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Krakow - 4 nights

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KRAKOW PRESERVED

A cultural short break of Poland's old capital, its medieval Old Town, the royal castle, the Salt Mine, Auschwitz, Wadowice and Schindler's factory

Krakow lost its medieval position of Polish capital in 1609 and this consequent loss of importance restricted later development and allowed its ancient centre to remain unspoilt and largely spared the ravages of the Second World War. Much of the wealth of Krakow flowed from the 1,000 years of operation of the Wieliczka Salt Mines, whose salt sculptures are a unique feature of the underground caverns.

In the 20th century Poland suffered from both German and Communist occupation and a small area not far from Krakow juxtaposes two sites which could be said to represent the good and evil of this period. One is the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The other is Wadowice, birthplace of the late Pope John Paul II, who was for many a symbol against Communist rule. His birthplace is a museum. He also lived and studied in Krakow during the Nazi occupation and later became Bishop, and is now a Saint.

Oskar Schindler’s wartime factory is now an excellent museum which tells the tale of Krakow’s five years under Nazi occupation.

Key Features

Cultural Short Break
Jules Verne Sightseeing
4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guide
Historic Hotel Option
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 - 25

 

Special Event

Stained Glass Museum & Vodka/Liqueur Tasting

The stained Glass Workshop and Museum is a gem of Polish Art Nouveau. Enjoy a guided tour of this still functioning studio and watch the production. Tasting of four different vodkas/liqueurs.

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Krakow and transfer to your chosen hotel for a stay of four nights.

Day 2 Morning walking tour of Wawel Hill including the 16th century castle, its royal chambers and the cathedral followed by the Old Town including the church of St. Mary, St. Florian’s Gate, Cloth Hall and the main Market Square. Afternoon visit to the stained glass museum and tasting of four different vodkas/liqueurs. (B)

Day 3 Drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The tour of the museum, part of UNESCO, comprises both parts of the former concentration camp – Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Continue for a visit to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, founded by Mikołaj Zebrzydowski. (B)

Day 4 Morning orientation tour of the old Jewish district followed by Schindler’s Enamel Factory. The administrative buildings of this former metal item factory house the Nazi occupation exhibition. Afternoon excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest mines in Europe placed on the list of UNESCO in 1978. The mine opened in the 13th century, and produced table salt continuously until 2007. (B)

Day 5 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

This is a full itinerary with most visits on foot including 800 steps at the salt mine.

2020

Mondays
per person in a twin/double room
Hotel Wyspianski
easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
April 20 £875
May 11 £895
May 18 £845
June 8 £845
July 6 £825
August 3 £845
September 7 £875
September 21 £825
October 5 £845
November 2 £795

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Hotel Wyspianski
Single supplement £235
(Jul/Aug/Nov £195)

Accommodation Upgrades

Hotel Amadeus £125
Single supplement £325
(Jul/Aug/Nov £275)

Flight Options

British Airways from Heathrow £45
British Airways Club Europe from £225

easyJet from Bristol - nil
Ryanair from Manchester - nil

Extension Options

Extension - Warsaw Restored 
Polonia Palace Hotel
3 nights £495
(Jun/Jul/Aug/Oct/Nov £425)
Single supplement £225
(Jun/Jul/Aug/Oct/Nov £185)

Extra nights – Krakow
Hotel Wyspianski (per night) £50
Single supplement £40
Hotel Amadeus (per night) £75
Single supplement £65

Privately Guided

Add £125 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £150 
Arrival transfer add £45
Departure transfer add £45

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 4 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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