Arrival in Cracow
Individual arrival in Cracow.
In the morning, meeting in the start hotel in Cracow with the polish tour guide. After breakfast a 3-hour city sight-seeing tour in Cracow. We visit Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle where the Polish kings lived since the 11th century and the cathedral where the Polish kings are burried. Afterwards, we visit St. Mary's church with a beautifully carved altar made by Veit Stoss, the Cloth Hall, and the biggest Market Square in this part of Europe. Optional: lunch in the Old Town in Cracow. Afterwards a short transfer to Niepołomice. In the afternoon a bike tour through the Forest Niepołomice to Nowe Brzesko.
After breakfast we cycle from Nowe Brzesko through the countryside, where life goes slowly. We can enjoy the picnic on the riverside and observe wide range of the bird species. In the afternoon we bike through small villages to Zalipie where we visit the Museum of the painted houses. During a coffee and cake break we have a meeting with a local artist (painter). Finally a bus transfer to Baranów Sandomierski where the castle complex represents the Renaissance architecture in Poland and thanks to its rectangular inner courtyard beautifully ornamented with bas-reliefs is called "little Wawel". Dinner in the castle. In the evening a stroll through a beautiful park complex.
After breakfast we visit the Castle in Baranów Sandomierski. Afterwards we cycle along the Vistula River to Sandomierz. This beautiful medieval riverside town was destroyed during thewar and has many fine buildings including a 13th century Dominican Abbey and a 14th century Cathedral, St. Paul's Church, Baroque Benedictine Monastery and the Town Hall. In the afternoon sightseeing in the Old Town and then we explore the 470-m long underground tourist route around the Gothic cellars of local merchants.
After breakfast we cycle through small villages along the Vistula River to Annopol. On the way we relax on the Vistula banks. Interesting observations of nature are possible thanks to many nature birds wildlife sanctuaries. In the afternoon we continue by bike through fields towards Piotrawin or Józefów. The hotel is located near the Vistula River.
After breakfast we go by bike along the Vistula River to Kazimierz Dolny. In the afternoon we visit Kazimierz - a beautiful town on the Vistula River. The town was an important city for export of the Polish corn especially in 17th and 18th century. Many of the former granaries are now hotels and pensions. Kazimierz is a former Jewish city called "stetl" by the Jewish.
After breakfast a transfer by bus to Czersk. By bike we go to Gora Kalwaria. In the afternoon we cycle along the Vistula River to Warsaw to the group hotel. Check-in in a 4* hotel near the Old Town in Warsaw. Afterwards a one-hour city tour with guide through the lively Old Town in Warsaw. Finally the last farewell dinner at a nice restaurant in the old town in Warsaw.
Warsaw – Departure
After breakfast departure home or individual additional stay in Warsaw.
A bike tour through mostly flat and sometimes hilly terrain. The bike routes mostly do not lead along asphalted roads.
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Category: hotels of 3***-level as well as typical hotels
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents
- Boat- resp. train/bus journey from Szczechin to Swinemünde
- Journey by boat from peninsula Hela to Gdansk
- Bus transfer according to the program
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Cracow train station
- Cracow airport