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Kraków – Best of Southern Poland

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Discover Cracow / 3 DAYS tour

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1569. The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland's second most important city. It began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was already being reported as a busy trading centre of Slavonic Europe in 965.
Services:
  • 2 x overnights in Best Western Old Town***
  • Transfer by 20 seater bus / according to the program
  • 2 x breakfast buffet
  • 3 course dinner at local restaurant located in Old Town
  • 2 course lunch at Jewish restaurant in Kazimierz district (live music)
  • 3 course dinner at hotel Best Western
  • 2 course menu at Wieliczka Restaurant – Karczma Górnicza
  • All day English speaking guide for three days
  • Entries to St. Mary Church, Wawel Cathedral, Sold Mine ‘Wieliczka’, Synagogue, Museum in Auschwitz

 

 

Day 1st

Kraków

Arrival at the airport in Cracow, meeting with bus driver. Transfer to hotel Best Western Old Town***. Check in. Pick-up from the hotel. Walking tour of Cracow : Market Square with Renaissance Cloth Hall, Gothic St. Mary’s Basilica and the historic center of Kraków, the former capital of Poland which is listed on UNESCO World Heritage List.

After sightseeing dinner at local restaurant located in the Old Town. Lodging at hotel.

Day 2nd

Kraków – Oświęcim – Kraków

Buffet breakfast at hotel. After breakfast departure to Oświęcim to visit Auschwitz -Birkenau museum, former nazi concentration camp, which is listed on UNESCO World Heritage List. The Auschwitz concentration camp complex was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by Nazi Germany in annexed Polish areas during World War II.  About 1 million Jews were exterminated there during World War II. At Auschwitz museum we have 3,5 hour long walk with a local guide. Next we drive back to Kraków.

Back to Kraków where we will visit Kazimierz quarter – a historical district of Kraków, best known for being home to a significant Jewish community from the 14th century on until the Holocaust in the Second World War.

We start at local Jewish restaurant, where we have lunch with live Jewish music. After lunch, we will visit Remuh synagogue, the Jewish cemetery and Podgórze Ghetto. After that, we return to hotel. Dinner in the hotel restaurant. Lodging at hotel.

Day 3

Kraków – Wieliczka – Kraków

After breakfast we visit Wieliczka. This Salt Mine, built in the 13th century, produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world’s oldest salt mines still in operation. From its beginning and throughout its existence, the Royal mine was run by the Żupy krakowskie Salt Mines. Commercial mining was discontinued in 1996 due to low salt prices and mine flooding.

Lunch at the underground at restaurant in Wieliczka Salt Mine.
Our last check point will be Wawel Hill , where we will visit the Wawel Cathedral. Next we will take a walk along the castle. Transfer to airport in Cracow. Flight back to home.

 

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