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Krakow, Wroclaw, Lodz, Warsaw - visit four of Europe’s most compelling cities Discover their turbulent and fascinating history. Enjoy 9 days/8 nights in 3* hotel with good breakfast and paid train transfer between cities just for £ 470 (incl. the travel insurance policy)

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Enjoy 9 days/8 nights in 3* hotel with good breakfast and train transfer between cities just for £ 470 (incl. the travel insurance policy)

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Krakow

Krakow is by far Poland’s biggest draw, and once you arrive it’ll be immediately apparent why. Once the royal capital for 500 years, the city is now a treasure trove of Gothic and Renaissance architecture...

One of central Europe’s jewels; with a history that stretches back to the 10th century. Cathedrals, castles, cafes—and a centuries-old salt mine: everything comes together in this Polish city...

At the stroke of every hour, a melodious trumpeting from St. Mary’s Basilica echoes throughout Krakow’s Old Town, a legacy that dates back seven centuries...

Dive deep into Wesele in Old Town. Mornings are the best time in Europe’s largest medieval square. Overflowing buckets of blooms are hauled to the flower market while pushcarts dispense fresh obwarzanek—a ring-like Polish bagel topped with salt. The square’s centerpiece is the 14th-century, Gothic-style St. Mary’s Basilica, featuring stained glass windows, gilded interiors, and a wonderful choir during the evening service...

Across the square, the 14th-century Cloth Hall now hosts a market selling Polish crafts and curios. Trendy coffees full of lunching locals surround the square’s grand statues and buildings...

Step into Wesele for lunch, where you’ll have a prime view of the bustling square while dining on Polish specialties like pork chops with sauerkraut and fried potatoes, a tangy rye soup with sausages and quail egg...

The seven-mile-long Royal Route was the coronation path of Polish kings and is the main sightseeing artery for many Old Town masterpieces...

The route begins at the foot of Wawel Hill (maps are available on the street along the way) and runs through lively Grodzka Street...

Pause at Saints Peter and Paul’s Church to examine the 12 apostles who adorn its grand frontage. Walk through leafy Jagiellonian University, where Copernicus studied in the 15th century...

The path leads through the main square and St. Florian’s Gate, ending at St. Florian’s Church...

Twenty minutes from the main square lies the historic Jewish district of Kazimierz, which featured prominently in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. Pre-World War II, the area was a buzzing center of Jewish life, with nearly 65,000 residents, six synagogues, and kosher markets...

But after the Nazi occupation, Kazimierz bore the aura of a ghost town for many years. Today, the district has been reinvented as one of Krakow’s trendiest enclaves, full of bohemian caffees, hip bars, and high-energy nightclubs. The district maintains a large part of its Jewish heritage...

One of the most valuable art collections in Europe, the Czartoryski Museum includes a bit of everything: masterpieces of European painting, sculpture, applied arts, Egyptian artifacts, Far Eastern art, Polish historical memorabilia, priceless books and documents from the Czartoryski Library...

Above: Izabela Czartoryska, Polish princess, She was the founder of Poland's first museum, the Czartoryski Museum

You will enjoy your stay in Krakow with Travel Dream Club.

Nice, comfortable hotel, you'll tuck into a sumptuous breakfast each morning of your stay, giving you all the energy needed till lunch to take on this cultural gem!

Next Stop:

Wroclaw

Wrocław ‘s past is unbelievably complex, and over the last 1,000 years it has come under the control of eight different kingdoms and empires.

Under the Hapsburg Monarchy in the Early Modern Age Wroclaw gained much of its Baroque architecture and cultural institutions like a university that has produced nine Nobel prize winners.

You might also hear Wroclaw described as “Poland’s Venice”, as the Oder River breaks off into separate arms, crossed by more than 100 bridges.

Frederick the Great chose this Baroque palace as his residence after Prussia took over Silesia in the 1740s.

Over the next century each Prussian king would make extensions and add his own touches, from Rococo to Neoclassical and Neo-Renaissance.

You can get up to speed on the complicated 1,000-year history of the city, ponder a wealth of artefacts and view the palace’s sublime interiors.

