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12-day private tour around Poland

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Our 12/14-day private tour includes all the highlights of Poland. You will travel by private car. Your English-speaking driver will be at your disposal throughout the entire tour. You will visit all the must-see landmarks with local guides in all the corners of Poland. You will also have free time to relax and explore Poland at your own pace.


Prices from 1615 EUR
Up to 8 people
Transportation by car/minibus
Private tour
Available on request

Aby01  posted 2019-06-04 on TripAdvisor

Excellent Service and Customer Care  

We traveled in May of 2019. Arrived to Warsaw and booked the whole 11-day tour all around Poland with AB Poland Travel. We went to the north (Gdansk) and then to the south (Krakow). Everything went perfectly fine, we had an awesome time and all the arrangements AB Poland did were very comfortable and good quality. The tour guides were awesome and really helpful. The tours were very good and informative and the schedule was good too. The hotels we re comfortable and we had no problems with the reservations.
It is a company you can trust and that will help you and try to schedule the tour to your needs and/or interests. I definitely recommend it.
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 You will see:

Warsaw Old Town

Warsaw Old Town was almost completely destroyed during World War II and later rebuilt with great attention to details. In the Castle Square ... [ read more ]

Warsaw Old Town

Warsaw Old Town was almost completely destroyed during World War II and later rebuilt with great attention to details. In the Castle Square you can see the Sigismund’s Column which was built to commemorate one of our kings Sigismund III Vasa, who in 1596 moved Poland’s capital from Krakow to Warsaw. You can admire the magnificent Royal Castle – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was completely rebuilt after its destruction during World War II. Near the Royal Castle, the gothic St. John’s Archcathedral is situated. Its construction started in 1390 and it is the only archcathedral in Warsaw. In the oldest part of the Old Town – the Old Town Market Place – the Warsaw Mermaid has been standing since 1855. Another important point of your tour, located between the Old and the New Town, is the Warsaw Barbican that once encircled Warsaw.

Royal Route

Walking down Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street (Royal Route) you can pass many important sites. In St. Anne’s Church you can climb up its... [ read more ]

Royal Route

Walking down Krakowskie Przedmiescie Street (Royal Route) you can pass many important sites. In St. Anne’s Church you can climb up its tower to the viewing terrace from which you can see the entire Old Town. Then, you can pass the Presidential Palace. It hosted the authors of the Constitution of May 3, 1791 (the first modern constitution in Europe and second in the world). You can stand in front of the main gate to the largest university in Poland – the University of Warsaw and you can hear stories about the famous Polish atronomer – Nicolaus Copernicus standing next to the Copernicus Monument. From there you can proceed to the Holy Cross Church – a beautiful Baroque building where the heart of Frederic Chopin is still beating.

Palace of Culture and Science

Palace of Culture and Science is the highest building in the country. Opened in 1955, it was Stalin’s gift to the people of Poland. If... [ read more ]

Palace of Culture and Science

Palace of Culture and Science is the highest building in the country. Opened in 1955, it was Stalin’s gift to the people of Poland. If you wish, you can get to the 30th floor and admire the beautiful panorama of Warsaw from the viewing terrace.

Former Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. The most notable point there is Grz... [ read more ]

Former Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. The most notable point there is Grzybowski Square - the former heart of Jewish culture in Warsaw. You can also see the remnants of the Ghetto Wall.

Lazienki Royal Park

Lazienki Royal Park consists of the Royal Gardens, that have been existing there since the 18th century, the Frederic Chopin's monument whic... [ read more ]

Lazienki Royal Park

Lazienki Royal Park consists of the Royal Gardens, that have been existing there since the 18th century, the Frederic Chopin's monument which is a significant point as Chopin was Poland's most famous composer and one of the greatest in the world. Next to the monument, Chopin Concerts take place every summer on Sundays at 12 and 4pm (free of charge). Also, you will see the Palace on the Isle whose origins date back to the late 17th century, the Old Orangery where the Royal Theatre is situated (it is one of the few authentic 18th-century court theatres in Europe that survived) and the Myslewicki Palace which in the 19th century served as a guest house hosting figures such as Napoleon I and U.S. President Richard Nixon.

Gdansk Main City

Main City area includes all the most important must-sees in Gdansk: the Coal Market (Targ Węglowy), the Museum of ... [ read more ]

Gdansk Main City

Main City area includes all the most important must-sees in Gdansk: the Coal Market (Targ Węglowy), the Museum of Amber, richly decorated Golden Gate, the Green Gate, the Long Market – the most representative square of Gdansk, The Artus Court, Dutch House, Neptun’s Fountain and the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - the largest brick church in the world.

