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Beautiful Poland 7 Day Tour

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Price Per person double occupancy

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Price Includes:
•6 nights in DBL/TWIN rooms in 4* centrally located hotels (as listed below or their equivalents):
- 2 nights in 4* Mercure Grand Hotel in Warsaw
- 1 night in 4* Artis Hotel in Zamosc
- 2 nights in 4* Qubus Hotel in Krakow
- 1 night in 4* Mercure Grand Hotel in Warsaw

• 6 x buffet breakfast in all hotels
• 1 x traditional homemade lunch
• English speaking guide throughout the tour (driver-guide for groups of less than 7 pax)
• Transport during the tour (car, minivan or coach)
• All excursions as per the itinerary
• Entrance fees:
- Entry to the Three Crosses’ Hill in Kazimierz Dolny
- Entry to Felicja Curylowa’s Farmhouse Museum in Zalipie
- Entry to the arcaded courtyard of the Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow
- Entry to the Wawel Cathedral on the Wawel Hill in Krakow
- Entry to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp - museum with a local guide
- Entry to the Monastery of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa


Not Included:
• Excursion to the Salt Mine in Wieliczka with a local guide. Supplement: 49 EUR/pax (min 4 pax).
• Excursion to Wilanow Palace with a local guide. Supplement: 49 EUR/pax (min 4 pax).
• Airport transfers. One-way transfer supplement is 60 EUR (1-2 pax), 90 EUR (3-5 pax). Transfers before 6 am and after 10 pm are extra 30%.


Airport transfers are included only when airfare is purchased from Pilgrim Tours. Taxi service is available for those purchasing their airfare elsewhere.


Deposit Required: $300 per person will reserve your place. A $100 service fee will be charged for cancellation at any time in addition to our normal payment and cancellation policy.

Day 1: Saturday Warsaw

Arrive in Warsaw and check-into your hotel. Overnight in Warsaw.


Day 2: Sunday Warsaw

Explore the Polish capital and its main sights. Stroll through Lazienki Royal Park with its monument of the famous composer Frederic Chopin, Island Amphitheatre and the neoclassical Palace on the Water. Transfer to the old Jewish quarter and see the remnants of the former Jewish Ghetto and Holocaust memorials like Umschlagplatz and Ghetto Heroes Monument. In the Old Town, a UNESCO Heritage Site, stroll through the cobbled streets leading from the Royal Castle through the Market Square and Barbican to the New Town, soaking up the medieval atmosphere. Overnight in Warsaw.


Day 3: Monday Warsaw – Kazimierz Dolny – Zamosc

Transfer to Kazimierz Dolny, a picturesque artists’ town situated on the banks of Vistula, full of renaissance architecture and surrounded by lush countryside. See the most important sights like the Market Square, gothic Parish Church, remaining fragments of a XIV century castle and Three Crosses’ Mountain, from where you can take in the astonishing views of the Vistula valley, Kazimierz and the Janowiec Castle. The surrounding fields, woods, ravines, meadows and hops plantations all form a part of Kazimierz Landscape Park. Enjoy free time in the Old Town at lunchtime and scour the numerous art galleries for unique pieces of regional artwork. In the afternoon arrive in Zamosc and stroll through the perfectly preserved XVI century Renaissance town also known as the “Padua of the North”. Its original fortifications and an impressive amount of combined Italian and Central-European architecture earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Overnight in Zamość.


Day 4: Tuesday Zamosc – Zalipie – Krakow

After breakfast take in the fine views of Polish countryside en route to the village of Zalipie. This picturesque little town has been enchanting its visitors for the past 80 years with its exquisite techniques of folk painting used by the locals to decorate their houses with colorful flower designs. Visit the famous painter’s Felicja Curylowa Farmhouse Museum to find various examples of traditional folk art of the area. After a stroll through the village enjoy a traditional homemade lunch. In the afternoon transfer to Krakow. Overnight in Krakow.


Day 5: Wednesday Krakow – Wieliczka – Krakow

Krakow, the former royal capital, fully deserves its position on the first ever published UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit the Wawel Hill with the XIV century cathedral and the Wawel Royal Castle with an arcaded courtyard – the former seat of Polish kings. Walk through the Main Market Square in the Old Town with the Renaissance Cloth Hall as its centerpiece and sightings of the famous Mariacka Basilica and the Town Hall Tower. Continue on to the medieval fortifications of Barbican and enjoy a free afternoon in the Old Town it surrounds. Overnight in Krakow.


Optional: In the afternoon leave for Wieliczka, a home to a unique, over 300m deep UNESCO Heritage listed Salt Mine, to explore its magnificent underground chapels, lakes and chambers carved from salt. Wieliczka is the oldest salt mine in the world still in operation. Return to Krakow.


Day 6: Thursday Krakow – Oswiecim (Auschwitz) – Czestochowa – Warsaw

In the morning transfer to the Auschwitz – Birkenau Museum in Oswiecim – a unique in its kind UNESCO site being the largest extermination camp in the world and a world symbol of terror, genocide and Holocaust. It was established by the Nazi’s in 1940 on the outskirts of an industrial town of Oswiecim and during Hitler’s occupation of the area it became a scene of the largest sacrifice of people, predominantly of Jewish origin. Afterwards transfer to Czestochowa and enjoy free time for lunch. Visit the Monastery of Jasna Gora famous for the painting of Black Madonna, attracting pilgrimages from around the world since XIV century. Virgin Mary was proclaimed the Queen of Poland by one of the Polish kings – Jan Kazimierz. Visit the basilica, the Chapel of Our Lady with the revered Black Madonna, the Treasury and the Armory. Return to Warsaw. Overnight in Warsaw.


Day 7: Friday Warsaw

After breakfast departure from Warsaw.


Optional: In the afternoon leave for Wieliczka, a home to a unique, over 300m deep UNESCO Heritage listed Salt Mine, to explore its magnificent underground chapels, lakes and chambers carved from salt. Wieliczka is the oldest salt mine in the world still in operation. Return to Krakow.