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Grandeur and History of Poland

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Visit: Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Gdansk

 

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrive in Warsaw

Upon arrival in Warsaw, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. There will be time to relax. At night, your tour director will be hosting a welcome reception and will introduce you to your fellow travellers and to the fascinating tour that awaits you.

Day 2 (Monday): Warsaw 

This city is the 700-year-old political and cultural capital of Poland. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from grand Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, and past the summer residence of the last king of Poland. We'll see the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Then we'll embark on a walking tour of the Old Town passing the Old Market Square, and St. John’s Cathedral. Next, we'll visit a chocolate factory, for a tour and for some sampling. You can taste some hot chocolate, cocoa beans and three different kinds of chocolate bars. You then have a chance to concoct your very own chocolate bar and take it home as a souvenir. The rest of the day will be free.

Optional tour: Chopin concert

Meals: Breakfast

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Scenic Ukraine and Poland

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Visit: Kiev, Lviv, Krakow, Warsaw

Day 1 (Wednesday): Arrival in Kiev

Upon arrival in Kiev, transfer to hotel, where you will check-in and have a welcome meeting.

Day 2 (Thursday): Krakow

Founded in the late 9th century Kyiv is one of the oldest cities of Europe and the cradle of Slavic civilization and Orthodox Christianity. The morning sightseeing tour introduces us to the historic city and all its treasures including St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, Golden Gates, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery, which we reach by cable car, Independence Square, Opera House and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The afternoon is reserved for an optional excursion to the world famous Cave Monastery featuring amazing architectural monuments, ranging from bell towers to cathedrals to underground cave systems and strong stone fortification walls. In the evening enjoy an optional dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas.

Meals: Breakfast

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Polish Splendours

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Visit: Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk

Day 1 (Tuesday): Arrival in Krakow

On arrival in Krakow, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you will check in and enjoy a welcome meeting.

Day 2 (Wednesday): Krakow

For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the St. Mary's Church, the Jagiellonian University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral. The afternoon offers an excursion to the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine, an amazing labyrinth of tunnels going down as far as 327 metres. The evening offers an optional Polish dinner at Restaurant Hawelka.

Meals: Breakfast

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The Heart of Europe

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Visit: Krakow, Auschwitz, Wieliczka, Wroclaw, Prague, Katowice, Krakow

Day 1 (Tuesday): Krakow

On arrival in Krakow, make your own way to your hotel.  This evening enjoy a buffet dinner at your hotel and meeting with your guide.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Wednesday): Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow

The morning sightseeing tour will feature Wawel, the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture and rare ancient objects. The collection of monumental 16th century tapestries is matchless. You will also visit the Wawel Cathedral, the place of the cult of St. Stanislaw and St. Jadwiga, Queen of Poland. Its 18 chapels are true architectural masterpieces. The giant bell, Zygmunt from 1520 ranks with the world’s largest. This is the place where Polish kings were crowned and buried. Walk to Old Town with its restored Main Square of magnificent houses and palaces. There, you stop at St. Mary’s Basilica where to see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. In the middle of the square is Cloth Hall built before 1349, but renovated in the 16th century with many shopping stalls inside. After lunch we drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp, the infamous factory of death.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Exclusive Chopin Tour

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Visit: Warsaw, Żelazowa Wola, Warsaw

Day 1 (Monday): Warsaw

After arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. Orientation walk through the Old Town to get acquainted with the city of Warsaw, a city of Frederic Chopin. See the Castle’s Square where between 1826-1831 a building stood belonging to Sisters Bernadine’s with a music school lead by Joseph Elsner, Chopin’s music teacher. Walk along the Krakowskie Przedmiescie street with stop by the building of Res Sacra Miser. It was here where young Chopin was giving his first public concerts, at Namiestnikowski Palace and the Church of Nuns of the Visitations, as well. Chopin loved hot chocolate. Therefore we invite you to visit Old-Fashioned Wedel Shop, a former seat of the famous Polish chocolatier that started chocolate production in the 1850s and till today “Wedel” Factory is one of the most famous brands of chocolate in Poland. Enjoy your time with cup of hot chocolate in the beautiful interiors with décor to remind you of the splendour of the pre-war Warsaw and place where famous Polish writers used to meet, such as: Noble Prize Winner for Literature, Henry Sienkiewicz, the author of “Qvo-Vadis” novel brought on screen by Mervyn LeRoy in 1951. Chopin concert in the Museum of Archdiocese and welcome dinner.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 (Tuesday): Warsaw

