Welcome to Greland Tour web pages – tour operator from Szczecin in Western Pomerania
Since 1990 we dealing with different aspects of tourism from short trips around the city to huge tourist expeditions all over the world.
As a member of Polish Tourist Board and Polish Chamber of Youth Tourism we are specialized in organising active holidays for young people in Poland and in Europe.
Our offer contain all products connecting with leisure and tourism especially for groups and business. Most programs including transfers from major international airports like Warsaw, Poznań and Berlin. As we situated close to Berlin even so short – weekend trips could be organized.
In our offer you will find:
We can arrange different ways of transport:
Below you can find examples of our tours:
The UNESCO Trail – Polands cultural heritage
Day 1: TriCity
Arrival in Gdańsk. Your journey on the UNESCO trail begins with Gdańsk, which is currently in line to be included on UNESCO’s list of world heritage cities. You will walk along the Royal Way, taking in such major sights as the 17th Century Golden Gate, the Neptune Fountain, which stands in front of the late-Gothic Artus Court, and the City Hall dating from the 14-15th Centuries. The City Hall tower offers a spectacular view of the city. One of the most interesting buildings in old Gdańsk is St. Mary’s Church – the largest Gothic church in Poland. Later you will travel to Sopot where you will be able to walk along the longest pier in Europe and have a coffee in one of the town’s cafes, which will help restore your energy before we move onto Gdynia. Gdynia’s harbour is home to many famous ships that are open to the public, including the destroyer “Błyskawica”, a precious national relic and the only remaining ship that was built before the Second World War, and the Dar Pomorza, a Polish sailing frigate currently maintained in Gdynia as a museum ship. Overnight stay in Gdańsk.
Day 2: Gdańsk – Malbork – Toruń
After breakfast you will travel to Malbork to see the Castle of the Teutonic Knights, an outstanding feat of Late Medieval defensive and residential architecture. It consists of three castles surrounded by separate fortifications and covering a total area of 21 ha. You can also see the castle’s amber collection. In 1997 the Castle Complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After visiting the castle you will go to Toruń, the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who stopped the Sun and moved the Earth! The layout of the town’s market square and adjacent streets has remained unchanged for 700 years. One of its peculiarities is the Leaning Tower, built at the end of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th Centuries, which is inclined at an angle just like the famous Leaning Tower of Piza. Overnight stay in Toruń.
Day 3: Warszawa
In the morning we will take you on a tour of Warszawa, whose Old Town is included on the UNESCO list as an example of faithfully reconstructed architecture that also contains fragments of the original buildings. Looking at the city today it is difficult to believe that it was virtually razed to the ground during the Second World War. Once known as the “Paris of the North” and blessed with 18th Century architecture it was bombed and dynamited out of existence. The colourful town houses, the surrounding defensive wall, church towers and the mass of the Royal Castle – all of them have been rebuilt from scratch. Amidst the capital’s glass skyscrapers and broad streets you will discover restored palaces, period houses and entire streets. A real treasure is to be found in Łazienki – a 17th Century architectural – park complex. In the afternoon you will visit the State Chopin Museum housed in Ostrogski Castle, which dates from the 17th Century. Overnight stay in Warszawa.
Day 4: Żelazowa Wola – Chopin’s birthplace
Today you will visit Żelazowa Wola, an estate 50 km from Warszawa which was the birth place of Frederic Chopin. Today it houses a museum where visitors can see family portraits, documents and several manuscripts of the composer. Most of the rooms boast exquisite ceilings, chandeliers and candles in the Duchy of Warszawa style. The 18th-Century tile stoves also create the ambience of a manor house. Overnight stay in Warszawa.
Day 5: Warszawa – Kazimierz Dolny – Zamosć
Today you will head for Zamosć, another UNESCO-listed site, visiting on the way Kazimierz Dolny. In the town centre you will be able to admire renaissance town houses and from the Tower and Castle ruins as well as from Three Cross Mountain you will see how the layout of the town blends in with the natural landscape to form a harmonious whole. You will then move onto Zamosć. The old town was classified a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992 as an example of Renaissance urban architecture. Zamosć was founded in the 16th Century at the behest of the magnate Jan Zamojski as the capital of his mighty domain. Zamosć is known as “the Jewel of the Renaissance”, “the City of Arcadia” and “the Padua of the North”.Overnight stay in Zamosć.
Day 6: Zamosć – Łańcut – Kraków
In the morning you will travel to Łańcut to visit Łańcut Castle, one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences in Poland. It is famous for its marvellous residential interiors and fascinating collection of horse-driven carriages. The palace buildings are surrounded by many pavilions and estate outbuildings. You will then set out for the Royal City of Kraków. Overnight stay in Kraków.
