Highlights of Poland

7 Days | Uncover the best of Poland, from layered history to thriving culture

4.5 out of 5 based on 22 reviews submitted.
ZAR  27,900
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Turn the pages of Poland’s story as you journey to three of its most iconic cities: Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk. This 7-day adventure will guide you through years of history to the captivating country that exists today. Discover medieval and soviet remnants in Krakow, take a sobering walk through Auschwitz and Birkenau, uncover the secrets of Polish food in Warsaw and learn about a time of revolution in Gdansk. Much like a good pierogi dumpling, the best bits of the country are found beneath the surface, and with a local leader to guide the way, you’ll discover a side of Poland few get to see.

Trip overview

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Krakow, Poland
Gdansk, Poland
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 34.76 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
  • Discover the Orwellian neighbourhood of Nowa Huta – an alternative district in Krakow that showcases the communist influence in Poland.
  • Explore Warsaw, a modern city with Gothic, neoclassical and Soviet-era architecture, and a soul of rich history and culture.
  • Tuck into a Polish food tour, discovering the signature cuisine of this central European country, and wash it all down with a vodka tasting.
  • Cycle through Gdansk on a bike tour, learning about the city’s history of oppositionist movements, and hear stories of how this important trading port has played a key part in Poland’s history.
  • Take a sobering walk through the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz and Birkenau, joining a local guide to learn about WWII and Europe’s darkest days.

Is this trip right for you?
  • We 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 each city. 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 15kg / 33lb. 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.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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6 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Train, Local bus, Private vehicle, Bicycle


Hotel (6 nights)

  • Krakow - Nowa Huta Neighbourhood Tour with Local Guide
  • Krakow - Jewish Quarter Visit with a Taste of Local Zapiekanka
  • Krakow - Leader-led Old Town Walking Tour
  • Oswiecim - Half-Day Trip & Guided Tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Warsaw - Food & Vodka Tasting Tour with Local Guide
  • Gdansk - Leader Led Bike Ride around Old Town & Shipyards
  • Gdansk - European Solidarity Centre
  • Gdansk - Westerplatte Visit by Public Bus
Add on activities
  • 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
  • Warsaw - Frederic Chopin Museum - PLN22
  • Warsaw - Palace of Science and Culture Observation Deck - PLN25
  • Museum of the History of Polish Jews - PLN45
  • Warsaw - Uprising Museum - PLN25
  • Warsaw - National Museum - PLN20
  • II World War museum visit - PLN29
  • Gdansk - Oliwa Cathedral - Free
  • Gdansk - Amber Museum and Prison Tower - PLN25
  • Gdansk - River Cruise - PLN77
  • Gdansk - Basilica of St. Mary Bell Tower - PLN15

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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.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 22 reviews submitted.
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Irene · Traveled August 2023
Agata Bator...simply the best.
Review submitted 02 Sep 2023

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

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

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

Pablo · Traveled August 2023
Review submitted 24 Aug 2023
Highlights of Poland
ZAR  27,900