Music tour: Warsaw & Krakow 7 days, 6 nights

Warsaw and Krakow offer so much for music tours. You can listen to Chopin concert at Lazienki Garden in Warsaw, chamber music at old church and klezmer concert at Jewish Quarter of Krakow.

You will also learn about Polish folklore in ?owicz near Warsaw and  dance with Highlanders in Zakopane.

Day 1. Warsaw

Welcome to Warsaw ! After your arrival to Fryderyk Chopin airport, meet your guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel.
Hal-day city tour of Warsaw with private guide. The tour includes the Old Town, Royal Route, Royal Castle and other tourist attrractions. In the afternoon walking tour of the Royal ?azienki Park followed by Chopin music concert with a glass of champagne. Welcome dinner at one of excellent local restaurants. 

Day 2. Warsaw of Fryderyk Chopin

Full day tour Fryderyk Chopin - one of the most famous Varsovian. 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. Stroll along the Royal Route and see the places associated with Chopin: Kazimierzowski Palace, Czapski Palace with Chopin Family Drawing Room (now closed for visitors), Radziwill Palace (the Presidential Palace), Charitable Society of Warsaw. The most important stops on the route are Holy Cross Church, where Fryderyk Chopin’s heart is interred, super-modern biographical museum in Ostrogski Castle, and the memorial in ?azienki Park, where recitals of Chopin’s music are held every Sunday afternoon from May to September.

Day 3. Warsaw – Mazovia region incl. piano recital

The private romantic excursion to Mazovian countryside, to places where Chopin was born and grown up.  The tour features Chopin’s birthplace ?elazowa Wola, nearby Lowicz – a town with folk traditions, and Nieborow Palace & Arkadia Park. The first stop is Zelazowa Wola, where Fryderyk Chopin was born in 1810. In a charming, 19th century manor house there is a museum and park dedicated to this world famous composer.  Later transfer to small town of Lowicz, which is known for keeping alive the old crafts in Poland, including intricate paper cutting and pottery. You may visit the Regional Museum, full of typical costumes, paper cuts and embroidery.  
Extraordinery experience in Lowicz.
The highlight of your day will be a private visit to Polish family living in a house romantically set by the ruins of the Lowicz Castle. Your hosts Kasia local artist and her husband Wojtek conservator and great storyteller continue this wonderful old Polish tradition “Guest in the home, God in the home”. Enjoy home-hosted dinner with Polish cuisine, relax in a beautiful garden, learn the secrets of the last Mazovian castle, and listen to piano recital.  You will the true spirit of romantic Poland!
Continue to Nieborów, the complex of palace and park which belongs to one of most renowned Poland’s aristocratic residences. The complex consists of: palace, coach house, manufactory, outbuilding, orangery and two parks - a formal park and an English-style park. Nearby it’s also worth of visiting a romantic landscape park Arkadia, founded in 1778 by Helena Radziwil. In late afternoon transfer back to Warsaw. .

Day 4. Warsaw – Krakow incl. Chamber Music Concert at historic church 

Morning train trip to Krakow by fast Intercity train. Meet your guide for half-day tour of Krakow, including Wawel Hill with Royal Castle and Cathedral, Royal Route, Old Market Square with St. Mary's Church, Cloth Hall and many other sites. The day will end with concert of Royal Chamber Orchestra at historic St Adalbert Church in Old Market Square. Its Baroque dome allows for excellent acoustics, overall creating an exceptional, intimate atmosphere.

Day 5. Krakow incl.  Klezmer Music Concert 

Private tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine located just near Krakow. Wieliczka is one of the most unique tourist attractions in Europe. It’s amazing subterranean world of salt full of  meandering corridors, chambers, chapels, an dozens of unique sculptures carved in the salt rock. After 3-hour tour return to Krakow. Next visit the former Jewish Quarter – Kazimierz.  The most important Jewish sites are Old Synagogue, Temple Synagogue with stained-glass windows (a true rarity), Remuh synagogue and cemetery, the family home of Helena Rubinstein (Szeroka 14). The day will end by dinner with klezmer music entertainment at Klezmer Hois restaurant. 

Day 6. Krakow – Zakopane / Higlander music live 

After breakfast departure for Zakopane, fashionable resort at the footsteps of majestic Tatra Mountains. En route, stop in Pieniny Mountains National Park for a relaxing raft ride by wooden rafts, guided by local Highlanders dressed in traditional costumes. The route leads through the breathtaking mountain scenary. On the way to Zakopane stop in D?bno with its beautiful 17th century timber church - a good example of local architecture. In the evening festive folk dinner with Highlander live music and dancing.

Day 7. Zakopane - Krakow

Transfer to Krakow Airport.