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Prolonged Polish Peregrination

This three week/21 day (20 night) sample itinerary covers much of Poland, from the bustling capital Warsaw to Bialowieza, Europe's last remaining primeval forest. Along the way, there are stops at the beautifully preserved medieval and renaissance cities of Gdansk, Torun, Poznan, Krakow, and Lublin, which reflect Poland's time as Europe's largest state, plus time in Zakopane to visit and hike in the Tatra Mountains.

The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, train tickets, transfers (airport and train station as well as long distance) and city tours. In addition to the tours included, we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. For some legs of the trip we've included train travel but there is also an option to travel between all 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 for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the 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 contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 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 Warsaw, Bialowieza, Gdansk, Torun, Poznan, Wroclaw, Zakopane, Krakow, Lublin, Warsaw tour

2 Nights in Warsaw

2 Nights in Warsaw

3 days in Warsaw

2 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 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Warsaw

Welcome to Warsaw! We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation in the city center.

Look Out and Eat

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!

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Warsaw

Best of Classic Warsaw Private Tour by Communist Minibus

Best of Classic Warsaw Private Tour

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.

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Bialowieza by Private Car

Today you are start a three-day tour of Bialowieza. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Warsaw and take you to Bialowieza, a drive that takes a little over three hours.

We also offer the following excursions in Warsaw

Chopin Concert Tickets
Easy1 hour
Evening Warsaw Group Tour by Communist Minibus
Light3 hours
Green Warsaw Bike Private Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes
Jewish Warsaw Full Day Private Tour including a visit to Treblinka
Moderate10 hours

2 Nights in Bialowieza

2 Nights in Bialowieza

3 days in Bialowieza

2 Nights in Bialowieza

Built around a royal hunting lodge, the village of Bialowieza sits in the heart of the Bialowieza Forest, on Poland's border with Belarus. This is Europe's last primeval, untamed forest, straddling the Polish-Belarusian border. Home to large herds of Europe's largest animal, the European bison, this UNESCO-listed forest also hid Soviet and Polish partisan bands during World War II. Locals take protection seriously, and visits to the most primeval portion are limited to scientific expeditions, and guided tours of up to 20 people led by official guides.

Built around a royal hunting lodge, the village of Bialowieza sits in the heart of the Bialowieza Forest, on Poland's border with Belarus. This is Europe's last primeval, untamed forest, straddling the Polish-Belarusian border. Home to large herds of Europe's largest animal, the European bison, this UNESCO-listed forest also hid Soviet and Polish partisan bands during World War II. Locals take protection seriously, and visits to the most primeval portion are limited to scientific expeditions, and guided tours of up to 20 people led by official guides.

Day 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Bialowieza

Upon your arrival to Bialowieza, you will be taken to the national park's one hotel. Your accommodation will be in a beautiful restored wooden manor house in the heart of the primeval forest. After the check-in you will enjoy a traditional welcome dinner next to a roaring fireplace.

Day 4

Day 4 - Your First Full Day in Bialowieza

Bialowieza: a Touch of the Wild

Bialowieza: a Touch of the Wild

Included in your vacation package price.

Commonly known as Europe's "last untouched wilderness," the Bialowieza Forest is the continent's largest remaining primeval forest, and is still home to bison. At dawn, you'll visit Europe's land animal, the forest's bison, tracking them with a local expert, for a face to face meeting! After lunch, you'll enjoy more trekking and stories about the forest's past, from Czarist reserve to partisan lair to Poland's first national park. In the evening, you'll enjoy a delicious local dinner in the region's most prestigious restaurant, housed in the railroad station Czar Nicholas II built for himself, and restored to its full imperial glory. Amid this wooden architecture, you'll enjoy gourmet Polish and Russian cuisine, and can spend your evening by the fireplace of a manor home.


Activity Level : Strenuous
Duration : 12h

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Gdansk by Private Transfer

Today you will head north to see the Polish seaside and the striking Hanseatic city of Gdansk. Our driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Bialowieza and take you to Gdansk. The drive will take about five hours. For an additional fee we can arrange a stop either to see the Wolf's Lair (where Hitler directed his invasion of Russia) or the Masurian Lake district.

3 Nights in Gdansk

3 Nights 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 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Gdansk

Your driver will bring you directly to your accommodations in Gdansk's Old Town.

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.

