Each year, the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Portland organizes an international trip open to all. In October 2018, they will travel to Poland and Belarus, visiting Warsaw, Krakow, Grodno, Nowograd, Miru, and Minsk. This year’s trip has special significance to them because they will participate in the Rotary Peace Conference to be held in Biala Podlaska, Poland where they sponsored the host Rotary club. You can be a part of this historic event.

The starting point will be Warsaw. From there, they will travel nearly due south to Krakow, where the itinerary includes:

  • Old town and cathedral
  • Famous writers and thinkers trip
  • Optional day trip to Auschwitz
  • Salt mines
  • Sailing down the Dunajec on traditional rafts

Setting a course to the northeast, they will arrive in Biala Podlaska just in time to participate in this year’s Rotary Peace Conference. Biala Podlaska is just a short drive to Belarus, where they will cross the border to visit:

  • Grodno’s old town
  • Nowogrod to visit old Polish writers homes
  • Miru to see UNESCO sites, and
  • Minsk, both old and new town, along with Renaissance castles

Here are some other points to help you decide if you are able to join the trip this year:

  • Tentative departure date somewhere from October 11th thru 13th, 2018.
  • Duration of trip – 10 to 14 days
  • Price per person, based on double occupancy, $2,700 (does not include airfare to and from Europe)
  • Maximum of 20 travelers
  • $500 non-refundable deposit due at time of trip reservation
  • $2,200 balance due two weeks prior to departure
  • Flight from PDX to WAW will be booked for the group after reservations are confirmed
  • Not included are tips, travel insurance, alcohol, and souvenirs
  • Of course, the itinerary is subject to change, since it is still in the planning stages

There are a few additional costs to consider:

  • $250, payable on arrival to cover admission to attractions, tickets to visit facilities, and guide services
  • $350 additional for a single room
  • Any self-catering of meals or other personal expenses

So, is this the year you become a part of history? Travel with Portland Metro Rotary Club to Eastern Europe and help set the tone for a peaceful future.