Warsaw and Pomerania

Warsaw and Pomerania

 

Day 1:

Arriving to Warsaw. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2:

Warsaw – a walking tour in the city centre: the Castle Square and the Kings’ Castle, the Old Town Market Square, the Cathedral of St. John, the Barbican, Krakowskie Przedmieście street (with the Palace of the President, the Grave of Unknown Soldier, the Church of the Holy Cross), the Palace of Science and Culture, the Kings’ Baths (Łazienki Królewskie) – a walk through the beautiful park and a visit to the Palace on the Water (the former summer residence of the last king StanisławAugust).

 

Day 3:

Ciechocinek: a short rest in a popular Polish spa, famous of the wooden stuctures of salty water inhalation devices. Toruń – one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Poland (a UNESCO World Heritage site) on Vistula River and the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus: a Gothic Town Hall, defensive walls with towers and gates, ruins of the castle, the leaning house.

 

Day 4:

Toruń – continuation: the Museum of N. Copernicus, time for trying famous Toruń’s ginger cakes. Malbork: the largest castle in Poland that in the Middle Ages belonged to Teutonic Knights. Transfer to Gdańsk.

 

Day 5:

Gdańsk – a walking tour around the Old Town and the biggest medieval harbour in Poland: the Long Market, the Town Hall, Artus’s Court, Neptune Fountain (the most popular symbol of Gdańsk), the Church of Our Lady (the largest Gothic church in Poland), the former harbour area on the bank of Motława River (among others a medieval crane), the Monument of the Fallen in 1970 Ship workers, the Cathedral in Oliwa (one of the suburbs of Gdańsk) – an organ concert. Sopot – one of the oldest Polish seaside resorts: a walk along the promenade, the longest pier in Poland. Gdynia: the promenade at the harbour, visiting the historic sail ship “Dar Pomorza”.

 

Day 6:

Elbląg – a short walk through the reconstructed, after war damages, Old Town. Then several hours lasting boat cruise on Elbląg-Ostróda Canal (slipways carrying the ships on the land up and down to enable them overcome the difference of water level, devices working without electricity – this is the only example of this kind in the world). Some rest on a lake.

 

Day 7:

Transfer to Warsaw or Gdańsk Airport.