5 days incl. HB/programme from € 196,00
Arrival in Wrocław, the capital of Lower Silesia and a modern European metropolis, or Warsaw; domestic flights from Warsaw to Wrocław are available. Overnight in Wrocław.
During today’s sightseeing tour, you will discover the most important attractions and historic monuments of the city with the title “European Capital of Culture 2016”. Because of numerous bridges and crossings, Wroclaw is also called “Polish Venice”. Most of tourist attractions are located on the islands formed by the Odra River’s offshoots. The Ostrów Tumski Island shelters a complex of sacral buildings with the Gothic Cathedral of St John the Baptist. You will admire the Old Town Square with the Gothic Town Hall and the biggest baroque building in town – Wrocław University with its Aula Leopoldina, the city's largest secular hall from late 17th century. After that, visit to the huge Centenary Hall, built in 1913, the world's first modernist structure made of ferro-concrete, placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The next attraction is an impressive Panorama painting of the Battle of Racławice, which is the oldest and only extant example of panorama painting in Poland. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner in a small brewery “Spiz”, tasting different kinds of beer, which are produced only here. On request, a visit to a classical concert or opera is possible. Overnight in Wrocław.
During today’s excursion, you will admire the highlights of the Karkonosze Range and Mountains. Visit to the unique Church of Peace in Świdnica, the protestant half-timber church, which can seat 7,500 faithful. It is present on UNESCO’s World’s Heritage list and is considered to be unique worldwide. After visiting Poland’s third largest castle in Książ from 13th century, we drive to Karpacz, overlooked by dignified Mount Śnieżka. Visit to the famous wooden Wang church, originally built in the 13th century in Norway. You can also take a chair-lift ride to Mount Śnieżka. Dinner with specialities of the Karkonosze Range region in one of the rustic inns and meeting the mountain spirit “Liczyrzepa”. Overnight in Wrocław.
After breakfast, drive to Trzebnica to visit St Hedwig’s Sanctuary, a magnificent Cistercian abbey from the 13th century with the tomb of Princess Hedwig, patron saint of Silesia. After that, visiting Poland’s biggest vineyard near Wrocław including the 2,5-hour-sightseeing tour with tasting of 5 different kinds of wine. The culinary highlight of the day is dinner with the specialities of Polish cuisine, at Europe’s oldest restaurant “Piwnica Świdnicka” (from 15th century), which consists of 10 rooms and occupies the area of 900m2. Overnight in Wrocław.
Breakfast and departure.