Day 6

Day 6 - 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 Neptun, 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

The Museum of Solidarity

Suggestion to explore on your own

Next to the entrance of the Gdansk Shipyard where the movement that overthrew Polish communism was born, you'll find the impressive new European Solidarity Center. This museum is devoted to the Solidarity movement led by Lech Walesa. This innovate place features film screenings, sound recordings, and interactive exhibits.

Day 7

Day 7 - Your Second Full Day in Gdansk

Tricity (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia) Private Tour

Tricity (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia) Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

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 by 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.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 7 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Torun by Private Transfer

Today you will leave the Baltic Sea coast and head south to historic Torun. Our driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Gdansk and take you to Torun. The nonstop drive will take about two hours, but along the way you will make a small detour to see Malbork Castle, the world's largest castle, and the former capital of the Teutonic Knights.

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 Guided Bike Group Tour
Light3 hours
Gdansk Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours

2 Nights in Torun

2 Nights in Torun

3 days in Torun

2 Nights in Torun

One of Poland's oldest cities, Torun was once also one of the largest, as evidenced by its plentiful Brick Gothic, Baroque, and Mannerist architecture. Fortunately, Torun escaped World War II intact, so everything in its center is original, down to Nicolaus Copernicus' birthplace. Torun's beautifully preserved, UNESCO-listed Old Town (with its massive cathedral) is the main reason to visit. Take your time exploring the center, its medieval Gothic buildings, walls, and towers (one of which is leaning) will reward you. Be sure to check out Torun's famed, elaborate gingerbread (which naturally has its own museum, where you can learn to bake it). The city isn't just known as "The Gingerbread City" due to its characteristic red brick architecture!

One of Poland's oldest cities, Torun was once also one of the largest, as evidenced by its plentiful Brick Gothic, Baroque, and Mannerist architecture. Fortunately, Torun escaped World War II intact, so everything in its center is original, down to Nicolaus Copernicus' birthplace. Torun's beautifully preserved, UNESCO-listed Old Town (with its massive cathedral) is the main reason to visit. Take your time exploring the center, its medieval Gothic buildings, walls, and towers (one of which is leaning) will reward you. Be sure to check out Torun's famed, elaborate gingerbread (which naturally has its own museum, where you can learn to bake it). The city isn't just known as "The Gingerbread City" due to its characteristic red brick architecture!

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Torun

Your driver will take you to your accommodations in Torun.

Stroll the Medieval Old Town

Suggestion to explore on your own

Experience the feeling of going back in time to the 14th century by wandering through the UNESCO-listed world heritage site that is Torun's medieval Old Town. See the fascinating gothic Town Hall building and take some time to visit its museum, home to an extensive collection of gothic art, ancient craft and Polish paintings. From the top of its 130-foot tower, you can take in a dazzling panorama of the city.

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Torun

Torun Private Walking Tour

Torun Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Join this amazing tour to discover the most interesting places in Torun, including the Town Hall, House of Copernicus, Leaning Tower, Franciscan Saint Mary’s Church, the baroque Star House, the St. John's Cathedral (and its bell, Tuba Dei), the Artus Court, Eskens’ Palace, Dąbski Palace, city walls, towers, medieval granaries, and still more. You'll also hear the surprising stories of Torun’s infamous donkey, the Raftsman and the Frogs, the beloved dog Filus, and the rooftop cat roof looking down on the Old Square.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

For Every Taste

Suggestion to explore on your own

The sheer variety of themes covered by Torun's museums is truly impressive. For those interested mostly in the history of the city it is essential to visit the Old City Town Hall and Nicolaus Copernicus House, the famous astronomer's birthplace. On the other hand, The Living Museum of Gingerbread is a great introduction to the world of Torun's most celebrated delicacy, and lets you participate in making the baked goods yourself, which is a hit with families. If you may want to experience a fascinating look at what daily life used to be for local villagers, head to the city's Ethnographic Museum, home to reconstructed homes filled with furniture and crafts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Poznan by Private Transfer

Today you will make your way to Poznan. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Torun and bring you to Poznan about two hours later.

1 Night in Poznan

1 Night 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 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Poznan

Your driver will bring you straight to your accommodations in the center of Poznan.

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 11

Day 11 - Traveling to Wroclaw by Train

Today you'll ride a train to Wroclaw. The trip takes about 2.5 hours and there are several departures per day. We'll arrange second-class tickets, but can get first-class tickets for an extra fee. For more comfort and extra sightseeing on the way, we can also arrange for a private driver for additional fee.

