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A perfect combination of sightseeing in Krakow with an active holidays in the Polish Tatra Mountains. Experience unique atmosphere of the former capital of Poland, its history and culture on every corner combined with visiting UNESCO-listed Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Then go to Zakopane to explore the beauty of Polish landscape during hiking in the Polish Tatra mountains.




The Best of Poland adventure - Krakow & Zakopane


Trip dates:

From April until October ON REQUEST

(please enquire for availability)


Duration:

5 days (4 nights)


Meeting point:

Krakow Airport (KRK)


Team size:

6-8 team members per group


TRIP PRICE: €399



High points of adventure:


KRAKOW:


  • City:

- the largest in Europe, UNESCO - listed Old Market Square

- St Mary’s church,

- Cloth Hall

- Townhall Tower

- Wawel Hill with Cathedral and Wawel Castle

- remains of medieval city walls with Barbican and St Florian Gate

- Schindler's Factory (optional)

- Jewish District Kazimierz

- St Francis Church

- Bishop’s Palace and "papal window” of John Paul II


  • UNESCO World Heritage sites:

- Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

- Wieliczka Salt Mine




ZAKOPANE:


  • Tatra Mountains:

- hiking to Morskie Oko – the most famous and largest lake in the Tatra Mountains

- hiking to Czarny Staw - 2nd deepest lake in Tatras, located on 1580 m above sea level (optional hike as a bit more demanding)

- cable car to the top of Kasprowy Wierch (1987m) - one of the most popular mountain peaks in Poland


  • Gubalowka Mountain – with amazing views of the Tatra Mountains


  • Krupowki boulevard – most popular pedestrian area with lots of shops and traditional mountain style restaurants




The price includes:


  • Return airport transfers from/to Krakow Airport
  • Quality accommodation in Krakow (2 nights) and Zakopane (2 nights) in en-suite double/twin rooms
  • Return transfers during the trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Zakopane and hiking start point in Tatra Mountains (all in air-conditioned, well-maintained vehicles with plenty of luggage space)
  • Krakow’s Old Town walking tour with an English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum with guided tour in English
  • Entrance fee to Wieliczka Salt Mine with guided tour in English
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Packed lunch during transfer between Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp and Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Zakopane walking tour with an English speaking guide
  • Return ticket for Kasprowy Wierch cable car
  • Entrance fee to the Tatra Mountain National Park (hiking to Morskie Oko lake)
  • VAT, local tourist taxes and parking fees
  • Standard travel insurance cover *
  • Dream Team staff members’ assistance and advice onsite




*We are obliged to provide basic travel insurance cover but please bear in mind that you should also have your own travel insurance policy with suitable cover for relevant activities as a condition of your booking


Not included:


  • Flights
  • Food, drinks and other personal expenses (unless otherwise specified)



OPTIONAL:

  • Tours in Krakow on your last day (if departing in the afternoon):

- Jewish Krakow walking tour with an English speaking guide (minimum 6 guests required)

- Schindler's Factory

- Main Square Underground


  • Return ticket for funicular ride to Gubalowka mountain
  • Katowice Airport (KAT) transfers (available on request - please contact us in advance)

Travel plan:

Day 1

Arrival at Krakow airport before 12:00. Transfer to the city center provided. Lunch time and check-in at the apartment.

Kraków’s Old Town walking tour during which you will be able to see such sites as Main Market Square with St Mary’s church, Cloth Hall and Townhall Tower, remains of medieval city walls with Barbican and St Florian Gate, St Francis Church, Bishop’s Palace and „papal window”, Wawel Hill with Cathedral and Wawel Castle

Free time to wander around the Old Town. Dinner / night out in one of Krakow’s bustling restaurants/pubs with amazing food and drinks


Day 2

Tour to the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. Visit the largest concentration camp organized by the German Nazi, find out about the horrors of the Holocaust, commemorate the victims of the cruel extermination and comprehend the value of freedom and peace.

Direct transfer to Wieliczka. Packed lunch boxes provided.

Descend into the amazing underground world of Wieliczka Salt Mine and marvel at salt statues, gorgeous chambers and chapels, underground lakes while listening to the wonderful music of Chopin. See the mining artifacts, various objects carved from salt when discovering this unique place.

Dinner / night out in one of Krakow’s pubs/clubs.


Day 3

Transfer to Zakopane – the winter capital of Poland. Lunch in a typical Polish highlander’s (goralska) style restaurant.

Zakopane walking tour with an English speaking guide during which you will get to know unique culture of Polish highlanders ("Gorale", wander around bustling Krupówki boulevard, marvel at panoramic views of the Tatra mountains and discover the wooden regional architecture of the resort.

Cable car to Kasprowy Wierch - one of the most popular mountains in Poland boasting wonderful views from 1987 m.

Stroll along Krupowki street or funicular ride to Gubalowka Mountain - known as one of the best Tatra Mountains viewpoints.

Dinner / night out in one of Zakopane's restaurants/pubs


Day 4

Hiking to Morskie Oko – the most famous and largest lake in the Tatra Mountains with breathtaking views, majestic mountains, crystal-clear water, peace and quietness of pure nature.

Lunch at Schronisko PTTK by the lake.

Hiking to Czarny Staw - 2nd deepest lake in Tatras, located on 1580 m above sea level from which amazing views over Morskie Oko open up (optional hike since it's a bit more demanding).

Evening out in Zakopane with yummy traditional food, local drinks and folk music.


Day 5

Return to Krakow.

In case of afternoon flight departure, free time to explore the city - optional tours available: Schindler’s Factory, Main Square Underground or Jewish Quarter

Transfer to Krakow airport (KRK).




* This is an example itinerary of a typical trip we organize. We reserve the right to change the order of visited attractions if and as required.

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Krakow has long been renowned as a cultural capital of Poland with well-preserved medieval architecture, rich cultural heritage and stormy history, traces of which can be found at Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum & Schindler’s Factory Museum.

Poland’s capital of winter sports and hiking Zakopane is less known abroad, while it remains one of the most popular destinations among the Poles. Located at the feet of the Tatra mountains, this resort draws millions of Poles that come to enjoy pure nature and staggering mountainous landscapes.

We decided to combine both: a buzzing city break and a mountain escape to create an unforgettable stay in Krakow!



  • On our Krakow sightseeing tour explore the old town with towering churches and Wawel - the Royal castle which served as residence of Polish kings for 6 centuries.

  • Commemorate victims of the Holocaust on our Krakow Auschwitz tour.

  • Enjoy Wieliczka salt mine tour by descending underground (135 m) and wandering along the corridors, chambers and rooms with sculptures made of salt.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Kazimierz - a Jewish district once associated with tragedy, then forgotten, and now packed with restaurants and bars.
  • Escape into the green heart of Poland - Zakopane with the Tatra mountains luring you into a hiking adventure.
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