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Polish Escape

Discover remarkable culture and history on your guided tour of Poland. Escape for nine days in the affordable and less-crowded off season to explore this country rich in proud tradition. Begin in Warsaw—gateway city between East and West—for remarkable sightseeing, from the 14th-century Cathedral of St. John to remnants of the Jewish ghetto. In the University town of Poznań, see the baroque St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and Old Market Square before dining on regional specialties. Learn about the turbulent history of Silesia and its historical capital, Wroclaw. Admire its fine patrician houses during a guided tour and a visit to the Market Square. Stop in Opole, one of Poland’s oldest cities, and continue to Czestochowa. Visit the Jasna Góra Monastery—home to the Black Madonna, venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and the country’s national symbol.

As you travel to Krakow, stop at the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps for a guided tour of the notorious and chilling sites of the Holocaust. The following day, join a guided walk through Krakow’s historic Jewish center in the Kazimierz Quarter to enjoy its cafés, antique shops, and art galleries. Explore the Remuh Synagogue and 14th-century St. Mary’s Church before returning to Warsaw to conclude your off-season travel to Poland with a farewell dinner.

Highlights of Polish Escape

Price Details US

All Escape by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.

Related Option Title

January & March 2020 Travel

UNESCO Sites

Historic Centre of Krakow|Historic Centre of Warsaw|Wieliczka Salt Mines

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,704*
18 guests in a party: $444*

Inclusions

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring in spacious comfort by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi is included on board your coach and in most hotel lobbies and common areas.

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN WARSAW, POLAND Welcome to Warsaw! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day 2

WARSAW Royal Ceremonies WARSAW Guided Sightseeing includes sights of St. John’s Cathedral. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITIONS Explore the historic city of Warsaw where you’ll visit the medieval old town and the impressive 14th-century Cathedral of St. John. The Cathedral has witnessed coronations of Polish kings, royal weddings, and funerals throughout Polish history. During World War II it suffered heavy damage as it was in the midst of the Warsaw uprising.

Day 3

WARSAW–POZNAN Holy Sites and Regional Bites POZNAN Guided Sightseeing includes sights of St. Peter and Paul Cathedral. [LF] Dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant. (B,D) 199 mi/ 320 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEM The university town of Poznań sits on the Warta River with beautiful Renaissance-style buildings in its Old Market Square. Every day at noon, visitors are amused by the Town Hall clock, featuring mechanical goats who butt heads!

Day 4

POZNAN–WROCLAW Medieval Market Sights WROCLAW Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Market Square. (B) 130 mi / 210 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEM Explore the wonderful town of Wrocław on the Oder River in western Poland. Browse the Market Square, lined with elegant townhouses and see the Gothic Old Town Hall and astronomical clock.

Day 5

WROCLAW–OPOLE–CZESTOCHOWA The Shining Mountain OPOLE Stop in one of the oldest cities in Poland.
CZESTOCHOWA Visit the Monastery of Jasna Góra famous for its Black Madonna. (B,D) 137 mi / 220 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Founded in the 13th century, the city of Czestochowa merged with Jasna Góra (“Shining Mountain”). Here, the beautiful Jasna Góra monastery is a global pilgrimage site, home to stunning frescoes and the famed painting, Our Lady of Czestochowa – also known as the Black Madonna.

Day 6

CZESTOCHOWA–AUSCHWITZ–BIRKENAU–KRAKOW History Lessons AUSCHWITZ/BIRKENAU Visit the concentration camps. (B) 99 mi/ 160 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT A visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau is a sobering and moving experience; a chilling reminder of an era in human history we shall never forget. This opportunity to see the sites where so many lives were affected by the cruelty of the Third Reich during WWII is an unforgettable lesson in history and a cautionary tale for the future. In fact, the subject of the Holocaust is a mandatory part of German school curriculum, with almost all students having visited a camp or memorial.