 

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Artus Court

A former meeting place of merchants and a centre of social life, whose hayday falls into the 16th and 17th century.... [ read more ]

Artus Court

A former meeting place of merchants and a centre of social life, whose hayday falls into the 16th and 17th century.

European Solidarity Centre

European Solidarity Centre, opened in 2014, is located just outside the entrance to the historic Gdansk Shipyard. It is here that ... [ read more ]

European Solidarity Centre

European Solidarity Centre, opened in 2014, is located just outside the entrance to the historic Gdansk Shipyard. It is here that the trade union "Solidarnosc" was founded. This place witnessed turning points in the history of Gdansk which later played a major role in bringing an end to the communist Europe. You can go up to the roof-top terrace to get the best views of the surrounding shipyards. You can also see the house of Lech Walesa – the legendary leader of the Solidarity trade union. 

Oliwa Cathedral

Oliwa Cathedral is famous for its old organes and 18th-century park with lakes and old exotic trees. Inside the Cathedral you can ... [ read more ]

Oliwa Cathedral

Oliwa Cathedral is famous for its old organes and 18th-century park with lakes and old exotic trees. Inside the Cathedral you can listen to a 20-minute organ concert.

 

Malbork castle

Malbork is a town in the Vistula delta, founded by the Knights of the Teutonic Order. It is known for its medieval castle, bu... [ read more ]

Malbork castle

Malbork is a town in the Vistula delta, founded by the Knights of the Teutonic Order. It is known for its medieval castle, built in the 13th century as the Order’s headquarters. Inside the huge complex you will see the Courtyard, the Cloisters of the High Castle, the Summer Refectory and the Grand Master’s Palace. The interiors include valuable collection of items such as an armament, documents and artistic amber wares. The complex is listed on UNESCO List and is considered one of the most impressive medieval castles in Europe.

 

Sopot Pier

Was built as a mooring point for cruise boats and opened in 1827. It is the longest wooden pier in Europe with a length of 511.5m. The conce... [ read more ]

Sopot Pier

Was built as a mooring point for cruise boats and opened in 1827. It is the longest wooden pier in Europe with a length of 511.5m. The concentration of iodine at the tip of the pier is twice as high as on land.

Dar Pomorza

The beautiful three-masted frigate 'Dar Pomorza' (Gift of Pomerania), also called the White Frigate. It now houses a museum with exhibi... [ read more ]

Dar Pomorza

The beautiful three-masted frigate 'Dar Pomorza' (Gift of Pomerania), also called the White Frigate. It now houses a museum with exhibitions about its history. 

 

Torun Old Town

Torun main square is the heart of the city. In its center you will find a Gothic Town Hall, which houses the town museum. Inside y... [ read more ]

Torun Old Town

Torun main square is the heart of the city. In its center you will find a Gothic Town Hall, which houses the town museum. Inside you will see a rich collection of sculptures, paintings and stained glass. We strongly recommend climbing up the tower (extra paid) to admire a gorgeous panorama of Torun and the Vistula river. In front of the entrance there is a bronze Monument of  Nicolaus Copernicus. He is the one who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe or, in other words, “stopped the Sun and moved the Earth”. Walking around the Main Square, you will see the mansions of the Hansa merchants, such as Pod Gwiazdą or Dwor Artusa. Most of them are richly decorated and well preserved.

Just next to the Main Square there are Holy Spirit’s Church and Saint Mary’s Church. The second one comes from 14th century and was founded by Franciscans. You will be charmed by an original organ from the beginning of 16th century, medieval tombstones and colourful stained glass.

Afterwards, you can admire a magnificent Saint John’s Cathedral. Some of the oldest elements of this enormous building are dated back to the 13th century. Over the years this church was a religious centre for local community and was a witness of important Christian ceremonies – for example Nicolaus Copernicus was baptized here. Visiting the cathedral, you need to listen to the history of “Tuba Dei” – the biggest medieval bell in Poland from 1500.

Passing defensive walls and several towers like Sailor’s Gate or Bridge Gate you will reach the ruins of the Teutonic Knights’ castle – the headquarters of the Commander on the right bank of the Vistula.

Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus - a famous Polish astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe or, in other words, “stopped the ... [ read more ]

Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus - a famous Polish astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe or, in other words, “stopped the Sun and moved the Earth”.

Biskupin

 A fully reconstructed settlement from Bronze Age dating back 750 B.C. One of the oldest archeological sites in Poland – nowadays... [ read more ]

Biskupin

 A fully reconstructed settlement from Bronze Age dating back 750 B.C. One of the oldest archeological sites in Poland – nowadays an open-air museum.

Gniezno Cathedral

The Cathedral is famous for the romanesque Gniezno Doors portraying the life of st. Adalbert – the saint patron of Poland. ... [ read more ]

Gniezno Cathedral

The Cathedral is famous for the romanesque Gniezno Doors portraying the life of st. Adalbert – the saint patron of Poland. 

Poznan Old Town

Poznan Main Square is one of the most picturesque market squares in Poland. The colorful townhouses create a fairytale atmosphere.... [ read more ]

Poznan Old Town

Poznan Main Square is one of the most picturesque market squares in Poland. The colorful townhouses create a fairytale atmosphere. The most representative building is the Town Hall, located right in the middle of the square. also called the Cathedral Island. Walking in the Old Town you will see the baroque Poznan Fara – one of Poznan most finest treasures. Besides the Cathedral, it is the most important church in the city.

Poznan Town Hall

Located right in the middle of the Main Square, Poznan Town Hall is a 16th century renaissance masterpiece. Today it houses Museum of Histor... [ read more ]

Poznan Town Hall

Located right in the middle of the Main Square, Poznan Town Hall is a 16th century renaissance masterpiece. Today it houses Museum of History of the City of Poznan. Every day at noon people gather next to the Town Hall to watch the traditional duel of the Town Hall goats –  the number one symbol of the city. A visit to Poznan is not complete without seeing this show! Another symbol of Poznan is St. Martin’s croissant. You can buy this delicious treat in local shops and bakeries.

Imperial Castle

The Neo-Romanesque palace served as the provincial residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Built in the first decade of the 20th century, it is the ... [ read more ]

Imperial Castle

The Neo-Romanesque palace served as the provincial residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Built in the first decade of the 20th century, it is the last imperial residency built in Europe. It was designed to resemble medieval stongholds in order to symbolize the rule of the German Emperor in Wielkopolska region during annexation of Poland by Prussia.

Monument of the June 56’ Protest Victims (Poznan Crosses)

In Adam Mickiewicz Square you can observe how different phases of the history interweave just in one place. You will see the Monument of the... [ read more ]

Monument of the June 56’ Protest Victims (Poznan Crosses)

In Adam Mickiewicz Square you can observe how different phases of the history interweave just in one place. You will see the Monument of the June 56’ Protest Victims, known as the Poznan Crosses (Krzyże Poznańskie). It is a monument commemorating the events of Poznań June 56 – the first of several massive protests against the communist government of the Polish People’s Republic.

Jasna Gora monastery

The famous Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora is the main Catholic centre in Poland. Every August, thousands of people join... [ read more ]

Jasna Gora monastery

The famous Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora is the main Catholic centre in Poland. Every August, thousands of people join walking pilgrimages to Czestochowa to pray in front of the famous Black Madonna painting. The legend says Saint Luke the Evangelist created it on the wood from Saint Mary’s table in her home in Jerusalem. The monastery is also home to votive objects connected to Saint John Paul II, e.g. a part of the cassock stained with blood with a hole after the assassination attempt in 1981. Many people claim Jasna Gora is a miraculous place, where people with terminal diseases or severe handicaps can be cured. The monastery is beautifully located on a hill, from where you can see a stunning panorama of the whole city. The history of the sanctuary is quite turbulent. In 1655 the monks supported by local volunteers successfully fought off the Swedish Invasion, known as the Siege of Jasna Gora. For Catholics it was a proof of the sacred nature of this place and the miraculous force of the painting. Because of the importance of the sanctuary for the Polish people, Saint John Paul II visited it many times. In 1991, Jasna Gora was the venue for the World Youth Day.

 

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum is the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp. The museum exhibition contains original do... [ read more ]

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum is the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp. The museum exhibition contains original documents, suitcases, shoes and other belongings of murdered prisoners. Original fences, wooden watchtowers and railway ramps have been preserved. The first and oldest was the so-called 'main camp', later also known as 'Auschwitz I', which was established on the grounds and in the buildings of prewar Polish barracks. The number of its prisoners fluctuated around 15,000, sometimes rising above 20,000.

