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Two Week Poland Grand Tour

Our two week Poland Grand Tour suggested 14 day (13 nights) itinerary covers Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk & Warsaw. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, train tickets, transfers (airport, port & bus station) and city tours. In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. There is also an option to travel between cities by private car or van transfers at an extra cost. Our Destination Manager in the region provides assistance before and during your travels. They will be available to you leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will be provided with information on the best these destinations have to offer including things to see and do, restaurants, entertainment and other insider tips. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our Destination Manager throughout your trip. In all of our destinations we offer a variety of accommodation options including boutique style hotels, charming B&Bs and spacious apartments ranging from a three to five star level. From our first hand experience we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable and centrally located. We generally discourage chain hotels but provide accommodations with unique features or an authentic feel.

Itinerary


4 Nights in Krakow

Day 1

When you arrive at Krakow's airport, someone will be waiting to take you to your centrally located accommodation.
Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Included : Krakow Airport Transfer

Day 2

Exploring Krakow: Private City Walking Tour
Today you’ll be getting a feel for the story of the city with a private tour hosted by a local tour guide. This is the best way to discover little-known historical facts and anecdotes while wandering around the heart of Krakow. You'll start from the Jewish District (Kazimierz), with a walk up to 14th century Wawel Castle and stroll along Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets in order to reach Collegium Maius (Great College). The tour continues to the Main Market Square with visiting the Cloth Hall (perfect to buy souvernirs) and St. Mary's Basilica.

Krakow Private Walking Tour
Krakow Private Walking Tour
Duration : 3 hours
Activity level : Light
Included in your
vacation package
Museum Day: The Oskar Schindler Factory and the Rynek Underground
The former site of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory has been turned into a museum dedicated to Schindler and his admirable work during the war. This museum will give you the complete picture of Krakow during World War II. The Rynek Underground is another great museum to visit. You'll experience the history of Krakow with many interactive exhibitions.

Included : Krakow Private Walking Tour

Day 3

Optional: Out of Town: Salt Mine Excursion
One of the day trips from Krakow we recommend most is the Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just outside the city. You’ll be picked up at your hotel and driven by bus to the salt mines, where you’ll get a fascinating glimpse into history. This amazing 800-year-old mine is full of monuments, carvings and altar pieces. You’ll explore underground with an experienced guide with a stop at the souvenir shop.

Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour
Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour
Duration : 4 hours
Activity level : Moderate
Optional: Dark History: An Excursion to Auschwitz
A visit to Krakow isn’t truly complete without an excursion to the Auschwitz concentration camp. 70 kilometers from Krakow, the camp has been turned into a monument and museum, testifying to the atrocities that took place here. You will be picked up at your hotel and driven to Auschwitz, where you’ll join a 3-hour tour of the camp and the Auschwitz Memorial Museum led by one of the museum's expert guides. Onboard the bus, you can watch historical documentaries to give you more insight into these events.

Auschwitz - Birkenau Group Tour
Auschwitz - Birkenau Group Tour
Duration : 6-7 hours
Activity level : Light

Day 4

Optional: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Small Group Tour

Travel to Zakopane, a mountain resort nestled at the foot of the Tatra mountains and boasting breathtaking views of Poland's countryside. Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland. You will begin your exploration of the area by taking the funicular railway to the top of Mount Gubalowka. Upon return to Zakopane, you will visit the charming wooden parish church and the most unique cemetery in Poland. To complete your experience, you'll have the chance to visit the enormous regional market and enjoy lunch in a regional restaurant.

Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Small Group Tour
Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Small Group Tour
Duration : 8 hours
Activity level : Moderate

Day 5

You'll be heading north to Warsaw today. There are frequent trains between Krakow and Warsaw, one every two hours or so. We will provide train tickets with seat reservations based on your preferred departure time and arrange for a transfer from your accommodation to the train station. The journey takes about 3 hours. If you'd like to take your time while enjoying more privacy, we can also organize a personal transfer with stops along the way in Lodz or Czestochowa. It makes the journey longer but adds a visit to your choice of these remarkable destinations.
Included : Krakow - Wroclaw Train , Krakow Train Station Transfer

A little about Krakow

Krakow may not be the largest city in Poland, but it is by far the most popular with travelers. Less industrial than Warsaw, Krakow was once Poland’s royal capital, and unlike the rest of the country, came out of World War II with its gorgeous architecture mostly unscathed. One glance at the city’s perfectly preserved and restored Old Town and it will be abundantly clear why Krakow is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This compact historical district houses the largest square in Europe, where you can stroll, shop from the market and sample some tasty Polish delicacies. And, if you’re in the mood you can also sip some of Poland’s famous vodka infused with tangy buffalo grass. Krakow’s cultural life is rich and there are more than enough classical and jazz concerts to attend during your stay. Just walk through Old Town any evening and you’ll find warmly lit cafes, restaurants and bars. Of course, not all of the city’s history is happy, and both the Jewish Heritage in Krakow as well as nearby Auschwitz concentration camp are a chilling and vivid reminder of World War II. You can also explore Poland’s natural wonders from Krakow, with visits to the atmospheric Wieliczka Salt Mine, and the Tatra Mountains all comfortable day trips.

2 Nights in Wroclaw

Day 1

A driver will greet you when you arrive at the Wroclaw train station and take you to your accommodation.

Included : Wroclaw Train/Bus Station Transfer

Day 2

Private City Walking Tour
Today you’ll be enjoying a tour around the most spectacular and picturesque parts of Wroclaw. During this tour you’ll explore the city’s multicultural history, including the Old Town and Cathedral Island. Then you’ll have the chance to see the influence of the four countries that held supremacy over the city and the region throughout its history. Gothic churches, medieval passages, baroque architecture, city parks and a mysterious holy island: you’ll see it all during this three-hour walk. After your tour why not return to the main square to enjoy a drink at an outdoor cafe?

Wroclaw Private Walking Tour
Wroclaw Private Walking Tour
Duration : 3 hours
Activity level : Easy
Included in your
vacation package
Included : Wroclaw Private Walking Tour

Day 3

Today you'll be taking the train to Poznan. There are several trains per day and the trip takes about 2.5 hours. For more comfort and extra sightseeing on the way, we can also arrange for a private driver for additional fee.
Included : Wroclaw Train/Bus Station Transfer, Wroclaw - Poznan Train

A little about Wroclaw

Wroclaw is a city of colorful culture and a variety of influences in the architecture and cuisine. After all, Wroclaw has gone under five different names, which attests to the volatility of its history. Almost completely destroyed during World War II, the city today is a vibrant place where Gothic churches meet picturesque waterways, and a dozen islands host verdant riverside parks that are perfect for strolling. The Old Town has been perfectly restored and the city square is the second largest such square in Europe, just behind Krakow’s. From nightlife to historical explorations, there’s an abundance of ways to enjoy Wroclaw. The compact historical center can be explored on foot, and there are many fascinating buildings here to appreciate, as well as an abundance of restaurants, bars and cafes. You wil find live concerts and events happening here night and day. Whether you’re looking to enjoy high culture, relax with a cup of coffee, or enjoy fine dining and drinks, you’ve come to right place. Wroclaw is unique in its blend of historic interest and modern culture. You also won’t want to miss Cathedral Island, one of Wroclaw’s most unique features.

1 Night in Poznan

Day 1

A driver will greet you when you arrive at the Poznan train station and take you to your accommodation.

Poznan City Walking Tour
Today you'll be introduced to the city of Poznan. Our guide will show you the historical Cathedral Island and the Old Market Square. On this tour you will see the best-preserved highlights od the era including the historical Town Hall - the very landmark dubbed "the best Renaissance piece north of the Alps". Tour will end with tasting a local special - St. Martin's croissant.

