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.
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Program No. 18187RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
1,399
Flights start at
850
Getting There
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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
Active
Walking/standing in cities and museums up to 2.5 hours; cobblestones.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

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 the life of Polish Jews before and after the war, then set off to experience Krakow’s Jewish Kazimierz district and its modern-day renaissance.

General Notes

Included in the Program Only Price: Seven nights hotel accommodation, breakfasts during the program, two dinners and one lunch, six lectures by local experts, two escorted field trips, detailed outlines for four self-directed excursions, substantial free time. Not included: Airport transfers.
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Barbara Nowak
Barbara Nowak was born in Krakow, Poland, where she graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry at the Jagillonian University and worked as a chemist at the university for nearly a decade. Barbara’s love of art history, languages and her native Krakow influenced her to become an expert leading travel adventures on subjects ranging from Polish to European art.
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Barbara Nowak
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