Essence of Poland
PL02: 5 Days Warsaw - Krakow - Auschwitz - Wieliczka - Krakow
Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: Well-selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food
Day 1: Warsaw Arrival
Thanks for choosing our Warsaw tours. When you arrive at Warsaw Chopina Airport, our driver will pick you up and send you to the hotel. Then, it's time for you to relax. You could either have a rest in the hotel or have a leisure walk in the old city to feel its charm.
Day 2: Warsaw
Today's trip include some famous sights in Warsaw city center: the Castle Square, St John's Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and Lazienki, a water palace. Originally built in the 14th century, the historic St John's Cathedral is one of the oldest in Warsaw which was almost tore down during the World War II. Its unscathed crypt, is the last resting place of generations of bishops, knights and dukes like the writer Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland's first president Gabriel Narutowicz and various Mazovian knights. As one of the most beautiful palaces and parks in Europe, Lazienki is built by Palace on the Water by Jan Christian Kamsetzer and Domenico and for Poland's last monarch King Stanisław August Poniatowski and served as his summer residence.
We will also see the Frederic Chopin Monument. Afterwards, visit the Umschlag Platz, a Polish Jewish Museum. Umschlag Platz, a German word meaning “collection point”, is the location where Jews from Warsaw were gathered and then taken to Nazi death camps. After the visit, we will leave the rest time for you to explore the city of Warsaw on your own.
Day 3: Transfer to Krakow
Today we'll set off to Krakow, taking about 4h on the way. After arriving, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, the local guide will accompany you to visit Old Town Area, St Mary's Basilica, Wawel Hill and the Castle of the Polish Monarchs. After the tour, free time for you to explore the city.
Day 4: Auschwitz Concentration Camp & Wieliczka Salt Mine
Today, we are going to visit two highlights of Krakow: Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the Wieliczka Salt Mine. The tour will take about 10 hours. Auschwitz Concentration Camp was built by Nazi Germany in 1940 and is a testimony to the dark history of mankind. Located in southern Poland, it was the largest Nazi death camp. Initially served as a detention center for political prisoners, it gradually evolved into a death camp where innocent Jewish people and other enemies of the Nazi were often exterminated in gas chambers, or used as slave labor. During World War II (1939-1945), more than 1 million people, by some accounts, lost their lives at Auschwitz.
Wieliczka Salt Mine, the largest and oldest salt mine in Europe, is one of the first world cultural heritage sites included by UNESCO. It is an underground kingdom, and travelers can walk through the tunnel and admire the mine room full of salt carvings.
Day 5: Krakow Departure
Your Warsaw tour package comes to an end today. Our driver will send you to the airport. Wish you a nice trip.
- Pick-up and drop-off service at airport.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
- Transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver.
- Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
- Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
- International flight into and out of Poland.
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Poland Visa Fee.