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 Dental Health Journey to Poland led by Dr. Paula Jones

Detailed Itinerary

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Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$1,499.66 USD
Total $4,998.98 USD
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Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$1,766.00 USD
Total $5,798.00 USD
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Day 01: Depart for Poland
Depart from New York this evening and make your way to Warsaw, Poland. Gateway city is subject to change but set tentatively from JFK.​

Day 02: Arrival Warsaw, Poland
Upon arrival this morning at the Warsaw Chopin International Airport, you will be met and greeted by a local representative and transferred to your local hotel. Please note: early check-in has been confirmed for your comfort and convenience.

Warsaw is the capital and largest city in Poland, with an estimated 1.768 million residents within the city, the greater metropolitan almost doubles that number. The city lies along the Vistula River and has a rich and tumultuous history that includes invasions, devastating fires, and heavy bombing during WWII.

Assuming a morning arrival today, you will have some free time with lunch on your own. All travelers will gather with your national guide for an early afternoon orientation and welcome.

The HotelNovotel Warszawa Centrum, situated in the heart of the city, is just a stone's throw away from the main train station. The hotel has free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, onsite dining, business center, 24-hour reception, sauna, coffee & tea making services, hairdryers, blackout curtains, AC, radio and other amenities for a comfortable stay.

Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening at a local restaurant while trying some local wine or beer.

Overnight:  Novotel Warszawa (or similar)
Meals: Dinner


Day 03: Warsaw - Professional Program

Professional members of the program will interact with your professional counterparts this morning to get an overview of the Polish dental health system. A meeting will be requested with a representative from the Ministry of Health (or similar).

Program Mission:Explore dental education in Poland and establish meaningful interaction and collaboration between the group and your Polish counterparts.  Exchange ideas about the influence of diet and other factors in the oral health population; visit and explore efficacy of dental therapy programs, focus on learning how good oral health is taught and how they view the importance of this.

 After lunch, visit a local university such as the Medical University of Warsaw. Explore training for dentists and allied medical professionals in the region. Discussions will also focus on the dental health program and how they show success in the improvement of oral health among the population.  


Guest program: After breakfast, accompanying guests will depart for a guided day trip to Zelazowa Wola. Just 55 km west is the birthplace of famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin. He was born in 1810 in Zelazowa Wola and in 1949 the first museum was officially opened in his family home. Admire the beautiful exhibitions in its interiors dedicated to memory of this great composer. After time exploring the museum, enjoy a visit to the sprawling gardens and grounds surrounding the house. Lunch will be included today.


Dinner is by individual arrangement this evening.

Overnight:  Novotel Warszawa (or similar)​
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch












Day 04: Warsaw - Cultural Exploration & Cooking Class

Get acquainted with the history and major sights of Warsaw. Hear stories from the capital’s long and dramatic past as you visit the UNESCO-listed Old Town, Royal Castle, St. John’s Archcathedral, the Praga district. Old Town is the historical center of Warsaw, dates to the 13th century, and is situated in the middle of a beautiful market square. Much of Old Town was destroyed during the Second World War and was later reconstructed. The reconstruction efforts were honored by UNESCO adding it to its list of World Heritage Sites in 1980. Learn about Warsaw during Nazi occupation as you visit wartime landmarks like the former Jewish Ghetto and the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 on this comprehensive introduction to the Polish capital.

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant.

This afternoon the group will visit the Warsaw Rising Museum, which is a tribute to Warsaw’s residents who fought and died for Polish independence. With more than 800 exhibition items ranging from weapons to love letters, approximately 1500 photographs, films and sound recordings, the history of the days preceding the Rising is told throughout multiple floors of the museum. You will be guided through the stages of the Rising from the German occupation of Warsaw, to the uprising itself, and finally through the aftermath when the insurgents finally left Warsaw.

