Poland and the Ukraine Tours & Travel | September 2021

26 Days
Category:
  • Malbork-Castle
  • View-of-Town-Square-Warsaw
  • Salt-mine-Poland
  • Warsaw-Square
  • Auschwitz
  • Market-square
  • Poland-Gdansk-coffee
  • Poland-Gdansk-baltic-boat
  • Poland-Gdansk-night
  • Lviv-converted-street-tram
  • Lvov-street-scene
  • Poland-Gdansk-Vistula-River-harbour
  • Chernobyl-nuclear-power-plant-sarcophagus
  • House-of-Chimeras-Kiev-Ukraine

Poland, about half the size of France, has 7 bordering countries and the Baltic Sea on her north. Her borders have changed many times over the years, however, the original state started in 966AD when a Slavic tribe called the Polans, established rule. Ukraine has been left off the traveller’s list for too long. There are many reasons to visit including her beautiful cities, towns and villages and her culture of writers, painters, song and dance, food, architecture and religion.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. The beautiful cities of Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Poznan, Wroclaw and Krakow
  2. Learning the history of this tumultuous region – where borders changed regularly
  3. The region’s music, art and literature
  4. Dinner in a Gdansk square – Poland’s gothic city on the Baltic
  5. The Ukraine cities of Lvov and Kiev, two stunning destinations with many places of interest
  6. Ukraine’s countryside – undulating, fertile farmland as far as the eye can see
  7. Warsaw’s totally restored, UNESCO-listed Old Town

 

DEPARTURE DATE
13 September 2021
DURATION 26 days
TOUR COST $12,390
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$2,150 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
Experienced English speaking local tour guide

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Private tours depart with minimum of 4 clients
  • Land only packages available
  • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
  • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
  • To register your interest in a private tour, a deposit of $250 per person and a completed booking form are required

Poland, about half the size of France, has 7 bordering countries and the Baltic Sea on her north. Her borders have changed many times over the years, however, the original state started in 966AD when a Slavic tribe called the Polans, established rule. In 1939 Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany and suffered greatly when more than 6 million people were killed – over half being Jews. After the War, Poland remained a communist Eastern Block state with close ties to Russia. The solidarity movement which ended with Lech Walesa becoming president means that today, Poland is a democratic nation. It is considered one of the most ethnically homogeneous nations on the planet with 97% of the population being and speaking Polish. It’s known for beautiful towns and villages, cosmopolitan cities, green rolling hills and freezing winters. Thankfully summers and shoulder seasons are quite pleasant.

Ukraine also has 7 bordering countries and is a land-locked nation. Her landscape is mainly fertile plains which is the main reason that other powers over the years have coveted the region. In medieval times, the region fell under the Lithuanian and Polish rule. Like Poland, her borders have also changed dramatically over time. Cossacks established the state un the mid 17th Century and allied strongly with Russia. After WWI and the Russian Revolution, Ukraine eventually became part of the Soviet Union. Parliament declared independence in 1991. Ukraine has been left off the traveller’s list for too long. There are many reasons to visit including her beautiful cities, towns and villages and her culture of writers, painters, song and dance, food, architecture and religion.

You’ll love the rolling green hills and mountain scenery, as you drive and train through stunning sections of the country. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. The beautiful cities of Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Poznan, Wroclaw and Krakow
  2. Learning the history of this tumultuous region – where borders changed regularly
  3. The region’s music, art and literature
  4. Dinner in a Gdansk square – Poland’s gothic city on the Baltic
  5. The Ukraine cities of Lvov and Kiev, two stunning destinations with many places of interest
  6. Ukraine’s countryside – undulating, fertile farmland as far as the eye can see
  7. Warsaw’s totally restored, UNESCO-listed Old Town