Poland: An 11-Day Tour of 6 Historic Cities
Ideal Length:11 Days
Best Time To Go:June - November
Flight Time:LAX 11 Hours 25 Minutes, CHI 9 Hours 5 Minutes, NYC-All Airports 8 Hours 25 Minutes
AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Single occupancy; Airfare not included):$8,719
AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Double occupancy; Airfare not included):$9,865
Take a private tour to visit the 13th-century Royal Castle, once the seat of the Mazonvian Princes, residence of Polish kings, seat of the Senate, and the location where the Polish Constitution was signed in 1791.
Located just a 50-minute drive southeast of Gdansk, tourist flock to the Malbork Castle to explore the biggest medieval fortress in Europe.
Visit Poznan, the historic capital of the Wielkopolska region. Take a walking tour along its main boulevards like St. Marcin Street, and visit popular attractions, such as the National Museum.
Located on the Oder River in western Poland, Wroclaw is known for its Market Square that features its Gothic Old Town Hall with a large astronomical clock.
Art aficionados will enjoy a trip to the main branch of Poland's National Museum in Krakow to see more than 780,000 pieces of art, primarily Polish paintings.
In Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO Human Heritage Site, is a subterranean universe that includes beautiful chapels sculpted in salt, crystal grottoes and underground ponds.
Take an immersive tour of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps located in Oswiecim, Poland
Warsaw Day 1-2
After your arrival at the Warsaw Chopin Airport, you will be escorted by a private driver to the Hotel Bristol, located on the famous Royal Route. Visit the Royal Castle and take a tour with your private guide to historical landmarks, including the Constitution Square and the Palace of Culture and Science.
Your Private Luxury TransferShare This Activity
After your arrival, a private airport transfer will drive you to the hotel. For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will help you check in, walk you through your itinerary and answer your questions.
Stay at the Hotel BristolShare This Activity
Located in the heart of Warsaw on the famous Royal Route, this luxury hotel is the city’s most remarkable landmark featuring 165 guest rooms and 41 suites. Book with us for SELECT Perks, including an upgrade upon availability at time of check-in and daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two. The Presidential Palace, Old Town, the Royal Castle, National Theater and Opera House are attractions near the hotel.
Visit Royal Castle in WarsawShare This Activity
Embark on an immersive sightseeing tour in Warsaw with a visit to this 13th-century castle, once the seat of the Mazovian Princes, residence of Polish kings, seat of the Senate, and the location where the Polish Constitution was signed in 1791.
Private Polish History TourShare This Activity
Your private tour with a local guide starts at Constitution Square and proceeds to other landmarks, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Palace of Culture and Science and Iron Gate Square. The tour will end with a typical Polish aperitif.
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Gdansk Day 3-4
After a picturesque 3-hour train ride, your next stop is Gdansk, where you’ll spend a half-day exploring the city’s historic sites, including Crane Gate and Long Square Market. On your next full day of fun, enjoy a 3-course lunch on your way to see the Malbork Castle, the largest fortress in Europe.
Stay at the Mercure Gdansk Stare MiastoShare This Activity
After your picturesque 3-hour train ride from Warsaw to Gdansk, check-in at the Mercure Gdansk Stare Miasto, located in the city’s historic center and close to the Old Town Square and other magnificent monuments. Enjoy the amazing views of Old Town and the Gdansk Shipyard from the tallest building in the city.
Private Gdansk Walking TourShare This Activity
Meet your private guide for this half-day walking tour that includes the best of the city, including a stroll around the Old Town area. Crane Gate, Long Market Square, the Main Town Hall and St. Mary’s Church with its famous astronomical clock made by Hans Duringer in 1464.
Learn About Polish AmberShare This Activity
Your private guide will take you by a local jeweler to explain how Polish amber is extracted from the Baltic Sea, and how Gdansk is the perfect place to buy beautiful jewelry made with the precious stone.
Malbork Castle TourShare This Activity
Enjoy a 3-course lunch on the way to see Malbork Castle, the biggest medieval fortress in Europe. Located 37 miles southwest of Gdansk, this UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site is day-long excursion where you’ll see everything from its strong defensive walls to the kitchen to the artistic handcrafts.
Poznan Day 5-6
Travel approximately 3 hours southwest from Gdansk to Poznan, where you’ll stay at the luxurious Ibis Poznan Stare Miasto Hotel, located near the city’s Old Town Square and Warta River. Spend most of your day taking in the sights, including the National Museum to see extensive collections of European and Polish paintings. Then journey to your next tour stop – Wroclaw!
