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THE MAGIC OF POLAND
May 14, June 4, June 18, July 2, August 13,
August 27, September 10, September 24 & October 8, 2016


Included Features:
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Private air-conditioned motor coach
  • English-speaking tour escort and local guides
  • 6 nights at First or Superior First class hotel
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 2 coffee breaks; including a special meal with entertainment as per detailed itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the: Royal Castle in Warsaw, Jasna Gora Monastery and Black Madonna Shrine, Oswiecim/Auschwitz, Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill, St. Mary’s Church in Krakow
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Gubalowka Hill cable car ride
  • Dunajec River rafting trip
  • Chopin concert
  • Hotel charges and taxes
  • Luggage handling at hotels (one piece per person)
  • Comprehensive information folder
2016 Departure Dates & Prices:
May 14-20, Jun 4-10, Jun 18-24 Jul 2-8, Aug 13-19, Aug 27- Sep 2, Sept 10-16, Sept 24-30, or Oct 8-14 $ 1,185 per person, double occupancy
     
   
Single Supplement:           $ 280


*Please note:Prices are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate, and dates of travel.

Airfare can be provided upon request. Departure date will be one day prior.

We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance which is available upon request.

Detailed Itinerary
 
DAY 1 - Friday USA - WARSAW
Optional:Depart on a regular scheduled flight from USA to Warsaw.
 
DAY 2 - Saturday WARSAW
After arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. The afternoon is free. At 6:00pm meet your guide/group and drive along the beautifully renovated Royal Route with its historical monuments and residences. Stop at Castle Square for a short walk through the Old Town. A welcome dinner at a local restaurant will include typical Polish dishes and the famous vodka, "Zubrowka."
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DAY 3 - Sunday WARSAW
This morning, a half-day sightseeing tour of Warsaw includes the Old Town and its impressive 300-room Royal Castle. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in the Old Town after which the tour will continue to the area of the former Warsaw Ghetto. En route you will see the National Opera House and Town Hall. You will stop at a famous Warsaw café, to taste a typical pastry called “paczek”. This evening you will enjoy an unforgettable Chopin piano recital with a glass of sparkling wine.
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DAY 4 - Monday WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – ZAKOPANE
Leave Warsaw for Zakopane, a small mountain village situated in the valley between the Gubalowka and Giewont in the Tatra mountains. En route, you will stop in Czestochowa to visit the Jasna Gora Monastery, the Black Madonna Shrine and where lunch will be hosted. In the evening you will arrive at picturesque Zakopane which at the turn of the 20th century became a fashionable artist’s retreat. Today Zakopane is the most popular resort location in Poland.
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DAY 5 - Tuesday  ZAKOPANE – KRAKOW
Your sightseeing tour of Zakopane includes a visit to the Jaszczurowka Chapel, built by the townspeople to thank the Lady of Fatima for saving Pope John Paul II after an attempt on his life. Admire the breathtaking views of the Tatras peaks from the top of Gubalowka, and shop for Highlanders (Gorale) souvenirs. You will have time for lunch. Before you continue on to Krakow, you will 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.
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DAY 6 - Wednesday KRAKOW – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW
The morning’s sightseeing tour will feature the royal castle Wawel, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture, rare ancient artifacts, and monumental tapestries. You will also visit the Wawel Cathedral, famous for its giant bell and 18 chapels. Following a short break for coffee and cake a renowned Krakow café, you will head to the Old Town, where you will see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz at St. Mary’s Basilica, and Cloth Hall, a central feature in the main market square. After lunch, you will proceed to Auschwitz to visit the Martyrdom Museum.
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DAY 7- Thursday KRAKOW – WIELICZKA – KRAKOW
After breakfast you will have time on your own. In the afternoon you will head to Wieliczka’s Salt Mine. It is an unforgettable experience of underground chambers, grottos and chapels carved from salt. Dinner including a folkloric show will be hosed at a local restaurant after which you will return to Krakow.
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DAY 8 - Friday KRAKOW
Following breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for the return flight home.
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