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Portrait of Poland 2020

Portrait of Poland 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Poland

Cities Visited

Auschwitz, Gdansk, Krakow, Poznan, Torun, Warsaw

Tour Itinerary

A rich cultural heritage, fascinating history, and beautiful landscapes make Poland an interesting place to discover. On this Poland tour, you’ll spend two nights in Warsaw and Gdansk, three nights in Kraków, and one night in Poznan. Along the way, learn about Poland’s history and visit some of its historic cities with their charming old towns, and some UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide—an expert in the city’s history, sights, culture, and secrets—in Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Poznan, and Kraków. Torun is the birthplace of renaissance astronomer Copernicus and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Middle Ages, it was a prominent trade center as a member of the Hanseatic League. Dating back to the 7th century, Kraków is known as Poland’s most beautiful city and cultural capital. Here, your sightseeing features the Market Square, one of Europe’s loveliest squares, along with Wawel Hill. Gdansk is a beautiful port city on the Baltic Sea which played an important role in recent history by facilitating the events that brought to the fall of the Berlin wall.On this Poland tour, you’ll visit Jasna Góra, the monastery near Czestochowa, an important pilgrimage spot. Its Black Madonna, a painting of the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of the country and venerated as the "Queen of Poland." You'll also visit what is left of the Auschwitz concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. Enjoy an included excursion to Zakopane, a mountain resort in the Tatras, a favourite holiday spot for locals and visitors. You’ll have a chance to do a little hiking or to relax taking in the spectacular views.You’ll arrive home from this value-minded tour through Poland with a new appreciation of Poland’s history, culture, nature and wonderful cities— an enriching vacation!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN WARSAW, POLAND.
Check into your hotel. Explore the Polish capital with the help of the CosmosGO app. In the early evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2: WARSAW–GDANSK.
Today’s included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide is an excellent introduction to Warsaw. Magnificently reconstructed after WWII, Warsaw is a rich tapestry of nearly every European architectural style, from gothic to neoclassical, with wide, modern avenues in striking contrast to the narrow lanes of the old section. Continue to Gdansk on the Baltic Sea, which was one of the most important Hanseatic cities in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Today’s Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km (B,D)

Day 3: GDANSK.
Among the most important shipping ports in Northern Europe, Gdansk (formerly known by its German name, Danzig) is the birthplace of “Solidarity,” the Polish trade union that revolutionized Polish modern politics. Sightseeing this morning with your Local Guide introduces you to the city’s past and present. Later, spend some time exploring on your own, or join the optional excursion to the town of Malbork, founded in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights. Visit its gothic Marienburg Castle, one of the most striking fortified castles in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,D)

Day 4: GDANSK–TORUN–POZNAN.
First stop today is medieval Torun on the Vistula River, birthplace of renaissance astronomer Copernicus and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Local Guide will introduce you to the many captivating highlights, including the starówka (Old Town) with the ruins of a 13th-century Teutonic Knights’ castle, as well as many samples of gothic architecture. Head west to Poznan, one of the country’s oldest cities and a part of Polish history for the past 1,000 years. This afternoon, discover the main attractions on your included city sightseeing with a Local Guide. Today’s Distance: 255 mi/ 410 km (B,D)

Day 5: POZNAN–JASNA GÓRA–KRAKÓW.
First, to Jasna Góra near Czestochowa for a guided visit of the MONASTERY that withstood the repeated onslaughts of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th century. Since then, its Black Madonna has been venerated as the “Queen of Poland” and has become the country’s national symbol. Later, head to Kraków.
Today’s Distance: 317 mi/ 510 km (B,D)

Day 6: KRAKÓW.
Dating back to the 7th century, Kraków is revered by many as Poland’s most beautiful city. It was the country’s capital for over 500 years. On your included guided tour, see the Market Square, the Jewish Quarter, Wawel Hill, and visit the CATHEDRAL. Continue exploring on your own or book an optional visit to the spectacular Wieliczka Salt Mines, a subterranean maze of tunnels and chambers—some of them richly decorated. This evening, consider joining an optional traditional dinner. (B)

Day 7: KRAKÓW. EXCURSION TO ZAKOPANE.
Get a breath of fresh mountain air today on the included excursion to Zakopane. Located in a picturesque valley at the base of the Tatra mountain range, Zakopane has developed into a beautiful, pristine resort. Typical of this area are the highlander wooden houses, cafes, restaurants, and shops on Krupowski Street. Enjoy a little hiking or browse around the small market for authentic souvenirs. Return to Krakow.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km (B,D)

Day 8: KRAKÓW–AUSCHWITZ–WARSAW.
Encounter sobering history this morning on your visit to AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust. In the afternoon, continue to Warsaw. Tonight’s optional dinner is a great way to round out your fascinating adventure in Poland.
Today’s Distance: 239 mi/ 385 km (B)

Day 9: WARSAW.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

WARSAW
Guided sightseeing

GDANSK
Guided sightseeing

TORUN
Guided sightseeing

POZNAN
Guided sightseeing

JASNA GÓRA
Guided Monastery visit

KRAKÓW
Guided sightseeing, visit Cathedral

ZAKOPANE
Excursion

AUSCHWITZ
Guided visitTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners


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Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Cosmos' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Cosmos has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Cosmos' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Cosmos' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Cosmos will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Cosmos will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Cosmos' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Cosmos will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Cosmos' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Cosmos removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Cosmos are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Cosmos will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Cosmos' commitment to clean, Cosmos is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Cosmos has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$360

No triple room reduction.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Warsaw: Regent Warsaw Hotel
Gdansk: Mercure Old Town
Poznan: Novotel Poznan Centrum
Krakow: Conrad

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.4
Accommodations
3
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.1
Repeat with Operator
2.8
Value for Money
3.2

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Ratings based off 9 reviews - currently showing 8 reviews with comments only

Not sure, hotels are very fair, far away from anything in strange areas. Local tour guides were very fair to a few that were very good. Food was nearly the same average cafateria quality meal daily. Add on excursions were expensive and not exactly what they were described as.

The hotels are very far from the city centre. Time consuming trip. Too many local guides. Besides 1,5 hours of old town tours, nothing for cultural seeing. No time to visit museums, castles, churches. Very little information about Poland's economy, working life, social life, educational system. Need more knowladgeable guide.

Accommodations in 2 cities were far from the the cities center. Their staffs could benefit from some Hospitality Training as well. But, beds were comfortable and rooms were clean and we were tired. But, you asked.

We enjoyed our visit to Poland. It was extensive and we saw much of the country. Although our experience was positive overall, we had several disappointments. We did not realize that there would be well over thirty participants. Several needed extra help and time. We had anticipated about a dozen people. Also, the hotels, although very nice, were located far from the city centers. We could not easily visit the city centers without a time consuming trip by bus or taxis.

The overall experience was wonderful. The sites we visited far exceeded our expectations. The meals were terrific and the bus driver and tour guide, Anita, was incredible. She was extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and really looked out for all of us. She deserves a huge commendation.

The Jewels of Poland tour by Cosmos was great and the tour guide was very helpful.

I recommend that the stay at Poznan be two nights; one night is inadequate for the 3rd largest city in Poland.

We had an exceptional tour guide and bus driver. Accommodations were excellent. Breakfast was excellent .We found exceptional local food on our own and had a wonderful visit. Although, now it seems so surreal that we were even there!! We are ready to go back or try somewhere new. It was a dream come true for my mom and I to visit the homeland of my ancestors.  We had a wonderful time! 


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