WROCLAW - “the Polish Venice”
Arrival in Wroclaw. Airport transfer to the hotel. Dinner in a traditional Polish restaurant in the Old Town.
Wroclaw is the fourth largest city in Poland, famous for its long and intriguing history, an excellent example of a mix of cultures reflected also in architecture. The city, located on 12 islands on Odra river and having about 200 bridges, is often called the Polish Venice. In the morning, during our guided tour you’ll see all the highlights of the stunning architecture of the city: the Polish second largest (after Krakow) Market Square with a beautiful Gothic Town Hall, the University with impressing Baroque Aula Leopoldina Hall and Ostrow Tumski – the oldest part of the city with St. John’s Cathedral. Look hard, because apart from other tourist you’ll certainly meet the small inhabitants on the city center – the dwarfs!
Full day tour to Swidnica and Ksiaz. After about one hour drive from Wroclaw we reach Swidnica, a small Silesian town with beautiful Baroque houses in the Market Square and the most important – the Church of Peace(UNESCO). The church is the largest timber-framed religious building of its kind in Europe. It was built after the Thirty Years War (17th century). Next we’ll move to Ksiaz castle – the largest castle in Silesia region and the third-largest in Poland (it consists of 400 rooms!). The 13th century building is located on a majestic rock cliff by the side of a river. A must-see among the interiors is the 18th century Maximilian Hall – the largest room in the castle, decorated in Baroque style. During the II World War the castle was transformed by Germans into Hitler’s bunker, therefor underneath many tunnels and shelters were built. Nowadays the museum offers a special sightseeing route enabling to visit also this part of the building. The castle is surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens.
Airport transfer and departure from Wroclaw.