Portrait of Poland

Price per person
from £1,116

Price based on
London Heathrow
19th May 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Poland

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tour

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.
Portrait of Poland

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
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.

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.

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.

No meals included

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
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • 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. The included city sightseeing tour takes in many of the local highlights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Warsaw - UK

Day
9

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar

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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