The second part was the Birkenau camp, known as 'Auschwitz II'. This was the largest part of the Auschwitz complex. It functioned as a war camp, extermination camp and place from where people were sent to labour in Nazi Germany. The Nazis began building the camp in 1941 on the site of Brzezinka village, three kilometers away from Oswiecim. The Polish civilian population was evicted and their houses were confiscated and demolished. The largest part of the apparatus of mass extermination was built in Birkenau. More than 90 percent of the prisoners, mostly Jews, were killed there. Birkenau was mostly destroyed by the retreating Germans.

Family House of John Paul II

John Paul II's family home has been converted into a museum. Inside the house 'where it all began' you may see a rich collection of his fami... [ read more ]

Family House of John Paul II

John Paul II's family home has been converted into a museum. Inside the house 'where it all began' you may see a rich collection of his family memorabilia. The exhibition contains a variety of possessions such as furniture, an oven, a table, personal belongings, etc. 

Dunajec River Gorge

The Dunajec River Gorge is undeniably one of the most scenic river rafting routes in Europe. You will find yourself in the middle the P... [ read more ]

Dunajec River Gorge

The Dunajec River Gorge is undeniably one of the most scenic river rafting routes in Europe. You will find yourself in the middle the Pieniny National Park, famous for its captivating landscape. The Dunajec River breaks through beautiful limestone mountains, creating incredible rock formations. The Pieniny National Park is a unique monument of nature untouched by civilization.

Tatra Mountains

Tatra mountains – the highest mountain range of Carpathians. Tatra National Park is the most frequently visited national park in ... [ read more ]

Tatra Mountains

Tatra mountains – the highest mountain range of Carpathians. Tatra National Park is the most frequently visited national park in Poland.

Gubalowka Hill

In Zakopane you must take a ride by the funicular railway to the top of Gubalowka Hill(1,126 m). From the high altitude,... [ read more ]

Gubalowka Hill

In Zakopane you must take a ride by the funicular railway to the top of Gubalowka Hill(1,126 m). From the high altitude, you will get the best view of the High Tatras. On the top of the famous hill there are countless stalls with souvenirs, local goods (pottery, woolen clothes, goral paintings and sculptures) and regional treats. Make sure to try oscypek – the symbol of the mountainous Podhale region.

Wielka Krokiew Ski Jump

Zakopane is considered one of Poland’s main centres of winter sports. Many skiing slopes attract ski-lovers from all over the country.... [ read more ]

Wielka Krokiew Ski Jump

Zakopane is considered one of Poland’s main centres of winter sports. Many skiing slopes attract ski-lovers from all over the country. Zakopane is also a place where the largest ski jump in Poland is located. Wielka Krokiew is a regular host of the prestigous Ski Jumping World Cup. Many Polish ski jumpers, such as Adam Malysz and Kamil Stoch celebrated their glory days at this legendary venue.

Krupowki street

On Krupowki, Zakopane’s most famous street, you will find local shops and stalls with products from the mountainous Podhale regio... [ read more ]

Krupowki street

On Krupowki, Zakopane’s most famous street, you will find local shops and stalls with products from the mountainous Podhale region. You can buy jewellery (including brooches in the typical heart-shaped “parzenica” pattern), clothes made of wool and leather (hats, vests, coats, gloves, shoes and socks), intricatley carved wooden souvenirs and regional treats, including oscypek cheese. In atmospheric tradional restautants you can try delicious local cuisine. 

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine is a world-class, Unesco-listed underground landmark. Each year more than 1 million tourists visit the mine –... [ read more ]

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine is a world-class, Unesco-listed underground landmark. Each year more than 1 million tourists visit the mine – not without any reason. It was built in the 13th century and produced table salt continuously until 1996. The mine reaches a depth of 327 meters. It is so deep that it would easily fit the Eiffel Tower. Under the ground level you will find saline corridors, salt sculptures and statues, spectacular timber constructions, saline lakes and magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt. 

During the guided tour you will experience the alluring mistery of the mine and listen to all the legends and secrets hidden underground for centuries. You will hear one of the most fascinating Polish legends inside the Chapel of St. Kinga. She was a princess who is known for bringing precious salt to Polish land. You will also see the only underground church in Europe! Wieliczka Salt Mine is a ‘must’ when you visit Poland!

