The Flavors of Lower Silesia and Wroclaw Culinary Vacation
Our Lower Silesia culinary vacation offers a fantastic introduction to a rare gem in the world of European cuisine. It remains a little-known culinary destination, unless, of course, you are of Polish ancestry. In that case, you’ll remember eating delicious, traditional Polish food during holidays while enjoying the music, dance, and rich traditions so intertwined with the cuisine. Whether you join us as a traveler discovering Poland for the first time, or you are seeking to reconnect with your own family traditions, this will be a unique and meaningful vacation that provides a strong sense of home in the midst of new experiences.
Outdoor Attractions: Situated in southwest Poland, this area features diverse wildlife, the rugged Sudety mountains, rivers and pastoral valleys, as well as striking cave formations, old growth forests, and more than a dozen scenic and national parks. In the towns and villages, people celebrate the outdoors in their gorgeous botanical gardens, pristine mineral springs, and healing health resorts.
People who have settled in the Lower Silesia region come from many different parts of Poland and Europe. They are known for their hospitality and willingness to share their agricultural lifestyle with visitors, which is one reason why agrotourism is growing so rapidly here. We’ll visit agrotourist farms and participate in hands-on cooking classes. With the local farmers as our teachers, we’ll learn how to prepare both regional and traditional specialties.
Urban Amenities: Wroclaw, the capital of Lower Silesia, nicknamed “The Venice of Poland,” sits on twelve islands along the Odra River. This historic city showcases Gothic, Flemish, and Viennese Baroque architecture, although it’s known as a progressive incubator of avant-garde theatre and modern art. With a thriving university and growing scientific sector, the diverse population demands eclectic entertainment, fine restaurants, and trendy boutique shopping.
After we’ve dined and cooked with chefs in some of this vibrant city’s best restaurants, an architectural and historic tour of Wroclaw will round out our experience.
We know you’ll fall in love with the beauty of Lower Silesia, and with its culinary abundance. You’ll want to return to this region of Poland again and again!
Day By Day Itinerary
Our Exciting Itinerary for “The Flavors of Lower Silesia and Wroclaw” Culinary Vacation
Day 1 – Sunday
Day 2 – Monday
Day 3 – Tuesday
Day 4 – Wednesday
Day 5 – Thursday
Day 6 – Friday
Day 7 – Saturday
Even though our vacations are leisurely, you may want to consider an extra night at the Wroclaw and Tumski hotels in the city of Wroclaw before and/or after the program. You may find that the extra time will make your week even more relaxing and enjoyable.
- Six nights accommodations double occupancy with ensuite bathroom (four nights at the Zamek na Skale castle and two nights at Tumski hotel in Wroclaw)
- Arrival transfer from Wroclaw hotel at 10:00 a.m. to Zamek na Skale castle
- Daily breakfast
- Six dinners
- Six lunches
- Local beer, house wine, tea and coffee with all included meals (Please note that drinks consumed outside of mealtime are not included)
- Four hands-on and/or demonstration style cooking lessons
- White cooking apron with Poland Culinary Vacations logo
- Excursions to cultural sites, all entrance fees and food artisan visits
- City tour of Wroclaw (with professional city guide)
- Boat ride on Odra river in Wroclaw
- Transportation where specified
- English interpreters
- All luggage transfers
- Taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included
- Airfare or other non-specified transportation to the trip starting point, and from the trip ending point
- Meals and alcoholic beverages not specified in the itinerary
- Personal expenses such as laundry or telephone calls
- Passport or visa fees
- End of vacation gratuities for guides (not required, but greatly appreciated)
- Insurance of any kind
Option 1. $2,950 per person, based on double-occupancy ($500 deposit). Single supplement is $350 – program as described above, lodging in four and five star hotels, all meals included.
Option 2. $1475 per person, based on double-occupancy ($500 deposit). Single supplement is $350 – program as described above, lodging in two and three star hotels. Thursday dinner in the city on your own. No specials or discounts apply.