8 days incl. HB/programme from € 349,00
Arrival in Warsaw, a modern city, with numerous restaurants and bars, where you can taste Polish cuisine and traditional Polish dishes like barszcz, bigos, pierogi or żurek. After your arrival at the hotel, traditional Polish welcome with a glass of Vodka, bread and salt. On request, we can arrange welcome dinner with Polish specialities in one of the local restaurants. Overnight in Warsaw.
Drive to Toruń, birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, entered on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage list. City sightseeing tour and a possibility to buy gingerbread. For the production of gingerbread, the pastry cooks use a hundred-year-old recipes. Definitely worth a visit is Europe's only real-live Gingerbread Museum - a fully functional 16th century gingerbread factory. After that, drive to the Kashubian Lakeland – the region is famous for its ever-present folklore. Dinner with delicious specialities of regional cuisine and folkdances on request. The most tasty are “plince”- potato pancakes and sour cabbage soup. You will also try one glass of a min. 40 % alc. local Vodka. Overnight in Gdańsk.
In the morning, you discover all the highlights of more than a thousand-year-old Gdańsk. The brewery, which you visit in the afternoon, was founded in 1994 and is one of the most modern in our country. Here, you will try the tasty beer and enjoy a couple of snacks. After that, you can visit the Teutonic Knight’s castle in Malbork. Three-course candle light dinner at the hotel and overnight in Olsztyn.
After breakfast, a city sightseeing tour of Olsztyn and drive to the Masurian Lake District. In a small village near Sądry, you will visit a typical farm, and self-made cake, coffee and tea will be served. A country-woman informs you how she produces the cake with a „cement machine”. Dinner in the old castle of Ryn as a Knight’s meal. The waiters are dressed in historical garments and serve traditional Knight’s dishes, while you listen to live medieval music. Overnight in Masuria.
During today’s excursion, you will admire the very best of the southern part of the Masurian Lake District. After a visit to the Old Believers’ monastery in Wojnowo, you can relax during a boat cruise on the Krutynia River. Save your energy, because you have to organise lunch on your own by angling! Once you have enjoyed fresh grilled fish, we suggest a walk in pure nature of the Pisz Forest. In the evening, you will have an opportunity to take part in “Farmer’s wedding”, during which you dance with the bride, have a horse ride and taste typical Polish specialities like salted sour cucumbers, Polish blood sausage, smoked ham, Polish bread, sauerkraut and Polish lard “smalec”. Overnight in Masuria.
After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of the northern part of the Masurian Lake District incl. a visit to the magnificent baroque Jesuit monastic complex in Święta Lipka, where you will listen to a fascinating organ concert. At the Wolf’s Lair, headquarters of Adolf Hitler, you can feel the more recent past. On request, we can arrange a boat cruise on one of thousand deep blue Masurian Lakes. At a restaurant on the shore, we have organised a cooking contest. The guests will be divided into three groups and get a special order: they have to cook traditional Polish food. But don’t worry – each group has their own cook who gives tips and takes care of them! A competent jury finds out the winner – every member of the winning team gets a glass of champagne. After that, you will enjoy the self-cooked dinner! Overnight in Masuria.
You leave the Masurian Lake District and drive back to Warsaw. A city sightseeing tour including the most significant spots like the renovated Old Town, the Royal Castle, Łazienki Park and the Palace of Wilanów. Along the Royal Route, you find many old palaces and villas. In the evening, in one of the elegant restaurants in the Old Town, you will enjoy the favourite dish of all Poles – roasted duck with apples. Overnight in Warsaw.
Breakfast and departure.