DAY 1 – arrival in Warsaw. Welcome evening private Chopin music piano concert at the Palace on the Water in Łazienki Park with a glass of sparkling wine during the intermission. Dinner at famous Belvedere restaurant. Overnight in Warsaw.
DAY 2 – morning city tour of Warsaw with visits to places connected with the great composer: Łazienki Park with Chopin Monument. Holy Cross Church, where the urn with Chopin’s heart is deposited. Chopin Salon, where young Chopin lived for 3 years. Ostrogski Castle, now the seat of the Chopin Music Society and Museum with valuable collection of Chopin’s musical manuscripts, correspondence, portraits and memorabilia as well as old drawings, paintings sculptures and medals devoted to Chopin. Lunch in the Old Town. Afternoon visit to Powązki Cemetery with beautiful tombstones dating back to the early 19th century, homage to Chopin’s family members buried there (parents and sister). Overnight in Warsaw.
DAY 3 – full day excursion to the outskirts of Warsaw following Chopin’s footsteps: Żelazowa Wola, Chopin’s birthplace. Brochów, where Chopin’s parents were married and he was baptised. Sanniki, where Chopin used to spend his holidays at Pruszak family palace, now a small museum. Lunch en route at a local inn. Overnight in Warsaw
DAY 4 – departure for Wrocław. En route stop in Antonin, where Chopin stayed twice, now a museum in his honour. Lunch en route. Overnight in Wrocław.
DAY 5 – full day excursion to Duszniki Zdrój, the famous spa and a place where the International Chopin Festival takes place every year. Chopin stayed here and gave a charity concert in 1826. Lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight in Wrocław.
DAY 6 – short city tour of Wrocław. Departure for Kraków. Afternoon city tour of Kraków and overnight.
DAY 7 – departure.
Warsaw City tour
Drive along the Royal Route with its numerous churches, monuments, historic buildings, palaces and the Parliament.
Pay respects at the former Jewish Ghetto monuments, and see the Grand Theatre, the Tomb of the Unknown Solider and Palace of Culture and Science the Soviet “wedding cake” skyscraper.
Łazienki, one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, was founded in 1766 by Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last king of Poland. The Palace on the Water, the royal residence is the most famous building in the complex.
Żelazowa Wola – Frederic Chopin’s birthplace
A 1-hour drive takes you to the picturesque birthplace of the Great Polish Composer.
Polish manor is surrounded by beautiful grounds with hundreds of rare plant
species. The tour of the manor is accompanied by recordings of Chopin’s works. Private concerts available.
Brochów, Arkadia, Nieborów, Łowicz
Brochów, a typical Masovia region village with a
Renaissance Basilica, where Chopin was baptized.
Nieborów has landscaped gardens and a splendid 17th century Baroque palace. Nearby Arkadia Park – boasts Romantic follies such as Diana’s Temple, and Sibyl’s Cave.
In Łowicz, famed for its colourful processions, the open–air museum of local art is worth a visit all year round.
Wroclaw City Tour
Visit to Ostrów Tumski – the oldest part of Wrocław where the episcopate was established in year 1000. See its numerous Gothic churches, the most precious of which, St John the Baptist Cathedral, founded in 1244, has remnants of the first, Romanesque church.
Walk through the Old Town with its beautiful Town Hall erected in 1241, now a museum, and many picturesque Renaissance and Baroque tenement houses.
Stop at Wrocław University with its ornate Baroque Aula Leopolidina constructed in the 18th century, bedecked with paintings, sculpture, and gold-plated stuccoes. Visit to “People’s Hall”, a modernist concert hall by Max Weber (1913), with a capacity of 6000 seats.
A spa famous for its annual August Chopin festivals, commemorating the famous composer’s stay and the charity concert he gave there in 1826.