Horse Riding, Kayaking, two Castles, Nicolaus Copernicus - Polish Adventure

  • August 24, 2012 · 1:15 PM
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Due to room sharing arrangements the last place if for a male only! It can be taken by a female, but she will have to pay a single room supplement.

With the first long May weekend behind us, what's the best way to beat the post holiday blues? Book your next one!

As there was quite a bit of interest in the trip to Poland I have done the research and prepared a weekend full of adventures!

We have to pay the deposit until the end of May so I would need you to RSVP before then so that we can go forward. I would ask you to pay £30 of non refundable deposit by then so that I can book the place. You will be required to pay the rest before the end of July. The cost of our stay will be £199 (if you pay via paypal it's £206 to cover paypal charges) and I have detailed below what it includes. We will have to pay for the transport separately as not knowing how many we will be I could not add it to the total.

One thing for sure -it will be a week-end full of magic.

 

The plan of the trip:

24/08/2012 (Friday)

We fly from Stansted to Bydgoszcz:

Depart:
London-Stansted -
13:20

Arrive:
Bydgoszcz -
16:25

We will have to get from the airport to the hotel where we would get a warm welcome and be able to refresh.

8pm -1am Dinner and party (included)

 

25/08 Saturday

8-10am breakfast (included)

Spływy kajakowe

10am – 3pm Kayaking to Karbowko Settlement (included). situated in the Drwęca Valley. It is a rural tourist settlement with a conference and

recreational centre.


4pm-11pm Grill (included) at Karbówko Settlement

26/08 Sunday

8-10am Breakfast  (included)

10am – 1pm horse riding or horse carriage stroll (included)

You will also have access to:

Mini SPA (included)

On offer a fitness club with high-quality equipment (both for men and women), two massage devices  Rolletic type, for full body massage, and Jacuzzi that can bring comforting relief for six people at one go. Additionally, there are three infrared saunas for one person each.

Salt Hut (included)

Thanks to the natural properties of salt and special inhalation devices (a vertical graduation tower, a waterfall) a typical seacoast microclimate is created. A special heating system makes the salt vaporize which negatively ionizes the air and saturates the air with bio-elements that are valuable for our health.

IODINE is responsible for the correct functioning of the thyroid which influences the metabolism and regulates the weight. 
CALCIUM strenghthens the immune s
ystem, soothes rashes and regulates the cardiovascular system. Calcium plays a key role in biochemical and physiological processes. It is also indispensible for teeth and bones to grow properly.

MAGNESIUM is well known for preventing stress, it takes part in regulating the carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the metabolism. It counteracts oxygen deficiency in tissues and heart ischemia. 
SODIUM, CHLORINE, POTASSIUM take part in regulating the bodies' water balance and maintaining the acid-base equilibrium.

IRON is an essential component of haemoglobin. 
COPPER works anti-fungus, influences the synthesis of heamoglobin and endocrine secretion glands for example the pituitary or thyroid. 
SELENIUM moderates the processes of aging of the skin, blocks free radicals, prevents cancer. 
BROMIDE moderates the blood pressure and regulates the work of the respiratory system.

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch (included)

3pm – 11pm trip to Torun


Toruń is an ancient city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. Its population is more than 205,934 as of June 2009. Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The medieval old town of Toruń is the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.In 1997 the medieval part

of the city was designated a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. In 2007 the Old Town in Toruń was added to the list of Seven Wonders of Poland. rated the old town market and the Gothic town hall as one of the "30 Most Beautiful Places in the World." National GeographicPolska

Yes, this amazing place is my home town! :)

 

 

27/08 Monday (bank holiday)

8am – 10am Breakfast (included)

Sightseeing of Golub Dobrzyn Castle (included)

12:30pm – 13:30pm Lunch in Vabank (included)

Depart: Bydgoszcz - 16:55

Arrive: London-Stansted - 18:05

 

Hotel (included)


We will be staying in the heart of Golub Dobrzyn (Hotel Vabank, Rynek 9 street, 87-400 Golub-Dobrzyń).

Each room is for 2 people with separate beds. If you would like to come with someone, please let me know a room with double bed can be provided.


Wifi, sauna, parking included.

Flight (not included): I have already booked my flight with Ryanair. I will be going a day earlier to make sure everything is ready. Please book yours as soon as you pay the deposit. They are currently available for £120.


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  • amy

    sounds like a good trip

    June 25, 2013

  • Rob

    Amazing trip with great people. Thanks Kat for my birthday surprise and the dancing ladies...FANTASTIC!!

    September 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    watch a video, james singing around the fire in Osada Karbowko here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    August 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey thanks everyone for sharing the pics. :D

    August 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Flawless holiday organised by our lovely extraordinary lady-Katarzyna. thumbs up and keep up the gr8 work. :D I think I got too much for my money. Can't complain about a single thing. WOW what a perfect weekend spent amongst a good bunch.

    August 29, 2012

  • Alice

    A truely excellent adventure full of fun times with fabulous individuals, well organised by the amazing Curious Kat. Looking forward to the reunion ;)

    August 28, 2012

  • ronan o'neill

    really amazing, accomodation, food, activities, A+ , came as a group of strangers left as friends

    August 28, 2012

  • James Sanford

    Just so much fun... it didn't stop! A really fantastic time.

    August 28, 2012

  • Cinda

    Nice hotel, nice complex and good balance of sporty, cultural and relaxing activities too. We fit a lot in and it felt longer than three days.

    August 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had an amazing time, what a great group of people, friendly, kind and interesting. We didnt stop laughing at all, my abs still hurt!!! :-) Many thanks to Kat for organising everyone, she did an amazing job!!!!

    August 28, 2012

  • Amanda

    This was brilliant and hilarious. Everyone was good fun, the location was fabulous. We never ran out of things to do. It was very well organised too.

    August 27, 2012

  • Kat

    It was a magical weekend! Time streched, we managed to fit so much in! And I don't remember when I laughed quite as much! :)

    August 27, 2012

  • Peter Batty

    Fun activities+first class accommodation+awesome people+beautiful country = Amazing trip!

    August 27, 2012

  • Richard Charlton

    If place still free ill take it, let me know on 07712843993

    August 23, 2012

    • Kat

      Hey Richard, it would have been great, but Nat has sold her ticket to Ali already... You will have to be the first one to sign up for the next trip! :) why don't you join for the lake district?

      August 24, 2012

    • Richard Charlton

      I'll check out the lake district trip this weekend but yes :-), wish I'd gone with my gut and jumped in when you replied during day yesterday. You guys have fun (I know you already are and I'm proper jealous) and I'm looking forward to meeting everyone sometime soon

      August 24, 2012

  • Emily

    Thanks Susan !

    August 24, 2012

  • fleur

    Hi am new to this i just found out your adventure programme am interested and I would like to join in for the trips group and i know its very last minuts can you help me get me in if any possible last minutes cancel .. thanks in advanced .

    August 22, 2012

    • Kat

      I am going to sleep at midnight, so any time before.

      August 22, 2012

    • Nat

      Hi Fleur, did you manage to talk with Kat?

      August 23, 2012

  • Heidi

    Hi - on the off chance I can get the afternoon off work (just finding out now), is there someone's ticket I can take over or do I need to purchase one?
    Cheers
    Heidi.

    August 22, 2012

    • Kat

      Nat's number is: 07833995123

      August 23, 2012

    • Nat

      Heidi, please get back to me asap :(

      August 23, 2012

  • Emily

    Hi guys, just wondering what clothes are you packing? Horse riding I was thinking skinny jeans but I don't have any heeled boots - do you think trainers will do? Kayaking - what clothes do you wear (other than a bathing suit). Also, are you mainly packing light summer clothes? Best, Emily

    August 23, 2012

    • Susan

      Hi Emily,

      August 23, 2012

    • Susan

      Hi again (sorry - hit the wrong button!). I'm thinking of wearing the same for the horseriding with trainers. For kayaking, I'm going to wear something that I don't mind getting wet/will dry easily. I've been checking the weather forecast religiously - it looks like there may be some sun/cloud/rain with temps 20-25(?) so am bringing t-shirts and a couple of sweaters. See you tomorrow!

      August 23, 2012

  • Kat

    Hi guys, I'm available on this number if you need anything: +48787179554

    August 23, 2012

    • Alice

      ...Really looking forward to it :) Thanks

      August 23, 2012

    • Kat

      Thanks Alice, I have emailed the hotel. :) x

      August 23, 2012

  • Kat

    If anyone would like to buy Nat's ticket, her number is: 07833995123. She is sellin it together with her flight (for £110) and the name can be changed on the website 4 up to 4 hours before the departure.

    August 23, 2012

  • fleur

    OOh so exciting Big thanks to Kat for making it possible for me at the last minutes .. Woop Woop See you all guys at the 1.30 pm stanted ;) ! Cnt wait to meet Thank You KAT again xx

    August 23, 2012

  • Terri

    Hi Emily its Terri here haapy to meet at Stanstead airport tommorrow. Kat should have forwarded my mobile. I am planning to get to the airport around 11.15am. If you want my mobile number or anyone else in the group travelling on the 13.20 flight please email on [masked] today. will only be on mobile number tomorrow

    August 23, 2012

  • Emily

    Hi is there a meeting point/place/ person to meet (terri?) at the airport so we can meet each other before we fly? Best, emily

    August 23, 2012

  • Kat

    Flights: London Stansted to Bydgoszcz on the Fri 24 Aug: Flight FR2462 13:20 Depart; 16:25 Arrive. Return from Bydgoszcz to London Stansted: Mon 27 Aug 12 Flight FR2463; 16:55 Depart; 18:05 Arrive.

    August 22, 2012

  • Kat

    Hi Heidi, yes, there is one available - please contact Nat, she is selling hers.

