Krakow Christmas Markets
- Escape to the charming city of Krakow and their Christmas Markets on this 4-night city break holiday.
- Stay near the city’s old town centre for easy access to some of Krakow’s top highlights.
- Be immersed in the history of the city on a half day walking tour with an expert guide.
- Take a full day excursion to Zakopane, a charming a resort town at the foot of the Tatras Mountains
- Enjoy plenty of free time to discover the city or go Christmas shopping with tips from our local guide.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Krakow
Take a city break with us and discover the Christmas markets of Krakow on this 3-night guided holiday. Krakow is a city alive with character and soul. As the former national capital of Poland, the city has a history encompassing more than a thousand years and is still a leading cultural centre. During our stay, we’ll enjoy a walking tour of the city that will take us to highlights like St. Mary's Church, one of the best examples of Polish Gothic architecture; the Wawel Cathedral, home to an impressive bell tower that boasts the 13 tonne Sigismund Bell; and the Royal Tombs, the final resting place of 10 Polish kings. We’ll also visit Zakopane, resort town located in the Tatrzanski National Park, which is renowned for its wooden architecture. We’ll also have plenty of leisure time to wander the pretty streets, visit local cafés and museums or shop for presents in the glittering Christmas Markets.
*Please consider that some locations featured on this holiday will involve walking on uneven surfaces, hills and steps. We invite you to contact us for any additional details required.
Activity Level: Easy
Travel to Poland
Arrive in Krakow
Upon arriving in Krakow, you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel.
Free Time at Leisure
You will have the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities in your hotel.
Guided City Tour of Krakow
Half day guided walking tour of Krakow with professional guide with entrances to Wawel Cathedral, Royal Tombs, Sigismond's Bell and St. Mary's Church included.
Free Time at Leisure
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.
At Leisure or Optional Excursion
Free Time 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. Spend time exploring glittering Christmas markets, eating Pierogi, drinking the luscious hot chocolate and wandering around the Cloth hall for last minute gifts. If you would like to visit Auschwitz or Wieliczka Salt Mines this can be pre booked, only one tour can be booked for your day of leisure. Auschwitz 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. Also popular, the Wieliczka Salt Mines (UNESCO Heritage Site), 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.
Optional Excursion - Salt Mines or Auschwitz
Only one tour can be pre booked Salt mines or Auschwitz on free day, these excursions are subject to availability.
Excursion to Zakopane
Today you will have a full day excursion to Zakopane a resort town at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Enjoy a short guided walk through its charming centre and take in the unique folk atmosphere and scenic landscape. The large market along Krupowki 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.
Check out of your hotel and travel to Krakow Airport, with guide assistance, for your return flight.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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