Get stuck into Polish comfort food and all the other highlights on this travel experience showcasing the Best of Poland. Explore Warsaw's proud history, the enduring beauty of Kraków and the Gdańsk glowing amber trade, all while discovering the resilience of the Polish people.
Explore Warsaw, Gdańsk, Toruń, Wrocław and Kraków with a Local Specialist
Visit the Old Town in Warsaw, the European Solidarity Centre, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Toruń, Aula Leopoldina in Wrocław, the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church in Kraków, the former concentration camp of Auschwitz and Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa
View the Cathedral, Salt Square and the Old Town Hall in Wrocław, Wawel Royal Castle and the Cathedral in Kraków
Connect with Locals In the Polish Highlands, join a local family of forest rangers for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local gastronomic delights. (Day 7)
Dive into Culture Gain incredible insights into a turbulent time in Poland's history and the importance of freedom, citizenship, democracy and solidarity at the state-of-the-art European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk. (Day 3) Visit the Aula Leopoldina at Wrocław University, the beautiful Baroque ceremonial hall of this ancient place of learning. (Day 6) Visit the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa and see the revered Black Madonna, a venerated icon recognised by several Pontiffs. (Day 10)
Stays with Stories Soak up the splendour of the Mercure Hotel Zakopane, located right next to the ski slope and bubbling geothermal pools, or take a dip in the hotel's geothermal heated outdoor pool. (Day 7)
First Class Travel Highlights:
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply
Welcome to Warsaw
Connect with Warsaw's steadfast spirit - a city rebuilt from the ashes of World War II. After checking in this afternoon, relax and unwind or take a stroll through the city. This evening meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director at the hotel.
Discover Historic Warsaw
This morning, embark on an in-depth guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. See the iconic and unexpected highlights of what has been the capital of Poland since the late 16th century. Gain a deeper understanding of how the city was rebuilt after the devastation of the Second World War. In your free time, you may consider an Optional Experience to Wilanów Palace.
Onwards to Coastal Gdańsk
Journey to Gdańsk, the amber capital of the world and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, exploring the major attractions of this Baltic centre. Then, Dive Into Culture during a visit to the European Solidarity Centre which reveals the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel.
Gdańsk Your Way
Enjoy a full free day to explore Gdańsk on your terms. Admire the architecture in the historic Long Market and wander down Long Lane to Golden Gate, or consider joining an Optional Experience to visit Malbork Castle, founded by the Teutonic Order of Knights in 1274.
Journey to Toruń and Cultural Wrocław
Stop in the medieval town of Toruń this morning, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. You'll join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will reveal the city's Leaning Tower, the house of famed astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and Toruń Castle, among other key attractions. Continue to Wrocław, a former European 'Capital of Culture'. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
This morning, join your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. Discover its complex history and see some of its most important sites, including Wrocław Cathedral, the Main Market Square, Old Town Hall and Salt Square, a former medieval marketplace and today, a flower market. Dive Into Culture and visit the Baroque ceremonial hall of Aula Leopoldina at Wrocław University. This afternoon, consider joining an Optional Experience to Książ Castle and UNESCO-listed Świdnica Church of Peace.
Off to the Tatra Mountains and Zakopane
Your journey today takes you towards the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain range of the Carpathians, which stretch across Central Europe. Spend some free time enjoying the town or consider taking an Optional Experience through lush countryside to explore the mountains and valleys for which this region is so famous. Break bread with a local Polish family at the foothills of the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane. You'll Connect With Locals and gain insights into their way of life in the Polish Highlands, while enjoying a home-cooked dinner featuring local specialities at this memorable Be My Guest experience. Warm up at your Stays With Stories accommodation, the Mercure Hotel Zakopane, nestled right next to the ski slope and bubbling geothermal pools. Enjoy a soak in the outdoor pool, heated by geothermal energy as is the entire hotel, while admiring the breath-taking mountain views.
Continue to Kraków
Travel to Kraków where you will enjoy views of the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill during your tour with a Local Specialist. Your walking tour through the Old Town includes a visit to the Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church. This evening, perhaps sample some lively Polish entertainment with dinner.
Kraków Your Way
Consider joining an Optional Experience to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, renowned as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland and home to an entire chapel carved from rock salt, as well as dozens of sculptures. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights on your own. Enjoy a slice of Polish Sernik Babci on the Old Town Square, visit a traditional milk bar or enjoy an evening of Polish folklore.
Venture to Auschwitz and Return to Warsaw
Our journey this morning takes us to the former concentration camp at Auschwitz, a poignant reminder of the horrors perpetrated during the Holocaust. Travelling to Jasna Góra Monastery, we rub shoulders with Catholic pilgrims, who have journeyed to the famous shrine for centuries. We’ll Dive Into Culture and see the iconic Black Madonna of Częstochowa. This evening, we arrive in Warsaw, where we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends.
Say farewell to your travel companions and Travel Director at the end of a wonderful holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.