Poland – Liberal Arts & Science

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Length

11 days

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Destinations

Warsaw, Gdansk & Krakow

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 9 Nights of 3 Star Hotel Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Classroom Space (1 hour session in each city)

Program highlights

  • Museum of Warsaw Uprising
  • Łazienki Królewskie Museum
  • Warsaw Ghetto
  • European Solidarity Centre
  • Nowa Huta Excursion
  • Auschwitz Camps & Museum
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Local University Visit

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure – Sunday, May 16

  • Depart Home for Warsaw, Poland

Day 2 – Warsaw – Monday, May 17

  • Arrive in Warsaw, Poland
  • Airport Transfer – Private Bus
  • Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Warsaw Old
    Town – A city that suffered tremendous losses over the last 100 years. Come and see how it rose like a phoenix from the ashes: experience the invincible spirit of Warsaw and learn about the heroism of its people. Royal Castle, Main Market Square, city walls and Barbican, Monument of Warsaw Uprising and more…
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Warsaw – Tuesday, May 18

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Museum of Warsaw Uprising – This interactive museum commemorates the largest underground combat operation in German-occupied Europe during World War II. The 1944 Warsaw Uprising changed forever the face of the Polish capital.
  • Lunch Break
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity – Our scavenger hunts are fun team-building activities that use witty, funny questions and creativity to bring out the best in your group and interact with locals.

Day 4 – Warsaw – Wednesday, May 19

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Łazienki Królewskie Museum – The Royal Łazienki are open daily to visitors from all over the world, who can admire the unique collection of paintings and sculptures amassed by the last Polish king, both in the palace interiors and in the gardens. This former royal residence is also one of the most elegant and prestigious venues in Warsaw frequented by prominent politicians, scholars, representatives of the arts, as well as royal couples and crowned heads.
  • Lunch Break
  • Warsaw Ghetto – The Warsaw ghetto uprising was a violent revolt that occurred from April 19 to May 16, 1943, during World War II. Residents of the Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, Poland, staged the armed revolt to prevent deportations to Nazi-run extermination camps.
  • Chopin Point – Enjoy a concert in a place where Chopin did actually play. Chopin: “We use sounds to make music just as we use words to make a language.”

Day 5 – Gdansk – Thursday, May 20

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train Transfer to Gdansk (approx. 3 hours)
  • Check-in & Refresh – Lunch Break
  • Solidarity Walking Tour of Gdansk – Two of the watershed moments of the 20th century were the Second World War and the collapse of communism. Gdańsk is the city in Europe where both of these events began. HQ of communist secret services, HQ of communist party,
    monument of the fallen shipyard, historic Health & Safety building and more…

Day 6 – Gdansk – Friday, May 21

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • European Solidarity Centre – The ECS is a state-of-the-art cultural institution that honours the greatest civic success—the victorious Solidarity movement. It is a museum that commemorates the revolution of Solidarity and the fall of communism in Europe, but it is also an educational, research and academic centre, an archive, library and multimedia library.
  • Lunch Break
  • Optional Tour Gdansk Soccer Stadium
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion

Day 7 – Krakow – Saturday, May 22

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train Transfer to Krakow (approx. 5 hours)
  • Lunch Break
  • Nowa Huta Excursion – Nowa Huta was a place that had to realise Joseph Stalin’s vision of a communist utopia and help him to win the Cold War. An ideal communist city, monumental and grand was built in a country that had just started to raise itself from the rubble of World War II. But, for the Communist Party, the costs of its construction
    were meaningless. Tangible proof of communist power was the only thing that mattered. This ideal city, where religion was replaced with communist propaganda was supposed to be inhabited by ideal communist citizens: Homo Sovieticus. Discover the story of a heroic struggle of Polish workers, initiators of great strikes and protests that eventually started the fall of a Communist Block, and the beginnings of the biggest social movement of all times – Solidarity

Day 8 – Krakow – Sunday, May 23

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Auschwitz Camps & Museum – Auschwitz was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers. Over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives here. The post-camp relics are protected by the Museum created in 1947.
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine – Discover an underground city of salt.
  • Return to Krakow

Day 9 – Krakow – Monday, May 24

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Krakow Old
    Town – Kraków’s Old Town survived the Second World War, so you’re able to feel the ambiance of the days when it used to be the capital of Europe’s largest country.
  • Lunch Break
  • Lecture at Local University – Guest speaker to be confirmed

Day 10 – Warsaw – Tuesday, May 25

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Warsaw (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • Structured Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 11 – Return – Wednesday, May 26

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer – Private Bus
  • Depart Warsaw, Poland for Home

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