Sunday. Arrival in Warsaw. Fledged hotel accommodation. Leisure time. 5 pm: Group tour to the “Center of Copernicus” (multimedia research center) – the largest scientific center in Poland and one of the largest in Eastern Europe. The underlined center located on the bank of the Vistula river hosts the unique exhibits using which a person can carry out physical and chemical experiments, cause natural phenomenon and develop innovative inventions by his/her own. Visitors can feel the five-point earthquake, run in an enlarged copy of the hamster wheel, cause a lightning or watch a play where robots are carrying out the roles. Tour duration is about 2 hours. Leisure time. Overnight at the hotel.
Monday. Breakfast at the hotel. Group city walking tour of Warsaw. Castle Square with the column of King Sigismund III Vasa and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Jan built in the XV century. In its dungeons there are the sarcophaguses of the princes of Mazovia and the tombs of prominent Poles. There are several concerts in the Cathedral in the summer such as International Organ Festival. Market Square, Church of the Virgin Mary – the oldest in Warsaw. Royal Castle. Leisure time. Optional tour to the Palace of Wilanow (entrance fees: EUR 55 for adults; EUR 50 for children up to 12 years) called “small Versailles”; Wilanow was constructed with the aim to remind beloved wife of King Jan III Sobieski her motherland – France. There are luxuriously furnished rooms with unique collection of furniture, paintings, sculptures and chivalry armors in the palace. Overnight at the hotel.
Tuesday. Breakfast at the hotel. Group transfers to the train station of Warsaw. Moving to Krakow (by train). Group transfer from the Krakow train station to the hotel. Hotel accommodation. Sightseeing tour of the old Krakow and the Wawel Royal Castle: Krakow retains real Polish; every corner of the city reflects the eventful history of Poland. Wawel Castle, the coronation place of Polish kings; the Cathedral; the shopping arcade Sukiennice; a visit to the one of the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions in Europe – the Jagiellonian University and St. Mary’s Church. Entrance fee to the aqua park is EUR 10 per person. The sea of impressions and adrenaline! Hills and pipes here are over 768 meters of steep descent. Climbing wall: walls from which you can safely fall into the water for the lovers of rock climbing. Hydromassage – a real balm for the muscles and joints. “Wild River” will surely attract you. Jacuzzi – beatific bubble massage and original anti-stress therapy. Swimming pool for children: the castle and fountains of warm water are a fantastic world in which you can play forever! Leisure time. Overnight at the hotel.
Wednesday. Breakfast at the hotel. Optional excursion to Zakopane (EUR 75 per person including transfer, licensed Russian-speaking guide and entrance tickets.) The duration of the excursion is 9-10 hours. Zakopane is one of the highest cities in Poland (750 -1100 m above the sea level) situated in a narrow valley between the Tatars and the narrow ridge of Gubałówka. Zakopane is famous not only for its ski slopes but also folklore and beautiful wooden architecture. It offers a large selection of ski equipment for hire. There are exquisite restaurants and skiing complex Szymoszkowa situated in the heart of the town. Return to Krakow.
Thursday. Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Ojców (EUR 50 per person including transfer, licensed Russian-speaking guide and entrance fees). Total duration of the tour is expected to be equal to 3-4 hours. A visit to the “Eagle’s Nest” castle, the picturesque cliffs on the territory of the national park as well as the Ojców Castle. One of the best exhibitions of medieval interior. Visitors can dine at the restaurant serving fresh trout and of course drink gzhanets (lunch, except the drinks, is included in the price). Sightseeing tour to Wieliczka (EUR 35 for adults; EUR 30 for children under 12 years). Salt mines are a seven-storey city with a total depth of 320 meters, a length of 4 km and a width of 1 kilometer. A tour to the mines lasts for 2.5 hours and takes you through the halls with sculptures, galleries and lakes. You will learn how to extract salt – the main source of income for the royal treasury. Overnight at the hotel.
Friday Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Group transfer to the train station of Krakow. Departure to Warsaw (by train). Reverse group transfer to the train station/airport of Warsaw. Homecoming.
The price of the program starts from AZN 550 per person based on double occupancy.
The price includes:
– Accommodation in two-, three-, four- or five-star hotels;
– Transportation services under the program;
– Tickets to the Intercity electric train (Warsaw – Krakow – Warsaw);
– Meals (all inclusive);
– Sightseeing tours;
– A visit to the “Copernicus Center” in Warsaw
– Accompanying guide along the itinerary;
The price does not include: airfare and visa fee.