18187
Poland

Independent Warsaw and Krakow: Capitals Past and Present

Experience the wonders of Poland as you stroll cobbled paths and enjoy the country’s rich social and cultural history, discovering a trove of museums, monuments and cafes at every turn.
Rating (5)
Program No. 18187 60MEADV-0218
Length
9 days
Starts at
1,649
Flights start at
875

At a Glance

Reduced to rubble during World War II, the city of Warsaw is once again a proud capital following a painstaking restoration and reconstruction made possible by the hard work of the Polish public. Discover this inspiring urban success story firsthand, then move from political capital to cultural capital as you continue the journey amid the impressive art collections and cozy restaurants of Krakow, where a maze of cobblestone alleyways contains the largest concentration of historical monuments and cultural treasures in Poland.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking/standing in cities and museums up to 2.5 hours; cobblestones.
Independent City Discoveries
Independent City Discoveries
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting independent time to explore on your own. Most Independent City Discoveries include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a concert featuring the works of great composer and Polish native son, Frédéric Chopin.
  • With an expert in Krakow, discover the Market Square, where the surroundings have remained unchanged for almost 700 years.
  • Hear a lecture on Jewish Renaissance in Poland, then set off to experience Krakow’s Jewish Kazimierz district and its modern-day renaissance.

General Notes

Give us a call to combine this learning adventure with select dates of "Budapest and Prague: Capital Cities and Jewels of Central Europe" (#21707) for even more learning in Europe! We’ll even transfer you for free between locations.
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Monika Pazera
Monika Pazera was born in Nowa Huta, a district of Krakow. While growing up, she witnessed the degeneration and final years of the communist system in Poland. She studied journalism and Russian studies at Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland. A passionate traveler, she’s especially drawn to Eastern Europe and countries like Russia, Georgia and Armenia.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Julia Lasek
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