Folk Dancing, Folk Music, Culture, Art, History, Adventure!
Kraków, Zakopane, Lódz, Toruñ, Gdansk, Olsztyn, Warsaw
When: July 21 – August 5, 2017
Led by: Richard Schmidt
- Castles, palaces, historic sites, and museums!
- Meet with local folk dance groups!
- Breathtaking scenery from mountains to sea!
- Price includes: city tours, hotels, breakfasts, four dinners, and a private deluxe motorcoach!
- Click here for VIDEO of 2013 TOUR OF POLAND!
Price: Land only: $3495
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Day 1: July 21, Friday:
Fly to Kraków on airline of your choice.
Day 2: July 22, Saturday:
Check-in to our hotel in Kraków Dinner & folk dancing at our hotel. Overnight in Krakow.
Day 3: July 23, Sunday:
Walking tour with local English-speaking guide – Schindler’s Factory, Jewish neighborhood, Wawel Castle, Old Market, Town Square, St. Mary’s Church. Overnight in Krakow.
Day 4: July 24, Monday:
Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mines in the morning and then free time for your own exploring along the Wis³a River, for souvenir shopping, sitting in café or lounging by pool. Overnight in Krakow.
Day 5: July 25, Tuesday:
17th International Festival of Polish Folk Ensembles in Rzeszów! More than 1,200 Polish Folk Dancers from around the world, including Richard’s own groups from Montréal and Toronto. Exclusive backstage access and concert tickets. Overnight in Rzeszów
Day 6: July 26, Wednesday:
Rzeszow Soak in the atmosphere of a festival city sitting in the town square and then attend theClosing Gala Concert before a night of Folk Dancing. Overnight in Rzeszów.
Day 7: July 27, Thursday:
On our way to Zakopane, we stop to shop at the Costume Factory (buy on the spot or get made to measure with shipment home). Once we arrive in the mountains we partake in an evening of folklore with the mountaineers in a traditional “Góral” Restaurant with live entertainment. Overnight in Zakopane.
Day 8: July 28, Friday:
Rafting down the Dunajec River on the border with Slovakia with our Mountain guides followed by a tour of this beautiful region in the Tatra Mountains with stunning views, wildlife and abundance of storks. Overnight in Zakopane.
Day 9: July 29, Saturday:
We visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Oœwiêcim in the morning and then continue north to the Jasna Góra Monastery where we will see Poland’s holiest of shrines “The Black Madonna” in Czêstochowa. We will have an evening of folk dancing after such a day of reflection. Overnight in Czêstochowa.
Day 10: July 30, Sunday:
Sandy Beaches, Swimming, Water sports, A movie under the stars on the longest boardwalk on the Baltic Sea, Tea in the Grand Hotel in Sopot – Overnight in Gdañsk.
Day 11: July 31, Monday:
Tour of Gdañsk, Westerplatte, the shipyards and the Solidarity movement. An evening of pierogi making and eating, followed by Folk Dancing. Overnight in Gdañsk
Day 12: August 1, Tuesday:
Home of the Teutonic Knights – Malbork Castle plus a wonderful evening of Folk entertainment, horses and dancing around the campfire in the woods near Olsztyn. Overnight in Olsztyn.
Day 13: August 2, Wednesday:
After a quick look around Olsztyn, we visit the home and gardens of Fryderyk Chopin in ¯elazowa Wola, before heading into the center of Poland’s capital city – Warszawa. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 14: August 3, Thursday:
City tour with a local English-speaking guide including stops in £azienki Park, The Sejm (Poland’s Parliament), the Royal Castle, Old Town, The Jewish Ghetto and so much more. We will then visit the University Performing Group for some dancing and costume wearing. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 15: August 4, Friday:
A final day for some shopping with your z³otys (no Euros needed), Sight-seeing and Museum hopping. After our Farewell Dinner you’ll have the chance recap all the folk dances we did on our tour and swap emails. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 16: August 5, Saturday:
Transfer to Airport Fly out of Warsaw on airline of your choice.