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Discover Poland: Kraków, Warsaw and the Tatra Mountains

  • Wawel Castle, Krakow © Poland Tourist Organisation

    Wawel Castle, Krakow © Poland Tourist Organisationq
  • Auschwitz, Birkenau, Poland ©Poland Tourist Organisation, K Kobus

    Historic Kraków Auschwitz, Birkenau, Poland, Krakow
  • Wilanów Palace, Warsaw © Photo Filip Kwiatkowski © Warsaw Tourist Office

    Wilanów palace warsaw for groups, group holiday to poland © Photo Filip Kwiatkowski © Warsaw Tourist Office
  • Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw © Photo Piotr Wierzbowski © Warsaw Tourist Office

    Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw for groups, group trip to poland © Photo Piotr Wierzbowski © Warsaw Tourist Office
  • Market Square in the Old Town, Warsaw © Photo F. Kwiatkowski © Warsaw Tourist Office

    Warsaw old town, group tour to warsaw, warsaw for groups, poland © Photo F. Kwiatkowski © Warsaw Tourist Office
  • New Town, Warsaw © Photo Filip Kwiatkowski © Warsaw Tourist Office

    Warsaw new town, group tour to warsaw, warsaw for groups, poland © Photo Filip Kwiatkowski © Warsaw Tourist Office
11 day tour
From £575 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Discover a host of Poland’s highlights on this fascinating tour. Explore the two most important cities, Warsaw and Kraków, as well as other attractions en route!


Dates throughout 2023

Suggested Itinerary

Days 1-2

Depart the UK

Travel to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais, then continue via Belgium into Germany and an overnight stop in the Düsseldorf area. Next day drive east through Germany stopping for a second overnight stop near Berlin.

Day 3

Arrive in Warsaw

If time allows enjoy a short stop in Poznan en-route. Apart from the cathedral, the most famous building in Poznan is the town hall in the Old Square, surrounded by old merchant houses carefully restored after WWII. Continue to Warsaw for the next two nights.

Day 4

Warsaw Sightseeing

This morning, get to know the Polish capital with a guided city tour including the old town area, the Royal Route, the former Jewish Ghetto area and Łazienki Royal Park. Perhaps visit to the Wilanów Palace located on the outskirts of the city and known as the Polish Versailles.

Day 5

Travel to Kraków

Travel to Kraków today, stopping in Czestochowa en route. Enjoy a guided visit of the XIV century Jasna Gora Monastery – Poland’s most important pilgrimage centre famous for the miraculous icon of the Black Madonna. Continue to Kraków for next four nights.

Day 6

Kraków Sightseeing

Explore the historical capital of Poland with a guided tour. See Europe’s largest medieval market square, Wawel Castle and Cathedral, the Jewish quarter in Kazimierz, location for the film Schindler’s List. Every hour you can hear the bugle call to the four corners of the world from the tower of St. Mary’s Church. Following your tour, there’s plenty of time to explore this charming city at leisure.

Day 7

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial

Renowned all over the world as a symbol of the Holocaust, learn about the realities of the lives and deaths of the people who were detained here. The tour includes a short documentary film, museum visit with exhibitions inside some of the remaining prison blocks, the gas chamber and crematorium, Birkenau, where you can climb the watchtower for a view of the biggest Nazi extermination camp. It takes around three hours to visit both camps.

Day 8

Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

Visit Poland’s Winter capital renowned for its beautiful villas constructed in traditional style and located at the foot of Tatra Mountains. The journey will take you through scenic mountain valleys, past lakes and waterfalls. From Zakopane you can take a funicular to Mount Gubalowka to admire the spectacular panorama. Or, alternatively, visit Europe’s oldest salt mine at Wieliczka. Many generations of Polish miners have created an impressive underground world of salt lakes, chambers, galleries and a unique Salt Works Museum. The visit takes you through a labyrinth of galleries and caverns and some walking on uneven ground will be required.

Days 9-11

Return to the UK

Depart towards Wrocław, into Germany for an overnight stop in the Leipzig area. The journey continues with a final overnight stop in the Aachen area before continuing the next day to Calais for the return ferry crossing to the UK and journey home.

Optional extra

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Would you like to take a walk among the salt works of art? Do you want to get to know the dazzling face of the Mine? Today, Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of Poland’s most popular attractions. It’s a subterranean labyrinth of tunnels and chambers – about 300 km distributed over nine levels, the deepest being 327m underground – of which a small part is open to the public. Inside, everything  from chandeliers to altarpieces of the ornate Chapel of St Kinga, is made of salt.

Featured hotels

Novotel Centrum, Warsaw **** – Inspected by Greatdays October 2018

Located in central Warsaw, just a 5-minutes’ walk from the main railway station. The hotel features air conditioned rooms with flat screen TV, tea / coffee facilities, a safe and a minibar. All rooms have a spacious bathroom with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. Coach parking is payable locally.

Hotel Wyspianski, Kraków *** – Inspected by Greatdays October 2018

500 metres from the lively Main Square, the hotel is also 1.9 km from ICE Krakow Congress Centre and 1.3 km from Wawel Castle. The airy rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks. Upgraded rooms feature sitting areas, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities. Cribs, room service and free Wi-Fi are also available. There’s an airy restaurant serving international cuisine, plus a cosy bar, and terrace seating in the garden. Other amenities include a gift shop, a casino, meeting rooms and event space. Coach parking is payable locally.

Blue Aparthotel, Kraków ***

Located 400 metres from St. Florian’s Gate and St. Mary’s Basilica, the Blue Aparthotel Kraków is on the doorstep of the Old Town. The brightly decorated en-suite rooms are fitted with a flatscreen TV, kettle and a seating area so guests can truly relax. The hotel has free WiFi throughout. All attractions within Kraków’s magnificent Old Town are within walking distance. Coach parking is payable locally.

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Please note when visiting Wieliczka Salt Mine, visitors must descend a wooden stairway of 378 steps to reach the mine level. After the tour, a lift transports visitors back.

Auschwitz tours and English-speaking guides are subject to availability when reservations open 3 months prior and are in very high demand, therefore we have costed in an English-speaking assistant, who can act as a translator on the day – available entrance slots start at 08h00 and therefore require an early start from Kraków (1.5 hours away).

Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.17. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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