5 nights from: $995 Single Supplement: FREE
See travelers exploring Krakow and Warsaw, including a visit to Auschwitz, on their optional extension.
Immerse yourself among the highlights of Poland, and discover all that Warsaw and Krakow have to offer. Explore the history and charm of Warsaw’s Old Town on an included city tour, discover Krakow’s rich architecture and culture with your expert Program Director at your side, and with your fellow travelers, pay a memorable—and moving—visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Auschwitz.
- It's Included:
- Accommodations for 3 nights in Krakow and 2 nights in Warsaw
- 7 meals: Daily breakfasts and 2 lunches
- Included tours: Krakow • Auschwitz • Czestochowa • Warsaw
- Dedicated services of a local Program Director
- Gratuities for local guides and motorcoach drivers
- All transfers
After breakfast, transfer by motorcoach to Krakow, enjoying an included lunch en route. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and then explore the area with your Program Director.
Krakow is a showcase of seven centuries of architecture, as you’ll see during an included tour that spotlights the Wawel Royal Castle Hill, site of the cathedral where the former Cardinal Wojtyla (the late Pope John Paul II) once preached. Enjoy lunch on your own, followed by time at leisure.
Or join this afternoon’s optional tour, which descends 250 feet underground to visit the eleventh-century Wieliczka Salt Mines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with sculptures and chandeliers carved from salt.
Today's tour may be an emotional one, as you visit Oswiecim, better known to Americans by its German name of Auschwitz. This is the location of the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau, set on the site of the largest of the World War II concentration camps as a memorial to the millions of Jews, Gypsies, and “enemies” of the Nazi regime who were killed here. Grand Circle Foundation has donated to assist in the expansion of this educational center.
Later, back in Krakow, enjoy independent time at leisure to grab lunch and unwind. Or, explore more of the city on your own before dinner.
You'll ride to Warsaw via Czestochowa, stopping for an included tour of the 14th-century Jasna Gora Monastery, home of the famous Black Madonna shrine. You'll also enjoy an included lunch before continuing toward Warsaw. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Warsaw. You may choose to visit one of the city's many museums including the Copernicus Science Centre or the beautiful Lazienki Palace before visiting one of the city's boutique restaurants for dinner on your own. Or, take in an optional piano recital, featuring the works of the famous Polish composer Frederic Chopin, followed by an included dinner.
Explore the capital of Poland on today’s included city tour. Visit the reconstructed Old Town and the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial in the Muranow quarter. After lunch on your own, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Please note: Highlights of Poland is a pre-trip extension on the Prague to Budapest itinerary and a post-trip extension on the Budapest to Prague itinerary. This extension may not be available for all departures. Additional taxes and fees will apply. Ask our Travel Counselors for details. Call 1-800-221-2610.