Torun, the capital of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian region of Poland boasts of many original Polish flavors. Its old recipes developed over many centuries are a real culinary treasure and one worth exploring. This capital of the central northern region of Poland is the birthplace of the world famous astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus as well as one of Poland's most iconic sweets - Torunskie Pierniki (the famous Toruń gingerbread)! Toruń is one of Poland's oldest cities. It received city rights in 1233 and in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth it was one of the largest and richest cities in the nation - a royal and Hanseatic city with autonomous political rights. Visiting Toruń we'll begin with a stroll through the Old Market Square, which holds numerous monuments, witnesses of the city's former glory and power. We'll also stop in for a visit to the Toruń gingerbread factory - the Kopernik Confectionary Factory - to discover the secrets of the city's famous sweets, a more than 700-year-old tradition! Our day will also include a tasting at one of the city's modern restaurants where we'll learn about and sample the region's culinary character both past and present.