle of Ligez family. After we will see 17th century Old Town Synagogue and New Town Synagogue, both reconstructed after World War 2.

Afternoon: Travel to Lancut to visit the Castle Museum – another aristocratic palace with splendid interiors decorated in different styles with unique 18th century court theatre and Carriage House with 140 horse-drawn carriages of manifold purposes. The tour will finish in Lancut Distillery Museum with a tasting of their delicious liquors.

Evening: Return to Rzeszow for overnight. (B)

 

Day 10  : Zalipie, Bobowa and Lipnica Murowana

Morning: On our way to Krakow we will visit the Painted Village of Zalipie, a charming community with cottages painted with decorative floral motifs.

Afternoon: Go to Bobowa to see wooden architecture of typical shtetl (a pre-WW2 Jewish settlement, synagogue, Jewish cemetery) and Lipnica Murowana with its 15th century wooden church of St. Leonard – UNESCO site.

Evening: Arrive to Krakow for overnight (B)

Day 11  : Magic Krakow

Morning: Enjoy the beauty of Krakow. This city tour promises to be a feast for the senses and includes: exploring the medieval section of the town, the largest market square in Europe, the fascinating churches with different architectural styles; and the beautiful streets brimming with old world charm. The world’s biggest wooden altar (carved by Veit Stoss between 1477-1489) opens its wings in the Church of the Virgin Mary each day and we will be there to witness the magical moment. From one of its twin towers we can hear the Hejnal every hour, the haunting alarm-call played by a trumpeter. The tour also includes a comfortable walking tour of the legendary Royal Wawel Hill, covering the Royal Cathedral and the Belfry.

Afternoon & evening:  Free time. Overnight in Krakow. (B)

 

Day 12  : Culinary Krakow

Morning & afternoon:

Spend your time in Krakow or take an excursion to Polish winery where you taste
local wines in a charming setting overlooking the Vistula River. Evening A horse-drawn carriage ride around the old town after which we invite you to farewell dinner in an excellent local restaurant combined with pierogi (filled dumplings) workshop. Last overnight in Krakow (B)

Day 13  : Departure from Krakow

Last day in Krakow.

Depending on your flight/train schedule, independent transfers to the airport in Kraków or to the railway station. If you plan to continue to other destinations to extend your tour, we will be glad to assist with further arrangements. (B)