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(Tour code: WEC18)

Visit fantastic UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Reflect on a region's fascinating past as we explore unified Berlin, and discover Poland, including the medieval squares and castles of Wroclaw, Krakow and Warsaw. Take a poignant trip to Auschwitz and visit unique salt mines as we reveal the history, music and people of beautiful Poland.

  • Wroclaw including a guided walking tour
  • Boat trip on the Odra
  • Krakow including a guided walking tour
  • Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • Auschwitz
  • Dinner in Krakow’s Jewish District
  • Warsaw, including a sightseeing tour
  • Berlin including a guided city tour
  • 5-Star InterContinental Hotel
What’s Included
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meals
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Discover Poland 2018Tour Details

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Day 1-2 Eurostar

London to Wroclaw

We meet at our dedicated Departure Office at St Pancras, we travel to Brussels and on to Hanover, where we overnight. The next day we leave Hanover and travel onwards to Berlin and Poznan by rail and coach, arriving in Wroclaw in the afternoon.

  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Wroclaw

City of 100 Bridges

This morning we enjoy a boat trip on the River Odra. In the afternoon, we take a walking tour of Wroclaw, which is known for its canals, the River Odra and over 100 bridges. The oldest part of the city is Ostrow Tumski Island, with its stunning cathedral. Across the river are the Baroque university and the Old Market Square, home to the Gothic City Hall and some magnificent burgher houses.

  • Breakfast
Days 4-5 Krakow

Train to Krakow

Today we travel by train (standard class) to the unspoilt city of Krakow, one of central Europe's real hidden treasures. The city is filled with beauty, much of it original as Krakow survived World War II largely unscathed. The skyline of Krakow is filled with towers and spires - part of a city-wide display of architectural diversity, where 1,000 years of changing influences have left behind fantastic examples of Romanesque, Gothic and baroque style. At the heart of the city is the largest fully-intact medieval square in Europe, dominated by the elaborate St Mary's Church. Every hour a trumpet sounds from the main tower, commemorating a bugler who was shot here in 1241.

The narrow cobbled streets of the city's Old Town are packed with treasures, many of which we discover on our afternoon walking tour which includes Wawel Hill, home to the castle where Polish kings lived and the cathedral where they are buried.

Day 5 is free for you to spend at leisure in Krakow, one of the bestpreserved medieval cities in Europe. Our hotel is a short walk from the large, medieval Market Square. Its centre is dominated by the 16th century Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Day 6 Auschwitz


This morning we board a coach to the Polish town of Oswiecim, the town the Germans called Auschwitz. Here we take an emotional, moving tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum; Nazi Germany's infamous concentration camp that has been preserved as a permanent memorial and poignant reminder of the crimes against humanity that were perpetrated here.

We visit both the original camp 'Auschwitz I', where prisoners would enter under the chilling 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign, as well as 'Auschwitz II: Birkenau', the larger and more recognisable camp where the original railway and platform remain to this day.* 

*We appreciate that this excursion may not be for everyone. Feel free to spend a day at leisure in Krakow if you so choose.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Wieliczka Salt Mines
Wieliczka Salt Mines

To the Salt Mines

We leave Krakow by coach and head to the Salt Mines of Wieliczka, the oldest operational mines in Europe and now a UNESCO World Heritage monument. Here we take a guided tour of the intricately carved underground chambers, including a magnificent cathedral and a statue of Pope John Paul II, Krakow's favourite son. Everything we see within the mine is the handiwork of the original salt miners.

This evening we enjoy a short walk through Krakow's Jewish District, passing several of the synagogues that were once the thriving centre of life for a previously much larger Jewish community. For dinner we dine at a local Jewish restaurant, a fascinating and delicious insight into the cuisine and culture of the Polish Jews.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 Warsaw

To Warsaw

Today we travel north to Warsaw (standard class Rail) where we check into the Intercontinental Hotel for a three night stay. The city of Warsaw, home of Frédéric Chopin, has many fine examples of imposing Stalinesque architecture, grand, wide avenues and expansive parks.

The historic centre of Warsaw is just a short distance from our hotel and contains many picturesque buildings, almost all of which have been painstakingly and lovingly restored using the original stone and guided by 18th century paintings by Bellotto.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 Warsaw

Sightseeing in Warsaw

We enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour of Warsaw today, including Castle Square, King Sigismund's Column, St John's Cathedral and the Old Town's Market Square. Warsaw is positively brimming with history and architecture, it really is a delight to discover all of its charms. Following the tour, the rest of your day is at leisure to fully explore the delights of Poland's capital.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 Warsaw

Free time in Warsaw

Spend your day in Poland at leisure, you are free to further explore Warsaw in your own time and may wish to take a stroll through Lazienki Park to Chopin's Monument. Alternatively, our hotel is well-placed to explore the Old Town, with its Royal Route, Castle and Market Square all nearby.

  • Breakfast
Day 11 Berlin

On to Berlin

This morning, you are at leisure. This afternoon, we bid farewell to Poland, travelling by rail to the German capital, Berlin. Tonight, we enjoy a farewell meal together at our hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 12-13 Berlin

Berlin and to London

Today we embark on a guided tour of Berlin, visiting some of its most famous sights, including the Brandenburg gate and the parliament building, the Reichstag. The rest of your day is then at leisure. On Day 13 we transfer to Brussels via Cologne, where we join the Eurostar to London.

  • Day 12 - Breakfast
  • Day 13 - Breakfast, Eurostar Meal

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • First Class rail travel unless otherwise described (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys with a light meal and drinks)

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 12 nights' hotel accommodation Including 1 outbound overnight stay in Hanover, 2 nights at the 4-Star Park Plaza Hotel in Wroclaw, 4 nights at the 4-Star Metropolis Design Hotel in Krakow, 3 nights at the 5-Star InterContinental Hotel in Warsaw and 2 nights at the 4-Star Leonardo Berlin Mitte in Berlin

Delicious meals included

  • 20 meals, including 12 breakfasts and 8 dinners, including dinner in Krakow's Jewish District and a farewell dinner in Berlin

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided tour and free time in Wroclaw
  • River Odra boat ride
  • Guided tour of Krakow's Old Town
  • Guided tour of Auschwitz
  • Excursion to the inspiring Salt Mines
  • Evening walk through Krakow's Jewish Quarter
  • Guided tour of Berlin

Enhancing your tour

  • Luggage transport available from as little as £90
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