Date: Feb 14 2020, 12 a.m. - Feb 17 2020
Thursday: Check in
Check in will open at 11:30 p.m on Thursday night. After settling into your seat you will lean back and relax while your comfortable coach whisks you away to Poland just after the stroke of midnight. Don’t forget the essentials for your overnight ride. Blankets, pillows, power banks, snacks and drinks will all help make your journey to Boleslowiac more enjoyable.
Friday: Polish Pottery and Krakow
Start off a romantic Valentines Day n the town of Boleslowiac, home to the famous Polish Pottery factories. Hand-made ceramics with a distinctive blue glaze have been a local specialty in Boleslowiac since the middle ages, and buying directly from the factories will keep your costs low as you start or complete your pottery collection. After a break for lunch in the city center, you will continue to Krakow, arriving in time for a dinner in one of the city’s many restaurants. Simple and delicious, Poland’s hearty food and unique flavors are sure to make your Valentine’s Dinner extra special.
Krakow, Polands former capital and second largest city, has been called one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Its entire Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. After a morning tour of the city center you will have free time to explore lively city. The horse-drawn carriage rides starting from the Main Market Square are an excellent way to see the city, and you are sure to enjoy your lunch at one of the many traditional restaurants, pubs and cafes located underneath the vaulted ceilings of the medieval cellars. No visit to Krakow is complete until you have had a ring shaped Obwarzanki. Your tour manager will be happy to arrange additional excursions* to the Wieliczak Salt Mines* or to Schindler Factory*.
Sunday: Free day or visit to Auschwitz**
Auschwitz** will forever remain the black hole of the entire human history, and is an important and tragic reminder of the horrors of the past which must never be allowed to happen again. Your visit to both Auschwitz and Birkenau** will horrify you, but is one of the things which should be on your to-do list while serving in Europe. While nobody will ever say that they enjoyed their visit to the camps, your free evening in Krakow and a meal of Pierogi, dumplings stuffed with the filling of your choice, is sure to lift your spirits.
Monday: Return to Kaiserslautern
After breakfast, you will board your coach for your return home.
* Optional excursion paid directly to tour manager
** Not recommended for children under 12
- Double Occupancy: $429 per person
- Single Occupancy: $579
- Up to 2 children under 12 in family room or adjoining double room with 2 paid adults: $329 p.c.
- Infants under 3 in existing bedding with adult: $149 p.c.
- Round trip tour bus transportation
- 3 nights lodging at a four star City Center hotel in Krakow
- Daily breakfast
- Guided tour of Krakow
- Guided tour of Auschwitz**
- Free digital travel guidebook downloaded from Army Libraries
What to Bring:
- Comfortable, weather appropriate shoes and clothing
- Debit/Credit Card or Polish Zloty
- Military ID and Tourist Passport
Departure: 12:01 a.m. from Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Barracks, bldg. 2905
Return: Around 9 p.m. on Monday
All reservations must be made through Army Outdoor Recreation. Sign up today by contacting:
Army Outdoor Recreation, Kaiserslautern Community
Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905
- 10% for cancellations made until Tuesday, January 14
- 35% for cancellations made on or after Wednesday, January 15
- 70% for cancellations made on or after Friday, January 31
- 100% for cancellations made on or after Friday, February 7
- In the event that a customer cancellation results in a fee charged to Outdoor Recreation, regardless of the date of that cancellation, the total sum of those fees will be passed along to the customer.
- Tel: +49 (0)631-3406-4117
- Military DSN Tel: (314)493-4117