Treasures of Poland

A tour designed for the most demanding customers. Unique and captivating attractions gathered in an offer unmatched by other agencies: a cavalry show, a visit to Warsaw reborn, a trip back in time to the socialist Krakow, a tour of mysterious, industrial Lodz led by a local guide, the underground jewel of a salt mine in Wieliczka, and a touch of tragic history at Auschwitz Holocaust Memorial. Everything in 7 days. 

Your personal driver meets you right at the arrival hall, so you don't have to worry about getting to your hotel. The driver will take care of you from the first minute of this tour.

For the evening, something special: an amazing and one of a kind show prepared by the Honorary Squadron of the Third Regiment of Masovian Lancers. You will have a chance to prepare the horse for the show, feed it and groom it. The performance consists of a show of equestrian skills and disciplines. After the show, you can learn the history of the Regiment and take some time horseback riding yourself.

You start with the outstanding Great Theater of Warsaw, designed in the 19th century, which is still one of the biggest theatres in Europe. Then, a stop at one of the most important Polish monuments – the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier. Those two places are located close to the marvelous English-French style Saxon Garden. Afterwards, you will head to the giant Palace of Culture – the most impressive and the highest building in town.

Then you will walk down the Marszałkowska Street with its monumental squares and sculptures and buildings in the socialist-realism style. The following part of your tour is a short walk in the charming Łazienki Królewskie (The Royal Baths) English-style park. After a visit to the park you will drive down the Royal Route – Warsaw's representative avenue. You will also have an opportunity to see the Polish Parliament House.

Your last stop, the Old Town, is probably the greatest highlight of Warsaw. Having been destroyed during the WWII it has been so fastidiously restored that in the 1980 it was added to the UNESCO heritage list. Medieval townhouses, an impressive castle and the outstanding Warsaw Cathedral create an unforgettable atmosphere of this place.

Lodz has a long history as an industrial center, and has often been compared to Manchester in England. This tour provides the necessary introduction to this enigmatic and mysterious place – one of the favourite destinations of film director David Lynch. The third-biggest city in Poland, Lodz is visibly unlike other Polish cities and it hosts a number of very interesting sights. You will be able to stroll around the buildings of Karol Scheibler's Mill, which in the 19th century formed a city within the city, and Izrael Poznanski's Mill, nowadays is shopping and entertainment centre Manufaktura.

You must not miss the largest palace in Lodz, also once belonging to Izrael Poznanski, known as "the king of cotton." You will also pay a visit to the famous "White Mill" of Ludwig Geyer – an treasure of Poland's industrial architecture. Next to the Geyer's Factory you will find a Museum of Urban Wooden Architecture. There, you can admire the original examples of wooden houses, which were built in Lodz. Afterwards you will take a walk along famous Piotrkowska Street, probably the longest shopping street in Europe.

You start your trip to Krakow with a stop in Ogrodzieniec – a castle ruled by ghosts! You may not belive it, but the ruins of the Ogrodzieniec castle are known for at least two ghosts of former owners, who are said to check quite often how is the current management doing. And, of course, the most famous Polish film director – Andrzej Wajda – chose Orgodzieniec Castle for the scenery of one of his movies – "Zemsta"English: "The Revenge", based on book by Aleksander Fredro.

The arrival to Krakow and check in to your hotel are scheduled for the afternoon. For the evening, we propose a ride around the Old Town with a horse carriage. Feel the magical atmosphere of the biggest medieval Town Square in Europe. A ride with a horse carriage will be the perfect introduction to Krakow: Riding through narrow streets, surrounded by townouses 100 or 200 years old, you will be amazed by the beauty of the city.

The tour starts with the Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel hill. Following the Royal Route, you go down Kanonicza and Grodzka Streets to see the ancient Jagiellonian university premises, and then a stroll leads you through the largest medieval Town Square in Europe. While there, you can stop to visit the oldest shopping mall, the Sukiennice cloth hall, and then the Church of the Virgin Mary with its magnificent Gothic wooden altar by Veit Stoss. The tour finishes at the fortified city walls beside the Barbican Gate.

After a quick rest, prepare to be amazed at the devotion and faith, not to mention superstition, that drove miners to carve figures, monuments and altarpieces into the walls of an 800-year-old salt mine in Wieliczka. As you walk down the 360 steps into the salt mine, you get the impression of entering a vast underground city, complete with huge caverns and underground lakes. This subterranean world has earned a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. You will visit the largest chapel, dedicated to St Kinga, the patron saint of salt miners. The underground church is richly decorated with chandeliers, sculptures, and religious figures carved out of salt.

An obligatory destination for all humanist-minded visitors. Every year, milions of them choose to go through the same gate as the prisoners did, with its cynic inscription: Arbeit macht freiGerman: Work makes you free. The tour, with an English-speaking museum guide, takes 4 hours. You will visit the buildings of the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau complexes. A big portion of the original infrastructure has been kept – roads, barracks and watchtowers. Inside, there are collections of original documents and exhibitions commemorating the victims.

No matter how much you know about the Holocaust and the history of the Second World War, the perspective gained by visiting Auschwitz is incomparable. Some people give up visiting the complex of Auschwitz II, though only there the full scope of the concentration camp can be grasped.

Let's have a break from typical sightseeing tours of of the Old Town and nearby areas. Let's discover what is forgotten. This tour offers an unique experience, an immersive trip that takes you 50 years back in time.

With the help of your Crazy Guide, and a funky Eastern bloc Trabant automobile, you will discover the fascinating history of Nowa Huta, Krakow's communist district, and experience for yourself life as it was in the "good ol' days". Be prepared for a great and funny adventure!

After the tour and checking out from your hotel you will come back to Warsaw. You can be dropped off at the airport.


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