Travel to Poland
Upon arriving in Kraków, you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy a half day walking tour of the magical city of Kraków.
Here you will see the main square, visit St. Mary’s Church, and explore the Wawel Cathedral.
December in Krakow almost guarantees a white Christmas, so wrap up warm and head to the glittering Christmas Markets where stallholders sell a variety of different crafts, foods and Christmas decorations.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Krakow.
Today will be free for shopping and sightseeing of your own choice. Your guide will be happy to suggest places of interest to see and visit. If you would like to visit Auschwitz it is possible to arrange your own visit from Krakow (charges paid locally). This devastating place is where thousands of people were held and lost their lives during World war II. You will learn tales of former prisoners - including Anne and Otto Frank - see the gas chambers, and learn about how the camp was eventually liberated. Wieliczka Salt Mines (UNESCO Heritage Site) it is also possible to arrange your own visit from Krakow (charges paid locally), contain a labyrinth of underground tunnels all shaped by hand and cut out from the salt. There are altars and chapels, including the highlight, the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, where Mass is sometimes celebrated.
On the 25th of November, due to the lack of local Krakow Christmas markets, this departure includes a full day excursion to Zakopane a resort town at the foot of the Tatras Mountains.
Enjoy a short guided walk through its charming centre and take in the unique folk atmosphere and scenic landscape. The large market along Krópówki Street sells a variety of local crafts and products. You will have the afternoon at leisure to shop or further sight-see at your own pace before transferring back to your hotel in Krakow.
Depart your hotel to Kraków Airport for your return flight.