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Discovering Poland

Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw & Kraków
12 DAYS
$2,399 pp*
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On an all-encompassing tour of Poland, uncover the country’s poignant past and engaging present. Tour the thriving capital city of Warsaw, reborn after World War II. See Wawel Castle, the former home to the kings of Imperial Poland. Behold the Black Madonna while visiting the Jasna Góra Monastery. During a moving visit to Auschwitz, unveil its somber history and tragic reality. Discover Polish culture at a folklore dinner and show in Kraków. From the thriving capital city of Warsaw to the coastal city of Gdansk, experience Poland at its best.

Your Tour Includes
  • 4 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 15 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Warsaw
  • Malbork Castle
  • Gdansk
  • Solidarity Shipyards

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

12 Days

11 Nights


Meals

15 Meals

10 Breakfasts

1 Lunches

4 Dinners


Activity

3 - Active

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Pre Night: Mercure Grand Warszawa Hotel
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Mercure Grand Warszawa Hotel

Nights 1-2

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Radisson Blu Hotel Gdansk

Nights 3-4

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The Bridge Wroclaw MGallery

Nights 5-7

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Holiday Inn City Center Krakow

Nights 8-10

Trip Reviews

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Rating

68 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.7
Out of 5
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We toured much of Poland and from friends who lived in Poland came the assessment that we were visiting all of the most important places. The most memorable experience was Old Warsaw to experience how the area was rebuilt according to the style and structure before being destroyed in the Second World War. It was like being in a time travel capsule.
    Thaddeus Pijacki
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour overall and going to the salt mine was most memorable.
    Susan Phillips
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I saw lots of places and learned a lot of things. A good overview view of Poland. The Salt Mines was my favorite place to visit
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved walking the streets in all of our stops. Felt safe and found it easy to communicate with the Polish people. The hotel in Torun was not up to par with all the other hotels we stayed in. Found the hotels in other cities to be friendly, comfortable and the food delicious and plentiful.
    Isabelle Bombolevicz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    My favorite was the final day with the meal & entertainment in Krakow. It was outstanding.
    Mary Palacz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very informative and over all a fantastic experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour manager, as mentioned, was excellent. I don’t know if I can pick a single best thing on the trip...each city was so very different and all had so much to offer.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Poland trip was enjoyable from the moment we landed in Poland. The tours were great, our tour guide Monika was excellent, the food and the Polish people were terrific. Yes, I would recommend Collette tours to friends and yes I will use Collette again for a European tour.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I think every day was my favorite day! Visiting Malbork Castle, the town of Tourun, and seeing the Black Madonna were probably the highlights for me. Although I did enjoy seeing the Baltic Sea where I was amazed to see swans swimming! Oh, and the Salt Mine trip - you have never seen anything like this.
    Lorraine Miller
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Every city and tour was perfect . Loved them all. Just the right amount of churches and castles . Our Lady of Czestochowa was special to me. That was my parish growing up in New Jeesey.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Enjoyed everything from the sites visited to Hotels, food and fellow passengers.
    Barbara Gayer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour manager & bus driver excellent. Monika provided history & local culture flavor. She accomodated anyone needing assistance.
    Stanley Blondek
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Enjoyed the country sights.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Had great free time at a beach on the Baltic Sea. Enjoyed historical venues.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Collette provided my wife and myself a great ten day experience.
    Leo Bruseker
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Aushwitz and the salt mines! Funding the dwarfs in Wroclaw! Our tour manager was the best ever! Anna went out of her way to make sure we saw and did everything we wanted! She went over and above the normal tour managers we’ve had in the past! !
    James Blanarik
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Anna teaching us the national dance at a rest stop to give us some much needed exercise after sitting on the bus for an extended time. Also enjoyed the interactive Gingerbread demonstration in Torun.
    Donna Carretta
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The dinner and entertainment in Krakow were the most memorable. I'm ready to go again.
    Carl Dennis
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    A friendly, clean, safe country. Learned more history in 12 days than in 12 years of school.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Bring in the squares of each city and feeling part of everyday life of urban living in Poland.
    Kathleen Furlong