Stay at the Ibis Poznan Stare Miasto HotelShare This Activity
This luxury hotel is located in the center of the city near the Old Town Square and the Warta River. It’s only a 5-minute drive from the Central Railway Station and the Poznan International Fair. Guests can relax by Lake Malta or take a 10-minute walk to go shopping at the Stary Browar or Posnania.
Experience the Best of PoznanShare This Activity
Explore the capital of the Wielkopolska region on a walking tour along the city’s main boulevards, such as St. Marcin Street. Visit Poznan’s Old Town Hall, Okrglak Round Building and the National Museum with various collections of European and Polish artwork.
Check-in at the Sofitel Wroclaw Old TownShare This Activity
After your 2.5-hour train ride, your private transfer will take you to this 5-star luxury hotel, located in one of the largest medieval squares in Europe, where it’s always lively with local events, unique shops and cozy cafes. During your stay, taste Polish specialty beers or a flute of French champagne at Le Louis D’Or bar and arrange a Balinese massage.
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Wroclaw Day 7
Today, your private guide will take you on an unforgettable tour of Wroclaw, located on the Oder River in western Poland. This city is known for its Market Square, featuring a modern fountain, and for its Gothic Old Town Hall, with its large astronomical clock.
Explore Historic Ostrow TumskiShare This Activity
Enjoy a half-day tour with your private guide in the Ostrow Tumski, the oldest part of the city. You can’t miss visiting the Cathedral, Wroclaw’s main landmark, then continue to the University with its magnificent baroque Aula Leopoldina. The tour ends with a stroll around Market Square to marvel at the amazing architecture of the late gothic City Hall.
Krakow Day 8-9
Welcome to Krakow! After an approximately 5-hour train ride, you’ll enjoy exploring this city’s culture, history and sights, including one of the biggest market squares in Europe, an impressive Polish art collection at Cloth Hall, a private tour of Wawel Castle, and a challenging subterranean journey deep into the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Stay at the Hotel Indigo Krakow – Old TownShare This Activity
Check into this elegant boutique hotel that blends historic Polish art with contemporary style. The décor is inspired by three of the country’s greatest painters. At this location, guests are near Wawel Castle, Cloth Hall, Florianska’s shops, the Old Kleparz food market and the vibrant nightlife of Kazimierz.
Explore the National Museum in KrakowShare This Activity
You could spend a whole day at the main branch of Poland’s National Museum. This popular attraction holds more than 780,000 pieces of art, spanning from classical archeology to modern art, with a focus primarily on Polish paintings.
Step Back in History at Wawel CastleShare This Activity
Visit Wawel Castle, a Gothic Royal Castle built on the remains of a 10th-century settlement and home to numerous paintings, furniture and national memorabilia. Visit the famous Sigismund Chapel, a necropolis of Polish Kings, Dukes, and noble citizens. End the tour with a walk along the river to a limestone cave, reputed to be the home of a legendary dragon.
Go Deep in the Wieliczka Salt MineShare This Activity
This unique UNESCO Human Heritage Site is a subterranean universe comprised of galleries made out of rock and salt deposits. A Wieliczka guide will not only brief you on the history of the mine, but he/she will also show you the beautiful chapels sculpted in salt, crystal grottoes, and underground ponds. Adventurous visitors must be physically fit to delve deeper into the mine.
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Warsaw Day 10-11
On your way back to Warsaw, your private driver and guide will stop in Auschwitz for an unforgettable visit to the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp. As part of this experience, you’ll see an introductory 15-minute documentary and explore the barracks at Auschwitz I and a large wooden concentration camp at Auschwitz II. Spend your last few hours relaxing at Hotel Bristol in Warsaw. A private transfer will be provided to the airport.
Visit Auschwitz and the MuseumShare This Activity
On your way back to Warsaw, your private transfer will stop at Auschwitz and the Holocaust Museum (UNESCO World Heritage Site), located on the historic site of the largest Nazi concentration camp. The tour will start with a 15-minute documentary and include a visit to the barracks in Auschwitz I and the large wooden concentration camp at Auschwitz II – Birkenau.
Private Transfer to AirportShare This Activity
Spend the day as you wish until it’s time for you to head to the airport. A travel agent can arrange your stay at the Hotel Bristol and arrange your private transfer to catch your departing flight.