Tours

Experience Poland Tours based on a lifetime of living in, working and travelling to Poland.

9 – 20 April 2018 (*Far East Poland 20-23 April 2018)

Tour highlights:

  • Private guided tour of  the Baltic Miniature Textiles and networking with the exhibition’s key’s visionaries and curators
  • Immerse and explore Baltic Coast and Gdansk’s Old Town and regional’s gold – naturally formed amber
  • Private tour of Textile Conservation’s Studio
  • Visit home of the largest textile exhibition in the world, the International Textile Exhibition
  • Cooking Class and Polish Food Sampling, including naturally fermented foods
  • Explore traditional textile designs and patterns
  • Network with locals, artists, artisans and creative businesses
  • Creative workshop –  “The best of natural materials – linen and amber”
  • Experience first hand key geographical regions, their unique landscapes and local food and treasures.
  • Locals’ Homes – Home stay & private studios experience
  • Explore rural and remote areas of Eastern Poland
  • Discover cultural diversity of the region and its influence across culture, food and traditions
  • Relax in the world class, purpose build hot spring facilities
  • Experience local parks and gardens and the country’s love for natural herbal products
  • Concert – Oliva Cathedra’s Organ Concert

 

12 October – 26 October 2018

Tour highlights:

  • Private guided tour of  the Baltic Miniature Textiles and networking with the exhibition key’s visionaries and curators
  • Immerse and explore Baltic Coast and Gdansk’s Old Town and regional’s gold – naturally formed amber
  • Private tour of Textile Conservation’s Studio
  • Visit home of the largest textile exhibition in the world, the International Textile Exhibition
  • Explore post-industrial creative hubs and their communities
  • Cooking Class and Polish Food Sampling, including naturally fermented foods
  • Explore traditional textile designs and patterns
  • Network with locals, artists, artisans and creative businesses
  • Creative workshop – “Explore the art of Ikons” or “Mixed Media – textiles, painting and contemporary embroidery”
  • Experience first hand key geographical regions, their unique landscapes and local food and treasures
  • Locals’ Homes – Home stay & private studios experience
  • Explore rural and remote areas of Eastern Poland
  • Discover cultural diversity of the region and its influence across culture, food and traditions
  • Relax in the world class, purpose build hot spring facilities
  • Explore parks and gardens and the country’s love for natural, slow food and herbal products
  • Learn about raw flax fibre and linen processing (only available during Autumn)
  • Gdansk’s Philharmonic Orchestra – Concert

6 May – 21 May 2019

Inclusions:

Mazovia Region Offering

  • Warsaw: Private tour of Textiles Conservation Studio, Old Town
  • Central Textile Museum and their unique, one of the biggest textile collections, City of Łódz
  • Łódz: Discover the city’s famous murals & explore its long, textile traditions
  • Creativity, Design and Textiles – get to know the city’s famous design credentials
  • Workshop using local linen fibre and amber
  • Explore Polish traditional folk designs
  • Home stay experience, including home cooked meal and refreshment
  • Textiles themed shopping experience and more…

 

Krakow Offering

  • Old Town: Wawel Castle’s Textile Arrases, Oriental Collection, Jewish District
  • Tatra Mountain – discover region’s traditional designs, styles and artwork as well as famous local food
  • Tatra Mountain Natural Hot Springs; immerse in the world class, purpose build hot springs facilities; unwind in the relaxing atmosphere; breath-taking view over Tatra Mountains
  • Networking opportunity with local textile and fibre artists at their homes and studios (Krakow and Zakopane)
  • Personal time to explore and experience the city’s vibrant history, cultural and artisan sites
  • Private Polish Traditional Gourmet Cooking Class
  • Artisan shopping

Silesia Region Offering

  • Visiting a cultural hub on a former underground deep coal mining site – Silesia Museum; focus on contemporary textiles, fibre art, printing and installations
  • Taste the best traditional Silesian food, immerse in unique Silesian hospitality at a contemporary, slow food, site-prepared regional eatery
  • Explore one of the most interesting post-industrial exhibition venues; get to know Silesian creative networks

Far East Region – Lublin Offering

  • Insights into linen fibre processing and production
  • Local vibrant art scene
  • Lublin Castle – textile collections; styles, designs and patterns of the region
  • Lublin’s Multicultural Centre – explore the city’s amazing cultural hub and its local artist scene
  • Natural Park Reserves, herbariums/arboretums

Baltic Coast Offering

  • Networking opportunities at Museum of City of Gdynia, a home of International Miniature Textile Collection, Baltic Miniatures
  • Old Town – Gdansk,  Amber Museum, Art gallery/workshop site visit – amber and silversmith jeweller
  • Baltic coast – Explore Sopot, Gdynia & Gdansk
  • Networking opportunities with performing artists

 

*Optional opportunity to visit remote, far east of part of Poland and its remarkable last European native bushland and its wild life.