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Sightseeing the most beautiful places in Poland connected with Katarzyna Jagiellonka (Catariina Jagellonica – princess of Poland and Finland and Queen of Sweden) & Jan Waza (Juhana III Vasa - prince of Finland and King of Sweden) such as: Gdańsk, Toruń , Kraków, Sandomierz, Baranów Sandomerski, Dębno, Niepołomice and Wieliczka Salt Mine.


1st  DAY 
Arrival in Gdańsk short guided tour via Old Town . Apart of Kraków,Gdańsk’s Main and Old Town is the richest complex of historical monuments in . The Main Town , situated on the left bank of MotławaRiver is particularly rich in architectural monuments. The main thoroughfare is ulica Długa (Long Street) and Długi Targ (Long Market) also called Royal Way in memory of the Polish Kings who took this route to enter the city. Walk via one of the most beautiful streets in Europe, it begins with the Golden Gate . Nearby stands the late baroque Uphagen House, now the Gdańsk Museum of Merchant House Interiors. Further on is the Main Town Hall . We reach the Long Market, surrounded by Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses. On the left is Arthur’s Court. In front of Arthur’s Hall you will find the 17th century Neptune Fountain. 
Diner in the hotel.

2nd  DAY
After breakfast trip to Toruń . Toruń is one of the most important historic cities in Europe . It is also one of the most beautiful towns in with impressive Gothic towers, walls and donjons reflecting in the wide Vistula river. It has retained much of its medieval atmosphere and in 1997 was included in UNESCO's World Heritage List. The city is also known for its gingerbread, the tastiest in , Nicolaus CopernicusUniversity , continuing the tradition of Stefan Batory University in Vilno, and the complex of 19th century fortifications encircling the city, a rarity on European scale. Toruń cathedral of saint John the Baptiser and saint John the Evangelist is the oldest gothic church in the Land of Chełmno, the beginnings of which are connected with the moment of granting Toruń the City Rights in 1233. The building of the church started shortly after translocation of the city to its present location (1233-1236). At first the choir was built and the main aisle followed. In late 13th century, a three-aisle church, which was lower and narrower than the present church, was built. In 14th and 15th century the church was enlarged. The interior is decorated mainly in baroque style. A gothic 13th century font in which Nicolaus Copernicus was baptized can still be found in the church. Saint Jacob church is one of the biggest and most beautiful gothic churches in . It was built in 14th century and was a municipal church for the New Town of Toruń. Its building started in 1309 as certifies a gothic inscription on yellow and green glazed bricks placed around the choir. The church was finished in 1350. Its basilica construction (side aisles are lower than the main aisle) is unique among Toruń 's gothic churches. Its construction utilizes supporting arches that transfer the pressure of the roof and ceiling to the supports of side aisles. This church is decorated with numerous pinnacles, blind windows and glazed bricks. The tower is 49 m high, and its double saddle roof comes from the second half of the 15th century. The interior was whitewashed in the Lutheran period (1557-1667), and partially restored in the 1930s. Equipment mainly comes from the 18th century - two gothic figures of Saint Mary and several medieval crosses from the former Dominican church were also preserved. 
Overnight and dinner in Toruń. 


3rd  DAY
After breakfast trip to Warszawa. Arrival in Warszawa, half day guided tour via Old Town– the capital of which is the meeting place for politicians, economists and artists of all nationalities. The scenicOld Town and its Market Square, Royal Castle , Column of King Sigismund III Vaza (son of Catariina Jagiellonica and Juhana III Vasa),St. John’s Cathedral and St. Anna’s church attracts artists and tourists. Warszawa offers a variety of entertainment: theatre, performances, cabaret shows film festivals as well as concerts by famous opera soloists, pop-music stars and classical music performers. You will have also the opportunity to fill the atmosphere of Warszawa by night. Dinner in the hotel.   

4th  DAY 
After breakfast half day sightseeing The Royal Łazienki Park - a late 18th century Classicist Park and palace located in the centre of Warszawa. The complex consists of a 180-thousand-acre park with old trees and numerous ponds as well as high-class historical buildings. The park owes its sublime design to the aesthetic taste of 's last king, Stanisław August Poniatowski, who located his summer residence - the Palace on the Isle - in this place. Lunch  in the restaurant in theOld Town . 
After lunch transfer to Kazimierz nad Wisłą.

5th DAY 
After breakfast trip to Sandomierz and sightseeing an ancient town situated on the Sandomierz Plateau overlooking the Vistula River near the confluence of the River San. There were settlements already in prehistoric times (8th century). The town developed rapidly thanks to its good location at a communication land and waterway crossroads. Our walk about this unique town is the best to begun with the panorama as viewed from the Vistula River , or from the tower of the city gate known as the Brama Opatowska. Next we head for theMarket Square (Rynek). In the centre of the market place stands the 14th century Gothic Town Hall , with later Renaissance additions. Its ground floor houses the Regional Museum collection and its sement a period coffee-house. The Cathedral is the town's most impressive religious edifice, founded in 1380 by King Kazimierz the Great. Its interior has rare polychromatic decorations by Ruthenian masters. The house of Jan Długosz, the 15th century chronicler, may be reached by a little street of the same name. The brick edifice was once a priests' house, and now contains the religious art collection of the diocesan museum. Sandomierz also has a subterranean system of corridors made by miners, now offering unusual 400-metre visitors' promenade.
In the afternoon trip to Baranów Sandomierski and visiting a perfectly preserved, sumptuous late-renaissance magnate residence from the turn of the 16th century. It has four corner towers and a lovely courtyard with two-storied arcades that looks very Italianesque with their slender columns supporting graceful arches. The palace houses a museum of interiors and a hotel. It is set in a pleasant, well kept park with flower terraces and fountains.
Dinner and overnight in the Castle in Baranów Sandomierski.
  
6th DAY  
After breakfast  trip to Krakow via Dębno. The castle in Dębno is ’s only 15th century knightly residence in such a good condition, with late Gothic and early-Renaissance architecture. A deep moat and an impressive park with ancient trees surround the castle. The impressive interiors of the castle include the former Knights’ Hall, the chapel, and Treasury.  
In the afternoon departure for a guided tour in Wieliczka Salt Mine – one of the most ancient mines in the world. It has been operating since the 13th century with no intermissions. In 1978, it was listed as UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. The tourist route open for visitors connects three levels, and reaches 135 meters under the surface. Besides the Tourist Route, the underground passages and chambers house the Kraków Salt-Works Museum , one of the largest mining-related museums in Europe . 
Dinner in the restaurant in Old Town in Kraków with performance of Court Ballet group. 
Overnight in Hotel in Kraków

7th DAY  
After breakfast guided tour of Kraków (city from where Katarina started her way to to Turku – called finnish Krakow), including entrance to Wawel Castle (The Polish Acropolis. Originally Romanesque, later Gothic, the castle is mostly a Renaissance construction in its present form), Collegium Maius (the oldest preserved building of the Jagiellonian University, founded by The Royal Act at 12th May 1364, dates back to the early 15th century. The museum’s rich collection includes objects related to Nicolas Copernicus, who studied at the Krakow Academy, old Arabian astronomic instruments, including famous early-16th century globe with a representation of America), Collegium Novum and Cloth Hall – Sukiennice.  Sightseeing Czartoryskich Museum with famous Jagiellonian and Vasa room. Entrance to church of St. ’s Peter and Paul. Farewell dinner and knight performance in Niepołomice (the most favourable place of Katariina Jagiellonica). 
Overnight in Hotel in Kraków.

8th DAY 
After breakfast – departure.








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