Poland at the Heart of Europe
Dive into an adventure of music, architecture, natural wonders and traditional folk culture as you discover what makes Poland’s rich social and artistic history so enduring.
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Program No. 7176RJ
16 days
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At a Glance

A Medieval seaport famous for its grain trade becomes the center of a volatile 20th-century movement that would spark the end of Communism nearly 700 years later. With a rapsheet like that, it’s clear that for centuries, Poland has been reaching from the heart of Europe across the continent to influence art, architecture, politics and commerce. Trace the folkways of Poland’s countryside and the modernity of its cities to discover a nation unto itself.
Activity Level
Terrain includes cobblestones, city streets, uneven ground.
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 ...

  • A piano recital of Polish composer Frederic Chopin recalls the Romantic era.
  • A private visit to a young married couple’s wooden cottage at the base of the former bishop’s castle presents the rich traditions and dishes of the region.
  • Visit the former Hanseatic port of Gdansk and the birthplace of Poland’s 20th-century Solidarity movement.
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Robert Gadek
Robert Gadek graduated from Jagiellonian University in 1995 with a degree in sociolinguistics, and since then served as director of the Judaica Foundation's Center for Jewish Culture in Kraców's Jewish quarter — Kazimierz. He is responsible for programs that strive to introduce Jewish culture to contemporary Poles, but also build bridges between Jews and non-Jews in Poland and on the international level. Since 2004, he has worked as deputy director of the Jewish Culture Festival in Kraców, the world's largest Jewish Festival presenting contemporary Jewish culture to an international audience of some 30,000 persons annually.
Robert Gadek
Magdalena Gubernat
Andrzej Filipiak
Jan Muranty
Annamaria Orla-Bukowska
Jacek Podhorski-Piotrowski
Maria Johann
Jacek Klich
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