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The Polish Grand Tour

14 Days / 13 Nights

Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Warsaw

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Our two week Poland Grand Tour suggested 14 day (13 night) itinerary covers Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, and Warsaw. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, train tickets, transfers (airport, port, and 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. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea of what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide.

One of our team members in the region will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.

Route for Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Warsaw tour

4 Nights in Krakow

4 Nights in Krakow

5 days in Krakow
5 days in Krakow

4 Nights in 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. 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. Some of the most prominent sites in and around the city are linked with the grim, albeit highly important historical facts, as evidenced by the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the Auschwitz concentration camp located nearby - chilling and vivid reminders 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.

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. 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. Some of the most prominent sites in and around the city are linked with the grim, albeit highly important historical facts, as evidenced by the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the Auschwitz concentration camp located nearby - chilling and vivid reminders 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.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Krakow

Upon your arrival to Kraków Airport, our driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals and will take you to your accommodation in Krakow. The journey should take about 30 minutes.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Settle in and Enjoy

Suggestion to explore on your own

If you've just arrived, before starting on tours, head out and get a feel for this unique city. If you're staying near the main square ("Rynek,") take a leisurely stroll, visit the Cloth Hall, and have a coffee with a view at Cafe Szal. If you start near the Kazimierz district, treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Starka restaurant. Either way, let yourself get charmed by Krakow.

Settle in and Enjoy

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Krakow

Krakow Private Walking Tour

Exploring Krakow

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll be getting a feel for the story of the city with a private tour with a local expert.There's much to discover as you walk the famed Royal Route through the city's heart, on this tour filled to the brim with historical facts and anecdotes. You'll wander from the Barbican and St. Florian's Gate to the spectacular hilltop royal Wawel Castle, visiting the Main Square with its Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Basilica along the way.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Explore Krakow's Jewish Legacy

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Discover the atmosphere and the spirit of Jewish life in Krakow. Before WWII, Jews made up 25% of Krakow's population, helping create the city's unique identity. Delve into this heritage by seeing some of the most significant sites related to Jewish culture and life. Kazimierz is Krakow’s most unique neighborhood, combining its heritage as the Jewish Quarter with a more recent reinvention as the city’s bohemian headquarters. You can also explore food and music at the Klezmer Hois, where you can enjoy a three-course authentic Jewish meal, complete with a live klezmer band.

Kazimierz Highlights of Jewish Heritage Private Tour

Kazimierz Highlights of Jewish Heritage Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This three-hour excursion will show you some of the most important sites of Jewish culture in Krakow. These include seven synagogues (you'll go inside two of them), Helena Rubinstein House, "Schindler's List" film locations, and much more. We invite you to learn about the 800 years of Jewish history and discover what the Jewish community was before, during, and after the war.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Jewish Dinner and Klezmer Concert in Kazimierz

Jewish Dinner and Klezmer Concert in Kazimierz

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

In the heart of Krakow’s former Jewish district Kazimierz, you will find one of the most well-established restaurants in the city named "Klezmer Hois". Inside the sixteenth century building awaits for you an artistic and culinary offer referring to the pre-war Jewish Kazimierz. We invite you to discover the taste of Jewish cuisine and the charm of klezmer music.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

See in person the place where some of the most gruesome atrocities of World War II were carried out. Auschwitz was the biggest Nazi concentration and death camp in occupied Europe. On July 2, 1947 Memorial Museum was created on its site by an act of the Polish parliament. Situated about an hour from Krakow, the Auschwitz Memorial Museum is included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6-7 hours

Chopin Music Concert

Classical Krakow: Chopin Concert

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Chopin is one of Poland’s most renowned composers, and today we suggest taking in a recital of his music in the Old Town's Chopin Concert Hall.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Day 4

Day 4 - Your Third Full Day in Krakow

Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Small Group Tour

Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Small Group Tour

Poland's "winter capital," picturesque Zakopane has much to offer year round, as the gateway to the Tatra Mountains. You'll ride a funicular to the top of Mt. Gubalowka, then visit Zakopane's charming wooden parish and unique cemetery, then visit the enormous regional market, and have lunch in a local restaurant.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

This Salt Mine is one of the oldest in the world and was established in the 13th century. Today salt is no longer mined in Wieliczka, but this original underground complex is preserved in a great condition, making it a world-class monument. This astonishing place was recognised in the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage List due to its breathtaking underground chambers carved entirely in salt. Wieliczka Salt Mine tours rank among the most popular day trips from Krakow and draws attention of over one million visitors each year.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Wroclaw by Train

You'll be heading to Wroclaw today. There are frequent trains between Krakow and Wroclaw, one every two hours or so. We will provide second class train tickets with seat reservations based on your preferred departure time. An upgrade to higher class is possible at an extra fee. We will also 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 private transfer.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Wroclaw by Private Transfer w a Stop and Tour in Auschwitz
Wroclaw by Private Transfer w a Stop and Tour in Auschwitz

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour with a Private Driver
Moderate6 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Tour
Moderate6 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Group Tour
Strenuous10 hours
Communism Small Group Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes

2 Nights in Wroclaw

2 Nights in Wroclaw

3 days in Wroclaw
3 days in Wroclaw

2 Nights in 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.

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.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Wroclaw

A driver will greet you when you arrive at Wroclaw's train station and take you to your accommodations.

