Private luxury tours in Poland, Czech Republic & Hungary

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Warsaw & Krakow

(6 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Warsaw, Auschwitz, Krakow, Wieliczka Salt Mine

This private tour is perfect for a first visit to Poland. It features the best luxury hotels and private touring of Poland’s two most interesting cities, dynamic Warsaw and beautiful Krakow, as well as major historic sites such as Auschwitz, Czestochowa and Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Begin in Warsaw, an energetic capital city filled with beautiful parks and a unique architectural legacy. Enjoy flexible private touring of the charming Old Town, which rose phoenix-like from near total destruction during World War II. See monuments of Poland’s Communist era and the renovated palaces of the embassy district. Visit the Palace on the Water, surrounded by the beautiful English gardens of Lazienki Park. Tour the sites associated with Warsaw’s once-large Jewish population, including the Jewish Ghetto and the atmospheric Jewish cemetery. Walk along the Royal Way, stopping in upscale boutiques and food shops in the reconstructed townhouses lining the boulevard, and perhaps see the unique memorial to Frederic Chopin, a local hero.

Next, transfer by private car through farmland and forests to Krakow, Poland’s well-preserved cultural capital. Stop en route in Auschwitz to see one of the most notorious sites of Nazi Germany’s genocidal program. If desired, also stop in Czestochowa to visit a stunning Baroque monastery that is a major pilgrimage site and the spiritual heart of Catholic Poland.

From Warsaw, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange excursions, upon request, to Zelazowa Wola, the birthplace of Chopin; Lowicz to tour a folk art museum and enjoy a meal with local artists; the well-preserved 19th-century factory town of Lodz; Lublin and nearby Majdanek concentration camp; the memorial to Treblinka death camp; or Kazimierz Dolny, a charming riverside town filled with historic architecture and popular among artists.

In Krakow, tour the Old Town, including the Wawel, the hilltop royal castle and cathedral. Visit churches decorated with stunning Art Nouveau interiors, see Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine at the Czartoryski Museum, explore the best boutiques around Florianska Street, relax in the outdoor cafes in the vast Market Square, and visit the Rynek Underground museum to explore the city’s past. Also, tour Kazimierz, the old Jewish district, to see historic synagogues with beautiful stained glass and decorated interiors as well as the old Jewish cemetery and quiet backstreets. Other options include touring the former Jewish Ghetto and the Oskar Schindler Factory, immortalized in the film Schindler's List.

One day, take an excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine. A unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mine has been in use for 700 years and is filled with sculptures, friezes and chapels miners carved from salt.

For those interested, this tour can be extended and made one day longer to include a full-day private excursion to Zakopane.

From Krakow, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange excursions, upon request, to Tyniec Abbey; Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, a Catholic pilgrimage route and UNESCO World Heritage Site; sites related to the Young Poland movement, such as the Stanislaw Wyspianski Museum and House of Jozef Mehoffer; and rafting down the scenic Dunajec River Gorge.

Other special activities we arrange in Poland include meeting with Jewish scholars and tours of Jewish institutes; Polish cooking classes; visits to art galleries; and piano recitals and concerts of music by Polish composers.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Warsaw
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private tour of Old Town
Day 2 Warsaw
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Warsaw – Krakow via Auschwitz
Private transfer to Krakow for 3 nights. Tour Czestochowa (optional) and Auschwitz en route
Day 4 Krakow
Full-day private tour of Old Town
Day 5 Krakow, Wieliczka & Kazimierz
Morning excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine. Afternoon private tour of Kazimierz
Day 6 Depart Krakow
Private airport transfer
Hotels
Warsaw: Hotel Bristol or Le Regina
Krakow: Sheraton Krakow

Cost
$4,810 Per person (double occupancy)
 
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Old Town, Warsaw Pastry shop, Warsaw Jewish Cemetery, Warsaw Wilanow Palace, Warsaw Amber and coral jewelry Cafe on the Market Square, Krakow
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