Poland Tours

Poland offers life-changing, eye-opening tour possibilities for every performer. The American Celebration of Music will incorporate the best that Poland’s great cities have to offer, by arranging amazing concert venues and "must-see" site-seeing experiences. Please click on the itinerary links below to discover the best fit for your ensemble. Remember — in order to maximize your cultural and musical experience abroad, we consider these tour options a solid starting point, upon which we can further customize the ideal concert tour for your ensemble.

 

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Tour #1 - 5 nights | 7 days
Warsaw | Czestochowa | Wieliczka | Krakow | Auschwitz

Arrive in Warsaw. Take a tour of the Royal Castle, seat of kings of Poland. Continue on to the historic Rynek for time at leisure. Half-day sightseeing includes visits to the Cathedral of St. John, the Lazienki Park and Palace (the "Palace on the Water"), also see the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, and the Monument to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Poland. Transfer to Czestochowa for a guided tour that includes entrance to the Monastery of Jasna Góra. There, a monk will guide your visit to the Basilica of the Holy Cross and the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, which holds the Black Madonna, the monastery's most precious treasure. Also see the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin, Knight's Hall, Treasury, and Arsenal. Continue to Wieliczka to see the underground world of the oldest Salt Mine in Europe. Transfer to Krakow for a guided tour. Start with the Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill. Afterwards, drive to the Old Town with the Main Market Square and its magnificent houses and palaces. Also visit the Church of St. Mary, located on the Main Market Square. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Poland. Excursion to Auschwitz to take a tour of the famous Nazi camp. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.


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Tour #2 - 6 nights | 8 days
Krakow | Lagiewniki | Kalvaria | Zebrzydowska | Wadowice | Auschwitz | Czestochowa | Wieliczka

Arrive in Krakow. Take a panoramic tour of Old Krakow. Take a guided sightseeing tour. Start with a visit to the Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill. Afterwards, drive to the Old Town with its Main Market Square and its magnificent houses and palaces. In the middle of the square is the Cloth Hall, built before 1349 but altered in the 16th century with many shopping stalls inside. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Poland. Full-day excursion to some of the most inspiring sites in the life of Pope John Paul II. Start in the outskirts of Krakow in Lagiewniki, location of the Sanctuary of Our Lord's Mercy, and the modern Basilica of The Divine Mercy, site of the Lord's Mercy icon created by the visionary Polish nun Saint Faustina. Continue on to Kalvaria Zebrzydowska, site of the oldest and most unusual Stations of the Cross in Poland, planned to replicate the layout of Jerusalem. Continue on to Wadowice, where you will visit the birthplace of Pope John Paul II and also the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary, where he was baptized. Take a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp outside of Krakow. Return to Krakow. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Poland. A full-day sightseeing tour in Czestochowa includes the entrance to the Monastery of Jasna Góra. There, a local monk will guide your visit to the Basilica of the Holy Cross and the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, which holds the Black Madonna, the monastery’s most precious treasure. Also see the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin, Knight's Hall, Treasury, and Arsenal. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Poland. Excursion to Wieliczka to see the underground world of the oldest salt mine in Europe. Also visit the Salt Works Museum. For choirs only: optional a cappella recital in the cathedral in the mine. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.


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Tour #3 - 7 nights | 9 days
Warsaw | Czestochowa | Krakow | Wieliczka | Auschwitz | Wroclaw

Arrive in Warsaw. Take a tour of the Royal Castle, seat of kings of Poland. Continue on to the historic Rynek for time at leisure. Half-day sightseeing includes visits to the Cathedral of St. John, the Lazienki Park and Palace (the "Palace on the Water"), also see the Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, and the Monument to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Poland. Transfer to Czestochowa for a guided tour that includes entrance to the Monastery of Jasna Góra. There, a monk will guide your visit to the Basilica of the Holy Cross and the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, which holds the Black Madonna, the monastery’s most precious treasure. Also see the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin, Knight's Hall, Treasury, and Arsenal. Transfer to Krakow for a guided tour. Start with the Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill. Afterwards, drive to the Old Town with the Main Market Square and its magnificent houses and palaces. Also visit the Church of St. Mary, located on the Main Market Square. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Poland. Excursion to Wieliczka to see the underground world of the oldest Salt Mine in Europe. Return to Krakow for an afternoon at your leisure in the Old Market Square. For choirs only: sing a recital in the Saint Kinga Chapel. Transfer to Wroclaw by way of Auschwitz to take a tour of the famous Nazi camp. Half-day sightseeing in Wroclaw includes the breathtaking Aula Leopoldina at Wroclaw University, Old Town Square, Piasek Island (with its Church of St. Mary on Piasek, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and the Church of the Holy Cross). Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Poland. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.


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Tour #4 - 8 nights | 10 days - Berlin | Leipzig Dresden | Wroclaw | Auschwitz | Krakow | Wieliczka

Arrive in Berlin. Take a panoramic tour of Berlin’s highlights. Take a one-hour cruise on the River Spree. Take a half-day guided tour of Berlin, including Unter den Linden, Kurfürstendamm, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Berliner Dom, Reichstag, the Imperial Parliament, a huge and elegantly proportioned Neo-Renaissance palace and entrance to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Germany. Transfer to Leipzig. A guided tour of Leipzig includes entrance to St. Thomas Church (famous because Bach was the organist and choirmaster here, and it is the home of the St. Thomas Boys Choir, one of the most famous in the world). Also visit the Bach Museum. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Germany. Transfer to Wroclaw. Stop en route in Dresden for a guided tour of this "Florence on the Elbe" including the Cathedral, the Neustadt Quarter, Semperoper, and entrances to the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche and the world-famous Zwinger Palace with its Old Masters Gallery. Half-day sightseeing in Wroclaw includes the breathtaking Aula Leopoldina at Wroclaw University, Old Town Square, Piasek Island (with its Church of St. Mary on Piasek, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and the Church of the Holy Cross). Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Poland. Transfer to Krakow by way of Auschwitz to take a tour of the famous Nazi camp. Take a guided sightseeing tour. Start with the Royal Castle and Cathedral on the Wawel Hill. Afterwards, drive to the Old Town with the Main Market Square and its magnificent houses and palaces. Also visit the Church of St. Mary, located right on the Main Market Square. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Poland. Excursion to Wieliczka to see the underground world of the oldest Salt Mine in Europe. For choirs only: sing a recital in the Saint Kinga Chapel. Return to Kra


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