A TRAIL BETWEEN THE CAPITAL OF POLAND AND THE CITY OF AMBER
- Duration: 10 days
- Suggested means of transport: plane, self drive, train
- Getting to destinations: train, self drive, private transfers with driver, car rental
Warsaw is a dynamic metropolis in Central Europe and the capital of Poland. Painfully affected by the Second World War, the city is currently one of the most rapidly developing centres in Europe. When discovering Poland's capital city, a must-see are the 700-year-old Old Town, reconstructed after World War II with the help of Canaletto's paintings, the Royal Castle, which has been the residence of Polish rulers since the 16th century, the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the POLIN Museum of the history of Polish Jews. Before arriving in Gdańsk, you will stop for two days in Iława - a quiet, very charming city located near the Jeziorak Lake - a great place to enjoy the nature with its peace and beautiful views. Gdańsk is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. It has had a huge impact on the history of Poland, but also of the world - the World War II started here, as well as the legendary social and labour movement „Solidarity”. The location by the Baltic Sea gives the city a unique and extraordinary character.
Arrival in Warsaw. A driver will be waiting for you at the airport
to take you to your chosen hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast you will meet your private guide and set off to discover Warsaw. You will visit the historical Old Town, which is listed by UNESCO, you will visit the Royal Castle and take a walk along the Royal Route, which will lead you to Łazienki Park, where you will visit the famous palace on the water and the monument of Chopin. With our guide you will also have the opportunity to visit less touristic places and get to know Warsaw from a local's perspective.
Day 3: Today is a free day where you can explore Warsaw on your own. Following our recommendations, you should visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum and take a walk along the Vistula boulevard. If you are travelling with children, make sure to go to the Copernicus Science Centre - it is a great educational spot for the little ones, but the adults will surely enjoy it too.
Day 4: Today your driver will take you to the train station from which you will depart towards the Town of Iława, the gateway to Western Masuria. Situated by the Jeziorak Lake, the town is a perfect place to relax in the quiet surroundings and admire the picturesque scenery.
Day 5&6: Spend the following two days relaxing by yourself. If you like being active, you can rent a bicycle to enjoy local bike routes, or rent a sailboat and enjoy the lake. Either way, you will have a nice time spent within nature.
Day 7: Today you will drive to Gdańsk (either on your own, or with your driver). On the way you will stop for half a day in Malbork to visit one of the finest examples of defensive and residential architecture in Europe - the Teutonic Castle. Enjoy a 3-hour-tour of the castle. In the afternoon / evening you will arrive to Gdańsk.
Day 8: In the morning you will be met by your private guide with whom you will set out to discover Gdańsk - the city has a lot to offer. Sights may include a walk along the Royal Way, a photo at the Fountain of Neptune. Gdańsk is known as the amber capital of the world, so should you wish, you can also visit the Amber Museum.
Day 9: Today morning we recommend visiting the Museum of the Second World War. In a modern style, it presents the history of Poland and other countries during the war. The exhibition is not limited to the years 1939-1945 only, but it gives the opportunity to learn about the genesis of the outbreak of the war and about the division in the world that followed.
Day 10: Private transfer to the airport in Gdańsk for your return flight home.