You can upgrade your transfer

Wroclaw By Private Transfer

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

2 Nights in Wroclaw

2 Nights 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 11

Day 11 - 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

Day 12

Day 12 - Your First Full Day in Wroclaw

Pearls of Lower Silesia Group Tour

Pearls of Lower Silesia Group Tour

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 accommodations and dropped off there at the end of the full-day tour.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 hours

Day 13

Day 13 - Traveling to Zakopane by Private Transfer

Today your driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Wrocław and take you to Zakopane. On the way, you will stop in Auschwitz to visit the concentration camp. For an extra fee, we can arrange a guided tour there. The whole journey should take about six hours.

Zakopane By Private Transfer With a Stop in Auschwitz
We also offer the following excursions in Wroclaw

Christmas Market and Conspirators Private Tour
Light2 hours
Polish Mountains Group Tour
Moderate9 hours
Private City Golf Cart Tour
Easy1 hour 30 minutes
Wroclaw Highlights By Bike Private Tour
Moderate4 hours

2 Nights in Zakopane

2 Nights in Zakopane

3 days in Zakopane

2 Nights in Zakopane

Three million visitors can’t be wrong. That’s how many people come to Zakopane every year, making it Poland’s most popular holiday destination. Many come for skiing, but this is a natural paradise all year round. You’ll find hiking trails and ski slopes, and opportunities for climbing, ice skating, rafting and paragliding. Even just walking through the hills and into the charming little town of Zakopane is an enchanting experience in itself. It will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The center of the city is where the most commercial shops are, and it can be a bit hectic compared to the surroundings. But besides enjoying nature, there are numerous cafes and bars to help you get into the spirit of the nightlife. Zakopane also has several museums as well as villas and mansions that are built in the unique local style. If you’re looking for authentic Polish cuisine, you’ve come to the right place, as you’ll find several themed restaurants serving up classic dishes.

Three million visitors can’t be wrong. That’s how many people come to Zakopane every year, making it Poland’s most popular holiday destination. Many come for skiing, but this is a natural paradise all year round. You’ll find hiking trails and ski slopes, and opportunities for climbing, ice skating, rafting and paragliding. Even just walking through the hills and into the charming little town of Zakopane is an enchanting experience in itself. It will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The center of the city is where the most commercial shops are, and it can be a bit hectic compared to the surroundings. But besides enjoying nature, there are numerous cafes and bars to help you get into the spirit of the nightlife. Zakopane also has several museums as well as villas and mansions that are built in the unique local style. If you’re looking for authentic Polish cuisine, you’ve come to the right place, as you’ll find several themed restaurants serving up classic dishes.

Day 13

Day 13 - Arrival in Zakopane

Your driver will take you directly to your accommodations upon arrival in Zakopane.

Day 14

Day 14 - Your First Full Day in Zakopane

Zakopane Private Walking Tour with Gubalowka Funicular Ride and Oscypek Cheese Tasting

Zakopane Private Walking Tour with Gubalowka Funicular Ride and Oscypek Cheese Tasting

Included in your vacation package price.

Zakopane, the "Winter Capital of Poland" has much to offer year-round. Surrounded by gentle hills to the north and the steep, rocky Tatra mountains to the south, it is both natural and cultural wonder. This small town is full of exceptional architecture, and is the gate to the mountain treasures protected by Poland's most beloved national park. Get to know this unique place with a walking tour!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Kuznice And Kasprowy Private Walking and Cable Car Tour

Kuznice And Kasprowy Private Walking and Cable Car Tour

Zakopane has much more to offer than its main promenade, Krupowki Street. This tour will take you first to the Kuznice district, where you will visit former ironworks, which have become the gateway to the Tatras National Park. After that, it's time for an exciting cable car ride all the way to the top of Mt. Kasprowy. At the summit, you'll enjoy a short walk, and great panoramic views, with your guide.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Day 15

Day 15 - Traveling to Krakow by Private Car

Off to Krakow! Your private driver will pick you up from your accommodations based on your chosen departure time. Then you'll head north to Krakow, which generally takes less than two hours, depending on traffic. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

We also offer the following excursions in Zakopane

Dunajec Rafting and Czorsztyn Castle Trip with Private Transportation
Moderate5 hours
Koscieliska Valley Private Hiking Tour
Moderate5 hours

3 Nights in Krakow

3 Nights in Krakow

4 days in Krakow

3 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. Of course, not all of the city’s history is happy, and the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the nearby Auschwitz concentration camp are 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. Of course, not all of the city’s history is happy, and the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the nearby Auschwitz concentration camp are 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 15

Day 15 - Arrival in Krakow

When you arrive in Krakow, your driver will bring you straight to your centrally located accommodation.

