Weekend in Krakow
KRAKOW TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Come and explore the jewel of Polish culture on this long weekend in Krakow. Join other Solo Travellers on an amazing three night trip to this historic city. Explore the stunning Wawel Castle, admire the street art in the old Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz, take a trip deep into the depths of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and experience one of the most important lessons of modern European history at the Nazi’s most notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Along with the cheap eats and plentiful nightlife, this Krakow tour has something for everyone.
Wander the grounds of the stunning Wawel Castle
Go deep underground to explore the incredible Wieliczka Salt Mine
Travel to Auschwitz to learn of the Nazi atrocities during WWII
Day 1 – Arrive Krakow
Today is an arrival day, and there are no planned activities. Check-in at your hotel will be from 2pm. Dinner will be arranged for your first night in Krakow.
Day 2 – Krakow
After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Krakow. On the tour you will see the amazing Market Square, the largest of its kind in Europe, the Sukiennice Cloth Hall, St Mary’s Church, the Jagiellonian University and of course, Wawel Castle. From inside the castle grounds you will have magnificent views over the city. Dinner will be arranged for the evening.
Day 3 – Wieliczka Salt Mine / Auschwitz-Birkenau
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Wieliczka Salt Mine for a guided tour. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this salt mine is one of the most popular attractions in Krakow. The start of your tour will commence 65m underground, leading through rooms, passages and great chambers to depths of 135m. You will see the beautiful St Kinga’s Chapel, the mysterious underground lake, and the remarkable cathedral, carved completely out of salt. You are also welcome to lick the walls… After lunch you will be driven to begin your tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Experience one of the most memorable lessons of modern European history, as you are shown films, national memorials, the flower strewn ‘death wall’, the railway line and the remains of hundreds of barracks, at the Nazi’s most infamous concentration camp. Afterwards, you will be driven back to the city and dinner will be arranged for the evening.
Day 4 – Depart Krakow
After breakfast you will have some free time before you have to check-out of the hotel. We recommend wandering around the Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz, where you will get a taste for Jewish culture and see some fantastic street art to make the most of your last day in this fascinating city.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE KRAKOW TOUR
- Sharing a twin room at a three-star hotel with breakfast
- City tour of Krakow
- Tour to Auschwitz-Birkenau
- Tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine
- If travelling from the UK, please get in touch to check if flights included in our offer price
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved for the Krakow Tour on payment of a deposit of £150.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- As this trip includes booking of a low cost airline, this deposit is non refundable at any time.
- The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
Trip Type Cultural Group Size Between 12 – 16 Physical Rating Moderate Currency & Spending Money Polish Zloty / Spending £20 and upwards per day Hosts One of our hosts will meet you at the hotel when you arrive, and will be your main point of contact throughout the trip. Our hosts will organise dinners and anything else you might need, to ensure you have the best holiday. During the city tour and excursions, you will have experienced local guides; please ask them if you have any specific questions about the local area, restaurant recommendations, etc. Clothing The weather should be warm at this time of year but Poland can get cold so it’s advised to bring layers. You will also need comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking involved on this trip. Health You shouldn’t need any inoculations for travel to Poland, but it’s always good to seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations. Single Supplement £135 Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Poland before your departure date.
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