Białowieża Forest – Touch of Wild Nature

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Białowieża National Park is the “last untouched wilderness of Europe” and the oldest national park in Poland. Białowieża Forest (Puszcza Białowieska) is considered to be Europe’s largest area of the original primeval lowland forest, in Polish: puszcza. The park is also a home to bison that can be viewed in several breeding reserves.

BOOK IT:

EVERY WEEKEND

Photos by Mateusz Szymura

ACTIVITY LEVEL: ACTIVITY_LEVEL_3

MAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRIP:

Duration: 2,5 days
Start and finish point: Warsaw (Cracow or Wrocław or request)
Tour route: Warszawa – Białowieża – Tykocin – Puchły – Warszawa
Accommodation: quality wooden guesthouses with local, traditional cuisine – in addition one dinner in the best
local restaurant included
Transportation: comfortable buses
Available dates: every weekend
Prices:

6 persons and more – 329 EUR/per person

4 persons – 429 EUR/per person

2 persons – 569 EUR/per person

Price includes: transportation from Warsaw by car (with English speaking driver; transfer from any other city upon request); accommodations in a wooden mason, single or twin rooms with private bathrooms; three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day including 3 traditional Polish dinners, one in the most prestigious restaurant in the region: Tsarska; 5 hours trip in the strict protection area in the Białowieża National Park with English speaking guide; 4 hours Bison Safari Trip with English speaking guide; entrance fees and insurances.

Price does not include: flights.

BOOKING & QUESTIONS: Booking & Travel Conditionsinfo@aroundpoland.eu

Programme:

Day 1 – Friday First stop: Białowieża. Accommodation in a beautiful wooden mason in the hart of the primeval forest. Traditional welcome dinner. After dinner next to the fireplace we talk over the next day’s plan.

Białowieża – Wejmutka

Białowieża – Wejmutka

Białowieża – Wejmutka

Białowieża – Wejmutka

Białowieża – Wejmutka

Tree cake

Day 2 – Saturday At the dawn: we are coming, bisons! We start a few hours long lasting tracking the bisons guided by local environmental expert. Usually it ends up with a meeting eye to eye with His Highness The Białowieża Bison – at least 90% of our guests had that luck!
After lunch we hit with our guide to The Strict Reserve of Białowieża National Park for more trekking and stories about the forest.

Bison in Białowieża

Bison in Białowieża

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In the evening we have a delicious local dinner in the most prestigious restaurant in the region: Tsarska. The restaurant is located in an old building of the railway station built in 1903 for the Tsar Nicholas II. Character and the interior are referring to tsarist times. Today this unique example of wooden architecture attracts both gourmets of Polish-Russian cuisine as well as enthusiasts of the Forest and the spirit of the architecture of the late 19th century.
We end the evening next to the fireplace or in the Russian Banya (the price is not included).

Day 3 – Sunday After the breakfast, we offer a walk in Białowieża in search of the eastern culture to see, among others:
– Nature and Forest Museum presenting the most characteristic forest communities, ecological processes and natural phenomena in a modern, innovative way
– 19th century Palace Park in the English style with four hundred years old oaks
– 19th century Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas and
– Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture.

After the walk we pack and head to Warsaw. On the way back we visit multicultural magic places of the region: focused on the Jewish heritage (Tykocin), the Land of Open Shutters or the Narew riverbank.

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Return to Warsaw or Cracow.

 


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