Polish Escape (KCP)

9 Day Tour from Warsaw to Warsaw

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Discover remarkable culture and history on your guided tour of Poland. Escape for nine days in the affordable and less-crowded off season to explore this country rich in proud tradition. Begin in Warsaw—gateway city between East and West—for remarkable sightseeing, from the 14th-century Cathedral of St. John to remnants of the Jewish ghetto. Travel to the historic factory town of Łódź, home to the grand Poznanski Palace. In the University town of Poznań, see the baroque St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and Old Market Square before dining on regional specialties.

Learn about the turbulent history of Silesia and its historical capital, Wroclaw. Admire its fine patrician houses during a guided tour and a visit to the Market Square. Stop in Opole, one of Poland’s oldest cities, and continue to Czestochowa. Visit the Jasna Góra Monastery—home to the Black Madonna, venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and the country’s national symbol.

As you travel to Krakow, stop at the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps for a guided tour of the notorious and chilling sites of the Holocaust. The following day, join a guided walk through Krakow’s historic Jewish center in the Kazimierz Quarter to enjoy its cafés, antique shops, and art galleries. Explore the Remuh Synagogue and 14th-century St. Mary’s Church before returning to Warsaw to conclude your off-season travel to Poland with a farewell dinner.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

WARSAW
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, see St. John’s Cathedral
LODZ
Orientation
POZNAN
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Peter and Paul Cathedral; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner at a local restaurant
WROCLAW
Guided sightseeing, visit the Market Square
OPOLE
Visit the historical capital of Upper Silesia
CZESTOCHOWA
Visit Jasna Góra Monastery
AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU
Visit the former concentration camps
KRAKOW
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Kazimierz Quarter, visit Remuh Synagogue and St. Mary’s Church

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulates(s): responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Historic Centre of Krakow
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw

Transportation:

Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners: welcome and a farewell dinner in Warsaw and a dinner at a local restaurant in Poznań

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN WARSAW, POLAND

Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 WARSAW

Your Local Guide will tell you about the tormented, often tragic history of this important gateway city between East and West. See the medieval Stare Miasto (Old Quarter) with its market square and 14th-century Cathedral of St. John, the “wedding cake” Palace of Culture and Science, neoclassical Lazienki Palace, and the remnants of the Jewish ghetto.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 WARSAW—LODZ—POZNAN

Stop in Lodz, where an orientation shows you the Manufaktura complex, a former factory and a reminder of the city’s former main industry, textile-manufacturing, the grand Poznanski Palace, and more. Continue to the university city of Poznan, where guided sightseeing features the major sites of this historic city, like the Old Market Square, the Town Hall, and the baroque ST. PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL. This evening, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner with local specialties awaits at a local restaurant.

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Day 4 POZNAN—WROCLAW

Travel south and arrive in the historical capital of Silesia, Wroclaw. Through the ages, this impressive city belonged to Bohemia, Austria, Prussia, Germany, and (after 1945) to Poland. Hear about its turbulent history during your guided tour, and admire its highlights, such as the cathedral and the MARKET SQUARE with its fine patrician houses.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 WROCLAW—OPOLE—CZESTOCHOWA

Stop in the Old Town of Opole, the historical capital of Upper Silesia, and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Then, continue to Czestochowa and prepare for a fascinating visit of JASNA GÓRA, the monastery near Czestochowa. Admire its BLACK MADONNA, which is venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol.

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Day 6 CZESTOCHOWA—AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU—KRAKOW

On the way to Krakow, visit Auschwitz and Birkenau, and see what is left of the notorious World War II CONCENTRATION CAMPS, chilling reminders of the Holocaust.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 KRAKOW

In the morning, an optional excursion to the Wieliczka salt mines is available. Later, follow your Local Guide for a walk through Krakow’s historic Jewish center, the KAZIMIERZ QUARTER, with its cosy art cafes, antique shops, and galleries. Also visit the REMUH SYNAGOGUE and 14th-century ST. MARY’S CHURCH with its uneven towers.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 KRAKOW—WARSAW

Return to Warsaw, where a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel to celebrate your visit to Poland.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 9 WARSAW

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Warsaw
Poznan
Wroclaw
Czestochowa
Krakow

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Warsaw
Wroclaw
Krakow

Warsaw

Wilanow Palace and Park

Wilanow Palace and Park

Enjoy a visit to gorgeous Wilanow Palace known as the Polish Versailles

Price Range: $

Polish Dinner

Polish Dinner

What about a delicious Polish dinner at a local restaurant?

Price Range: $$

Wroclaw

Wroclaw Tram Ride & Brewery Tour

Wroclaw Tram Ride & Brewery Tour

Wroclaw's captivating past and innovative present are the focus of this guided excursion featuring sightseeing aboard a historic tram and a tour and tasting at an award-winning brewery.

Price Range: $$

Krakow

Polka Party with Dinner

Polka Party with Dinner

What about experiencing an authentic Polish evening?

Price Range: $$

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mines

World Famous Wieliczka Salt Mines

A visit to this thousand-year-old salt "theme park" will be a memorable experience!

Price Range: $$

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