Itinerary

Thu 27 Jun

Late afternoon arrival at Warsaw airport and transfer to the 5-star Hotel Le Regina, housed in the historic Mokrowsky Palace. This stylish boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Warsaw’s Old Town and is close to the Royal Castle and Opera House. Welcome dinner in the hotel.

Fri 28 Jun

Meet your guide for a morning tour of the city. Walk along the Royal Route with its wealth of architectural treasures before entering the picturesque Old Town, much of which was impressively rebuilt after the war to become once more the true heart of the city. Visits will include the glorious baroque-style Royal Castle with its ornate Italianate rooms. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before transferring by coach to the theatre for the ballet performance in the evening.

Sat 29 Jun

Today is a full day excursion to the outer regions of Warsaw, where the beauty of the Polish countryside is complimented by the charm of the old aristocratic residences. The first stop is Chopin’s birthplace in the small village of Zelazowa Wola, where to celebrate the composer’s bicentenary in 2010, the grounds surrounding the house were revamped, making it now one of the most beautiful National Parks in Poland. The tour continues to Nieborów with its aristocratic Palace and Arkadia gardens based on classical mythology. During the tour lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Return to the hotel for the evening at leisure.

Sun 30 Jun

Join your guide this morning for a tour of some of the city’s most important sights relating to Chopin, including the Church of the Holy Cross Church to where the composer’s heart was brought by his sister after his premature death in Paris. No visit to Warsaw would be complete without spending time at the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in the beautiful Ostrogski Palace where the exhibits include the grand piano belonging to Poland’s most beloved artist, as well as a number of his letters and musical compositions. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before a private piano recital of Chopin’s music in one of Warsaw’s sumptuous palaces, followed by dinner in a select restaurant.

Mon 1 Jul

Morning transfer to the airport for the homeward flight.

Programme

28 Jun 19.00

SWAN LAKEInc

New libretto: Paweł Chynowski

Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Krzysztof Pastor

Venue: Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera

30 Jun

PRIVATE PIANO RECITALInc

Piano: tbc

Programme: Works by Chopin

Venue: tbc

Flights

British Airways

27 Jun London Heathrow - Warsaw dep: 14.00 arr: 17.25

1 Jul Warsaw - London Heathrow dep: 11.50 arr: 13.35

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1525
Single room supplement £300
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £1410
Deposit required £350
Tour code WAW1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, two dinners, one lunch, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.