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16 Days Spring Taste of Poland Vacation

  • Warsaw - Masuria - Gdansk - Torun - Wroclaw - Krakow - Zakopane - Kazimierz Dolny

Culinary Holidays in Poland

In this holiday, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the incredible land of Poland. Over two weeks you will search for the signs of spring from north to south, see crocuses blooming and find your favorite type of gingerbread. You will also learn how Polish people prepare for Easter, and you may be surprised, it's not all about chocolate there! The tour will start and end in Warsaw for your convenience.

Highlights

  • Taste regional specialties
  • Learn about polish Easter traditions
  • Rejuvenate at Herbarium hotel and spa
  • Walking food tours of Warsaw and Krakow
  • Find your favorite type of gingerbread during gingerbread safari in Torun
  • See crocuses blooming in Zakopane
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 16 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation chosen is a mix of boutique hotels, 5 and 4-star hotels as well as bed and breakfast, and cabins. It's always appropriate to the region visited and to the current season. Every accommodation must pass a comfort-check. The most important thing is to find places that are not only beautiful but also in a right location, safe, clean and comfortable. In Warsaw, enjoy a staying in Rialto Hotel an art-deco themed boutique hotel.

Coupled with a colorful culture and beautiful nature, the trip offers an unique experience off the beaten path.

March 12, Saturday

  • Check in at Hotel Rialto from 14:00 and relax
  • 18:30 - Welcome dinner with alcoholic drinks included.
  • Overnight stay at Hotel Rialto
  • Meals: dinner

March 13, Sunday - Walking food tour of Warsaw

Starting with a breakfast from a bakery, we will continue snacking at various foodie spots around the city and finish early in the afternoon with an after-lunch drink Afternoon at leisure

Dinner at 19:00

Overnight stay at Hotel Rialto

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 14, Monday

  • Check out from the hotel after breakfast and travel to Olsztyn (the capital city of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship) by train
  • Time to refresh followed by a stroll around Olsztyn's Old Town and dinner (featuring locally brewed beer)
  • Overnight stay at Przystan Hotel and Spa
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 15, Tuesday

  • After breakfast we will travel by a private bus around the Masuria region, visiting local food makers and tasting their artisan produce
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight stay at Przystan Hotel and Spa
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 16, Wednesday

  • Breakfast in Olsztyn, lunch in Gdansk
  • In the afternoon, you'll have enough time to relax in the hotel spa (not included in the price), go for a walk or nap in your room
  • 18:30 dinner in a cellar featuring local Pomeranian produce
  • Overnight stay at Dwr Oliwski City Hotel and Spa
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 17, Thursday

  • Early breakfast and an all day tour of the Tri-City: Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot
  • Overnight stay at Dwr Oliwski City Hotel and Spa
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 18, Friday

  • We will leave Gdansk early after breakfast and travel by a private bus to Torun, where we'll have lunch and a gingerbread safari
  • Late afternoon arrival at Herbarium Hotel and Spa followed by dinner
  • Overnight stay at Herbarium Hotel and Spa
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 19, Saturday

  • Travel to Wroclaw by a private bus. Late lunch at a local brewery followed by a nap-break and dinner
  • Overnight stay at PURO Hotel
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 20, Sunday

  • Palm Sunday, day at leisure
  • Pop into any church to see traditional Palm Sunday palms, go on a stroll around the Old Town or spend the day shopping
  • Meet the group at 18:30 for dinner
  • Overnight stay at PURO Hotel
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner

March 21, Monday

  • Welcome the arrival of spring (21st March is officially the first day of spring) in Krakow, where we will travel from Wroclaw by train.
  • Walking tour of Krakow's Old Town and Jewish Quarter
  • Street food and vodka night tour
  • Overnight stay at ApartHotel
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 22, Tuesday

  • We will travel to the foot of Tatra Mountains
  • Zakopane after lunch
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Dinner featuring local specialties at 19:00
  • Overnight stay at Rezydencja Nosalowy Dwor
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 23, Wednesday

  • After breakfast we will go for a hike through Chochoowska Valley which in early spring is filled with crocuses
  • Lunch at the Chocholowska Mountain Hut
  • Local products tasting and souvenir shopping in the afternoon
  • 19:00 dinner
  • Overnight stay at Rezydencja Nosalowy Dwor
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 24, Thursday

  • Travel to Kazimierz Dolny by a private bus
  • We will stop in Lublin for lunch and a walk around the Old Town
  • Overnight stay at Pensjonat Kazimierski
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 25, Friday

  • Day at leisure
  • Overnight stay at Pensjonat Kazimierski
  • Meals: breakfast and dinner

March 26, Saturday

  • Visit to a local church to see the traditional Polish blessing of Easter baskets (wiconka)
  • Travel to Warsaw by a private bus
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Farewell dinner at a surprise location
  • Overnight stay at The Westin Warsaw Hotel
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

March 27, Sunday

  • Check out before 10:00
  • Meals: breakfast

This retreat will take place in Poland, known for its medieval architecture, Jewish heritage and hearty cuisine. In the last 25 years, Poland was transformed beyond recognition. A rich food scene has emerged that hasnt been yet discovered by mainstream tourism. Poland is also Lonely Planet's number 7 Best In Travel 2016 travel destination. Immerse yourself into this adventurous country and discover its culture, food and people through this retreat.

You will experience regional specialties with the best produce and a variety of flavors. You can expect tastings, street food, fine dining, markets, family restaurants - an insider outlook into a local lifestyle.

Exclusions

  • Extra meals and alcoholic beverages are not included in this price.
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • All additional activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All dinners and breakfasts with non-alcoholic beverages
  • All sightseeing and excursions in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Farewell dinner with wine
  • Guarantee of small, private group
  • Lunches (except on free-time days)
  • Polish and English speaking guide services
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages on sightseeing days
  • Special welcome dinner with wine
  • Transport between locations
  • Airfares to and from Poland
  • All other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All personal expenses
  • Extra meals and alcoholic beverages
  • Optional excursions or activities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW).