Świętokrzyskie – plums, wine and history

Swietokrzyskie shows magic not only at Lysa Gora. It will enchant you with the taste of zalewajka soup, delicious fudge and chocolate-coated prunes. It will seduce you with a story told by an enthusiastic guide, who will lead you through the merchant’s underground in a traditional costume. It will charm you with the atmosphere of the vineyard and the impressive, romantic ruins of the palace.

Swietokrzyskie charms with taste and history

  • Learn the history of the merchant underground
  • Learn what real “zalewajka” is, find out what regional cheese and famous fudge from Opatów taste like
  • Listen to the love story of King Kazimierz and beautiful Esther
  • Find out why Szydlow is called the Polish Carcassonne
  • Take part in the Szydlowianka chocolate-plum workshop
  • Learn the history of the impressive ruins of “Krzyztopor”
  • Raise a toast at the heart of the vineyard

Departure towards the Świętokrzyskie region to historic Opatów.

Departure from:

  • Warsaw- at 7:00 am
  • Cracow- at 7:30 am
  • Lublin - at 7:30 am
  • Own transport - meeting point in Opatow at Main Square at 9:30 am.


The origins of the city remain an unexplained mystery to this day, in Opatow you can still admire the medieval gate and churches testifying to the importance of the city in the past centuries. Merchant routes from Silesia and Cracow to Greater Poland, Pomerania and Ruthenia Halicka crossed in Opatow. The fortification with walls limited the possibility of adding new buildings. The already existing cellars were not enough for the developing merchants' warehouses and craft workshops, so they built multi-storey chambers and tunnels. Today we can rediscover the rich history of the city by traversing the underground corridors and listening to the interesting stories of an enthusiastic guide. We will have lunch at a local restaurant serving regional dishes. The famous Opatow fudges will be served for dessert.


Next stop is Szydłow known as the Polish Carcassonne. We will listen carefully to the story told by the guide in a beautifully restored synagogue. We will see one of the oldest Polish penitential churches. We will learn the rules of building a medieval castle. Interestingly, King Wladyslaw Jagiello visited Szydlow 17 times, ruling from here. Remember, however, that there is only one Queen in Szydlow -it is the plum of Szydlow ! Plums in chocolate, plums in fudge, in jam, liqueur, tincture ... in the town hall building, in the beautiful plum kingdom, we will have delicious, sweet workshops with plums in the lead role.


On the way to the vineyard, we will stop at the imposing ruins of Krzyżtopór. The castle itself in its heyday, larger than Versailles, is a combination of mysticism and defensive functions, it delighted only 12 years. The guide will tell you about the details of the building, as well as its turbulent history.


We will stop in one of the best vineyards of the Sandomierz route, where we indulge in the pleasures of tasting. The owner will tell you (colorfully) about the local grape varieties and then invite you to a tasting. In the scenery of grapevines we will try local cheese, preserves, cold meats, everything freshly made on nearby farms.We will start our journey back to either Warsaw/ Cracow or Lublin late hours of the evening.

Participants of the trip with their own transport - the end of the trip is in Opatów.



Świętokrzyskie - plums, wine and history

  • Ile to kosztuje: 395 PLN/os.
  • Jak długo? 1 dzień
  • Skąd wyjazd? Kielce
  • Kiedy: na zapytanie
  • Included in the price:
  • Original sightseeing program based on the selection of places, attractions and tastes that delighted our WOWLAND team
  • Transfer by coach or minibus (departures from Cracow, Warsaw or Lublin)
  • Lunch based on traditional regional cuisine in a local restaurant: soup, main course, water
  • Dinner at the vineyard - tasting wines, local cheese, cold snacks, oil, bread and other delicacies from local farmers
  • Tasting and workshops "around the plum"
  • Tasting the famous fudge
  • Entrance tickets to all the places mentioned in the program
  • Guided tour of the synagogue
  • Guided tour of underground system of multi-storey chambers and tunnels
  • Tour Leader present during the whole day, who will take care of the group, supports it and provides a friendly atmosphere.
  • Additionally:
  • other drinks
  • Worth Reading Notice:
  • The price is based on group of 8 people.
  • The program is based on selected services, restaurants and attractions. We pay great attention to your comfort and traveling atmosphere.
  • We prefer an intimate atmosphere, avoid crowds, this is why our groups are small (8-20 people) or we prepare programs "a la carte".
  • It is possible to travel by your own means of transportation.
  • It is possible to organize the above program or similar one tailored to your needs, for your family, group of friends. Feel free to contact us.
  • We reserve the right to change the order of the program according to availability and weather conditions.
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