Portrait of Poland

Price per person
from £1,168

Price based on
London Heathrow
8th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Poland

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Medieval cities, grand Gothic architecture, and a fascinating heritage of old town quarters, merchant houses and monasteries: visit the birthplace of Copernicus, the ‘Black Madonna’ of Jansa Gora, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

At a glance


  • Warsaw A cosmopolitan city of museums, galleries and grand Baroque architecture.
  • Gdansk Explore the streets and squares of one of Europe’s largest medieval centres.
  • Torun Birthplace of Copernicus and home to a rich heritage of Gothic architecture and Hanseatic Merchant Houses.
  • Jansa Gora Visit the monastery and see the famous shrine of the 'Black Madonna'.
  • Krakow The ancient capital of Poland is the jewel in its sightseeing crown.
  • Oswiecim Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

We did not know that this was a "history lesson"...

20th September 2017
Mr Jason clifton

We did not know that this was a "history lesson" or that it was a walking holiday. We bought on-line and the description was not that detailed or clear enough. We would not have taken a walking holiday. As for the tour it was super, just not what we expected The guides were very thorough, even if the accent was a little tricky at times, especially through an ear piece. This is a very full-on tour, tiring and lots of travel. Ok if you are fit and healthy. Optional excursions are too expensive and the tipping rates too high for most people. We could not afford 138 Euros on top of the holiday cost, meals to buy and spending money..

As previously said the tour was very well organised but...

10th August 2017
Mrs Lynne Jones

As previously said the tour was very well organised but was too hectic which resulted in early morning starts and late arrival at hotel. We had VIP home pick up included in the holiday which worked extremely well going from home to the airport but was a complete shambles on the airport to home journey - Not very impressed

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23rd June 2017
Mr Peter Roberts

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22nd June 2017
Mr Vikram Anand

Delivered what we wanted....

21st June 2017
Trusted Customer

Delivered what we wanted.

Overview

Medieval cities, grand Gothic architecture, and a fascinating heritage of old town quarters, merchant houses and monasteries: visit the birthplace of Copernicus, the ‘Black Madonna’ of Jansa Gora, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Warsaw

Day
1

Fly to Warsaw where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Your tour starts today.

Warsaw - Gdansk

Day
2

Today’s included sightseeing tour with a local guide is an excellent introduction to Warsaw. Magnificently reconstructed after WWII, Warsaw is a rich tapestry of nearly every European architectural style, from gothic to neoclassical, with wide, modern avenues in striking contrast to the narrow lanes of the old section. Continue to Gdansk on the Baltic Sea, which were one of the most important Hanseatic cities in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Gdansk

Day
3

One of the most important shipping ports in Northern Europe, Gdansk (formerly known by its German name, Danzig) is the birthplace of “Solidarity,” the Polish trade union that revolutionised Polish modern politics. Sightseeing this morning with your Local Guide introduces you to the cities past and present. Later, spend some time exploring on your own, or join the optional excursion to the town of Malbork, founded in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights. Visit its gothic Marienburg Castle, one of the most striking fortified castles in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Gdansk - Torun - Poznan

Day
4

First stop today is medieval Torun on the Vistula River, birthplace of renaissance astronomer Copernicus and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your local guide will introduce you to the many captivating highlights, including the Starowka Old Town with the ruins of a 13th-century Teutonic Knights’ castle as well as many samples of gothic architecture. Head west to Poznan, one of the country’s oldest cities and a part of Polish history for the past 1,000 years. This afternoon, discover the main attractions on your included city sightseeing with a local guide.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Poznan - Jasna Gora - Krakow

Day
5

First, to Jasna Góra near Czestochowa for a guided visit of the Monastery that withstood the repeated onslaughts of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Since then, its Black Madonna has been venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol. Later, head to Kraków.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Krakow

Day
6

Dating back to the 7th century, Kraków is held up by many as Poland’s most beautiful city. It was the country’s capital for over 500 years; the included city tour with a Local Guide shows off ancient Kraków, for centuries the residence of Polish kings. See the Market Square, the Jewish Quarter, Wawel Hill, and St. Mary’s Church. Continue exploring on your own or take the opportunity to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a renowned mine that produced table salt continuously from the 13th century until 2007. This evening, consider joining an optional polka party.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Krakow - Oswiecim (Auschwitz) - Warsaw

Day
7

Encounter sobering history this morning on your visit to what is left of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. In the afternoon, return to Warsaw.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Warsaw

Day
8

After breakfast, revisit Warsaw on your own or maybe join an optional excursion to Wilanów Castle. Tonight’s optional farewell dinner is a great way to round out your exciting adventure in Poland.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Warsaw - UK

Day
9

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Warsaw: Mercure Centrum
  • Gdansk: Mecure Old Town
  • Poznan: Novotel Centrum
  • Krakow: Novotel City West
  • Warsaw: Mercure Centrum

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