1. From Warsaw: Kazimierz Dolny Day Tour with Lunch
Following collection from Warsaw, depart for the town of Kazimierz Dolny. Once there, discover the town’s market square, the main point of the town which features a number of 17th-century buildings. The townhouses of the Przybyl brothers were built there in a Dutch and Italian Renaissance style, some of the most precious examples of secular architecture in Poland from the first half of the 17th century. Kazimierz Dolny is home to many painters and poets, inspired by the beauty of the surrounding landscape. The town is also a place rich in history. The glory days of the town started the in 14th century, when King Casimir the Great bought it and initiated its growth. Thanks to the Vistula River, the town could trade goods such as grain and wood with Gdansk – a crucial harbor city. The community that contributed the most to the town’s growth were the Jews, and you can find many traces of Jewish heritage in Kazimierz Dolny. They are claimed to have lived there even since the 11th century, and during the tour you can see the old Jewish Synagogue and the former Jewish district. If you have some more time and strength, you can reach the nearby Three Crosses Hill and admire the Vistula River winding through villages, forests, and gentle hills. The Kazmierz Dolny area is also well known for its loess ravines, which are great to discover. The most popular one is Korzeniowy Dol, whose projecting, twisted tree roots create a surreal, fairy-tale landscape. At the conclusion of your experience, your tour concludes with you trying a traditional rooster made of pastry – a symbol of Kazimierz Dolny.