Renaissance in Poland - large magnates residences / three cultures – Catholic Churches, Eastern Orthodox Churches, Jewish synagogues / UNESCO monuments.Accommodation in historical hotels as following:
- Accommodation in single or double room
- Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Transfers by luxury coach
- Spanish guide for the whole tour
- Admission tickets
Warsaw – Chotynia
Arrival in Warsaw, transfer to „Dwór Chotynia”, dinner and overnight in Dwór Chotynia.
Chotynia – Kozłówka – Lublin – Nałęczów – Kazimierz Dolny
After breakfast trip to Kozłówka – visit to the Zamoyski palace (museum). This baroque palace was erected around 1742 for the Bieliński family, after the design by Józef Fontana (Italian architect), the palace has been owned by the Zamoyski family since 1799 – one of the greatest magnates family of Eastern Poland. Redeveloped 1897-1914 by Konstanty Zamoyski, it has preserved its original Second-Empire-style dcor from the late 19th and early years of 20th century.
Further trip to Lublin. Sightseeing of Lublin Old Town – Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements of architecture. Visit at the Lublin Castle, where we will be able to see Our Lady Chapel , where is located the most valuable Byzantine fresco in Poland.
In the afternoon trip to Spa Naleczow. Walk through the Nałęczów health resort park.
After the walk, transfer to Kazimierz Dolny – a small town, but really incredibly charming, located on the Vistula River. We can find here a beautiful castle, market and Jewish cemetery.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Król Kazimierz, which is located in the historic Renaissance granary, one of the many built at the Vistula river in Kazimierz for river transport services, mainly salt from Krakow to Gdansk. The hotel Król Kazimierz today has a modern interior design.
Kazimierz Dolny – Zamość – Bełżec – Radruż – Sieniawa
After breakfast trip to Zamość – the city at the UNESCO list called in Poland ” North Padua “, which was designed for the Zamoyski family by the Italian Renaissance architect Bernardo Morando. Zamość was modelled on Renaissance theories of the ‘ideal city’.
After sightseeing, further trip to Bełżec – German extermination camp, which was built by the SS with plan to eradicate Polish and Ukrainian Jews. Between 430,000 and 500,000 Jews are believed to have been murdered by the SS at Bełżec in half of a year. Today we will be able to find here the shocking museum -the joint initiative of the Holocaust Museum based in Washington.
After visit at extermination camp trip to Radruż , where is located 16th-century wooden Orthodox church called St. Paraskevi Church. The church was designed as part of the UNESCO Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine.
At the evening dinner and overnight at Sieniawa Palace.
This hotel is based in a classicist palace belonged in the 17th and 19th century to the aristocratic families of Sieniawski and Czartoryski. In the interior of this palace were guests politicians, artists such as Tzar Alexander I and General Tadeusz Kosciuszko.
Sieniawa – Jarosław – Przemyśl – Krasiczyn – Kalwaria Pacławska – Sieniawa
After breakfast at the palace visit at the surrounding Renaissance cities – Jarosław and Przemyśl.
Przemyśl is located on the hills above historic town called San. We will visit the Museum of Pipes and Bells. After visit at museum is planned a lunch at Krasiczyn Castle – one of the largest renaissance residence in Poland, designed by Italian architects.
Landscape tour through Przemyskie Foothills to Kalwaria Pacławska – the main pilgrimage destination in Podkarpacie region. In this wonderful city you will be able to find, among other things, the baroque temple, Catholic shrine of the Virgin Mary and original wooden buildings. On the way we will visit defensive Orthodox Church (the only one in Poland) from the 15th century with byzantine frescoes.
After this return to Sieniawa for a visit to Bolestraszyce where we will visit The fort GW XIII San Rideau of Przemysl, which was built at the turn of 19th and 20th centuries. It was the third building of this kind after Verdun and Antwerp – the defense system in Europe.
Sieniawa – Łańcut – Leżajsk – Baranów Sandomierski – Sandomierz – Ujazd – Chlewiska
After breakfast at the palace trip to Łańcut, where we will visit the baroque palace, beautiful park and coachhouse, which belonged to the Potocki magnate family, and one of the most beautiful synagogue in Poland.
Further trip to Leżajsk – a former Jewish town (at the local Jewish cemetery is located the tomb of one of the most important Hassidic leader in Europe in the 18th century). The grave of a rabbi is visited every year by a lot of Chassidim from all over the world. Visit at the baroque basilica of Bernardine fathers in Leżajsk with one of the most valuable organs in Poland, where is hosted many organ concerts and festivals every year.
After that is planned lunch at Castle Baranów Sandomierski . The Castle was erected at the end of the 16th century in the place of a medieval fortified knightly manor. In the 16 century the castle was sold to Rafał Leszczyński. With its magnificent architecture the Castle is called the “Little Wawel” in reference to the Royal Wawel Castle in Kraków.
Further trip to Sandomierz – a Renaissance city located on the high bank of the Vistula river. We will take a walk in the historic part of Sandomierz – Old Town.
After a walk further trip to Ujazd. In this village we can find the ruins of the Krzyżtopór Castle. This castle was built for the Ossoliński magnates family in the XVII century and up until the time of the build of Palace of Versailles, it was the largest palace residence in Europe.
Landscape tour through the Swietokrzyskie Mountains.
Dinner and overnight at Odrowążów Palace in Chlewiska.
The palace was built for the Chlewicki family in the 15th century and after some time changed the owner to Odrowążów family. Today we can find here the luxury SPA hotel.
Chlewiska – Warszawa
After breakfast at the palace, visit the local historic ironworks and the car museum.
Further travel to Warsaw, sightseeing of the city – Royal Castle, Old Town, Royal Baths, Royal Route, and Warsaw Rising Museum.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel Polonia Palace.
The hotel was built in French style and was created thanks to Konstanty Przeździecki in 1913, (he managed this hotel until World War II). The hotel Polonia Palace was the place of stay and meetings of many famous politicians and artists.
At morning we continue our sightseeing tour in Warsaw: Palace and Park in Wilanów and Palace and Park in Royal Baths. Lunch.
After lunch free time.
Accommodation at Hotel Polonia Palace.
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Chopin Airport. Return flight to Madrid.