Krakow, Warsaw & The Chabowka Steam Festival

Krakow, Warsaw & The Chabowka Steam Festival

Our brand new tour to Poland is centred for the first time around the Parowozjada Steam Festival at Chabowka, with steam excursions including Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains. Add to this an extended stay in beautiful Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mines, fascinating Warsaw and the unique city of Berlin, with a visit to the International Garden Show, for an extended rail and steam adventure.

13 Days From Only £2,295.00

 

DEPARTS

Saturday 12 August 2017

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Return rail to Poland in the class of your choice

  • Tour Berlin, a city with a unique history

  • Visit the International Garden Exhibition

  • Get to know Warsaw on our guided sightseeing tour

  • Visit Sochaczew Railway Museum and ride on its historic train

  • Guided sightseeing tour of charming Krakow

  • Two day ticket to the Parowozjada Festival in Chabowka

  • Guided tour of the Chabowka Open Air Museum

  • Steam excursion to Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains

  • Steam excursion to Mszana Dolna

  • Excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Wieliczka Salt Mines

  • Dinner in Krakow’s Jewish Quarter with live music

  • Experience Wuppertal’s ‘dingle-dangle railway’

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 12 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal, plus two lunches at the festival

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

We depart London St Pancras by Eurostar to Brussels and onwards along the high-speed line to Berlin for three nights at the InterCity Hotel.

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DAY 2

Today begins with a half-day guided sightseeing coach tour of Berlin, which uncovers this unique city's turbulent past. The afternoon is then free to explore independently.

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DAY 3

Every ten years Germany hosts an International Garden Exhibition and 2017 is Berlin's turn. We visit the show today and view garden art, nature and landscape design. Of particular interest in the 'Gardens of the World' exhibition, which showcases garden styles from across the globe.

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DAY 4

Heading eastwards into Poland, we arrive in Warsaw for two nights at the Polonia Palace Hotel. Our introductory guided coach tour of Warsaw features the painstakingly reconstructed Old Town, Cathedral, Lazienki Park and Royal Castle.

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DAY 5

This morning we travel to Sochaczew Railway Museum for a short guided visit, followed by a ride on its heritage narrow-gauge railway, travelling through the Kampinos Forest through the region in which Frederick Chopin was born. The rest of the day is then free to sightsee in Warsaw.

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DAY 6

Our tour of Poland turns south today as we depart for Krakow and five nights at the Mercure Krakow Old Town. On arrival there is free time to explore the nearby Old Town ahead of dinner.

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DAY 7

Our guided tour of Krakow includes a walk along the Royal Way, viewing Wavel Hill, home to the castle in which Polish kings lived, as well as the Cloth Hall and St Mary's Church amidst Europe's largest fully-intact medieval square.

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DAY 8/9

We spend two days at the Parowozjada Festival in Chabowka, with a guided tour of the open air museum in the former locomotive shed, which houses exhibits related to the history of Polish railways. On the tracks there will be a parade of steam, electric and diesel locomotives, wagons and ploughs. In the afternoon of the first day there will be a steam journey to Zakopane in the heart of the Tatra Mountains National Park, whereas on the second day the excursion will take us to Mszana Dolna.

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DAY 10

No visit to Krakow would be complete without a visit to the Salt Mines at Wieliczka, the oldest operational mines in Europe and also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our guided tour uncovers a remarkable underground 'cathedral' with intricate carvings from the salt miners, including a statue of Pope John Paul II, and even an underground post office made from salt. Back in Krakow, our final dinner is taken at a restaurant in the Jewish Quarter with live klezmer music.

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DAY 11-12

We retrace our tracks through Poland and Germany, spending a further night at the InterCity Hotel in Berlin and a night at the InterCity Hotel in Wuppertal, with the opportunity to ride on Wuppertal's suspended railway.

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DAY 13

We depart Wuppertal for Cologne, changing for Brussels to board our Eurostar to London St Pancras.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

HOTEL

InterCity Hotels

Convenient and comfortable 3 and 4 star accommodation across Germany, InterCity Hotels are ideal for rail tours in both location and quality.

 

Polonia Palace Hotel, Warsaw

An upscale 4* hotel well located for central Warsaw. Since its opening in 1913 by Count Konstanty Przezdziecki, the Polonia Palace has survived war and political turmoil with dignity to remain one of Warsaw’s grand hotels.

 

Mercure Old Town, Krakow

A brand new hotel situated in the heart of Krakow within close proximity to the station and just five minutes’ walk from the Old Town itself.

 

FARE

From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel

to and from Poland, including

Standard Eurostar

£2,295

First Class rail travel

To and from Poland, including

Standard Premier Eurostar

£2,745

Single Traveller Supplement

£595


 

12 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal, plus 2 lunches at the Steam Festival

Rail travel to & from Poland in the class of your choice

All excursions and admissions as detailed

 

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

 

GUARANTEED FARE

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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