INTERHOSTEL Learning Vacation Introduces Travelers to the Forgotten Splendors of Poland

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from INTERHOSTEL

    DURHAM, N.H., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern media coverage of Poland
 generally has focused on the political struggles of this post-Communist
 country, perpetuating an image of Eastern European grayness left over from the
 Cold War.  In reality, Poland proudly claims a rich heritage of art and
 culture in addition to its tumultuous history.  The charm of Krakow, the
 ancient royal capital, echoes the elegance of Vienna.  Poland's historically
 Catholic identity forged a legacy of art, architecture and spirit exemplified
 by the Black Madonna, the national icon.  Travelers here may be surprised to
 discover castles, cafes, museums, music and the unmistakable warmth of the
 Polish people.
     This July, INTERHOSTEL, which offers group learning tours for adults age
 50 and over, is giving travelers a chance to spend two weeks in this
 fascinating country and discover its hidden charms.  "Over 1,000 Years of
 History"  is the theme of the tour in Poland and explores why it was once one
 of the most cosmopolitan countries in Europe and how it is working to reinvent
 itself for the 21st century.
     Sponsored by the University of New Hampshire since 1980, INTERHOSTEL
 travel itineraries emphasize learning about the region or country being
 visited.  Tours delve into the history and culture of the area and offer a
 wide range of learning activities along with sightseeing, field trips,
 entertainment, fine food, and interaction with the local people-all at a
 moderate, all-inclusive price.
     The program in Poland runs July 10-July 24, 2001.  Travelers will visit
 Lublin, Krakow, and Warsaw, as well as small towns and villages for a taste of
 country life.  Special activities include: a tour of sumptuous Kozlowka
 Palace, with more than 1,000 paintings on display; an excursion to Sandomierz,
 a romantic town studded with 14th- to 16th-century architectural gems; a visit
 to Wawel Royal Castle, the seat of Polish kings for over 500 years; a shared
 meal with a Polish family in their home; a visit to the memorial museum at
 Auschwitz, the former concentration camp; a stop at Czestochowa, Poland's
 national shrine, for a glimpse of the famous Black Madonna; a visit to
 Chopin's birthplace to a piano recital; a sojourn into the unspoiled
 countryside of the beautiful Tatra Mountains; and much more.
     Faculty from the Catholic University of Lublin will furnish background
 information on Polish history, culture, politics, and the current social
 climate, providing travelers with a more meaningful context for all that they
 see and do.  A representative from the University of New Hampshire will also
 accompany the group to handle travel details so that participants can focus on
 enjoying their experience.
     The cost of the trip, including meals, lodging, activities, guided tours
 and airfare, is $3095.  Travelers will stay in 3- and 4-star hotels with
 private baths. All details of the itinerary are arranged in advance to ensure
 quality and comfort.
     In addition to this program, INTERHOSTEL's upcoming trips include learning
 vacations in Argentina, England, France, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico,
 Turkey, Spain, Italy, Nova Scotia, and Canada.  Upcoming trips also include
 week-long learning vacations in Newport, Puget Sound/Seattle, New England,
 Mississippi, Alabama, and Oregon.  Nearly 100 trips are offered throughout the
 U.S., Canada, and around the world each year.
     INTERHOSTEL foreign programs generally last about two weeks and cost
 between $2500 and $4000, while most of the USA programs are about a week long.
 Meals, accommodations in 3- and 4-star hotels, learning activities, expert-led
 tours, museum visits and other activities, and foreign airfare are all
 included in the price.
     Registration for INTERHOSTEL learning vacations is now in progress.
 Registrations can be made by phone or via the World Wide Web with VISA,
 MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  Call 1 (800) 733-9753 or (603)
 862-1147, or visit the web at www.learn.unh.edu/interhostel.  Registrations
 can also be made by mail or fax.
 
