Poland – Primeval Forest and Land of 1000 Lakes (7 days)

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DAY 1 – UK – Warsaw
Arrival in Warsaw, the capital and biggest city in Poland.
Dinner and overnight in Warsaw

 

DAY 2 – Warsaw and Holy Mountain
City sightseeing tour including the most important tourist attractions. Totally destroyed during the 2nd World War, the Old Town and the Royal Castle were reconstructed and places on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Along the Royal Route, you will find many old churches and palaces, including the church with the urn with Frederic Chopin’s heart. The tallest building in Warsaw, the Palace of culture and Science, a gift from the former Soviet Union, is also worth a visit. In the afternoon drive to Bialowieza, heart of Bialowieski National Park. On the visit the Holy Mount of Grabarka, the most important Orthodox sanctuary in Poland.
Dinner and overnight stay in Bialowieza.

 

DAY 3 – Bialowieza National Park
After breakfast a sightseeing tour of Bialowieza, located in the middle of Bialowieza Forest – in the past a favourite hunting place for Lithuanian princes, Polish kings and Russian tsars. You visit the Orthodox Church and Parish, which is famous for its iconostas made of Chinese porcelain, a unique monument of this kind in Poland. The highlight of the day is a guided walking tour through the strictly protected reserve which was entered on UNESCO’s list of World Biosphere Reserves and of Cultural Heritage. You will admire Europe’s oldest primeval forest, where the trees have been growing without human interference. In the afternoon visit the European Bison Breeding Reserve, where you will see a European bison, in the close natural conditions.
Dinner and overnight stay in Bialowieza

 

DAY 4 – The Kingdom of Beaver and Elk
After breakfast drive to the Masurian Lakes District through the Backwater of Biebrza, a wildlife refuge and a park of Biebrza National Park, which encompasses Europe’s most extensive natural bog area. The fauna is diverse and dominated by water and mud birds with some extremely rare species. The park is also Poland’s largest habitat of the elk and beaver.
Dinner and overnight stay in Masuria

 

DAY 5 – Wolf’s lair and Pisz Forest
Today you will admire the highlights of the northern and southern part of Masurian Lakes District including Wolf’s Lair – Hitler’s headquarters at Gierloz, which is one of the most sinister places in the region. The Jesuit monastic complex of Swieta Lipka is considered the most beautiful baroque construction in Poland. Worth a visit is Poland’s summer capital Mikolajki in the middle of large lakes in a beautiful landscape with its yatch harbour. In the afternoon, drive through Pisz Forestto reach the Krutynia River, where you can enjoy a boat cruise admiring a unique aquatic fauna and flora.
Dinner and overnight stay in Masuria

DAY 6 – Olsztyn
Drive to Warsaw for a city sightseeing tour of Olsztyn, the biggest city and capital of Warmia and Masuria region. Olsztyn is famous for its nice Old Town and the gothic castle of Warmian Bishops that once serves as a home for Nicolaus Copernicus.
Dinner and overnight stay in Warsaw

 

DAY 7 – Warsaw – UK
After breakfast departure to airport for return flight home

 

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