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Discovering Poland’s Unspoiled Culture


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The many great sites in Poland available to touring travelers.

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Learn how this capital city was reborn after WWII.  See what remains of the Warsaw Ghetto where Jews fought to resist the German forces.

Visit the Wilanów Palace to view portraits of Polish monarchs and see where they entertained guests during the 15th and 16th centuries. In 1805, it became one of the first museums in Poland.



A charming old world city famous for its well-preserved town center. Visit the Market Square, St. Mary’s Church and the university as well as Wawel Castle, the former residence of Polish kings. 

Stroll the quaint side streets of Krakow, have a coffee in one of the largest squares in Europe or walk along the river for views of the new sections of the city. Visit the Schindler Museum. 

Stop in Czestochowa, which is near Krakow, and learn why it’s considered the spiritual capital of Poland. Visit the Jasna Gora Monastery and witness the Black Madonna.  The Black Madonna is world-renowned with more than five million pilgrims flocking yearly to its location to pay their respects.  



Explore the poignant history of Auschwitz to learn about the prison and many of the hardships that occurred within those walls.



Explore this large and ethnically diverse city. It could be the only location to find a Stare Miasto (Old Town) with a Synagogue, a Lutheran church, a Roman Catholic church and an Eastern Orthodox church standing near each other.



Stay in medieval Toruń, a UNESCO World Heritage site and birthplace of the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus.

Taste the city’s trademark, gingerbread, which is still made today from old recipes and techniques dating back to the 16th-century. The Polish word 'piernik' means “gingerbread.” The word originates from the old Polish term describing spice known as “pierna.” The “pierna” is what’s added to flour and honey to make gingerbread batter.  




Gather at the docklands of this seaport city to the site of the 1980 Solidarity uprising against Communist rule that helped liberate Poland from Soviet rule.

Visit City Hall, St. Mary’s Church and the Polish post office where Polish militia defended against one of the first German attacks of WWII.

Visit nearby Malbork to explore the 700-year-old Teutonic Knight’s Marienburg Fortress, the largest castle in the world and a UNESCO site. 


If you’d like to learn more about visiting Poland, contact your local travel professional or call leading tour operator Collette Vacations at 800.340.5158 and visit www.collettevacations.com.


November 23, 2022


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