Discovering Poland

Warsaw, Malbork, Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw, Czestochowa, Krakow, Auschwitz

Embark on an in-depth journey through Poland. Tour the thriving capital city of Warsaw. Reborn after World War II, it is again one of Europe's great cultural centers. Walk the meandering lanes of historical Krakow where you will see Wawel Castle, once home to the kings of Imperial Poland. The somber history and tragic reality of Auschwitz is unveiled during a moving visit. Behold the Black Madonna while visiting the Jasna Gora Monastery. Discover Polish culture at a folklore dinner and show in Krakow. Make tasty gingerbread in Torun. Stand on the dock where union workers formed the Solidarity Anti-Communist movement in 1989 in Gdansk. Explore the ancient city squares and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Torun, Wroclaw, Warsaw, Gdansk, and Krakow.

Our prices start from

$ 1,999 LAND ONLY

12 Days • GUIDED • 14 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used
  • Services of a tour manager
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

You're on your way to Poland, a land of amazing castles, poignant history and a welcoming culture.

Day 2 - Warsaw, Poland - Tour Begins

Mercure Warszawa Grand, Warsaw

Dinner Included

Welcome to Warsaw! This city features a blend of old-world charm and modern energy. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Day 3 - Warsaw

In Warsaw, embark on a classic city tour -OR- gain a different perspective on Warsaw's past with a tour that delves into of the city's communist history.

Mercure Warszawa Grand, Warsaw

Breakfast Included

Choose how you explore Warsaw because it's your choice! Embrace the city's moving history on a city tour as you discover the main sights and the Old Town -OR- learn about Warsaw's past and the city's communist history on a tour that also visits different museums along the way. The afternoon is at leisure to take in the alleyways, visit a quaint café in Warsaw's Old Town, explore a museum, or simply relax.

Day 4 - Warsaw - Malbork Castle - Gdansk

Discover the 700-year-old Malbork castle, one of the world's largest.

Radisson Blu Hotel Old Town, Gdansk or Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Depart Warsaw and stop in the town of Malbork, home to Malbork Castle, one of the largest castles in the world. On a guided tour of this 700-year-old structure, gain an introduction to the world of the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Continue to Gdansk, stopping at the Gdansk Shipyards, site of the creation of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement in 1980 that helped liberate Poland from Soviet rule.

Day 5 - Gdansk

In Gdansk, venture to the resort town of Sopot -OR- enjoy a free afternoon in the city.

Radisson Blu Hotel Old Town, Gdansk or Radisson Hotel & Suites, Gdansk

Breakfast Included

Start your morning with a local expert in Gdansk. Get to know this port city's history on a tour highlighting City Hall and St. Mary's Church. Peek into Poland's age-old culture of amber, which dates back to the Neolithic period. Later, it's your choice! Embark on an excursion to the seaside resort town of Sopot -OR- remain in Gdansk and explore the city as you wish. The evening is yours to stroll through a city square, shop for local handicrafts, or soak in the seaside atmosphere.

Day 6 - Gdansk - Torun

Overnight in medieval Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn how to make gingerbread according to a 500-year-old recipe.

Copernicus Torun Hotel, Torun

Breakfast Included

Travel to the town of Torun (UNESCO), birthplace of the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Torun remains one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe and is one of the "Seven Wonders of Poland." On arrival, join a local expert for a walking tour of this unspoiled town. Pass by Copernicus's house before stepping into the past when you bake and sample gingerbread based on a 500-year-old recipe.

Day 7 - Torun - Wroclaw

Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town, Wroclaw

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Enjoy a morning at leisure to independently explore the city. As the afternoon sets in, your journey continues to the ancient city of Wroclaw. Get a taste of the culture when you join your traveling companions for some locally-brewed beer and a traditional "home-style" dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8 - Wroclaw

A tour of Wroclaw brings you up-close to this ethnically diverse city.

Sofitel Wroclaw Old Town, Wroclaw

Breakfast Included

Start your morning on a tour of Wroclaw, bringing this 1,000-year-old city to life. In the Stare Miasto (Old Town), discover a diverse blend of ethnicities and religions all coexisting within a unified Polish mindset. The remainder of the day is yours. You can visit idyllic parks, immerse yourself in the captivating culture, or even search for the many "dwarf" statues hidden on the streets of the city.

Day 9 - Wroclaw - Czestochowa - Krakow

Visit the Jasna Góra monastery to witness the world-famous Black Madonna.

Holiday Inn City Center Hotel, Krakow

Breakfast Included

Leave Wroclaw for Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland. Every year, over 5 million pilgrims journey to pay their respects to the famous Black Madonna in the Jasna Góra monastery. Venture inside for an up-close look at this miraculous image. Depart for Krakow, an enchanting city famous for its well-preserved town center. Get acquainted with the city during an evening at leisure.

Day 10 - Krakow

Holiday Inn City Center Hotel, Krakow

Breakfast Included

Join a local expert on a panoramic tour of Krakow, including Market Square, St. Mary's Church and the university. You will also see the famous Wawel Castle, the former residence of Polish kings. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps you'll stroll the quaint side streets of Krakow's famous Old Town, have coffee in one of the largest squares in Europe, or visit the Schindler Museum. Consider taking an optional excursion to medieval salt mines for a unique adventure.

Day 11 - Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow

Explore the poignant history of Auschwitz. Immerse yourself in Polish culture during a folklore show and dinner.

Holiday Inn City Center Hotel, Krakow

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to Auschwitz*. A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp, where you will learn about the coldblooded terrors as well as the resilience of the human spirit. This evening, celebrate traditional Polish culture during a folklore show and dinner, complete with wine and beer.

Day 12 - Krakow - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your tour comes to a close today.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on December 5, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $800. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2021 - April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..

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