The Southern Tour

Wrocław – Częstochowa – Kraków – Zakopane

DAY 1 – arrival in Wrocław • short city orientation • overnight.

DAY 2 – morning sightseeing tour of Wrocław including: the original heart of the town on Ostrów Tumski Island and the magnificent Baroque Aula Leopoldina • walk through the Old Town • overnight in Wrocław.

DAY 3 – departure for Kraków • en route stop in Bierkowice – a suburb of Opole, to visit the Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture • lunch at a local inn • drive to Częstochowa to visit Jasna Góra Monastery, home of the Black Madonna Shrine • overnight in Kraków

DAY 4 – morning sightseeing tour of Kraków with Wawel Castle and Cathedral • afternoon visit to Auschwitz–Birkenau • evening walk ough Kazimierz Jewish quarter dinner at a local Jewish restaurant • overnight in Kraków.

DAY 5 – excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine • drive to Zakopane, guided tour of the winter capital of Poland • time for shoping   overnight in Zakopane

DAY 6 – trip to Niedzica to admire a picturesque Gothic and Renaissance castle • drive to Sromowce Niżne, the starting point for a raft trip through the Pieniny Mountains on Dunajec Gorge to Szczawnica • lunch en route • drive back to Zakopane through picturesque mountains • en route stop in Dębno to visit famous 15th century wooden church with rich ornamentation • dinner by a bonfire with Polish highland singing and dancing • overnight in Zakopane.

DAY 7 – departure.