Based at the Centre of Europe the Republic of Poland is bordered by Germany to the west, Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south and Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus to the east; to the north is Russia and the Baltic Sea.






Poland is an incredible country and one less visited by many of us in the UK so this is your chance to join our friendly group and explore this exciting and beautiful foreign country which is steeped in history.

Great cultural and geographical beauty can be found on the south side of Poland where the region of Krakow lies along with a majestic World Heritage Site – the ancient seat of Polish kings.


The local cuisine is fabulous and the cultural scene in this country is simply vibrant.

Social Circle this year are going to be visiting Poland for a week (and is one of our popular all-inclusives) which will see us walking to the foothills of the Tatra mountains.  The Tatra Mountains are a short range of Jurassic limestone peaks which rear above the spectacular Dunajec Gorge.

Social Circle May 2013 Poland Itinerary:

25th May (Saturday) – arrive Krakow, check into central located hostel with dinner followed by pub crawl

26th May (Sunday) – a relaxing day and a chance to really sightesee, we have a guided tour of the Krakow Old Town and then an optional half day trip to Wieliczka salt mines follwed by dinner in Krakow Old Town

27th May (Monday Bank Holiday) – we head for Szczawnica Spa situated in the Pieniny range; taking a stroll across the historic spa centre we have lunch then begin a 4 mile walk up to Przehyba shelter for the evening followed by dinner

28th May – Walking from Wysoka viewpoint to Durbaszka shelter for the night we enjoy dinner

29th May – 5.5mile walk across Lower Pieniny to Slovakia for lunch, then 5.5mile walk to shelter Orlica for dinner and the night

30th May – ferry across Dunajec river, 2mile walk up Sokolica and Czertez, packed lunch, 5mile walk up Three Crowns summit and down to the shelter for the night (total walking distance 7miles, difficulty 3-4, some easy scrambling in parts)

31st May – transfer to Czerwony Klasztor in Slovakia, sightseeing, lunch, rafting down Dunajec river back to Szczawnica, free time (optional spa treatments), dinner and night out in Muzyczna Owczarnia club

1st June – visit to Krakow, last minute shopping, fly home

ALL INCLUSIVE: all meals, transfers, transport, rafting, accommodation, national park fees, professional mountain guides and your co-pilot

What’s not included: flight/drinks.

Flights: Ryanair: 25th (Sat) to 1st (Sat), Liverpool to Krakow (can car share to Liverpool, car park is dead chaeap if booked in advance, less than £30 so cheaper than bus), roughly £150 rtn, leaving Liverpool at 1:45pm returning from Krakow at 5:50pm

A non-refundable deposit of only £100 will secure your place with the balance due 10 weeks in advance.

Social Circle amazing member price of £445 and £495 for non members.