The Market Square and Cathedral Island in Old Town have to be your priorities, but Wrocław will also reward people who just want to wander and see in this wonderful city.

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Lodz

Lodz was once a small village that first appears in written records in 1332. In 1423 it was granted town rights, but it still remained a rather small and insubstantial town. It was the property of Kuiavian bishops until the end of the XVIII-th century, when Lodz passed to Prussia as a result of the second partition of Poland. After spending about ten years within the borders of the independent Duchy of Warsaw, the city joined the Russian-controlled Polish Kingdom.

The XIX-th century brought with it constant industrial development for Lodz. The first cotton mill was opened in 1825 and soon the city grew into being the most powerful textile centre in the Russian Empire. Workers came from all over Europe, creating a multinational population with three dominating groups: Poles, Jews and Germans...

It is the second largest Polish city, and has its own unique atmosphere. It is also sometimes known as the Polish Manchester due to its size and the fame of the textile industry that developed there in the XIX-th century.

Unreasonably overlooked, Lodz is worth a visit and definitely deserves promotion. It features fine Art Nouveau architecture, a rowdy nightlife and the most famous Polish film school. A visit to Lodz will undoubtedly leave you with memorable impressions and a better understanding of Poland.

Next Stop:

Warsaw

Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. Rather than being centred on an old market square, modern-day Warsaw is spread across a broad area and includes an eye-catching range of architecture: restored baroque, Gothic, neoclassical and Renaissance in the Old and New Towns; gems of the post-WWII socialist realist period.

This jumble reflects the city’s tumultuous past and makes for a fascinating collection of neighbourhoods and landmarks.

As the royal capital for several centuries, Warsaw is blessed with the beautiful palace and parklands at Wilanów, aptly described as Poland's Versailles, and the park and serene Palace on the Isle of Łazienki. Greenery also abounds at the central Saxon Garden, Krasiński Garden and the rooftop garden of the University Library. Not to be missed is a stroll beside the Vistula River: on the west bank runs the Vistulan Boulevard, a contemporary promenade dotted with waterside bars and cafes, while on the eastern Praga side nature holds sway with meandering, wooded pathways leading to sandy beaches.

At 237 metres the Palace of Culture and Science is the tallest building in Poland, and on its 42 floors are four theatres, a multi-screen cinema, two museums, the 3,000-seater Congress Hall, government offices, academic institutions and private companies.

Taking cues from Art Deco skyscrapers and Polish Historicism, this immense Stalinist complex was a ‘gift from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland’ in 1955

Your 9 days, 8 night Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Krakow, start to enjoy your holiday and stay overnight.

- Day 2: Your second day in Krakow and stay overnight.

- Day 3: After hotel check-out you will board a train to Wroclaw. Enjoy your afternoon, evening and stay overnight

- Day 4: Your second day to explore Wroclaw and stay overnight.

- Day 5: After hotel check-out you will board a train to Lodz. Enjoy your afternoon, evening and stay overnight

- Day 6: Your second day to explore Lodz and stay overnight.

- Day 7: After hotel check-out you will board a train to Warsaw. Enjoy your afternoon, evening and stay overnight

- Day 8: Your second day to explore Warsaw and stay overnight.

- Day 9: After hotel check-out you will have your time in Warsaw before you go back home.

*The price of 3* hotel with good breakfast and private bathroom is based on a double room, so you will need to buy a trip for two.

*Please, contact Travel Dream Club and we will offer a good option for Solo Travelers: ask@traveldreamclub.uk

*If you want to change (increase or decrease) amount of days/nights to stay, please, contact us: ask@traveldreamclub.uk . We are happy to make your holiday planned by your desire

*Travel Dream Club will provide you with a travel guide with a description of routes and historical places, as well as a “package of tips” from experienced travelers and you will have your holiday enjoyable and planned by your desire.

* You can change the dates of your holiday before full coordination of details and completed travel documents.

*No cancellation after full coordination of details and completed travel documents. Changes are possible, subject to availability.

* Refund before final approval of documents guaranteed.

*Below you see how your double room,with private bathroom in 3* hotel with good breakfast, may look like:

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