    August 22, 2012

  • Terri

    Hi Kat I can't remember if you said you were going out to Poland before the group? Where are we all meeting you and each other? I am happy to be a contact at Stanstead if you will not be there

    August 21, 2012

    • Kat

      Hi Terri, that would be awesome! I am flying a day before and will be picking everyone from the airport in Bydgoszcz with the bus. :)

      August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Nat, I made other plans already for the long weekend. Part of me wish I didn't so I can join you guys. Have fun!

    August 20, 2012

    • Nat

      Haha thats ashamed :) Enjoy :D

      August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kat, just wondering I can still join? I think I read somewhere that hotel might be full.

    July 3, 2012

    • Nat

      Sirena, do you still want to join?

      August 20, 2012

  • Kat

    Hi guys, great news, I have managed to secure a coach to take us round so that we will not have to do any driving! It is cheaper as well, as including petrol and the driver for all the 3 days (trip from the airport on Friday, round trip to Torun on Sunday and the trip back to the airport on Monday) we will only have to pay £25 each. Please bring the money with you in cash, i will collect it on Friday when we land, so please make sure you have exact amount.

    August 10, 2012

    • Mat

      Nice one, good idea! I bags the back seat!! Really looking forward to the trip...

      August 12, 2012

  • Curious Kat

    Rio, Amanda and Elena, could you please email me your driving licence details? I need to pass them on to the car hire company.
    Vinod, that was my first idea, but it was more expensive as we would have to hire it with the driver.

    July 11, 2012

  • Amanda

    Hi Kat,

    I can drive if you need extra drivers. A

    July 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kat,

    i drive and i dont mind doing some driving while over there :-)

    Just let me know so i can bring my driving license along.

    Elena

    July 2, 2012

  • William

    no i don't unfortunately kat

    June 18, 2012

  • Kat

    Peter, that's awesome! I;m really glad you have decided to join us! :)
    William, do you drive? i'm happy to drive one of the cars, but we need more drivers...

    June 18, 2012

  • William

    yes i am also up for sharing cabs/cars.

    June 18, 2012

  • Peter Batty

    Hey Kat, I don't drive sadly but the car option seems sensible. Just booked flights. The Ryanair website is the worst I've ever used. Designed by a hardcore penny pincher!

    June 18, 2012

  • Kat

    Hi guys, I understand you have all booked your flights now?
    So regarding transport, I think the easier option would be renting cars. It should be around £25 each for the car hire for 3 days. Who among you drives?

    June 1, 2012

  • Kat

    Hey guys, have you all booked your flights yet? London Stansted to Bydgoszcz on the Fri 24 Aug: Flight FR2462 13:20 Depart; 16:25 Arrive. Return from Bydgoszcz to London Stansted: Mon 27 Aug 12 Flight FR2463; 16:55 Depart; 18:05 Arrive.

    May 28, 2012

  • Kat

    Awesome! :) I can't wait! :)
    (I know, I hate them too! But that's the only airline that files there!)

    May 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just booked my flight, bloody ryanair charges a fortune for using cards....i never liked this airline.!!! aw well that was my moaning done and gone 4 today :-)

    May 26, 2012

  • Kat

    Hey guys, have you all bought the flights yet? If youare having any doubts as to which one to buy, please let me know.

    May 26, 2012

  • Kat

    Single room supplement would be £50 for all 3 nights.

    May 24, 2012

  • Mat

    Hey squid, how much for single supplement as I'm not good sharing! Ha ha!

    May 17, 2012

  • Kat

    There is a sauna in vabank - can be used any time and mini spa in karbowko settlement. We will have to take horse riding in smaller groups depending on the level - so that the instructors have enough time and attention for everyone. While we are not riding we can use mini spa and salt hut.

    May 11, 2012

  • Kat

    Hi Natalia, the trip to Torun is not, but it's only about 45 minutes drive. The price will depend on how many we are and whether we opt for renting a car or a bus or public transport. I'm happy to go with the majority on this. We can find the most cost effective way. :)

    May 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it 195 minus the 30 deposit, or is that in addition? Also, are flights included as well? Thanks!

    May 10, 2012

  • Natallia

    Hi Kat,

    Is the trip to Torun also included in the price or is it in the "transport separately"? Any idea of the approximate price?

    This mini-Spa you mention on Sunday... Is it on the VaBank hotel premises or at the place where we'll be riding? Couldn't guess whether it is an alternative to riding or in addition to it :)
    And the last one is which company are you planning to fly with?

    Thanks,

    Natallia.

    May 10, 2012

  • Kat

    Hey Terri, the return flight is: Depart: Bydgoszcz - 16:55, Arrive: London-Stansted - 18:05. All with Ryanair.

    May 10, 2012

  • Terri

    Hi Kat this looks great. When is the
    tickets return date and time?

    May 10, 2012

  • Kat

    That's a pity, you would have loved it there!

    May 10, 2012

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