A Polish cooking class is a unique experience in cooking the most delicious and well-known Polish specialties. In this class, you will be offered a Polish delicacies buffet, a short lesson of the Polish cuisine’s history, and you will also cook traditional Polish dishes such as pierogi, kluski, schabowy, golabki, placki and gulasz. Enjoy your creations for dinner.


Overnight: Novotel Warszawa (or similar)​
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Professional Exchange & Community Visit

 This morning professional members will continue meetings with a local dentist office, with the WHO or National Health Fund (or similar). Discuss adult life span and how it is affected by cultural habits among other topics of mutual interest.. 


Accompanying Guests: After breakfast, accompanying guests will visit the Palace of Culture and Science. Constructed in 1955, the Palace of Culture and Science stands triumphantly as the tallest building in Poland and the eighth tallest building in the European Union. This ‘gift of the Soviet people to the Polish nation’, offered by Joseph Stalin himself, has become one of the city’s most widely recognized symbols. The Palace houses a cinema, a swimming pool, four museums, four theaters, four universities and numerous cafes and bars. Visitors can also take advantage of the terrace located on the 30th floor, offering an outstanding view of the city’s skyline.


Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant followed by an afternoon at a local community center or non-profit. This will provide hands-on opportunities to share and give back to the local people. We are working with the local team to finalize a suitable location like a refugee center.

Dinner is on your own this evening.

OvernightNovotel Warszawa (or similar)​​
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

​​Day 06: Travel to  Kraków 
Check out of your local hotel and head via motor coach to Kraków. The drive takes approximately 3.5 hours. In route stop for lunch at a local restaurant.


Kraków lies in southern Poland near the border of the Czech Republic. The city is centered around the expansive Rynek Glówny (market square) dating back to the 14th century. The population is just over 765,000 and is one of the oldest cities in Poland, dating back to the 7th century.

Upon arrival in Kraków, tour the former medieval capital of Poland, and the country’s second largest city, with stops at the Old Town, Wawel Castle, the Church of Saint Mary, Florian’s Gate, the Dragon’s Lair and the Kazimierz District. Spend your first hours in Kraków wandering the city, perhaps sampling delicious local Polish delicacies and time permitting shopping at the world famous Sukiennice (Kraków Cloth Hall) where they sell everything from Polish pottery and jewelry to religious icons.

Later, head to check into Hotel Unicus. The hotel combines modernity with the atmosphere of an old Krakow tenement. The location in the very center of the Old Town makes it a great place for travelers. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, minibar, safe and coffee & tea maker for your comfort.​

Dinner is by individual arrangement (own expense).
Overnight: Hotel Unicus (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch













Day 07: Kraków - Professional Program
Today, professional members of the group will continue their professional exchange. Meetings will be requested with the Polish Dental Society as well as with representatives from IndexMedica Dental Clinic (or similar) to focus on the etiology of dental caries and periodontal disease among the population and the cultural habits which may affect oral health in the population.

Guest program: After breakfast, accompanying guests will visit three branches of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków which include Ulica Pomorska (Pomorska Street), Apteka pod Orlem (Eagle Pharmacy) and Fabryka Schindlera (Oskar Schindler’s Factory). The permanent exhibition of Pomorska Street is a story about the similarities between the two totalitarian systems: Nazi and Communist. During the war, Pomorska Street was the headquarters of the Gestapo, with just the words ‘Pomorska Street’ striking terror and fear in the citizens of the city. The exhibition in the Eagle Pharmacy is dedicated to the annihilation of the Kraków Jews. The Eagle Pharmacy was the only pharmacy, functioning in the Ghetto during World War II, and its owner was the only non-Jewish Pole, who had the right for permanent residence within the Ghetto. Explore the exhibitions and enjoy the remainder of the day free to explore independently.

