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Polish Heritage Tour

12 days
11 nights

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Per Person

$ 2,515.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,080.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

May 15, 2020 - May 26, 2020 
Aug 28, 2020 - Sep 08, 2020 

Included:

  • Basic Polish language lessons (including learning materials)
  • Transportation with an air-conditioned minibus
  • Hotel accommodation
  • An experienced driver
  • A passionate, English-speaking tour leader
  • Licensed city guides and local museum guides as per itinerary
  • 17 diversified meals (11 breakfasts and 6 dinners)
  • Entrance tickets and workshops
  • Tour guide system
  • Chopin concert

Highlights & Experience:

  •     Extra small groups (up to 18 participants)
  •     7 Polish language lessons
  •     Focus on Polish culture and traditions
  •     Ethnographic park in Nowy Sącz
  •     Open-air museum near Łowicz
  •     Folklore show in Kraków
  •     Highlander show in Zakopane
  •     Traditional Polish cuisine workshops
  •     Folk art workshops
  •     Polish wine tasting
  •     A feast in the Polish countryside

Itinerary:

Day 1  : WARSAW

Welcome to Warsaw! Our driver will take you from the airport to your hotel. Have dinner together with the rest of your group and meet your tour leader. Get ready for your amazing Polish adventure!
Overnight: Warsaw (D)

Day 2  : WARSAW

Start your day with discovering the capital of Poland, Warsaw with its turbulent history. See the meticulously restored Old Town, which has been listed among the UNESCO Heritage Sites. During the Warsaw Uprising, 85% of the historic center of Warsaw was destroyed by the Nazis. After the war, it was rebuilt with the effort of all the citizens. In the evening, you can either relax or learn all about our national heritage - the Polish vodka - during an optional visit to the Polish Vodka Museum. But before you do, have your first Polish language lesson.
Overnight: Warsaw (B)

Day 3  : ŁOWICZ

The most famous Polish folk art patterns and colorful folk clothes come from the region of Łowicz. Let them feast your eyes during your visit to the Maurzyce open-air museum. Learn about the Łowicz folk art in practice during the workshops. Later, spend some time at a Polish farm, enjoy delicious food and the idyllic Polish countryside. 
Overnight: Warsaw (B, D)

Day 4  : CZĘSTOCHOWA & KRAKÓW

Stop in Częstochowa. Jasna Góra is Poland’s most famous place of pilgrimage, with millions of pilgrims from all over the world visiting it every year. Continue your journey to Kraków to find out why it is the most popular tourist destination in Poland. On your way, see one of the famous castles that form part of the Trail of the Eagle’s Nests, which is a chain of 25 medieval castles. End the day with a folklore show in Kraków. 
Overnight: Kraków (B, D)

Day 5  : KRAKÓW

What is the first thing that comes to most people’s mind when thinking about Polish cuisine? Pierogi. You can’t leave Poland without having tried one of the numerous kinds of pierogi! And you can’t complete your Polish Heritage Tour without learning to make them. Later, set off to discover the marvelous city of Kraków during a guided tour. After the sightseeing, learn some more Polish and enjoy your free evening. 
Overnight: Kraków (B)

Day 6  : AUSCHWITZ

Prepare for a very difficult history lesson, as you visit the former death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. What happened here made a huge impact on the modern history of Poland and the entire world. Spend the rest of your day exploring Kraków on your own, or join an optional trip to one of Poland’s UNESCO Heritage Sites - the Wieliczka Salt Mine.   Overnight: Kraków (B)

Day 7  : ZAKOPANE

Travel to the beautiful town of Zakopane, located in the Polish Tatra mountains. See Poland from the top of Gubałówka, admire the amazing views and enjoy the unique highlander-style architecture. Don’t miss your chance to taste the regional delicacy: oscypek. In the afternoon, learn some more Polish, and end your day having dinner and watching a folklore show. 
Overnight: Zakopane (B, D)

Day 8  : NOWY SĄCZ

Continue your journey east. Stop at the picturesque ethnographic park in Nowy Sącz, with examples of wooden architecture and traditional folk culture of this region. Arrive to Kombornia, which will be the perfect setting for your next Polish language lesson, and taste wine from the local winery. 
Overnight: Dwór Kombornia (B, D)

Day 9  : KOMBORNIA

For a good start of the day, learn some more Polish. Later you can either relax at the Kombornia manor house, having a taste of a real vacation, or sign up for an optional tour to discover the surrounding attractions: the ruins of the Kamieniec castle, which inspired Aleksander Fredro to write one of his famous classic comedies, the glassworks in Krosno and the church in Haczów, a UNESCO Heritage Site. In the afternoon, learn how to make pickles or sauerkraut. 
Overnight: Dwór Kombornia (B, D)

Day 10  : LUBLIN

Travel to Lublin, the Polish hidden gem, a beautiful city that just abounds in history. Take some time to explore it on your own. See the castle and the amazing old town or enjoy yourself in one of the numerous cafes. And, of course, put all your heart into today’s Polish lesson!
Overnight: Lublin (B)

Day 11  : KAZIMIERZ DOLNY

On your way back, visit Kazimierz Dolny, a picturesque city by the Vistula, and the favorite weekend destination for many inhabitants of Warsaw. Once you’re back in Warsaw, sum up your Polish adventure during your farewell dinner and listen to a Chopin concert.
Overnight: Warsaw (B)

Day 12  : WARSAW

Spend some free time in Warsaw, as you wait for your flight back home. Our driver will take you to the airport. (B)