 

Schindler's Factory

The former enamel factory is now a home to the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow. The museum presents life of the Jews in the 20th cen... [ read more ]

Schindler's Factory

The former enamel factory is now a home to the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow. The museum presents life of the Jews in the 20th century. During World War II the factory’s owner – Oskar Schindler saved more than 1000 people from deportation to concentration camps. Schindler’s List – a famous Steven Spielberg’s movie is based on this story.

 

Krakow Old Town

Krakow Old Town offers a unique atmosphere with thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings and horse-dri... [ read more ]

Krakow Old Town

Krakow Old Town offers a unique atmosphere with thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings and horse-driven cabs. The main point of the Old Town is the iconic Main Market Square – a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is the biggest medieval old town square in Europe and is considered the most beautiful market square in Poland. Our guide will show you all the must-sees in the Old Town: the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) – Renaissance main centre of international trade.

Wawel Hill

Wawel Hill, with the Cathedral and the Royal Castle, is the most picturesque and recognizable landmark in Krakow. S... [ read more ]

Wawel Hill

Wawel Hill, with the Cathedral and the Royal Castle, is the most picturesque and recognizable landmark in Krakow. Some of its oldest stone buildings date back to 10th century. Until 1611 Wawel was the formal seat of the Polish monarchy – it was the venue for coronations as well as royal weddings and funerals. According to local legends, in a cave at the foot of the hill, on the bank of the Vistula River, the Wawel Dragon once had his lair. Nowadays the Wawel Dragon Statue is a common tourist stop.

Kazimierz Jewish District

Kazimierz is a historical district tied closely with the Jewish culture. From the 14th until the 19th century, Kazimierz... [ read more ]

Kazimierz Jewish District

Kazimierz is a historical district tied closely with the Jewish culture. From the 14th until the 19th century, Kazimierz was an independent town, separated from Krakow by the branch of the Vistula river. It was a place where Christian and Jewish cultures coexisted for centuries. There are many Synagogues in the districtOld, Remuh, Tempel, KupaWolf Popper, Isaac’s and the High. They represent various architectural styles. Some of them are still in use today. Nowadays Kazimierz is the cultural centre of the city and young people’s favourite place of meetings. 



 Tour plan

Warsaw – Gdansk – Malbork – Torun – Gniezno – Poznan – Czestochowa – Auschwitz – Wadowice – Niedzica – Zakopane – Wieliczka – Krakow – Zalipie – Sandomierz – Kazimierz Dolny – Warsaw

Day 1

Morning arrival at Warsaw Chopin Airport or Warsaw Central Railway Station. Transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, a half-day private Warsaw city tour. You will explore the modern capital of Poland impressively rebuilt after the World War II, the seat of Polish government since the 16th century, the business, political and cultural heart of Poland. The tour includes all the must-sees of Warsaw: the Old Town with the Royal Castle and the Warsaw Mermaid, the Royal Route with the Presidential Palace and the University of Warsaw, the Lazienki Royal Park with the Chopin Monument. You will see also the former Jewish district with remains of the ghetto wall, the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and the Palace of Culture and Science. After the tour, free time at your disposal or optional Chopin piano concert performed by one the most talented Polish musicians. Afterwards, a traditional Polish food tasting in one of the best restaurant in the Old Town. An optional Polish folk dance show.

Overnight in Warsaw.

Warsaw by night Lazienki Park Castle Square in Warsaw


Day 2

After breakfast, departure from Warsaw. Transfer to Gdansk – Poland’s principal seaport located at the Baltic coast, a former member of Hanseatic League, the capital of amber and the birthplace of “Solidarity” trade union, which played a major role in bringing an end to communism. Half-day private Gdansk city tour. The program includes top sites in the Main City: the Long Market, the Neptun’s Fountain, the Artus Court, St. Mary’s Basilica, Zuraw Gdanski and others. Afterwards, transfer to the European Solidarity Centre connected with the history of Polish resistance against communism. Finally, visit at the gothic Oliva Cathedral where you will listen to the organ concert.

Overnight in Gdansk.

Gdańsk   Neptune statue in Gdansk Brama Wyzynna in Gdansk


Day 3

Half-day tour to Malbork castle. This medieval stronghold built in the 13th century by the Knights of the Teotonic Order is the biggest castle in the world! The castle complex is considered an outstanding example of defense architecture and is listed on UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

Castle in Malbork   Malbork Castle Malbork Castle

After visit to Malbork castle, transfer back to the seaside. Time at leisure in Sopot – the most popular summer resort in Poland with the longest wooden pier in Europe. Alternatively, visit to Gdynia – a port town where you can see famous Polish ships.

