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The trail of medieval Poland – 7 days

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PROGRAM:

Day 1

14days_3Arrival in Warsaw, check-in at the hotel. Time to refresh. Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River. Sightseeing: the Tomb of Unknown Soldier and the Saski Park, the Grand Theatre and Opera House, the Jabłonowski Palace, visit to the Royal Castle, walk around the Old Town (UNESCO Heritage) and the New Town: the Krasiński Palace, the Palace of Justice and the Monument of Warsaw Uprising; bus sightseeing of the Town Hall, Warsaw City with skyscrapers and a glimpse at monumental architecture from communism time; transfer to the Łazienki Royal Park, walk around the park with the Palace on the Water and the Island Theatre. Free time in the shopping mall. Dinner. Overnight.

Day  2

7days_2Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to Plock. Check-in at the hotel. Morning city tour. Visiting the ZOO and the Mazovian Museum famous for large collection of Art Nouveau. Listening to the Płock’s bugle-call at noon. Sightseeing the Old Town: Tumskie Hill, Mazovian Princes’ Castle-gothic building, Cathedral Basilica with sarcophagus of two Polish rulers – Ladislaus Herman and Boleslaus the Wry-Mouthed, the oldest high school in Poland which was built in XII century, show of the “fighting knights”. Dinner. Płock by night – a walk of hills and enjoy the panorama of Płock from the other side of the Vistula. Evening in the Casino. Overnight.

Optional:

Płock Symphony Orchestra Concert

Handball match with Polish Champion – Club Orlen Wisła Płock

Night saunas: steam ceremonies and rituals conducted by saunamaster infusion, enriched by inhalation, scrub and full body massage.

Day 3



7days_4Arrival in Gdańsk. Check-in at the hotel and time to refresh. Morning city tour. Walk along most beautiful streets in Gdańsk -Długa Street and Długi Targ, which are also known as Royal Route. The Old Town is surrounded by renaissance buildings. Then visit at Arhur’s Court. History of that building started in Middle Ages and derived from ethos of european knights. At the front of Arhur’s Court you can see the Fountain of Neptun – the symbol of the city.

The tour would continue to the Old Crane, one of the most popular symbols of the city, to finish in Town Hall and the Europe’s biggest gothic brick church of St Mary. Sightseeing many towers, which were built for defense at the time of Eutonic Order. Dinner in restaurant which is stylized with medieval decor. Overnight.

 

Day 4

7days_5Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and transfer to Malbork. Morning city tour. Sightseeing of: Malbork Castle – one of the biggest castles in Europe (UNESCO Heritage), which was the seat of the Teutonic Order. Building is surrounded by defense walls with many towers and gates. You would see there gothic interiors and interesting architectonic details. Transfer to Elbląg. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 5

7days_6Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Sightseeing of: Targowa Gate – it is a fragment of the old fortifications from XIV century. The gate associated with the legend to defense against Eutonic Order. With the same legend associated the monument of its hero (The Baker). Then, unique two-hour cruise. It starts at the picturesque panorama of Elbląg and continous through the Elbląg Canal to Lake Drużno. The lake, together with the nearby areas recognized as a world natural heritage with is also home to almost 210 species of birds. In few places, the ship rolls on the rails. The cruise ends at Całuny ramp which is declared as Historical Monument. It is an unforgettable cruise for those who appreciate natural and historic heritage.

7days_3Transfer to Grunwald – place one of the greatest battles in the history of medieval Europe between the forces of Eutonic Order and forces of Poland and Lithuania. Visit The battle of Grunwald Museum where you would see exhibitions which presents the battle. The exhibition is complemented collection of medieval weapons, and multimedia presentations showing the different phases of the battle. You would also see authentic weapons of Polish and Teutonic knights. There is also a cinema, where you would see films about medieval battle of Grunwald. Transfer to Olsztyn. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Visit in Castle of the Chapter of the Warmia Diocese in Olsztyn. Building is dated on XIV century The castle was a seat of a canon-administrator of chapter properties, then it was taken over by Teutonic Knights. Walk along the Old Town –which monuments are included on the European Route of Brick Gothic. Transfer to Warsaw. Check-in at the hotel. Free time in the shopping mall.  Dinner. Overnight.

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Departure.