New London Adult and Continuing Education
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Discover Poland - Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw & Krakow 

Come to the presentation on September 19th 6:00 at Three Shaw's Cove...

Day 1: Saturday, October 10, 2020 Overnight Flight Your journey through Poland, a land of amazing castles, poignant history and welcoming culture, begins with an overnight flight.

Day 2: Sunday, October 11, 2020 Warsaw, Poland - Tour Begins Welcome to Warsaw! The city has a blend of old-world charm and a modern energy. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3: Monday, October 12, 2020 Warsaw Embrace the moving history of Warsaw, a city reborn after WWII, as you embark on a locally guided tour. Your journey through this capital city includes a stop at the monument dedicated to the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto. The afternoon is at leisure to take in the alleyways, visit a quaint café in Warsaw’s Old Town, explore a museum or simply relax. (B)

Day 4: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Warsaw - Malbork Castle - Gdansk Depart for Gdansk this morning. En route, stop in the town of Malbork, home to Malbork Castle, one of the largest castles in the world. A guided tour of this 700-year-old structure introduces you to the world of the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Continue to Gdansk, stopping at the Gdansk Shipyards, site of the creation of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement in 1980 that helped liberate Poland from Soviet rule. (B, D)

Day 5: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Gdansk - Choice on Tour This morning, join a local expert for an introduction to this strategic and remarkable port city; get to know its deep history during your tour which highlights City Hall and St. Mary’s Church. Later, it’s your choice! Join your Tour Manager on an excursion to the seaside resort town of Sopot -OR- remain in Gdansk and join a local guide on an educational shopping excursion during which you’ll learn about Polish amber at a demonstration, followed by the opportunity to purchase the stone. Your evening is at leisure. Take a stroll through a beautiful square, shop for local handicrafts, or soak in the seaside atmosphere. (B)

Day 6: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Gdansk - Torun Today you travel to the town of Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage site and birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, the famous astronomer. Torun remains one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe and is one of the “Seven Wonders of Poland.” On arrival, walk past Copernicus’s house before stepping back into history while baking and sampling your very own gingerbread according to a 500-year-old recipe. (B)

Day 7: Friday, October 16, 2020 Torun - Wroclaw This morning, join a local expert for a walking tour of this unspoiled town. Later this afternoon, arrive in the ancient city of Wroclaw. Tonight, join your traveling companions for some locally-brewed beer and a traditional “home-style” dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 8: Saturday, October 17, 2020 Wroclaw A morning tour of Wroclaw brings you up close and personal to this large and ethnically diverse city. It could be the only location where you can 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. The remainder of the day is at leisure to savor Wroclaw’s idyllic parks and captivating culture. Be sure to go in search of the many “dwarfs” hidden on the streets of the city! (B)

Day 9: Sunday, October 18, 2020 Wroclaw - Czestochowa - Krakow This morning we depart for Krakow, an enchanting city famous for its well-preserved town center. En route, stop in Czestochowa, the spiritual capital of Poland, where each year over 5 million pilgrims journey to pay their respects to the famous Black Madonna. Housed in the Jasna Góra monastery, journey inside for an up-close look at this miraculous image. Arriving in Krakow, enjoy some free time to get acquainted with the city. (B)

Day 10: Monday, October 19, 2020 Krakow Join a local expert as we explore the city on a panoramic tour that includes Market Square, St. Mary’s Church and the university. You will also see the famous Wawel Castle, the former residence of Polish kings. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps you’ll stroll the quaint side streets of Krakow’s famous Old Town, have coffee in one of the largest squares in Europe, or walk along the river for views of the new sections of the city. You may also visit the Schindler Museum or join your fellow travelers on an optional excursion. (B)

Day 11: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Krakow - Auschwitz - Krakow Today you embark on a poignant journey through history as you travel to Auschwitz. A local expert guides you through the former concentration camp where you will learn firsthand about the terrors as well as the resilience of the human spirit that occurred within those walls. This evening celebrate traditional Polish culture during a folklore show and dinner, complete with wine and beer. (B, D)

Day 12: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Krakow - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close today. (B)

Discover Poland - Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Wroclaw & Krakow 
October 10-21, 2020 10/10
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