THE MAGIC OF POLAND
Cultural tour of Poland

Tha Magic of Poland tour is an introductory tour of the historically rich state of Poland. In 8 days we cover the main and major attractions of Poland lying between Warsaw and Krakow. Our visits include various sites in an and around the capital city of Warsaw, the hill resort of Zakopane and Wawel. At Krakow we also visit Auschwitz, Krakow city tour and the Wieliczka Salt Mines. This tour can be easily combined with many of our other tours in the region.

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Tour Information
Tour Duration : 07 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Avg. Tour Size : 25 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Warsaw
(D)
Day 02: Warsaw
(B, L)
Day 03: Warsaw/Czestochowa/Zakopane (Drive)
(B, L)
Day 04: Zakopane/Krakow (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 05: Krakow/Auschwitz/Krakow
(B, L)
Day 06: Krakow/Wieliczka/Krakow
(B, D)
Day 07: Depart Krakow
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Warsaw

Upon arrival at Warsaw we are met and transferred to our hotel located in the heart of the city. Evening at 6PM we meet our guide and other tour participants. Drive along the beautifully renovated Royal Route with its historical monuments and residences. Stop at Castle Square for a short walk through Old Town, and then join us for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your meal will include typical Polish dishes and famous Polish vodka, “Zubrowka”.
Overnight: Novotel Warszawa Centrum, Warsaw (2 nights) (D)

Day 02: Warsaw

Our day tour includes the World Heritage Site of the Old Town, beautifully rebuilt after World War II, with the impressive Royal Castle, seat of the kings of Poland. We admire some of its 300 rooms with collection of paintings by Canaletto, Marcello Bacciarelli, etc. After lunch served at a local restaurant in Old Town, we continue our tour to include the building of the National Opera House and Town Hall and a drive to the area of the former Warsaw Ghetto. During your tour of Warsaw we invite you to the famous Warsaw chocolate factory “Wedel” to taste the delicious hot chocolate at the “ Wedel Old Fashioned Shop”. This evening join us for an unforgettable musical journey through the world famous compositions of composer, Frederic Chopin, at a piano recital. A glass of sparkling wine will be served during intermission. (B, L)

Day 03: Warsaw/Czestochowa/Zakopane (Drive)

After breakfast, we depart for Zakopane – one of the most popular vacation resorts in the Tatra Mountains. En route, we stop in Czestochowa to visit the Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine with its miraculous icon. Lunch will be served a local restaurant in Czestochowa. Evening arrival at   Zakopane beautifully situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. It is the most popular resort in Poland and one of the most beautiful places in all of Poland, owing to its picturesque location. Once, a small mountain village, Zakopane became a fashionable artist’s retreat at the beginning of the 20th century.
Overnight: Mercure Kasprowy, Zakopane (1 night) (B, L)

Day 04: Zakopane/Krakow (Drive)

Morning tour Zakopane, whose wooden architecture blends with the natural landscapes and it is copied in other parts of Poland known as Zakopianski Style. We visit the Jaszczurowka Chapel, a great example of the wooden architecture in Zakopane, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima at Krzeptowki, which was built by the people of Zakopane to thank the Lady of Fatima for saving the Pope after an attempt on His life. Admire the breathtaking views of the Tatras from the top of Gubalowka Mountain. Before we continue on to Krakow, take a spectacular rafting trip on the Dunajec River in Pieniny National Park. Tonight’s dinner will be served at a local restaurant in Krakow’s Old Town Market Square.
Overnight: Novotel Krakow City West, Krakow (3 nights) (B, D)

Day 05: Krakow/Auschwitz/Krakow

An incredible day ahead as we start with Wawel, the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture and rare ancient objects. We also visit the Wawel Cathedral, the place of the cult of St. Stanislaw and St. Jadwiga, Queen of Poland. Following Wawel we drive to the Old Town visiting St. Mary’s Basilica where to see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. After lunch, we drive to Auschwitz to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp, the infamous factory of death. Auschwitz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and will bring forth to us the German Nazi concentration camp – how it functioned making many people loosing their loved and dear ones. (B, L)

Day 06: Krakow/Wieliczka/Krakow

Morning is free time in Krakow – to enjoy this historical town on your own. Afternoon you are guests at the famous Krakow cafeteria. We then drive to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, an unforgettable tourist attraction with underground chambers, grottoes, and chapels carved from salt. Dinner with a folkloric show will be served at a local restaurant in Wieliczka, before we drive back to Krakow. Wieliczka was endorsed in 1978 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B, D)

Day 07: Depart Krakow

After breakfast this morning, we are transferred to the airport for our flight home or join one of our other European tours – ask us for details. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2017

May 13; Jun 03 & 17; Jul 02 & 22; Aug 12 & 26; Sep 09 & 23; Oct 07

2018

May 12; Jun 02 & 16; Jul 07 & 21; Aug 11 & 25; Sep 08 & 22; Oct 06

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received, and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2017 US$ 1495 US$ 315
2018 US$ 1495 US$ 315


Notes

This tour is not part of our small group journeys.



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 12 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Services of a through English speaking tour escort
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
  • Throughout English speaking tour escort
  • Cake with coffee/tea at famous Warsaw and Krakow cafeteria
  • Chopin concert with a glass of sparkling wine
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare (International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1300

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1100

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1100

USA(East Coast)
US$ 900

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and average tour size of 25 participants.
Also please note that this is NOT part of our small group tours.

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.