Poznan Private Walking Tour
Poznan Private Walking Tour
Duration : 2 hours
Activity level : Light
Included in your
vacation package
Included : Poznan Private Walking Tour, Poznan Train Station Transfer

Day 2

Today you'll be traveling by train to Gdansk. The trip takes about two hours and there are several departures per day. We'll arrange 2nd class tickets, but can get 1st class tickets for an extra fee. If you'd like extra comfort we suggest the private driver option. If you are interested in archeology we recommend stopping in Biskupin, a beautifully preserved fortified settlement which is more than 2,500 years old.
Included : Poznan Train Station Transfer, Poznan - Gdansk Train
Poznan

A little about Poznan

For many people in Poland, Poznan is a city for doing business. But there's another, more interesting side of Poznan that's visible at any given time in the city's Old Town. There's a real energy here, and simply strolling through Old Market Square, with its beautifully painted townhouses, will be enough to convince you that Poznan is a unique destination. During the day, there are numerous historical sites and beautiful churches to visit, along with excellent restaurants and cute cafes where you can relax. At night the city comes alive, as businesspeople, students and tourists crowd into Poznan's signature pubs and clubs. Poznan is also known as the capital of the Saint Martin's croissant, a famous local delicacy that's mostly eaten on November 11, Saint Martin's Day, though you can certainly find it all year round. If you'd like to explore the surrounding region, there are very good transport connections and several opportunities for fun day trips. All in all, this charming city will capture your heart with an atmosphere you can feel on every street.

3 Nights in Gdansk

Day 1

When you arrive at the Gdansk train station, a driver will be waiting to take you to your accommodation.

Included : Gdansk Train Station Transfer

Day 2

Private Gdansk Tour
This 3-hour tour is best way to get to know the character, history and atmosphere of Gdansk, a unique city with a spirit all its own. You'll be led by an experienced local guide who will entertain you with stories from the colorful past of Gdansk. Let your curiosity run wild you as you stroll along the city streets and come to a new appreciation of this destination once you have complete picture of the city.

Private Gdansk Walking Tour
Private Gdansk Walking Tour
Duration : 3 hours
Activity level : Light
Included in your
vacation package
Included : Private Gdansk Walking Tour

Day 3

Optional: Private Malbork Castle Tour
On this 5-hour tour, a guide will bring you the best of The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork. The excursion includes a full tour of the 14th century Palace of the Grand Master, the residence of the so-called Grand Master of the Order. You will also visit St. Mary's Church, take in the castle’s various exhibitions with impressive collection of weaponry, armor, flags and the enormous Amber Museum.

Private Malbork Castle Tour
Private Malbork Castle Tour
Duration : 5 hours
Activity level : Light
Optional: Private Tricity (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia) Tour

This Tricity full-day tour includes essential trips to Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia. You will start at the center of beautifully restored Gdansk and see the renowned houses of Long Street, Neptune’s fountain and other landmarks. Then it's off to the Oliwa district for a bit of relaxation before heading on to Sopot for a wander down Monciak Street. Passing the art nouveau cafes and shops, you'll soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere, including the longest wooden pier in Europe. The final destination is Gdynia, where the famed WWII destroyer "Lightning" and the massive sailing ship "Gift of Pomerania" are reminders of the rich history of the Polish Navy.

Private Tricity (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia) Tour
Private Tricity (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia) Tour
Duration : 8 hours
Activity level : Light

Day 4

Today you are traveling to Warsaw, the capital of Poland by train. There are several options, so let us know what your preferred departure time is. There is also the possibility of private transportation, for an additional fee. If you decide to go with a private driver, we can arrange for a stop in Malbork or in the charming city of Torun.
Included : Gdansk Train Station Transfer, Gdansk - Warsaw Train

A little about Gdansk

Gdansk has a rich and volatile history, due mostly to its position at the mouth of the Vistula river on the Baltic Sea. That has been bad news for the city’s inhabitants throughout history, but today it’s good news for visitors, as the city features a unique blend of historic architectures of different styles and cultures, from Polish to Prussian and Napoleonic rule. While some of the city recalls Poland, other parts will remind you of Amsterdam and other port cities from the north of Europe. You’ll have a great time exploring all the various corners of the city on foot, but there’s much more to do here than just look at interesting buildings. Old Town and Westplatte are two areas you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Long Market, where you can find many local arts and crafts. And outside of the city, Malbork Castle is one of the most popular day trips. History will come alive for you here as you explore the different tours and museums on the castle grounds. Or you could go a little farther afield with a tri-city day trip including visits to Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia, all of which have a unique charm that’s even more impressive when compared with the other nearby cities.

