Polish Explorer – Warsaw, Zakopane, Krakow & the Tatras Mountains

9 days from £759 pp.

Old Town Square in Warsaw, Poland

Visit: Old Town Square in Warsaw, Poland, Poland

About the Tour

This coach holiday offers a wonderful introduction to the delights of Poland. Enjoy an exploration of Warsaw, Poland’s re-built capital and visit Krakow, with its beautiful medieval square and old town, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What’s more, this tour gives you time to take in the wonderful resort of Zakopane and see the iconic Tatras Mountains. Or, embark on a deeply moving experience and visit Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi Concentration Camps.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then travel overnight through Germany.

    Arrive in Warsaw in Poland for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner


    Today we travel into the centre of Warsaw for free time. Although the beginnings of Warsaw go as far back as the 12th and 13th century, the city was forced to completely rebuild after its near-total destruction during World War 2. The symbol of the capital’s rebirth was an unprecedented post-war re-creation of the Old Town, which in 1980 was put on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. To introduce you to the sights, why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour. You will see the Royal Route, with its aristocratic residences, statues and historic churches before visiting the Old Town, the Castle Square the Barbican, and such historical sites as the Ghetto Memorial, the Chopin Monument and the Belvedere Palace. Our local guide will provide an informative commentary, and reveal many of the stories behind the buildings and personalities that have shaped the often-tragic history of this fascinating city. The remainder of the day is at leisure in this remarkable city. Explore the streets of the Old Town with atmospheric alleys, squares and cosy cafés.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Warsaw today and head south passing the cities of Piotrkow-Trybunalski and Krakow. We arrive at our hotel in Zakopane where we stay for the next four nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Spend a day at leisure in Zakopane, or why not join our poignant optional excursion to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex. A site of great importance to the Holocaust story, Auschwitz will forever be seen as the centre of a vast plan to exterminate a whole race of people. Rudolph Hess was given the assignment of expanding the camp to accommodate 30,000 prisoners. In this process, he built an annex that would hold 100,000 prisoners of war. As the prisoners arrived, approximately 25 percent were then and there determined to be 'fit for work' and allowed to live a bit longer. The great majority of Jews, however, who were deported to Auschwitz – men, women and children – were immediately sent to their deaths in the gas chambers of Auschwitz II-Birkenau. When the SS realised that the end of the war was near, they attempted to remove all evidence of the atrocities committed there. They dismantled the gas chambers, crematoriums and other buildings. They burned documents and evacuated all the prisoners who could walk to the interior of Germany. The number of victims was approximately one million, only 667 prisoners escaped; 270 were recaptured and executed. Those who were not evacuated were liberated by the Red Army on January 27, 1945. Auschwitz is the largest of the Nazi concentration camps, and is preserved in order so that mankind never forgets the atrocities committed here. This remains a hugely emotional experience.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Today our included excursion takes us to Krakow. As the ancient capital of Poland, Krakow was the royal residence for centuries. It was also the only major city in the country to escape major damage during World War 2. Krakow’s assembly of monuments are listed by UNESCO as one of the world's twelve most significant historic sites. Why not join our optional guided tour to introduce you to the sights of the Old Town, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Market Square is one of the largest medieval squares in Europe and deserving of its place among the most beautiful in the world. The square is the focal point of the city and is divided by the imposing Gothic style Cloth Hall. After the sightseeing tour there will be time at leisure to explore all at your own pace. Perhaps walk up Wawel Hill to the Royal Cathedral, one of Poland’s greatest buildings, and the burial place of over 40 Polish Kings.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Morskie Oko

    Morskie Oko

    Today, our optional excursion takes us to Morskie Oko Lake, the largest and best-known lake in the Polish Tatras , regarded as one of the most beautiful. Accompanied by our guide, we start our excursion with a scenic drive through the breathtaking mountain scenery to Palenica Bialczanska. From here, we take a horse and carriage ride through this beautiful area to Polana Wlosienica. We then continue by foot for approximately 1 mile to Morskie Oko Lake, where there will be ample free time to explore at your leisure. Please note: This excursion may not be suitable for passengers with walking difficulties.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Zakopane and begin our journey home travelling overnight through Germany.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Warsaw - Poland's rebuilt capital
    • Zakopane - Chief resort of the Tatras
    • Krakow - Beautiful old town and market square

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Warsaw Guided Tour - See the best of the city
    • Auschwitz - Deeply moving experience
    • Krakow Guided Tour - Discover the highlights of the city
    • Morskie Oko - Largest lake in the Polish Tatras


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (9 days). Single Room Supplement from £99.00 (9 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    You will stay for two nights at the 4-star Radisson Blu Sobieski in Warsaw, centrally located in the Business District. You will then stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Sabala, in Zakopane. The hotel is the oldest in Zakopane and is built in the traditional wooden style, typical of the region. Located in the heart of the resort on the main street, the ‘Krupowki’, the hotel has a restaurant and bar.


    Sabala Hotel

    Sabala Hotel


    Radisson Blu Sobieski Warsaw

    Radisson Blu Sobieski Warsaw

    Sabala Hotel

    The Hotel Sabala is the oldest hotel in Zakopane and is built in the traditional wooden style, typical of the region. Within the hotel you will still see the original 100 year old beams and the traditional wooden furniture is a feature throughout the hotel. Located in the heart of the resort on the main street, the ‘Krupowki’, the hotel is ideally placed for exploring the town. Enjoy the excellent food served in the restaurant and relax with a warming drink in the bar.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Radisson Blu Sobieski Warsaw

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.


    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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