I really liked our vacation. We were so amazed by the beautiful sights that Poland has to offer. We had a nice balance of natural scenery, architecture and history. I especially enjoyed Gdansk, Torun, Krakow and Zakopane. The tour guides we had in Warsaw and Torun were super! It was fantastic being able to add on a visit to Prague as well.
I really enjoyed the convenience of having an agent ,who knows the country, organize the itinerary, transportation, accommodations and many of the tickets to the sights as well as tour guides. I really appreciated having been able to email Monika for help, as well, during our trip when I had questions or difficulties. She was very helpful and patient.
The taxis and train system were at times stressful. We would have liked to have been picked up sooner from our hotel and had more time at the train stations prior to departure as it was quite stressful and difficult figuring out which platforms, tracks and trains we were looking for. Some stations didn’t have this information as clearly marked as others and often, the information was only in Polish. Having more time prior to departure to figure all of this out would have been helpful. Also, it would have been helpful to know whether our hotels had elevators or not. Luggage was sometimes difficult to transport up and down stairs in hotels where there weren’t elevators (e.g., Guesthouse in Zakopane). Also, a little warning about the train stations which usually didn't have elevators, escalators or even ramps for luggage would have been helpful. The stations typically have many stairs to get to platforms. Knowing this would have been helpful when deciding which kind of bags to pack (This is perhaps just for those visiting from places like North America).