London to Poland and Ukraine by rail vacation

Price
£1943To£1993 including UK flights
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Duration
9 Days
Countries
Poland, Ukraine
Type
Small group
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From £1760 - £1830 excluding flights.
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
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Description of London to Poland and Ukraine by rail vacation

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Price information

£1943To£1993 including UK flights
Convert currency:
From £1760 - £1830 excluding flights.
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

This short break holiday to Poland minimises the impact on the environment by using local infrastructure and travelling under our own steam, for example we walk in the mountainous area near Szczawnica, later taking a torch lit sleigh ride through the town. The following day we take a longer walk using snowshoes on the high slopes of the Pieniny Mountains. When using motorised transport we work with small, locally owned transport companies and we avoid using polluting vesicles such as quad bikes and four wheel drive jeeps.
Pieniny National Park may be the smallest of Polands National Parks, but still is home to thousands of unique and protected species of plants and many rare species of animals. There are over 1,000 species of plant species, many of which are endemic to the region and Peregrine falcons and golden eagles are regular visitors to the park. I In 1994 the Pieniny National Park authority set up an environmental education programme, our visit helps fund this valuable work and further conservation initiatives being undertaken within the park itself.
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.

Wildlife :
This trip offers fantastic opportunities to see the African Penguin Colony in Stony Point, part of a South Africa National Park. By choosing this area as our penguin viewing destination we are able to be sure that the money is going towards the conservation of this endangered species. At Stony Point, boardwalk trails have been laid out above the rocks so you can explore the penguins' habitat whilst knowing the area remains unspoilt and protected, and the penguins can carry on naturally without human interaction. Approximately 3,600 call this small peninsular home and due to its location further from Cape Town, there are generally less tourists so a more unspoilt penguin viewing session. Our Tour Leaders will also brief our groups on the importance of not feeding or touching the penguins.

As a company we support Cool Earth. Protecting rainforest is one of the most effective actions to tackle climate breakdown. CoolEarth work with indigenous communities empowering them to conserve their forest; keeping CO2 locked in.

People

Throughout this trip there are opportunities to experience the traditions of Poland and learn about the everyday lives of the more rural communities especially from our local guides and tour leader who are local to the area and can provide an interesting insights. They will suggest where to try the best local food such as some delicious Polish dumplings 'Pierogi'.
As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.


Travelling with respect :
Like many of our trips, the Cape Escape trip runs the same itinerary over and over again, therefore its very important for us to get to know the staff and teams at our chosen accommodations. For example, in Knysna we stay in a lovely family run property where our groups will meet the husband and wife owners who will happily enjoy a chat over a sundowner on their terrace. Our Tour Leaders know the staff and the owners personally, and vice versa. The leader will also ensure the staff at the guesthouse are fairly tipped for their services every time on behalf of our groups.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

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