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New Connections Boutique Group Journeys

Poland: Witness to History 2021


9 days from $4,395 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Discover the rich history and culture of this fascinating center of Europe, from its political and religious heritage to the struggles of World War II. End your journey inside Poland's oldest mine, where you dine and explore among salt caverns.

A&K Advantages

  • Immerse yourself in Warsaw’s history, from its early glories to the Warsaw Uprising of World War II
  • Descend into the stunning Bochnia Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Reflect on a dark chapter of the past at Auschwitz
  • Join one of Europe's last city lamplighters as he illuminates the authentic gas lanterns in Wroclaw's medieval center
  • Learn to cook pierogi, and then enjoy dinner with a show of folk music and dance, on an exclusive A&K experience

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Warsaw, Poland
DAY 2
Warsaw | Baroque Highlights
DAY 3
Warsaw | History of Resistance
DAY 4
Wroclaw | Heart of Silesia
DAY 5
Wroclaw | Lamplighting on Cathedral Island
DAY 6
Czestochowa | Icon of the Madonna
DAY 7
Auschwitz | Echoes of the Holocaust
DAY 8
Krakow | Stunning Salt Caverns
DAY 9
Depart Krakow
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 dinner.

Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Warsaw | Baroque Highlights

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

Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
Warsaw | History of Resistance

This morning, see the remnants of the infamous Ghetto and visit POLIN Museum, a profound cultural institution that celebrates a 1,000-year history of Polish Jews. Enjoy lunch and an afternoon on your own. Tonight, revel in a private piano performance with a glass of sparkling wine at Szuster Palace.

Mamaison Hotel Le Regina Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4
Wroclaw | Heart of Silesia

Drive to Wroclaw, stopping for coffee en route. Once there, enjoy lunch in the city's historic center, before setting out on a guided walking tour of Wroclaw's picturesque Old Town, viewing Market Square, Salt Square, the Shambles, and St. Elizabeth & Mary Magdalene churches. Afterward, check in to your hotel.

Hotel Monopol Wroclaw
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5
Wroclaw | Lamplighting on Cathedral Island

After a relaxing morning at leisure, continue to explore charming Wroclaw, visiting White Stork Synagogue, the only temple in the city to survive World War II. Then, view a giant cyclical panorama painting of the Battle of Raclawice, before embarking on a cruise of the Oder River through the historic city center and around the ancient Cathedral Island. Tonight, dine at a local restaurant. Later, join a city lamplighter, one of only two official lamplighters left in Europe, as he illuminates over 100 gas lanterns.

Hotel Monopol Wroclaw
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6
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, join a hands-on class in pierogi cooking, followed by dinner and a performance of folk music and dancing exclusively for your group.

Hotel Copernicus
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
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 8
Krakow | Stunning Salt Caverns

This morning, explore the remarkable Bochnia Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with one of the world’s only underground ferry systems. Descend the mine and explore its network of chambers and lakes, which have been carved out over the centuries. After lunch in the mine, walk Krakow’s magnificent Market Square. You may also enjoy a visit to St. Mary’s Church, with its famous 15th-century Baroque altar. Tonight, gather for a special farewell dinner.

Hotel Copernicus
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9
Depart Krakow

Transfer to the airport for your onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2021
  • Jun 18 - Jun 26
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  • Jul 23 - Jul 31
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  • Aug 20 - Aug 28
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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

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

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 8.

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

The maximum guest capacity for 2021 Connections journeys has been temporarily reduced to 18 and may revert to 24 at A&K’s discretion due to changes in COVID-19-related requirements.


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