FOLK ROUTE

FOLK ROUTE

POLISH FOLKLORE TOUR

Day 1

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Gdansk

Gdansk - the coat of arms

  • transfer from the airport or ferry terminal
  • check in at the hotel
  • meals

Hotel in Gdansk in the Main City

Hotel

Day 2

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Wdzydze Kiszewskie – Gdansk

Kashubia - the coat of arms

  • transfer to Wdzydze Kiszewskie
  • Kashubian Ethnographic Park in Wdzydze Kiszewskie
  • lunch
  • spare time
  • return to Gdansk
  • dinner
  • accommodation

Lunch in a historical inn in the open-air museum

Meals

Dinner – beer feast with music live

KASHUBIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC PARK

The Kashubian Ethnographic Park area is 22 ha. It is Poland’s oldest open-air museum, founded in 1906. The museum depicts life of Kashubian and Kociewie village inhabitants between the 17th and the middle of 20th century. It consists of 49 objects of folk architecture – peasant and noble farmhouses, huts and manor houses, inns, a school, churches, windmills, a smithy and a sawmill.

Day 3

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‘The Chequered Land’ – Slowinski National Park

Slowinski National Park

  • departure from Gdansk
  • ‘The Chequered Land’:

Albrecht’s Farm (No. 8) in Swolowo

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Museum of Slovinic Region in Kluki

  • lunch
  • Slowinski National Park – Polish Sahara
  • dinner
  • return to Gdansk
  • accommodation

Tasting of homemade beer brewed with the use of traditional Slovinic recipes

Tasting of beer

Slovinic regional own made dishes for lunch

Meals

Dinner – game dishes

THE CHEQUERED LAND

‘The Chequered Land’ – the name derived from typical farmhouses built of timber framing. This kind of development was distinctive for prosperous Pomeranian houses from the beginning of 19th century. ‘The Chequered Land’ was inhabited by Slovincians – a relict population of Kashubians. Currently it is a home for descendants of post-war displaced persons from other part of Poland and Ukraine.

SWOLOWO

Capital of ‘The Chequered Land’, acknowledged as European Village of Cultural Heritage.

SLOWINSKI NATIONAL PARK

Slowinski National Park is called Polish Sahara. The highest dune which is Lacka Hill is elevated about 40 m above sea level. Its height vary depending on the season and wind direction.

Day 4

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Nowy Dwor Gdanski – Zulawy (delta area of Vistula) – Vistula Spit

Nowy Dwor Gdanski - the coat of arms

  • transfer to Nowy Dwor Gdanski
  • Zulawskie Museum, short stroll by the town
  • excursion by narrow-gauge railway to Rybina
  • port of call in Cyganek

Chata Zulawska – the old hut representative for the local architecture

Cemetery of 11 Villages and gothic-baroque church

– lunch

  • sightseeing of Rybina

railway swing bridge

pump house

  • transit by bus to Jantar
  • relaxation on the beach
  • return to Gdansk
  • dinner
  • accommodation

Lunch – regional delicacies

Meals

Dinner – Dutch cuisine

Excursion by narrow-gauge railway

Excursion by narrow-gauge railway

THE VISTULA SPIT

The Vistula Spit – this is a huge sandy dune. Its height in some parts exceeds 30 m. The Vistula Spit separates The Vistula Lagoon and Zulawy from Gdansk Bay. The eastern part belongs to Russian Federation. The localities of the spit were formerly small Kashubian fishing villages, today are popular resorts.

JANTAR

A small village called Jantar is proclaimed as the capital of Polish Amber Coast. The name comes from an Old Polish word for amber. It is said that exactly in this locality the sea washes out large quantities of amber and therefore this is a perfect place for amber hunting. Especially after storms, there is a big chance to find large and small nuggets among tiny shells and pieces of wood. The finals of World Championship in Amber Hunting take place in Jantar. If you don’t find your own nugget of amber you can take a bath in the sea or catch the sun on the beautiful, virgin, sandy beach.

Zulawski Historical Park in Nowy Dwor Gdanski. Folk tour – Hit The Road Travel

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ZULAWSKI HISTORICAL PARK

The Zulawski Historical Park in Nowy Dwor Gdanski is the most interesting exhibition in Pomerania devoted to the Mennonites – a religious Anabaptist minority in the Netherlands. After having experienced persecutions in the Netherlands the community decided to leave the country. The Mennonites resettled Zulawy and found there their new home.