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant today with dinner on your own arrangement. 
Overnight:  Hotel Unicus (or similar)​
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 08: Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial
Depart after breakfast for your 40-mile drive west to the concentration camps in Oświęcim. Your exploration of Auschwitz-Birkenau will take you through some of the 13 surviving prison blocks that now feature museum exhibitions, many dedicated to victims and displaying documentary photographs and historical artifacts. In addition to the main camp, a much larger camp called Birkenau (or Auschwitz II) sits about 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) to the west. This site has been left almost exactly as it was when the Nazis abandoned it at the end of the war, complete with gas chamber ruins, and is also considered a part of the UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. An official visitor’s center can be found at the entrance to Auschwitz I.

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant.
 
Return to Kraków late today to change for dinner. Share your memories and experiences with other travelers during your last farewell dinner in Poland.​
 Overnight:  Hotel Unicus (or similar)​​
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 09: Depart for the USA or continue on to the optional Prague extension
​Today say goodbye to Poland, departing for the airport early this afternoon for your flight back to New York.
Meals: Breakfast


Note: An optional extension opportunity to Prague will be available for those interested in extending. 


Professional Participants - As this Nanda Journey is focused primarily on professional development, costs associated with your participation on the program may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult with a tax professional to determine eligibility.


Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.

What's Included

​​​​​​Leader Spotlight: 

Dr. Paula Shannon Jones

Dr. Paula Jones has been involved with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) since her graduation from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in 1984. She has served the AGD in many capacities including:

  • Council Chair for Membership for five years
  • Regional Director for Illinois
  • National AGD Board of Trustees representative for Illinois • Member of the AGD’s Foundation Board of Directors (two terms)
  • AGD's first woman President (2008-2009) • President, Academy of General Dentistry Foundation (2011-2013)

She has been a SmileLine Online volunteer since its inception and has been a spokesperson for the organization since 1994.


She was awarded the AGD Distinguished

Service Award for her work with

new dentists in 1995. Dr. Jones

is also a long-time member of

the ADA and Illinois State Dental

Society. 

PRE-TRAVEL
IncludedNot Included
Information and support  to aid in your travel preparation


Costs to obtain a passport


Exclusively developed professional program in collaboration with Journey leader

 TRAVEL
International airfare (from designated US gateway city)


Airfare for domestic flight to gateway city


All in-country transportation for the group (including airport transfers)


Accommodations in four to five star hotels


24/7 professional English speaking guide


Individual departure taxes (where applicable)


Fees for all services, most tips and taxes


Professionally led daily program – see itinerary for full details


Travel insurance


Daily breakfast and most lunches & dinner, as specified in the itinerary


 CAREER ENRICHMENT PROFESSIONAL CONTENT
10-20 Hours of professional exchanges with counterparts in host  country


Formal and informal meetings with your peers to increase your global knowledge of your profession


Unique insight and knowledge about current issues and challenges related to your profession


  SAFETY AND SUPPORT
24-hour support from US Nanda Journeys office and in-country support


Partnerships in every country to which we travel



The upscale Corinthia Hotel Prague stands on top of one of
Prague’s hills, 2 metro stops from the center. It offers panoramic city views and a top-floor spa with a swimming pool. The Vysehrad metro station, the Prague Congress Centre, and the 11th-century Vyšehrad fortress are a few steps from the Corinthia Hotel Prague.


All rooms are air-conditioned and feature flat-screen satellite
TVs, high-quality furniture and luxurious fabrics. Business and
Executive Lounges offer lots of additional amenities. Czech,
Mediterranean and Asian cuisine can be enjoyed in the various elegant restaurants of the Corinthia Hotel Prague.

Day 01: October 6, 2019 - Fly to Prague
After breakfast at the Krakow group hotel this morning, you will transfer to the airport for you flight to Prague, Czech Republic. You'll be met at the airport by your private guide who will escort you to your hotel for check-in. The day is free to explore independently with lunch on your own.


The Corinthia Hotel offers sweeping views of this historic city with its gorgeous skyline. Guest rooms include free WiFi, premium tea and coffee maker, mini-bar and every amenity you need for a comfortable stay. The hotel has an indoor pool, onsite dining and lounge, 24-hour room service, a spa, and gift shop.

Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant.

Overnight:  Corinthia Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 02: October 7, 2019 - Prague Cultural Exploration

Following breakfast, take a walk back through time as you explore the famous Castle District. Having evolved over 1100 years from the seat of medieval kings to the home of modern presidents, this part of the city is steeped in more than a thousand years of Bohemian history.


Your guide will take you across the river, with amazing views of Charles Bridge, the Castle and the Rudolfinum. Visit the Strahov Monastery, the highest point of the Castle hill. Visit Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) which was founded around 880 by prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid dynasty. Explore the vast castle courtyards, grounds and St. Vitus CathedralThe tour finishes at the castle gate facing the city - a great spot to keep exploring the Castle, Mala Strana or take the 10-minute walk back to Old Town Square. 

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant today during your explorations.


After lunch at a local restaurant, follow your guide around the grand Old Town Square, explore the atmospheric Jewish district and marvel at landmarks like the Astronomical Clock and the Tyn Cathedral. After strolling along the iconic Charles Bridge, hop aboard for a 45-minute cruise and tuck into a complimentary drink or ice cream as you glide beneath Strahov Hill and Prague Castle.


Dinner is on own this evening (own expense).

Overnight:  Corinthia Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 03: October 8, 2019 - Prague Cultural Exploration
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, explore the Jewish Quarter. A visit to Josefov will show you what remains of the old Jewish Quarter of Prague. Although much of it has been destroyed and built over by modern buildings, you can still get a feel for its past and visit the synagogues and cemetery overseen by the Jewish Museum. The Jewish population of Prague began to be persecuted during the Crusades and was eventually contained in a walled ghetto. Periods of relative prosperity and peace, with a certain degree of self-administration, alternated with oppression and horrific massacres. Ironically, the survival of much of the Old Quarter and many of the artifacts in the Jewish Museum's collection is due to the Nazis, who assembled the objects and marked out the sites for a museum of an 'extinct race'.

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant with the remainder of the day free to continue exploring on your own. You might opt to do some more shopping or visit a local spa where services can be purchased as desired (additional expense).


Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Corinthia Hotel (or similar)​
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: October 9, 2019 - Time to say goodbye

Depart today for your return to the U.S. and your connecting flights home. You will arrive the same day back in the U.S.​
Meals: Breakfast


Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.​​

You are invited to become part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a custom-designed introduction to Dental Health in Poland. Enjoy the unique culture and traditions of Eastern Europe while you spend time with the locals. Interact with professional counterparts to discuss issues of specific concern to the population of Poland including the influence of diet and other factors in the oral health of the population, the effect of the local diet in dental disease and efficacy of dental therapy programs. Meetings will be requested with the Polish Dental Society as well as with representatives from IndexMedica Dental Clinic (or similar) to focus on etiology of dental caries and periodontal disease among the population and the cultural habits which may affect oral health in the population. Visit a local university, such as the Medical University of Warsaw, to explore training for dentists and allied medical professionals in the region. Get to know the culture and local cuisine during a cooking lesson as you make traditional Polish dishes such as pierogi, kluski, schabowy, golabki, placki and gulasz. Learn also about Poland during Nazi occupation as you explore wartime landmarks like the former Jewish Ghetto and the Monument of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 on a comprehensive guided tour of the Polish capital.  A visit to UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is also included in this journey: a sobering yet critically important visit that will undoubtedly have a profound impact.

Optional Post Program Extension: Prague, Czech Republic

This will provide an opportunity to see some of the magical castle district, seat of medieval kings through the current President. Also explore Old Town Square and Old Jewish Quarter. Learn about their history and enjoy the gorgeous scenery while you explore the Czech Republic!

Poland: Warsaw & Kraków | 9 days | September 28- October 6, 2019 | $4,999

POST PROGRAM EXTENSION - PRAGUE

Corinthia Hotel