3 Nights in Warsaw

Day 1

When you arrive at the Warsaw train station, a driver will meet you there and take you directly to your accommodation in the city center.

Included : Warsaw Train/Bus Station Transfer

Day 2

Private City Walking Tour
Today you’ll be getting acquainted with Warsaw with the help of an expert local guide who has organized the tour according to your preferences. Your guide will pick you up at your accommodation and take you on the tour. At the end of the tour you'll be accompanied to your accommodation, or given tips for further exploration.

Warsaw Private City Tour
Warsaw Private City Tour
Duration : 4 hours
Activity level : Light
Included in your
vacation package
WWII History: Warsaw Uprising Museum
The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis is one of the most volatile moments in Polish World War II history. It’s such a significant event that it has its own museum, which we recommend exploring today. Tickets are 18 PLN and the museum is easily accessible by public transportation. Here you’ll find an incredibly rich collection of exhibits covering every aspect of the uprising, which took place in 1944.

Included : Warsaw Private City Tour

Day 3

Optional: Majdanek and Kazimierz Dolny Private Day Trip

The first stop on this excursion is the town of Czersk, where you can find a Polish Gothic castle. The next stop will be the battlefield of Magnuszew bridgehead. Here in September, 1944 the Soviet Army crossed the Vistula river on their way to Berlin. Today you can find an exhibition of Soviet tanks and canons, including the famous the Katiusha rocket launcher placed around the original trenches. On the way to Majdanek you'll visit the lovely renaissance town of Kazimierz Dolny. It's a pearl of the Polish Renaissance, with the main square looking as if it has been untouched since 16th Century. After a relaxing visit and lunch in Kazimierz you'll drive to the thrilling museum of the Majdanek Nazi Concentration Camp.

Majdanek and Kazimierz Dolny Private Day Trip
Majdanek and Kazimierz Dolny Private Day Trip
Duration : 14 hours
Activity level : Easy

Day 4

Based on your flight time, we'll arrange for a transfer from your accommodation to the Warsaw airport.
Included : Warsaw Airport Transfer (Chopin Airport)
Warsaw

A little about Warsaw

Warsaw, the capital of Poland and its largest city, has bounced back from the devastation of World War II, reconstructing the historic center, and earning UNESCO World Heritage status in the process. This is a bustling metropolis with a charm that’s distinct from other cities in Poland. Here you’ll find art museums and theaters galore, with lively performances and exhibitions throughout the year, as well as frequent festivals of all sorts. The culinary scene here is top-notch, with several well-respected restaurants offering classics of Polish cuisine and modern masterpieces from European gastronomy. Warsaw has distinct neighborhoods that are perfect for exploring on foot, but it’s also fun to get an appreciation for the size of the city by being chauffeured. You can explore different layers of Warsaw’s history, from World War II to its Jewish heritage and communist past. You’ll definitely want to sample the local cuisine while you explore the city, and there’s no shortage of opportunities to do so, from street stalls to fine dining. When you’re ready to go farther afield, the region surrounding Warsaw offers gorgeous lakes, castles and other notable cities and villages. There are no shortages of ways to enjoy your time in this vibrant city.

Reviews from past guests

Overall rating:
(4.9/5 based on 6 reviews)

Reviews from guests who have traveled with us to at least half the destinations in this itinerary


JayWay Travel took the worry out of the trip details and allowed us to focus on the joy of travel. I have never traveled this way before but I am a convert. We especially liked the personal choices we were able to make rather than be stuck in a large, impersonal group.

- Traveled to Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Warsaw in October 2018 - rating:
(4.8/5)

I have already recommended JayWay Travelto at least 3 people. Customer service is beyond comparison and the fact that down to each driver, tour guide, you get top notch service.  EVERYONE knew what they were doing and they enjoyed their work. It showed in their smiles.

