Highlights of Poland (Summer 2018)

Tour Type: Regional Journey
Brochure Type: Europe 2018

Poland today is probably Europe's best kept secret. Appreciate the wealth of medieval fairy-tale cities and scenic wonders on this enthralling journey, and enjoy the warm-hearted hospitality of the Polish people themselves.

Additional Included Highlights
  • Krakow: Walk around the beautiful town square, Rynek Glowny. See the famous Sukiennice Cloth Hall, St Mary's Church and the many historic townhouses, palaces and churches.
  • Zakopane: Explore this famous resort town at your leisure.
  • Wroclaw: See the noble mansions and flower markets of the Plac Solny, absorb the Baroque splendour of Rynek and be introduced to Wroclaw's cheeky Gnomes.
  • Gniezno: See the winged doors when you visit the Cathedral.
  • Warsaw: See the Palace of Culture, admire the Chopin Monument in Lazienki Park, visit the Ghetto Memorial followed by a walk through the Old Town.
  • Scenic Drives: The Tatras, Oder River, Wielkopolska, Vistula River, Masuria Lake District.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Krakow: Visit Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum and gain an insight into the vital part he played, saving the lives of many, during the Nazi occupation.
  • Auschwitz: Experience a powerful and moving visit, with a Local Expert. See the Auschwitz memorial and museum and stop at Birkenau, which bears witness to the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust.
  • Torun: Led by your Local Expert, explore this outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site, founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1233 and now a living museum.
  • Gdansk: Enjoy an exploration with your Local Expert. See the historical sights of Weterplatte and the Gdansk Shipyards along with the medieval city.
  • Malbork: Visit the 13th century fortified monastery belonging to the Teutonic Order and the largest Gothic brick castle in the world.
  • Warsaw: Your Local Expert guides you through this fascinating city to see the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Monument in Lazienki Park. Visit the Ghetto Heroes Monument and the Historical Museum and walk through the re-built Old Town, destroyed in World War II.
Included Insight Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2018
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Your Journey BeginsYour Journey Begins: Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2KrakowWelcome to Krakow.: Transfers to your hotel depart Krakow airport at 10:30, 12:30 and 15:00. Meet your Travel Director at 16:30 for a walk around the Rynek Glowny, Europe's largest and most beautiful town square. See the famous Sukiennice Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Church and the many historic townhouses, palaces and churches. Be sure to listen for the trumpeter's call! Later, enjoy getting to know your fellow guests over a fabulous Welcome Dinner. (Dinner with Wine)
Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto.
Day 3KrakowThe Damsels and Dragons of Krakow.: In the morning, why not discover the Wieliczka Salt Mine? Alternatively, relax until your ascent of Wawel Hill to see the Renaissance castle with a Local Expert. Then visit the cathedral, the final resting place of the Kings of Poland and the former seat of Archbishop Karol Wojtyla, later known to the world as Pope John Paul II. Head across the former Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz to Podgorze to see Ghetto Square. Visit Oskar Schindler's Factory Museum and gain a fascinating insight into his factory and the fate of its Jewish workforce in Nazi-occupied Poland. The rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps spend time browsing the shops for traditional folklore products? By night, don't miss the chance of enjoying a Polka Party with dinner and wine. (Buffet Breakfast)
Mercure Krakow Stare Miasto.
Day 4ZakopaneAcross the High Tatras Mountains to Zakopane.: Journey into the Tatras, the highest range of the Carpathian Mountains. Stay in the resort town of Zakopane, famous for its wooden houses and winter sports. Spend free time shopping for local specialties in the markets of Krupowki Street or ascend a nearby mountain for panoramic views across the Tatras into Slovakia. In the evening, enjoy a rousing Highlight Dinner accompanied by local Goral Highlander folklore entertainment. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Grand Nosalowy Dwor, Zakopane.
