Travel from south to north Poland on this 7 day tour. From the charming city of Krakow to the Baltic sea port of Gdansk, taking in the highlights of the bustling capital of Warsaw en route. Discover the highlights of this fascinating country steeped in history.
This morning we explore the former royal capital of Krakow, holding this title for over 500 years it is a city which holds many traditions, secrets and stories within it. We'll begin in the Old Town at St Mary's Church, dating back to 1347 this basilica towers over the main market square below. We'll then continue to Jagiellonia University, founded in 1364 by Casimir III the Great it is one of the oldest surviving universities in the world. Next stop is the Cloth Halls and on to the Wawel Castle and Cathedral. The fortified area of Wawel has been built over many centuries and is now one of the most interesting parts of the city.
This afternoon is free for your to further explore Krakow independently. There is also the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the impressive Wielizka Salt Mine. This incredible labyrinth of tunnels is often referred to as 'the underground salt Cathedral of Poland' due to its stunning interior.
This evening there will be the opportunity to enjoy an optional Polish dinner at 'Hawelka' restaurant.
Overnight: Krakow | Breakfast
Krakow - Czestochowa - Warsaw. This morning we depart for Czestochowa, home to the Jasna Gora Monastery in which you'll find the incredible Black Madonna painting. This painting holds a lot of spiritual significance and its origins before reaching Poland are shrouded in significance. Departing Czestochowa we continue through the flat low-laying plain of Central Poland, we'll reach Warsaw early this afternoon. The rest of the day is free for you to explore independently.
Overnight: Warsaw | Breakfast
Today we discover the history of Warsaw, a city which saw near complete destruction by the end of World War Two. In the years since the old town has been meticulously rebuilt to its former glory. We'll begin the day by visiting the Royal Castle, following the Royal Route we'll also make stops at St John Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican.
This afternoon you'll have free time to explore Warsaw independently. You'll also have the opportunity to join a optional excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park, home to Lazienki Palace, also know as the Palace on the Water.
This evening offers an optional Polish dinner at the 'Dawne Smaki' restaurant.
Overnight: Warsaw | Breakfast
Warsaw - Gdansk. Leaving Warsaw, we travel by train to Gdansk. Like a mini-state all to itself, Gdansk has a unique feel, cultured, wealthy and cosmopolitan, that sets it apart from all other cities in Poland. This beautiful city can trace its existence back to the 10th century and this afternoon we'll enjoy a walking tour of the old town. Our route will take us down Dlugi Targ or Long Market, past St. Mary’s Church and St. Bridget’s Church. We'll also visit Artus Court and Gdansk Town Hall.
Overnight: Gdansk | Breakfast
This morning there is an optional excursion to the Tri-City area – this urban area unites Gdansk with the lively coastal towns of Sopot and Gdynia. The tour will take you along gulf of Gdansk where you'll visit the famous pier in Sopot and enjoy an organ concert at the Oliwa Church.
In the afternoon we offer an optional excursion to Malborg Castle, stopping en route in Elblag. After a short stop in the Old Town, with the red bricked St. Nicolas Cathedral, we travel on to visit Malbork Castle – a massive fortress founded by the Teutonic knights in the 13th century, scenically set on the banks of the Nogat River. This evening there's an optional farewell dinner at the prestigious Restaurant Pod Lososiem.
Overnight: Gdansk | Breakfast
Today marks the end of your fantastic trip through Poland. A departure transfer will be provided to take you to Gdansk airport.
Prices & Dates
All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. The 'Twin Share' price is per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. The 'Solo Room' price is applicable to all solo travellers or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Solo Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Novotel Krakow Centrum, Krakow
Set in the heart of Krakow, Novotel Krakow Centrum is within walking distance of the city’s main Market Square and the Wawel Royal Castle. Its guestrooms are spacious and feature contemporary décor, with many offering an additional seating area and views of the meandering River Vistula. The Novo Square Lounge Bar serves a variety of Polish and international food, with 24-hour room service available if you’d prefer to dine in the comfort of your room. The hotel also boasts an indoor pool, fitness centre and sauna, offering ample opportunities for you to unwind.
Hotel Mecure Warsaw Centrum, Warsaw
Just a short walk from the Palace of Culture and Science as well as the Zlote Tarasy entertainment complex, the Mecure Warsaw Centrum boasts a fantastic location. With bright & spacious rooms, en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning throughout the hotel provides for a comfortable experience. The fine dining Winestone restaurant serves up a choice of local and international dishes as well as an impressive selection of wines from around the world.
Hotel Mercure Gdansk, Gdansk
Located close to the Old Town Square and Gdansk’s main monuments, Hotel Mercure Gdansk is the highest building in the city. Boasting picturesque views over the famous Gdansk Shipyard, it offers comfortable guestrooms with individually controlled air-conditioning and WiFi access. The Winestone restaurant serves European cuisine and a choice of wines for you to enjoy, while the lobby bar is the hub of the hotel. A well-equipped fitness centre completes the list of amenities.