See the Krasinski Palace with the Chopin Drawing Room where Chopin performed his etudes, some polonaises, and mazurkas for the first time. There is a commemorative plaque in the front of the building. Walk to the Kazimierzowski Palace, seat of the Warsaw Lycee which Chopin enters in 1823 and stop at the Zamoyski Palace, where Chopin’s family lived and where was the famous Chopin’s grand piano commemorated in the poem by Norwid “Chopin’s Piano”, who said about Chopin “Varsavian by birth, Pole by heart, global citizen by talent”. Visit the Holy Cross Church where the urn with Chopin’s heart is places, brought by his sister secretly from France where Chopin died and before that asked for his heart to be taken back to his homeland. Drive to Ostrogski Castle, a seat of the Chopin Museum. The cellar presents Chopin as a composer/pianist along with his followers. The ground floor presents Żelazowa Wola period, Chopin’s room when he was a child room, Mr. Nicolas Chopin saloon and exhibit “ Warsaw in the times of Chopin” . First floor focuses on Parisian life, Nohant and on women in his life. Second and the last floor is dedicated to Chopin’s European Journeys, his Personality and finally his death. Museum is fully interactive and most technically advanced. Each visitor receives a special token/chip which guides individual tourists through the exhibition. The token placed in one of the many readers allows to listen to the music, view rare manuscripts and listen to the information in many languages. The visitors will hear the noise of 19th Parisian street, sounds from the kitchen at Nohant mansion, smell the aroma of Chopin’s favourite violets etc. Beside the rare and precious 800 manuscripts and autographs viewers will be able to see Chopin’s personal belonging including his clothes, coffee cup, handkerchief, pens and jewelry. Entire museum sounds with Chopin’s music except with the room commemorating his death which will be dark silent. Drive to the Royal Łazienki Park to see the famous Chopin Monument and the Belvedere, a Classicist palace where Chopin used to give concerts as a young boy, invited by the Grand Duke Konstanty. Transfer to the National Philharmonic Hall.

Meals: Breakfast

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Passion Play with Vienna to Warsaw

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Visit: Munich, Oberammergau, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow to Warsaw

Day 1 (Wednesday): arrive Munich

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Time to relax before meeting your fellow travellers and your Tour Director at the welcome dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Thursday): Munich

After breakfast, take a morning city tour of downtown Munich, featuring the Koenigsplatz, old and new Pinakothek, the Isartor (city gate), the royal palace, the angel of freedom and Odeonsplatz. View also the Olympic park, site of the 1972 summer Olympics and which, today, has become an attractive sports and leisure center. The platform on the Olympic tower provides a superior view over the city of Munich. Enjoy a scenic drive through the city where you’ll see such sights as the baroque Nymphenberg palace, the former summer residence of the Wittlesbach dynasty and the Marienplatz with its famous glockenspiel clock. Enjoy remainder of the day at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

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Passion Play with Eastern European Panorama

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Visit: Munich, Oberammergau, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin to Prague

Day 1 (Wednesday): arrive Munich

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Time to relax before meeting your fellow travellers and your Tour Director at the welcome dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Thursday): Munich

After breakfast, take a morning city tour of downtown Munich, featuring the Koenigsplatz, old and new Pinakothek, the Isartor (city gate), the royal palace, the angel of freedom and Odeonsplatz. View also the Olympic park, site of the 1972 summer Olympics and which, today, has become an attractive sports and leisure centre. The platform on the Olympic tower provides a superior view over the city of Munich. Enjoy a scenic drive through the city where you’ll see such sights as the baroque Nymphenberg palace, the former summer residence of the Wittlesbach dynasty and the Marienplatz with its famous glockenspiel clock. Enjoy remainder of the day at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

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Warsaw to Budapest

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Visit: Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Vienna, Budapest

Day 1 (Tuesday): Warsaw

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. There’s time to relax before meeting your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Wednesday): Warsaw

The 700 year old capital of Poland is a symbol of nationhood and the will to survive against great odds. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from grand Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, summer residence of the last king of Poland. See the Palace of Science and Culture (known as a “wedding cake”), the Saxon Gardens, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Then a walking tour shows you Old Town, Old Market Square and St. John’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is free. You might want to attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert.

Meals: Breakfast

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Warsaw

Mamaison Residence Diana

 

Price Per Night From:

$270.00 studio |  $398.00 1 bedroom

Location:

City, Warsaw

Description:

The 46 apartments are designed with different shapes and sizes to perfectly match guest expectations. They provide excellent comfort in luxurious suites with relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Each apartment offers enough space to rest in a spacious living area with a sofa and comfortable armchair. All apartments offer ergonomic working desk with unique lighting and free high speed Internet access. Large windows let the guest admire the view on the City Centre. Catering to both business people and families living abroad, the residence has been completely restored, designed and equipped to ensure a perfect stay for guests. Stylish interior design and furnishings provide a vanguard atmosphere staffed by a professional and attentive team who are permanently at your service.

Facilities & Services:
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Facilities
  • Conference Facilities
  • Digital TV
  • Garage
  • Laundry Facilities on site
  • Newspaper Complimentary
  • No Smoking Apartments/Rooms
  • Parking on site
  • Room Safe
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Services
  • Work Place

 

Local Attractions & Point of Interest:
  • Nowy Swiat
  • Academy of Fine Arts
  • Music Academy of F. Chopin
  • Zoological Garden
  • Botanical Garden

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and rates are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (ma)

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