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World War II

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Westerplatte, Gdańsk, Poland – this is where the war began. Poland was tried sorely during the war. Defense battles, then Nazi and Soviet occupation, death camps – everything affected our country and all Poles. This tour is designed for everyone – not only history aficionados, who would like to learn more about the Second World Warand see the places touched by history, but also for those who want to take an unusual tour around Poland, off the beaten track.
Highlights
Warsaw Uprising Museum
Old Town in Warsaw - reconstrued after the war
Wolf's Lair - former Nazi headquaters
the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk
Westerplatte - the place where the first shots of the Second World War were taken
Międzyrzecz fortifications - unique example of bunkers and other military structures
the underground systems of Project Riese in the area of Lower Poland
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Old Town in Kraków
What's included in the price:
Assistance of your personal Tour Consultant. Enjoy your worry-free vacation in Poland! Your dedicated consultant will not only take care of all the bookings but also provide all necessary information about travelling in Poland and share our knowlegde how to spend enjoyable time in Poland.
Licensed local guides in visited cities and museum. We ensure that your guides will be professionals, very eager to share their knowledge and answer every question!
Transportation during the whole tour. Travel around Poland in a comfortable way - in a chauffeured car, minivan or minibus (depending on the number of participants)
Accommodation with breakfasts. Your personal consultant will advise the hotels in each city that will suit your needs and wishes.
Entrance tickets. All necessary entrance tickets will be booked before your arrival to Poland.
Flexibility. If you wish to have this tour organized for a bigger group or you want to change the itinerary we will do everything to fulfill your needs.

Day 1: WARSAW

Poland was the first target of Nazi attack in 1939 – it is where the Second World War began...
Poland faced the most tragic events of the war – the defence fight in 1939, occupation by both the Nazi and the Soviet Union, the Holocaust and two uprisings in Warsaw alone, which resulted in the city being turned into ruins. During this tour you will find out more about that: you will see the place where the first war shots were fired, visit Hitler’s headquaters where he was almost assassinated, and have a chance to pay your respects to the victims of the Holocaust.

Day 3: WARSAW UPRISING MUSEUM

The third day of the tour includes a visit to the Warsaw Uprising Museum. The Warsaw Uprising Museum commemorates the fights of 1944, which resulted in the order to destroy the city...
It holds interactive displays, photographs, video footage and miscellaneous exhibits, all of which make a lasting impression on the visitors. The Museum is located in a former tram power station. Its 2000 metres square of surface split over several levels, leading visitors chronologically through the story of the Uprising. You will have a chance to see what life looked like under Nazi occupation. Different halls focus on various aspects of the Uprising. The main points of interest are the replica of a radio station, and B24 Allied airplane once used to drop supplies for the besieged city.

Day 4: WOLF’S LAIR – LIDZBARK

You leave Warsaw early in the morning and head to the northern part of Poland. There, among the Mazurian forests, the ruins of Hitler’s headquarters are located...
It is a place of great historical significance, because the first attempt on Furher’s life was made here. Wolf’s Lair has been an extraordinary military complex, housing up to 2000 inhabitants. Among other structures, it hosted 2 airports, a power plant and a railway station. During your visit, with an English-speaking guide, you will have a chance to discover the biggest secrets of Hitler’s famous headquarters, where the proceedings of the Second World War were decided. You will spend the night in the hotel in Lidzbark Warminski located in the historical castle.

Day 6: TRICITY

Gdańsk is a special city for Poles. Not only because it is where the first shots of WWII were fired, but also because the city is the cradle of the Solidarity, the nationwide movement which initiated the collapse of communism...
Your trip starts from cape Westerplatte with its monumental statue commemorating the heroic defense of that strategic point. The Polish soldiers held the attack of the German battleship Schlezwig-Holstein back for 7 days. Westerplatte has been recognized as a symbol of valour and courage ever since. While visiting Gdańsk you cannot miss other sights such as Long Market and the Old Town, the famous 15th century Crane, the Neptune Fountain, St Mary’s Church, the Old Town Hall or some historic townhouses. Our professional guide will reveal all the secrets of the beautiful Gdańsk to you.

Day 7: POZNAŃ

Poznań is a city of contrasts – hosting many monuments, some of them as old as from the 11th century, and yet being a metropolis of Great Poland with the modern architecture it entails...
Overnight in Poznań.

Day 9: WROCŁAW

Near the city of Wrocław, the Nazis have built huge underground systems as a part of the plan known as Project Riese...
Their purpose remains a mystery, but they may have been a location of some underground armament factories, or alternative Hitler’s headquarters. We suggest you visit two of them: Włodarz and Osówka. Tourists are amazed by the scale of the Nazi enterprise, all of which was built by prisoners of the concentration camps and at the expense of their lives. In the afternoon, a walk around Wrocław is recommended, preferably including the Cathedral Island (the oldest part of the city) and the Market Square with a renaissance Town Hall. Wrocław is known for its 12 islands and 112 bridges and footbridges connecting them – all within the city.

Day 10: AUSCHWITZ

The name of Auschwitz concentration camp is the symbol of horrific history and the most tragic acts of the Second World War...
It is considered an obligatory destination for every human being.

Day 12: KRAKÓW – WARSAW

On your way back to Warsaw, you will pay a visit to the monastery of Jasna Góra, the principal pilgrimage destination in Poland...
Since the 14th century, the painting of the Black Madonna has been revered, and even now, millions of pilgrims pray for miracles every year. The baroque basilica is a great example of monumental, sacral architecture.
My father and I recently returned from our Ultimate Poland tour and we really cannot express how impressed we were with the RealPoland coordination, staff, accommodations, food, local guides and transportation. The itinerary was filled with visits to key historic and cultural sites along with some fun activities like making our own Polish pottery and a pierogi workshop - admittedly, my father and I still need to work on these skills. The accommodations were top class European standard hotels. Breakfast each day was provided in the hotels and dinners were pre-planned at various interesting restaurants in whichever city or town we happened to be staying. Lunch was on us, this may seem daunting but the tours are arranged so that a convenient lunch break happens in a square or Old Town area with an ample choice of cafes and restaurants. As for the Polish cuisine, don’t expect kielbasa and pierogis for every meal - they like to mix it up for you.

Our original intent for taking the tour was to learn more about our Polish heritage. We asked to add an extra day on the end so that we could visit my great grandparents village - the Real Poland staff took care of everything for us, an extended itinerary with hotel, transportation and a local guide.

I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed the beautiful county of Poland. It's clean, safe and very affordable. Additionally, the staff at RealPoland are amazing - especially all of the "Magdas". If you are considering a trip to Poland and are worried about getting around or finding the right tour I would highly recommend RealPoland they are first class.
Tony – Pennsylvania, USA
Natalia' and Magda's quick responsiveness was tremendous! Overall, my total xperience with Real Poland was excellent. They were helpful during setting up my tour plans, and also very helpful when we had to cancel. Natalia researched my grandfather and found lots of information about him that I did not know. I am satisfied with the work she did and I look forward to traveling to Poland in the future. I hope to visit the area where he was from and maybe meet some of my relatives.
Julie – Washington, USA
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