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Nice pace to entire tour, nice blend of history and culture. Comfortable bus. Tour manager kept us updated with necessary information. If she said we were leaving at 9 AM, we left at 9 AM. Also very helpful and willing to answer our questions.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Every single city and tour was spectacular. I think my favorite city was Krakow and Wawel Castle. Malbork Castle was incredible too! My favorite experience was our first welcome to Poland dinner where we were served a traditional Polish meal and had wonderful entertainment from a Polish Folk Group called Lajk Folk. This trip had a good deal of walking but worth every step!
    Francine Kane
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Very long list of favorites - Old Town areas of the towns were very lively during our tour. Czenstochowa, The Salt Mines and Auschwitz were most memorable.
    Theresa Fitzpatrick
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour director, Damien, was pleasant and efficient. Each tour was well directed. We really enjoyed all of the tours. Please give our tour director a special thanks for a job well done.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    All local guides but the salt mine guide were excellent. The bus was almost over loaded. The groups should be smaller. Why are we restricted to one drink at a dinner?
    John Diglio
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    All I wanted to see and more.
    Jerome Przystup
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It's been 3 months since our trip. It was all good. Favorite memorable experience? I can't recall right now. If you want feedback, it's got to be done very soon after the trip. Three months later is too late.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This was my second trip to Poland with Collette. Most favorable experience would be in Krakow because it was my mother's home town. The entire trip provided daily memorable experiences.
    Theresa Hardin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour, the price was reasonable
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    See prior information left about missing our connecting flight on the day of departure.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our Discovering Poland tour with Collette was a wonderful experience. The itinerary enabled us to make a circle of the county and visit its varied regions. The schedule of two days in each city (one in Torun) allowed time for guided sightseeing and a bit of free time. I was impressed by the beauty of the Polish cities, each one containing its own surprises. Too, we were able to visit eight UNESCO World Heritage sites in this one tour. Highlights were the visits to the Częstochowa monastery, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Malbork castle and discovering unfamiliar Gdansk. The camps at Auschwitz were unforgettable and thought-provoking, outside the bounds of any other travel experience. I must make special mention of our tour director, Monika Slupkowska. She is very knowledgeable about her country, always ready to answer questions or find the answers to them, and a very personable tour leader. The hotel accommodations were excellent and centrally located. We very much enjoyed the meals of local Polish cuisine. I really gained a great deal of knowledge about Poland through this tour. I would certainly consider a Collette tour for future travel.
    Andrew Lisowski
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The soul of Poland was reflected in its history, architecture, people and cuisine. As I reflect back, I enjoyed the marketplaces, churches and castles.
    Janet Jacobs
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    well organized, fascinating cities visited, good food and accommodations and great weather
    Linda Blenis
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I particularly liked the market squares and the amber shopping.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Outstanding services and schedule.
    Frank Mccarthy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    There are so many great memories it is too difficult to pick just one. Each destination was a special and unique experience
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It was a very good trip and the tourist guide is great.
    Winnie Lu
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    great tour guide. salt mines favorite
    Francis Piech
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    A very good value for money tour and the single supplements were acceptable value
    Christopher Dyson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    My tour guide Marta was excellent.
    Donald Fenn
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour sites well spaced, staying 2 nights in most made the tour more leisurely. Quality of food served in hotels really superb.i really loved all the places we visited. Employees in hotels most helpful and townspeople very nice.
    Kathleen Nadolny
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Gdansk was my favorite city. The salt mines were a wonderful. Marta made the tour!
    Dawn Kiritsy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Salt mine and Auschwitz were experiences like no other.
    Kenneth Campbell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Have already done this above.
    James F.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Our guide, ***********, was excellent. Hotels were in good locations, but the rooms were not comfortable. Our time in Czestochowa was much too long and our guide useless. Because we were there so long, our time in Krakow was limited. There should have been an additional day in Krakow. We wasted a lot of time at lunch after visiting Auschwitz. The city guides were good, in particular, ****** in Krakow The bus was very comfortable. The gingerbread baking could have been eliminated Breakfasts in all hotels were very good
