Chopin music is famous all around the world. We created this itinerary for all devoted fans of Chopin, lovers and experts of classical music.
You will have a chance to visit the places connected to Fryderyk Chopin: his family house, the places where he performed his concerts, the church where his heart is buried...
Arrival in Warsaw, fiercely proud of its connection to famous composer and pianist Fryderyk Chopin. For the first half of his 39 years, Chopin was associated with Warsaw. It was in Warsaw that he studied music, made friends, gave first concerts, and where his heart found its final resting place.
After check-in and short relax you will visit the Old Town, St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Castle, Krakowskie Przedmie?cie with the places where young Chopin gave concerts – Radzwi? Palace (Presidential Palace) and the Church of the Visitation, Chopins’ Salon at Czapski Palace, the Holy Cross Church, which features an urn containing the heart of F. Chopin, and Krasinski Palace, where the Chopins also lived. In the evening we invite you for a private Chopin music concert at Old Town, followed by welcome dinner at local restaurant.
In the morning meeting with your guide. The best place to continue your musical adventure and experience Chopin in modern, interactive way is the Chopin Museum, located in Ostrogski Castle. The visit includes listening booths, music written in the composer's own hand, and info on his personal and professional life. You can also see a piano he played and catch a whiff of violets, his favorite flowers. In the afternoon we will take you to the Royal Lazienki Park, to see the Chopin monument and visit a beautful Palace upon Water. The tour is followed by Chopin music concert with a glass of champagne and dinner at one of elegant restaurants of this área.
After breakfast you will meet your guide for a tour of beautiful Mazovia country. The first stop is ?elazowa Wola, a traditional manor house where Chopin was born and lived. The museum includes some original furniture and other personal items, but also serves as a concert hall in the summer. After visiting the museum and gardens you may visit Brochów with its imposing brick parish church where Chopin’s parents were married and Fryderyk was baptized. We also recommend to visit Sanniki and its palace and parklands, concert hall and small museum devoted to Chopin – he spent his holidays here as a child. Transfer back to Warsaw
In the morning check-out and departure for Antonin and Wroclaw, Antonin is the hunting lodge of Radziwi? princess. In the autumn of 1829, the teenage Chopin spent a few days here and composed his Op. 3, Polonnaise “Brillante” in C-major. Later transfer to Wroclaw. If you wish you may spend this evening in Opera or Philharmonic Hall.
After breakfast, we take you on a tour of Wroc?aw, a city which Fryderyk Chopin visited on several occasions. However, it was only in 1830 that he managed to spend more time here. You will visit Tumski Island, the oldest part of the city, as well as the Old Town and the Market Square. We will also drive to the Centennial Hall, a huge multipurpose building (1911-1913, designed by Max Berg) listed as a UNESCO Heritage site.
Wroc?aw is one of the all-time favourites for our customers and we schedule a delightful free afternoon.
This morning our guide and driver will take you to Klodzka Dale and Duszniki Zdrój. En route stop in ?widnica to visit a fascinatng protestant Church of the Peace and listen to organ music concert. The next stop is Duszniki Zdrój, a health resort, whose popularity owes much to the figure of Chopin. It was here that the often sickly 16-year old composer came to recuperate. During his stay he took part in a charity concert, thereby giving his first ever foreign recital abroad. Every year an International Chopin Festival is organized here. You will visit Chopin manor House and very interesting Museum of Papermaking. Next drive to one of beautiful palaces or castles of Klodzka Dale for overnight. In the evening private music recital in the palace.
From Klodzka Dale you will continue to Krakow, the royal city and ancient capital of Poland . Chopin was in Kraków only once and enjoyed his visit immensely. If you wish we can make a stop in Auschwitz for a tour the Holocaust Museum at the location of the most notorious death camp of the 20th century and possibly all human history. It is only by being there in person that you can fully comprehend the scale of the immense tragedy. Dinner at your hotel.
In the morning our local guide will meet you for city tour including the Wawel Hill with the Royal Castle and Cathedral, the Old Market Square with St. Mary's Church, Reneissance Cloth Hall and many other tourist attractions. Later we invite you for a private tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine, also visited by Chopin during his trip to Krakow. Wieliczka is one of the most unique tourist attractions in Europe, placed by UNESCO on its World Cultural Heritage List. After return o Krakow Chopin music in Wierzynek Restaurant, followed by dinner at this old restaurant.
On next day optional excursión to Ojcow National Park which was also visited by Chopin. You will find there fascinating rock formations, 400 caves and two castles. You will start from Ojcow village and visiting ruins of Gothic castle. Then we will take a walk through the fairy-like valley to the King Lokietek’s Cave of 240 metres long. This is where the Polish king Wladyslaw Lokietek hid from the army of the Czech king Waclaw in 1300 before he eventually regained Krakow throne. Your next stop will be Pieskowa Skala Castle - a pearl of Polish Reneissance located among forests on hill overlooking the picturesque Pradnik river valley. In 2016 the castle was reopened to the public following a two-year renovation programme. Just next to the castle you will find an amazing, 25 meter high rock formation that reminds the Club of Hercules. Our guide will accompany you through the whole trip.
You will have this day or part day free to your disposal. Transfer to the airport for your flight.