Highlights of Poland

We offer you an unforgettable heritage tour of Poland, prepared for the members of
the Polish Heritage Society of Northeastern Wisconsin, that includes:

  • 12 nights in the most beautiful cities in Poland:
    Warsaw (3 nights), Toruń (1 night), Gdańsk (2 nights), Poznań (2 nights), Wrocław (1 night), Oświęcim (1 night), Kraków (2 nights)

Duration: 13 days
Dates: 27 September – 9 October 2023
Total distance:
1024 miles


Welcome to Warsaw, Poland!
After checking into a hotel we invite you for a walk around
the Old Town of Warsaw. Carefully restored after WW2
damages, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We take an introductory walk along the elegant street of
Krakowskie Przedmieście admiring the Presidential Palace.
In the evening, we invite you for a welcome dinner during
which traditional Polish food will be served.

Overnight: Warsaw, centrally located 3-star hotel


We continue exploring the Old Town of Warsaw and start
with the Royal Castle which was first built there in the 14th
century and became the Royal Residence. After lunch we
enjoy the largest park in Warsaw called Łazienki (literally:
Baths). The name derives from the best-known attraction in
the park – the Palace on the Island, built as a private
bathhouse. There, we can also admire a bronze statue of
the famous composer Frederic Chopin, one of the most
famous landmarks of the city.

Overnight: Warsaw, centrally located 3-star hotel


In the morning we visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum a tribute to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its capital. The exhibition shows the struggle of everyday life before and during the Uprising, and the horror of occupation – till the post-war communist terror in Poland.
After lunch we drive to the medieval city of Toruń, a home of a famous astronomer located in northern Poland. We start our sightseeing with a walk around the Old Town, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight: Toruń, centrally located 3-star Hotel


Today we visit the house of the famous astronomer – Nicolaus Copernicus, from 15th century. Then, a factory of gingerbread which Torun is also famous for. In the afternoon we drive to the most surprising city by the Baltic Sea, Gdańsk. We take an intorductory walk along the ‘Long Street’ called also the ‘Royal Way’ where the Teutonic knights and Polish kings used to promenade, we admire the Neptune’s Fountain and the Golden Gate.

Overnight: Gdańsk, 3-star hotel in the center.


In the morning we visit the Emigration Museum in Gdynia. This exceptional museum depicts that phenomenon in Polish history, telling amazing stories about their journey and a new life after emigration. For lunch, we try the local specialty, a fresh fish, caught from the Baltic Sea, prepared smoked or fryed. Later 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.y.

Overnight: Gdańsk, 3-star hotel in the center.


Today 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. Later, we drive to Gniezno to visit the impressive Gniezno Cathedral, a significant landmark that is not only filled with history but also showcases remarkable architectural beauty. After lunch we drive to open-air museum, known as the greater Poland Ethnographic Park in Dziekanowice. This unique park shows a rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Greater Poland region.

Overnight: Poznań, 3-star hotel in the center.


After breakfast we start sighseeing Poznan, one of the first capitals of Poland. Today Poznań is best known for its Renaissance Old Town and Ostrów Tumski. The Old Town is probably the most colorful place in Europe thanks to the facades of the buildings, which resemble the wings of a butterfly. Later that day we visit the “Poznan Archaeological Museum”, which showcases archaeological artifacts that provide insights into the region’s rich history, including artifacts from prehistoric times to the medieval period.

Overnight: Poznań, 3-star hotel in the center.

DAY 8 – 4 OCTOBER 2023

After breakfast we visit the Poznan Cathedral, a magnificent architectural gem and a significant landmark. Later we visit the Ostrów Tumski, an island and the oldest part of the city, where the palace of the Piast dynasty was built in the 10th century.
After lunch we drive to Wrocław. After arrival we explore another charming Ostrów Tumski, the historic cathedral island. We admire the beauty of the Wroclaw Cathedral and the peaceful atmosphere of this area.

Overnight: Wroclaw, 3-star hotel in the center.

DAY 9 5 OCTOBER 2023

We spend the morning in Wrocław: we visit the Old Town of Wrocław and see its popular Market Square, where we can learn about the city’s rich history and culture. After lunch, we drive to Oświęcim – a town where the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz is located. It is well known and important historical area, that allows us to recapture the horrors that occurred there during the WW2.

Overnight: Oświęcim, 3-star hotel.

DAY 10 – 6 OCTOBER 2023

In the morning we have a short ride to Kraków. This city of medieval roots owns Europe’s largest market square and many historical monuments. The Old Town is an outstanding example of medieval architecture. Today we visit the Royal Wawel Castle, which was built on the hill on the banks of the Vistula River. When Kraków became the capital of Poland in 1138, the Wawel’s Cathedral became the coronation place of the Polish kings.

Overnight: Kraków, 3-star hotel in the center.

DAY 11 – 7 OCTOBER 2023

In the morning we visit the Jewish district called Kazimierz. That part of the city owes its really unique character to over five hundred years of Jewish heritage. It was once a vibrant Jewish community and the center of Jewish life in Krakow until the beginning of the Second World War. Later we drive to Wieliczka – famous for the salt mine where we admire outstanding corridors and chambers, as well as underground lakes. In the evening we go back to Krakow and you can enjoy the rest of the day by yourself, before leaving Krakow on the next day.

Overnight: Kraków, 3-star hotel in the center.

DAY 12 8 OCTOBER 2023

In the morning we leave Krakow. First, we stop in Częstochowa and visit the Monastery on Jasna Gora. It is a spiritual capital of Poland and a destination for religious pilgrims from many countries from all over the world. Its most important treasure is an icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa. The monastery was founded by Prince Władysław in 1382.
After lunch in Częstohowa we leave to Warsaw, where in the eveining we invite you for a farewell dinner.

Overnight: Warsaw, 3-star hotel in the center.

DAY 139 OCTOBER 2023

Final day in Warsaw. The last glance at the capital city of Poland, free time, shopping and relaxing before departure.

Tour Fee and Inclusions/Exclusions:

  • $2.999 per person – DOUBLE or TWIN room accommodation (land only)
  • $4.099 per person – DOUBLE or TWIN room accommodation (airfare from Chicago (ORD) to Warsaw  – direct flight operated by LOT Polish airlines).
  • $590 per person – SINGLE Supplement


  • Airport transfers in Warsaw on arrival and departure day
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transportation in a mini-bus (max. 15 people)
  • English speaking tour leader throughout the itinerary
  • Accommodation in TWIN or DBL room at 3- or 4-star hotels with buffet breakfasts (12 nights)
  • Meals as per itinerary (10 x lunch, 1 x welcome dinner, 1 x farewell lunch)
  • All of the entrances to tourist attractions, and local guides, as specified in the itinerary.
  • Genealogical support before and during the whole trip