Overnight in Gdansk.

Beach in Sopot Sopot Pier Dar Pomorza


Day 4

Departure from Gdansk and transfer to Torun, the city of Nicolaus Copernicus and the best gingerbread in the world. One of the oldest cities in Poland, an outstanding example of a medieval gothic town, an UNESCO heritage site, called one of Seven Wonders of Poland. Private Torun city tour. The program includes: the gothic Old Town, Monument of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Town Hall, gothic churches, the New Town and The Nicolaus Copernicus’ House.

Overnight in Torun.

Torun Old Town   Architecture   Torun


Day 5

After breakfast, departure from Torun. Transfer to Biskupin and visit at one of the oldest archeological sites in Poland – nowadays an open-air museum. You will see a fully reconstructed settlement from Bronze Age dating back 750 B.C. Next, drive to Gniezno – the first capital of Poland. You will see the Cathedral with the famous romanesque Gniezno Doors portraying the life of st. Adalbert – the saint patron of Poland. There will also be some time to explore the city on your own.

Afterwards, transfer to Poznan. Overnight in Poznan.

Cathedral in Gniezno Archeological site in Biskupin Gniezno saint Adalbert


Day 6

After breakfast, a half-day private Poznan city tour. You will see the highlights of the bustling business and cultural center of the Wielkopolska Region. The program includes: the Old Town with the impressive Town Hall, the Imperial Castle, Adam Mickiewicz Square Monument of the June 56’ Protest Victims and the country’s oldest cathedral with the tombs of the first Polish rulers.

Poznan   

In the afternoon, departure from Poznan and transfer to Czestochowa. You will be able to celebrate an evening mass at the Jasna Gora Monastery. Overnight in Czestochowa.


Day 7

After breakfast, a visit at the famous Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora. It is the main Catholic centre in Poland. Every August, thousands of people join walking pilgrimages to Jasna Gora to pray in front of the famous Black Madonna painting – one of the most recognizable sacred images in Poland. The monastery is also home to votive objects connected to Saint John Paul II, e.g. a part of the cassock stained with blood with a hole after the assassination attempt in 1981. The Pope himself visited this sacred place many times. In 1991, Jasna Gora was the venue for the World Youth Day.

  

After visit at Jasna Gora Monastery, transfer to Auschwitz Nazi Camp  a primary symbol of the Holocaust. It was a concentration and extermination camp built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany. The museum exhibition contains original documents, suitcases, shoes and other belongings of murdered prisoners. Then, a ride to Birkenau camp, which functioned as a war camp, extermination camp and place from which people were sent to labour in Nazi Germany. More than 90 percent of prisoners, mostly Jews, were killed there. Birkenau was mainly destroyed by the retreating Germans. Both camps are inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Transfer to the hotel in Oswiecim.

Auschwitz&Birkenau Nazi Camp Auschwitz Auschwitz


Day 8

After breakfast, transfer to Wadowice – the home town of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II). You will visit his family home, later converted into a museum and the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. After sighseeing you will taste the famous “kremowka”(cream puff cakes), the favourite cake of young Karol. Next, you will visit the Pieniny National Park, where you will join the rafting on the Dunajec River. You will enjoy a view of the two beautiful castles of Niedzica and Czorsztyn and you will enter the deep gorge, surrounded by white limestone peaks.

After the river rafting, transfer to Zakopane. Overnight in Zakopane.

House of John Paul II Castle in Niedzica Castle in Czorsztyn


Day 9

After breakfast, Zakopane city tour. You will visit the main sights of the “the winter capital of Poland” located at the foothill of the Tatra Mountains. You will see Wielka Krokiew Ski Jump, best examples of wooden architecture characteristic of Zakopane region, the oldest cemetery in Zakopane and others. Next, a ride to Gubalowka Hill by funicular railway. From this viewing point you will admire the panorama of the High Tatras. In the afternoon, you will have free afternoon for shopping in the famous Krupowki street full of hand-made, regional products and for trying out local cuisine, including the traditional oscypek cheese made of salted sheep milk. Instead, you can set out for 2-hour walk in one of valleys of the Tatra National Park with our guide.

Overnight in Zakopane.

