Day 1 – Arrival in Warsaw. Lunch at the local restaurant. Panoramic sightseeing of Warsaw including famous landmarks, statues, aristocratic residences and historic churches along the Royal Route. Craft beer tour in the afternoon – opportunity to learn about the brewing process, different types of beer and culture of beer drinking in Poland. Overnight in Warsaw.
Day 2 – Departure for Poznan. Lunch en-route. Arrival in Poznan. Dinner with beer tasting at “Brovaria” micro-brewery and restaurant. Overnight in Poznan.
Day 3 – Morning tour of Poznan – one of the oldest cities in Poland, including visit to the Cathedral with the altar dating back to 1512, the Old Town Market Square and the Town Hall. After the city tour continue with the visit to “Lech” Brewery – one of the largest in Poland. After the visit departure for Wrocław. Overnight in Wrocław.
Day 4 – Morning tour of Wroclaw including visit to Ostrów Tumski – the oldest part of the city. Continue the tour to admire numerous Gothic churches, beautiful old town with the Town Hall built in 1241 and other historic buildings. One of them is the Baroque Aula Leopoldina dating back to 18th century and housing unique paintings, sculptures and gold-plated stuccoes. Dinner at “Spiż” Restaurant and Mini-Brewery. Brewery tour and beer tasting after dinner. Overnight in Wroclaw.
Day 5 – Drive to Tychy – the city best known for “Tyskie” Brewery – the largest in Poland. Visit to the brewery, built in 1629, producing eight million hectolitres of beer. After the tour, continue to Krakow. Afternoon tour of Krakow including visit to the Market Square – one of the largest in Europe with the Cloth Hall dating back to 13th century housing the largest collection of Polish paintings, St. Mary’s Church dating back to 1221 and the Jagiellonian University, the second oldest university in Central Europe. Overnight in Krakow.
Day 6 – After breakfast drive to Żywiec – a small town in the mountains near the Slovak border. En-route stop at Międzybrodzie Żywieckie. Funicular to Żar Mountain (761m a.s.l.) with pumped storage power plant on the top and exceptionally picturesque panoramic view of the surrounding area. Tour of “Żywiec” brewing and bottling plant with beer producing traditions going back to the 14th century. During the tour possibility to taste one of the most popular beers in Poland. Return to Krakow. Farwell dinner at Lubicz Brewery. Overnight in Krakow.
Day 7 – Morning excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine with beautiful chapels made of salt, crystal-like grottos and underground lakes at an average depth of 130m below the ground. After the tour of Wieliczka visit to Cistercian Monastery Brewery in Szczyrzyc dating back to 17th century. Lunch with beer tasting at the local restaurant and mini-brewery. Departure transfer to Balice airport.
Poznań is one of the oldest towns in Poland and the first capital. The first cathedral was founded in 986 on Tumski Island. Pride of place in the cathedral is given to the Mieszko I tomb and the enormous Gothic altar dating from 1512. In the Old Market Square the majority of buildings date back to the 15th century. The Town Hall, founded in the 13th century. Has one of the most precious Renaissance interiors in Northern Europe.
A small town in the mountains near the Slovak border. Tour of the “Żywiec” brewing and bottling plant with beer producing traditions going back to the 14th century. During the tour possibility to taste one of the most popular beers in Poland.
Visit in Tychy brewery, where ‘Tyskie’ beer has been brewing continuously for four centuries now. You will visit a Museum of Brewery! In its beautiful, historic interiors, a display full of enthralling stories of Tychy Brewery awaits you. The brewery is considered not only an architectural jewel, but also a modern production plant. See for yourself how ‘Tychy Gold’ is brewed– from the brewing stage to bottling. The highlight of the tour is a tasting of freshly brewed 14-days Tyskie Gronie in a historical pub. Książęca school tasting is a workshop, during which the cervesario, a beer expert, presents the art of beer tasting. One of the elements of this art is the technique of tasting, which allows you to discover the depth of taste and diversity of aromas.