Seven day program, travel to the wild areas of Poland, almost untouched
by civilization, where nature reigns and relics of history can be found nearby. Arrive b
y car only; we can help with renting a car.
Wild, untouched by the ravages of civilization, this area is situated at the most south east part of Poland. This is a paradise for those who seek wild nature and want to escape from the tumult of the town. Bieszczady National Park is the biggest highland protected area in Poland. With the population density varying from 0.6 to 20 persons per square km, the influence of man on the nature is negligible. Bieszczady is 80% forest. The National Park is inhabited by brown bears, wolves, lynxes, wildcats, beavers and aurochs.
The most prominent characteristics of the landscape are exceptional ranges of highland meadows situated upon the upper border of the forest – we call it “połoniny”. In the highest parts of Bieszczady many tourist trails, perfect for hiking or horse riding can be found.
Bieszczady National Park is the only highland national park boasting horse touring and therefore has a specially prepared network of trails for horse riding.
Arrival and reception in the wooden chalet that has retained its traditional charm followed by dinner. Evening by the log fire with mead – the special liquor of vodka and honey: first-hand accounts and story telling about Bieszczady accompanied by a slide show of the wonders of nature.
Tour by Steam Locomotive, visiting charming small towns, lunch at the „Stare Sioło” (Old village) restaurant in Wetlina. Dinner at the tavern „Biesiska” („Devils”).
Expedition beyond Muczne to the peat-bogs. Lunch in „Wilczej Jamie” („Wolf cave”) in Muczne (Mutchna). Late afternoon and evening walk along the San river valley, searching for nocturnal birds: corncrake, partridge, river warbler, common grasshopper warbler, owl.
Early morning animal tracking expedition: wolves, bears, aurochs. Enjoy a lie-in and have lunch in the chalet. In the afternoon take a relaxing walk with the guide to the hillsides of Otryt: hundred-year old trees, the highest Bieszczady waterfall, the “bojkowska” (ethnic group) chalet.
visit to Wołosate, traditional horse breed of Huculs, a very rare polish mountain pony, the horse ride towards the valley beneath the Tarnica mountain – the horses walk
or alternatively you can choose a ride with an instructor.
Lunch at the bar „Bar Pod Tarnicą” in Wołosate. In the afternoon travel to Weremienie and a glider flight. Dinner at the bonfire.
A whole day trip to one of the highland meadows „połonina” (“powoneeni”), lunch
at the chalet on the hill.
Carriage ride to the valley of Osława, visiting the historic Orthodox churches, “audience” with the shepherd at the mountain shepherd’s hut.
Hike to „Zwięzło” reserve.
Visiting the Dam over the San river in Solina and the Solina lagoon. Lunch in Solina. Return to Warsaw.
Poland, Eastern Wall (The Eastern Border of Poland)
Eastern Wall – picturesque and interesting part of Poland, from the point of view of the nature as well as from the historical and cultural perspective. Here is the famous Białowieża Primeval Forest – the extraordinary richness of nature. Here are preserved the one of the last virgin forests in the European eastern lowland. It is said to be the habitat for 12 thousands species of animals, but evaluations suggest that there is actually twice as many species.
Aurochs have become the symbol of the Białowieża Primeval Forest.
The town of Tykocin is worth seeing for its history – the oldest urban complex in the Podlasie region. Nowadays it is a sleepy and quiet place, but historically it was an important trade point on the way between the west and east. It was also one of the biggest centres of the Jewish culture in pre-war Poland. Today it is known as the architectural masterpiece and the paradise for ornithologists – centre for water birds.
The magic character has the Grabek Mountain, the holy ground of the Orthodox Church in Poland, well known for miracles and mass pilgrimages. There is a historical Orthodox church and the only Orthodox nunnery in Poland.
Especially attractive, not only for horse fans, is the oldest and the most beautiful state stud farm in Poland in Janów Podlaski. The stud consists of a 19th century group of stables picturesquely placed beside the river Bug (“Boog”). The stud farm is known worldwide for the Arabian and Anglo Arabian horses.
Łukowiska. Reception at the Residence in Łukowiska. Carriage ride to Janów Podlaski, visiting the stud farm and surroundings. Lunch back at the Residence, followed by the introduction to the region by our guide. River rafting on the Bug through the Bug-riverside National Park. Dinner by the bonfire.
Tour by car to Grabarka. Lunch at the guesthouse. Individual horse riding lesson or riding out with instructor. Fishing in Bug river. Grill – pig/sausage roasted on open bonfire.
Outdoor activities and lunch in the field. Departure to Białowieża, reception at the hotel in the National Park. Dinner at the hotel.
Visit the National Park. Lunch in Białowieża. Enjoyable visit in the Wild Animals Reserve. Dinner at the hotel.
