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Kashubia (Kaszuby)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

118246


Categories

Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. If children are supervised by an adult.

Friendly: No.
People with disabilities must be able to get in and out of a car and to walk.
Visit in the pottery factory rather not possible due to narrow stars. During the waiting time (about 25 minutes)it is possible to seat on the lake shore or in the local restaurant.
People with dizziness can enter upside house at their own risk. It is possible also to return after a few steps.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Polish (fluent), English (advanced)

One day in the lake district with guide feels and familiar with Kaszuby.


The name "Cassubia" was used first time in XIII century and concerned the part of Western Pomerania.
Later the Slavic ethnic group was named Kaszuby (Kaszubs, Kashubians.
Today, Kashubia is situated in the Eastern part of Pomerania in Northern Poland and is consisting of some regions.
I would like to invite you to make a trip to Kashubian Switzerland and to visit Żukowo, Kartuzy, Chmielno and Szymbark.
It will be not only occassion to see the Norbertine and Cartusian Monastery Churches but also to touch Kashubian folklore in Regional Centre in Szymbark where you will see the upside house, the longest wooden board registered in Guiness Record Book, Siberian houses and where you can taste beer from local brewery. On the way we will stop in old pottery factory in Chmielno.
To enrich your visit in Kashubia the folklore musician group can be ordered.
The tour can be modified according to our mutual agreement.
Ask also for other Kashubian tours (incl. Wdzydze, Puck) which can be tailored to your specific demands

Itinerary

We will go firstly to the previous Norbertine Monastery Church in Żukowo with interesting old interiors and history.
Then you will have the opportunity to see the former Cartusian Monastery Church in Kartuzy with the only remaining hermitage.
On our way to Szymbark we will stop in Chmielno to see the old pottery factory.
It will be also occasion to buy the traditional Kashubian pottery made from many generation by Necel family members.
To Regional Education Centre in Szymbark we will go by picturesque Kashubian Road passing on the way lakes and forests.
At the end we will stop for 2-3 hours in the Centre to see the longest board in the world registered in Guiness Record Book, Siberian houses, upside house, the biggest piano and other objects.
It will be also possibility to taste the beer from local brewery and other local specialities.
At your request the folk Kashubian group can be ordered at extra price.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet
- at the reception of your hotel in the center of one of the Tricity towns (Gdańsk, Sopot or Gdynia,
- in other agreed place (including Gdańsk, Gdynia harbour, Lech Wałęsa Airport, Gdansk Glowny Railway Station).
I will keep in my hands the paper with your name and I'll have my guide ID.

End location: In your hotel in Tricity area or other agreed place.

Duration: 8 hours

The duration can be affected by weather, many visitors in the Regional Centre in Szymbark and some other unforseable circumstances. In case of unforeseen events programme can be changed according to our mutual agreement.

For cruisers passengers the itinerary can be shortened respectively to 6 or 5 hours, if necessary.
Ask for details.

Transportation

Car. For larger group mini bus, bus can be arranged at additional agreed price.

Pottery factory is closed on Sundays and hollidays.

Kashubia tour can be modified for cruisers passengers to 5-6 hours.

What’s Included

Transport by car up to 4 persons, English speaking guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

120 PLN (Polish Zlotys) - Entrance fees/person:
Cartusian and Norbertine Monastery Churches - PLN 7
Kashubian Museum (if required) - PLN 10/6
Pottery Factory - PLN 6
Regional Kashubian Centre - PLN 22
Lunch in one of the fish tawern/restaurant on the way PLN 30-60
1 hour Kashubian music, instruments and dress presentation - on earlier demand - + PLN 300 (abt USD 86)/group
Glass of beer - PLN 5-12,
cup of tea/coffee - PLN 4-10
Toilets - PLN 2-3.

What’s Extra

The entrances costs to Cartusian and Norbertine Monastery Churches and the pottery factory,
lunch, folklore music during your lunch/coffee/tea break, beer during the break, maps and books,
toilet fees, insurances etc.

The bus for more than 4 persons can be ordered at additional price.

Restrictions

According to Polish law visa formalities ALSO related to ashore should be dealt BEFORE coming to Poland and/or start the cruiser journey.
Read carefully Ministry of F. A. conditions
http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/entering_poland

A Recent Review of this tour

Malgorzata was absolutely amazing!!!! I told her that my ancestors were Kashubian and provided her with a few details. This was during our tour. She changed the itinerary to accommodate me visiting the villages and cemeteries. It was an exceptional day for me. I will return to do further research and I will ask Malgorzala to be my guide and help me. She was absolutely the very best. Jane Halas of Canada
Jane Halas

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