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Coastal Cooking in Pomerania and Gdansk
The Pomerania region of Poland is an exciting destination for a culinary vacation. The region offers unique and delicious seafood and other types of specialties found only in this part of Poland. In addition, the area is full of spectacular beaches and scenery, thanks to the Baltic Sea coast and three diverse sub-regions of Western Pomerania, Kuyavia and Kaszubia or Kashubia. Kashubians are of particular interest, they live in the Eastern part of Pomerania which is often referred to as "Kashubian Switzerland". They have a distinct cuisine, culture, language, musical style and artform. Kashubian folklore is still alive and carefully looked after to this day. We'll be cooking with Kashubian women in their villages and learning about their rich cultural traditions throughout the entire week.
The Baltic Sea coast witnessed many historical events but most people remember the beginning of trade union “Solidarity” in Gdansk shipyard in September 1980. Gdansk is also considered the most beautiful city in Pomerania. Together with Sopot and Gdynia they form a metropolitan area called Tricity (Trojmiasto). For those who prefer more peaceful places to visit there are beautiful parks such as Bory Tucholskie National Park, which has recently been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Spend seven glorious days exploring Pomerania region during this unforgettable culinary vacation in Poland. Travel from Gdansk to Sopot, Gdynia and Malbork, home to the Teutonic Knights castle and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight stays in beautifully restored palaces, castles, manors and/or boutique hotels. Participate in hands-on and demonstration style cooking classes in quaint villages with local women and professional chefs in the regional capital. You'll dine in the areas finest restaurants, take daily excursions to fascinating old cities and towns with rich histories making this truly a once in a lifetime adventure!
7-day/6-night custom-designed, intimate cooking vacation in Pomerania region of Poland, immersed in beautiful Gdansk and the unique Kashubian culture.
Elegant and comfortable accommodations at Manor House Lisewski Dwor and 4-star Hotel Gdansk, located in Gdansk Old Town.
Visits to local markets; opportunities to learn crafts from local artists.
Hands-on and demonstration-style cooking lessons throughout the week.
Delicious regional cuisine: freshly made meals and breads, plus wine, beer and vodka tastings.
Visits to agrotourist farms, famous for warm hospitality and Polish countryside experiences.
Motor excursions into famous cities and towns to see renowned art and architecture, including buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The option to extend your time in Tri-City and further explore this spectacular northern region of Poland.
Even though our vacations are leisurely, you may want to consider staying an extra night in Villa Baltica in Sopot and Hotel Gdansk, located in Gdansk Old Town, before and/or after the trip. You may find that the extra time will make your week even more relaxing and enjoyable.
Six nights accommodations, double-occupancy, with en suite bathroom (three nights at Manor House Lisewski Dwor and three nights at Hotel Gdansk, located in Gdansk Old Town).
Arrival transfer from Villa Baltica in Sopot at 10:00 a.m. to Manor House Lisewski Dwor.
Dinner as outlined on itinerary
Local beer, house wine, tea, and coffee with all included meals (Please note that cocktail drinks and drinks consumed outside of mealtime are not included)
Three 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
Transportation where specified
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
June 17 - June 23, 2018
$2,950 per person, based on double-occupancy ($500 deposit). Single supplement is $350 - program as described above.
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