Fall of Communism Politics

4 days/ 3 nights

From only £519pp

Overview

4 days/ 3 nights From only £519pp

Belonging to the Eastern Bloc was not the choice of the Poles.  Investigate the effect that communism had on Poland and life after revolution on this tour. 

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a B&B basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:15 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Flight to Warsaw. Meet the welcome rep and transfer to accommodation. Free time to explore the Old Town.

  • Day 2

    Guided tour of the city, inc. Palace of Culture and the Parade Square. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Divine Providence.

  • Day 3

    Transfer to Gdansk (5 1/2 hours). Free time to explore the Old Town.

  • Day 4

    Morning ‘Roads to Freedom’ trail inc. the Gdansk Shipyard, scene of the strikes. Transfer to airport for evening return flight.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Understand origins of the Cold War at this museum that presents the Polish experience of the war and its aftermath.
  • Features the “Roads to Freedom” exhibition. Located in the Gdansk shipyards where Lech Wałęsa led the 1979 strike that led to the birth of Solidarity.
  • ZOO sightseeing by an amusing train.
  • ‘The Blue Lamb’ – a multimedia exhibition in an old granary. Discover life in medieval Gdansk using all senses – sight, hearing, smell and touch.
  • Educational science centre set in parkland & ruined 19th-century fort, with interactive exhibits.
  • Includes Novy Swiat, the Radziwill Palace, the Memorial to Józef Piłsudski, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Saxon Gardens, Marszałkowska and the Palace of Culture and Science.
  • Fragments of the Ghetto Wall marks the border between the Warsaw Ghetto and the "Aryan" part of the city after November 16, 1940.
  • In the middle of a large, attractive square beside the POLIN Museum, you'll find the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, which commemorates the first Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943.
  • The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital. The exhibition depicts fighting and everyday life during the Rising, keeping occupation terror in the background.
  • The orphanage in which Korczak led the famous march of the children still exists and is still in use. It may be visited by prior arrangement.