Winter in Poland, although snowy and cold, may be a great time to discover it’s cultural and natural heritage. In only 7 days you will visit the most beautiful Polish cities: Warsaw, Gdańsk, Cracow and Zakopane and its unique natural treasures: Baltic seaside, wild Vistula river bank and Tatras Mountains.
MAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRIP
Duration: 8 days
Start and finish point: Warsaw (other cities upon request)
Tour route: Warsaw – Gdańsk – Cracow – Zakopane – Warsaw
Accommodation: 3* hotels and quality wooden guesthouses with local, traditional cuisine – in addition dinners in the best local restaurants included
Transportation: comfortable buses
6 – 8 persons – 1199 EUR/per person
3 – 5 persons – 1249 EUR/per person
2 persons – 1349 EUR/per person
Price includes: transportation from Warsaw by bus (with English speaking driver; transfer from any other city upon request); accommodations in 3* hotels and local high standard guesthouses (with private bathrooms, singiel rooms or twins for couples), three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner; every evening a different traditional Polish dinner with wine); English speaking guides; entrance fees and insurances.
Price does not include: individual transfers; flights.
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Day 1 – Friday
Arrival to Warsaw. Accommodation and a welcoming dinner in a local restaurant with a typical Polish cuisine.
Warsaw (in Polish: Warszawa) is an amazing city full of contrasts and surprises. After a political break-through 20 years ago it has changed completely from what it was back in the communists times. Now it is modern, vibrant, full of greenery and color – a truly European metropolis, often called “a new Berlin”.
Accommodation and dinner in the Old Town The Warsaw Old Town (in Polish: Stare Miasto or Starówka) which is the oldest part of the capital city, along with the bank of Vistula river. One of the most prominent tourist attractions in Warsaw placed on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites as “an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century”.
Day 2 – Saturday
Day 3 – Sunday
Transfer to Gdańsk. City tour and walk in the Old Town.
Gdansk is one of Poland’s oldest cities with a history going back a thousand years. It has an important
place in Polish consciousness as the location of the start of World War II and where the fall of
Communism in Central Europe began. This is where the famous Solidarity movement started, protecting
worker’s rights and, later, the symbol of resistance against the People’s Republic
Day 4 – Monday
Nature tour – Polish seaside and its flora and fauna secrets.
Day 5 – Tuesday
Transfer to Cracow.
Cracow (in Polish: Kraków) sightseeing. It is the most beautiful and definitely the most popular Polish city among tourists. The second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland – its history dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life – a jewel of the national cultural heritage.
The sightseeing includes, among others: Wawel Cathedral, St. Mary’s Basilica, central Grand Square (Rynek Główny), Krakow’s Cloth Hall, the Renaissance monument of commerce and world’s arguably oldest shopping mall in business for 700 years.
Dinner in one of the oldest and most prestigious Polish restaurants” “U Wierzynka”.
Day 6 – Wednesday
Guided city tour.
Transfer to Zakopane.
Zakopane is a town at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, a center of highlanders (in Polish: góralskie) culture known as “the winter capital of Poland”. It is the most popular Polish destination for mountaineering and skiing.
The Tatra mountain range in Poland has an Alpine character. Visitors are amazed by the view over the Valley of the Five Lakes (in Polish Dolina Pięciu Stawów) but also by the unique architecture where houses are all constructed from wood without the use of metal nails and traditionally every building has its own name.
Dinner in the best local restaurant with live folk music.
Day 7 – Thuersday
City tour in Zakopane – winter capital of Poland.
Trekking in the “Kościeliska Valley” – one of the most beautiful Tatras valleys guided by environmental expert.
Kościeliska Valley (in Polish: Dolina Kościeliska) is one of the most beautiful and most frequently visited valleys in the Tatra mountains. In the 19th century it was one of the strongest and biggest metallurgical centres in the area, in the neighbouring mountains various metals were found, mainly silver, later on also iron ore.
The first part of the 5 hours walk leads up to Pisana Clearing, which is also available to horse carriages.
Day 8 – Friday
Return to Warsaw.