Whole day trip with a guide to the National Park – tracking the aurochs, best of all, it is bloodless. In the evening grill – pig/sausage on open bonfire in Białowieża.
Arrive in Tykocin. Stay in the residence called “Residence over the Meadows” Lunch
in the residence. Visit the town: synagogue, the Rabbi house, sacred monuments, dinner in the Jewish inn.
Early start for an ornithological excursion to the Narew Meadows to observe the waterfowl. Packed meal. Lunch back in the residence. Return to Warsaw.
Mazurian Lakes, often called the Big Lakes region. The Mazurian region, is a paradise for those who enjoy yachting. You can find picturesque lakes, beautiful woods, and small islands hidden from view. This is not only the region of wonders of nature, but also a place where modern history took place. For example “The wolf’s lair” in Gierłoża – Hitler’s secret location for the Army Ground Forces Headquarter in Mamerki, where the attempt to assassinate Hitler was planned. The fortress Boyen in Giżycko (Geeshitsco) built in 1835, when the whole region belonged to Prussia is worth seeing.
Sztynort. Lunch, walk around the yacht port, handover and accommodation aboard the yacht, dinner in the tavern, sailing songs performance, night on the boat.
Breakfast in the tavern, sail in the direction of Mamry lake. Stop at Mamerki – tour around the bunker from Second World War. Cruise to Węgorzewo – for a fish supper and night in a restaurant in the town.
Breakfast on the yacht in the port, sail away from Węgorzewo, swim in the lake in the shallows where the river Węgorapy enters the lake, lunch in the landing place on the south bank of the lake Mamry, cruise to Dobskie lake – cormorant reserve, night in the wild at the waterside, bonfire.
Breakfast on the boat, cruise to Giżycko, using the lavatories in the harbour, tour around the town, lunch in the town, visit the fortress Boyen – huge Prussian fort. Supper in the marina tavern, where songs are sung, in Giżycko, night in the port.
Breakfast in the port, cruise to Sztynort (Shtinort). Hand over the yacht. Lunch in Sztynort, travel by car to Mikołajki (Meekowiky). Tour around the town and onwards to the town of Wierzby, and the beautifully placed centre of creative work of Polish Academy of Science. Night in historic Mazurian huts. Dinner at the bonfire.
Whole day long bicycle ride to the forest – visit the reserve of Polish Pony Horse where the horses are bred by the Polish Academy of Science. Lunch in a regional restaurant. Supper in the hotel with a the bonfire.
Fishing escapade or Nordic walking. Lunch at the hotel and return to Warsaw.
Tatra Mountains are the highest and the most beautiful part of Carpathians Massif. The variety of the scenery, deep mountain valleys, rich lakes and unique vegetation allow the Polish Tatra Mountain to be considered as the one of the most picturesque mountains in the world. The main city of the region is Zakopane (Saakopaanay meaning “Dug in”). This is not only the winter capital of Poland with its infrastructure for winter sports, but also an important cultural centre. From the 19th century Zakopane has been the favourite place of many writers, composers, painters and actors. Zakopane is attractive for tourists because of its infrastructure, with the most famous street in Poland – Krupówki (Kroopuvkey) and multitude of fantastic regional restaurants, pubs and clubs.
Arrival in Zakopane and accommodation in the hotel „Nosalowy Dwór” (Nosal Manor-house) known for its good climate. Dinner at a regional inn in the centre of Zakopane. Visiting pubs and inns.
Tour around Zakopane with the guide, lunch in a regional inn in the centre of the town. Expedition to the Kościeliska Valley. Dinner at the hotel.
Early morning departure on the cable car to Kasprowy Wierch. Walk along the trail to the mountain hut Murowaniec. Lunch at the hut. Walk with the guide to the mountains. Night in the hut.
Walk down from the Kasprowy Wierch to the hotel Nosalowy Dwór. Lunch in the hotel. Visit to the Tatra Museum. Feast in the mountain region/Italian restaurant in Murzasichle.
Excursion to Niedzica. Visiting the castles in Niedzica, Czorsztyn, tour to the dam in Czorsztyn. Dinner and the night in the Spiska Chata – (Spiska Cottage), the historic larch manor-house from 18th century.
Rafting along the Dunajec river. After the rafting take lunch in a regional inn. Return to Zakopane and travel by horse and cart or sleigh with torches for the traditional mountain region dinner. Stop in the middle of the ride for a drink at the bonfire.
Excursion to the mountain region market under Gubałówka mountain, where one can get very cheap unique regional reminders and ride the cable car to Gubałówka. Marvel at the Tatra panorama. Lunch in the inn on the top and walk down. Leave Zakopane.