Zakopane   Tatra Mountains Gubalowka


 Day 10

Departure from Zakopane and transfer to Wieliczka Salt Mine, a world famous UNESCO site. It is visited by more than 1 million tourists each year. It was built in the 13th century and produced table salt continuously until 1996. In the depth of 135 meters underground and during a trip through almost 3 kilometres of meandering corridors you will see chambers chiselled out in rock salt, saline lakes inside, timber constructions and unique salt scuptures. You will also enter the only underground church in Europe.

Next, transfer to Krakow with a stop at the former Oskar Schindler’s Factory, now a home to the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow. Overnight in Krakow.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Wieliczka Salt Mine 


Day 11

After breakfast, a half-day private Krakow city tour. Krakow is the most popular tourist destination in Poland. It was the capital of Poland until the 16th century, now it is called “the city of kings”. The program includes: the Main Market Square, Saint Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican, Colegium Maius courtyard (the oldest part of the Jagiellonian University) and shopping time in Sukiennice (Krakow Cloth Hall) – once a major centre of international trade. Afterwards, a visit at the Wawel Hill with the Cathedral, the Royal Castle and the legendary Wawel Dragon. Then, you will walk in the former Jewish district – Kazimierz, where you will see the most important places connected with Jewish history and culture, for example the historic synagogues. In the evening, dinner with Jewish Klezmer music in a restaurant in Kazimierz.

Overnight in Krakow.

Cabby man on the Old Town square in Krakow   Old town in Krakow city panorama, Poland Wawel Castle


Day 12

Transfer to Warsaw Chopin airport or extention of the tour.

Day 12 (extention)

You can prolong the tour and move on to the city of Sandomierz in Central Poland. On the way there you will stop in Zalipie – famous as the “painted village” because of its colorfully painted cottages, barns, wells, fences and kennels. You will visit a small museum, located in the old house, painted in- and outside, with colourful, decorative patterns. A local guide (the resident of the village) will tell you about local folklore traditions and will describe life in the Polish village hundred years ago.

Next, you will follow the Vistula river valley till you reach Sandomierz. In the afternoon, Sandomierz city tour. This charming town at the Vistula river is a fine example of the Renaissance architecture. The program includes a walk through the streets of the Old Town, a visit to the Sandomierz Royal Castle and the Underground Tourist Route.

Overnight in Sandomierz.

Sandomierz Sandomierz 


Day 13 (extention)

Departure from Sandomierz and drive to a nearby town of Kazimierz Dolny. Situated by the Vistula river and surrounded by local vineyards, loess ravines and forests, it is considered one of the most picturesque towns in Poland. The program includes the Old Town, the Goldsmith Museum and the Franciscan Monastery, famous for its picturesque view of the city. A 1-hour tourist cruise along the Vistula river will end your tour of Kazimierz Dolny region.

Kazimierz Dolny Kazimierz Dolny, Janowiec Kazimierz Dolny

In the afternoon, a direct transfer to Warsaw. In the evening, a farewell dinner in one of the best restaurants in Warsaw.

Overnight in Warsaw.


Day 14 (extention)

Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Warsaw Chopin Airport, according to your flight schedule.

 Prices

1615EUR 

per person in a twin/double room – 8 people

1690EUR 

per person in a twin/double/triple room – 7 people

1890EUR 

per person in a twin/double room – 6 people

2090EUR 

per person in a twin/double/triple room – 5 people

2290EUR 

per person in a twin/double room – 4 people

2490EUR 

per person in a twin/double/triple room – 3 people

3190EUR

per person in a twin/double room – 2 people

5730EUR

per person in a single room – 1 person

Prices for groups of more than 8 people are quoted on request.

Price applies for 12-day option. The extended, 14-day option is quoted on request.