Day 7: Kraków – Wieliczka
After breakfast we will take you on a sightseeing tour of the thousand-year old city of Kraków, whose Old Town was included on UNESCO’s first list of World Heritage Sites in 1978 and the highlight of which is the Market Square, the largest in Europe, whose layout has remained unchanged since the city’s foundation in 1257. Apart from the Old Town itself the Royal Castle – the seat of Polish rulers on top of Wawel Hill – is also on the heritage list. In the afternoon you will go to Wieliczka, the home of the world’s oldest continuously operating company. Salt has been mined in Wieliczka since the 13th Century. Your tour of the mine will pass through 20 chambers on three underground levels where you will see lakes, chapels with salt figurines, bas reliefs and chandeliers. Overnight stay in Kraków.
Day 8: Kraków – Oswięcim
Today you will see Auschwitz-Birkenau, an extermination camp museum which has also been included on the UNESCO list. On the site of the former camp you will find a dozen or so brick buildings in which the prisoners lived. Nowadays the museum includes an exhibition of various items plundered from both prisoners and those murdered on arrival. Departure.
LIST of UNESCO SITES IN POLAND:
Wrocław is one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in Poland, initially established on one of the islands formed by the multiple channels of the river Odra near its junction with the Slęza, the Oława, and the Widawa. As a city of 12 islands and 112 bridges, it is known as the ‘Polish Venice’. After the first settlements appeared in the 7th century on what would later be known as Cathedral Island (Ostrów Tumski), Wrocław developed rapidly as an important province in the early Piast monarchy. The increasing importance of the city at the turn of the eleventh century was confirmed by the establishment there of one of three new bishoprics established at the Gniezno Congress in the year 1000.
Kraków makes a perfect destination for all travellers, whether just dropping in for a weekend or spending more time exploring the city and the surrounding region of Malopolska. Krakow itself is a treasure; one of those rare places where you can follow in the very footsteps of its fascinating past because the city retains its historic layout of streets large and small. Krakow also offers a broad spectrum of festivals, cultural events, museums, art galleries, theatres, historic cellars, clubs, bars and restaurants with live music, the essential fabric of a city that balances modern delights and historic charm in a most delightful manner.
Wieliczka – Salt Mine This unique phenomenon was once described as being ‘as remarkable as the Pyramids and more useful’! Today it is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage monument and one of the most renowned attractions in the Krakow area. The guided tour commences 65m underground and leads through rooms, passages and great chambers to a depth of 135m. Highlights include the stunning colours of the underground lake and the beautiful Kinga’s Chapel, a remarkable underground ‘cathedral’ where every feature is carved from the solid salt! There’s even an underground post office made of salt too!
Zakopane Mountain Resort Zakopane is one of Poland’s prime tourist destinations and retains a charm which today also attracts thousands of foreign visitors. The town and its stunning scenic surroundings, located in the Tatrzanski National Park in the heart of the magnificent Tatra Mountains, offer numerous strolls, hiking and cycling opportunities in the surrounding valleys and peaks. Zakopane is also well known for its unique wooden architecture, style of decoration and tasty regional dishes.
Kotlina Kłodzka (valley) This is a delightful area of wooded hills, gentle valleys and curative springs and its main town is over a thousand years old Klodzko, with attractions such as a Gothic bridge adorned in Baroque sacred statues, and a Fortress with a network of tunnels. Another interesting place is Wambierzyce, known for its monumental Baroque Basilica and Calvary. The tour also passes through many spa resorts such as Polanica-Zdroj, Duszniki-Zdroj, Kudowa-Zdroj.
Karpacz A small mountain resort, winter sport and hiking centre. Karpacz offers not only sporting activities but is well-known for the 12th c. wooden church with Romanesque touches. The Wang Chapel was transported from Norway to Karpacz in the 19th century and still today is used for a Sunday morning service for Protestants and for organ recitals during the summer. Nice weather will beckon you for a chair lift ride to Kopa for a superb panorama of the region.
The Church of Peace The Church of Peace is considered by many to be the greatest timber- framed church ever built. It was built in 1650, and at first it seems rustically simple, but it is a highly sophisticated construction. The modifications which the 19th century brought include vestibule, Baptistry and a group of chapels and porches along the sides of the building. At the same time the church’s interior was decorated with the rich furnishings and large and small organs.
Ksiaż Castle Ksiaz is one of the best-preserved castles in Silesia, and the largest hilltop fortress in the country. During War World II it was partially transformed into a bomb-proof bunker for Hitler. Today it is one of the tourist attractions but also a venue for various events.
Auschwitz-Birkenau – Museum of Martyrdom Witness here one of the most memorable lessons of modern European history. The visit includes a film showing the camp’s liberation and you’ll see the flower strewn Death Wall, the national memorials, the rail line, ramp and remains of the hundreds of barracks, a moving testimony to the number of lost lives through Nazi activities across occupied Europe.
Wambierzyce This is another pilgrimage center and Marian sanctuary. The Baroque Basilica, over one hundred shrines depicting scenes of the Passion, Calvary and Szopka are the highlights of the town.
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