Polish Splendours

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Krakow, Warsaw, Olsztyn and Gdansk
8 Days
Jun - Aug
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Explore the highlights of Poland.

Day 1  Krakow Arrival
Arrival in Krakow, private transfer from the airport to Hotel Novotel Krakow Centrum or similar. Check-in for 2 nights and welcome meeting.

Day 2  Krakow City Sightseeing and Wieliczka Salt Mine
For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary’s Church, the Jagiellonian University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral. Afternoon excursion to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 meters. Evening optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka.

Day 3  Krakow – Warsaw: Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna
We leave for Czestochowa, the spiritual heart of Poland, where we visit the Jasna Gora Monastery with the Black Madonna. Through the flat low-laying plain of Central Poland we reach Warsaw in the early afternoon. Check-in at Hotel Mercure Warsaw Centrum or similar for 2 nights.

Day 4  Warsaw City Sightseeing and Palace on the Water
Warsaw is essentially a post-war city with a meticulously reconstructed Old Town. The morning sightseeing tour includes the Royal Route and the Old Town with the Royal Castle, St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. Afternoon excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park with the Palace on the Water. Evening optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki.

Day 5  Warsaw – Olsztyn: Forests and Lakes; Baroque Church of Swiete Lipka
We continue through the well forested North Poland into the Masurian Lakeland, a myriad of postglacial lakes representing some of the most beautiful nature in the whole of Poland. The afternoon excursion of the Masurian Lakeland takes us to the town of Gizycko, surrounded to all sides by the lakes, further to the beautiful Baroque church in Swieta Lipka and to picture-postcard town Mragowo. Afternoon arrival into Olsztyn and check-in at Hotel Przystan or similar.

Day 6  Olsztyn – Elblag – Malbork - Gdansk
Leaving the Masurian Lakeland behind us we travel further North. Our first stop is at Elblag, a town with a bitter-sweet past and a seemingly bright future. After a short visit of the Old Town with the red bricked St. Nicolas Cathedral we continue to pay a visit to Malbork Castle – a massive fortress founded by the Teutonic knights in the 13th century and beautifully sat on the banks of the sluggish Nogat River. From Malbork to Gdansk and check in at Hotel Mercure Gdansk or similar for 2 nights.

Day 7  Gdansk Walking Tour and Tri-City
Like a mini-state all to itself, Gdansk has a unique feel, cultured, wealthy and cosmopolitan, that sets it apart from all other cities in Poland. During morning old town walking tour we see Dlugi Targ, or Long Market, St. Mary’s Church, St. Bridget’s Church, Artus Court and Gdansk Town Hall. Afternoon tour of Tri-City – a conurbation uniting Gdansk with the lively coastal towns of Sopot and Gdynia. The tour along the 35 km gulf of Gdansk includes a visit to the famous pier in Sopot and a lovely organ concert at the Oliwa Church. Evening optional farewell dinner at the prestigious Restaurant Pod Lososiem.

Day 8  Gdansk Departure
Private transfer from the hotel to the airport and end of arrangements.

2020 departures:  30 June;  07, 14, 21, 28 July;  04, 11, 18 August

Includes: 7 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels including buffet breakfast; Welcome meeting with juice or champagne cocktail; Entrances to Wawel Castle (Krakow), Jasna Gora Monastery (Czestochowa), St. John’s Cathedral (Warsaw),Malbork Castle and Artus Court (Gdansk); service of English-speaking tour escort; transport in 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary; porterage at hotels; private arrival and departure transfers; 4hr excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine; 3hr excursion to Royal Lazienki Park and Palace on the Water visit; 4hr excursion of Tri-City, Sopot and Gdynia with organ concert at Oliwa church.

Excludes: optional special dinners being Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka; Polish dinner at Restaurant Dawne Smaki: Farewell dinner at Restaurant Pod Lososiem; half board at hotels (7 x 3-course dinners with coffee/tea).

Maximum group size: 45 persons
 

 Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1870.00
Single AUD$ 2513.00

Includes: 7 nights at centrally located 4 star hotels including buffet breakfast; Welcome meeting with juice or champagne cocktail; Entrances to Wawel Castle (Krakow), Jasna Gora Monastery (Czestochowa), St. John’s Cathedral (Warsaw),Malbork Castle and Artus Court (Gdansk); service of English-speaking tour escort; transport in 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary; porterage at hotels; private arrival and departure transfers; 4hour excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine; 3hour excursion to Royal Lazienki Park and Palace on the Water visit; 4hour excursion of Tri-City, Sopot and Gdynia with organ concert at Oliwa church.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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