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POLAND AND UKRAINE

HIGHLIGHTS OF POLAND AND UKRAINE - 2018

13 days/12 nights
Warsaw - Czestochowa - Zakopane - Krakow - Kiev - Lviv

Starts in Warsaw on Saturdays:

June 16 - June 28

August 11 - August 23

August 25 - September 6

TOUR COST:

$1,980 dbl ($630 sgl.suppl.).

TOUR TO UKRAINE only for 6 nights:

Tour cost: $670 dbl ($300 sgl. suppl.).

Starting dates in Kiev: June 22, July 6, 20, Aug. 3, 17, 31

Airfare not included.

TOUR COST INCLUDES:

- 12 nights accommodations in hotels specified

- Meals: in the Ukraine breakfast only, in Poland two meals daily

- Transfers on arrival and departure

- Sightseeing tours as specified in tour program

- Entrance fees to sites visited on tour

- English speaking guide

- Baggage handling of one suitcase per person

- Train transportation between Kiev and Lvov

- Taxes and information package

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On Friday depart U.S.A. for WARSAW..
1st Day/Sat-ARRIVAL IN WARSAW. After breakfast depart for the airport and board a short flight to Warsaw, Poland. On arrival at the Okecie Airport transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city. Time to unpack and change money. At 6:00 PM, meet your guide and the rest of the group in the hotel lobby. Drive along the beautifully renovated Royal Route with its historical monuments. Stop for a short walk through Old Town, and then join us for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant with typical Polish dishes and famous Polish vodka, “Zubrowka”. (Welcome Dinner)
2nd Day/Sun - WARSAW. This morning, we introduce you to the highlights of Warsaw. A half-day sightseeing tour includes Old Town, beautifully rebuilt after World War II with impressive Royal Castle, seat of Polish kings. Here the May 3 Constitution was proclaimed in 1791, the second oldest constitution in the world. Admire some of its 300 rooms: the Throne Room, the magnificent Knight’s Hall and most impressive Ballroom. After lunch in a local restaurant in the Old Town, continue your tour with a drive to the former Warsaw Ghetto. Stop at the famous chocolate cafe, "Wedel", to taste the delicious hot chocolate and cake. This evening, take a musical journey through the world famous compositions of Frederic Chopin, at a piano recital. A glass of sparkling wine will be served during intermission. (Breakfast, Lunch)
3rd Day/Mon - WARSAW-Czestochowa-ZAKOPANE. After breakfast, depart for Zakopane - one of the most popular vacation resorts in the Tatra Mountains. En route, stop in Czestochowa to visit the Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine with its miraculous icon. Lunch will be served at the local restaurant in Czestochowa. In the evening arrive in Zakopane beautifully situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains and settle-in at your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)
4th Day/Tue - ZAKOPANE-KRAKOW. In the morning, you will have a sightseeing tour of Zakopane, whose wooden architecture blends with the natural landscapes. Visit the famous Jaszczurowka Chapel, a great example of wooden architecture and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, built by the local "Gorale" as a votive for saving the life of Pope John Paul II after an assassination attempt. Admire the breathtaking views of the Tatras from the top of Gubalowka Mountain and shop for souvenirs of arts and crafts of the Highlanders (Gorale) at a local bazaar. In the afternoon depart for Krakow. En route stop in Pieniny National Park where you will enjoy a scenic rafting trip on the Dunajec River (weather permitting). Evening in Krakow is free to experience medieval atmosphere of this charming city, cultural capital of Poland. (Breakfast, Dinner)
5th Day/Wed - KRAKOW-Auschwitz-KRAKOW. This morning's city tour features Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Poland’s monarchs. Its stately chambers are filled with priceless medieval treasures including fabulous 16th century Flemish tapestries. You will also visit the Wawel Cathedral, where 18 chapels are true architectural masterpieces. Here the Polish kings were crowned and buried. Following a short break for coffee and cake at the famous Krakow café drive to Old Town with its restored medieval Market Square, one of the largest in Europe. At St. Mary’s Basilica see the largest wooden altar by Wit Stwosz and at the arcaded Cloth Hall, dating back to the 14th century, you can shop for souvenirs. After lunch drive to Auschwitz to visit the martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp. (Breakfast, Lunch)
