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Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Your Local Guide will tell you about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway city between East and West. See the medieval Stare Miasto (Old Quarter) with its market square and 14th-century Cathedral of St. John, the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, neoclassical Lazienki Palace, and the remnants of the Jewish ghetto.
Stop in Lodz, where an orientation shows you the Manufaktura complex, a former factory and a reminder of the city’s former main industry, textile-manufacturing, the grand Poznanski Palace, and more. Continue to the university city of Poznan, where guided sightseeing features the major sites of this historic city, like the Old Market Square, the Town Hall, and the baroque ST. PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL. This evening, LF dinner with local specialties awaits at a local restaurant.
Travel south and arrive in the historical capital of Silesia, Wroclaw. Through the ages, this impressive city belonged to Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, Germany, and (after 1945) to Poland. Hear about its turbulent history during your guided tour, and admire its highlights, such as the cathedral and the MARKET SQUARE with its fine patrician houses.
Stop in the Old Town of Opole, the historical capital of Upper Silesia, and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Then, continue to Czestochowa and prepare for a fascinating visit of JASNA GÓRA, the monastery near Czestochowa. Admire its BLACK MADONNA, which is venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol.
On the way to Krakow, visit Auschwitz and Birkenau, and see what is left of the notorious World War II CONCENTRATION CAMPS, chilling reminders of the Holocaust.
In the morning, an optional excursion to the Wieliczka salt mines is available. Later, follow your Local Guide for a walk through Krakow’s historic Jewish center, the KAZIMIERZ QUARTER, with its cosy art cafes, antique shops, and galleries. Also visit the REMUH SYNAGOGUE and 14th-century ST. MARY’S CHURCH with its uneven towers.
Return to Warsaw, where a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate your visit to Poland.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Mercure Warsaw Centrum is located in the city center, right next to the Golden Terraces, the largest shopping center in Warsaw.
This 4-star Hotel is located in the business part of the city close to Poza¿ Central Railway Station and features a fitness center and sauna on-site. Polish & international dishes are served in the restaurant and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout. Classically designed guest rooms are spacious and feature wooden furniture in warm colors. Each room is air-conditioned, has coffee/tea making facilities, a work desk and mini-bar.
Offering free Wi-Fi throughout, this mid-scale 151-room property is located in the heart of Wroclaw's Old Town, just 300 m from the RaclawicePanorama. It features spacious classically designed rooms with air conditioning and tea/ coffee-making facilities. The hotel bar & restaurant offers a wide selection of wine from around the world with exquisite dishes served on stone plates.
The Mercure Czestochowa Centrum is located in the center of the city, near the Jasna Góra Pauline Monastery. The hotel offers 102 comfortable air-conditioned rooms, including 6 family STUDIOS and 6 apartments, as well as 4306 sq. ft. (400 m2) of fully equipped multi-purpose meeting rooms. A real culinary revelation, Winestone delights with its wide choice of dishes and wines from around the world and are uncommon in Poland.
This unique 118-room hotel reflects the Art Deco style of the Kazimierz district in which it is located and offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout. Dishes from around the world are served in the Kitchen restaurant while drinks can be enjoyed in the informal atmosphere of the colorful bar, there is also a gym and Finnish sauna.
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