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Towns, Palaces & Churches of Poland

2 Oct — 11 Oct 2018 | Tour Director:

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1015 on LOT Polish, arriving Warsaw 1345. Visit to Wilanów Palace and grounds (residence of King Jan III Sobieski with fine art collection), then continue to Warsaw for three nights.

Day

2

Morning in Warsaw: old town, Royal Way and Royal Castle. Afternoon: National Museum (Polish and European painting), Łazienki Palace and grounds.

Day

3

Whole day excursion to Nieborów (Baroque Palace, national art collection), Arkadia (romantic park), Żelazowa Wola (Chopin birthplace and museum) and Brochów (fortified church).

Day

4

Depart Warsaw via Zamoyski Palace, Kozłówka and Kazimierz Dolny to Lublin for overnight stay at Hotel Mercure Lublin Centrum.

Day

5

Morning in Lublin: old town with hilltop castle (14th century Chapel of the Holy Trinity), cathedral, Dominican church, neoclassical town hall and museum, Bernardine and Carmelite churches. Continue to Zamość for overnight stay at Hotel Mercure Zamość Stare Miasto.

Day

6

Morning in Zamość: 17th century synagogue and town hall (exterior), collegiate church, Zamość Museum and Rotunda memorial. Afternoon: Przemyśl (old town and churches). Continue to Krasiczyn for overnight stay at Hotel Palace.

Day

7

Krasiczyn Castle (late Renaissance sgra to decoration, chapel) and Łańcut Castle. Transfer to Kraków for three nights.

Day

8

Kraków: old town, Dominican and Franciscan churches, medieval fortifications, Cloth Hall Museum (fine collection of 19th century Polish paintings), Gothic church of St Mary (Veit Stoss altarpiece), 15th century Jagiellonian University, National Museum (Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine).

Day

9

Kraków: former Jewish district of Kazimierz (Old Synagogue, Izaak Synagogue, fine churches of Corpus Christi and St Catherine), Wawel Castle (art collections), Cathedral of Wawel Hill, early Baroque Jesuit church of St Peter & St Paul.

Day

10

Depart Kraków 1320 on Easyjet, arriving Gatwick 1500.

Tour Dates

2 Oct — 11 Oct 2018

Days

10

Cost

£2350

Tour Code

TOPO-18

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Cost includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £250.

 
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