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Spirit of Krakow

5 days from £469*
Departing: June - October 2017
* Price shown: 02 October 2017 from Bristol - BRS
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Medieval glories and moving memories

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 Inclusions

  • Stay in the heart of Krakow
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Poland's stunning 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
  • Four nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in a centrally located, four-star hotel
  • Return flights to Krakow
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

Vibrant Krakow is not a museum piece, but a bustling, lived-in city. It's especially lively in the evening, when it offers an ever-widening choice of eateries, from traditional Polish, Russian, German, Lithuanian and Jewish to some of the latest 'foodie' fads and fashions.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Krakow, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your city-centre 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 Two

Discover 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 Three

Today 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 Four

Today 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 Five

Depending 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.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Bournemouth
Bournemouth 19 June 2017 £519
Bournemouth
Bournemouth 17 July 2017 £539
Bournemouth
Bournemouth 28 August 2017 £589
Bournemouth
Bournemouth 18 September 2017 £589
Bournemouth
Bournemouth 02 October 2017 £499
Bournemouth
Bournemouth 09 October 2017 £499
Bristol
Bristol 19 June 2017 £539
Bristol
Bristol 10 July 2017 £559
Bristol
Bristol 17 July 2017 £519
Bristol
Bristol 28 August 2017 £609
Bristol
Bristol 18 September 2017 £499
Bristol
Bristol 25 September 2017 £529
Bristol
Bristol 02 October 2017 £469
Bristol
Bristol 09 October 2017 £469
East Midlands
East Midlands 10 July 2017 £519
East Midlands
East Midlands 17 July 2017 £539
East Midlands
East Midlands 28 August 2017 £559
East Midlands
East Midlands 25 September 2017 £499
East Midlands
East Midlands 09 October 2017 £499
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 19 June 2017 £549
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 July 2017 £579
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 17 July 2017 £669
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 28 August 2017 £599
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 18 September 2017 £559
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 25 September 2017 £559
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 02 October 2017 £529
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 09 October 2017 £529
Liverpool
Liverpool 10 July 2017 £519
Liverpool
Liverpool 17 July 2017 £519
Liverpool
Liverpool 18 September 2017 £499
Liverpool
Liverpool 02 October 2017 £469
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 June 2017 £539
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 July 2017 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 July 2017 £609
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 28 August 2017 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 18 September 2017 £499
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 25 September 2017 £539
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 October 2017 £549
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 October 2017 £469
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 June 2017 £579
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 28 August 2017 £599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 September 2017 £589
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 25 September 2017 £589
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 October 2017 £549
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 October 2017 £549
London Stansted
London Stansted 19 June 2017 £489
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 July 2017 £519
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 July 2017 £519
London Stansted
London Stansted 28 August 2017 £509
London Stansted
London Stansted 18 September 2017 £499
London Stansted
London Stansted 25 September 2017 £499
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 October 2017 £469
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 October 2017 £469
Manchester
Manchester 19 June 2017 £559
Manchester
Manchester 10 July 2017 £549
Manchester
Manchester 17 July 2017 £549
Manchester
Manchester 28 August 2017 £569
Manchester
Manchester 18 September 2017 £529
Manchester
Manchester 25 September 2017 £529
Manchester
Manchester 02 October 2017 £509
Manchester
Manchester 09 October 2017 £509
Newcastle
Newcastle 19 June 2017 £579
Newcastle
Newcastle 28 August 2017 £599
Newcastle
Newcastle 18 September 2017 £589
Newcastle
Newcastle 25 September 2017 £589
Newcastle
Newcastle 02 October 2017 £549
Newcastle
Newcastle 09 October 2017 £549

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.

Hotel Galaxy ★★★★

Offering comfortable and modern accommodation in the centre of the city, this hotel is within walking distance of the old town.

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.

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.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.

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.

Special requirements

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.

Disabled access

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.

Itinerary changes

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.

Spirit of Krakow reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Spirit of KrakowScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 139 reviews
(8 out of 10)

RAYMOND

croydon Couple
Excellent venues and hotel and collection arrangements - thank you
Confirmed traveller: 14 April 2017
Published on: 23 April 2017
(9 out of 10)

CHRISTINE

Aylesbury Friends
The Galaxy Hotel is fab. The staff, the breakfasts, the facilities are excellent. We did think a hotel nearer to the centre of Krakow would have been more convenient but you can't have everything.
The trips,guides,coach driver were excellent and most informative.
We enjoyed the holiday immensely.
Our tour manager could have been more informative i.e. recommending places to eat etc.
Anyway on the whole I recommend this trip.
Confirmed traveller: 14 April 2017
Published on: 22 April 2017
(9 out of 10)

JOANNA

Brighton Couple
Fantastic holiday! Tour Manager Roger was excellent and our local tour guides Barbara and Anna were so good too.
We were just slightly disappointed that our flight home was so late, but apart from that and the brilliant hotel being so far out of town, we have nothing but admiration for the whole set up.
Thank you!
Confirmed traveller: 14 April 2017
Published on: 18 April 2017