Day 7

KRAKOW Heroic Figures KRAKOW Free time this morning before a guided walking tour of Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter, and a visit to the Remuh Synagogue and St. Mary’s Church. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & HERITAGE A wealth of history to be discovered in Krakow’s Jewish Quarter. Hear the stories of the important role Kazimierz played throughout European history. Visit the Remuh Synagogue which dates back to the sixteenth century and is still active today.

Day 8

KRAKOW–WARSAW Do Widzenia, Warsaw! WARSAW Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 205 mi / 330 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PHOTO OPP Admire the vistas between these 2 gems in the heart of Poland. There will be plenty of chances for the perfect photo opportunity.

Day 9

WARSAW Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 NYX Hotel Warsaw NYX Hotel Warsaw is embedded in the Varso Place, next to the Varso Tower, EU¿s tallest building at 310m tall. This 331-room hotel oozes a sleek, edgy vibe, featuring neomodern architecture by the German designer Andreas Neudahm. Decorated with works by renowned local street artists, the hotel also features vintage arcade games in chillout areas, a Clash hotel bar serving up unforgettable cocktails and live music creating a club atmosphere at the weekends. All of the spacious guest rooms are decorated with bold, eye-catching decor, with sleek furniture and floor-to-ceiling views of the city outside. There is also a rooftop terrace and a fully-equipped gym. Located close to the iconic Palace of Culture and Science, the hotel is also in easy reach of many more popular sights, from the Copernicus Science Centre to the Museum of Modern Art, the POLIN Museum of History of Polish Jews and the National Museum. Convenient transport links nearby offer direct access to the central train station. Warsaw Chmielna 71 Deluxe
2 Mercure Centrum This 4-star Hotel is located in the business part of the city close to Pozan Central Railway Station and features a fitness center and sauna on-site. Polish & international dishes are served in the restaurant and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout. Classically designed guest rooms are spacious and feature wooden furniture in warm colors. Each room is air-conditioned, has coffee/tea making facilities, a work desk and mini-bar. Poznan Roosevelta, 20 Superior First-Class
3 Art Hotel Set in 2 historic buildings, with parts dating from the 14th century. The elegant hotel interiors combine Renaissance and New Gothic style. Guest rooms are individually designed and have furniture and paintings by Polish artists, plus free Wi-Fi, and minibar. The on-site restaurant with its 18th-century murals, serves Polish and Italian cuisine. Other amenities include a gym, a seasonal garden, and art exhibits. Wroclaw Kielbanicza 20 First-Class
4 Wyndham Wroclaw Old Town Wyndham Wroclaw Old Town Hotel is located in the heart of the Old Town of Wroclaw, just 50 m from the famous Market Square and within walking distance of Wroclaw's major attractions including Ostrow Tumski, The Galeria Dominika¿ska Shopping Centre is also situated nearby. The impressive glass-roof atrium is an excellent example of contemporary Polish architecture, blending sleek design with noble materials. The world-class facilities include a luxurious spa, a gourmet restaurant, and Free Wi-Fi internet access in public areas. The spacious guest rooms are all air-conditioned and come with tea/coffee makers, cable TV and work desks. Worclaw Swietego Mikotaja 67 Deluxe
5 Mercure Czestochowa Centrum The Mercure Czestochowa Centrum is located in the center of the city, near the Jasna Góra Pauline Monastery. The hotel offers 102 comfortable air-conditioned rooms. A real culinary revelation, Winestone delights with its wide choice of dishes and wines from around the world and are uncommon in Poland. Czestochowa 2, Ks.J.Popieluszki Str. First-Class
6 INX Design This unique 118-room hotel reflects the Art Deco style of the Kazimierz district in which it is located and offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout. Dishes from around the world are served in the Kitchen restaurant while drinks can be enjoyed in the informal atmosphere of the colorful bar, there is also a gym and Finnish sauna. Krakow Starowislna Str. 91 First-Class
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