(Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow)
Revel in the finest accommodation in the ancient and historic cities of Gdansk,Warsaw and Krakow. Poland has a proud national heritage and during its golden age in the sixteenth century, it was the largest nation in Europe. Explore the country with your private guide, driver and vehicle. Start your tour with Gdansk and visit the old city. Continue with Warsaw. Tour the old city, royal castle, summer palace then take a train south to Krakow. As the former national capital with millennia of history, the city remains the spiritual heart of Poland. A day tour to nearby Auschwitz Birkenau is an emotional and moving experience. Tour Wawel, the old city, Kazimierz Jewish quarter, Auschwitz Museum and Wielzca salt mine. Relax in the city's famous cafes and enjoy the vibrant scene.
Avail of an airport transfer and an English speaking assistant with a private vehicle and driver in Gdansk.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy a tour in the city of Gdansk featuring the Historical Museum with enlightening and grandiose exhibits and the famous Red Room – once the main council chamber of the city. Continue to the Oliwa Cathedral a 13th century building with splendid organs. Conclude your tour with Sopot Pier. Entrance fees are included in the price.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer in Gdansk today.
Enjoy a transfer by train from Gdansk to Warsaw.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
Tour Warsaw, Poland’s capital and largest city, seat of the president, government and parliament, the country’s commercial centre. A city with a stormy history, including the march of Napoleon’s army, national uprisings and tsarist repressions, and the Second World War, all had their imprints yet didn't stop its development. Learn about life during the Warsaw Uprising and under communism, about business centres and issues that absorb the attention of Warsaw’s citizens today. Listen to legends from the old times, learn about elections of Polish kings and the secrets of enclosed courtyards of Varsovian houses, uncover the former location of a mausoleum of a Russian tsar, learn what is original housing and what was rebuilt 70 years ago, and find where the Warsaw Pact was signed. The sightseeing route includes a visit to the Royal castle that was the seat of the Mazovian Princes, residence of the Polish kings, seat of the Senate, and the place where the Polish Constitution was signed. The site is a symbol of Polish statehood, where many historic events took place, including the passing of the first Polish constitution on 1791. The castle dates back to the 13th century, though it owes its current shape to the early Baroque period. Sigismund Tower, 60m tall and crowned with a high cupola, dominates over the façade. Entrance fees to the Royal castle included.
Enjoy a transfer by train from Warsaw to Krakow.
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer today.
Krakow, A beautiful medieval city, draws its identity from the multicultural heritage: it is associated with the late John Paul 2nd, hosting Jewish music festival, and having a huge student population, making it a vibrant city all year round. The tour will start at the Market Square, one of the biggest in Europe, a reminder of the power and wealth of medieval Krakow. The 13th century Cloth hall, rebuilt in Renaissance style, houses collection of Polish paintings and handicrafts. Saint Mary's Basilica, dating 1221, boasts a 15th century precious altar. Collegium Maius with Gothic arcades, expanded in Renaissance style, was home to Jagiellonian University, the second oldest university in Central Europe. Visit Czartoryski Museum collection, which contains Da Vinci and Rembrandt paintings among others. Continue to Wawel Hill. This Gothic Royal Castle was built on the remains of a 10th century settlement. Magnificent Renaissance interiors contain numerous paintings, furniture and national memorabilia. Collection of famous "Wawel Tapestries" designed and made in Flandre, especially for Wawel interiors, is truly unique. Famous Sigismund Chapel with gold-plated dome is one of them. Cathedral is also a necropolis of Polish Kings, Dukes and noble citizens, buried in numerous crypts, sarcophaguses, tombs and chapels. A walk down the river concludes the tour, and leads to a limestone cave, shelter of a legendary dragon. Entrance fees to Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral are included.
All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. Auschwitz was designed as the venue of the "final solution of the Jewish question in Europe". From spring 1942 until the fall of 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers from all over Nazi-occupied Europe. It was the largest Nazi extermination camp, and site of the biggest genocide. The area is well preserved and nowadays it houses the Holocaust Museum, listed as being UNESCO Heritage site. The tour will include a 15-minute documentary movie serving as an introduction, then a visit to the brick-mortar barracks in Auschwitz I, and the extensive area of the large wooden extermination camp at Auschwitz II – Birkenau. Entrance fee is included. ((Your private guide will take you to Auschwitz and provide explanations, the actual tour of the site is a shared experience led by an Auschwitz guide.)
Wieliczka Salt Mine is a unique attraction, and is included in the UNESCO "Human Heritage" List. The Mines are a fascinating monument of engineering and dates back to the 13th century. The subterranean universe is comprised of over 300 km of galleries hewn in rock and salt deposits. The tour of the Mine includes visits to the beautiful chapels sculpted in salt, spacious chambers, crystal grottoes and underground ponds, all at the average depth of 250 m below ground level. Entrance fees are included. (Your private guide will take you to the mine and provide explanations, the actual tour of the mine is a shared experience led by a Wieliczka guide.)
Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver.
Qubus Hotel Gdansk offers richly equipped, luxurious rooms with free internet access and unique views of the Motlawa River and the Gdansk Old Town. While the exterior of the building emphasizes its rich history, the interiors display, above all, modernity, comfort and attention to outstanding details. Each room is equipped with broadband internet connection, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a radio and a phone. Qubus Hotel Gdansk also offers a fitness center with a perfectly fitted out gym, sauna and an exceptional relaxation room. The Restaurant entices guests with its excellent, aromatic cuisine, and the lobby bar encourages tasting outstanding wines and cocktails.
Polonia Palace is a stylish and elegant luxury hotel, located in downtown Warsaw. As the leading and most prestigious Grand Hotel in Warsaw since 1913, it is superbly located facing the Palace of Culture and Science, business districts and shopping areas. After its recent renovation, the hotel blends a revitalized sense of charming history with state-of-the-art facilities. Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of the splendid guest rooms and dine at the elegant Strauss Restaurant before sipping on a delectable cocktail at the trendy Bojangles Bar & Lounge. Check out the state-of-the-art fitness room, including two saunas, and relax both your mind and body as you truly get the most out of your stay at the beautiful Polonia Palace Hotel.
Metropolitan Boutique Hotel (4*) invites you to the heart of Krakow, Polish cultural capital and a city full of life. The hotel is established in a newly renovated 19th century building, perfectly placed between the Old Town Square and the trendy area of Kazimierz. It is ideally located away from the noise, yet only minutes walk from the city’s main attractions. The fusion of traditional architecture with modern and elegant interiors, combined with a great location and perfect service will make for a memorable stay in Krakow.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
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November 06, 2013
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John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
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October 19, 2013
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November 07, 2013
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Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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