- Visit former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where you will gain insight into the II World War tragic history.
- Enjoy the local vibes of Warsaw & Krakow, and let yourself be adored by the extraordinary undergrounds of the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
- Explore Auschwitz which has unfortunately become a grim symbol of our civilization.
- Admire the exquisite and very characteristic local wooden architecture
Thorough & flexible introduction to Poland covering its history, culture and the unparalleled spirit. Visit the most famous and interesting places in our country on this 6-day half private, half guided tour. Enjoy the local vibes of Warsaw & Krakow, and let yourself be adored by the extraordinary undergrounds of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. You will also visit former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where you will gain insight into the II World War tragic history. Last, but not least, choose the best option for you: journey to Zakopane, where you may feel the enormity of Tatra Mountains, or spiritual travel to Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa.
Perfect program for everyone: beginners just starting their Polish adventure as well as travel experts totally enchanted on the beauty of Poland.
- Day 1 - Arrival day.
Welcome meeting at the airport or the train station with our driver who will take you to the selected centrally-located hotel in Warsaw. Rest of the day free for leisure. Recommended activities:
-viewing terrace on the 31st Floor of the Palace of Culture and Science;
-museums: Warsaw Uprising Museum, Polish Vodka Museum or the Museum of the History of Polish Jews
- Day 2 - Sightseeing in Warsaw
Morning: After breakfast, enjoy a three-hour introductory tour of Warsaw. You will see the very best of the city: the charming Old Town painstakingly rebuilt from scratch after WW II, the area of the former Jewish Ghetto, the busy downtown, the elegant Royal Route and Lazienki Royal Gardens.
Afternoon: free time
Evening: To conclude the day we shall invite you for the Chopin piano concert organized in the side wing of the Royal Castle.
Overnight in Warsaw.
- Day 3 - On the way to Krakow. Sightseeing the city of Polish kings.
Morning: We’ll arrange transfer to the railway station, where you will board the express train to Krakow. The journey shouldn’t take more than 2,5 hours. In Krakow our local driver will welcome you at the arrival platform and transfer you to the hotel.
Afternoon: Meet one of the best local guide’s to explore the historic city, in particular the largest medieval square in Europe with the 16th-century Cloth Hall in its centre and the world’s largest Gothic altar in the splendid St. Mary’s Basilica. Also take some time to walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town up the ceremonial route to Wawel Hill and the castle of the Polish monarchs. This comprehensive tour will take 4 hours.
Evening: free time.
Overnight in Krakow.
- Day 4 - Auschwitz & Wieliczka
A full day private tour with your personal English-speaking driver who will take care of all the arrangements. Morning: We will explore Auschwitz which has unfortunately become a grim symbol of our civilization. Our tour will include the Holocaust Museum in Auschwitz I, as well as the less frequently visited Auschwitz II – Birkenau, the extermination camp itself.
Afternoon: After visiting Auschwitz, you will travel to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a fascinating monument of engineering which dates back to the 13th century. The subterranean universe comprises over 300 km of galleries hewn into the rock and salt deposits.
Return to Krakow in the evening.
Overnight in Krakow.
- Day 5 - Zakopane
Zakopane is the main Polish mountain resort at the foot of the majestic Tatra mountain range (over 2,000 metres above sea level). A car tour around Zakopane, admiring the exquisite and very characteristic local wooden architecture and making a funicular railway trip up to one of the most beautiful places in the Tatras: Mt. Gubalówka, facing the astonishing beauty of Zakopane. During the day, you will also have enough time to walk down Krupowki Street for souvenir-hunting.
Return to Krakow in late afternoon.
Overnight in Krakow.
- Day 6 - Departure day
Depending on your flight/ train schedule, our driver will take you either to the airport in Krakow or to the railway station. If you plan to continue to Warsaw or to other destinations in Poland or Central Europe to extend your tour, we will be glad to assist with further arrangements.
- Accommodation in centrally-located 3* hotels with breakfasts in Warsaw (2 nights) and Krakow (3 nights)
- Private half-day guided tours in Warsaw (including private car transfers) and Krakow
- Flights are not included
- Travel and medical insurance