I hope you’re all well and your holiday mood and mode is thriving.
Give yourself and/or your friends a present:
Celebrate your future holiday with a folk tour to
You can register at: I can’t wait to go to Poland!
Register before January 1st and receive a bonus of love and delight.
Any questions, please contact us.
Folk Dancing, Folk Music, History, Culture, Art, Adventure !
June 11-25, 2018
Kraków, Zakopane, Łodź, Toruń, Gdańsk, Olsztyn, Warsaw
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 !
Sunday, June 10: Fly to Kraków on airlines of your choice.
Day 1-3: Monday-Wednesday, June 11-13:. Arrive in Kraków.
Monday, June 12, our group will meet in hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for orientation and welcome dinner. Walking tour of Kraków. Visit Ethnographic Museum. Excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a 3-mile underground walk through chambers, caves, and chapels adorned with statues sculptured from salt. Evening folk dancing! Overnights at The Galaxy Hotel.
Day 4-5: Thursday-Friday, June 14: Drive to Zakopane with its special architecture and storks. Many fine shops. Raft ride along a winding river with a local mountaineer raftsman dressed in full regalia! Meet and dance with the locals. Overnights: Belvedere Hotel.
Day 6: Friday, June 15: Depart Zakopane and head for Łodź. Stop at Auschwitz.
Then visit the pilgrimage site of Czestochowa to see the Black Madonna, Poland’s holiest icon. Overnights: Grand Lodź.
Day 7: Saturday, June 16: Łodź: Great place for folk shopping, festivals, folklore, and folk groups. We’ll join the festival, see a show, and have our own folk dance session.
Day 8: Sunday, June 17: Depart Łodź for Toruń, the charming medieval town, home of the great astronomer Copernicus. City sightseeing of Toruń. Overnight: Mercure Hellos.
Day 9-10: Monday-Tuesday, June 18-19: Depart Toruń for Gdańsk, Gdynia, and Sopot. Ports, Ships, Beaches, Boardwalk. Relax at the seaside. The seaport of Gdynia; Sopot with Old World grand hotels, and beaches; Gdańsk, a former Hanseatic port city with Gothic churches, romantic cobblestone alleys and harbor promenades. Hear the world-famous organ in Oliwa Cathedral. Folk dancing. Overnights: Hotel osejdon.
Day 11: Wednesday, June 20: Day trip to the famous Malbork Castle, former seat of the once-powerful Teutonic Knights. Drive to Olsztyn (Warmia and Mazury), Lake District of Poland. A vacation spot for many Poles with beautiful lakes and campgrounds. Meet with local folklore group. Overnight: Hotel Warminski in Olsztyn.
Day 12-14: Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24: Drive from Olsztyn to Warsaw: City tour includes Old Town, the Ghetto memorial site, Lazienki Park, Monument of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising and the Chopin monument. Visit Želazowa Wola, home of Fryderyk Chopin. Free afternoon to stroll Warsaw boulevards and parks, visit shops and boutiques. Farewell dinner. Evening folk dancing. Overnights: Novotel Centrum.
Day 15: Monday, June 25: Return to airport. Fly out of Warsaw on airline of your choice. .
Land Only: $3795
REGISTRATION FORM: I can’t wait to go! Enclosed is my registration deposit of 200 per person, refundable until March 9th. Single supplement: $795. Additional charges are: $145 hotel taxes and service. Gratuities are not included. Program subject to change without notice. Group rate: Minimum of 15 people required or additional fees may apply. Cancellations 45 days prior to departure: Refund 50% of total price. Cancellations 60 days prior to departure: Total refund: Less than 60 days: No refund. Travel insurance always recommended. Total balance due March 5, 2018
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Jim Gold International Folk Tours: 2018
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Folk Dancing with Jim Gold
For a schedule of my folk dance classes click on: https://www.jimgold.com/folk-dancing/