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Treasures of Poland, including Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw
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Treasures of Poland, including Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw

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Discover the top places to visit in Poland and experience a journey of discovery as you embrace the beautiful pastel buildings and gothic churches of Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw on our 6-night Treasures of Poland holiday.

With a combination of a dynamic energy, rich culture and medieval history, Poland is a truly unique destination.

Start your trip to Poland with a guided panoramic tour of the sprawling city of Warsaw where you will take in Zamkowy Square, Wilanow Park and Lazieki Palace and get up close to the beauty of these treasured churches and monuments. As you continue your journey towards Krakow, you will stop by the Jasna Gora Pauline Monastery and see the miraculous picture known as the ‘Black Madonna’ famously discoloured from candles lit in supplication.

A guided walking tour of Krakow, the old Polish capital, will take you to St. Mary's Church, the Wawel Cathedral with the giant 13 tonne Sigismund Bell in its bell tower, and the Royal Tombs, the final resting place of 13 Polish kings.

In Wroclaw you will discover the key monuments that give this city such rich culture. Explore Cathedral Island and market square with visits to the watch tower and town hall, before taking a historical step back in time to explore the Książ castle and the famous peace church of Świdnica where the first mass took place in 1657.

With ample leisure time included for you to sightsee, shop and relax, you’ll be sure to see so much more on this 6-night Treasures of Poland Holiday than you could ever imagine.

 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Zloty (PLN)
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Climate

Pleasant, sunny summers and cold winters.

Food & Drink

Famous Polish dishes include Pierogi, dumplings filled with potato, cheese, meat, mushroom or sauerkraut, blueberries or cherries, Gołąbki, cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice and cooked in tomato sauce, and Bigos, a  slow-cooked stew made with meat and vegetables. Kiełbasa Krakowska is a tasty Krakow sausage with pepper and garlic. For a sweet treat, try chocolate-covered prunes.  Poland is also known for excellent beers and a wide selection of vodkas.

Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A 220v plug adaptor
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

The Moon’s Jaw by Rouen Klassnik

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

Holiday highlights

Warsaw

You will enjoy a panoramic tour of Warsaw taking in the best the city has to offer including Wilanow Park and the Lazienki Palace in the city's the old town

Częstochowa

A most spiritual place where the where Pope John Paul II had visited many times, you will visit the Jasna Gora Pauline Monastery. The Monastery known for its miraculous picture of Our Lady, called the “Black Madonna”. 

Wrocław 

The Wrocław Old Town resembles a fairytale city and highlights include the Cathedral Island and Wrocław University where you can enter the Watch Tower and Aula Leopoldina.

Świdnica

The highlight on your to Świdnica will be a visit to the Peace Church, one of the largest timber-framed Baroque buildings in Europe.

Książ Castle

The spectacular Książ Castle is one of the three largest castles in Europe.

Krakow

Enjoy a tour of the magical city of Kraków. Here you will see the main square, visit St. Mary’s Church, and explore the Wawel Cathedral.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Zloty (PLN)
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Climate

Pleasant, sunny summers and cold winters.

Food & Drink

Famous Polish dishes include Pierogi, dumplings filled with potato, cheese, meat, mushroom or sauerkraut, blueberries or cherries, Gołąbki, cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice and cooked in tomato sauce, and Bigos, a  slow-cooked stew made with meat and vegetables. Kiełbasa Krakowska is a tasty Krakow sausage with pepper and garlic. For a sweet treat, try chocolate-covered prunes.  Poland is also known for excellent beers and a wide selection of vodkas.

Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A 220v plug adaptor
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

The Moon’s Jaw by Rouen Klassnik

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 – Travel to Poland

Morning

Travel to Warsaw

On arrival in Warsaw, you will be met our local representative who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel.

Evening

Dinner

This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at your hotel. An evening meal is also included for each of the five remaining hotel nights of your trip.

Day 2 - Warsaw

Morning

Warsaw

Begin your adventure with a morning guided panoramic sightseeing tour of Warsaw city, to include the Old Town with Zamkowy Square, Lazienki Park and the Royal Route passing by numerous historic buildings, churches and monuments.