Day 5

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Hel

Hel - the coat of arms

  • cruise to Hel
  • walking tour in Hel:

Wiejska Street

harbour

timber framing, piscatorial cottages from the cusp of XVIII and XIX century

  • lunch
  • Fishery Museum
  • beach
  • return by ship or train
  • dinner and accommodation in Gdansk

Lunch in Hel – fish of the morning catch

Meals

Dinner in Gdansk – Kashubian feast – folk music live

Cruise to Hel

Cruise to Hel

The villages situated on the Hel Peninsula were small Kashubian fishing villages in the past. Today they are considered the nicest bathing resorts on the coast. The shoal South of the peninsula and winds blowing often here make this area the ideal place for windsurfers.

The narrowest place in Hel Peninsula is only 150 m wide.

Day 6

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Kashubia – Sopot

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  • transfer to Gniewino

– ‘Kashubian Eye’ – viewing platform

  • Nadole:

heritage park – Puck Regional Museum

– Zarnowieckie Lake

  • Salino – manor house
  • transfer to Wierzchucino
  • lunch
  • Debki – beach
  • transfer to Sopot
  • dinner
  • return to Gdansk

Lunch

Kashubian dishes in an old watermill

Meals

Dinner in Sopot

OPEN-AIR MUSEUM IN NADOLE

The heritage park in Nadole – a 19th century farm with original equipment.

Zarnowieckie Lake. Folk tour – Hit The Road Travel

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ZARNOWIECKIE LAKE

Zarnowieckie Lake – the place where Zarnowiec Nuclear Power Plant was being built. The construction works were halted after Chernobyl catastrophe. Nowadays the dispute on the necessity of such an investment in the country has been revived. One of the locations currently considered for the plant is the abandoned construction site.

DEBKI

Wide beaches with tiny, clear, white sand and Piasnica meadows – full of birds  are not the only advantages of a small seaside village – Debki. There is also the biggest and currently the most popular nudist beach in Poland.

Day 7

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Kartuzy – Szymbark

Kartuzy - the coat of arms

  • transfer to Kartuzy

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary collegiate church

Kashubian Museum

  • transfer to Szymbark

The Regional Centre of Eductation and Promotion

  • lunch
  • return to Gdansk
  • dinner
  • accommodation

Lunch in Szymbark

Tasting beer from the local brewery

Meals

Traditional Gdansk dishes for dinner

Goldwasser tasting

Goldwasser tasting

GOLDWASSER

 famous Gdansk vodka with flakes of pure gold

Beer tasting

Tasting beer from the local brewery in Szymbark

SZYMBARK

The upside down cottage is the biggest attraction of Szymbark Centre. The house is an allegory of the modern world where the value system is ‘turned upside down’. Regardless of the message, children love the cottage.

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY COLLEGIATE CHURCH

Carthusians’ monastic church built between 1383 and 1405. It has characteristic roof in the shape of coffin.

Day 8

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Gdansk

  • transfer to the airport or ferry terminal
  • meals

from 165 € per person*

* for 25-person group. The price includes guided tour, guide assistance, bus transits, cruise, excursion by narrow-gauge railway and admissions. The price does not include accommodation and meals.

The programme is addressed to groups from 5 to 50 people

Book!

+48 796-096-431
info@hittheroad.pl

Legend

  • hotel
  • ferry or ship cruise
  • horse riding
  • knowledge
  • shopping
  • bus transfer
  • canoeing rally
  • monuments
  • art
  • attractions for kids
  • meals
  • amusement park
  • workshop or team building
  • car rental
  • plane
  • bike trips
  • swimming pool
  • active
  • relax
  • fishing
  • walking tour
  • diving
  • nature
  • spa
  • nature study
  • RIB
  • narrow-gauge railway
  • surfing
  • adventure park
  • bungee jumping
  • go-karts
  • golf
  • off-roading
  • zip-line
  • shotting range or paintball
  • quads

Polish folklore tour, folk tour (travel package) – Kashubian folklore, mennonites, open air museums, Goldwasser tasting, beer feast, traditional cuisine, folk music.