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 the Starka restaurant. Either way, let yourself get charmed by Krakow.

Day 16

Day 16 - Your First Full Day in Krakow

Krakow Private Walking Tour

Exploring Krakow

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll get 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 royal hilltop 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. The historical side of Kazimierz includes five synagogues and the New Jewish Cemetery. You should also plan to explore the neighborhood’s hipper enclaves, especially the cafes and bars around Plac Nowy square. Excellent restaurants abound, which your local JayWay contact will recommend. Naturally, we offer an insightful tour of this district. 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 17

Day 17 - Your Second Full Day in Krakow

Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Prepare to be amazed at the devotion that drove miners to carve figures, monuments and altar pieces into the walls of an 800-year-old salt mine. This underground world has earned a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. As you descend 360 of the tour's total 800 steps into the salt mine, you'll feel like you're entering a vast underground city complete with huge caverns and underground lakes, 135 meters beneath the surface. One of the most unique aspects is the largest underground chapel, devoted to Saint Kinga, a Hungarian princess who is said to have spurned a marriage proposal by the Polish king by tossing his engagement ring into a salt mine in Transylvania. When Wieliczka's devout miners miraculously found the ring, she took the hint. After walking for 3 kilometers/2 miles, you'll visit the snack bar and souvenir shop, then ride an elevator back to the surface. We do not recommend this tour for people with mobility issues.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 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 18

Day 18 - Traveling to Lublin by Private Transfer

Today our driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Krakow and take you directly to Lublin. The journey will take about four hours, depending on the traffic.

We also offer the following excursions in Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour
Moderate6-7 hours
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

2 Nights in Lublin

2 Nights in Lublin

3 days in Lublin

2 Nights in Lublin

Lublin's Old Town may not be as its neighbor to the west, but "The Little Krakow" still punches above its weight, charming with its cobbled streets and preserved architecture. This "Capital of Festivals" has always been a cultural center, and continues to add festivals to its already jam-packed calendar. The Market Square's Old Town Hall is surrounded by merchant's homes and winding lanes, while the castle (which mixes 12th century architecture with a 19th century English Neogothic style provides excellent views. Historically one of Poland's most important cities (especially during the country's golden age), Lublin became famous as a center of Jewish learning and mysticism, granting it a reputation as "the Jewish Oxford," in part because its main yeshiva had the rights and privileges of a university. With its ten universities, Lublin remains a center of learning. With students making up 35% of the population, Lublin has a young feel, with thriving nightlife and an excellent music and arts scene.

Lublin's Old Town may not be as its neighbor to the west, but "The Little Krakow" still punches above its weight, charming with its cobbled streets and preserved architecture. This "Capital of Festivals" has always been a cultural center, and continues to add festivals to its already jam-packed calendar. The Market Square's Old Town Hall is surrounded by merchant's homes and winding lanes, while the castle (which mixes 12th century architecture with a 19th century English Neogothic style provides excellent views. Historically one of Poland's most important cities (especially during the country's golden age), Lublin became famous as a center of Jewish learning and mysticism, granting it a reputation as "the Jewish Oxford," in part because its main yeshiva had the rights and privileges of a university. With its ten universities, Lublin remains a center of learning. With students making up 35% of the population, Lublin has a young feel, with thriving nightlife and an excellent music and arts scene.

Day 18

Day 18 - Arrival in Lublin

Your driver will take you to your accommodations in Lublin.

Day 19

Day 19 - Your First Full Day in Lublin

Lublin Private Walking Tour

Lublin's Best Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Lublin has plenty to offer, as you'll see with the help of a local guide. You'll visit the city's best landmarks, like the Market Square, Lublin Castle, Cracow Gate, Lithuanian Square, Archcathedral, and the Dominican Church and Monastery. Along the way, you'll enjoy a break for a coffee or tea and an original Polish donut (Pączek) in Lublin’s best known confectionary.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Branch Out, Into the Past

Suggestion to explore on your own

Just outside Lublin sits Majdanek, one of the best preserved concentration camps, and a sobering reminder of the region's past. Lublin is already off the beaten path, but if you want to visit a real hidden gem you should make a day trip to Kazimierz Dolny. This scenic, well-preserved medieval town is just an hour's drive from Lublin.