- Traveled to Krakow, Warsaw, Poznan, Gdansk, in September 2018 - rating:
(5/5)

I would do it all again, and wouldn’t change a thing.  For a first time traveler it was so incredibly easy and I will use JayWay Travel again!

- Traveled to Krakow, Gdansk, Warsaw, Vilnius, Kaunas in September 2018 - rating:
(5/5)

"We want to thank Betti, Kinga, Carmine, and all of JayWay for a most wonderful trip to Poland and Munich. It was a great experience. We enjoyed learning the history and local flavor of the cities on the walking tours and then spending time later to follow up with suggestions from the guides. (One of the best things that happened was the alternate (spontaneous) John Paul II tour which developed into two most memorable visits for us in Lagiewniki and Czestochowa.) All the hotels were great for their accommodations as well as their location, drivers good and cautious, guides  very knowledgeable and personable. We are very happy with Jayway Travel and the people who work for them."

- Traveled to Krakow, Warsaw, Bydgosz, Gdansk, Munich in September 2016 - rating:
(5/5)

"The trip was excellent. Enjoyed every part of the trip which was very well planned. Guides were great and Poland was wonderful. Thanks to all Kevin Axe, Kinga and Bettina. Job well done and greatly appreciated by us."

- Traveled to Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw, Krakow in August 2016 - rating:
(5/5)

"We had a wonderful time visiting Poland, thanks to JayWay Travel. They took care of the logistics, such as lodging, train tickets & schedules. The travel itinerary ensured we visited major cities in Poland for a good representation of the country. Lodging was well located and comfortable. Airport, train, and hotel transfers were consistently reliable. Suggested highlights in each city and surrounding areas was especially appreciated. Travel options - from lodging to sightseeing - were very flexible. We highly recommend JayWay Travel."

- Traveled to Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Krakow in August 2016 - rating:
(4.7/5)

What's Included

Below you will find all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package.

Should you wish to add any optional tours and excursions listed on the Itinerary tab, please let us know.

Please note, no particular accommodation is specified in the package. The price you see on this proposal is based on estimated costs of 3 Star accommodation, or next best available class, in each destination. The total package price will depend on the accommodation you choose.


  • 4 Nights Accommodation in Krakow
  • Krakow Airport Transfer
  • Krakow Private Walking Tour
    Duration : 3 hours
    Includes : Expert English-speaking guide , Hotel pick up
    Excludes : Tip for the guide, Entrance fee to the St. Mary's Basilica and the Royal Castle
  • Krakow - Wroclaw Train
  • Krakow Train Station Transfer
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Wroclaw
  • Wroclaw Train/Bus Station Transfer
  • Wroclaw Private Walking Tour
    Duration : 3 hours
    Includes : Hotel pick-up, Private guide
    Excludes : Tip for the guide
  • Wroclaw Train/Bus Station Transfer
  • Wroclaw - Poznan Train
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Poznan
  • Poznan Private Walking Tour
    Duration : 2 hours
    Includes : English-speaking guide, Tea/coffee with St. Martin's croissant
    Excludes : Tip for the guide
  • Poznan Train Station Transfer
  • Poznan Train Station Transfer
  • Poznan - Gdansk Train
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Gdansk
  • Gdansk Train Station Transfer
  • Private Gdansk Walking Tour
    Duration : 3 hours
    Includes : Hotel pick-up, English-speaking guide
    Excludes : Admissions, Tip for the guide
  • Gdansk Train Station Transfer
  • Gdansk - Warsaw Train
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Warsaw
  • Warsaw Train/Bus Station Transfer
  • Warsaw Private City Tour
    Duration : 4 hours
    Includes : Hotel pick up, Private English-speaking guide, Transportation
    Excludes : Admissions, Tip for the guide
  • Warsaw Airport Transfer (Chopin Airport)
  • Pre-trip assistance of the JayWay Destination Manager.
  • On-trip assistance from local JayWay Representatives.
  • A pre-paid local cell phone for all destinations.
  • Excursion booking advice and assistance.
  • Access to your personalized Guest Page, containing detailed destination information and tips on the best that these cities can offer.


- Flights to and from Europe.
- Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
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Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
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