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Monumental Poland

DAY 1 MADRID – WARSAW Meeting in Barajas Airport at the indicated time to leave on a flight to Warsaw. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 WARSAW – CZESTOCHOWA – KRAKOW Breakfast and departure from Warsaw for Czestochowa. City tour with the Monastery of Jasna Gora, symbol of the Polish nationalism, and the Chapel of the Virgin. Lunch and continuation of the trip to Krakow. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 KRAKOW – EXCURSION WIELICZKA Breakfast. Tour of Krakow, the most beautiful city in Poland, capital of country from the 11th century to the 16th, and cultural center of the country, where we can contemplate a truly historic environment. Krakow was saved from the destruction of the Second World War. We will visit the Royal Castle of Wawel, Renaissance in style, whose interior contains furniture from the period, numerous paintings and tapisteries made in Flanders; the Gothic Cathedral, with its spectacular Chapels, Crypts, sarcophagi and tombs of the Polish kings and dukes; and the Church of Saint Mary, which combines elements of Gothic, Renaissance and baroque art, contains the jewel of Gothic art, the altar of Wit Stwosz. Likewise, we will be able to admire Old Town of the city, with the Market Square, one of the largest in Europe; the famous Pyears Market, which combines in its interior small artisanstores and a numerous collection of Polish painting; the tower that remains of what was once the old City Hall, numerous churches such as that of Saint Adalbert; palaces such as the Potocki or the “House of the Lizards”; the Church of the Assumption founded in 1222, although its current state is due to a reconstruction between 1355 and 1408 and in whose interior the windows from 1370 stand out. Lunch. In the afternoon, excursion to Wieliczka. Tour of the Salt Mines, World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with its magnificent Chapels sculpted in salt, ample subterranean chambers and endless grottos and streams of water more than 250 meters deep. Return to Krakow. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 KRAKOW – Exc. ZAKOPANE Breakfast. Departure for Zakopane. Panoramic tour of this town situated a 1.000 meters above sea level and surrounded by The Tatra Mountains, resting and winter sport station of great renown. We will stroll along Krupówi Street, between the wooden houses and the local artisan stands; the exceptional wooden churches of the Koscielisk neighborhood, are of particular interest. Lunch in restaurant with typical local food. Free time. Return to Krakow. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 KRAKOW – WADOWICE – AUSCHWITZ – WARSAW Breakfast and departure for Warsaw. Brief stop in Wadowice, birth town of the Pope John Paul II. Excursion to the concentration camp of Auschwitz, a terrible encounter with the Nazi period and its extermination of the Slavic and Jewish towns. The museum, symbol of martyrs, is made up of an immense Historic Grouping of barracks in which the belongings of the victims are conserved. Lunch. In the afternoon, arrival in Warsaw. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 WARSAW Breakfast. Panoramic tour of the capital: Wilanów Park, also called the “Little Versailles”; Lazienki Park, one of the most enchanting in Europe; tour along the “Royal Route”, crossing the Ujazdowskie Avenue and Krakowskie Przedmiescie, with numerous churches, monuments, historical buildings and palaces; the commercial center with the Culture Palace, the Opera House and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; the Old City, with the picturesque Market Square, the Cathedral of San Juan, Castle Square and the Column of King Segismundo III Waza, symbol of the Polish history. Lunch. Afternoon arrival in Warsaw. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 WARSAW – ZELAZOWA WOLA – WARSAW Breakfast and Tour of Zelazowa Wola, the birthplace of the most famous Polish composer, Frederic Chopin. Tour of the his birth home. Lunch. Return to Warsaw. Dinner. Return to the hotel and lodging.

DAY 8 WARSAW – MADRID Breakfast. Transfer at the indicated time to the airport to embark on the return flight to Madrid. Arrival and END OF TRIP