Portrait of Poland


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A rich cultural heritage, fascinating history, and beautiful landscapes make Poland an interesting place to discover. On this Poland tour, you’ll spend two nights in Warsaw and Gdansk, three nights in Kraków, and one night in Poznan. Along the way, learn about Poland’s history and visit some of its historic cities with their charming old towns, and some UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide—an expert in the city’s history, sights, culture, and secrets—in Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Poznan, and Kraków. Torun is the birthplace of Renaissance astronomer Copernicus and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Middle Ages, it was a prominent trade centre as a member of the Hanseatic League. Dating back to the 7th century, Kraków is known as Poland’s most beautiful city and cultural capital. Here, your sightseeing features the Market Square, one of Europe’s loveliest squares, along with Wawel Hill. Gdansk is a beautiful port city on the Baltic Sea which played an important role in recent history by facilitating the events that brought to the fall of the Berlin wall.

On this Poland tour, you’ll visit Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage spot. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the "Queen of Poland." You'll also visit what is left of the Auschwitz concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Enjoy a day trip to Zakopane, a mountain resort in the Tatras, a favourite holiday spot for locals and visitors.

You’ll have a chance to do a little hiking or to relax taking in the spectacular views. You’ll arrive home from this value-minded tour through Poland with a new appreciation of Poland’s history, culture, nature and wonderful cities— an enriching holiday!

Highlights

Warsaw Guided sightseeing

Gdansk Guided sightseeing

Torun Guided sightseeing

Poznan Guided sightseeing

Jasna Góra Guided Monastery visit

Kraków Guided sightseeing, visit Cathedral

Zakopane Full day excursion

Auschwitz Guided visit

Single Share available

Opt to share a twin room with a fellow traveller, and if there's no one to share with you'll get a room to yourself at no added cost!

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.

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Warsaw, Poland

Day
1

Check into your hotel. Explore the Polish capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. In the early evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

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 revolutionized Polish modern politics. Sightseeing this morning with your Local Guide introduces you to the city’s 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 starówka (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

Pozan - Jasna - Góra - Kraków

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

Kraków

Day
6

Dating back to the 7th century, Kraków is revered by many as Poland’s most beautiful city. It was the country’s capital for over 500 years. On your included guided tour, see the Market Square, the Jewish Quarter, and Wawel Hill, and visit the CATHEDRAL. 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

Kraków. Excursion to Zakopane

Day
7

Get a breath of fresh mountain air today on the included excursion to Zakopane. Located in a picturesque valley at the base of the Tatra mountain range, Zakopane has developed into a beautiful, pristine resort. Typical of this area are the highlander wooden houses, cafes, restaurants, and shops on Krupowski Street. Enjoy a little hiking or browse around the small market for an authentic souvenir. Return to Krakow.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Kraków - Auschwitz - Warsaw

Day
8

Encounter sobering history this morning on your visit to AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. In the afternoon, continue to Warsaw. Tonight’s optional farewell dinner is a great way to round out your fascinating adventure in Poland.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Warsaw

Day
9

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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.

Warsaw - Gdansk

Day
2

The country's capital, Warsaw suffered extensive damage during World War II but has since been lovingly restored to its former glory. Explore this cosmopolitan city on an included sightseeing tour this morning, taking in sights such as the magnificent Royal Way - a wide avenue laden with impressive churches, palaces, art galleries and museums, the Old Town Square, and the best of the city's historic landmarks, including a wealth of fine Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture. This afternoon, continue to Gdansk for two nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Gdansk

Day
3

Also known as Danzig, Gdansk sits on the Baltic Coast and is home to Poland's largest seaport and a rich ship-building and maritime history. A focal point during World War II, the city endured heavy bombing but its legacy of Gothic, Renaissance and Hanseatic architecture has since been faithfully restored. Today's included city sightseeing tour with a local guide takes in highlights such as the lovely Stare Miasto Old Town. Later, why not join the optional trip to nearby Malbork, a town founded by Teutonic Knights in the 13th century and home to Marienberg Castle, a Gothic brick fortress considered to be one of the most striking in Europe.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Gdansk - Torun - Poznan

Day
4

Today, head to the beautiful medieval city of Torun. Nestled alongside the Vistula River, Torun is famed as the birthplace of Copernicus and one of the most charming cities in Poland, maintaining a rich heritage of Gothic architecture, Hanseatic Merchant Houses and a delightful 'Starowka' Old Town with UNESCO World Heritage status. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour before continuing to Poznan on the banks of the Warta River. A 1,000-year-old city with ancient markets and bazaar, Poznan has a wonderful mix of Gothic and Baroque architecture, including a 10th-century cathedral, the Dzialynski Palace, 16th-century town hall clock and a fine opera house.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Poznan - Jasna Gora - Krakow

Day
5

Your first stop today is the monastery of Jasna Gora near Czestochowa, which houses the famous painting of the 'Black Madonna', venerated as the 'Queen of Poland' and the country's national symbol. This afternoon, continue to Krakow, Poland's cultural capital, for two nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Krakow

Day
6

The ancient capital of Poland is the jewel in its sightseeing crown. At the city's heart is the largest and one of the most perfectly preserved medieval squares in the whole of Europe, Rynek Glowny, surrounded by impressive historic buildings. This morning, the included sightseeing tour of ancient Krakow takes in the historic Market Square, the 14th century Jagiellonian University, Wawel Castle and St Mary's Church, where the 14th-century kings of Poland were traditionally crowned. The rest of the day is free for you to explore at leisure or perhaps join the optional trip to the fascinating Wieliczka Salt Mines, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, enjoy an optional polka party.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Krakow - Oswiecim (Auschwitz) - Warsaw

Day
7

This morning, head to Oswiecim and the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the outrages perpetrated against the Jews during World War II. This afternoon, continue to Warsaw.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Warsaw

Day
8

Today is spent at leisure in the capital and largest city in Poland, Warsaw. This historic and thriving city has a plethora of things to see and do. Visit the Old Town where you can picture times gone by with it's beautiful buildings and narrow streets or journey along the Royal Road, which links a list of it's best landmarks such as St Anne's Church, Ujazdów Park, St Alexander's Church and many more stunning sites. Warsaw also has a host amazing palaces for you to see, the Wilanów Palace for example, full of beautiful decorations which survived both World Wars as well as sobering museums such as the must-see Warsaw Uprising Museum.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Warsaw - UK

Day
9

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Warsaw

Day
1

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

Day
9

Your tour ends today.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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