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Discovering Poland
Embark on an in-depth journey through Poland. Tour the thriving capital city of Warsaw. Reborn after World War II, it is again one of Europe's great cultural centers. Walk the meandering lanes of historical Krakow, where you will visit Wawel castle; once home to the kings of Imperial Poland. The somber history and tragic reality of Auschwitz is unveiled during a moving visit. Behold the Black Madonna on a tour of Jasna Gora Monastery. Come to know the culture at a folklore dinner and show in Krakow. Make tasty gingerbread in Torun. Stand on the dock where union workers formed the Solidarity Anti-Communist movement in 1989 and spend time at the newly opened Solidarity Center in Gdansk. Explore the ancient city squares and UNESCO World Heritage sights of Torun, Wroclaw, Warsaw, Gdansk, and Krakow.
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Tour OperatorCollette
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
11 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1WarsawOvernight Flight: Your journey through Poland, a land of amazing castles, poignant history and welcoming culture, begins with an overnight flight.
Day 2WarsawWarsaw, Poland - Tour Begins: Welcome to Warsaw! The city has a blend of old-word charm and a modern energy. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a welcome dinner.
Day 3WarsawWarsaw: Embrace the moving history of Warsaw, a city reborn after WWII, as you embark on a locally guided tour. Your journey through this capital city includes a stop at what remains of the Warsaw Ghetto. The afternoon is free to take in the alleyways and quaint cafes in the old town, explore a museum or simply relax.
Day 4WarsawWarsaw - Czestochowa - Krakow: Travel south to Krakow, an enchanting city famous for its well-preserved town center. En route, stop in Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland, where each year over 5 million pilgrims journey to pay their respects to the famous Black Madonna. Housed in the Jasna Gora monastery, you journey inside for an up-close look at this miraculous image. Arriving in Krakow, enjoy some free time to get acquainted with the city. This evening you are introduced to traditional Polish culture during a folklore show and dinner, complete with wine and beer.
Day 5KrakowKrakow: This morning we explore the city on a tour with a local expert that includes visits to the Market Square, St. Mary's Church and the university. You will also visit Wawel Castle and explore this former residence of Polish kings. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps you'll stroll the quaint side streets of Krakow's famous old town, have coffee in one of the largest squares in Europe or walk along the river for views of the new sections of the city. You may also visit the Schindler Museum or join your fellow travelers on an optional excursion.
Day 6KrakowKrakow - Auschwitz - Wroclaw: Today you embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to Auschwitz. A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp where you will learn first-hand about the terrors as well as the resilience of the human spirit that occurred within those walls. Later this afternoon you arrive in the ancient city of Wroclaw. Tonight, join your traveling companions for some locally-brewed beer and a traditional 'home-style' dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 7WroclawWroclaw: A morning tour of Wroclaw brings you up-close and personal to this large and ethnically diverse city. It could be the only location where you can find a Stare Miasto (Old Town) with a Synagogue, a Lutheran church, a Roman Catholic church and an Eastern Orthodox church standing near each other. The remainder of the day is at leisure to savor its idyllic parks and captivating culture.
Day 8WroclawWroclaw - Torun: Today you travel to the town of Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage site and birthplace of Nicholas Copernicus, the famous astronomer. Torun remains one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe and is one of the 'Seven Wonders of Poland.' This evening, join a local resident for a walking tour of this unspoiled town, including a stop at Copernicus's house. Next, step back into history while baking and sampling your very own gingerbread according to a 500-year-old recipe.
Day 9TorunTorun - Gdansk: Travel to the port city of Gdansk. Make a stop at the Gdansk Shipyards, site of the creation of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement in 1980 that helped liberate Poland from Soviet rule. Take a walk through the evolution of this democratic movement in Poland and throughout Europe at the newly-opened Solidarity Center.
Day 10GdanskGdansk: Join a local expert for an introduction to this strategic and historic city. Get to know its deep history on your tour which highlights City Hall and St. Mary's Church. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Perhaps you will choose to take a stroll through a beautiful square, shop for local handicrafts or soak in the seaside atmosphere.
Day 11GdanskGdansk - Marienburg Fortress - Warsaw: Your journey through Poland comes full circle with your return to Warsaw. En route, stop in the town of Malbork, home to Marienburg Fortress, the largest castle in the world. A guided tour of this 700-year-old structure introduces you to the world of the Knights of the Teutonic Order. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating a fantastic journey.
Day 12WarsawWarsaw - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today.
Dates/Pricing
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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
April 28, 2017$2,149.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Hotel Bulwar Torun, PolandRadisson Hotel Gdansk Gdansk, Poland
Holiday Inn City Center Krakow Krakow, PolandMercure Wroclaw Centrum Wroclaw, Poland
Mercure Grand Warszawa Hotel warsaw, Poland 
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.
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Discovering Poland
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Embark on an in-depth journey through Poland. Tour the thriving capital city of Warsaw. Reborn after World War II, it is again one of Europe's great cultural centers.
 
 
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