From Cracow to Warsaw

Cracow - Warsaw

The Vistula River is the longest river in Poland and connects important historical cities in Poland such as Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk. The Queen of Polish rivers is a natural river. It forms a landscape that is found nowhere else in Europe. Its course was hardly regulated. It flows through the entire country from the Beskydy Mountains in the south to Gdańsk in the northern part of Poland. The Vistula River is home to many mammals. Here you can meet the rare otter and numerous beaver and muskrats. But the greatest wealth of the river make its wildlife and first of all birds – here you meet both most types simultaneously as well as rare and endangered bird species. If you would like to get familiar with the wildlife and environment along the Vistula River, we offer an eight-day bike tour from Cracow to Warsaw along the Vistula. On the way we visit ancient and historical sites, e.g. the medieval town of Sandomierz and the Renaissance castle of Baranów. The Vistula flows still in its unregulated river bed. The local nature and bird reserves offer the opportunity to observe wildlife. At the beginning of the trip you have also a detailed sightseeing of Krakow, the so called "Florence of the North".

Poland
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Mindestteilnehmerzahl: 6 Personen
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Itinerary

Individual arrival in Cracow.

In the morning, meeting in the start hotel in Cracow with the polish tour guide. After breakfast a 3-hour city sight-seeing tour in Cracow. We visit Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle where the Polish kings lived since the 11th century and the cathedral where the Polish kings are burried. Afterwards, we visit St. Mary's church with a beautifully carved altar made by Veit Stoss, the Cloth Hall, and the biggest Market Square in this part of Europe. Optional: lunch in the Old Town in Cracow. Afterwards a short transfer to Niepołomice. In the afternoon a bike tour through the Forest Niepołomice to Nowe Brzesko.

After breakfast we cycle from Nowe Brzesko through the countryside, where life goes slowly. We can enjoy the picnic on the riverside and observe wide range of the bird species. In the afternoon we bike through small villages to Zalipie where we visit the Museum of the painted houses. During a coffee and cake break we have a meeting with a local artist (painter). Finally a bus transfer to Baranów Sandomierski where the castle complex represents the Renaissance architecture in Poland and thanks to its rectangular inner courtyard beautifully ornamented with bas-reliefs is called "little Wawel". Dinner in the castle. In the evening a stroll through a beautiful park complex.

After breakfast we visit the Castle in Baranów Sandomierski. Afterwards we cycle along the Vistula River to Sandomierz. This beautiful medieval riverside town was destroyed during thewar and has many fine buildings including a 13th century Dominican Abbey and a 14th century Cathedral, St. Paul's Church, Baroque Benedictine Monastery and the Town Hall. In the afternoon sightseeing in the Old Town and then we explore the 470-m long underground tourist route around the Gothic cellars of local merchants.

After breakfast we cycle through small villages along the Vistula River to Annopol. On the way we relax on the Vistula banks. Interesting observations of nature are possible thanks to many nature birds wildlife sanctuaries. In the afternoon we continue by bike through fields towards Piotrawin or Józefów. The hotel is located near the Vistula River.

After breakfast we go by bike along the Vistula River to Kazimierz Dolny. In the afternoon we visit Kazimierz - a beautiful town on the Vistula River. The town was an important city for export of the Polish corn especially in 17th and 18th century. Many of the former granaries are now hotels and pensions. Kazimierz is a former Jewish city called "stetl" by the Jewish.

After breakfast a transfer by bus to Góra Kalwaria. In the afternoon we cycle along the Vistula River to Warsaw to the group hotel. Check-in in a 4* hotel near the Old Town in Warsaw. Afterwards a one-hour city tour with guide through the lively Old Town in Warsaw. Finally the last farewell dinner at a nice restaurant in the old town in Warsaw.

Individuelle Abreise oder Beginn Ihrer Verlängerung.

Tour character

A bike tour through mostly flat and sometimes hilly terrain. The bike routes mostly do not lead along asphalted roads.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
May 23, 2020 - May 30, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Jul 4, 2020 - Jul 11, 2020
Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 8, 2020
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 5, 2020
Cracow - Warsaw, 8 days, PL-WERKW-08X
Base price
Surcharge sgl room
675.00
170.00

Category: hotels of 3***-level as well as typical hotels

Season 1
May 23, 2020 - May 30, 2020
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020
Jul 4, 2020 - Jul 11, 2020
Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 8, 2020
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 5, 2020
Krakau
extra night p.p. dbl/bb
extra night sgl/bb
Warschau
extra night p.p. dbl/bb
extra night sgl/bb
65.00
90.00
65.00
90.00
Price
7-speed bike
21-speed bike
Electric bike
65.00
65.00
165.00

Services and extras

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Every day a 3 course meal (Cracow and Warsaw just BB)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents
  • German or English speaking guide per bus
  • City tour in Cracow
  • Bus transfer according to the program
  • Service-Hotline

Optional extras:

  • Transfer airport/train station – hotel in Cracow. Price on request.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Cracow train station
  • Cracow airport

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Minimum of participants: 4 people
  • Available identification card is necessary