 Price includes
  • Accomodation: 11 nights in 3* and 4* hotels in double, twin or triple rooms
  • Airport transfers
  • Private transportation by car/minibus/bus (depending on the number of people) throughout the entire tour
  • English-speaking driver
  • Meals: Breakfasts in hotels, 1x dinner in a form of Polish food tasting in a restaurant in Warsaw, 1 x dinner (starter, main course, dessert, water) with Jewish Klemzer music show in Krakow
  • Private local guides in the cities included in the program
  • Group guided tours in Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Self-guided tour with audioguide in Malbork castle
  • Entrance fees to: Viewing Terrace on the top floor of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Artus Court in Gdansk, organ concert in Oliwa Cathedral, Malbork castle, The Nicolaus Copernicus’ House in Torun, Biskupin archaeological museum, vaults in the Poznan Cathedral, Jasna Gora Monastery, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum, John Paul II Family Home Museum, rafting on the Dunajec river, funicular railway to the Gubalowka Hill in Zakopane, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Schindler’s Factory, St. Mary’s Basilica in Krakow
  • Taxes
Possible supplements:
  • Single room supplement – 480EUR
  • Chopin piano concert in Warsaw – 20EUR per person
  • Polish folk dance show during food tasting in Warsaw (30 minutes) – 390EUR per group
  • Upgrade to 5* hotels – quoted on request
  • Extention of the tour to 14 days – quoted on request
  • Tours around Poland can be linked with any other neighbouring country – Germany (Berlin), Czech Republic (Prague), Slovakia (Bratislava), Austria (Vienna), and Hungary (Budapest). To be quoted on request.

 Accommodation

Accommodation with breakfast in 3* and 4* hotels. Exemplary hotels:

Warsaw – Novotel Centrum 4* / Polonia Palace 4*

  Polonia Palace

Gdansk – Mercure Stare Miasto 4* / Bonum 3*

 mercure gdansk2 Hotel Bonum

Torun – Mercure Centrum 4* / Bulwar 4*

mercure torun mercure torun2 Hotel Bulwar

Poznan – Puro 4*

Puro hotel Puro hotel Puro hotel

Czestochowa – Patria 3*

Mercure Hotel Mercure Hotel Mercure Hotel

Oswiecim – Galicja 3*

Galicja hotel Galicja hotel Galicja hotel

Krakow – Best Western Old Town 3* / Wielopole 3*

  

Zakopane – Kasprowy 3* / Belvedere 4*

kasprowy1  Belweder hotel

Sandomierz – Sarmata 3*

Sarmata hotel Sarmata hotel Sarmata hotel

 Transportation

Skoda Superb Limousine

1 - 3 passengers
included in the price

Skoda Superb Limousine

1 - 3 passengers

Opel Vivaro

4-8 passengers
included in the price

Opel Vivaro

4-8 passengers

Mercedes Vito

1 - 7 passengers
+ 300 EUR

Mercedes Vito + 300 EUR

1 - 7 passengers

individually regulated backrests of each seat, more space

Mercedes V-class

1-7 passengers
+ 500 EUR

Mercedes V-class + 500 EUR

1-7 passengers

  • luxurious option, diplomatic standard
  • leather seats, backrest regulation, comfortable suspension
  • ambient lighting system inside
  • the most leg space
  • soft drinks



 Practical information

For security reasons maximum size of backpacks or handbags brought into the Auschwitz museum cannot exceed dimensions: 30x20x10 cm. Please leave your bags in the car.

You need to go down 800 steps in the Wieliczka Salt Mine. At the beginning you have to take 350 of them in order to get to the mine. Wear comfortable shoes. In case you have walking difficulties you can join a group for disabled tourists so that you avoid steps (though you visit less chambers).

Please bring warm clothes for Wieliczka Salt Mine. The temperature underground ranges between 14° and 16° C.

Driver

You will be assisted by tour leader and driver (the same person) for the group up to 8 people.

Tour leader

If the group is bigger than 8 people, you will be assisted by tour leader and driver (2 persons).



 Tour map

 Reviews

Garey57  posted 2019-07-05 on TripAdvisor

A great travel agency  

AB Poland worked with me to completely customize my three days in Poland and make the most of my time. They answered all of my questions, made great suggestions and built the perfect itinerary all at reasonable enough prices. Plus, my guides Jacek in Warsaw and Kinga in Krakow were knowledgeable and friendly hosts, making conversation easy. Have nothing bad to say at all. I would highly recommend AB Poland.

StotheN  posted 2020-09-09 on TripAdvisor

Recommended  

I have done multiple tours with this company and found all of them to be excellent. Very good
communication and customer support. Recommended!

Robert H  posted 2020-07-04 on TripAdvisor

Top class tour operator!  

I participated in a few events organized by AB Poland Travel - Tours. They are extremely professional and trustworthy. Everything was organized perfectly. Piotr and his crew are very friendly, helpful and patient. I highly recommend this company! You will not be disappointed.

dcamargo  posted 2020-08-18 on TripAdvisor

Highly recommended  

Fair price, excellent customer support, guide had full knowledge and nice transportation. Would do a
trip with them again.

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