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Historic Poland

Overview

Travel by Coach Days
  • Stay in the historic capital of Warsaw
  • Visit Wilanow Palace and the Polish Uprising Museum
  • See Lichen Basilica and Modlin Fortress
  • Discover Torun and Poznan
  • Enjoy a small concert with music of Chopin

Discover the fascinating country of Poland, boasting wonderful scenery and a turbulent history, which we uncover on our journey, from colourful Poznan to medieval Torun, as well as the vibrant capital of Warsaw.

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Itinerary

Day One - UK to Germany
Join our coach as we cross to Calais and on to the Germany for an overnight stay, stopping for dinner en route. 

Day Two - Germany
We travel across northern Germany for our overnight stay. (B,D)

Day Three - Germany to Poznan
We cross into Poland, arriving in Poznan for our two night stay at the four-star Novotel Centrum. (B,D)

Day Four - Poznan
Enjoy a morning city tour of Poznan, a colourful city with a beautiful cathedral, citadel and old town. This afternoon you may choose to join an optional boat trip. (B,D)

Day Five - Poznan to Warsaw
Travel via Lichen to admire the beautiful basilica, before continuing to the three-star Hotel MDM in Warsaw for our four night stay. (B,D)

Day Six - Warsaw
Discover the capital on our included city tour this morning, then explore at your leisure.  (B,D)

Day Seven - Warsaw
Today we visit the stunning Wilanow Royal Palace, going on to the interesting Warsaw Uprising Museum. (B,D)

Day Eight - Warsaw
We have another day to relax and explore Warsaw, or join an optional trip. This evening, we enjoy dinner locally in Warsaw’s old town and are treated to a small private Chopin concert. (B,D)

Day Nine - Warsaw to Torun
Leaving Warsaw, we call at Modlin to see the imposing fortress, one of the largest in Europe, going on to stay in Torun at the four-star Hotel Filmar for two nights. (B,D)

Day Ten - Torun
Discover medieval Torun on our city tour. You may opt to join a leisurely cruise on the Vistula River. (B,D)

Day Eleven - Torun to Berlin
We return into Germany and to the Berlin area for an overnight stay. (B,D)

Day Twelve - Berlin to Belgium
Leaving Berlin, we cross Germany and stay overnight in Belgium. (B,D)

Day Thirteen - Belgium to UK
We travel to Calais and make our onward journey home. (B)

Novotel Centrum

The modern Novotel Centrum is located close to Poznan train station, market square and Stary Browar shopping centre, so is a perfect base, from where you can explore this colourful city.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

En Route: Lichen

On our journey to Warsaw, we call at the small village of Lichen Stary, which is home to the impressive and lavish basilica, whose huge golden dome is visible from a distance and whose belfry houses the largest bell in Poland.

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En Route: Modlin

Travelling from Warsaw, we call at the town of Modlin, where we can see Poland’s largest fortification complex. Set on the Vistula River, the original structure here was built on the order of Napolean Bonaparte in 1806, and later expanded by the Russians. The last defence of Modlin took place in 1939 against invasion from the Germans, where 1,700 Polish soldiers were killed and are commemorated today.

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Evening Chopin Concert

After dinner at a traditional restaurant in the city’s Old Town, we can relax and enjoy a small private concert, taking in the music of Chopin, who was born and grew up in Warsaw.

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Guided tour of Poznan

Our local guide takes us on an interesting guided tour to show us more of Poznan, seeing sights such as the colourful market square. Admire buildings such as the Dzialnski Palace and Premyslaw Castle and see the famous Baroque church. Look out too for the quirky clock on the town hall, where the goat figures come out of their doors and butt heads at noon.

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Guided tour of Torun

Discover the charming medieval town of Torun on our interesting guided tour today, seeing some of the key sights such as the Gothic cathedral.

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Guided tour of Warsaw

Learn about the turbulent historu of Warsaw on our interesting guided city tour today. The architecture here varies from Gothic churches and neoclassical palaces to Soviet block buildings and modern skyscrapers, reflecting the eras that the city has lived through.

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Wilanow Palace And Uprising Museum

Stunning Wilanow Palace survived both World Wars, and is one of Poland's most important monuments, as well as a member of the international association of European Royal Residences. Discover this historic building, with its fascinating museum and enjoy a stroll in the royal gardens. We’ll go on to Warsaw’s Uprising Museum, dedicated to the uprising of 1944 and contains hundreds of artefacts, ranging from weapons used by the insurgents to love letters, in order to present a full picture of the people involved. 

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