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Discover the best of Poland with this nine-night holiday. Wander around Warsaw's historic Old Town, explore the charming harbor in Gdansk, visit Poznan's famous Gothic Cathedral, relax in Wroclaw's beautiful Szczytnicki Park, and discover the enchanting city of Krakow.

Highlights

  • Spend an afternoon exploring the vibrant city of Cologne
  • Explore the Old Town in Warsaw, the pretty harbour in Gdansk, the Botanical Gardens in Wroclaw and Wawel Castle in Krakow
  • Enjoy first class train travel within Poland

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • First-class rail travel within Poland
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Warsaw
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Gdansk
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Poznan
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Wroclaw
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Krakow
  • Half-day guided tour from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
  • Warsaw half day city sightseeing tour
  • Delicious Wroclaw Food Tour
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN WARSAW
Arrive in Warsaw and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Spend the next few days exploring Poland's rapidly changing capital. The Old Town is a major attraction, as it is one of the most historic sites in the city and contains some interesting architecture. During the summer months, the cobbled streets are filled by café tables and street performers, which gives the Old Town a buzzing, vibrant atmosphere. (Overnight in Warsaw) B

 DAY 2 - WARSAW
Since the fall of communism in Poland, Warsaw has prospered thanks to a major drive to improve its tourist sights. The Old Town with its imposing Royal Palace has been beautifully restored to its former grandeur. Away from the Old Town, the city is in a permanent state of modernisation which gives Warsaw a contemporary edge. See the best of Warsaw on this 4-hour city sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a comfortable bus and travel past major landmarks including the Ghetto Memorial, the Grand Theatre and more. Take a ride along the Royal Route and spot the impressive architecture of the aristocratic residences and historic churches. After a half day of exploration, you will be returned to your Warsaw hotel. (Overnight in Warsaw) B

 DAY 3 - GDANSK
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before traveling in first class to Gdansk. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. You have the next two days to discover Gdansk at your leisure. Lying on the Baltic Coast, Gdansk is Poland's principal seaport with a colorful history of German rule, Polish rule and more recently, extensive self-rule. Go for a stroll along beautiful ul Dluga (Long Street), admire the elegant buildings of the Main Town district, or watch the world go by from one of the many cafes which line the city’s narrow side streets. (Overnight in Gdansk) B

 DAY 4 - GDANSK
Spend a second day in this beautiful city. Explore the reconstructed Burgher houses and the charming harbor situated in the Old Town before visiting St Mary's Church (the largest brick built church in the world). Visit the Neptune Fountain which is a symbol of the city's maritime history, or for something different, take a river cruise to Westerplatte, which is where World War II broke out on September 1, 1939. After a busy day sightseeing, relax in one of the many restaurants Gdansk has to offer. (Overnight in Gdansk) B

 DAY 5 - POZNAN
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before traveling in first class to Poznan. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. You have the rest of the day to explore all Poznan has to offer. Visit the Gothic Church of St John of Jerusalem, which dates back to the 12th century, or why not visit one of the many museums such as the National Museum or Archaeological Museum. Visit the Ostrów Tumski district which is dominated by Poznan's monumental, double-towered Cathedral, or head to the city's lively Old Town district and visit one of the many restaurants, pubs or bars. (Overnight in Poznan) B

 DAY 6 - WROCLAW
After breakfast in the hotel, take the train in first class from Poznan to Wroclaw. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Spend the next few days exploring Poland's fourth-largest city. A visit to Wroclaw would not be the same without taking in the unique Gothic architecture of its magnificent market square (Rynek), which is Poland's second biggest after Krakow. Located next to the market square is Solny Square, which is famous for its beautiful flower kiosks which are open day and night. After a busy day in this hidden gem of a city, head to one of the many restaurants dotted around the market square. (Overnight in Wroclaw) B

 DAY 7 - WROCLAW
Today feast your senses on the delectable bites and cultural sights of Wroclaw during a 3.5-hour culinary walking tour led by a gastronome guide. With a group of fellow food-lovers, pleasure your palate with authentic Polish food in a selection of hand-picked restaurants. Observe the evolution of Polish cuisine as you visit four popular eateries to sample 13-14 types of Polish classics. Listen to illuminating commentary from your knowledgeable guide and gain valuable insight into the rich history of Poland during this enriching cultural experience (Overnight in Wroclaw) B

 DAY 8 - KRAKOW
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before traveling in first class from Wroclaw to Krakow. Upon arrival in Krakow, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Spend the next few days in this enchanting city. Krakow has an array of historical and cultural delights to offer every visitor. Visit the hilltop Wawel Castle or shop for homemade Polish gifts in the magnificent Cloth Hall on the market square. Explore St Mary's Church, adorned with elaborate decoration and an impressive gothic altarpiece by Veit Stoss, or visit the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest in Europe and operational since the 13th Century. (Overnight in Krakow) B

 DAY 9 - KRAKOW
Spend the day today gaining fascinating insights into the city’s past. Included today is a half-day trip from Krakow to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, where you will be taken on a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed former Nazi concentration camp complex, learning more about this dark time in history. Back in Krakow, wander through the Old Town area and marvel at its soaring Gothic churches, or relax in one of the many bars, restaurants or cafes which are tucked away down its cellars and narrow alleyways. (Overnight in Krakow) B

 DAY 10 – DEPART KRAKOW
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Consultants will be happy to assist you with the details. B

 MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

 DISCLAIMER:
Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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