Day 20

Day 20 - Traveling to Warsaw by Private Transfer

Today you will make your way back to Warsaw. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Lublin and take you to the capital of Poland, a drive of a bit over two hours, plus a stop at the charming town of Kazimierz Dolny.

Warsaw By Private Transfer With a Stop in Kazimierz Dolny
We also offer the following excursions in Lublin

Lublin Private Spooky Walking Tour
Moderate4 hours

1 Night in Warsaw

1 Night in Warsaw

2 days in Warsaw

1 Night 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 20

Day 20 - Arrival in Warsaw

Welcome back to Warsaw! Our driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Shop the City

Suggestion to explore on your own

Warsaw offers plenty of places for shopping, whether you're seeking out design and fashion, or local goods and souvenirs. Arkadia Mall is one of the biggest malls in Poland, full of flagship stores and international brands, alongside restaurants, cafes, a movie theater, and even a medical center. Similarly lavish is the Zlote Tarasy complex, located next to the central train station. For a more quaint atmosphere, you should check Old Town Market Square, a great place for purchasing local souvenirs.

Day 21

Day 21 - 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 Classic Warsaw Private Tour by Communist Minibus
Moderate3 hours
Chopin Concert Tickets
Easy1 hour
Evening Warsaw Group Tour by Communist Minibus
Light3 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.

Warsaw

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Warsaw Airport Transfer (Chopin Airport)
Best of Classic Warsaw Private Tour

Bialowieza

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Bialowieza: a Touch of the Wild
Bialowieza - Gdansk Private Transfer

Gdansk

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Gdansk Old Town and Westerplatte by Galleon Private Tour
Tricity (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia) Private Tour
Gdansk - Torun Private Transfer with a stop in Malbork

Torun

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Torun Private Walking Tour
Torun - Poznan Private Transfer

Poznan

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

Wroclaw

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Wroclaw Train Station Transfer
Wroclaw Private Walking Tour
Wroclaw - Zakopane Private Transfer with a stop in Auschwitz

Zakopane

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Zakopane Private Walking Tour with Gubalowka Funicular Ride and Oscypek Cheese Tasting
Zakopane - Krakow Private Transfer

Krakow

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Krakow Private Walking Tour
Wieliczka Salt Mine Group Tour
Krakow - Lublin Private Transfer

Lublin

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Lublin Private Walking Tour
Lublin - Warsaw Private Transfer with a Stop in Kazimierz Dolny

Warsaw

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
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
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
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

5 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Howard & Gary

Howard & Gary

California

We plotted our honeymoon to Poland (yes, our honeymoon!). Been everywhere in Europe except where my family came from, and Igor and Jared set up an AMAZING 3 weeks of easy travel. The perfect mix of urban and countryside getaway, with prompt pick ups, great tours, fantastic (over the top) accommodations. (Poland is VERY inexpensive and you can live like a king there. Some hotels you never want to leave! I highly recommend Poland as a destination and I can not recommend JayWay Travel any higher...they are professional, in touch and just perfect. I cannot thank them enough!

We plotted our honeymoon to Poland (yes, our honeymoon!). Been everywhere in Europe except where my family came from, and Igor and Jared set up an AMAZING 3 weeks of easy travel. The perfect mix of urban and countryside getaway, with prompt pick ups, great tours, fantastic (over the top) accommodations. (Poland is VERY inexpensive and you can live like a king there. Some hotels you never want to leave! I highly recommend Poland as a destination and I can not recommend JayWay Travel any higher...they are professional, in touch and just perfect. I cannot thank them enough!

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Warsaw, Bialowieza, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw, Zakopane, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Warsaw, Bialowieza, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw, Zakopane, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Alan, Barbara, Cynthia & John

Alan, Barbara, Cynthia & John

Connecticut

JayWay Travel created a wonderful itinerary with great service, great local guides, great accommodations, at a great price. We will definitely recommend JayWay Travel, which we chose after careful internet research.

JayWay Travel created a wonderful itinerary with great service, great local guides, great accommodations, at a great price. We will definitely recommend JayWay Travel, which we chose after careful internet research.

Year : 2018
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Warsaw
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Warsaw
Rating :
5 / 5

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