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New Connections Boutique Group Journeys

Poland to Prague 2018


10 Days from $3,995

Limited to 24 guests

Discover the history of one of Europe's most vibrant cities, Warsaw, from its early years to the struggles of World War II; visit the otherworldly Wieliczka Salt Mines; and in the neighboring Czech Republic, sample the famous brews of the Staropramen Brewery.

A&K Advantages

Uncover Eastern Europe's hidden gem on a comprehensive itinerary in Poland, ending in neighboring Prague

Discover the history of Warsaw from its early glories to the Warsaw Rising of World War II

Descend into the stunning Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Relive a dark chapter of Poland's past with a visit to Auschwitz

Tour the Staropramen Brewery in Prague and sample its famous brews

18 meals, with 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
ARRIVE WARSAW, POLAND
DAY 2
WARSAW | Baroque Highlights
DAY 3
WARSAW | History of Resistance
DAY 4
CZESTOCHOWA | Icon of the Madonna
DAY 5
KRAKOW | Stunning Salt Caverns
DAY 6
AUSCHWITZ | Echoes of the Holocaust
DAY 7
OLOMOUC, CZECH REPUBLIC | Historic City
DAY 8
PRAGUE | Jewish Quarter & Town Hall
DAY 9
PRAGUE | Baroque & Gothic Treasures
DAY 10
DEPART PRAGUE
DAY 1
ARRIVE WARSAW, POLAND

Arrive in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Gather this evening for a welcome briefing followed by dinner.

Polonia Palace Hotel
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
WARSAW | Baroque Highlights

This morning, set out for a guided tour of Warsaw's highlights, including the 14th-century Cathedral of Saint John and the Royal Castle, a symbol of Polish statehood. After lunch, visit Wilanow Palace and Gardens, the former Polish royal residence. Explore the city at your leisure this afternoon.

Polonia Palace Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
WARSAW | History of Resistance

This morning, visit the Rising Museum, which commemorates the Polish resistance to Nazi occupation. Enjoy lunch and an afternoon on your own. Tonight, enjoy a private piano performance with a glass of sparkling wine at the Szuster Palace.

Polonia Palace Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4
CZESTOCHOWA | Icon of the Madonna

Drive to Czestochowa, where you visit the monastery of Jasna Gora, home of the Black Madonna, a painting that has drawn countless reverent visitors over the centuries. After lunch, proceed to Krakow and check in to your hotel. This evening, dinner is paired with a presentation of traditional Polish music and dance.

Hotel Copernicus
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
KRAKOW | Stunning Salt Caverns

This morning, explore Krakow, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of Eastern Europe. Its centerpiece is the magnificent Market Square, the largest of its kind in Europe. You may also enjoy a visit to St. Mary's Church with its famous Baroque 15th-century altar. After lunch at a local restaurant, explore the remarkable Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most stunning sites in Europe. Descend 150 feet by private elevator and explore the network of chambers and lakes that have been carved out over the centuries.

Hotel Copernicus
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6
AUSCHWITZ | Echoes of the Holocaust

This morning, visit the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, preserved as a memorial for the 1.5 million people of 28 nationalities who perished here. Explore the stone buildings of Auschwitz with your specialist guide, who brings to life the everyday horrors experienced by those who were brought here. Return to your hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure.

Hotel Copernicus
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7
OLOMOUC, CZECH REPUBLIC | Historic City

Depart Krakow for the historic riverside town of Olomouc for a short walking tour; its Holy Trinity Column is a spectacular Baroque monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Prague.

Hotel Cosmopolitan Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8
PRAGUE | Jewish Quarter & Town Hall

Visit the Jewish Museum, home of Europe's largest collection of Judaica, and the Jewish Cemetery. Explore Old Town; the Jewish Quarter, birthplace of Franz Kafka; and Old Town Square's Gothic Town Hall with its fascinating astronomical clock. Later, enjoy a sample and tour at Staropramen Brewery, the second largest in the country.

Hotel Cosmopolitan Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9
PRAGUE | Baroque & Gothic Treasures

In Prague's Castle District, privately visit the Baroque library halls of the Strahov Monastery, and view its incredible frescoes. Admire the religious artifacts at the Loreto Chapel, as well as the towering, Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral. Gather for your farewell dinner.

Hotel Cosmopolitan Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10
DEPART PRAGUE

Transfer this morning to the airport for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast


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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years old.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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