UNESCO Highlights in Poland

UNESCO HIGHLIGHTS IN POLAND ( 11 days / 10 nights )



Day 1 – WARSAW ( D)

  • Arrival Warsaw
  • In the afternoon half day sightseeing of Warsaw ( post-war reconstruction of Warsaw’s Old Town is on the UNESCO list since 1980 ), including Old Town with Barbican Walls, Castle Square with Royal Castle,   entrance to St. John’s Cathedral, drive along Royal Route from Old Town to Belvedere Palace and Lazienki Palace and Park with recognizable Chopin monument.
  • Welcome dinner with folklore show at one of Warsaw’s restaurants ( ‘zurek’ soup served with egg and sausage, ‘schabowy’ – breaded pork chop with stewed cabbage and potatoes, apple-pie )
  • Overnight in Warsaw


Day 2 – WARSAW – Malbork – GDANSK ( B, D) – 400 km

  • After breakfast transfer to Gdansk
  • En route visit The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork ( on the UNESCO list since 1997 – Europe’s largest stronghold made of brick) situated on the banks of Nogat River. It is also the world’s largest brick construction. The Gothic Castle was the site of Grand Master of Teutonic Knights.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Gdansk


Day 3 – GDANSK ( B, D)

  • After breakfast full day tour of Tricity : Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot. Tour of Gdansk – Dluga Street, Neptun Fountain, Town Hall, High Gate & Golden Gate, St. Mary’s Church, transfer to Oliwa to visit the Oliwa Cathedral and listen to regular pipe-organ concert, walk along the wooden pier in Sopot, sightseeing tour of Gdynia and the harbour.
  • Dinner at the local restaurant ( fish menu: herring in 3 flavours,fish soup, fried Baltic cod etc)
  • Overnight at the hotel in Gdańsk


Day 4 – GDANSK – TORUN ( B, D ) – 170 km

  • After breakfast departure for Torun
  • Half day sightseeing of Torun – city where Copernicus lived and worked ( medieval Old Town complex of Torun on UNESCO list since 1997 ) including Old Town, the Copernicus House museum, City Hall, granaries, St .Mary’s Church, fragments of defensive medieval city walls, gates and towers, ruins of Teutonic Knights’ Castle etc. The layout of Old and New Town streets and squares has not changed since the Middle Ages
  • Visit at Gingerbread museum – 16th century gingerbread factory. Gingerbread baking lesson by groups’ participants (you can bake your own souvenir and get a special baker’s diploma )
  • Dinner at the local restaurant
  • Overnight in Torun


Day 5 – TORUN – Poznan – WROCLAW ( B, D ) – 340 km

  • After breakfast departure for Poznan
  • En route sightseeing of Poznan – the cradle of Christianity in Poland in the times of Mieszko I in 10th
    The first cathedral was erected on Tumski Island ( Ostrow Tumski) and now it houses the graves of Polish rulers including Mieszko I tomb. Visit Old Town, market square with famous, Renaissance style Town Hall and magnificent Baroque St. Stanislaus church
  • Transfer to Wroclaw
  • Check in at the hotel
  • Dinner with Polish beer tasting at the local restaurant and mini-brewery ‘Spiz’
  • Overnight at the hotel in Wroclaw


Day 6 – WROCLAW – Jawor – KRAKOW ( B, D ) – 270 km

  • After breakfast sightseeing tour of Wroclaw – called the city of hundred bridges including : Old Town Market Square with characteristic Town Hall ( 16th century), Wroclaw University with entrance to magnificent Baroque Aula Leopoldina . Ostrow Tumski Island with the complex of sacral buildings is the oldest part of the city
  • Entrance to Centenian Hall ( People Hall ) – pearl of world’s modernist architecture, built in 1910 as a first public venue of reinforced concrete ( on UNESCO list since 2006 ). This engineering marvel is 42 metres high and 152 metres long and has 65 metres dome.
  • Transfer to Jawor
  • Visit to a Church of Peace in Jawor on UNESCO list since 2001. A half-timber Protestant churchesin Jawor and Swidnica were erected in mid 17th century after 30 years wars. Jawor church can accommodate 6 thousand faithful in its baroque, rich decorated interiors. The near-by Church of Peace in Swidnica can seat 7,5 thousand people. Optional : organ concert in one of the churches
  • Transfer to Krakow
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Krakow


Day 7 – KRAKOW with Wieliczka and Auschwitz ( B, D )

  • In the morning transfer to Wieliczka ( 30 km )
  • Visit to Wieliczka Salt Mine underground museum – on UNESCO list since 1978. Unique underground tourist route leading thru tunnels, bridges, chambers carved in salt decorated with sculptures and altars
  • Transfer to Oswiecim ( 100 km )
  • visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Martyrdom Museum on UNESCO list since 1979. Nazi concentration and extermination camps preserved as a deeply moving memorial of the victims, memento and warning.
  • Transfer back to Krakow for dinner and overnight


Day 8 – KRAKOW ( B, D )

  • Half day tour of Krakow, including the Royal Wawel Hill with the Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral, Old Town area with the Cloth Hall and St. Mary’s Church on the Old Town Market Square – the largest town squares in medieval Europe. The Barbican and Florianska Gate. Krakow’s Old Town – on UNESCO list since 1978
  • In the afternoon excursion to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska to visit 17th century pilgrimage complex with Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels and mannerist architectural and landscape park with 41 chapels and stations of the cross on the hill recreating the Jerusalem. ( UNESCO list 1999)
  • Dinner at local restaurant with folklore show ( Krakow’s and highlanders’ folklore )
  • Overnight at the hotel in Krakow


Day 9 – KRAKOW – ZAMOSC ( B, D ) 310 km

  • After breakfast departure for Zamosc
  • Afternoon sightseeing of Zamosc – a pearl of Polish Renaissance ( UNESCO list 1992). Market Square – a big square with 100 meters sides – is the heart of the city and the witness of the most important events in the history of the city. The Market Square and its characteristic Town Hall with an impressive staircases are surrounded by arcaded colorful houses, formerly inhabited by noblemen.
  • Dinner and overnight in Zamosc


Day 10 – ZAMOSC -Lublin – WARSAW ( B, D )

  • Breakfast at the hotel, departure for Lublin
  • En route sightseeing of Lublin – short route leading to the most interesting sights of the Old Town : Lublin Castle Hill with the Castle of Lublin, Grodzka Gate, Church of the Dominican fathers, Market Square with building of the Crown Court, Cathedral, Cracow Gate, New Town Hall. Before World War II, Lublin was one of the largest concentrations of Jews in Poland. The Jewish quarter was an important religious, cultural and commercial center. During the Nazi occupation, Jewish population has been almost completely destroyed. Despite of that in Lublin still preserved objects showing the strengh of Jewish community of Lublin: synagogue “Chevra Nosim“, Yeshiva – the former Jewish school, local cemetery etc
  • Transfer to Warsaw
  • Farewell dinner at local restaurant with Polish vodka tasting
  • Overnight in Warsaw


Day 11 – WARSAW ( B )

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to the airport for departure flight

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