EXTRAORDINARY POLAND

August 27th – September 2nd 2024

A short program

Day 1

Tuesday – August 27th

Departure on AirMalta flight to Vienna at 6.05 am . We have to arrive at Malta International airport at 3.30am. On arrival in Vienna at 8.25 we board coach and we now start on our way to Zakopane situated in the Tatra Mountains, a fabulous town lying in the heart of the National Park. After taking our rooms in our comfortable Hotel, there will be free time for dinner and some relaxation to go round around this amazing mountain resort

Day 2

Wendesday – August 28th

We shall start on a sightseeing tour of the town that will take us on a funicular train ride to the top of Mount Gubaowka where we will enjoy a panoramic view of the TATRAS. A visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima built as a votive offering of thanks to her for saving the Pope’s life after the assassination attempt of 13th May 1981. Karol Wojtyla’s great love of the Tatras and Podhale region grew with him from childhood when he used to trek through the mountains with his father and brother. Free time later on in the day to enjoy the hotel facilities or stroll around the busy streets of Zakopane for some bargain shopping of local products and so much more. Enjoy a romantic evening in this lovely atmosphere.

Day 3

Thursday – August 29th

Departure from hotel after buffet breakfast. An extraordinary excursion awaits us today in the DUNAJEC Gorge and River. This is a great tourist attraction in the Pienning Mountains, a border river between Poland and Slovakia. It has been included in UNESCO’s TENTATIVE LISTS of World Heritage sites. We shall enjoy Mother Nature at its very best. River rafting trips take approximately 2 to 3 hours and cover about 18 km downstream. We shall definitely enjoy the great scenery around us and be prepared to take lots of pictures home. Your best souvenir of the trip!!!. On our way to Krakow we will proceed to Lagiewniki Hill to visit the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy which Saint Paul II consecrated in 2001, and the tomb of Suor Faustina. We shall also visit the amazing OJCOWSKI NATIONAL Park , the beauty of nature at its best. We shall proceed later to the town of KRAKOW. Room allocations and free time afterwards.

Day 4

Friday – August 30th

Following buffet breakfast in our hotel in KRAKOW, we shall join our local guide for a walking tour around this fantastic city of Krakow starting with the Bishop’s Palace, Wawel Castle and Cathedral. We shall walk up Grodska street to find ourselves in the heart of Krakow, the Rynek Gowny or Main Market Square. Time for souvenir shopping from the large Gothic Cloth Hall. We shall also be visiting the Former Jewish District of Kazimierz.. We shall continue our tour until it is time to start our optional half day excursion to the Wieliczka SALT MINES that will take about 5 hours

(OPTIONAL IN THE AFTERNOON). Those who are not interested in the Salt Mines can remain in the city and explore this beautiful town of Krakow and all it offers.

Day 5

Saturday – August 31st

Today we may have an optional excursion that shows us the atrocities of Humanity, AUSCHWITZ and BIRKENAU a most memorable lesson of modern European History. The flower strewn Death wall, the national memorials, the rail line and remains of hundreds of barracks are a clear testimony to the number of lives lost through Nazi activities across occupied Europe. (OPTIONAL)

Day 6

Sunday – September 1st

Today we board our coach with our luggage after breakfast and start on our way to Vienna , allowing several stops on the way. Our last Hotel is the most comfortable Pannonia Tower Hotel in Parndorf just close to a big Shopping Outlet We can take our rooms and then cross to this huge Shopping centre overlooking the Hotel where one can also..choose where to eat

 

Day 7

Monday – September 2nd

We may take it quite easy this morning for our delicious buffet breakfast in our luxury Hotel

Free time for those who may wish to continue with some more shopping from the Outlet

Departure for Vienna airport will be around one o’clock (1pm) . We take off on AirMalta flight at 5pm ..Scheduled arrival in Malta 19,20 (7.20pm)

Special Price €890  includes:

  • Return Airmalta flights to Vienna (all taxes included)

  • Very comfortable Hotels in Zakopane ,Krakow and Vienna for 6 nights, days. Daily Buffet Breakfast

  • Return airport transfers from and to Vienna . Modern, fully air-conditioned coach for the full program of tour.

  • All excursions (APART from those marked as optional) are included in price

  • A well experienced tour leader to accompany the group. * English speaking very knowledgeable local guide included

    Not included are entrances to museums, boat rides, funicular, cable cars etc. Single supplement whole trip .

    Optional excursions (here entrance fees are included)

    Wieliczka Salt Mines € 55

    Auschwitz /Birkenau € 45 (N.B. A copy of your valid passport is required with booking)