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POLISH AMERICAN TOURS Your Visit To Poland Starts Here

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Travel to Poland with PAT TOURS (Polish American Tours)

MANY FACES OF POLAND (PAT 6) - 2017

14 days/13 nights

Starts in Warsaw on Saturdays:

August 19 - September 1

September 9 - September 22

TOUR COST

$2,659 dbl ($709 sgl. suppl.).

Airfare not included.

Tour Cost Includes:

- Accommodatons in first class hotels

- Two meals daily as specified

- Air conditioned coach

- Transfers on arrival and departure on tour dates

- Sightseeing tours with local guides

- Home-hosted dinner in Lowicz

- Chopin concert with a glass of wine

- Folklore entertainment in Zakopane and during picnic in Gietrzwald

- English speaking tour escort throughout

- Baggage handling (one piece per person)

- All entrance fees to sites visited as specified in tour program

- Hotel charges and taxes.

Not Included:

Cost of passport, items of a personal nature, optional insurance, gratuities to guides and driver.

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On Friday, depart U.S.A. for Warsaw via overnight flight.
2nd Day/Sat - WARSAW. After arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. Time free to unpack and rest. 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”. (Dinner)
3rd 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. Stop at the chocolate cafe, "Wedel," to taste the delicious hot chocolate and cake. After lunch in a local restaurant in Old Town, continue your tour with a drive to the former Warsaw Ghetto. . 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)
4th Day/Mon - WARSAW-Czestochowa-Auschwitz-KRAKOW. 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. After lunch, drive to Auschwitz to visit the Martyrdom Museum of the former Nazi concentration camp, a grim reminder of the Holocaust. (Breakfast, Lunch)
5th Day/Tue - 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 and 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. Enjoy afternoon at leisure for souvenir shopping or just relaxing. Dinner in a local restaurant in the old town. (Breakfast, Dinner)
6th Day/Wed - KRAKOW-Wieliczka-Zakopane. After breakfast you're off to Zakopane, a resort high in the Tatra Mountains, a great area for walking, hiking and shopping for local folk art. En route stop in Wieliczka Salt Mine, the oldest in Europe. On a 1.2 mile tourist route you will discover chapels, grottoes, lakes and magnificent Cathedral, all carved in rock salt. Continue to the resort of Zakopane beautifully situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. (Breakfast, Lunch)
7th Day/Thu - ZAKOPANE. This morning, you will start with a sightseeing tour of Zakopane, where 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. After lunch on your own, time free. Dinner tonight is in a typical highlanders' Inn with a folklore entertainment. (Breakfast, Dinner)
8th Day/Fri - ZAKOPANE-Wadowice-WROCLAW. Today depart for western Poland and the historic city of Wroclaw known as "Venice of the North" beautifully situated on the Odra River. En route, stop in Wadowice, the birthplace of Pope John Paul II. After lunch at a local restaurant continue to Wroclaw for overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch)
9th Day/Sat - WROCLAW-RYDZYNA. After breakfast, get acquainted with Wroclaw's Gothic monuments including viewing of the Panorama Raclawicka. This monumental diorama is displayed in its own building and presents the victorious battle of Raclawice in1794 between the Polish insurgents led by T. Kosciuszko, and Russian imperial army. From here, drive to Rydzyna for dinner and overnight in the palace. (Breakfast, Dinner)
10th Day/Sun - RYDZYNA-POZNAN-TORUN. This morning we depart for Torun with a brief stop for sightseeing tour in the historic city of Poznan, cradle of the Polish nation. The landmark of the city is the Renaissance Town Hall adorned by the medieval clock, where everyday at noon two metal goats butt their heads 12 times. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Torun. (Breakfast, Lunch)
11th Day/Mon - TORUN-GDANSK. This morning, you will see the highlights of Torun, birthplace of Polish astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, considered one of the most magnificent historic cities of Poland. Its Old Town has been included in UNESCO’s list for its impressive 13th century Town Hall, superb churches and historic streets preserving Torun’s past glory. After lunch in a local restaurant drive to Gdansk. Upon arrival, catch a first glimpse of the Old Town on a short walk. (Breakfast, Lunch)
12th Day/Tue - -GDANSK-Gdynia-Sopot. Start the day with a tour of medieval Gdansk in depth. From the city's former fortifications and one of its main gates, walk to a "Dlugi Targ - Long Market", magnificent street with late Renaissance and Baroque facades where the richest burghers once lived in city's prosperous past. It's famous landmark is the Artus Court where the Hanseatic League met and the Neptun's Fountain. St. Mary's Basilica is the largest brick Gothic church in Gdansk. From here drive to Gdynia, youngest port, and visit Oliwa Cathedral to hear a concert on the famous pipe organ. After lunch in a local restaurant, continue to Sopot, the fashionable seaside resort with the longest wooden pier on the Baltic. The balance of the day is free for shopping for amber souvenirs in abundance here. (Breakfast, Lunch)
13th Day/Wed - GDANSK-Malbork-OLSZTYN. After breakfast, your coach journeys to Olsztyn. En route, stop at the Teutonic Knights Castle in Malbork, the largest fortified castle in Europe built in 13th century. After lunch in a local restaurant, continue to Olsztyn, a town located in a region of lakes and forests. In the evening, enjoy a picnic-style dinner with a folklore entertainment in Gietrzwald. (Breakfast, Lunch, Picnic)
14th Day/Thu - OLSZTYN-Olsztynek-Lowicz-WARSAW. Today on the way to Warsaw, visit the Ethnographic Park in Olsztynek, site of an open-air Museum of Folk Architecture. The museum contains many examples of folk architecture, including houses, barns, windmills and other traditional buildings of the 19th century village. For lunch you are invited to a home of a young couple. You will be welcomed in a typical Polish way, with bread and salt, experience Polish hospitality and talk about their daily life. Overnight in Warsaw. (Breakfast, Dinner)
15th Day/Fri - WARSAW. After breakfast, termination of tour services. Transfer to the airport for the return flight home. (Breakfast)
 
YOUR HOTELS:
WARSAW - Novotel Warsaw Centrum KRAKOW - Novotel Krakow City West or similar
ZAKOPANE - Mercure Kasprowy or similar WROCLAW - Mercure Wroclaw Centrum
RYDZYNA - Rydzyna Castle TORUN - Mercure Torun Centrum
GDANSK - Novotel Gdansk Centrum
OLSZTYN - Omega WARSAW - Novotel Warsaw Centrum

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