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Poland and Baltic Discovery

Poland and Baltic Discovery

Poland and Baltic Discovery Overview

Travelling from Krakow in Poland to Tallinn in Estonia, you'll travel through beautiful forests, a stunning lake district and mesmerising old towns. Discover cathedrals, castles and much more on this 13 day tour of Poland the Baltic Capitals.

Inclusions

  • 12 nights in 4 star hotels
  • 12 breakfasts
  • Entrances to Wawel Castle, Jasna Gora Monastery, St John's Cathedral in Warsaw, Old University in Vilnius and Great Guild Hall in Tallinn.
  • Escorted by an English speaking tour leader
  • Sightseeing tours of Tallinn, Vilnius, Klaipeda and Riga
  • Entrance and guided tour of Rundale Palace
  • One arrival transfer on Day 1 and One departure transfer on Day 13 included per booking.
  • All relevant transportation in private modern vehicles
  • Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go. The group can vary in size from 15 - 40 persons. Guiding may be in other languages in addition to English.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Poland and the beautiful city of Krakow. Upon arrival at Krakow airport you'll be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. The rest of the day is at leisure. A welcome meeting will be held this evening, in the lobby, at around 7pm.

Day 2

This morning we explore the former royal capital of Krakow, holding this title for over 500 years it is a city which holds many traditions, secrets and stories within it. We'll begin in the Old Town at St Mary's Church, dating back to 1347 this basilica towers over the main market square below. We'll then continue to Jagiellonia University, founded in 1364 by Casimir III the Great it is one of the oldest surviving universities in the world. Next stop is the Cloth Halls and on to the Wawel Castle and Cathedral. The fortified area of Wawel has been built over many centuries and is now one of the most interesting parts of the city.

This afternoon is free for your to further explore Krakow independently. There is also the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the impressive Wielizka Salt Mine. This incredible labyrinth of tunnels is often referred to as 'the underground salt Cathedral of Poland' due to its stunning interior.

This evening there will be the opportunity to enjoy an optional Polish dinner at 'Hawelka' restaurant.

Day 3

Krakow - Czestochowa - Warsaw. This morning we depart for Czestochowa, home to the Jasna Gora Monastery in which you'll find the incredible Black Madonna painting. This painting holds a lot of spiritual significance and its origins before reaching Poland are shrouded in significance. Departing Czestochowa we continue through the flat low-laying plain of Central Poland, we'll reach Warsaw early this afternoon. The rest of the day is free for you to explore independently.

Day 4

Today we discover the history of Warsaw, a city which saw near complete destruction by the end of World War Two. In the years since the old town has been meticulously rebuilt to its former glory. We'll begin the day by visiting the Royal Castle, following the Royal Route we'll also make stops at St John Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican.

This afternoon you'll have free time to explore Warsaw independently. You'll also have the opportunity to join a optional excursion to the Royal Lazienki Park, home to Lazienki Palace, also know as the Palace on the Water.

This evening offers an optional Polish dinner at the 'Dawne Smaki' restaurant.

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