Afternoon

Warsaw

After lunch at your leisure, enjoy a visit to Wilanow Park with entrance to Wilanow Palace, known as the ‘Polish Versailles’ included.

Day 3 - Częstochowa & Krakow

Morning

Częstochowa & Krakow

After breakfast, depart your hotel and commence the journey to Krakow. On the way, there will be a stop at one of the most important spiritual destinations on this tour, Częstochowa, where Pope John Paul II visited many times. Here you will visit the Jasna Gora Pauline Monastery known for its miraculous picture of Our Lady, called the “Black Madonna”. After some free time at leisure continue your journey to Krakow.

Day 4 – Krakow

Morning

Krakow Tour

Enjoy a half day walking tour of the magical city of Kraków. Here you will see the main square, visit St. Mary’s Church, and explore the Wawel Cathedral.

Afternoon

At Leisure

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Krakow. Visit Basztowa street for lunch or take in the city.

Day 5 – Wroclaw

Morning

Wroclaw

Following breakfast you will have a guided tour of Wrocław Old Town to include. Cathedral Island, Market Square with the Town Hall, as well as Wrocław University. Entrance included to the Watchtower and Aula Leopoldina.

Afternoon

At Leisure

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Your guide will be happy to provide advice and suggestions for the best sights and activities to suit your individual interests.

Day 6 – Świdnica and Książ Castle

Morning - Świdnica

Świdnica

After breakfast, you will depart for Świdnica to visit the Peace Church, one of the largest timber-framed Baroque buildings in Europe which held its first mass in 1657.

Afternoon

Książ Castle

In the afternoon, you will continue to one of three biggest castles in Poland, Książ Castle home to over 400 rooms. This castle has had a rich and dark history from the aristocratic Hochberg family to becoming home to the German high command during WWII. The wife of the last owner, Maria Teresa Von Hohberg, (Daisy) allegedly still wanders around the castle’s rooms and garden terraces to this day.

Day 7 – Return Home

Morning

At Leisure

After breakfast at your hotel you will have time at leisure for some last minute shopping before being transferred to the airport.

Afternoon

Return Home

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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Hotel HP Park Plaza 4

Hotel Park Plaza is located in the heart of Wroclaw, offering views of the river Odra.  It is within a five minute walk of the Old Town area, making it an ideal location for exploring Wroclaw.... read more read more read more

Hotel Park Plaza is located in the heart of Wroclaw, offering views of the river Odra.  It is within a five minute walk of the Old Town area, making it an ideal location for exploring Wroclaw.

Hotel address
Hotel HP Park Plaza
Bolesława Drobnera 11-13,
50-257 Wrocław, Poland

Wroclaw
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Hotel Metropol 3

Metropol Hotel offers comfortable and modern rooms in central Warsaw. The hotel is ideally located to enjoy your holiday in Warsaw offering easy access to many popular attractions and convenient transport connections to all areas of the city. Guests can enjoy a buffet b... read more read more read more

Metropol Hotel offers comfortable and modern rooms in central Warsaw. The hotel is ideally located to enjoy your holiday in Warsaw offering easy access to many popular attractions and convenient transport connections to all areas of the city. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the morning and after a busy day sightseeing relax with a drink at the hotel’s bar in the evening.

Hotel address
Hotel Metropol
ul. Marszałkowska 99a
00-693 Warsaw

Warsaw
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Hotel Wyspianski 3 Star

Wyspianski is a modern and comfortable hotel, located in the heart of Kraków, 600 metres walk from Market Square, the town’s historical and cultural centre filled with restaurants and bars. The hotel itself offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge, where guests can unwind with a... read more read more read more

Wyspianski is a modern and comfortable hotel, located in the heart of Kraków, 600 metres walk from Market Square, the town’s historical and cultural centre filled with restaurants and bars. The hotel itself offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge, where guests can unwind with a drink. The bright and comfortable rooms offer all the modern amenities needed to enjoy your stay.

 

Hotel address
Hotel Wyspianski
ul. Westerplatte 15
31-033 Krakow

Krakow
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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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