A touch of everything that Poland is loved for: culture and history in the city walls, delicious Polish cuisine and touch of our nature! 3 “capitals”, highest mountains and best of fun in only 7 days!
Day 1 Warsaw – Capital of Poland
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 Cracow – The Royal Capital of Poland
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.
Day 3 Cracow
Oskar Schindler’s Factory exhibition shows Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945. The exhibition is primarily a story about Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, during World War Two. It is also a story about Nazi Germans – the occupiers who arrived here on 6 September 1939, brutally disrupting Kraków’s centuries-long history of Polish-Jewish relations. The great history of World War Two intersects here with everyday life, and the personal dramas of individual people overlap with the tragedy which affected the whole world.
Overnight in Niepołomice Royal Castel – the only royal castle in Poland accesable for tourists as a hotel!
Day 4 Niepołomice and Wieliczka Salt Mine
Sightseeing in Niepołomice: the Niepołomice Royal Castle is a Gothic castle from the mid-14th century, rebuilt in the late Renaissance style.
Sightseeing “Wieliczka” Salt Mine: documenting one of the most valuable monuments of material and spiritual culture in Poland. Each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world. It is also a world class monument listed on the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
Overnight in Wieliczka.
Day 5 Pieniny National Park and rafting through the Dunajec Gorge
The most pleasant way of visiting Pieniny National Park is the 18 kilometers Dunajec River Gorge rafting while you visit some of the most popular attractions of the local area on the traditional, wooden rafts (or more excited pontoon rafting recommended for more active travellers). The tradition of this special tourist attraction goes back to the early 20th century.
Overnight in Zakopane.
Day 6 Zakopane – The Winter Capital of Poland
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.
Kasprowy Wierch cablecar ride
Kasprowy Wierch mountain in the Western Tatras (elevation 1987 m asl) is one of the most popular ski areas in Poland. Its peak is accessible by cablecar. The trip takes approximately 10 minutes in two stages with a change in Myślenickie Turnie (1325 m asl). From the very peak you can climb to meteorological observatory – the highest situated building in Poland. Next you may descent to Cicha Valley Pass to admire the breathtaking panorama of the High Tatras over the Slovakian side. You may complete the trip at the terrace by the restaurant overlooking the peaks of the Polish High Tatra mountains and the whole of Podhale region.
Overnight and traditional dinner in Zakopane.
Day 7 Tatra Mountain Walk – Kościeliska Valley
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.
Return to Cracow or Warsaw.
Warsaw Royal Castle
Cracow Old Town
Cracow Old Town
Duration: 7 days
Start and finish point: Warsaw
Tour route: Warszawa – Kraków – Niepołomice, Wieliczka – Pieniny National Park – Zakopane – Tatra Mountain
Accommodation: high standard regional guesthouses with local cuisine
Transportation: comfortable buses
2 persons – 1249 EUR/per person
4 persons – 1149 EUR/per person
6 persons and more – 949 EUR/per person