8 days incl. HB/programme from € 289,00
Arrival in Warsaw, Poland’s booming capital with two million inhabitants and a lot of interesting and fascinating monuments and sites. In the evening, guided Old Town walk. Overnight in Warsaw.
Drive to Gdańsk via Toruń, the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. Sightseeing tour of Toruń incl. visit to the Copernicus family house with museum. The city which sits on both banks of the Vistula River has the greatest wealth of Gothic architecture in Poland. Its medieval centre with the original urban layout was entered on UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage. Drive to Gdańsk and overnight.
During today’s city sightseeing you will admire the very best of a thousand- year-old Gdańsk as well as of Gdynia and Sopot, together with Gdańsk the so-called Tri-City. Guided walk through the Old Town of Gdańsk with its picturesque backstreets and impressive gothic St Mary’s Church. At noon, you visit the Oliwa Cathedral incl. an organ concert. Gdynia is famous for its harbor, where two museum ships are moored and in Sopot there is Europe’s longest pier (512 m). Overnight in Gdańsk.
Visit to Malbork, 55 km away from Gdansk. The brick castle of Malbork is the former seat of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, the biggest structure of that type in medieval Europe. It is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Grand Master’s palace is believed to be the top achievement of the late-Gothic style. Drive to Olsztyn and a city sightseeing tour or a cruise on the Elbląg Canal, built in the 19th century, today a historic monument of hydrographical art and a real tourist attraction. The canal deals with the 99.5 metres difference in water levels by means of a system of slipways, locks, dams and safety gates. Drive to the Masurian Lakes District - the complex of Poland’s largest lakes is set in a beautiful landscape. If you wish, we can organise your dinner as a barbecue. Overnight in Masuria.
Drive through the northern part of the Masurian Lakes District. Visit to the Wolf’s Lair - Hitler’s headquarters at Gierłoż, which is one of the most sinister places in the region. Afterwards, you visit the monastery of Święta Lipka. Its Jesuit monastic complex is considered the most beautiful baroque construction in Poland. Built in 1721, its baroque organ has figures of saints and angels that can be put in motion. You will have an opportunity to hear its sound. Last programme of today is a boat cruise on one of the Great Masurian Lakes. Overnight in Mazuria.
During today’s sightseeing tour, you will admire the highlights of the southern part of Masuria. Worth a visit is Poland’s summer capital Mikołajki in the middle of large lakes in a beautiful landscape with its yacht harbour and Old Believer’s monastery in Wojnowo. We drive through the Pisz Forest to reach the Krutynia River, where you can enjoy a boat cruise admiring a unique aquatic fauna and flora. Afterwards, you can try a fresh caught fish in a local restaurant. A guided walking tour through the Pisz Forest gives you an opportunity to get acquainted with unspoiled nature. In the evening, you can take part in the “Farmer’s wedding”. Overnight in Masuria.
You leave the Masurian Lakes District and drive back to Warsaw. Drive to Poland’s capital Warsaw and city sightseeing tour. The most significant spots are the renovated Old Town, the Royal Castle, the Łazienki Park and the Palace of Wilanów. Along the Royal Route, you will find many old palaces and villas. Well known are the exclusive boutiques on Nowy Świat Street (New World Street). Overnight in Warsaw.
Breakfast and departure.