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Top Poland Attractions

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Wawel Castle

Malbork Castle

Warsaw Old Town

Main Square, Kraków

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Bialowieza Forest

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Top Activities in Poland

Touring historic ruins and castles

Enjoy Natural Scenery 

Travel by Rail

Culture Tours


River rafting


Hiking in lush forests

Vodka Tasting

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Classic Poland Itineraries

Poland in 1 Week, Highlights

One week in Poland, you will visit four of its most spectacular and well known cities. You will be transferred by train to Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw,and  Krakow to experience Poland's greatest attractions.

Day 1-2, Warsaw: Enjoy the start of your trip in the capital of Poland where you will stroll through Old Town and visit the Market Square. Visit a Jewish ghetto area and the places related to the Holocaust.

Day 3, Poznan: Take a city tour to see the Opera House, the Mickiewicz University and the magnificent Imperial Castle. Visit the Freedom Square, with its 19th century historical buildings; The National Museum, Raczynski Library, Bazar Hotel and Arcadia.

Day 4-5, Wroclaw: You will experience much of the medieval history that Wroclaw is famous for. Stop at the Panorama of the Battle of Raclawice Museum, presenting one of the largest  360° panoramic battle scenes in the world.

Day 6, Krakow: Take a tour of Old Town to see the Cloth Hall and Main Market Square. You will also have the opportunity to visit many of Poland's greatest churches.

Day 7, Wieliczka: Explore the excavated chambers of the Wieliczka Salt Mine on 3 levels, decorated with magnificent salt sculptures and a salt museum.

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Poland and Beyond in 2 Weeks

Not only will you get to visit the many great cities of Poland, but you will experience Central and Eastern Europe to discover an array of Europe's cities in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary.

Day 1-2, Berlin: Visit the Berlin wall and other historic monuments that Germany has to offer.

Day 3-4, Berlin - Dresden - Prague, Czech Republic: Visit Dresden to explore the town on the banks of the River Elbe. Try some of the tasty breweries these locations are known for. Participate in a folklore show to learn of traditional Czech culture.

Day 5-6, Prague - Vienna, Austria: Welcome to the “musical city.”Explore freely some of the architectural marvels and museums.

Day 7-8, Vienna - Budapest, Hungary: Take a city tour and bask in the Hungarian countryside.

Day 9-10, Budapest - Donovaly, Slovakia - Krakow, Poland: Stroll through Krakow's Old Town, wander the Wawel Castle, and take in the beautiful landscapes.

Day 11-12-13, Krakow - Auschwitz - Warsaw: Witness the camps of Auschwitz and the hideous crimes that occurred within. Explore Warsaw and its many museums.

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Reviews of Poland Tours
98% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 506 Great 112 Average 13 Disappointing 8 Terrible 2
4.7 Guide
4.7 Activities
4.7 Lodging
4.7 Transportation
4.7 Meals



Looking at different options what would… June 2019


ACIS Company reviews

Looking at different options what would a 9 day trip to Spain cost from us with about 20 students


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Highlights of Central Europe

The tour takes in five of Central/Eastern Europe's historic capitals, allowing you to see as much as possible in the  time available. Hotels are good. A few of the travelling days are longish, though not excessive, by Exodus standards, and by comfortable coach. A few of the places visited between the cities are, quite frankly, not worth it, and in one instance quite badly planned. Were it not for this I would rate the trip higher. There were floods during our visit, forcing us to make a few amendments, so there are some things I am unable to comment on. The Exodus staff handled these changes very well.
I stayed an extra day in Krakow and was able to visit both Auschwitz and the museum that is now in what was  Oskar Schindler's factory. Both were very moving, and the story of Schindler serves as something of an antidote to the horrors of Auschwitz.
We were offered tickets to orchestral concerts in Vienna. These were of popular classics, designed primarily for those unused to classical music. Those who went enjoyed it, but I was able to find tickets for a string quartet who play in a particularly beautiful small musical salon where Mozart lived and played. Once again, light and popular, but a remarkable ambience. I include a link
The day in the High Tatras made a pleasant change. Some relatively easy walks can be reached by funicular. One of our group even saw a bear (and was able to confirm that that which is often alleged that bears do in the woods is indeed true)

Pieter was considerate and helpful, and several times put himself out to help us. He slipped up once or twice, I think by taking on too much when some of went off on optional trips, though I got the feeling he learnt by the experiences. He takes his responsibilities very seriously and was very likeable.

The trip notes imply that there is no advantage in taking local currency. I have to disagree. I was glad I did take all the currencies with me, and those who didn't did have problems. The practice of hotels changing money seems to have ended, and there are frequent changes of currency - sometimes several in a day as you go in and out of countries.
Having a two day stop in Vienna in the middle of the trip might seem, as it did to several of us, the ideal place to get your laundry done. Unfortunately the Hotel Exe doesn't do laundry at weekends. There is a launderette a short distance up the road.
All electrical plugs are round two pin type. All the hotels have free wifi.
There was always an option for vegetarians, though once or twice the choice was a bit limited.
If you can I would recommend spending extra time at the beginning and/or the end of the trip. Both Prague and Krakow are fascinating and worthy of more time. In both cases the hotels Exodus use are comfortable and in walking distance of the city centres.

The visit to Holasovice (day 3) is a waste of time. Two restaurants (closed), a rather dingy museum and a frankly ludicrous copy of Stonehenge.
Vikolinic (day 11) is worth a visit, but the trip notes do not point out that the bus cannot get all the way to the village, and the visit demands a half hour walk, on a road, steeply uphill. Some of our group coudn't do it.
One of the worst bits of planning I have seen on any Exodus trip is the proposed visit to Szentendre on day 10. It means leaving Budapest and returning in the evening. All our group wanted the extra time in Budapest, and as we actually passed Szentendre the next day, en-route to the Tatras we visited it then. This was at Pieter's suggestion. Exodus would be foolish not alter the itinery.

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Operator Exodus Travels


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Iceland April 2018


ACIS Company reviews

The trip had us at a hotel that was not located near anything that students could do...students were back at the hotel by 5 p.m. with NOTHING to do for the rest of the evening. The hotel for the first 3 nights was in the middle of nowhere. 4 out of 5 dinner meals were at the hotel...where students would have preferred to have experienced more of a "taste" of Iceland as various restaurants. We could have had a direct flight of 6 hours, instead we spent 14 hours at the airport just to travel from Chicago to New York and from New York to Iceland and the same in reverse. Checking luggage, collecting luggage, security lines..customs, collecting luggage, rechecking luggage,...all very unnecessary and frustrating giving that you have to keep track of students. It appears to me that ACIS did what ever it could to save money on this trip. Attention to details and making it an "exceptional educational journey --not ordinary tours" as they advertise...and their promise "...pushing the experience from 'good enough' to exceptional is what we do everyday." fell very, very short for this trip. I am left feeling very disappointed and sorry for the students who paid so much money for a "sub-par" trip. Read more

Operator ACIS


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Watch out for "Bait and Switch" tactics February 2018


ACIS Company reviews

The softball coach who signed up to take us to Australia in July 2018 had to back out due to insufficient players. We did not sign up to go with unfamiliar coaches and players. We cancelled with 180 days notice due to the coach cancelling. Not our fault. ACIS refuses to give us all of our money back even with 180 days notice. Be very careful you don't "get baited and switched". Refund policy is onerous. Read more

Operator ACIS

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