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galina25

Need to Plan 7 days sightseeing in Warsaw and Krakaw including outside the cities. Any ideas?

by galina25 »

My husband and I will be in Poland for a week sightseeing vacation with the very - very short notice, that was not planned at all. We love doing a lot of walking.  I am panicing.

Any help will be appreciate it.

 

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Gregory1976

RE: Need to Plan 7 days sightseeing in Warsaw and Krakaw including outside the cities. Any ideas?

by Gregory1976 »

Hi,
very good tour programs are listed at one of the Polish tour operators website - look at http://www.greetingsfrompoland.com/tour/poland-in-a-week-the-southern-face/
It is probably what you are looking for.
 

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galina25

RE: Need to Plan 7 days sightseeing in Warsaw and Krakaw including outside the cities. Any ideas?

by galina25 »

Thank you so much.

 

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Pauline Frommer

RE: Need to Plan 7 days sightseeing in Warsaw and Krakaw including outside the cities. Any ideas?

by Pauline Frommer »

You should give at least 3 days to Krakow and 2 to Warsaw. What with travel between the two, I would simply visit those two cities for the week, and do side trips from both (from Krakow you should visit Auschwitz). I don't think it makes sense to try and add on any other hub cities; you'll enjoy your time more if you don't rush around.

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galina25

RE: Need to Plan 7 days sightseeing in Warsaw and Krakaw including outside the cities. Any ideas?

by galina25 »


Thank you,

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mquartz

RE: Need to Plan 7 days sightseeing in Warsaw and Krakaw including outside the cities. Any ideas?

by mquartz »

Two hugely attractive targets in Warsaw require no "tour" booking or such - just go and enjoy on your own. You can do both in one day, easily, and it will be a very memorable day for you. 

1) Chopin museum (www.mydestinationwarsaw.com/things-to-do/fryderyk-chopin-museum-in-warsaw - closed Mondays). Frederic Chopin is one of Poland's absolute folk heroes (as is Kopernicus!), and even if you're not a classical-music buff, don't miss the museum. The large video displays and other exhibits are fascinating in the way they bring to life cultural and even political history, and whenever you get "museum feet", sit down at one of the many listening stations (with headphones) on the lower floor and indulge in some Mazurkas or Polkas, that will put a pep into your step in no time.

From there, a very short walk away you can pick up the bus that runs along the north-south artery of Aleje Ujazdowskje (ask the attendants at the museum for the bus number, I can't recall it right now) that takes you to

2) ?azienki Park (Polish: Park ?azienkowski or ?azienki Królewskie, details at www.mydestinationwarsaw.com/things-to-do/lazienki-park---the-royal-bath), a wonderful large public park full of trees and ponds and - the main attraction - a number of "royal" buildings, some of which are outfitted like museums and open to the public. 

The only mildly tricky thing about this is where and how to buy the bus ticket, not every stop has a vending automat since most people have a weekly or monthly card. So ask at the hotel or take a taxi. 

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galina25

RE: Need to Plan 7 days sightseeing in Warsaw and Krakaw including outside the cities. Any ideas?

by galina25 »

Thank you so much.

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