Untouched Wilderness of Europe – Polish National Parks


Holiday in harmony with nature away from the city noise! Visit the most stunning National Parks of the northern Poland and its most precious natural regions, enjoy local cuisine and regional accommodation!

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MAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRIP:

Duration: 7 days
Start and finish point: Warsaw
Tour route: Białowieża National Park – Narwia National Park – Biebrza National Park – Wigry National Park (Suwałki region)
Accommodation: high standard regional guesthouses with local cuisine
Transportation: comfortable buses
Prices:
6 persons and more – 1169 EUR/per person
4 persons – 1429 EUR/per person
2 persons – 1639 EUR/per person

Price includes: transportation from Warsaw by bus (with English speaking driver; transfer from any other city upon request); accommodations in a wooden masons and guesthouses, single or twin rooms with private bathrooms; three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day; English speaking guides; entrance fees and insurances.

Price does not include: individual transfers; flights.

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

PROGRAMME:

Day 1 Arrival to Warsaw and transfer to Białowieża – “last untouched wilderness of Europe”

Białowieża National Park (in Polish: Białowieski Park Narodowy) located in Podlaskie Voivodeship, in Eastern Poland adjacent with the border with Belarus. It is “last untouched wilderness of Europe” and the oldest national park in Poland, established in 1921. Forest known as the Białowieża Forest (Puszcza Białowieska) is considered to be Europe’s largest swath of original primeval lowland forest, in Polish: puszcza. The park is also a home to bison that can be viewed in several breeding reserves.
Here we start with first walks to see, among others:
– Nature and Forest Museum presenting the most characteristic forest communities of the forest, ecological processes and natural phenomena in a modern, innovative way
– The Palace Park – the art of garden establishment in the heart of the primeval forest
– XIXth century Palace Park in the English style with four hundred years old oaks
– XIXth century Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas and
– Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture.

Overnight in Białowieża in Wejmutka

Wejmutka in Białowieża

Wejmutka in Białowieża

Wejmutka in Białowieża

Day 2 Discovering the primeval forest and visiting bisons

Exploring the primeval forest with experienced guides – all day long walking trip.

Photos below by Mateusz Szymura

Bison in Białowieża

Bison in Białowieża

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The day ends up with a traditional dinner in one of the most beautiful Polish restaurants: Tsar Restaurant in Białowieża. The restaurant is located in an old building of the railway station and is famous for delicious and local cuisine.

Tsar Restaurant

Tsar Restaurant

Tsar Restaurant

Day 3 Narew National Park – Land of Open Shutters and Polish Amazon

Over the way we stop to see few adorable villages: Trześcianka, Puchły and Soca, to see the Land of Open Shutters with stunning rich, woodcarving decoration and window heads intricately carved in wood and colorfully painted shutters.

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Later we head to Kurowo village to visit Narew National Park (in Polish: Narwiański Park Narodowy). The Narew River is one of the last rivers with a natural character found in Poland and all of Europe and it is sometimes called “The Polish Amazon”. It runs through a wide valley with sandy banks that are overgrown with osier. Here we will also be able to see the magical sunset over Narew river.

One of the most enjoyable attractions in here is a walking trail, nature footbridge located between the villages of Waniewo and Śliwno. It allows you to reach the heart of the park without having to use a canoe or kayak. It crosses numerous riverbeds with floating platforms fixed on the ropes. Observation tower stands in the middle of the route, where there used to be the former castle, allowing to admire the panorama of the valley.

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Day 4 Towards Biebrza National Park – European Stork Village and Tykocin

On the way we will stop to visit Pentowo – the one of that kind in Poland, The European Stork Village, charming place along with the city of Tykocin, with around 30 stork couples.

Later we will reach Tykocin, quiet XVth century little town, the oldest and most beautiful urban complex of historic Podlasie region. There we will visit among others: XV century Tykocin Castle, the Baroque Synagogue built in 1642, one of the best preserved in Poland from that period and a major tourist attraction, but also a baroque Church of the Holy Trinity.

Day 5 Biebrza National Park – elks and wetlands

It is the biggest national park in Poland. Along heavily meandering River Biebrza there is the largest peatbog complex in Poland, called Biebrza Swamps. They create a unique mosaic of wetland habitats, which preserved rare plant, bird and animal species. Biebrza Swamps are considered one of the most important in country and Central Europe bird refuge for water-mud oriented birds. It is also here where you can find the country’s largest elk refuge (approx. 700 units), but also mammals like wolfs, otters and beavers.
We encourage you to try guided walking tour through wetlands or rafting down the river.

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Day 6 Wigry National Park – kayaking and walking routes

Wigry National Park (in Polish: Wigierski Park Narodowy) is located in Podlaskie Voivodeship in north-eastern Poland. It covers parts of the Masurian Lake District and Augustów Primeval Forest (in Polish: Puszcza Augustowska). The Park is famous for its numerous lakes. It is named after lake Wigry, the largest of the Park’s many lakes, one of the list of the world’s most valuable inland waters (‘Aqua’ project) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Here we offer kayaking and walking tour.

Day 7 Wigry National Park – lakes and meadows

Walking tour along the educational trail in Suwałki region. It is an area covered with woods and meadows, variety of postglacial forms of land relief, lakes and picturesque rivers flowing through deep valleys.
Return to Warsaw.

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