Lace, Mountains and...

Its unique location at the foot of the Beskidy mountains, by a vast lake, makes Zywiec and its surroundings ideal for spending active time outdoors.

The green, pristine nature of the Beskidy creates unlimited opportunities to relax in the bosom of nature. During our trip we’ll see how master-works of lacemaking are created, learn the history and future of the oldest brewery in Poland, and taste the traditional cream cakes – kremówki – beloved by Karol Wojtyla. 

Whoever visits this charming place at least once, where the mountains meet the ‘sea’, will always yearn to come back again...


Day 1. Zywiec

  • Arrival in Katowice, transfer to hotel.

  • Check-in at the hotel.

  • Guided tour of the city centre. Our tour here includes the Old Market Square, Zywiec Town Hall, the Żywiec Museum in the Old Castle with its fascinating cultural legacy exhibitions, as well as the Park Miniatur (‘Miniatures Park’) on the Castle’s grounds. Next we’ll visit the Habsburg Palace and cathedral, built in the mid to late 1900s.

  • Lunch at a local restaurant.

  • After lunch, we’ll visit the Żywiec Brewery Museum. This is the largest, most modern establishment of its kind in Poland. Visitors learn all about the past and present of the legendary Żywiec brewery. It’s nothing like a typical museum, with everything in glass cabinets and old ladies prowling around monitoring everyone. Instead, the Brewery Museum is a dynamic organism, constantly interacting with its guests. We will also have a chance to try some delicious Żywiec beer during our visit.

  • Our next stop will be the ‘Porabka-Zar’ pumped-storage hydroelectric plant – the second largest in Poland.

  • Dinner at the hotel.

  • Overnight stay in Zywiec.

Day 2. Zywiec - Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie - Zywiec

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • Transfer to the village of Miedzybrodzie Zywieckie, where we’ll be spending active time in an exciting rope park.

  • Cable-car ride up Zar Moutain, with panoramic views of the beautiful Zywiec Beskids.

  • Lunch at a local restaurant.

  • Optional paragliding session for those interested (separate charge).

  • Transfer to hotel and rest time.

  • In the evening we’ll have a paintball match in the bosom of nature!

  • Dinner at a local restaurant, with local delicacies.

  • Overnight stay in Zywiec.

Day 3. Zywiec - Koniakow - Zywiec

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • Transfer to the famous village of Koniakow, known for its long tradition of intricate lace-making.

  • During this tour we’ll see the Lace Museum and its adjacent beauty spot – Koczy Castle.

  • Our next stop will be in Istebna village, where amongst other things we’ll climb Złoty Gron peak and visit the memorial to Jerzy Kukuczka – one of the greatest alpine and high-altitude climbers in history. Kukuczka was part of an elite group of Polish Himalayan mountaineers who specialized in winter-time ascents.

  • Lunch at a local restaurant.

  • Transfer to the Wisla. There we’ll have opportunity to personally check the altitude of Polish ski-jump champion Adam Malysz’s ski jump. After that, we’ll take a short walk from the Koniakówka mountain pass to Milowka.

  • Finally, a visit to the Wedrowiec Fort in Wegierska Gorka.

  • Dinner at a local restaurant – a mountain feast, with live local music!

  • Arrival at the hotel.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 4. Zywiec - Wadowice

  • Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Transfer to Wadowice, famous as the birthplace of Pope John Paul II.

  • We’ll start our visit with a trip to the Museum of the Holy Father’s Family Home, in the actual family home of Pope John Paul II himself. The museum brings together various objects that belonged to Karol Wojtyła and his family. Next we’ll visit the Basilica of the Virgin Mary's Offertory, as well as the Old Market Square.

  • We’ll make a stop at the famous Galicjanka café, where Karol Wojtyla used to enjoy his favourite Kremowka papieska cream cakes.

  • Tea time, with sweet treats.

  • Next stop is St. Joseph’s Sanctuary at the Barefoot Carmelite Monastery.

  • Dinner at a local restaurant near Wadowice.

  • Transfer to the hotel and farewell dinner.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 5. Zywiec 

  • Breakfast in the hotel.

  • Transfer to the airport. 

  • Flight home. 


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