From  £1095
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Staying the the sleek and design-savvy Puro Hotels in both cities
  • Visit sites such as the stunning Baroque-style royal residence, Wilanów Palace and the painstakingly rebuilt old town, in Warsaw
  • Take the fast train from Warsaw to Krakow
  • Book additional excursions such as Auschwitz-Birkenau or the Weiliczka Salt Mines in Krakow
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Essential Warsaw & Krakow

7 Day Tour, from £1095 per person

Combine dynamic Warsaw with the charm of Krakow on this twin-centre holiday with plenty of free time to explore each historic city at leisure, whilst staying at the sleek and fun Puro Hotels. 

Follow the Royal Way in Warsaw’s meticulously rebuilt Old Town, a four-kilometre route from the Royal Castle to the Lazienki Summer Palace, or remember the tragedies of WWII at the Ghetto Monument. Take the train to Krakow, the only large city in Poland whose architecture survived the war years intact, where the Old Town’s Gothic churches and baroque palaces are a delight to explore.

This suggested itinerary can be tailor-made with your choice of 3-star, 4-star or boutique hotels. Ask a Regent Poland Specialist about adding city sightseeing coach tours or excursions to Auschwitz-Birkenau or the Weiliczka Salt Mines.

Our “Essential” holidays are ideal for those who like to explore under their own steam, safe in the knowledge all their accommodation, transfers and travel are taken care of by us.

Tour Itinerary


Fly to Poland’s capital and transfer to the hotel for three nights.

PURO Hotel Warszawa Centrum

Explore Warsaw at leisure or book optional excursions. Today, the overriding impression of Warsaw is of a thriving capital surrounding a revived Old Town, and it’s hard to believe that the city was all but destroyed during WWII. Like other cosmopolitan European capitals, Warsaw is a city of elegant boutiques, excellent cafés and world-class museums, such as the superb Chopin Museum and the National Museum which houses an outstanding collection of Polish sculptures and paintings from the medieval period to modern day. (B)

PURO Hotel Warszawa Centrum
Interior of the Royal Castle, Warsaw

On this free day in Warsaw be sure to visit the Royal Castle, which exhibits some of Eastern Europe’s finest art, as well as the magnificent Cathedral of St. John and Wilanów Palace - the former 17th-century summer residence of King Jan III. For some great value, unpretentious food, head to one of the many milk bars which survived the fall of the Iron Curtain, or for a more upmarket evening, dress up for an opera or ballet performance at the Grand Theatre. (B)

PURO Hotel Warszawa Centrum
Krakow Market Square

Take the train to Krakow (approx. 2 ½ hours) and check in to the hotel for three nights. (B)

PURO Hotel Krakow Stare Miasto
Krakow Cloth Hall

As the cultural capital of Poland, Krakow never suffers a shortage of exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances. From buskers and street artists in the main square to opera in the concert halls, it is impossible to avoid immersing yourself in a host of cultural delights. Shop for local crafts in the market square’s Cloth Hall, admire the wonderful Flemish tapestry collection at the 16th century Wawal Castle, visit the Jewish Museum which is housed in an old synagogue or listen out for the hourly trumpet call from 14th century St. Mary’s Church. Oskar Schindler’s wartime factory is now an excellent museum which tells the tale of Krakow’s five years under Nazi occupation, and is well worth the slight detour from the city’s historical hub. (B)

PURO Hotel Krakow Stare Miasto

On this free day in Krakow perhaps pre-book optional excursions to the nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine or to Auschwitz- Birkenau - the former concentration camp turned state museum which honours the victims of the WWII genocide. In the evenings, Krakow’s Old Town offers a wealth of gastronomic delights including pubs and bars housed in old vaulted cellars, while the vibrant Kazimierz district is home to the city’s up-and-coming bar and café scene, where the Plac Nowy Square is the hub of Bohemian life. (B)

PURO Hotel Krakow Stare Miasto
Cafes and restaurants on the main square, Krakow

Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

7 day tour, from £1095 per person

Price Includes

  • Return international flights between the UK and Poland
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in hotels as specified with breakfast*
  • Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All transfers
  • Train ticket: Warsaw to Krakow in first class

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

This is an example itinerary staying at our favourite four-star hotels, accompanied by a guide price. If you would like alternative options staying in three or perhaps five-star hotels, or if you have a higher or lower budget than the guide price, please ring one of our travel specialists on 0207 666 1290 and we can tailor this trip to suit your precise requirements.

For single room supplements and solo travellers please contact us for prices

Tour Route Map

  1. Poland, Warsaw
  2. Poland, Krakow

Tour Accommodation

PURO Hotel Warszawa Centrum
PURO Hotel Warszawa Centrum
PURO Hotel Warszawa Centrum Part of Poland's first lifestyle hospitality brand – PURO. this is a very stylish, design-focused hotel with 148 rooms, a leafy rooftop terrace and the......
PURO Hotel Krakow Stare Miasto
PURO Hotel Krakow Stare Miasto
PURO Hotel Krakow Stare Miasto Located opposite the main railway station, the Puro Hotel Krakow Old Town boasts 138 light-filled rooms with functional designs and pops of bright colours in the......

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I am very impressed by Ellie from your office. Accessible and competent, she organised a full and detailed itinerary. Her selection of hotels, events and travel was exactly to our requirements. The hotels (Le Regina in Warsaw and Amadeus in Krakow) were 1st class and exactly where we wanted them! Thank you.

Mr M Vernon

This was a superb holiday. Everything was brilliant. Taxis met us at the station, tickets were delivered for the next stage of the journey and trips went as planned. The hotels were all good. The locations in Poland were close to the main sites and public transport. Thank you.

Mrs C Granger

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