Day 1. BERLIN
BERLIN – POLAND
Berlin – Poznan – Torun – Plock – Warsaw- Wieliczka – Cracow – Wroclaw
Arrival at Berlin Airport, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and overnight.
Day 2. BERLIN
Morning: Breakfast. Full day in Germany’s capital. Coach tour around the once divided German capital, admiring impressive Imperial buildings and introducing the sights of the former East Berlin. Next visit many well-known historic locations, like Under den Linden avenue, the State Opera and the Brandenburg Gate. At the end time to explore the modern parts of the city, such as the German Parliament and Potsdam Square. The afternoon is free for individual exploration, time for shopping, visit bars and restaurants in the west of the city.
Overnight in Berlin.
Day 3. BERLIN – POZNAN
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Drive to Poznan – capital city of Wielkopolska region. City tour in one of the oldest and most interesting cities in Poland. Today city is second financial center afeter Warsaw and a major center of commerce. Visit Piastowski Ostrow Tumski – oldest part of Poznan, Old Marked Square – surrounded by town houses with colourful facades. The great turist attractions is the clock tower of town hall, where at noon each day two clock-work goats emerge from doors 12 times to butt heads. At the end of the tour visit Stary Browar – trae and business centrer – recently becoming a major tourist attraction
Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 4. POZNAN – TORUN
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Drive to Torun. Visit the city – one of the most magnificent historic cities in Poland and a birthplace of Copernicus the great Polish astronomer. The most impressive 13th century Town Hall, churches and just magnificent Old Town square – nominated to the list of heritage treasures by UNESCO. In the early Middle Ages a fortified settlement, Torun was granted town status by the Teutonic Order in 1233 (the present Old Town). Today Torun is one of the most beautiful towns in Poland with hundreds of monuments and the impressive Old Town. Take a pleasant walk along beautiful promenade by the Vistula River that lies along the old city walls. It was called a “Philadelphia Boulevard” after the name of the Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania.
Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 5. TORUN – PLOCK – WARSAW
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Drive to Warsaw. On the way stop in Plock – the oldest city in the Mazovia region. Former capital of Poland with graves of two Polish kings in the beautiful twelfth century cathedral.
Continue driving to Warsaw. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 6. WARSAW
Morning: Breakfast. Warsaw City Tour: The Royal Lazienki Palace Park – a walk in the most beautiful park in Warsaw commonly know as Lazienki or ‚The Baths’ with its ‚Palace on the Water’, the lavish summer residence of the last King of Poland, Stanislaw August Poniatowski. Drive through the most beautiful and fashinable streets and avenues: Aleje Ujazdowskie, Nowy Swiat Street and Krakowskie Przedmiescie along which numerous monuments, churches and baroque facades of burgher houses can be seen. Drive to the Old Town, insted high on the UNESCO World Heritage List
after reconstruction from the rubble of the war; The central place is the Market Square, whose narrow streets lead to medieval defensive walls, Barbican, St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Castle (vistit inside).
Afternoon at leisure for an individual exploration of the city.
Dinner and overnight in Warsaw
Day 7. WARSAW – WIELICZKA – CRACOW
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Drive to Cracow. On the way stop in Wieliczka. Visit the most beautiful and the oldest operating salt mine in the world (UNESCO Heritage). Tour trail has been opened for visitors at the beginning of 19th century. Few years later Salt Mine Wieliczka was designated as one of the Unesco World Heritage Sites (1978). What can you expect are numerous drifts, galleries, chambers where traces of mining activity has been preserved. Its huge network of underground pits and tunnels. You will see remarkable shrine as the Chapel of St Kinga – a church where completely everything is made of salt. Explore beautiful salt lake in Eram Baracz Chamber. Wieliczka stays as the largest mining heritage museum in the world collecting unique pieces of mining equipment reflecting the development of mining from the Middle Ages until present. Salt Mines are also known for its microclimate, which has a beneficial impact on people who suffer asthma and allergies. Tour is starting with a stairs travel up to 327 meters underground. Whole tour finishes at a depth of 135 meters. Visitors are taken above the ground by a lift.
Afternoon: Accommodation and overnight at the hotel in Cracow.
Day 8. CRACOW
Morning: Breakfast. City tour among the beauty of the Old Town with its original Medieval street layout, marvelous architecture, and unique atmosphere that distinguishes Krakow from the rest of Poland. As the former capital of Poland, it has a rich history, which is still visible even today. This tour constitutes an unrepeatable opportunity to discover some little known historical facts and anecdotes while pacing through the heart of the city.
The tour includes the city’s most important monuments: all essential places for the historical development of Cracow throughout the centuries:
The Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture and rare ancient objects. Walk to the Old Town with its restored Main Square of magnificent houses and palaces. Stop at St. Mary’s Basilica where to see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. In the middle of the square is Cloth Hall built before 1349, with many shopping stalls inside. Durning the tour you would see also Barbacan and defensive walls with Florian’s Gate, Jagiellonian University (the oldest high school in Poland), Planty – park located around Old City.
Afternoon: free time for lunch or individual exploration of the city.
Evening: Overnight in Cracow.
Day 9. CRACOW – WROCLAW
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Drive to Wroclaw – capital city of Lower Silesia, the 5th biggest city in Poland.
The city was once described as „the holy blossom of Europe, a beautiful gem among cities”, and has always been a bone of contention, changing hands many times throughout its long history. Now is not only a dynamic economic centre, but also one of the most beautiful cities in Poland. The cultural offer of Wroclaw can compete with that of other European metropolises.
Visit the City. Start at the main entrance of the 13th century Cathedral of St John the Baptist located on the Ostrow Tumski island – the oldest part of the city. Walking along the Odra riverbank we ascend the “Polish Hill” which offers splendid views over the city. The nearby Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice Museum presents one of the biggest 360 degrees panoramic battle scenes in the world.
Day 10. WROCLAW – BERLIN
Morning: Breakfast. Check out. Driving to Berlin Airport. Departure.