Liberation Route places in Poland
Poland was the first country that Hitler invaded by using military action on 01 September 1939 and starting the World War II. On 17 September, 1939 the Soviet Union invaded Poland from the east.
You invite you discover the Polish sites of World War II with our 11 -days itinerary.
- Start: Gdansk
- End: Krakow
According to you flight schedule, you can start your program in any city in Poland
Itinerary – 11 days
Day 1 Gdansk
- Arrival Gdansk
- After warm welcome transfer to your hotel
Day 2 Gdansk – Gdynia – Sopot
- After breakfast City Tour of Gdansk: visit Westerplatte – The exact location of the first battle of World War 2 . Visit Old Town Gdansk, St. Mary’s Church, City Hall, Golden and Green Gates, Neptune Fountain, Long Street.
- Visit Polish Post Museum
- Visit the Museum of the Second World War
- overnight in Gdańsk
Day 3 Gdansk – Sztutowo- Kętrzyn
- After breakfast transfer to Sztutowo/ Stutthof – 50 km
- Visit Stutthof Musuem
- Transfer to Kętrzyn -200 km
- An overnight stay at your hotel in Ketrzyn
Day 4 Ketrzyn – Warsaw
- After breakfast visit Wolfsschanze –Wolf’s Lair. This tour brings you closer to an almost unknown site of World War. Visit to the Adolf Hilter’s war headquarters. It’s a hidden town in the woods consisting of 200 buildings: shelters, barracks, 2 airports, a power station, a railway station, air-conditioners, water supplies, heat-generating plants and two teleprinters. In 1944 more than 2000 people lived here.
- Transfer to Warsaw – ab. 260 km
- An overnight stay at your hotel 4* in Warsaw
Day 5 Warsaw
- After breakfast Guided tour of Warsaw
Enjoy a tour of Warsaw to introduce the highlights of the city: the Old Town with a lovely Market Square and the Barbican, the majestic Royal Castle
- Drive the Royal Route with Presidential Palace, the Tomb of Unknown Soldier, the Holy Cross church with the heart of Chopin buried there, and walk around the Lazienki Park with its famous Chopin Monument and Palace on the Water.
- In the afternoon – visit Warsaw Rising Museum – This interactive museum really is a „must-see” for any visitors who want to understand Warsaw, and Poland’s, tragic history during WW2
- Overnight in Warsaw
Day 6 Warsaw
- After breakfast Jewish Warsaw City Tour -tour to the Memorial Route of Jewish Martyrdom and Struggle.
- We start from visiting remnants of ghetto walls, still preserved in one of the courtyards. Then we visit the former ghetto area to see the monument to heroes of Warsaw ghetto, Umschlagplatz memorial. This memorial stands on the former muster point for the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto. In the 1942 and 1943, more than 300,000 were taken from here to the death camp at Treblinka.
- Sightseeing tour including also Mila 18, Nozyk Synagogue (only one that survived WW II) , Janusz Korczak Monument Jewish cemetery at Okopowa street – the largest Jewish cemetery in the world
- Visit the Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Day 7 Lublin – Kazimierz Dolny – Krakow
- After breakfast transfer to Lublin – 178 km / eventually stop in Polish Nobility Palace housing now the museum of Social Realism; Lubartow – Jewish cemetery/
- Visit the best preserved Nazi concentration camp of the Holocaust – Majdanek Camp. Visit to block houses, a gas chamber and crematory.
- Sightseeing Lublin: Old town, former Jewish quarter, oldest Jewish Cemetery in Poland – the Old Kirkut, building of the pre-war Academy of the Lublin Sages and the Synagogue of the Chevra Nossim Funeral Society.
- An overnight stay at your hotel 4* in Lublin.
Day 8 Lublin – Kazimierz Dolny – Kraków
- Transfer to Krakow – 308 km
- Stop in Kazimierz Dolny- beautiful and littlie town visit the Synagogue at Maly Rynek and market square
- Transfer to Krakow
- An overnight stay at your hotel 4* in Krakow
Day 9 Krakow
- After breakfast – Enjoy Krakow City Tour and discover the richest history of the former capital of Poland the Unesco -listed monuments of Krakow oldest district, The Royal Route and the Wawel Castle, St Peter and Paul’s Church, St Mary’s Basilica, Cloth Hall
- Visit Kazimierz Jewish Quarter, including: The Altshul –the oldest synagogue in Poland, The Remuh Synagogue with Jewish Cemetery, Adler’s Pharmacy and Oskar Schindler Factory Museum.
- Visit Plaszow Camp – the former Nazi labour camp.
- Overnight in Krakow
Day 10 Krakow – Oświęcim- Wieliczka
- Leave Krakow for a morning to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine Museum and Auchwitz Birkenau Musuem.
- The historic Salt Mine Wieliczka is the only mine construction in the world that works steadily from the Middle Ages to our times. It is listed at UNESCO World Heritage List.
- Auschwitz-Birkenau – a witness to one of the greatest crime in human history. Since 1979 the biggest Nazi concentration camp is listed at UNESCO World Heritage List. The concentration camp is being constantly visited by tourists from all over the world.
- An overnight stay at your hotel 4* in Krakow.
Day 11 Krakow departure
- Transfer to airport
The above schedule is to be considered as an example. Should you be interested, we will prepare an individual offer adapted to your preferred dates, standard of hotel, number of people, all according to your wishes, preferences and financial requirements.