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TORUŃ – A Pearl of Northern Gothic

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Discover the city where the sun was stopped / Weekend City Break – 2 DAYS

City located in Northern Poland is the birthplace of the greatest and famous Nicolaus Copernicus. In the Middle Ages Toruń was a prominent trade centre as a member of the Hanseatic League; in Poland is called 'Krakow of the North'. Toruń is the most Gothic urban complex in Poland, one of the most important and crowded tourist centres of unique value, right after Krakow the second richest of original and best preserved historical monuments city in Poland. Numerous museums and other attractions. The whole complex of Toruń Old Quarter, of unique value, measured by world standards, consists of three historical urban sections: Old City (1233), New City (1264) and the Teutonic Knights' Castle (mid. 13th c.). All of them are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The medieval urban and architectonic complex of Toruń has preserved on the whole and constitutes a precious document of tradition and past. The more precious as it is one of the not numerous cities that hasn't been destroyed during the world war II. Toruń is also one of the most important science and cultural centres in Poland with its biggest and oldest university in the North. In 1997 the city became a member of UNESCO List.
Services:
  • Transfer by 20 seaters bus from Gdańsk Airport to Toruń / and from Toruń to Gdańsk Airport
  • 1 x overnight at Spichrz Hotel ***
  • 1 x breakfast buffet at hotel Spichrz
  • 2 x two course lunches in the polish folklore restaurants in Toruń
  • Sightseeing with English speaking guide / Half-day x 2
  • Entries (the Franciscan Saint Marys Church, St John’. Cathedral, Living Museum of the Gingerbread, Town Hall, House of Copernicus)
  • 1 x four courses dinner in the Jan Olbracht Brewery and Restaurant
  • Gingerbread beer tasting
  • Small gifts (gingerbreads)
1st Day

Meeting at the Gdańsk airport with group tour leader. Transfer by bus to Toruń (2 hours transfer).

Arrival to Toruń, check in at the Hotel Spichrz Toruń ***. The unique Hotel Spichrz is located in a granary from 1719, in the centre of Toruń’s Old Town, by the Wisła River and the historic Bridge Gate.

Lunch in Tavern restaurant at hotel, which offers traditional Polish food and guests can enjoy their meal while listening to a folk band.

After lunch we starts our guided tour of the Old Town. At the city tour we will visit the most important sights of the Old Town (dated 1233), including the Town Hall, the House of Copernicus, the famous Leaning Tower, the Franciscan Saint Marys Church (entrance), Star House – the pearl of baroque, Toruń’s oldest church – St John’. Cathedral (entrance) with the biggest Polish medieval bell Tuba Dei, Artus Court, Eskens’ Palace, Dąbski Palace, city walls and towers and medieval granaries. You will also find out about the surprising stories of the Toruń’s infamous donkey, the Raftsman and the Frogs, the beloved doggie Filuś and the cat at the roof looking down at the Old Square  and much more …

After sightseeing we have Gingerbread beer tasting with dinner at local brewery and restaurant with short guided tour of the brewery and presentation.

Back to the hotel, overnight.

2nd Day

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast we continue our program at Living Museum of the Gingerbread with special workshop for all of guests. During this workshop, we will learn how to make a gingerbread yourself!

After a visit at Gingerbread museum we move to lavish interiors of the Town Hall with some impressive paintings, including one by Rembrandt.

During this trip you will also walk up the tower of the Town Hall, which presents a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the city. Not to be missed is of course visiting the House of Copernicus with a typical 15th-century room arrangement and a projection about medieval Toruń. Inside the Eskens’ Palace you will find out more about the history of Toruń, its trade and craft, accompanied by a three-dimensional film.

After completing the tour we have lunch at Gęsia Szyja Inn.

After lunch transfer from Toruń to Gdańsk Airport.

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