Wroclaw Private Walking Tour

Meet Wroclaw

Included in your vacation package price.

Enjoy a tour around the most spectacular and picturesque parts of Wroclaw, exploring the city’s cosmopolitan past. You’ll see the influence of the four main states that have held supremacy over the city and its surroundings throughout its history. Gothic churches, medieval passages, baroque architecture, city parks a mysterious holy island, and oodles of dwarves: you’ll see it all during this three-hour walk.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Spend an Afternoon at the Medieval Market Square

Suggestion to explore on your own

Impressively restored, Wroclaw's market square is a thriving social hub, much the same way it was when it was founded in the 13th century. One of the largest such squares in Europe, it's surrounded by magnificent medieval architecture. Be sure to visit the town hall at its center, a unique Gothic building open to visitors. This city center also makes for an ideal place for a welcoming drink. We recommend trying the Pod Papugami restaurant, where you can get great cocktails alongside delicious dishes, in order to best sit back and soak in the city's atmosphere.

Spend an Afternoon at the Medieval Market Square

Day 6

Day 6 - Your First Full Day in Wroclaw

Exploring Lower Silesia

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Wroclaw doesn't lie far from Silesia and its mountains, so head south to explore Lower Silesia's special culture and history, from skiing pioneers, to massive wooden churches, to Nazi construction projects deep underground.

Pearls of Lower Silesia Group Tour

Pearls of Lower Silesia Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This full-day tour will not only show you one of the most beautiful areas in the region, but it will also give you the chance to explore some of the most powerful sites of World War II anywhere in Europe. You'll be traveling with an expert local guide who will tell you all about the volatile history of the region. You'll be picked up from your accommodation and dropped off there at the end of the full-day tour.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Polish Mountains Group Tour

Polish Mountains Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Experience the marvellous scenery of Karkonosze, the highest part of the Sudetes mountain range, where the Czech-Polish border runs along the main ridge. During a daylong trip to Karpacz, where the highest peak of mountain range, Sniezka, is situated 1602 meters above the sea level, you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful Lower Silesian towns and villages.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 9 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Poznan by Train

Today you'll be taking the train to Poznan. There are several trains per day and the trip takes about 2.5 hours. We have included standard class train tickets in your package but an upgrade to higher class is possible at an extra fee. We will also arrange for a driver to pick you up from your accommodations and take you to the train station.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Poznan by Private Transfer with Stops in Ksiaz Castle and Swidnica Church
Poznan by Private Transfer with Stops in Ksiaz Castle and Swidnica Church

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Wroclaw

Christmas Market and Conspirators Private Tour
Light2 hours
Private City Golf Cart Tour
Easy1 hour

1 Night in Poznan

1 Night in Poznan

2 days in Poznan
2 days in Poznan

1 Night in 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 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 bars and clubs. A little off the beaten path, Poznan has plenty of stories to tell and delicious food to try. 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 opportunities for fun day trips. All in all, this charming city will capture your heart with an atmosphere you can feel on every street.

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 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 bars and clubs. A little off the beaten path, Poznan has plenty of stories to tell and delicious food to try. 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 opportunities for fun day trips. All in all, this charming city will capture your heart with an atmosphere you can feel on every street.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Poznan

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

The City's Centerpiece

Suggestion to explore on your own

If you've just arrived, we recommend heading to the Old Market Square. You can check out the local cuisine at Ratuszova, the square's oldest restaurant, and one of the city's most stylish and classy. If you're looking for something less formal, visit Brovaria, known for its amazing beer, but which also provides excellent food.

Highlights of Poznan Private Tour

Highlights of Poznan Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Poznan's bustling Old Market Square, and its surroundings, are a charming remnant of 16th century prosperity. On this tour, you'll see the best-preserved highlights of this era, including Town Hall, once celebrated as "the most beautiful building north of the Alps" Along with various other sites, from the Stallkeepers' Houses to the Royal Castle and the goats monument (the city is really fond of the beasts), you can optionally join your guide for one of the city's specialties, the St. Martin's Croissant, along with a tea or coffee.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Gdansk by Train

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. We will also arrange a driver to pick you up from your accommodations in Poznan and take you to the train station. 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.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Gdansk by Private Transfer with a Stop in Biskupin
Gdansk by Private Transfer with a Stop in Biskupin

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Poznan

Poznan Feast Private Tour
Easy2 hours 30 minutes
The Roots of Poznan Private Tour
Moderate3 hours

3 Nights in Gdansk

3 Nights in Gdansk

4 days in Gdansk
4 days in Gdansk

3 Nights in 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. With its rare blend of historic architectural styles from varied cultures, Gdansk offers reminders of Polish, Prussian, and Napoleonic rulers. 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.

