Day 1 - Arrive Warsaw, Poland
Arrive in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, where you are met and
transferred to your hotel. Gather this evening for a welcome
briefing, followed by dinner.
Day 2 - Warsaw
This morning, set out for a guided tour of Warsaw's highlights,
including the 14th-century St. John's Archcathedral and the
remnants of the infamous Ghetto. After lunch, visit Wilanow
Palace and Gardens, the former Polish royal residence. Explore the
city at your leisure this afternoon.
Day 3 - Warsaw
This morning, visit POLIN Museum, a profound cultural
institution that celebrates a 1,000-year history of Polish Jews.
Enjoy lunch and an afternoon on your own. Tonight, revel in
a private piano performance with a glass of sparkling wine at
Day 4 - Czestochowa
Drive to Czestochowa, where you visit the monastery of
Jasna Gora, home of the Black Madonna, a painting that has
drawn countless reverent visitors over the centuries. After
lunch, proceed to Krakow and check in to your hotel. This
evening, enjoy an A&K-exclusive dinner at the home of a
local resident and experience Polish hospitality firsthand.
Day 5 - Krakow
This morning, explore the remarkable Bochnia Salt Mine,
a UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the world’s
only underground ferry systems. Descend the mine and
explore its network of chambers and lakes, which have been
carved out over the centuries. After lunch in the mine, walk
Krakow’s magnificent Market Square. You may also enjoy
a visit to St. Mary’s Church, with its famous 15th-century
Day 6 - Auschwitz
This morning, visit the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau
concentration camp, preserved as a memorial for the
1.5 million people of 28 nationalities who perished here.
Explore the stone buildings of Auschwitz with your specialist
guide, who brings to life the everyday horrors experienced
by those who were brought here. Return to your hotel, and
spend the afternoon at leisure.
Day 7 - Olomouc, Czech Republic
Depart Krakow for a short walking tour of the historic
riverside town of Olomouc. Admire its Holy Trinity Column,
a spectacular Baroque monument and a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. Continue to Prague.
Day 8 - Prague
Visit the Jewish Museum, home of Europe's largest collection
of Judaica, and the Jewish Cemetery. Explore Old Town and the Jewish Quarter, birthplace of Franz Kafka, and Old Town
Square's Gothic Town Hall for a chance to ascend its iconic clock
tower. Later, enjoy lunch and a tasting of Czech beers at a
unique floating microbrewery.
Day 9 - Prague
In Prague's Castle District, admire the religious artifacts at
the Loreto Chapel, as well as the towering, Gothic St. Vitus
Cathedral. Privately visit the Baroque library halls of the
Strahov Monastery, and view its incredible frescos. Tonight,
gather for a special farewell dinner.
Day 10 - Depart Prague
Transfer to the airport for your onward travel.