Athens, Greece

Poland Eastern Adventure
15 Day Package

April - November

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Price Per person double occupancy

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Price Includes: First class accommodation with private bath or shower, Meals as per itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner), Comprehensive sightseeing program as indicated, Transportation within Poland, Services of English speaking guide, Porterage of 2 pieces of luggage per person, Hotel charges and taxes


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: Depart for Warsaw

Overnight transatlantic flight to Warsaw.


Day 2: Arrive in Warsaw

Arrival in Warsaw and transfer to the Novotel Centrum hotel. A stroll today across Warsaw's many parks and wide boulevards is a great way to discover Poland's bustling capital. Meet your guide at 6:00 PM in the hotel lobby for the kick-off dinner with folk performance at local restaurant. (D)


Day 3: Warsaw City Tour

Your exploration of Poland's fascinating history and rich culture begins this morning with the sites of Warsaw: splendidly rebuilt Old Town, numerous Baroque and Gothic monuments and churches, the Warsaw Ghetto and Lazienki Park, to name a few. The afternoon is free – why not check out that trendy boutique you saw earlier on Nowy Swiat Street? (B,L)


Day 4: Kazimierz & Kozlowka

We follow the Vistula River south to Kazimierz, one of Poland's most picturesque towns and an inspiration for generations of artists. We also stop at the hamlet of Kozlowka, known for its beautiful Baroque palace. Overnight in Lublin. (B,L)


Day 5: Krakow Gate, Castle Hill, Jewish Tower & St. Albert's Church

Your survey of Lublin starts at the 14th century Krakow Gate, the main entrance to the once-medieval city. Other highlights include Castle Hill, the Jewish Tower, and St. Albert's Church. The rest of the day is free. (B,L)


Day 6: Galicia & Zamosc

The road today leads through scenic south-western Galicia, famous for its prize-winning horse farms. We stop in Zamosc – often called the ''Padua of the North'' – to admire its striking Town Hall, colorfully painted historic buildings and open squares. Overnight in Zamosc. (B,L)


Day 7: Lancut & Tatra Mountains

No visit to eastern Poland is complete without Lancut, a 17th century palace rebuilt in a French neo-Baroque style. Once owned by the aristocratic Lubomirski and Potocki families, it now houses a museum of antique furnishings and splendid gilt paintings. Its companion Coach Museum displays several carriages dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. From here we drive toward the majestic Tatra mountains and the alpine resort town of Zakopane. (B,L)


Day 8: Mount Gubalowka

Not only is Zakopane a four-season vacationland, it is also the center of the age-old Highlander culture. Going through town, you'll see all sorts of people: holiday-makers, hikers, colorful market vendors and sun-seekers enjoying the pure mountain air and magnificent vistas. Need a break? A cable car will whisk you away to Mount Gubalowka for a splendid view of the valley below. The afternoon is at your leisure. Tonight you enjoy a savory dinner accompanied by live music provided by local Highlanders. (B,D)


Day 9: Dunajec River & Pieniny Mountains National Park

Depart for Krakow. But not before you've taken an unforgettable 4-hour rafting trip down the Dunajec River that runs through Pieniny Mountains National Park. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. Arrival in Krakow, where you're free to mix with the locals or just relax. (B,L)


Day 10: St. Mary's Church, Jagiellonian University & Wawel Castle

Morning city tour of Krakow, Poland's former capital and residence of kings. With its charming blend of magnificent architecture, churches, cultural monuments, museums and a vibrant contemporary community, Krakow has been recently selected as a ''European Cultural Capital'' for the year 2000. Tour highlights include the Old Town, Cloth Hall, Wit Stwosz's acclaimed altar masterpiece at St. Mary's Church, Jagiellonian University and Wawel Castle and Cathedral – all remarkable symbols of Poland's national identity. After lunch, your afternoon is free. (B,L)


Day 11: Wieliczka Salt Mine

The morning is free; a nice opportunity to explore the wonders of Krakow on your own. Afternoon excursion to nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine: three spectacular, underground miles of hand-carved chapels, statues and chambers made of pure salt! (B,D)


Day 12: Auschwitz & Jasna Gora

A profound day as we travel from the unthinkable tragedy remembered at Auschwitz, site of the former Nazi concentration camp, to the Jasna Gora monastery in Czestochowa, Poland's holiest place and center of pilgrimage. (B,D)


Day 13: Jasna Gora & Black Madonna

After breakfast we explore the Jasna Gora monastery and church, a repository of priceless treasures where the faithful and the curious come to venerate the image of the Black Madonna. Depart for Warsaw en route visit to Zelazowa Wola. (B,L)


Day 14: Wilanow Palace

Today your sightseeing begins with the classical grandeur of Wilanow Palace, the royal summer residence established by King Jan III Sobieski. Afternoon free. Dinner at hotel. (B,D)


Day 15: Departure Home

This morning you will be transferred to Warsaw's Okecie Airport for your return flight back home. (B)