Poland is now one of the major destinations for travellers and its beauty can be admired in both its old cities and the wild scenery of its national parks. Our two centre tour features the a taste of both visiting the beautiful city of Krakow and the alpine resort of Zakopane, situated at the foot of the Tatras with its inspiring landscape of majestic peaks towering 6.000 feet into the clouds along with, gushing waterfalls, snow-covered hills, completely placid lakes, and a wild animal population that includes bears, lynx and soaring golden eagles.
Vienna House Easy Chopin Cracow * * *
City centre location directly opposite Krakow Opera House The Old Town and medieval market square is just a short walk away En-suite bedrooms Air conditioning Flat-screen television Hairdryer Safe Restaurant Lobby bar Fitness studio Sauna Lift. www.viennahouse.com/en/easy-chopin-cracow
Belvedere Hotel * * * *
Traditionally styled Belvedere hotel is located close to the national park and a short walk from Zakopane centre En-suite bedrooms Hairdryer Satellite television Mini-bar Safe Two restaurants Bar Café Impressive leisure facilities Large indoor swimming pool Jacuzzi Sauna Lift. www.belvederehotel.pl
Following the Channel crossing to Calais we travel to our overnight bed & breakfast accommodation.
We continue to our overnight half board accommodation
We continue into Poland arriving at the Vienna House Easy Chopin with time to relax before dinner.
Today we have guided walking of Krakow, we visit the Royal Castle of Wawel overlooking the Vistula River, admire the tombs of the kings and poets in the cathedral, a remarkable building which serves as local pantheon. We continue to the vast market square surrounded by elegant residences and the famous Cloth Hall. We finish our tour in the touching Jewish quarter Kazimierz, where scenes of the movie “Schindler’s List” were filmed and where you will visit the Remuh synagogue.
This morning we travel to the ‘Wieliczka’ Salt Mine, one of the most precious and fascinating Polish monuments and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour starts with a descent down the stairs to a depth of 64 metres then the underground trail leads through numerous drifts, galleries, chambers, underground lakes, shrines and salt monuments. The trip finishes 135 metres underground and visitors return to the surface by lift. Remainder of the day at leisure in the city.
We depart Krakow and travel to Auschwitz where we visit the former concentration camp Auschwitz- Birkenau, a memorial and place full of memories of the atrocities by the Nazi regime. We then continue to the beautiful summer and winter resort of Zakopane
Today we enjoy a guided tour of the Dunajec valley. We visit the Niedzica castle, a former Hungarian stronghold, before we enjoy a two-hour cruise on the Dunajec River, which winds through an ancient mountain gorge. Boatmen dressed in regional costume guide the wooden canoe rafts giving information on the history along with local anecdotes. Lunch is included at the cosy castle restaurant before returning to Zakopane to enjoy dinner and a typical traditional Folklore evening
A day at leisure in resort.
Depart after breakfast for the overnight half board accommodation in Cottbus.
Continue the journey to our overnight bed & breakfast accommodation.
Travel to Calais and complete the journey home.
Elements of the tour require a reasonable level of physical ability
Executive coach travel
Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing
Door to door pick up
2 overnights bed & breakfast accommodation
2 overnights half board accommodation
3 nights 3 course dinner with choice of main course, bed and buffet breakfast in Krakow (Set menu on arrival night)
3 nights hot and cold buffet breakfast and buffet dinners in Zakopane
Glass of beer or wine with dinner in Zakopane
Specialist guided walking Krakow city
tour to include Jewish Quarter and Remuh Synagogue
Entry fee, lift pass and specialist guide for the Salt Mines
Entry to Auschwitz with specialist guide (en route to Zakopane)
Specialist guide, raft ticket, 2 course lunch on the Dunajec valley excursion
Zakopane folk evening
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated
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|Bracknell - Bagshot Road|| Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop |
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
|Cardiff West Services|| Cardiff West Services Coach Park |
|Chieveley Services|| Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury |
|Clackett Lane Services|| Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock) |
|Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet|| Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet |
|Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT|| Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ |
|Extra Services Cobham EB|| Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 5-6 |
|Leigh Delamare Eastbound|| Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17 |
|Magor Services|| Magor Service Coach Park |
|Maidstone Services|| Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20 |
|Neath - Railway|| Neath - Outside Railway Station |
|Reading Services|| Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ |
|Sarn SERVICES|| Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park |
|Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11)|| Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11) |
|Swindon Hilton|| Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16 |
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