Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
Arrive Warsaw, Poland
Arrive in Warsaw, where you are met by your Guardian Angel and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel.
Warsaw | Magical Architecture
Discover Old Town’s fairy-tale façades, continuing to the Royal Castle and 14th-century Cathedral of Saint John. Then, follow the Royal Route from Castle Square to 180-acre Lazienki Park, a stunning green space and palace complex. See the Chopin Monument and visit neoclassical Lazienki Palace, the summer residence of the last Polish king.
Warsaw | Wilanow Palace and Gardens
Begin your day at Wilanow Palace and Gardens, a breathtaking residence owned by several noble Polish families over the years. Spend the afternoon at leisure, perhaps at the Warsaw University Library, which — along with quaint shops and cafés on the ground floor — houses one of the most beautiful rooftop gardens in Europe.
Krakow | Travel by Rail
Today, board a train to Krakow, relaxing in your reserved, first-class seat. Upon arrival, you are greeted by your Guardian Angel and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Krakow | Memorable Medieval Architecture
Set out on a full-day exploration of the UNESCO-listed city of Krakow, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe. The royal capital of Poland until the 17th century, Krakow is known for its impressive medieval architecture. Visit the Royal Castle and the Cathedral located on Wawel Hill. The city’s centerpiece is magnificent Market Square, the location of St. Mary’s Church with its famous 15th-century altar created by Wit Stwosz. Before leaving the town center, stroll through the impressive medieval university complex. Travel out of central Krakow to Kazimierz, the former Jewish Ghetto area, and see the factory of Oskar Schindler, now transformed into a museum showcasing the effects of World War II on Krakow.
Krakow | Visiting Auschwitz
Pay a sobering visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, preserved as a memorial to the more than one million Jews who lost their lives here, along with tens of thousands of others, including Poles, Roma and Soviet prisoners of war. Afterward, return to your hotel for the balance of the day at leisure. You may opt to further explore on your own, perhaps visiting the Cloth Hall Museum — the center of the textile industry in the 14th century.
Transfer to the airport and board your departure flight.
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
TAKE A FOOD-THEMED WALKING TOUR
Join a food expert for a half-day walking tour of Warsaw, learning the stories behind iconic local dishes. En route, sample an array of regional Polish specialties — including zapiekanka krakowska, borscht with pierogi and risotto-like kashetto — at four cherished establishments.
SET OUT ON AN EVENING VODKA TOUR
Immerse yourself in a local tradition — vodka drinking — alongside a resident connoisseur in Warsaw or Krakow. Visit “shot bars,” learning about vodka varieties, production and traditions, and sampling vodkas alongside Polish fare.
ATTEND A FOLKLORIC DINNER SHOW
Spend an evening enjoying Polish fare and folklore in a medieval wine cellar in Krakow. As you learn about local traditions, watch colorful, costumed performers dance. Meanwhile, partake in an authentic four-course meal, complete with borscht, pierogi and vodka.
MEET LOCAL CRAFTSPEOPLE
Privately visit local folk artists in the Lowicz region. See weaponry and artifacts at the Ethnographic Museum and visit a Wycinanki artist in the small village of Boczki. After meeting a local wood carver and seeing his intricate figurines, visit a potter, who demonstrates his craft and paints clay creations.
EXPLORE A SALT MINE
Discover the fascinating Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Descend 150 feet to explore its underground network of chambers and lakes and see the subterranean Chapel of the Blessed Kinga.
HIKE OR BIKE THROUGH OJCOW NATIONAL PARK
Take in the scenic landscapes of Ojców National Park on foot or by bike. Learn about local legends as you intersect the woodlands. See water-sculpted, limestone rock formations that date back to the late-Jurassic period, along with cultural monuments, Kazimierz Castle and well-preserved Pieskowa Skała Castle — a beloved example of Renaissance architecture.