2010                    Highlights of Poland  -   10 days                from  1195*      no Air


Day 1: USA or Canada / Gdansk, Poland
Depart by overnight flight to Gdansk.

Day 2: Gdansk
Transfer to your 17th-century manor house hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure. Gather tonight for a welcome dinner and drinks. Hotel Dwór Oliwski D

Day 3: Gdansk
Start the day with a guided tour of Gdansk, the birthplace of the Solidarity movement led by Lech Walesa. Visit the Old Town and see the Renaissance “High Gate,” the Neptune Fountain, the Town Hall and the fine Patrician mansions of the Hanseatic era along the Long Market. Also visit the fascinating Maritime Museum, housed in the “Old Crane,” a medieval landmark building. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the historic shipyards to visit the Solidarity Museum. End the day at the glorious baroque cathedral in nearby Oliwa for a concert of its famous rococo organ. Hotel Dwór Oliwski B L

Day 4: Gdansk / Malbork
After a leisurely start to the day, continue to Malbork where, after lunch, you visit the imposing 13th-century Marienborg Castle. One of Europe’s largest and impressive medieval strongholds, it was the seat of the Order of Teutonic Knights. Later check in to your charming hotel set within the grounds of the castle and dine this evening in the hotel’s banqueting hall. Hotel Zamek B L D

Day 5: Malbork / Warsaw
This morning travel by fast train to Warsaw, with lunch on board. On arrival in Warsaw embark on an introductory panoramic tour along the famous Royal Mile. Stroll through the magnificent 18th-century gardens of the Royal Lazienki Park before checking in to your luxurious hotel, the city’s landmark property. This evening dine `a la carte at the hotel. Le Meridien Bristol B L D

Day 6: Warsaw
This morning discover historic Warsaw with an expert local guide, starting with the Old Town. Visit the former Jewish Ghetto and the Historic Museum, which charts the Old Town’s destruction in WWII and subsequent regeneration. Then, after free time for lunch, tour the lavish baroque Wilanow Royal Palace, followed by the intriguing Palace of Culture & Science. This evening enjoy a private concert of music by Chopin, Poland’s most famous composer, in the impressive surroundings of Szuster Palace before dining `a la carte in one of a carefully selected choice of traditional Polish restaurants. Le Meridien Bristol B D

Day 7: Warsaw / Czestochowa / Jasna Góra / Kraków
This morning travel to Czestochowa for a guided visit of the Jasna Góra Monastery, home to the famous 14th-century Black Madonna icon painting. After lunch in a local restaurant, continue to glorious Kraków, one of Europe’s most beautiful old cities, and check in to your luxurious hotel. Dinner this evening is `a la carte at the hotel. Sheraton Kraków B L D

Day 8: Kraków  
Today discover the cultural treasures of Kraków, including the opulent 16th-century Royal Castle and the Cathedral on Wawel Hill. Walk through the Old Town, dominated by its magnificent medieval Market Square, the largest of its kind in Europe. Then transfer to the Jewish Quarter, a thriving city in its own right during the Middle Ages, for lunch at leisure and an afternoon walking tour. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure, before regrouping this evening for a farewell dinner. Sheraton Kraków B D

Day 9: Kraków / Auschwitz
This morning you may choose an optional excursion to Auschwitz and Birkenau, or join a visit to the captivating Kraków Stained Glass Factory. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Farewell drinks this evening conclude this fascinating tour. Sheraton Kraków 

Day 10: Kraków / USA or Canada
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board a homebound flight. B

                                                  All This Included

Travel the length of Poland, meeting a warm, passionate people and marveling at all the rich 
                                              aspects of Poland’s history.

  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as specified
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Fully guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary including park and entrance fees
  • Bottled water supplied during sightseeing
  • Services of an A&K Tour Director
  • Baggage handling of two pieces per person for international flights (other conditions/restrictions may apply for internal routes)
  • Hotel taxes and gratuities throughout except to your Tour Director
  • The fascinating historic cities of Warsaw & Krakow as well as the lesser-known gems such as Gdansk, Malbork and Czestochowa
  • A stay at the charming 17th-century manor house Hotel Dwór Oliwski in Gdansk
  • Accommodations in the grounds of imposing Marienborg Castle in Malbork
  • First-class seats on the high-speed train to Warsaw
  • Private Chopin concert in the impressive surroundings of Szuster Palace
  • Le Meridien Bristol in Warsaw and the luxurious five-star Sheraton Hotel in Kraków, the cities’ best
  • Ŕ la carte dining in Warsaw & Kraków
  • A&K’s Travelling Bell Boy Service
  • Limited to 22 passengers.
  • Airfare upgrades are available, please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.

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