Great Poland and Pomerania

Great Poland and Pomerania

 

Day 1:

Arriving to Poznań. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2:

Poznań – a walking tour through the Old Town: the Old Market Square with the Renaissance Town Hall and the famous mechanical sculptures of the fighting male goats, Cathedral Island with the Cathedral (inside among others the Golden Chapel - the burial place of the first two Polish rulers: Mieszko I and Boleslaw Chrobry). Gniezno – the first capital of Poland and one of the first dioceses: St. Adalbert Cathedral where the first Polish kings were crowned – the silver reliquary believed to contain the remains of St. Adalbert (one of the holy patrons of Poland), the famous medieval Door of Gniezno with reliefs depicting the life of St. Adalbert. Transfer to the Żnin district.

  

Day 3:

Biskupin: a visit to the oldest settlement in Poland. The narrow-gauge railway ride to Wenecja and visiting the Museum of the Narrow-Gauge Railway. Toruń – one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Poland (the UNESCO World Heritage site) on the Vistula River and the birth place of Nicolaus Copernicus: the 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 the 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 St. Mary (the largest Gothic church in Poland), the former harbour area on the bank of the Motława River (among others the 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 the war damages Old Town. Then several hours lasting boat cruise on the Elbląg-Ostróda Canal (the 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.