Warsaw and Krakow: Two of Poland’s Finest Cities

Modern Poland is one of Europe’s most exciting countries, brimming with lively urban centers, beautiful countryside, saw-toothed mountains, cultural treasures and deep beliefs. Survey Poland’s capital, animated Warsaw and the former royal city of Krakow with its medieval town square and underground pubs. On this focused tour, visit four Polish UNESCO sites in six days ­– Warsaw’s Old Town, Krakow’s Historic Center, the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp and the Wieliczka Salt Mine

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MIR Signature Experiences on this Tour
  • Descend into the amazing salt mine
    Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mines, with 700 years of history; over the centuries miners have carved and decorated intricate salt caverns....
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  • Circle Chopin’s monument and enjoy a piano performance
    Discover the dramatic Chopin monument in Warsaw’s Lazienki Park, where summer piano concerts of Chopin’s music are staged....
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  • Wander the medieval town center of beautiful Krakow
    Wander the medieval town center of historic Krakow, which UNESCO included on its first list of World Cultural Heritage Sites....
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  • Pay your respects at Auschwitz
    Spend some time at the UNESCO site of Auschwitz, a symbol of horror and genocide and a ghastly reminder of the inhumanity of which humans are capable....
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Why Travel with MIR on this Tour
  • Over two decades of Poland travel experience
  • Travel programs such as Harvard and Stanford University alumni have chosen MIR to guide them to Poland
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • On-the-ground support and quality you can trust
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
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Itinerary & Highlights at a Glance

Days 1-2: Warsaw

Modern Poland is one of Europe’s most exciting countries, brimming with lively urban centers, beautiful countryside and cultural treasures. In the capital, take a walking tour of the reconstructed Old Town, passing the powerful Royal Castle, home of Poland’s kings from the 16th century up to the country’s partition. Visit gracious Lazienki Royal Gardens and, in the summertime, enjoy an outdoor concert of Chopin’s music.

Highlights

  • Poland’s capital, Warsaw, with its UNESCO-listed Old Town, rebuilt from the ground up after WWII
  • Lazienki Park along the banks of the Vistula River, landscaped in 1764 as part of the king’s residence

Days 3-6: Krakow

Board a day train to Krakow, Poland’s royal capital from the 11th to the 16th century. Wander the largest remaining medieval town square in Europe, Rynek Glowny, the Main Market Square, laid out in 1257. Explore Wawel Castle, the seat of Polish kings for hundreds of years. Pay your respects at Auschwitz, where some 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, were systematically murdered by the Third Reich. In the Wieliczka Salt Mine, admire the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, where everything, including statuary and chandeliers, is carved from salt.

Highlights

  • UNESCO-listed Krakow, Poland’s royal capital from the 11th to the 17th century
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO Site with beautiful chambers and chapels carved out of salt
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Tour Dates & Prices
Trip Length: 6 Days

Land Tour Price, Per Person
based on double occupancy

  • 2 Traveler Minimum $2,595
  • Single Supplement $425

2017 Dates

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Trip Length: 6 Days

Land Tour Price, Per Person
based on double occupancy

  • 2 Traveler Minimum $2,595
  • Single Supplement $545

2018 Dates

Your Choice of Dates
Start on a Saturday

Recommended months of travel:

  • January,  
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  • $2,595
  • Min 2 Travelers
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Group Size

Pricing is based on a minimum of 2 travelers on this trip. Call for solo trip pricing.

Private trip prices vary by season and are subject to hotel availability for your travel dates. Hotel upgrades, additional nights and solo traveler prices are available on request.

What’s Included

On Your Tour

  • Shared accommodations in well-located superior tourist class hotels throughout the itinerary. Call for hotel upgrade prices.
  • Breakfast daily. Lunches and dinners are left open so you may enjoy a chance to dine on your own.
  • Ground transportation throughout itinerary by private vehicle (size of vehicle depends on group size).
  • One arrival and one departure transfer. (Additional arrival and departure transfers available at additional cost.) MIR will arrange for travelers to be met upon arrival and seen off on departure, whether we make your air arrangements or not.
  • Train tickets on the day train from Warsaw to Krakow.
  • Guided sightseeing tours and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Evening cultural performances per the itinerary.
  • Services of experienced, English-speaking local guides, drivers and other staff.

Before Your Tour

  • Personalized pre-departure support from one of our knowledgeable Tour Specialists.
  • Complete pre-departure information including detailed packing list and reading list.
  • Touring with MIR handbook with country-specific information, maps, and travel tips.
  • Final document packet including luggage tags, final updates, and more.
  • Assistance booking your custom flight arrangements (on request; please note that international and internal airfares are not included in the land tour cost).
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International Airfare

MIR's in-house, full-service air department will gladly assist with your air travel needs.

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Reading List

MIR recommends reading up before you leave home. So settle back in your armchair with some of our favorite books about our favorite places.

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Visas

Most MIR programs require one or more visas, and each visa requires a completely blank page in your passport. Visa information for this particular tour is listed in the Detailed Descriptive Itinerary.

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Stay a Little Longer…

You may want to extend your time in Poland with a visit to Wroclaw, or a pre-tour in the northern city of Gdansk. The Czech Republic, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, or the Baltics also make great add-ons. Call us for more details.

It is also possible to combine this tour with a small group tour or choose from one of these suggested itineraries:

Is this Trip Right for You?

It is important to keep in mind that while Poland is fairly modern and cosmopolitan, some aspects may not live up to the standards North American travelers expect.

A full list of details about the rigors of this tour is given in the Detailed Descriptive Itinerary.

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