     For a Free Catalog or More Information about INTERHOSTEL
     Visit the web:  www.learn.unh.edu/interhostel
     Call:           1 (800) 733-9753 or (603) 862-1147
     Write to:       INTERHOSTEL
                     University of New Hampshire
                     6 Garrison Ave.
                     Durham, NH 03824-3529
     Fax:            (603) 862-1113
 
 

SOURCE INTERHOSTEL
    DURHAM, N.H., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern media coverage of Poland
 generally has focused on the political struggles of this post-Communist
 country, perpetuating an image of Eastern European grayness left over from the
 Cold War.  In reality, Poland proudly claims a rich heritage of art and
 culture in addition to its tumultuous history.  The charm of Krakow, the
 ancient royal capital, echoes the elegance of Vienna.  Poland's historically
 Catholic identity forged a legacy of art, architecture and spirit exemplified
 by the Black Madonna, the national icon.  Travelers here may be surprised to
 discover castles, cafes, museums, music and the unmistakable warmth of the
 Polish people.
     This July, INTERHOSTEL, which offers group learning tours for adults age
 50 and over, is giving travelers a chance to spend two weeks in this
 fascinating country and discover its hidden charms.  "Over 1,000 Years of
 History"  is the theme of the tour in Poland and explores why it was once one
 of the most cosmopolitan countries in Europe and how it is working to reinvent
 itself for the 21st century.
     Sponsored by the University of New Hampshire since 1980, INTERHOSTEL
 travel itineraries emphasize learning about the region or country being
 visited.  Tours delve into the history and culture of the area and offer a
 wide range of learning activities along with sightseeing, field trips,
 entertainment, fine food, and interaction with the local people-all at a
 moderate, all-inclusive price.
     The program in Poland runs July 10-July 24, 2001.  Travelers will visit
 Lublin, Krakow, and Warsaw, as well as small towns and villages for a taste of
 country life.  Special activities include: a tour of sumptuous Kozlowka
 Palace, with more than 1,000 paintings on display; an excursion to Sandomierz,
 a romantic town studded with 14th- to 16th-century architectural gems; a visit
 to Wawel Royal Castle, the seat of Polish kings for over 500 years; a shared
 meal with a Polish family in their home; a visit to the memorial museum at
 Auschwitz, the former concentration camp; a stop at Czestochowa, Poland's
 national shrine, for a glimpse of the famous Black Madonna; a visit to
 Chopin's birthplace to a piano recital; a sojourn into the unspoiled
 countryside of the beautiful Tatra Mountains; and much more.
     Faculty from the Catholic University of Lublin will furnish background
 information on Polish history, culture, politics, and the current social
 climate, providing travelers with a more meaningful context for all that they
 see and do.  A representative from the University of New Hampshire will also
 accompany the group to handle travel details so that participants can focus on
 enjoying their experience.
     The cost of the trip, including meals, lodging, activities, guided tours
 and airfare, is $3095.  Travelers will stay in 3- and 4-star hotels with
 private baths. All details of the itinerary are arranged in advance to ensure
 quality and comfort.
     In addition to this program, INTERHOSTEL's upcoming trips include learning
 vacations in Argentina, England, France, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico,
 Turkey, Spain, Italy, Nova Scotia, and Canada.  Upcoming trips also include
 week-long learning vacations in Newport, Puget Sound/Seattle, New England,
 Mississippi, Alabama, and Oregon.  Nearly 100 trips are offered throughout the
 U.S., Canada, and around the world each year.
     INTERHOSTEL foreign programs generally last about two weeks and cost
 between $2500 and $4000, while most of the USA programs are about a week long.
 Meals, accommodations in 3- and 4-star hotels, learning activities, expert-led
 tours, museum visits and other activities, and foreign airfare are all
 included in the price.
     Registration for INTERHOSTEL learning vacations is now in progress.
 Registrations can be made by phone or via the World Wide Web with VISA,
 MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  Call 1 (800) 733-9753 or (603)
 862-1147, or visit the web at www.learn.unh.edu/interhostel.  Registrations
 can also be made by mail or fax.
 
     For a Free Catalog or More Information about INTERHOSTEL
     Visit the web:  www.learn.unh.edu/interhostel
     Call:           1 (800) 733-9753 or (603) 862-1147
     Write to:       INTERHOSTEL
                     University of New Hampshire
                     6 Garrison Ave.
                     Durham, NH 03824-3529
     Fax:            (603) 862-1113
 
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