Delve into the natural splendor of the UNESCO-listed Bialowieza Forest on a full-day trip to the natural expanse from Warsaw. Alongside your guide, you’ll observe one of Europe’s largest populations of bison and see the private hunting residence of a former Russian tsar. Revitalize with a traditional Polish lunch and then visit Hajnowka, home to the world’s largest Orthodox Music Festival. On this small-group tour — limited to eight people — you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
After pickup at your Warsaw hotel, you’ll board a coach destined for the UNESCO-listed Bialowieski National Park — a 345,000-acre (140,000-hectare) expanse home to Europe’s largest population of Bison.
By the side of your guide, you’ll enter a strictly protected area and relish the silence of the forest as you explore. Admire countless tree species and enjoy the English-style Palace Park, part of a former Russian tsar’s private hunting lodge.
Next, see the oldest building in Bialowieza — a 19th-century manor — before observing herds of mighty bison in their natural habitat. At lunchtime, you’ll revitalize with lunch at a restaurant housed in a charming wooden train station, once owned by Russian royalty.
On the way back to Warsaw, stop at the traditional village of Hajnowka to hear about its annual hosting of the largest Orthodox Music Festival in the world. If the bar is open, you’ll experience the communist theme of U Wolodzi bar and its soviet memorabilia.
Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Warsaw hotel.