Day 1. WARSAW
Arrival to Warsaw airport, transfer to the hotel, accommodation, overnight
Day 2. WARSAW – ZELAZOWA WOLA – TORUN (250 km)
Morning: after breakfast check out from the hotel. Drive to Zelazowa Wola – a small village, where in 1810 Fryderyk Chopin was born. Next drive to Torun. Visit 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 and overnight in Torun
Day 3. TORUN– MALBORK – GDANSK (240 km)
Morning: after breakfast check out frot the hotel. Drive to Tricity – the largest and most attractive agglomeratin in Pomerania.
On the way visti to Malbork – the brick castle, the former seat of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, the biggest structure of that type in medieval Europe (UNESCO). The Grand Master’s palace is believed to be the top achievement of the late – Gothic style.
Arrival to Tricity – accommodation at the hotel. Time for relax. Overnight
Day 4. GDANSK – SOPOT – GDYNIA (50 km)
Morning. Breakfast at the hotel. FD city sightseeing tour of a thousand- year-old Gdansk as well as of Gdynia and Sopot, together with Gdansk the so-called Tri-City. Guided walk through the Old Town of Gdansk with its picturesque backstreets and impressive gothic St Mary’s Church. At noon, you visit the Oliwa Cathedral incl. an organ concert. Gdynia is famous for its harbour, where two museum ships are moored and in Sopot there is Europe’s longest pier (512 m).
Next drive to Ciechocinek – one of the most popular health resort famous for the biggest health springs in Europe with 1760 metres long wooden wall of salty water inhalation devices.
Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5. GDANSK – KANAL ELBLAG – MIKOLAJKI (240 km)
Morning: After breakfast check out from the hotel. Drive to the Masurian district, an area of outstanding natural beauty with almost 3,000 lovely likes. On the way a cruise on the Elbląg Canal – a hydrotechnology phenomenon since 19th century, when it was built to connect Masurian Lake District with Baltic Sea. The canal deals with the 99.5 metres difference in water levels by means of a system of slipways, locks, dams and safety gates.
Arrival to the resort Mikolajki, one of the best important holiday centre in the Lakeland.
Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6. MIKOLAJKI – RYN – BIALYSTOK (190 km)
Morning: breakfast at the hotel, check out. Ship tour around the Masurian lakes – route Mikolajki – Ryn town. Relax on the board. Next drive to Bialystok – capital of the north-eastern Poland, region famous from wild nature and multicultural traditions. This is the place in Europe, where meets the East and West. In Bialystok is beautiful aristocratic residence called “The Polish Versailles”. This is the place in Europe, where meets the East and West. Check in. An evening short tour – walking.
Overnight in Białystok.
Day 7. BIALYSTOK – KRUSZYNIANY – BIAŁOWIEZA (150 km)
Morning: after breakfst drive to Bialowieza via Kruszyniany – exceptional little place just a few kilomteters from the Belarusian border. The natural beauty of its forests, the warmth and hospitality of its people, but foremost, for its utterly unique historical situation. Visitors are greeted by the most obvious markers of this uniqueness as soon as they pass through the village of Kruszyniany, hidden in the Knyszyńska Forest: the minarets and cresecent moons of a beautiful green Mosque. For centuries, Polish Tatars have cultivated their history, culture and religion in this place, all the time influencing, and adapting to their multicultural surroundings. This is a place where for centuries Muslims, Orthodox and Catholics lived as peaceful neighbors.
Arrival to Bialowieza. Accommodation at the hotel.
A sightseeing tour of Bialowieza, located in the middle of Bialowieza Forest, in the past, the favourite hunting place for Lithuanian princes, Polish kings and Russian tzars. Visit the Orthodox Church and Parish, which is famous for its iconostas made of Chinese porcelain, a unique monument of this kind in Poland and the Natural History Museum of Bialowieza National Park. The highlight of the day is a guided walking tour through the strictly protected reserve which was entered on UNESCO’s list of World Biosphere Reserves and of Cultural Heritage, where you can admire Europe’s oldest primeval forest, where the trees have been growing without human interference. an open air museum in Siolo Budy, where you can see, timber architecture from 19th century, typical for the Podlasie region.
Day 8. BIAŁOWIEZA – WARSAW (200 km)
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Discover the European Bison Breeding Reserve, with the European bison, in close to natural conditions. There are, in the demonstration section, the zubrons, a cross between a bison and a cow, the tarpan, a Polish cousin of the extinct wild Ukrainian steppe horses as well as elks, deer and wild boars. In the first half of the 19th century Białowieza Primeval Forest was the only mainstay of the lowland European bison. Drive through the forest to reach.
Next drive to Warsaw. Accommodation at the hotel, overnight.
Day 9. WARSAW
Morning: Warsaw City Tour with english speaking guide: 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 ( 1764 – 1895 ). 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
Evening:. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 10. WARSAW
Morning: breakfast at the hotel, check out, transfer to the airport and departure from Poland.