Picturesque Poland: Picturesque cities of Poland—Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, and Krakow with beautiful hotels and private guides and transportation--personalized and customized for you.

DAY 1:
Upon arrival in Warsaw Poland, you will be met at the airport or train station and transported to your selected hotel. A half-day tour of WARSAW can be arranged in advance.
The tour will include the Old Town, beautifully restored after WWII with its Royal Castle, the site of the signing of the Constitution of May 3rd 1791, the first codified constitution in Europe, and the second in the world after the United States. The interiors of the castle and its 300 rooms have been carefully restored. In the castle you can admire 23 paintings done by Canaletto, 6 large Marcello Bacciarelli paintings and many impressive items saved by Polish people and donated to the castle after WWII.
Three-hour tour will show you also many interesting sights in the Old Town and around.

DAY 2:
Transportation to the central train station. Embark on a morning train toward GDANSK.
Before arriving, you will disembark at Malborg, to see the Teutonic medieval Malborg Castle. You will be met and driven to the castle for a private guided tour. Afterwards our driver will transport you to Gdansk and your hotel. For some recommended restaurants check the links below.

DAY 3:
Take a three- hour walking tour, with our professional guide, of the historic Old Town in Gdansk, taking in the unique Gdansk Hanseatic architecture and learning about its fascinating history, visiting Gdansk History Museum and The Historic City Hall.
An optional tour of the Tri City, which includes Gdansk, Sopot and Oliwa is also available.
In the early evening, you will be transported via train or private minibus to Torun and overnight there in arranged hotel.

DAY 4:
In the morning, take a 3 hour private walking tour of the Old Town in TORUN, a wealthy Hanseatic Port which retains still much of its old charm. You will visit Old Town Hall, and a few old, Gothic churches; you will admire the fascinating architecture of several fine richly decorated buildings.
In the afternoon, transport via train or minibus either (1) to Warsaw (about three hours); or, directly to Krakow (six hours). Check in to pre-arranged hotel. For Warsaw overnighters, summer option available for concert or folk dinner show.

DAY 5:
For those staying overnight in Warsaw, early transfer to KRAKOW by train (three hour ride) arriving around 11 am. Picked up at the station—or picked up at hotel for those arriving previous night-- and driven to WIELICZKA to tour the famous WIELICZKA Salt Mine, including its huge and impressive underground rooms and chambers carved in salt-- a truly amazing and unique sight! Back to Krakow around 330pm to check into the hotel. Around 5:30 or so, your guide will meet you to take you on a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter – Kazimierz. You will admire the nostalgic pre-war look of this once, and now once again, very thriving district. You will see a Jewish Cemetery, the High Synagogue, and visit to Galicja Jewish Museum (with possible guided tour by director). And the locations where Steven Spielberg filmed Schindler List.
After the tour, stick around and dine at one of the fine, inventive, beautifully decorated Jewish Restaurants with everyday Klezmer music; check link below.

DAY 6:
In the morning take a three hour walking tour of KRAKOW including the Market Square, the biggest in Europe, where you will see, among other things, the magnificent Cloth Hall built in year 1349. Itinerary includes, the old Jagiellonian University, the exterior of the Royal Castle where many of the Polish Kings were buried, and historical churches, including, the largest and most magnificient, St. Mary’s Church.
An optional extension of this tour would include the highly recommended tour of the interiors of the Royal Castle Wawel.

DAY 7:
Transfer to train station for train trip to Warsaw, and taxi to the airport.

• For variations or extended tour options please see Excursions