An unforgettable tour to the central and northern part of Poland,
that includes:

11-day program based on our 10 year experience in organizing genealogy tours

11 towns to be visited: Warsaw – Łódź – Toruń – Malbork – Gdańsk – Gdynia – Sopot – Olsztyn – Ryn – Suwałki – Augustów – Białystok

11 nights in in the most beautiful towns: Warsaw (3 nights), Toruń (2 nights), Gdańsk (4 nights), Ryn (1night), Augustów (1 night)

Dates: June 15th – June 26th, September 21st – October 2nd

Arrival: Warsaw
Departure: Warsaw

Day 1

Welcome to Warsaw, Poland!

We meet you at the airport and transfer to a comfortable hotel.
After some rest, we invite you for an introductory walk around the Old Town of Warsaw which was destroyed in nearly 85% during WW2.  Carefully and beautifully rebuilt by the nation became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
That is where the traditional Polish welcome dinner will be provided.

Overnight: Warsaw, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

Day 2

In the morning we visit the Royal Castle. Originally erected in the 14th century, it served as the official residence of the Polish monarchs until 1944 when it was completely destroyed by the Nazis. Rebuilt and reopened to the public in 1984.
We spend the afternoon at the largest park in Warsaw called ‘Łazienki’, originally designed in the 17th century for one of the noble families. Since 1918 it serves as a venue for music, art, and culture. The whole complex brings you back in time to the great history of the Polish Kingdom.

Overnight: Warsaw, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

Day 3

Today we visit The Warsaw Rising Museum – a tribute to those who fought and died for the freedom of Poland and its capital in 1944. With the total area of over 3000 m2, 800 exhibition items, approximately 1500 photographs, films and recordings, we can feel the struggle of everyday life during the uprising, and the horror of occupation. Special attractions and the Freedom Park with the Memorial Wall, the reconstruction of a Liberator bomber, and the world’s first digital stereoscopic reconstruction of a city destroyed during World War II.
Driving through the current business district, that used to be a Jewish Ghetto during World War 2, we slowly leave Warsaw.

For lunch, we invite you to Łódź (written in English as Lodz) – the third most populous Polish city. It used to be a small settlement that experienced extremely rapid growth in the 19th century. We spend a while admiring the unique, multicultural architecture of former redbrick factories, luxurious mansions of their owners,  and poor tenement houses. Łódź is internationally known for its National Film School, where the best Polish actors and directors graduated from. We take a walk along the Piotrkowska Street – the main artery of Łódź, which is one of the longest commercial thoroughfares in Europe.
Afterwards, we drive to Toruń for overnight.

Overnight: Toruń, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

Day 4

We spend the entire day in Toruń (German Thorn) known mostly as the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus and the best-preserved Polish medieval town. It was built in the 13th century as a headquarter base for the conquest and evangelization of Prussia. The Old Town impresses with its buildings from the 14th and 15th centuries including the House of Copernicus. It is also one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Poland. If you have a sweet tooth you have to taste  Toruń famous gingerbread.

Overnight: Toruń, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

Day 5

After breakfast, we check out and head to Malbork. We visit there the medieval castle of the Teutonic Order – the most complete and elaborate example of a Gothic brick building from the 13th century and the largest castle in the world measured by land area. It was built in the 14th century by German Teutonic Knights who carried out crusades against the pagans on the Baltic coast.
Late afternoon we get to Gdańsk where you can enjoy the evening having a walk around the Main City.  

Overnight: Gdańsk, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

Day 6

Today, we continue discovering the most suprising city by the Baltic Sea as Gdańsk is often described. Destroyed during WWII, today it is a colorful place that’s becoming increasingly popular among tourists. We walk along the ‘Long Street’ called also the ‘Royal Way’  where the Teutonic knights and Polish kings used to promenade. Over the centuries Gdansk was a strategic port on the Baltic shore and one of the richest cities in Europe, its monuments such as the Artus Court, the Golden Gate or Neptune’s Fountain, cathedral are a testament to it.

Overnight: Gdańsk, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

Day 7

In the morning, we drive to the Westerplatte peninsula which is the most famous for the Battle of Westerplatte, the first clash between Polish and German forces during the Invasion of Poland in 1939. This was the start of the war! You can see there the ruins of the guardhouses, defenders’ barracks and a Monument of the Coast Defenders.
On the way back to Gdańsk we stop at the European Solidarity Centre. A museum whose mission is to promote the message of the Solidarity movement and the opposition to communism.  

Overnight: Gdańsk, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

Day 8

Today, we visit the Emigration Museum in Gdynia. For  hundreds of years, people moved from here to different parts of the world for a better life, freedom, and stability. More than 20 million people of Polish descent live outside Poland’s borders. This exceptional museum depicts that phenomenon in Polish history, telling amazing stories about their journey and a new life after emmigration. In the afternoon we spend a while in the Sopot resort. After a smooth walk on the longest wooden pier in Europe, we go back to Gdansk.

Overnight: Gdańsk, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

Day 9 & 10

We head towards the Masurian lakes region. On the way, we stretch our feet in Olsztyn a major city in Warminsko – Mazurskie province. We overnight in a castle and next day we start with sightseeing of Wolf’s Lair – one of Adolf Hitler’s military headquarters, known of the assassination attempt against Hitler in 1944. Later that day we visit Suwałki located near the borders with Lithuania and the Kaliningrad Region. Then we drive south to Augustów to join the canal cruise and admire the beauty of the nature of Rospuda Valley.

Overnight: Ryn 4* hotel located in a castle; Augustów, 3* hotel

Day 11

The final day of the trip begins with a visit to the city of Białystok. It is the tenth-largest city in Poland but also the fifth-most forested city in the country. It is also known as the birthplace of Ludwik Zamenhof, a founder of the Esperanto language. We are going to see the old town and splendid Branicki Palace, which also known as the “Polish Versailles”. It is one of the best-preserved magnate residences in Poland.
Next, we drive to Warsaw where we have a farewell dinner.

Overnight: Warsaw, 3* or 4* hotel in the center of the city.

PRICE: $2.890 (USD) per person (land only), includes:

– Airport transfers in Warsaw on arrival and departure day
– Comfortable air-conditioned transportation in a mini-bus
– English speaking tour leader throughout the itinerary
– 11 nights accomodation in TWIN or DBL room at 3- or 4-star hotels with buffet breakfasts
– 10 large Polish lunches, 1 welcome dinner & 1 farewell dinner
– All of the entrances to tourist attractions, and local guides, as specified in the itinerary
– Genealogical support before and during the whole trip
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $690 (USD)

THE ITINERARY DOES NOT COVER YOUR PLACES OF INTEREST?

No problem, 
– extend your stay and take advantage of our tailor-made heritage tours to visit the actual place your ancestors originated from,
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