Upon arrival in Warsaw (capital city and heart of Poland) you will meet with your guide/assistance and transfer to your hotel. After check-in at the hotel we will have a walk through the Łazienki Park with famous Palace on the Island, Old Orangery, famous Chopin's monument and Belvedere. The welcome dinner takes place at the Folk Gospoda restaurant, one of the oldest restaurants in the city. You will try traditional Polish pork chop or Polish beef. For the dessert we serve apple-pie from Polish delicious apples.
Overnight at the hotel in Warsaw
Day02: Warsaw - Poznan
Breakfast at the hotel. You have a full day of classic sightseeing tour of Warsaw ahead of you, including Old Town located on the UNESCO List with Royal Castle Square with King Sigismund Waza Column. The Royal Route: Nowy Świat and Aleje Ujazdowskie, with numerous churches (Holy Cross Church with Chopin's heart), monuments, historic buildings and palaces. You will also see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stop in front of the Parliament and walk to the Palace of Culture.
We will have lunch at a local restaurant with Warsaw speciality, after that transfer to Poznan – capital of potato (ca. 310 km, 3.5h). After check in we will have dinner at a local restaurant with local Poznan food like “gzik”, “gelart” or potato fritter.
Overnight at the hotel in Poznan
Today a morning city tour of Poznan with local guide awaits you that includes the island of Ostrow Tumski with Cathedral St Peter and Paul's. You will visit the charming Old Town of Poznan, where you will see the hallmark of the city, the “Poznanskie Koziolki”, the Old Town Square with its Renaissance Town Hall and Merchant houses and St. Stanislav’s Church.
We will have lunch at local restaurant and then visit the Croissant Museum. This is the place to be for everyone who wants to know Poznan better and quickly become familiar with its symbols, especially the famous St Martin Croissants – the most popular sweet in the city. The visit of centre includes live show and you will do the croissant on your own.
DAY04: Poznan – Zielona Gora - Wroclaw
In the morning, you will have a transfer to Zielona Gora (ca. 150 km, 2h). After a short city tour we will go to Lazy to visit the Milosz Vineyard where you can see how the Polish vine is produced. The tour includes a visit to the vineyard, a wine tasting as well as different kind of Polish cheese.
We will continue our drive to Wroclaw (ca. 170 km, 3.5h). Dinner will be at the Cesarsko-Krolewska restaurant where you can try “zrazy” – stuffed beef with red cabbage or rabbit in mushroom sauce.
Today we will do a culinary tour around Wroclaw during which you will be able to experience the history, development and current tastes of the city. The programmes includes brunch in a rather untypical place, which is Hala Targowa – the most famous food market in Wrocław. Next, we will visit the Culture of Tastes – A Food Truck Rally. Another spot we will visit is BARBARA – an info point and café. We will finish our culinary adventure with superb lunch and craft beer tasting in one of craft brewery.
In the afternoon you have free time and for the evening dinner we meet at Piwnica Swidnicka – the oldest restaurant in whole Europe.
Overnight at the hotel in Wroclaw
DAY06: Wroclaw - Krakow
In the morning we transfer to Krakow (ca. 280 km, 4.5h). Lunch will be at a local restaurant were you take part in a Polish dumplings workshop. After that, you will part for a city tour with local guide including the most interesting place like Royal Wawel Hill with castle and Cathedral, Old Town with St Marry Church, the biggest market square in whole Europe and Cloth Hall.
For dinner we will go to the Hawelka restaurant which is the oldest restaurant in the Main Market Square in Krakow, operating continuously since 1876. Here you can try Polish food like “golabki” or “maczanka Krakowska” or veal.
Overnight at the hotel in Krakow
DAY07: Krakow – Wieliczka – Zakopane
Today we will visit the Salt Mine “Wieliczka”, the world-class attraction included in the UNESCO Human Heritage List. It illustrates the historic stages of the development of mining techniques in Europe from the 13th to the 20th century. It encompasses 9 levels, 2040 chambers and 360 km of galleries that form a mysterious labyrinth.
Lunch will be in and underground mine restaurant traditional Polish soup “Zurek” with egg and sausages. We continue our drive to Zakopane (ca. 96 km, 2h), arrival and check in at the hotel.
For dinner we will enjoy traditional highlander dishes like moskol, grilled oscypek cheese and trout.
Enjoy a half day walking tour including Krupówki which is the main, commercial street in Zakopane; visit the Tatra Museum, Sanctuary at Krzeptowki, the Jaszczurowka Chapel.
We will have lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon you have time to explore the city yourself. The evening dinner will be at a traditional highlander inn with the accompaniment of folk bands. We will serve you the “kwasnica” soup, lamb and shot of Polish “sliwowica”.
Overnight at the hotel in Zakopane
Day09: Zakopane – Krakow
You will visit Wadowice (ca. 95 km, 2 h) to visit the city where John Paul II was born. Visit the Museum Family Home of John Paul II and then lunch at local restaurant with the most famous cakes in Poland – “kremowki”. We continue our drive to Krakow Balice Airport, departure flight.