The Complete Poland

DAY 1 MADRID – GDANSK Meeting in Barajas Airport at the indicated time, to embark on flight to Gdansk. Arrival to the “Pearl of the Baltic” and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 GDANSK Breakfast. Panoramic tour of Tricity (Trojmiasto), the combined urban area of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia, with one million inhabitants. The Gothic churches, a Renaissance City Hall and the Great Windmill from the 14th century, are the are the pride of the oldest parts of the city. The medieval outline survives, made up of nine parallel streets that end with gates in the river, where they used to load and unload merchandise. Lunch. Afternoon free to admire, for example, the three crosses that are found outside of the Lenin Shipyard, one of the largest in the city, and that commemorate the workers killed in the civil protests that followed the rise in the price of food in 1970. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 GDANSK – TORUN – WROCLAW Breakfast. Departure for Wroclaw. Stop in Torun, the city of Copernicus, where the historic center, the tower of the town hall (from which you can see the panorama of the city), the Main Square, the Museum of Nicholas Copernicus (Polish astronomer), the ruins of the medieval Castle of the Teutonic Knights and the Church of the Merciful Virgin Mary all stand out. Lunch en route. Arrival in Wroclaw. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 WROCLAW Breakfast. Panoramic tour of the fascinating Medieval city bathed by the Odra River, a city of bridges and gardens. Testimonies to its rich past are Gothic-style Town Hall the former bourgeoise houses, also Gothic and Renaissance in style. As in other Polish cities, its heart is the Market Square, large and boisterous, that with the beginning of the university’s academic year fills with the almost 100.000 students that have chosen this city for their studies. Because of this university tradition it is worth it to visit the university and, chiefly, its Aula Leopoldina. It is also worthwhile to contemplate the circular painting “Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice”. Lunch. Afternoon free. Dinner and lodging

DAY 5 WROCLAW – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW Breakfast. Departure for Auschwitz and panoramic tour of the concentration camp: an encounter with the terrible past, the Nazi period and its extermination of the Slavic towns and Jews. The museum, symbol of martyrs, is made up of an immense Historic Grouping of barracks, in In which the belongings of the victims are conserved. Lunch. Continuation to Krakow. Arrival, Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 KRAKOW 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 artisan stores 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. Tour of the Salt Mines, unique in the world, UNESCO World Heritage Site, with magnificent Chapels sculpted in salt, ample subterranean chambers and endless grottos and streams of water more than 250 meters deep. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 KRAKOW – ZAKOPANE – KRAKOW Breakfast. Departure for Zakopane, the highland capital of Poland, in the Tatra Mountains. We will be able to stroll along Kościeliska Street, with its typical wooden buildings from the region, where is found the Kaplica Gąsieniców, the first sacred building of the city. Lunch in Zakopane. Return to Krakow, Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 KRAKOW – JASNA GORA – WARSAW Breakfast. Departure for Warsaw. Tour of the monastery of Jasna Gora (Luminous Mountain), symbol of Polish nationalism, where the image de the Black Virgin can be found. Lunch. Continuation to Warsaw. Arrival, dinner and lodging.

DAY 9 WARSAW Breakfast. Departure to take a panoramic tour of Warsaw. We will take a tour along the “Royal Route”, crossing Ujazdowskie, Nowy Swiat and Krakowskie Przedmiescie Streets, with numerous churches, monuments, historical buildings and palaces, the Opera Theater and the Tomb of the unknown soldier; the area of the old ghetto; the Old City (the picturesque Market Square; the Cathedral of Saint John; Castle Square and the Column of King Segismundo III Waza, the symbol of the Polish history); the marvelous Lazienki Park, one of the most enchanting in Europe . Lunch. Afternoon free. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 10 WARSAW – MADRID Breakfast and transfer to the airport at the indicated time to embark on the return flight to Madrid. END OF TRIP