Spirit Of Krakow
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW19358
- Travel Type: Air
4 nights. April 2019 - November 2019. From £489.00.
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Krakow is one of Europe's must-see 'new' destinations - one of only a handful of major Central European cities to survive the centuries unscathed. Our escorted break lifts the veil on this visual masterpiece, full of UNESCO-listed architectural treasures, and also pays a visit to the preserved remains of infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsFour nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in a centrally located hotel
A tour of Krakow
A visit to Auschwitz
Return flights from the UK to Krakow
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Stay in the heart of Krakow
Enjoy a guided tour of Poland's former Royal capital
Discover the great medieval square of Rynek Glowny
Wander the market stalls and galleries of the Sukkennice Cloth Hall
Don't miss the stunning Mariacki church
Take in Wawel Castle and its stunning riverside views
The historic Kazimierz district
Enjoy Krakow's vibrant cafe culture
Visit poignant, sobering Auschwitz-Birkenau
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly to Krakow, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. After check-in, head out to take your first look at this city that boasts the State Rooms of Wawel Castle, the stunning wooden altarpiece of the Mariacki church and the treasures of the Czartoryski Palace. Why not head to a cafe for hot chocolate, or to a local beer cellar to try the local brew?
Day 2Discover Krakow on our included guided walking tour. This seat of Polish kings was also the former home of much-loved Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (later Pope John Paul II). Admire the medieval and Renaissance splendour of the city's great central square, Rynek Glowny, and its centrepiece the Sukiennice (Cloth Hall).
Here, behind the many-arched facade, you'll find market stalls to browse, cafes where you can sit and relax, and even an art gallery on the upper floor.
Day 3Today we'll head to Auschwitz-Birkenau, 70km southwest of the city. On this harrowing and thought-provoking pilgrimage you'll tour the buildings of the death camp and gain a sense of the horrors of the "Final Solution".
Later we'll return to Krakow and you'll be free to explore. Visit the Kazimierz quarter - once the historic centre of Jewish culture in the city - or the 'Pharmacy under the Eagle' museum across the river in the Podgorze district - the cramped wartime ghetto.
Day 4Today you're free to discover more of the city's sights, or to join an optional excursion to see the vast underground chambers, full-sized chapel and stupendous concert hall of Wieliczka's astonishing salt mine. Find out about life in the mines at the on-site museum, and browse the subterranean gift shop and cafe before catching the lift back to the surface.
Day 5Depending on your flight time, you may have time to catch a final glimpse of the majestic city before we transfer you to the airport to check in for your flight home. Back to top
AccommodationNovotel Krakow City West
This comfortable hotel offers modern accommodation in a quiet area of Krakow. The city centre is easy to access on the local bus service, which leaves from just outside the hotel. Alternatively, it's a pleasant 30-45 minute walk to central sites such as Wavel Castle and Rynek Glowny (the main square).
The hotel's facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a restaurant offering Polish and international cuisine, and a lounge bar.
The guest rooms are spacious and modern, and each has satellite TV, a mini-bar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and Wi-Fi access.Hotel Logos
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.Q Hotel, Krakow
The Q Hotel offers modern, comfortable accommodation in the Bronowice district. The city centre is easily accessibly by local bus, while Wavel Castle and Rynek Glowny (the city's main square) are a 45- to 60-minute walk away.Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.
Combining hotel transfersWe 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.
Special requirementsIf 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.
Disabled accessThe 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.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, 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.
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Terms and conditionsThis offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays and river cruise only made between 14th and 18th February 2019 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (VAL10) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price at the time of booking (excluding holiday insurance if selected). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top