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. With its rare blend of historic architectural styles from varied cultures, Gdansk offers reminders of Polish, Prussian, and Napoleonic rulers. 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.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Gdansk

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

Walk the Royal Way

Suggestion to explore on your own

Follow the steps of kings by taking the Royal Way through the center of the city, from the Green Gate to the Golden Gate. This route will take you down Ulica Dluga and Dlugi Targ, the "Long Lane" and "Long Market" that many of the city's and landmarks are arranged along, offering the most direct way to get to know, and fall in love, with Gdansk.

Walk the Royal Way

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Gdansk

Gdansk Old Town and Westerplatte by Galleon Private Tour

Gdansk Old Town and Westerplatte by Galleon Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This tour combines in a great way all the important sites that Old Town in Gdansk has to offer, with a relaxing boat ride to the Westerplatte - the historic site where World War II broke out on September 1, 1939. After seeing and learning about historical landmarks such as Golden Gate, the picturesque Long Street, Mary's Street, the Fountain of Neptune, you will enjoy a sail up the Motlawa canal, past the Gdansk shipyard the birthplace of The Solidarity movement, to the Westerplatte peninsula.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

Walk the Royal Way

Suggestion to explore on your own

Follow the steps of kings by taking the Royal Way through the center of the city, from the Green Gate to the Golden Gate. This route will take you down Ulica Dluga and Dlugi Targ, the "Long Lane" and "Long Market" that many of the city's and landmarks are arranged along, offering the most direct way to get to know, and fall in love, with Gdansk.

Walk the Royal Way

Day 10

Day 10 - Your Second Full Day in Gdansk

Tricity (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia) Private Tour

Tricity (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia) Private Tour

Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia are popularly known as the Tricity. Although they share much in common, they have radically different histories and appearances. Discover beautiful beaches, an enchanting medieval Old Town, and a bustling port city boasting museum ships and murals. This is an ideal tour for those who are in Gdansk for a limited time, but still want to get to know Gdansk and its neighbors.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 7 hours

See the World's Largest Castle

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

If you are into sightseeing and history, spend a day in the Malbork Castle. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the world's largest castle by surface area, but sets itself apart in many other ways, including its red brick construction. Once the capital of the Teutonic Knights, this stunning wonder is a reminder of Poland's complicated past.

Malbork Castle Private Tour

Malbork Castle Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

We invite you to discover this 13th-century Teutonic castle located near the town of Malbork. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest and most significant monuments in Poland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the history of the Teutonic Order and explore the largest castle in the world measured by land area.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5 hours

Malbork Castle Group Tour

Malbork Castle Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

The world's largest castle, the stunning red brick Malbork Castle was once the capital of the Teutonic Knights. Join a small group, and explore the UNESCO-listed fortress' wonders, including the 14th-century Palace of the Grand Master, St. Mary’s Church, and the artwork within the sizable Amber Museum.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

Day 11

Day 11 - Traveling to Warsaw by Train

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. We have included standard class train tickets in your package for this 3-hour journey but an upgrade to higher class is possible at an extra fee. We will also arrange for a driver to pick you up at your accommodation in Gdansk and take you to the train station in plenty of time for the departing train.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Warsaw by Private Transfer with a stop in Torun including a Private City Tour (in a Luxury Vehicle)
Warsaw by Private Transfer with a stop in Torun including a Private City Tour (in a Luxury Vehicle)

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Gdansk

Elblag Canal Group Tour with Private Transportation
Moderate6 hours
Gdansk Food Tasting Small Group Tour
Moderate4 hours
Gdansk Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Gdansk by Kayak Group Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes

3 Nights in Warsaw

3 Nights in Warsaw

4 days in Warsaw
4 days in Warsaw

3 Nights in 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 is no shortage of ways to enjoy your time in this vibrant city.

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 is no shortage of ways to enjoy your time in this vibrant city.

Day 11

Day 11 - Arrival in Warsaw

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.

Views and Foods

Suggestion to explore on your own

If you've just arrived, we suggest visiting the Krakowskie Przedmiescie, a famed street that forms the northern end of the Royal Way. Here, you can climb to the top of the St. Anna's Church Bell Tower, which provides an amazing view of the Royal Castle and the Old Town. After this not insignificant exercise (there are 150 steps to climb), treat yourself to a nice dinner at the nearby U Fukiera restaurant. Through delicious Polish cuisine, you'll start immersing yourself in the local culture. Smacznego!

Views and Foods

Day 12

Day 12 - Your First Full Day in Warsaw

Classic Warsaw Private Tour by Communist Minibus

Classic Warsaw Private Tour by Communist Minibus

Included in your vacation package price.

Explore Warsaw's history, culture, architecture, and more with an expert local guide, as they take you through the city's most important historical sites, from the Royal Castle and Old Town, to the Palace on the Isle and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Warsaw can be sprawling, so you'll save plenty of time and energy by traveling aboard a communist-era minibus.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Understand Poland's History Through its Key Museums

Suggestion to explore on your own

One of the indisputable truths about Warsaw is that it is the home of some of Poland's most impressive and innovative museums. Be sure to visit the POLIN Museum, which celebrates the long history and continued heritage of the Jewish community in Poland, the Warsaw Rising Museum that commemorates the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, and the National Museum, famed for its extensive art collection.

Chopin Concert Tickets

Chopin Concert Tickets

Included in your vacation package price.

While you are in Warsaw, we invite you to book an evening to appreciate the work of the greatest Polish composer Frederic Chopin. Poland’s capital city of Warsaw, also happens to be Chopin’s hometown, so it’s a very special place to listen to his music. No need to worry if you don’t know much about Chopin—a short speech is provide to inform you about his life before the concert begins.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Day 13

Day 13 - Your Second Full Day in Warsaw

Majdanek and Lublin Private Day Trip

Majdanek and Lublin Private Day Trip

Visit the place that is very much different than Auschwitz or Dachau. It’s the most complete witness of the terrifying Holocaust. Silent, with no crowds and rush. You might get a feeling, that it was just abandoned and left intact (which is true). After paying respect to the victims of war at Majdanek, you will be able to change scenery and stroll around a beautiful old town in Lublin - One of the premier cities in Eastern Poland.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 11 hours

Evening Warsaw Group Tour by Communist Minibus

Evening Warsaw Group Tour by Communist Minibus

On board of the communist minibus, your guide will take you through 20th century city: you will find the original parts of pre-WWII Warsaw and hear the story of the communist country and unknown Praga district. Experience Warsaw at night to try to understand it while looking at it from another angle or just enjoy your time while your guide takes care of your needs!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 14

Day 14 - Departure Day

Based on your flight time, we'll arrange for a transfer from your accommodations to Warsaw's main airport.

We also offer the following excursions in Warsaw

Best of Warsaw Private Tour in a Luxury Vehicle
Light3 hours
Best of Warsaw Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Classic Warsaw Walking Private Tour: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Moderate3 hours
Green Warsaw Bike Private Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes
What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Krakow

4 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Krakow Airport Transfer
Krakow Private Walking Tour
Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour
Krakow - Wroclaw Train
Krakow Train Station Transfer

Wroclaw

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Wroclaw Train Station Transfer
Wroclaw Private Walking Tour
Wroclaw Train Station Transfer
Wroclaw - Poznan Train

Poznan

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Poznan Train Station Transfer
Highlights of Poznan Private Tour
Poznan Train Station Transfer
Poznan - Gdansk Train

Gdansk

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Gdansk Train Station Transfer
Gdansk Old Town and Westerplatte by Galleon Private Tour
Gdansk Train Station Transfer
Gdansk - Warsaw Train

Warsaw

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Warsaw Train Station Transfer
Classic Warsaw Private Tour by Communist Minibus
Chopin Concert Tickets
Warsaw Airport Transfer (Chopin Airport)
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Amy & Gabrielle
Amy & Gabrielle
Maine

JayWay Travel is the only way to go for European travel needs! We were so well cared for and were treated like friends. With the help of the genealogist, Igor and Marcin, we were able to visit the exact location in Warsaw where a great uncle of mine had lived. It was tremendous to stand on that street and feel a connection to my ancestors.

JayWay Travel is the only way to go for European travel needs! We were so well cared for and were treated like friends. With the help of the genealogist, Igor and Marcin, we were able to visit the exact location in Warsaw where a great uncle of mine had lived. It was tremendous to stand on that street and feel a connection to my ancestors.

Year : 2021
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Julie, Thomas & Veronika
Julie, Thomas & Veronika
Kansas

JayWay Travel is the travel company to use if you want to customize your trip and have it go perfectly flawless!

JayWay Travel is the travel company to use if you want to customize your trip and have it go perfectly flawless!

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Kozienice, Warsaw, Gdansk
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Kozienice, Warsaw, Gdansk
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Shelby M.
Shelby M.
New Jersey

The care I get from JayWay's staff when I'm traveling is exceptional. They go that extra mile.

The care I get from JayWay's staff when I'm traveling is exceptional. They go that extra mile.

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
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