6th Day/Thu - KRAKOW-Wieliczka-KRAKOW. In the morning time on your own. In the afternoon drive to Wieliczka, the oldest salt mine in Europe. On a 1.5 mile tourist route admire fascinating underground world of grottoes, chambers, sculptures, all carved in salt by many generations of miners. Dinner with a folklore show is in a local restaurant in Wieliczka. Drive back to Krakow for overnight. (Breakfast, Dinner)
7th Day/Fri - KRAKOW - WARSAW - KIEV. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for you flight to Kiev via Warsaw. Arrival in Kiev, where you will be transferrred to your hotel for overnight and a welcome meeting with champagne coctail. With land only services, flight from Krakow to Kiev is not included.
8th Day/Sat - KIEV. 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 fortification walls. In the evening enjoy an optional dinner with folklore music at Restaurant Opanas. (Breakfast)
9th Day/Sun - KIEV. The morning offers an optional excursion to the large Pirogovo Ethnographic Open Air Museum, where farmsteads, wooden churches, windmills and village architecture from all regions of the large country will bring us back to the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century rural Ukraine. In the afternoon is offered an optional visit to St.Sophia’s Cathedral and the National History Museum. The St. Sophia Cathedral – built in 11th century  – is an UNESCO heritage monastery complex with unique ancient frescoes. The visit includes also Bell Tower, Monks Refectory and Metropolite House. We proceed to the National Historical Museum with over 800 thousand unique exhibits related to the history and culture of Ukraine. (Breakfast)
10th Day/Mon - KIEV-LVIV. The early morning is reserved for an optional visit to the unique Chernobyl Museum dedicated to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which also signaled the beginning of the end of Soviet Ukraine. In the afternoon we go to the train station to board the modern high-speed train bound for Lviv. Upon arrival in the evening to Lviv, transfer to your hotel.for overnight. (Breakfast)
11th Day/Tue - LVIV. Lviv is known as the centre of West-Ukraine, which was never incorporated into imperial Russia but was a part the Habsburg Empire. Even Lviv has had an enthralling and violent history it still has a unique old-world charm. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to Lviv Old Town – a complex of stone buildings from the 14th–16th century – and includes the Market Square with City House, Black Stone Building, Opera Square, Kornyakt Palace, Medieval Pharmacy-Museum, Armenian Cathedral, Dominical and Bernardine cathedrals and the beautiful Boim Chapel. In the afternoon an optional Lviv Beer Tour is offered. We will have an opportunity to learn, how craft beer is brewed and to taste it, and during the tour we will travel from an old monastery of the 17th century to a modern beer brewery . (Breakfast)
12th Day/Wed - LVIV. The full day optional tour today takes us to castles around Lviv: Olesko Castle dating back
to 13th century and the residence of Polish Kings, like Jan Sobieski. The castle features a magnificent collection of old furniture and paintings, a nice park and a museum with beautiful pieces of jewellery, and Zolochiv Palace – the jewel of defensive architecture, build in 17th century. Over centuries the palace served as fortress and royal residence. In the courtyard we find Grand Palace and Chinese Palace. In the evening enjoy an optional Carpathian farewell dinner at Restaurant Trout, featuring regional dish, Carpathian trout. (Breakfast)
13th Day/Thu - LVIV. Optional transfer to the airport. (Breakfast)
 
YOUR HOTELS:
WARSAW - Novotel Centrum
ZAKOPANE - Mercure Kasprowy
KRAKOW - Novotel Krakow City West
KIEV - Hotel Radisson Blu Kyiv or similar
LVIV - Hotel Dnister or similar
   
   

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