Day 5WroclawReflect on Auschwitz then on to Wroclaw, the Venice of Poland.: Travelling past the birthplace of Pope John Paul II, your first stop will be the city of Oswiecim, better known throughout the world by its German name, Auschwitz. With a Local Expert, experience a moving visit to the memorial and museum of Auschwitz and a stop at Birkenau. Travel along the Oder River to the city of Wroclaw, known in Polish as Miasto Spotkan or the meeting place. During its long history, Wroclaw has belonged to Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia and Germany. See the brightly coloured facades of the noble mansions and the flower markets on the Plac Solny. Take in the Baroque splendour of the Rynek, and be introduced to Wroclaw's cheeky gnomes. In the evening, perhaps take the opportunity to dine at one of Europe's oldest restaurants? (Buffet Breakfast)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wroclaw.
Day 6PoznanPoznan, Cradle of the Polish nation.: With a relaxed start to the day, perhaps join a Local Expert to explore Wroclaw's Old Town and ride a historic 1900s Breslauer tram? Journey to the region of Wielkopolska to meet a local resident of Poznan who knows every nook and cranny of the Old Town. After a pleasant walking tour, drive out to Ostrow Tumski, known as Cathedral Island. It's considered as the birthplace of Poland in the 10th century and is a fascinating place of legend, often overlooked by other visitors. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Sheraton Poznan Hotel.
Day 7GdanskTorun, the Gothic Glory on the Vistula and Gdansk.: Stop at Gniezno to visit the cathedral and see the famous winged bronze doors. Then continue to Torun, founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1233 and birthplace of astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus. Join a Local Expert to discover this outstanding example of medieval architecture, now a living museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow the Vistula River north to the Baltic Sea and Gdansk a beautiful seaside town, with a lovingly restored Old Town. As evening descends, a dinner of Baltic specialities is highly recommended, followed by a walk through Gdansk's illuminated Old City. (Buffet Breakfast)
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk.
Day 8GdanskThe Baltic Belles of Gdansk.: Spend the morning with a Local Expert. See the Westerplatte, scene of the first fighting between Polish and German troops in 1939, and the Gdansk Shipyards where Lech Walesa formed the anti-Soviet Solidarnosc in 1980. Continue through the medieval city, where buildings date back to the time of the Hanseatic League. Enjoy a free afternoon and perhaps choose to visit the elegant seaside town of Sopot? (Buffet Breakfast)
Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk.
Day 9WarsawMalbork Castle and Warsaw.: With a Local Expert, visit the Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, founded in 1274 by the Teutonic Knights on the banks of the Nogat River. The castle is a stunning example of a medieval fortress and the largest brick Gothic castle in the world. Next, travel south across the beautiful Masuria Lake District, passing Ilawa and on to the capital of Warsaw. With the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps attend an evening concert of Poland's best-loved composer, Frederic Chopin? (Buffet Breakfast)
Sheraton Warsaw Hotel.
Day 10WarsawExploring the Proud Polish Capital of Warsaw.: See the Palace of Culture and the Chopin Monument in Lazienki Park with a Local Expert. Visit the Ghetto Heroes Monument and the Historical Museum, followed by a walk through Warsaw's Old Town, entirely rebuilt since World War II. The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Perhaps visit Wilanow Palace, once the home to Poland's most famous King Jan Sobieski III? At your Celebration Dinner, enjoy a fine selection of local dishes with wine at a cosy Warsaw restaurant. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Sheraton Warsaw Hotel.
Day 11Depart WarsawDepart Warsaw.: Your journey comes to an end with your departure transfer arriving at Warsaw airport at 07:30 or 10:00. (Buffet Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
07/19/2018$2,450.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/02/2018$2,450.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/09/2018$2,450.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/23/2018$2,450.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
08/30/2018$2,550.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
09/06/2018$2,550.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
09/13/2018$2,550.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
09/20/2018$2,550.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
09/27/2018$2,525.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
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