    Patricia Mackay
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our guide was fantastic; we learned so much about the country and its history. I wish we could have stayed longer! I'd never been to Poland before, and this was a great tour/overview of the entire country. I would have liked to spend more time in Krakow and in Auschwitz, but I guess I this just means that I need to go back.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Visiting the beautiful cities, especially Krakow. The salt mines and Auschwitz was numbingly profound.
    Patricia Sullivan
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Fabulous tour and itinerary. Not enough time in each of the cities, there is so much to see. The tour manager was one of the best I've ever had. Krys was awesome! Did not like 3 of the 5 hotels because beds too small, rooms too small (even for Europe), and not user friendly. Too high tub walls to get over for shower, etc etc. Poland is an undiscovered gem! Just loved it - fab food, so much history to learn and hear about, just terrrific! Every city has something unique to offer visitors.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    It seems you can't get a tour that actually gives you extra days in some if not all cities just for some real on your own time or free days. It's too rushed and you don't have the free time that you think you have.
    Irene Russo
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    All hotels were better than expected except for the Art Hotel in Krakow. Although this hotel had a very favorable location, its customer service was inadequate. CNN was not available and the A/C was not functioning at all when the weather was unusually hot. When a complaint was registered with the hotel staff regarding the non-functioning A/C, we were told it was performing as expected. That meant that they did not intend to do anything about it.
    Robert Wilson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I had looked forward to Malbork and was not disappointed!
    Renate Mclaughlin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We use and recommend Collette.
    Geraldine Monnelly
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    All the hotels, except Art Hotel, made us feel pampered after a long day touring. The salt mine tour was extraordinary.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Concentration camps need to be seen by everyone. Very historic cities. Teutonic knight castles were amazing.
    Randall Nemerovski
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Concentration camp tour should be experienced by everyone. Gdansk was a real surprise, as well as the Teutonic knight castles.
    Cathy Nemerovski
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Tour of Auschwitz; our visit to the National Museum in Warsaw; on our own, we went to a church in Krakow to see an ensemble play Vivaldi;
    Lawrence Gardner
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Poland is an undiscovered gem! Everything you could wish on a European tour in one medium-size country. Best part was the friendly, knowledgeable, tour guide, the excellent local guides, and the fellow travelers. Good choices for the included dinners.
    B A Schuster
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    It was better than what I had anticipated. However it would be better if the tour manager was more considerate. The tour manager let one particular couple seated at the same seat (first row up front) in the bus thru the whole tour. There were no physical disability on this couple -- (being selfish not to share its seat) not letting anyone else sit of where they sit! My favorite was Krakow -- lots to see and do!
    Christine Turcol
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Krakow is outstanding but all of the cities are beautiful and far exceeded our expectations.
    Clinton Sampson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Poland is a wonderful country just lifting itself from the yoke of Communism. The last of the combatant countries from WW2 to start to rebuild itself it is alive with memories of that conflict. It has a much greater history than that and this now being portrayed sympathetically.
    Dudley Howard
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This was my favorite trip with any travel company. It was well planned and coordinated. The guide was excellent as were the city tour guides and the bus driver. The guide was well informed and provided information regarding the country's history and current events. My most memorable experience would have to be the continuous beauty of the country as we traveled through it. That being said, I would also say seeing how much this country has been through and recovered from is absolutely amazing.
    Marilyn
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our favorable experience was our tour guide, She was born in Poland and was involved with the solidarity movement. She was outstanding. Her description of her personnel experiences and knowledge of that period of history added immensely to the overall tour. Being of Polish heritage, I became even more proud of my background. Several tour stops stood out. We especially loved each city square, the solidarity museum and the salt mine. The tours of the concentration camps were also memorable, if only to keep us aware of this period of history, so that nothing like this ever happens again.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The optional trips to the Salt mines and the Black Madonna at the church of Peace were very special.
    Betty
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The local tour guides, with the exception of Mikhail and Anna were not of the quality I have become accustomed to. And although they spoke English it was quite difficult to understand them. But then again Anna who led us through Auschwitz was truly remarkable.
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