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Poland itinerary: Warsaw and Krakow

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The Polish National Tourist Office provided this six-day itinerary that takes groups to sites in Warsaw and Krakow.

Day One
Welcome to Warsaw

Get lost in Warsaw’s historic center, which was painstakingly recreated. Today’s Old Town buildings are closer to the original architecture than ever before. Visit St. John’s Cathedral to enjoy the aerial view of the Old Town square. Later, enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the local restaurants. Experience the nightlife scene with the city’s increasingly well-dressed youth flocking to the countless bars and clubs of a city that now hums after dark.


Day Two
Discover Warsaw

Warsaw, PolandPhoto: Polish National Tourist Office

Warsaw, Poland

Visit Warsaw’s most interesting, beautiful and important sites. Among the highlights of the city are: the Royal Lazienki Palace and Park, which is the largest park in Warsaw; the Warsaw Uprising Museum; the Roof Garden at Warsaw University Library with beautiful views of the River Vistula; the Praga District and Soho Factory with the Neon Museum.

Other options to choose from include: a visit to the Royal Castle, Museum of the History of Polish Jews – Polin and the Polish Vodka Museum. End the evening with a visit to a night market.


Day Three
Warsaw to Krakow

Travel by train to Krakow to admire the scenery. Alternatively, choose to drive and take a short detour to visit Czestochowa – Jasna Gora Monastery with the miraculous icon of the Black Madonna. Upon arrival in Krakow, follow a local guide for a walking tour of Krakow’s Old Town. Start at Wawel Hill, which features the Royal Castle and a 14th-century cathedral. The tour continues to the Main Market Square, making for the perfect place to pick up souvenirs, especially in the Cloth Hall. The tour is completed with a visit to St. Mary’s Church.


Day Four
Malopolska Region, mountains

Explore the beauty of Dunajec River Gorge. Enjoy unforgettable leisure rafting on traditional, wooden rafts among the towering cliffs and the limestone rock formations in the breathtaking Pieniny Mountains.

Visit Zakopane, a resort town in the Polish Tatra Mountains, popular among skiers in winter, and hikers and climbers year-round. Free time gives visitors a chance to wander along Krupowki Street, visit the old church in Jaszczurowka and photograph the old wooden architecture. Return to Krakow in the late afternoon.


Krakow, PolandPhoto: Polish National Tourist Office

Krakow, Poland

Day Five
Krakow area

Spend at least half the day at one of the city’s most important museums — The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, which includes the German concentration camps. It is devoted to the memory of the victims who died at both camps during World War II.

Day Six
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Wadowice and Kazimierz District

Visit the Baroque Church, monastery and the pilgrimage park of the Bernardine complex in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. Visit Wadowice, the birthplace Pope John Paul II, where his museum is located.

In the late afternoon, explore Kazimierz, which is Krakow’s most unique neighborhood, combining its heritage as the Jewish Quarter with a more recent reinvention as the city’s bohemian headquarters

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