POLAND UNESCO HERITAGE 10 DAYS
Group size 10 Start Warsaw
Countries 1 End Krakow
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
UNESCO treasures of Poland wait for you! We invite you to visit the most beautiful UNESCO-world heritage sites! Exciting history of Poland attracts more and more tourists. The reconstruction of the Old Town in Warsaw after the Second World War was one of the biggest reconstruction projects in the whole of Europe. Nowadays, the Old Town and the royal castle are on the World Heritage List. Royal city of Krakow will stun you with its majesty. Explore these and other Poland gems with our professional team.
- 9 x nights: 2 x Warsaw, 1 x Lublin, 1 x Zamosc, 1 x Rzeszow, 4 x Krakow.
- All-route English-speaking guide or other languages on request.
- Transfers by a modern coach.
- Meals: HB.
- English-guided (and other languages on request) tours: Warsaw-city tour, Naleczow-city tour, Lublin-city tour, Zamosc-city tour, Rzeszow-city tour, Tarnow-city tour, Krakow-city tour. Entrance + guided Tour: all sacred buildings according to the program; Wilanow Palace & Garden in Warsaw; Kozłówka Palace in Kazimierz Dolny; palace and museum of carriages in Lancut; Auschwitz concentration camp; Wieliczka salt mine.
- Other highlights: St John’s Cathedral and the Barbican in Warsaw, Royal Castle in Warsaw; boat cruise on the Vistula River; folk music concert in Lublin, Old Town Hall, Crown Tribunal, Gothic Dominican Church and monastery complex, Grodzka and Cracow Gates, the Neo-Gothic castle and the Trinitarian Tower in Lublin; Market Square underground cellars and corridors in Rzeszow; wooden churches in Binarowa, Debno Podhalanskie and Sękowa; Town Hall, Half-Bastion, semi-circle-shaped tower, Cathedral and Bimah in Tarnow; Market Square, Cloth Hall, St Mary’s Church, building of Jagiellonian University, Royal Castle with the Cathedral on Wawel Hill in Krakow; St Kinga’s Chapel in Wieliczka; Kalwaria Zebrzydowska monastery.
- Visa Fee
- Travel Insurance
- Single Supplement
- Any meals not mentioned
- Any transfers not mentioned (e.g. first and last day)
- Any expenses of a personal nature
- Camera/video permits
- Tips to the guide and driver
Arrival in Warsaw, the biggest city of Poland. Overnight in Warsaw.
After breakfast, city sightseeing tour around Warsaw. The rebuilding of the Old Town after World War II was one of the biggest reconstruction projects in Europe. Now, the Old Town and the Royal Castle are on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. The Market Square is lined with burgher houses, exclusive restaurants and shops. It is also worth seeing gothic St John’s Cathedral and the Barbican. Along the Royal Route, visitors will find many old churches and palaces. In the afternoon, we suggest visiting of Wilanow Palace & Garden. Overnight in Warsaw.
After breakfast we are leaving for Kazimierz Dolny, the city of artists. It combines splendid architecture with picturesque landscape, which can be admired during a boat cruise on the Vistula River. In the Old Town there
are a lot of 500- year-old tenement houses. Then we proceed with inside tour in the Kozłówka Palace, where in the sculpture park we will visit an exhibition of social realism during which we will meet such old acquaintances as Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin. Naleczow, the famous spa resort, is also worth paying a visit.Overnight in Lublin where we will also have a dinner in the local restaurant during which we will enjoy folk music and traditional Polish cuisine.
After breakfast, a sightseeing tour around Lublin, the capital of the Lublin Region and the biggest town in Eastern Poland. Lublin is not by chance the candidate for European Capital of Culture 2016. Established in the Middle
Ages, the Old Town is one of the finest urban complexes of its kind in Poland. Worth visiting is also the Old Town Hall, so-called Crown Tribunal, the Gothic Dominican Church and monastery complex, Grodzka and Cracow Gates, the Neo-Gothic castle and the Trinitarian Tower which is one of the most characteristic city landmarks. Then we go to Zamosc – a jewel of Polish Renaissance. The Old Town complex has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The city’s urban layout was designed to copy the plans of an ideal Italian urban pattern. It is Poland’s best preserved Renaissance town and has retained its attic-topped burgher houses, magnificent town hall, churches and fortifications. Overnight in Zamosc.
After the breakfast we drive to Lancut, where is situated one of the country’s most important magnate residences. The palace in Lancut was built in the early 17th century. It is surrounded by a system of fortifications with bastions and a landscape park. In the old stable and coach-house building there is one of Europe’s largest museums of carriages. After lunch we have a sightseeing tour around Rzeszow Old Town including the Market Square with typical for this region underground cellars and corridors. Overnight in Rzeszow.
Today we visit some of the old wooden churches situated in the south of Lesser Poland among which are for example those located in Binarowa, Debno Podhalanskie and Sękowa which were included in UNESCO World Heritage List in 2003 and those situated in the North Carpathian region, inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 2013. These churches are the unique examples of medieval church-building architectural tradition and they will for sure make a huge impression on you. The next stop is Tarnow, a city with charming Galician atmosphere, located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. During the sightseeing tour you will visit the historical city centre with renaissance Town Hall, Half- Bastion, the semi-circle-shaped tower as well as the Cathedral and Bimah, which is the only preserved part of the oldest Tarnow synagogue erected in the 17th century. Overnight in Krakow.
After breakfast, a city sightseeing tour around Krakow, often called “Slavic Rome”. The Old Town within the area of the Planty has been included on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. You will admire Europe’s largest medieval Market Square, the Cloth Hall, St Mary’s Church, with its famous gothic pentaptych altarpiece carved in limewood as well as the building of Jagiellonian University and the Royal Castle with the Cathedral on Wawel Hill. The afternoon is free for individual sightseeing. We recommend a visit to the Royal Castle’s interior with an exhibition of the so-called arras – unique tapestries, or a sightseeing tour around Jewish district of Kazimierz. We can arrange kosher dinner with a live Klezmer concert at one of Jewish restaurants located there. Overnight in Krakow.
Today we will visit another site which belongs to UNESCO World Heritage List – notorious Auschwitz concentration camp, one of the largest Nazi concentration camps that existed from the end of May 1940 to January 1945. During this period there were killed nearly 1.5 million people, many of whom were Jews. Auschwitz is a tragic page in the history of the world. This is the place of sorrow and memory and also the site which makes people reconsider their attitude towards their life.
You leave Krakow and drive to Wieliczka, where you will have a possibility to visit well-known salt mine which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and marvel the famous St Kinga’s Chapel at the depth of 101m. Built in the 13th c., Wieliczka salt mine was one of the oldest salt mines still in operation.There you will get acquainted with the history of famous mine, travel along the labyrinth and see dozens of historic statues, mythical figures as well as four chapels carved out of the rock salt. The next point of our route is Kalwaria Zebrzydowska where we will see the famous Kalwaria Zebrzydowska monastery which is a part of UNESCO World Heritage List from 1999.
Well, our program comes to its end. You take with you unforgettable impressions and a great feeling of having experienced something special. You have spent your time in Poland very in tensively and eventfully and we hope we have managed to persuade you to come here once more in the future. Here you are always welcome!