10 Days Belarus & Poland

Code: EE1-10LO
2019: 12/6, 18/9, 23/10
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Krakow
Old Town Market Square The Cloth Hall
St. Mary’s Church Florianska Gate
Oswiecim Auschwitz Concentration Camp (UNESCO)
Wieliczka Wieliczka Salt Mine
Czestochowa Roman Catholic Monastery
Warsaw
Royal Castle and the Royal Castle Square St John’s Cathedral
Old Town Market Square The Barbican
Holy Cross Church Parliament buildings
Lazienki Park with famous Palace on the Water Chopin’s monument and Belvedere Palace
Nathan Rapoport Monument and Umschlagplatz
Brest
Sovetskaya Street Brest Fortress
Nesvizh Nesvizh Palace
Minsk
Main avenues (Independence avenue, Victory avenue) Architectural monuments of the XVIIth – XXth centuries
Upper Town with the City Hall Holy Spirit Cathedral
Cathedral of Holy Virgin Mary Old streets of the Trinity Suburb
The Victory Monument The National Library

 

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Day 1: Assemble in Singapore

Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Warsaw – gateway to beautiful Poland on LOT Polish Airlines. Relax and enjoy the inflight service on board.

Note: Passengers will depart in the early morning of Day 2.

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Day 2: Singapore – Warsaw – Krakow (L/D)

SIN/WAW                 LO68                 0005/0615

Arrive at Warsaw Airport. After immigration formalities, be welcomed by our representatives and transfer to Krakow – former capital of Poland, a town with many architectural monuments, center of culture and arts and a favourite tourist city of Poland because of its mediaeval atmosphere with many historic buildings. This afternoon, we will embark on a city tour of Krakow. Tour the Old Town Market Square, the Cloth Hall, St. Mary’s Church with the world famous wooden altar and Florianska Gate, resembling an open-air art gallery with numerous paintings and water-colours displayed for sale by local artists. Overnight in Krakow.

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Day 3: Krakow – Auschwitz –Krakow (B/L/D)

This morning, our journey will take us to the town of Oswiecim, best known as being the location of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp – a former Nazi concentration camp where over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives here. This serves as a chilling reminder of the Holocaust during World War II. In 1979, this site was inscribed in UNESCO First World Heritage List of Cultural and Natural Heritage. Thereafter, return to Krakow. Overnight in Krakow.

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Day 4: Krakow – Wieliczka – Krakow (B/L)

This morning, explore Wieliczka Salt Mine which includes beautiful chapels sculpted in salt (Saint Kinga’s chapel being the most beautiful one), crystal-like grottoes and underground ponds. It stretches for a total of 300 kilometres, reaching the depth of 327 meters. Overnight in Krakow.

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Day 5: Krakow – Czestochowa – Warsaw (B/L/D)

This morning, we will depart for Czestochowa to visit the Roman Catholic Monastery at Jasna Gora – world known pilgrimage center with the famous Black Madonna Shrine and its sacred relics. Transfer to Warsaw. Overnight in Warsaw .

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Day 6: Warsaw – Minsk (B/L/D)

WAW/MSQ                 LO707                1540/1750

After breakfast, embark a sightseeing tour around Warsaw – a city almost completely devastated during World War II that features the Royal Castle and the Royal Castle Square with King Sigismund III Vasa Column, St John’s Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. This also includes the KrakowskiePrzedmiescie, NowySwiat and AlejeUjazdowskie, with numerous churches (Holy Cross Church with Chopin’s heart kept in the pillar), monuments, historic buildings and palaces, many of them housing embassies and ministries. Stop in front of the Parliament building; walk through the Lazienki Park with famous Palace on the Water, one of the last 18th century court theatres in Europe in Old Orangery, famous Chopin’s monument and Belvedere Palace. Stop in the former Ghetto area with Nathan Rappaport Monument and Umschlagplatz. After the tour, have lunch and transfer to airport for flight to Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Upon arrival in Minsk, have dinner and overnight at the hotel. Minsk is the capital of the Republic of Belarus, its political and cultural centre. It was first mentioned in the chronicles of the XIth century. Today, it is a dynamic city with expansive boulevards, modern and historical buildings, endless parks and well-developed infrastructure. Being an impressive example of the Soviet planning on a grand scale, Minsk however has a number of outstanding historical sights, proving city’s rich history.

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Day 7: Minsk – Mir – Brest (B/L/D)

This morning, transfer to Mir, which is a small town 90 km to the south-west from Minsk. Mir Castle is an impressive architectural monument included into the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. It was erected at the end of the XVth century and today it is a combination of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture that makes Mir Castle very unique. After lunch, transfer to Brest that is 250 km from Mir. Brest is a traditional “western gate” of the country. It is a calm and relaxed city, with famous Sovetskaya Street and alike boulevards, which are perfect for promenading. Visit the Brest Fortress, which is of course included into the city tour. The fortress made a prolonged defense against the Nazis in 1941 and was ruined as a result of severe battles. Only a handful of men had survived but citizens all over the USSR had been inspired by the heroism of the Brest Fortress defenders. Overnight in Brest.

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Day 8: Brest – Nesvizh – Minsk (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to Nesvizh – a delightful historic town, one of the oldest in the country. After lunch, you will visit the magnificent Nesvizh Palace – former residence of the aristocratic Radzivili family, which also includes beautiful park and Farny Roman – Catholic Church of the XVIth century. The complex once numbered around 170 rooms, with a series of underground passages connecting it to the town’s monasteries. Today, the exposition of the Palace includes more than 30 exhibition halls, including Prince’s apartments, Golden and Star halls, Hunter’s hall and others. Transfer to Minsk. Overnight in Minsk.

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Day 9: Minsk – Warsaw – Singapore (B/L)

MSQ/WAW               LO706                     1455/1510
WAW/SIN                 LO67                   2300/1655+1

After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Minsk which includes the main avenues (Independence avenue, Victory avenue) and the architectural monuments of the XVIIth – XXth centuries (the Upper Town with the City Hall, Holy Spirit Cathedral and the Cathedral of Holy Virgin Mary, old streets of the Trinity Suburb). The Victory Monument and the National Library (included into the list of the most outstanding buildings of the world) are to be explored too. After lunch, head to the airport for your flight back to Singapore.

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Day 10: Arrive Singapore

Arrive in Singapore in the late afternoon with fond memories of a wonderful tour to Belarus and Poland.

Tours Info

Airline
LOT Polish (LO)
Flying hours (Approx)
Singapore – Warsaw – 12 hours 10 minutes
Warsaw – Minsk –  1 hour 10 minutes
Minsk – Warsaw – 1 hour 15 minutes
Warsaw – Singapore – 11 hours 55 minutes
Time Difference Poland is 6 hours behind Singapore time

Belarus is 5 hours behind Singapore time

Passport Travellers must hold an international passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of departure from each country is required.
VISAS For Singapore & Malaysia passport holders, VISA is not required for entry to Belarus & Poland. However, for other nationalities, kindly check with our office or the embassies directly.
Travel Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.
Itinerary subject to changes Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances

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