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Highlights of Southern Poland

7 Days | Uncover the best of Poland’s layered history and thriving culture

4.5 out of 5 based on 22 reviews submitted.
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Turn the pages of Poland’s story on this seven-day adventure, experiencing the heart and heritage in this captivating country. Admire the revived Jewish Quarter of Krakow, tour the classical architecture of Wroclaw, breathe the fresh air of Szklarska Poreba and finish in the cosmopolitan capital of Warsaw. Much like a good pierogi dumpling, the best bits of the country are found beneath the surface – with a local leader to guide the way, you’ll discover a side of Poland few get to see.

Trip overview

Map of Highlights Of Southern Poland including Poland
Start
Krakow, Poland
Finish
Warsaw, Poland
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Poland
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
AMSP
This trip generates 35 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Visit Krakow’s Jewish Quarter and see how the local community is re-establishing its cultural identity.
  • See Warsaw from a different perspective as you take in views of the River Vistula from the city’s highest garden.
  • Head out for a nature hike in Karkonosze National Park, admiring sweeping views from the Wysoki Kamien Observation Tower.
  • Explore the vibrant cultural scene of Wroclaw, the historical capital of Silesia and Lower Silesia, which dates back over 1000 years.
  • Experience Polish culture firsthand during a traditional pottery workshop in Wroclaw and a dinner in Szklarska Poreba.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • You’ll travel by train – the most eco-friendly way to move between places. Trains are comfortable and are the perfect way to arrive right into the city centre of your next destination. Please note you will have to carry your bag up and down the platforms and on and off the train. Pack light!
  • There will be a walking tour included in cities and short hike in Szklarska Poreba. The tours may cover a fair amount of ground, so please make sure you are happy to be on your feet for a few hours at a time. Of course, you can always opt out and meet the group later on.
  • On this trip, you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight between 15 kg / 33 lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Highlights Of Southern Poland including Poland

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Train, Local bus, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights)

Activities
  • Krakow - Jewish Quarter Visit with a Taste of Local Zapiekanka
  • Krakow - Leader-led Old Town Walking Tour
  • Wroclaw - Main Square leader led tour
  • Wroclaw - Traditional Polish pottery workshop
  • Szklarska Poreba - Karkonosze National Park nature walk
  • Szklarska Poreba - Traditional Polish dinner
  • Warsaw - University Library Rooftop gardens visit
Add on activities
  • Krakow - Nowa Huta Neighbourhood Tour with Local Guide - Free
  • Krakow - St Mary's Basilica - PLN15
  • Krakow - Wawel Royal Castle - PLN35
  • Krakow - Cloth Hall 'Sukiennice' - Free
  • Krakow - Rynek Underground Museum - PLN32
  • Krakow - Schindler's Factory Museum Tour - PLN65
  • Oswiecim - Half-Day Trip & Guided Tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau - PLN180
  • Wroclaw - Panorama Raclawicka entrance - PLN50
  • Museum of the History of Polish Jews - PLN45
  • Warsaw - Uprising Museum - PLN25
  • Warsaw - National Museum - PLN20
  • Warsaw - Frederic Chopin Museum - PLN22
  • Warsaw - Palace of Science and Culture Observation Deck - PLN25

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is bookable for this trip, including all nights. Availability is limited due to small property we use. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Many travellers visiting Krakow would like to take a sobering walk through the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz and Birkenau. This activity is not included in the trip. If you would like to visit Auschwitz, we suggest prebooking your tickets for afternoon of Day 2.

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 22 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Roz · Traveled August 2023
Agata our brilliant guide, her enthusiasm was infectious. This tour really educated me about Poland’s history and I highly recommend it.
Review submitted 05 Sep 2023

Irene · Traveled August 2023
Agata Bator...simply the best.
Review submitted 02 Sep 2023

Jennifer · Traveled August 2023
7 Day trip in Poland was amazing. I learned so much about Poland and History. Intense, but perfect amount of time in Krakow, Warsaw, and Gdansk. Highly recommend.
Review submitted 03 Sep 2023

Pablo · Traveled August 2023
Review submitted 24 Aug 2023

Judith · Traveled August 2023
This trip was an excellent introduction to three very different cities in Poland. The walking tours in Krakow and Warsaw were very good, as was the food and vodka tasting. The tour of the Solidarity Museum in Gdansk was a highlight, along with the POLIN Museum in Warsaw.
Review submitted 23 Aug 2023
Highlights of Southern Poland
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AUD $1,816