4 days incl. HB/programme from € 179,00
Arrival in Warsaw. Transfer to Białowieża, the heart of Białowieża National Park. On the way, you can visit the original modern Orthodox church in Hajnówka. Overnight in Białowieża.
After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of Białowieża, located in the middle of Białowieża Forest, in the past, the favourite hunting place for Lithuanian princes, Polish kings and Russian tzars. You will visit the Orthodox Church and Parish, which is famous for its iconostas made of Chinese porcelain, an unique monument of this kind in Poland and the Natural History Museum of Białowieża National Park. The highlight of the day is a guided walking tour through the strictly protected reserve which was entered on UNESCO’s list of World Biosphere Reserves and of Cultural Heritage, where you can admire Europe’s oldest primeval forest, where the trees have been growing without human interference. On request, we can arrange lunch with venison in one of the local restaurants. The afternoon is free to discover the National Park on your own with a horse carriage. We also recommend a visit to the palace park, where you can admire about 100 tree species and rare plants. In the evening, barbecue dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Białowieża.
During today’s bicycle tour, you will discover the European Bison Breeding Reserve, where you can admire the European bison, in close to natural conditions. In the demonstration section, you can also see the żubrońs, a cross between a bison and a cow, the tarpan, a Polish cousin of the extinct wild Ukrainian steppe horses as well as elks, deer and wild boars. In the first half of the 19th century Białowieża Primeval Forest was the only mainstay of the lowland European bison. After that, a drive through the forest to reach an open air museum in Sioło Budy, where you can see, timber architecture from 19th century, typical for the Podlasie region. You will also have an opportunity to taste specialities of the region. In the evening, a farewell dinner in “Carska” restaurant, located in a unique architectural monument - a wooden railway station, built exclusively for Tsar Nicholas II. Overnight in Białowieża.
Breakfast, transfer to Warsaw and departure.