Krakow Christmas Markets
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW17422
- Travel Type: Air
3 nights. November - December 2018. From £389.00.
LOW DEPOSITS UNTIL 30th APRIL - JUST GBP79** PER PERSON
Join us in the ancient royal capital of Poland, where colourful Christmas markets, steeped in tradition, are held against the spectacular backdrop of one of the few European cities to have survived the centuries unscathed. Discover the city's great history, enjoy Krakow by night, and soak up the festive atmosphere on this unmissable seasonal break.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
A guided walking tour of Krakow
Free time to browse Krakow's Christmas markets
Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at your chosen hotel
Return flights to Poland
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
One piece of hold luggage per couple
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Arrive in Krakow and transfer to your hotel. Head out into the city this evening to explore your surroundings and wander through the central square, beautifully illuminated after nightfall. Sample some traditional cuisine and enjoy a drink in one of the many restaurants, bars and music clubs tucked away down its cellars and narrow alleyways.
Discover this seat of Polish kings on today's walking tour. The mesmerising medieval heart of the city is the stunning Rynek Glowny - Europe's largest square - lined with boutiques and cafes. Browse the wooden stalls of the Christmas market that surrounds the vast Sukkennice (Cloth Hall), itself a covered market, and see the traditional custom of Christmas crib-building at the Mariacki Church and Wawel Castle - two stunning examples of the city's Gothic architecture.
This afternoon, enjoy more of Krakow, or join our optional tour to see the vast underground chambers, full-sized chapel and stupendous concert hall of Wieliczka's astonishing salt mine.
Today you're free to discover more of the city's sights, and to revisit the markets. Alternatively, join our optional half-day excursion to UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau, where the buildings of the camp are left as they were discovered in 1944.
Transfer back to Krakow Airport for your return flight home.Back to top
Centrally located in the heart of Krakow, this hotel is just a short stroll from the famous old town square, and is close to a good selection of bars and restaurants.
The hotel has a traditional cellar restaurant where breakfast and evening meals are served.
All of the bedrooms have satellite TV, mini-bars, telephones and Wi-Fi.Hotel Galaxy
Offering comfortable and modern accommodation in the centre of the city, this hotel is within walking distance of the old town.
The hotel's amenities include a restaurant and a bar and lounge area, plus a spa and wellness centre with an indoor swimming pool.
All rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, mini bars, tea- and coffee-making facilities, telephones and Wi-Fi.Hotel Polonia
This historic hotel is set in the Old Town of Krakow, close to the main railway station and a 10-minute walk from The Cloth Hall in the Old Town Square.
The hotel's amenities include a restaurant and a bar and lounge area, a 24-hour reception and complimentary Wi-Fi.
All of the classically decorated bedrooms have air conditioning, flat-screen TV, telephones and Wi-Fi.Hotel Pollera
This historic hotel, founded in 1834, is located within the Old Town of Krakow. The Cloth Hall and Old Town Square are only a few minutes walk away.
The hotel's amenities include a restaurant, a 24-hour reception and complimentary Wi-Fi.
All of the bedrooms are classically decorated and have TV, radios, telephones and Wi-Fi.Kazimierz Hotel
This newly opened, centrally located hotel is a short stroll from the Old Town and famous Wawel Castle. It offers easy access to the city's historic heart, and is close to the Vistula River.
Among the hotel's amenities you will find a modern restaurant, a buffet breakfast room and a lobby bar.
The rooms are air-conditioned, and have Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safes and telephones.Back to top
European closing times
Shops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time to Krakow centre is 45 minutes from Krakow Airport, and 1 hour 30 minutes from Katowice Airport.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Please note that for two people travelling together on one booking, or a single traveler, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased at the time of booking at a cost of GBP30 per bag.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
**Low deposit of GBP79pp applies to new bookings made between 30th March and 30th April (inclusive) 2018 only.. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.Back to top