Save up your zlotys to plunge into Poland, a bit off the beaten Euro path and very Old World. Exeter International will escort you for 8 days on a tour that has won the National Geographic esteemed status “50 Trips of a Lifetime.” The itinerary is split between the capital, Warsaw, and Krakow, both straddling the Vistula, the longest river in the country. Both cities are rich in UNESCO World Heritage medieval sites including the Warsaw Old Town center and Kraków’s Old Town Square, home to about six thousand historic sites and fine examples of Renaissance, Baroque and Goth architecture. There will also be a guided visit to the eternally tragic memorial of Auschwitz.
Top stops will include a visit in Lomianki village to a private family nalewki distillery –killer local herbal vodka. If you recover from this pit stop the one to a glass factory will be a breeze. Get your hands full of flour in a local restaurant during a private Pierogi-making lesson — this national dish is a half-moon dumpling stuffed with minced pork, onions, cottage cheese and secret seasonings. And thrill to a Chopin concert under the stars.
Exeter is offering two in-depth Poland trips in 2012 – both priced at $4,675 (land only, double basis): July 6 – July 13 and September 7-14. Should you happen to be in the ‘hood — Berlin, Prague, Budapest or Vienna — this Poland trip would make for an exceptional offbeat add-on.
For the full itinerary or more details, click on www.exeterinternational.com or call them in Florida at (800) 633-1008.